The 16-nation event — to be held within the United Arab Emirates and Oman — will start on October 17 with Oman taking up Papua New Guinea within the opener adopted by a night match between Scotland and Bangladesh in spherical one of many competitors.
The highest two groups from each group A and group B within the first spherical will advance to the so-called Tremendous 12 stage, the place the sport’s heavyweight nations be a part of the event.
Australia will play South Africa and holders West Indies meet England in Group 1 matches on October 23 initially of the Tremendous 12, which is able to finally resolve the 4 semi-finalists.
England will tackle Australia in one other key conflict on October 30 in Dubai.
The matches might be held throughout 4 venues — the Dubai Worldwide Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Floor.
The ultimate might be in Dubai on November 14 with a reserve day saved apart on November 15.
In an announcement, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned that the 2 international locations will come head to head for the primary time for the reason that 2019 50-over World Cup fixture at Manchester.
On October 26, Pakistan — the champions of the 2009 version — will play Kane Williamson’s New Zealand on the historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium, earlier than returning to Dubai to play Afghanistan for the primary time in a T20 World Cup on October 29, the assertion mentioned.
Pakistan and Afghanistan have performed just one T20I in opposition to one another to this point which the previous gained in 2013, it added.
Of their final two matches of the Tremendous 12 stage, which is able to function the highest eight T20 groups and 4 groups who safe qualification from Spherical 1, Pakistan will play the runner up of Group A and winners of Group B on November 2 and seven on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, respectively.