India are confident of beating England in the first match. Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty and Ravindra Jadeja may be given a chance.
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, First Published Oct 20, 2021, 10:53 AM IST
Dubai: India will play their last warm-up match today ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup. The opponents are the mighty Australia. The match will be played at 3.30 pm at the Dubai ICC Academy Ground. India are confident of beating England in the first match. Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakraborty and Ravindra Jadeja may be given a chance.
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Australia had beaten New Zealand in the first match. India’s first match in the World Cup will be against Pakistan on Sunday. In today’s other warm-up matches, England will face New Zealand. The match will be played at 3.30 pm in Abu Dhabi. The Afghanistan-West Indies and Pakistan-South Africa matches will also be played today.
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Meanwhile, Namibia will face the Netherlands in the World Cup qualifiers at 3.30pm today. Sri Lanka will take on Ireland at 7.30 pm. Scotland came close to qualifying for the World Cup yesterday. Papua New Guinea beat New Guinea by 17 runs. This is their second consecutive victory.
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Another team in the group, Bangladesh, won their first match yesterday. Bangladesh defeated Oman. Each of these two teams has only one win. But Bangladesh lags behind in run rate. Oman can qualify if they beat Scotland in the next match. Bangladesh and Papua must overtake New Guinea.
Last Updated Oct 20, 2021, 10:53 AM IST