T20 WC Warm-up Matches 2021
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has started on October 17 with qualifiers, T20 WC Warm-up Matches followed by the main event, starting October 23 in UAE and Oman.
The top four teams from the qualifiers (Group A and B) will join India, West Indies, Australia, South Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, England, and New Zealand for Super 12s.
Before the start of Super 12s, the top eight teams, who are qualified for the main event, will play two warm-up games each. Details and schedule of T20 WC Warm-up Matches are as follows:
T20 WC Warm-up Matches Schedule
|18-Oct 2021||Afghanistan vs South Africa||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|18-Oct 2021||Pakistan vs West Indies||3:30 PM||Dubai|
|18-Oct 2021||New Zealand vs Australia||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|18-Oct 2021||India vs England||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|20-Oct 2021||England vs New Zealand||3:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|20-Oct 2021||India vs Australia||3:30 PM||Dubai|
|20-Oct 2021||Pakistan vs South Africa||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|20-Oct 2021||Afghanistan vs West Indies||7:30 PM||Dubai|
India vs England Warm-up Match
India beats England by 7 wickets
In the warm-up match against England, Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first. England bated and scored 188-5 in 20 overs.
India required 189 runs to win and both the openers Ishan Kishan and K L Rahul played aggressively from the beginning and India scored the required total (192-3) in 19 overs.
India won the match by 7 wickets, Ishan scored 70 runs whereas K L Rahul scored 51 runs.
|Jason Roy |
c Chahar b Shami
|Jos Buttler |
|Dawid Malan |
b Rahul Chahar
|Jonny Bairstow |
|Liam Livingstone |
|Moeen Ali |
|Chris Woakes |
|Total: 188-5 in 20 Overs|
West Indies vs Pak Warm-up Match
Pak beats West Indies by 7 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
In the warm-up match against Pakistan, Pollard won the toss and elected to bat first, WI scored 130-7 in 20 overs.
Pakistan required 131 runs to win Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman scored 50 and 46 runs respectively and won From the bowling side, Shaheen Shah Afridi took 3 whereas Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf took 2 wickets each.
Pakistan won the match by scoring 131-3 in the 16th over.
|Lendl Simmons |
c Rauf b Afridi
|Andre Fletcher |
|Chris Gayle |
|Roston Chase |
c Afridi b Wasim
|Shimron Hetmyer |
c Azam b Afridi
|Nicholas Pooran |
c Azam b Ali
|Kieron Pollard (c) |
|Hayden Walsh |
|Total: 130-7 in 20 Overs|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||4||0||41||2|
Afghanistan vs South Africa Warm-up Match
South Africa won the match by 41 runs
In a warm-up match against Afghanistan, South African captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and elected to bat first, and scored 145-5 in 20 overs.
Temba Bavuma scored 31 whereas Aiden Markram scored 46 runs. From the bowling side, Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 3 wickets.
Afghanistan was required to score 146 in 20 over at the rate of 7.25 runs per over but could only get 104-8 in 20 overs.
Tabraiz Shamsi took 3 wickets whereas Lungi Ngidi took 2 wickets.
|Temba Bavuma (c) |
c Shahzad b Nabi
|Quinton de Kock |
c & b Rahman
|Aiden Markram |
c Zadran b Naveen-ul-Haq
|Rassie van der Dussen |
c Janat b Rahman
|Heinrich Klaasen |
|David Miller |
|Dwaine Pretorius |
|Total: 145-5 in 20 Overs|
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||4||1||24||3|
India vs Australia Warm-up Match
The India vs Australia warm-up match was played on Wednesday (October 20), at 3:30 PM (IST). The toss happened at 3:00 PM (IST).
The warm-up match was telecasted on Star Sports 1/1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, 1 Telugu & 1 Kannada.
Disney+ Hotstar streamed all the warm-up matches of the top 8 teams.
India beats Australia by 9 wickets
Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first. Rohit Sharma captained the warm-up match and he mentioned at the toss that Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami were rested from the game.
While batting first Australia scored 152-5 in 20 overs, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell scored 57 and 37 runs respectively.
From bowling R Ashwin took 2 wickets and Bhuvi, Jadeja and Chahar took 1 wicket each.
India chased the required Total of 153 in 17.5 Overs by losing just 1 wicket and won the match against Australia by 9 wickets.
Rohit, Surya, and Rahul scored 60, 38, and 39 runs respectively.
|David Warner |
lbw b Ashwin
|Aaron Finch |
lbw b Jadeja
|Mitchell Marsh |
c Rohit b Ashwin
|Steve Smith |
c Rohit b Bhuvi
|Glenn Maxwell |
b Rahul Chahar
|Marcus Stoinis |
|Mathew Wade |
|Total: 104-8 in 20 Overs|