Published:14 October 2021
For this year's T20 World Cup in the Middle East, Australia has been grouped with England, South Africa, and the West Indies, as well as two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers.
The ICC has announced the groupings for the men's 20-over tournament's seventh edition, which will feature two phases – the preliminary qualification round and the Super 12s.
Although Australia has won five 50-over World Cups, they have yet to win the ICC T20 World Cup. They advanced to the final of the 2010 T20 World Cup. Arch-rivals England, on the other hand, prevented them from winning the trophy.
Australia failed to qualify for the semifinals in the previous edition of the tournament. The organizers have put the Australians in a group containing the defending winners West Indies, 2016 runners-up England, and the dangerous South African team this year. India, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and Pakistan were in the same group as them.
Given Australia's recent struggles in T20I cricket, it shouldn't come as a surprise if they miss out on a place in the semifinals once more. The Australian team does not appear to be strong enough to compete with its Group 1 opponents.
The full schedule for the tournament, which will take place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to November 14, will be released later.
The matches will be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Muscat, the Omani capital.
Round 1 qualifiers
Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm)
Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)
Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm)
Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)
Scotland v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm)
Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (7:30 pm)
Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm)
Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)
Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm)
Oman v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)
Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (3:30 pm)
Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (7:30 pm)
Group 1 fixtures
Australia vs South Africa 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai
A1 vs B2 3:30 pm Sharjah
South Africa vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Dubai
England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Australia vs A1 – 7:30 pm Dubai
West Indies vs B2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah
South Africa vs A1 – 3:30 pm Sharjah
England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai
England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah
South Africa vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Australia vs B2 – 3:30 pm Dubai
West Indies vs A1 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Australia vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah
Group 2 fixtures
India vs Pakistan 7:30 pm Dubai
Afghanistan vs B1 7:30 pm Sharjah
Pakistan vs New Zealand 7:30 pm Sharjah
B1 vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 7:30 pm Dubai
Afghanistan vs A2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
India vs New Zealand – 7:30 pm Dubai
Pakistan vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
New Zealand vs B1 – 3:30 pm Dubai
India vs Afghanistan – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi
New Zealand vs A2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah
India vs B1 – 7:30 pm Dubai
New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
Pakistan vs B1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah
India vs A2 – 7:30 pm Dubai