Indian women to open its campaign at ICC T20 WC against Australia
The Indian women's cricket team will open its campaign at next year's Twenty20 Word Cup against defending champion Australia on February 21 in Sydney. The ICC Women's T20 World Cup will take place in Australia from February 21 to March 8 next year and the sport's world governing body released the fixtures for the big event on Tuesday.
The warm-up matches will take place from February 15 to 20 in Adelaide and Brisbane, before the tournament takes place across Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne. After the clash against the home side, the Indian women will travel to Perth to take on a yet-to-be-decided qualifier on February 24, followed by a clash against New Zealand on February 27 in Melbourne.
At the same venue, the Indians will wind up their round-robin engagements with a match against Sri Lanka. The semifinals are scheduled to be held on March 5 in Sydney while the summit clash has been kept for March 8 in Melbourne.
24 February, 2020: Australia v Sri Lanka, WACA Perth; India v Qualifier 1, WACA Perth (7.00pm) 26 February, 2020: England v Qualifier 2, Manuka Oval, Canberra; Windies v Pakistan, Manuka Oval, Canberra
27 February, 2020: India v New Zealand, Junction Oval, Melbourne; Australia v Qualifier 1, Manuka Oval, Canberra 28 February, 2020: South Africa v Qualifier 2, Manuka Oval, Canberra; England v Pakistan, Manuka Oval, Canberra
29 February, 2020: India v Sri Lanka, Junction Oval, Melbourne; South Africa v Pakistan, Spotless Stadium, Sydney. 1 March, 2020: South Africa v Pakistan, Spotless Stadium, Sydney; England v Windies, Spotless Stadium, Sydney
2 March, 2020: Sri Lanka v Qualifier 1, Junction Oval, Melbourne; Australia v New Zealand, Junction Oval, Melbourne 3 March, 2020: Pakistan v Qualifier 2, Spotless Stadium, Sydney; Windies v South Africa, Spotless Stadium, Sydney
5 March, 2020: Semifinal 1, SCG, Sydney; Semifinal 2, SCG, Sydney 8 March, 2020: Final, MCG, Melbourne.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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