The T20 World Cup in 2021 will be hosted in the United Arab Emirates in the months of October and November (UAE). And the Indian team, captained by Virat Kohli, is one of the favourites to win the T20 World Cup. On the 24th of October 2021, India will begin their campaign in the 2021 T20 World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan, but Kohli and his team will also play a handful of practice matches before that. India will play two warm-up matches, one against England and the other against Australia.
The match against England will take place on October 18, 2021, while the match against the Kangaroos will take place on October 20, 2021. The same was also confirmed by sources. “Yes, India will play England and Australia in warm-up games, which will be shown on Star,” a source said.
In the maiden edition of the T20 World Cup, held in 2007, the Indian cricket team came out victorious. In South Africa, the then-MS Dhoni-led Indian team made history by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the tournament’s final match.
Since 2007, India has not won the T20 World Cup
The last time India came close to winning the T20 World Cup was in 2014 when they reached the final of the competition. The ‘Men in Blue’ were then defeated by a tenacious Sri Lankan team by six wickets.
In the previous edition of the T20 World Cup, held in 2016, India was eliminated from the competition in the semifinal stage by the West Indies. India batted first in a high-scoring match and recorded a total of 192/2 on the board.
The West Indies, on the other hand, chased down India’s huge mark with seven wickets and two balls to spare. On that day, Lendl Simmons was the wrecker-in-chief for the West Indies with the willow, hitting a ferocious 82* off just 51 deliveries. The West Indies are presently the defending T20 World Cup winners.