Australia v South Africa and West Indies v England to be performed on the opening day of the Tremendous 12 spherical.
The Tremendous 12 spherical of cricket’s T20 World Cup begins within the United Arab Emirates on Saturday with holders West Indies taking over 2016 runners-up England within the night match after Australia and South Africa, each chasing their first T20 World title, get the stage underneath method within the afternoon.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Scotland and shock package deal Namibia have joined the world’s high eight groups within the second spherical, with the 12 groups divided into two teams.
Australia will look to David Warner to get them off to a flying begin. A confirmed match-winner, Warner has endured a depressing time within the format just lately. He was dropped by his Sunrisers Hyderabad crew on the just lately concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) championship, additionally performed within the UAE.
Warner has not performed a world T20 this yr whereas, in 2020, he made simply 186 runs.
“I’m backing Dave’s [Warner] means. I’m backing his judgement,” stated Australia skipper Aaron Finch. “I believe, if you happen to have a look at his World Cup historical past, he’s simply bloody good. Would he have appreciated extra runs? Completely. Everybody would really like extra runs on a regular basis.
“He’s one of many best gamers that Australia has ever produced, and I’ve received no doubts that come Recreation 1 he’ll be up and firing and able to go.”
Warner has scored extra runs in T20s in opposition to South Africa than some other nation with 457 from 14 matches. His common is a commendable 35.35.
South Africa are with out AB de Villiers, who confirmed his retirement from worldwide cricket earlier within the yr, and former captain Faf du Plessis, who was out there however not chosen.
Nonetheless, the crew is on a streak of seven successive T20 worldwide wins, encompassing collection victories in opposition to West Indies, Eire and Sri Lanka – all achieved away from residence.
West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard, in the meantime, has revealed that his crew has been watching footage of the dramatic 2016 T20 World Cup success.
“As a crew, we really noticed it final night time and it introduced goosebumps again to us,” stated Pollard of the well-known win over England 5 years in the past.
England have been on the point of victory in Kolkata just for Carlos Brathwaite to hit 4 sixes in a row off Ben Stokes within the final over to present West Indies their second T20 World title.
“For us to be in that scenario and recover from the road, it reveals the never-say-die angle. As a crew, we sit up for attempting to copy successful your complete match. These kinds of moments stick to us.”
England captain Eoin Morgan stated there can be no scars from that loss as his crew attempt to add the T20 international crown to the 50-over World Cup they gained underneath his management two years in the past.
“I believe if there have been scars we might have misplaced quite a lot of gamers who wouldn’t have progressed like they’ve carried out over the past 4 or 5 years,” insisted Morgan.
The highest two groups from every group will progress to the semi-finals that happen on November 10 and 11.
The ultimate is in Dubai on November 14.