The first round of the 2021 T20 World Cup concluded on Friday with Sri Lanka defeating the Netherlands by an innings and eight wickets. Sri Lanka, along with a surprise package, Namibia, advanced from Group A of the first round, while Bangladesh and Scotland advanced from Group B. The four teams will now compete in the Super 12s alongside the other top eight teams.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are in Group 1 with Australia, England, the West Indies, and South Africa, while Scotland and Namibia are in Group 2 with Pakistan, India, New Zealand, and Afghanistan.
The Super 12s stage of the mega event kicks off on Saturday, with powerhouses Australia and South Africa going head to head at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. Following the highly anticipated match, the defending champion West Indies will face current ODI World Champion England at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan’s first match of the competition will be against archrival India on October 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, while their final match of the Super 12s stage will be against Scotland on November 7 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.The Men in Green will be determined to win all five of their Super 12s matches and reach the competition’s semi-finals for the first time since the 2012 T20 World Cup.