Australia v South Africa and West Indies v England to be performed on the opening day of the Super 12 spherical.
The Super 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 below manner within the afternoon.
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Scotland and shock package deal Namibia have joined the world’s prime 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 12 months whereas, in 2020, he made simply 186 runs.
“I’m backing Dave’s [Warner] ability. I’m backing his judgement,” mentioned Australia skipper Aaron Finch. “I believe, if you happen to take a look at his World Cup historical past, he’s simply bloody good. Would he have preferred extra runs? Absolutely. Everyone would really like extra runs on a regular basis.
“He’s one of the greatest players that Australia has ever produced, and I’ve got no doubts that come Game 1 he’ll be up and firing and ready to go.”
Warner has scored extra runs in T20s in opposition to South Africa than another 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 12 months, and former captain Faf du Plessis, who was obtainable however not chosen.
However, the crew is on a streak of seven successive T20 worldwide wins, encompassing sequence victories in opposition to West Indies, Ireland and Sri Lanka – all achieved away from home.
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 team, we actually saw it last night and it brought goosebumps back to us,” mentioned 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 offer West Indies their second T20 World title.
“For us to be in that situation and get over the line, it shows the never-say-die attitude. As a team, we look forward to trying to replicate winning the entire tournament. Those sorts of moments stick with us.”
England captain Eoin Morgan mentioned there will probably be no scars from that loss as his crew attempt to add the T20 world crown to the 50-over World Cup they gained below his management two years in the past.
“I think if there were scars we would have lost a lot of players who wouldn’t have progressed like they have done over the last four or five years,” insisted Morgan.
The prime 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.