21 Jan 2022, 15:58

Bangladesh drawn in tough group in Australia T20 World Cup

  DHAKA, Jan 21, 2022 (BSS)-Bangladesh were drawn in tough group in the next

T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from October 16-November 13.

   Like the previous two editions, Bangladesh this time won't have to play
the qualifying round, which is termed as first round. They will now directly
play the Super 12, where top eight teams including Bangladesh got direct
entry and four other teams will join from the first round. Two-time champions
West Indies and one-time champion Sri Lanka will play the first round this
time for an entry to the Super 12.

   In Super 12, Bangladesh however were drawn in Group 2 alongside
subcontinent rivals India, Pakistan and mighty South Africa. Two other teams
will join their group from the first round.

   The Group 1 comprised with defending champions and hosts Australia, New
Zealand, England and Afghanistan. Two other teams will join them from the
first round.

   Bangladesh will start their T20 World Cup mission, taking on the Group A
runners at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on October 24. They then face off South
Africa on October 27 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney before locking
horns with Group B winner at the Gabba in Brisbane on October 30. The Tigers
then take on India on November 2 and Pakistan on November 6 and both matches
will be held in Adelaide Oval.

   In the last World Cup in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2021, Bangladesh
had to qualify to Super 12 by playing the first round in which they lost to
Scotland before making the Super 12 with a win over Oman and Papua New
Guinea. But in the Super 12 phase, Bangladesh lost all of the five matches.

   Bangladesh's T20 World Cup fixture

   October 24: Bangladesh vs Group A runners-up, Hobart.

   October 27: Bangladesh vs South Africa, Sydney

   October 30: Bangladesh vs Group B winner, Brisbane

   November 2: Bangladesh vs India, Adelaide

   November 6: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Adelaide



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