T20 World Cup: Necessary For India To Play Pakistan In Early Levels Of Match, Says Gautam Gambhir

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India will start their T20 World Cup marketing campaign towards Pakistan on October 24.© AFP

India and Pakistan will face off within the ICC T20 World Cup on October 24 in a group-stage encounter, the worldwide physique introduced on Tuesday. Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes it can assist because the Indian workforce can then give attention to the remaining match. Talking on Star Sports activities present Sport Plan: ICC T20 WC Schedule, Gambhir highlighted the significance of clashing with Pakistan within the preliminary levels of the match. “In 2007 as effectively, once we went on to win the World Cup, our first recreation was towards Scotland, which was washed out, however then virtually, our first recreation was towards Pakistan. And that’s precisely what I discussed, you will need to play Pakistan within the early levels of the match as a result of what occurs is — you do not need to hold enthusiastic about Pakistan — you possibly can end it off initially and focus on your complete match, and it’s precisely the identical for the followers and the nation as effectively.”

“Regardless of what the result’s, I’m actually pleased for each the nations that they will play towards one another within the preliminary levels.”

The ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman will get underway from October 17, with the ultimate to be performed in Dubai on November 14.

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The match will start with the Spherical 1 Group B encounter between hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 17, with Scotland and Bangladesh, the opposite groups in Group B, clashing within the night match.

Eire, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, and Namibia — making up Group A — shall be in motion in Abu Dhabi the following day, with Spherical 1 matches operating until October 22. The highest two groups in every group will proceed to the Tremendous 12 stage of the match, starting on October 23.

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