India to face West Indies and South Africa in T20 World Cup warm-up matches
The Men in Blue will face Windies in Kolkata while South Africa in Mumbai before the commencement of the tournament
India will face the West Indies and South Africa in two warm-up matches ahead of the World Twenty20 cricket Championship, which bowls off in March.
Hosts India will face the world number one T20 side, the West Indies on March 10 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, according to the warm-up fixtures released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
India will play the second warm-up game against South Africa at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 12.
The West Indies will play another practice match at Eden Gardens against Australia on March 13.
The West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage of the T20 World Cup and will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.
The tournament will be staged across eight venues in India from 8 March to 3 April.
New Delhi and Mumbai will host the semi-finals on March 30 and 31, respectively, while Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the venue of the April 3 final.
Warm-up match schedule (men’s)
3 Mar – Zimbabwe v local side, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala (15h00); Ireland v Hong Kong*, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala (19h30)
4 Mar – Netherlands v local side, Sector-16, Mohali (15h00); Scotland v Oman*, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (19h30)
5 Mar – Ireland v Zimbabwe, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala (15h00); Bangladesh v Hong Kong*, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala (19h30)
6 Mar – Scotland v Netherlands, Sector-16, Mohali (15h00); Oman v Afghanistan*, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali (19h30)
10 Mar – New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (19h30); India v West Indies, Eden Gardens, Kolkata (19h30)
12 Mar – New Zealand v England, BKC, Mumbai (15h00); Pakistan v local side, JU, Kolkata (15h00); India v South Africa, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (19h30)
13 Mar – Australia v West Indies, Eden Gardens, Kolkata (19h30)
14 Mar – England v local side, BKC, Mumbai (15h00); Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Eden Gardens, Kolkata (15h00)
15 Mar – South Africa v local side, BKC, Mumbai (15h00)