T20 World Cup: England to face West Indies in opening game
England will face defending champions West Indies in their opening game of the men’s T20 World Cup – a repeat of the 2016 final.
England, hoping to add the T20 title to their 50-over World Cup, meet West Indies in the Super 12s on 23 October.
They then play Australia on 30 October and South Africa on 6 November.
They will also face two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers for the Super 12 group – possibly Ireland and Scotland.
Scotland are in qualifying Group B and will face Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Oman in round one of the tournament.
Ireland will face Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Namibia in Group A of the initial qualifying stage, with the top two sides from each group progressing to the semi-finals.
In one of the biggest games of the Super 12 group stage India face neighbours Pakistan on 24 October in Dubai.
|Group 1||Group 2|
|South Africa||New Zealand|
|Winner Group A||Winner Group B|
|Runner-up Group B||Runner-up Group A|