ICC ODI World Cup: India to play warm-up games against England and Netherlands | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The ICC introduced on Wednesday that India will play two official warm-up matches towards England and the Netherlands earlier than their ODI World Cup opener towards Australia.
India will play reigning champion England within the first warm-up sport on September 30 on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, earlier than travelling to Thiruvananthapuram to play the Netherlands on October 3.
The official warm-up matches for all ten nations will probably be held in three areas: Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram, and Hyderabad, previous to the World Cup begin between New Zealand and England on October 5 in Ahmedabad.

“The ten groups will every play two official 50-over contests in the course of the week main as much as the beginning of the World Cup on October 5, with matches to be held in three totally different cities throughout India,” the ICC stated in a launch.
“The matches will probably be held in Guwahati, Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram between Friday 29 September and Tuesday 3 October and can present groups with the right alternative to acclimatise to the situations they’re anticipated to face in the course of the World Cup.”
All matches within the warm-up spherical will probably be a day-night contest.
“All video games will begin at 2:00pm IST and groups will probably be allowed to subject all members of their 15-player squads in the course of the matches,” the ICC stated.

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September 29: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Guwahati), South Africa vs Afghanistan, (Thiruvananthapuram) and New Zealand vs Pakistan (Hyderabad).
September 30: India vs England (Guwahati), Australia vs Netherlands (Thiruvananthapuram).
October 2: England vs Bangladesh (Guwahati), New Zealand vs South Africa (Thiruvananthapuram).
October 3: India vs Netherlands (Thiruvananthapuram), Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka (Guwahati), Pakistan vs Australia (Hyderabad).
(With inputs from PTI)

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