New Zealand v Australia - ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final 2021
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 14: Aaron Finch of Australia lifts the ICC World T20 Trophy with teammates after the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final match between New Zealand and Australia at Dubai International Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
New Zealand v Australia - ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final 2021

International Cricket Council has announced a schedule of warm-up games ahead of the T20 World Cup.

All warm up matches will be split between Melbourne and Brisbane.

The qualifying teams' (who start their tournament earlier than those directly into the Super 12 stage) warm-up matches will be played in Melbourne, splitting the games across two grounds, Junction Oval and Melbourne Cricket Ground, between October 10 and 13.

On October 10, the United Arab Emirates and two-time champions West Indies will compete in the first warm-up at Junction Oval.

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Super 12 teams will play warm-up matches on two grounds in Brisbane, The Gabba and Allan Border Field. These matches will be played over two days, October 17 and 19.

The hosts, Australia, will kick off the warm-up games for Super 12 in a mega encounter against the Indian team at the Gabba on October 17.

The Australian team has a busy schedule before the T20 World Cup, playing a three-match T20I series against India and England and facing West Indies in a two-match series. Considering the workload, Australia has decided to play only one warm-up match.

The match against India will be the only warm-up game for Aaron Finch's Australian team. Aside from that, each team appears in two warm-up matches.

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Australia faced India in one of the warm-up matches before the start of the T20 World Cup 2021. Last time, India got better of Australia by winning the match by eight wickets.

The Indian side is playing two warm-up matches against Australia on October 17 and New Zealand on October 19 at the Gabba.

The four warm-up matches at The Gabba on October 17 and 19 will not be open to fans. However, the ICC's Global Broadcast Partner Star Sports, will broadcast them live.

The warm-up fixtures will not carry official T20 International status, meaning teams can play more than 11 players.

The T20 World Cup will kick off on October 16 with the clash between Sri Lanka and Namibia at Kardinia Park Stadium in Geelong.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 warm-up fixtures

October 10

West Indies v UAE, Junction Oval, 11 am

Scotland v Netherlands, Junction Oval, 3 pm

Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, MCG, 7 pm

October 11

Namibia v Ireland, MCG, 7 pm

October 12

West Indies v Netherlands, MCG, 7 pm

October 13

Zimbabwe v Namibia, Junction Oval, 11 am

Sri Lanka v Ireland, Junction Oval, 3 pm

Scotland v UAE, MCG, 7pm

October 17

Australia v India, The Gabba, 2 pm

New Zealand v South Africa, Allan Border Field, 2 pm

England v Pakistan, The Gabba, 6 pm

Afghanistan v Bangladesh, Allan Border Field, 6 pm

October 19

Afghanistan v Pakistan, The Gabba, 1 pm

Bangladesh v South Africa, Allan Border Field, 6 pm

New Zealand v India, The Gabba, 6 pm