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Five most crucial First Round matches of the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup according to ICC | CBTF

The highest governing body of the game i.e. the International Cricket Council prepares a schedule for the test playing countries according to which all of them have to play at least two bilateral series (One at home and one away) against each other over a period of 10 years. That schedule is called the Future Tour Program or FTP in short. Two is the minimum number. If the boards of the countries reach an agreement, they can play more than two bilateral series as well in 10 years, but they need to play at least two. 

Here we have made available the FTP schedule of each and every test playing nation for you. We have got a dropdown bar below. You just have to pick the country of your choice from that dropdown bar and a list will appear in front of you which will have the schedule of the upcoming bilateral series of that country. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most crucial matches of the 2022 T20 World Cup according to ICC Website

  1. Sri Lanka and Namibia – Sunday, October 16 – Geelong 

The two countries met in last year’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup as their first match, and this time also the match between the two countries will be held as the opening match of the tournament.

There is no doubt that the Sri Lankan team, who were crowned Asian champions last month, will face a big challenge from Namibia.

  1. West Indies and Scotland – Monday, October 17 – Hobart

There is no doubt that Scotland will still be haunted by the memories of their defeat to the West Indies in the 2019 ODI World Cup qualifiers.

After that meeting, this will be the first time that the two countries will meet each other again on the international cricket field. In this match, Scotland will try to give the fans a chance to enjoy an exciting match by playing their best against a washed-out West Indies team.

The Hobart pitch will be one of Scotland’s favorites, and they can’t forget their great win over Bangladesh in their first match of the last World Cup.

Indian FTPs are anxious that the aristocratic Border-Gavaskar Trophy has now turned into a five-test series, which was earlier a four-test event. India will tour to play the five-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2024-25. Besides India will also be joining the five-test match event with England in the following program FTP beforehand 2024. For now, the T20I attachment has been converted into a five-match format to fulfill the publication request.

Team India is also under the scheme to tour West Indies for each and all arrangements trips in July-Aug 2024. These teams will participate in two tests, many ODIs along with 3 T20Is. In additionally according to Cricket FTPs announced by the International Cricket Council, for the two-sided event if the team doesn’t desire to tour a specific nation caused of security reasons then the discussion between reciprocally of the individual board, that it could be moved to a common stadium, for example, the United Arab Emirates, or other nation where the team found the better space.

  1. Netherlands v Namibia – Tuesday, October 18 – Geelong 

The victory in this match will be essential if the Namibian team, who won in the last year’s World Cup match against each other, are to qualify for entry into the top 12 teams this year.

Also, David Wiese, who performed his duties well last year, and their main batting trump cards Erasmus and JJ Smit will bear more burden in this match.

The Dutch players will have to give their best in Geelong if they are not to repeat what happened last year.

  1. Ireland and Scotland – Wednesday, October 19 – Hobart (H3)

Here you will be able to witness a crucial match between two teams representing Europe who know each other very well.

Ireland leads 7-3 (2 draws, 1 draw) in the previous 13 matches between the two countries, and they come into the tournament after a good performance against Afghanistan at home.

Also, Ireland, who was thrown out in the first round of the tournament last year, will not allow the same mistake to happen again this time.

  1. Scotland v Zimbabwe – Friday, October 21 – Hobart

A decisive match will be held between the Zimbabwe team, which lost the mandate to participate in the World Cup last year due to the ban imposed by the ICC, and Scotland, who are hoping to advance from the preliminary round this time, just like last year.

Under the new coach Dave Houghton, there is no doubt that the last hope of the Zimbabwe team entering the tournament is to be selected among the top 12 teams. Zimbabwe won the 2021 T20 series against Scotland and the 2016 World Cup before that.

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