West Indies in tough T20 World Cup draw

West Indies players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Twenty20 cricket tournament final against England in Kolkata, India on 03/04/2016.
REUTERS/Adnan Abidi, file
Defending ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup champions has been drawn alongside England, Australia and South Africa for this year’s edition of the tournament which takes place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, from Oct. 17 to Nov. 14.
The West Indies was pooled in Group 1 of the Super 12s and will be joined by two qualifiers from Round 1 of the competition. Group II will comprise former champions India, Pakistan,  New Zealand. Afghanistan, and the other two qualifiers from Round 1.
 Eight teams will contest the first round including automatic qualifiers Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh with the remaining six who booked their spots through the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia join Sri Lanka in Group A, while Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland will face Bangladesh in Group B.
As part of the build up to the event, the West Indies has been engaged in an extended run of 15 Twenty20 International fixtures in the Caribbean.
The venue for the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2021 include the Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground.

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