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Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2024 Journey: Key Dates & Matchups

Pakistan's T20 World Cup 2024 Journey: Key Dates & Matchups

The ninth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has kicked off, with the United States and West Indies jointly hosting the event. This year’s tournament boasts a record-breaking 20 teams, indicating the growing popularity and participation in the shortest format of the game.

Pakistan’s fixture for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup spans from June 6 to June 16, with the crucial semi-finals and finals slated for their respective dates. While the majority of the tournament will unfold in the Caribbean, 16 group stage matches of the 20-team tournament are scheduled to be held on American soil. Among these, a highly anticipated clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan is set to take place in Long Island, New York, marking a significant moment in the tournament.

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The schedule for Pakistan’s matches includes key encounters such as their opening match against the USA on Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Dallas, followed by a face-off against India on Sunday, June 9, 2024, in New York. Subsequent matches include fixtures against Canada on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, and Ireland on Sunday, June 16, 2024, both in New York and Florida, respectively.

With teams divided into four groups of five, where only the top two advance, smaller nations face an uphill battle to progress beyond the group stage. The group stage is expected to serve as a “weeding out” process, with the stronger teams likely to dominate.

The schedule for the qualifying teams after the group stage includes matchups such as A2 vs. D1 and B1 vs. C2 on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Antigua and St. Lucia, respectively. The following days feature matches like C1 vs. A1 and B2 vs. D2 on Thursday, June 20, 2024, in Barbados and Antigua, followed by further fixtures until Sunday, June 23, 2024, determining the semi-finalists.

The semi-finals are set to take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Trinidad and Tobago, with the first phase of the match kicking off at 10:30 AM local time, while the second phase will be hosted in Guyana at 08:30 PM local time. The ultimate showdown, the Final, is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2024, in Barbados, with the match commencing at 10:00 AM local time, concluding the thrilling tournament.