England draw India

September 22, 2011 at 11:19 am Leave a comment


England have been drawn in the same group as India in the 2012 Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. The preliminary group will involve a qualifying team which will make up the trio of sides in Group A.

Andy Flower’s team will be defending their world crown that they picked up in the West Indies in 2010 when they beat Australia in the final. Those following the cricket betting will be keeping a close eye on their preparations.

The tournament gets underway on September 17 and the final will take place on October 7 at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombia.

Australia and West Indies have been drawn together along with a qualifier in Group B. The hosts Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe make up Group C, whilst Pakistan, New Zealand and Bangladesh are in Group D.

The top two from each group will qualify for the Super Eights. This will also be played in a pool format, where the eight teams will be split into two pools of four. The top two from each group will then take part in the semi-finals. Fans of Betfair will be expecting England to make it that far.

A qualifying tournament to determine the two non-test playing nations will take place next year in March in the United Arab Emirates. Two teams will progress from this and book a place at the finals.

Sri Lanka will be only the fourth nation to host the two-yearly tournament that first took place in 2007. ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgart is confident next year’s event will just be as good as those in previous years.

He said: “Nothing beats nation-versus-nation contests and when these battles take place in the newest, sharpest and quickest form of the game, you can feel the excitement in fans.”

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