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Equinox
August 18, 2012, 08:15 AM
With just one-month to go before the start of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule of men’s and women’s warm-up matches which will be played in the lead up to the event proper.

The fourth edition of the event, the first to take place in the subcontinent, will be staged from 18 September to 7 October. The event begins for the men on 18 September and 26 September for the women. The men’s competition will be staged in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekelle while the women’s group stage will be played in Galle.

However, Colombo alone will host the warm-up matches for both the men and women. The men’s warm-up matches will be played from 13 to 17 September and women’s matches on 22 and 23 September.

Host Sri Lanka will play warm-up matches against the West Indies and India at NCC ground and P.Sara Oval on 13 and 15 September, respectively while defending champion England’s warm-up matches are against Australia and Pakistan at the NCC Ground and P.Sara Oval on 17 and 19 September, respectively.

In the feature warm-up match, Asian rivals and former champions India and Pakistan will go head to head at R.Premadasa Stadium on Monday, 17 September. This match will start at 1400 (Colombo time) and will be the only warm-up game which will be covered live by ICC’s broadcast partner ESPN STAR Sports.

Men’s

13 Sep – Ireland v Zimbabwe (0930-1300), Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo

13 Sep – Sri Lanka v West Indies (0930-1300), NCC, Colombo

15 Sep – Afghanistan v Sri Lanka A (0930-1300), Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo

15 Sep – Australia v New Zealand (0930-1300), NCC, Colombo

15 Sep – Bangladesh v Zimbabwe (0930-1300), Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo

15 Sep – India v Sri Lanka (0930-1300), P.Sara Oval, Colombo

17 Sep – Australia v England (0930-1300), NCC, Colombo

17 Sep – Bangladesh v Ireland (0930-1300), Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo

17 Sep – New Zealand v South Africa (0930-1300), Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo

17 Sep – Afghanistan v West Indies (1400-1730), P.Sara Oval, Colombo

17 Sep – India v Pakistan (1400-1730), R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

19 Sep – England v Pakistan (0930-1300), P.Sara Oval, Colombo
We get Zimbabwe and Ireland.

Ajfar
August 18, 2012, 11:02 AM
I would have preferred 1 of the G8 nations since we just played these 2 teams, but I guess it is what it is. If we can win both of the games it might be good for us, going into the main event on a high note.

Rabz
August 18, 2012, 02:48 PM
What now ?? They are scared of us ??
The G8 plays amongst themselves and leaves us to play against opponents we just faced last couple of months !!
Infact, BD, zim and Ireland only plays against each other !!

Kono luv nai mama, kono luv nai.
Dhora tomra khaibai amarder haate InshAllah.

PoorFan
August 18, 2012, 03:58 PM
Maybe its because Bangladesh was behind Ireland/Zimbo in the ranking back then. See how/why Afganistan playing against West Indies.

Kohli_Sox
August 18, 2012, 04:12 PM
Pro: We might win these two WU matches and go into World Cup with confidence under our belt
Con: Might not be ideal preparation; would have been better if we played against Aus/SAf

Roni_uk
August 19, 2012, 06:05 PM
Zimbabwe and Ireland? Man why do we keep getting teams who are difficult to beat :(

playmaker
August 22, 2012, 03:30 AM
it will be good practice for the boys. Afterall, this is WARM UP and im pretty sure both Irish and Zim will play to their full potential as well :up:

Isnaad
August 22, 2012, 03:43 AM
You have got to be kidding me! We just played these two teams! :smh:

Naimul_Hd
September 13, 2012, 03:43 AM
In today's warm up game, Ireland beat Zim ! :)

Ireland 181/5 (20/20 ov)
Zimbabwe 127/8 (20.0/20 ov)


Ireland won by 54 runs

In the 2nd WU match, WI was thrashed by SL. Gayle did not play though.

West Indies 132/6 (20/20 ov)
Sri Lanka 135/1 (15.4/20 ov)

Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)

Gowza
September 13, 2012, 04:06 AM
wow convincing by ireland and SL.

zinatf
September 13, 2012, 04:22 AM
SL beats WI :eek: where is Ghayel?!?!

Sovik
September 17, 2012, 04:32 AM
Cricbuzz is not covering Windies Afghanistan match. What's the story with Gayle? Is he playing today?

Gowza
September 17, 2012, 04:41 AM
rohit and virat have put up 91 runs so far.

Gowza
September 17, 2012, 04:43 AM
kohli on 50* now, sharma 49*. 98 run partnership.

simon
September 17, 2012, 04:44 AM
omygod Kohli

let's see what Hajmola does. :D

Gowza
September 17, 2012, 04:45 AM
sharma gets to his 50

simon
September 17, 2012, 04:47 AM
Take Zat Hajmola :lol:

Gowza
September 17, 2012, 04:48 AM
this kohli kid is ridiculous, if he's this good now imagine how good he will be 5+ years down the track.

simon
September 17, 2012, 04:52 AM
Sami :lol: comes with a beamer and then a :six: from K:notworthy:heli

Gowza
September 17, 2012, 04:54 AM
sharma bowled by ajmal, departs for 56. great partnership with kohli.

simon
September 17, 2012, 04:57 AM
very good over by Hajmola
Take Zat me :-|

Gowza
September 17, 2012, 04:57 AM
kohli to face the last over.

simon
September 17, 2012, 05:27 AM
man,Kohli with his batting & fielding is like 60% of Ind team.

Rifat H
September 17, 2012, 06:07 AM
Pakistan needs 100 from 51 balls

Rifat H
September 17, 2012, 06:09 AM
Much better batting by NZ against SA

Sovik
September 17, 2012, 06:29 AM
Gayle scored a fifty, unbeaten. Good win by the Windies.