World Twenty20 2012 live: Super 8 schedule sets up exciting fixtures
T20 World Cup super 8 stage presents interesting matches as the world cup moves into its second round. The super 8 matches schedule includes the top two teams from groups A,B,C and D paired in two groups, Group 1 and 2. The next stage of the T20 World Cup begins tomorrow with two Group 1 matches.
The teams are paired in two groups for the super 8 matches in World Twenty 20 according to their standings in the initial group matches. The teams who topped their groups in the initial matches are paired in Group 2, which consists of Australia, South Africa, India and Pakistan. Group 1 consists of the teams who finished second in their groups which comprise of England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
The four teams in each group of the super 8 stage will play each other in the next round of World T20. The matches are evenly distributed in the super 8 schedule among the coming days with each team gaining rest for their next cricket match. Hosts Sri Lanka play West Indies in the opening match of the super 8 stage while defending champion, England will face New Zealand in the second match on September 27.
Group 2 sets up some interesting encounters with India taking on arch rivals Pakistan in the super 8 stage of the world cup. Australia will play South Africa in another match of the world cup. The super 8 schedule will give way to the top four teams for the semi-final contests starting from October 4.
The super 8 schedule suggests that ICC is taking no step-back in pairing the top teams together thus playing to the adage, “To be the best, you have to beat the best.” With the prolific players in each team finding form in the initial matches of the T20 World Cup, the matches are bound to become more exciting.
|09/27/12||Group 1 – Sri Lanka v New Zealand|
|09/27/12||Group 1 – England v West Indies|
|09/28/12||Group 2 – Pakistan v South Africa|
|09/28/12||Group 2 – Australia v India|
|09/29/12||Group 1 – England v New Zealand|
|09/29/12||Group 1 – Sri Lanka v West Indies|
|09/30/12||Group 2 – Australia v South Africa|
|09/30/12||Group 2 – India v Pakistan|
|10/01/12||Group 1 – New Zealand v West Indies|
|10/01/12||Group 1 – Sri Lanka v England|
|10/02/12||Group 2 – Australia v Pakistan|
|10/02/12||Group 2 – India v South Africa|
|10/04/12||1st Semi-Final (Super 8 Group-1 1 v Super 8 Group-2 2)|
|10/05/12||2nd Semi-Final (Super 8 Group-2 1 v Super 8 Group-1 2)|
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