Disney+ Hotstar to exclusively stream the warm-up matches of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

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Mumbai: T20 extravaganza takes center-stage as another edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup dawns over the horizon. Disney+ Hotstar will exclusively livestream all the warm-up matches of the top eight teams along with the main event matches which are slated to start from October 17. These warm-up matches promise to be a ‘battle before the battle’, a precursor for the fans, promising action-packed cricket and anticipation ahead of the Super 12 stage.

The warm-up fixtures amongst top eight teams will be played over 2 days, i.e. 18th and 20th October. Cricket fans can enjoy the non-India warm-up matches EXCLUSIVELY on Disney+ Hotstar and Team India’s warm-up games against England and Australia on October 18th at 7.30 PM IST and October 20th at 3:30 PM IST respectively will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports Network.

DateTime (IST)MatchCity
18th Oct3:30 PMAfghanistan v/s South AfricaAbu Dhabi
18th Oct3:30 PMPakistan v/s West IndiesDubai
18th Oct7:30 PMNew Zealand v/s AustraliaAbu Dhabi
18th Oct7:30 PMIndia v/s EnglandDubai
20th Oct3:30 PMEngland v/s New ZealandAbu Dhabi
20th Oct3:30 PMIndia v/s AustraliaDubai
20th Oct7:30 PMPakistan v/s South AfricaAbu Dhabi
20th Oct7:30 PMAfghanistan v/s West IndiesDubai

“ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is the pinnacle of international T20 cricket and in an industry first we will exclusively stream all the warm-up matches of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on our platform. In line with our strategy, Disney+ Hotstar continues to strengthen itself as the preferred digital destination for all the sporting action, constantly offering newer engagement opportunities to fulfill the growing appetite of the sports fanatics in India,” said Sunil Rayan, President and Head, Disney+ Hotstar India.

Post warm-up matches, India will begin their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai in a Super12 Group 2 stage clash on October 24th.

Disney+ Hotstar

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