To win in ICC tournaments, you will have to go through India: Darren Sammy on T20 World Cup 2021


The
first
round
kicks
off
on
October
17
in
Oman,
with
the
hosts
taking
on
Papua
New
Guinea
and
Bangladesh
playing
Scotland.
Group
A
consists
of
2014
champions
Sri
Lanka,
Ireland,
the
Netherlands,
and
Namibia,
while
Group
B
has
Bangladesh,
Scotland,
Papua
New
Guinea,
and
Oman.

The
top
two
teams
from
each
group
will
qualify
for
the
Super
12
stage.
The
Super
12s

round
two
of
the
tournament,
with
two
groups

will
begin
on
October
23.

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T20
World
Cup
2021
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Fixtures
of
All
Matches,
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Former
West
Indies
captain
Darren
Sammy

who
lifted
the
title
in
the
2016
T20
WC
in
India

while
speaking
on
Star
Sports
show

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Plan:
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T20
WC
Schedule

said
Team
India
is
going
to
pose
a
major
threat
to
all
the
teams
in
the
upcoming
competition
and
claimed
every
side
will
have
to
go
through
India
if
it
wants
to
progress
in
the
tournament.

“India
is
the
team
to
beat.
We
have
heard
Dinesh
Karthik
talk
about
it

the
experience,
their
T20
players
come
into
the
international
cricket
with,
whether
it
is
from
India’s
domestic
T20
cricket
or
the
IPL,
you
see
all
the
countries
go
there
and
get
the
experience.
Apart
from
the
World
Cup,
I
think
this
is
if
not,
the
most
pressure
situation
(tournament),
where
the
players
will
be
under
and
India
has
that
formula.

“In
2016,
when
we
left
our
homes,
me,
the
coach,
and
all
the
guys
said

in
order
to
win
this
tournament,
you
will
have
to
go
through
India.
Whatever
stage
it
is,
you
will
have
to
go
through
India,
whether
it
is
the
final,
the
semi-final,”
Sammy
said.

Speaking
about
the
marquee
event
getting
shifted
to
the
UAE
due
to
the
COVID-19
pandemic
situation
in
the
country,
Sammy
said
the
experience
of
playing
in
the
IPL
2021,
just
before
the
start
of
the
ICC
event
will
also
keep
Indian
players
in
good
stead.

“Yes,
it
(the
tournament)
has
shifted
to
the
UAE,
but
don’t
forget,
before
that,
all
the
Indian
players
would
have
completed
the
IPL
and
got
used
to
these
conditions.
It
is
not
surprising
to
me
that
the
Indian
cricket
board
chose
this
place,
at
this
time,
to
complete
the
IPL
and
it
will
also
benefit
the
other
teams.
But
you
will
have
to
go
through
India
in
any
tournament.
As
you
have
seen
in
the
last
few
ICC
tournaments,
whether
it
is
the
Test
Championship
or
ODI,
you
will
have
to
go
through
India
in
order
to
win,”
Sammy
added
further.

The
tournament
is
being
hosted
by
the
BCCI
in
the
UAE
and
Oman
since
a
third
wave
of
the
COVID-19
is
being
anticipated
at
that
time
of
the
tournament.
India
are
pitted
with
Pakistan,
Afghanistan,
and
New
Zealand
in
the
Group
stage.



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