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India, Aussies warm up for West Indies

Published:Monday | January 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM

ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC):

World number one West Indies will face host nation India, along with Australia, in the warm-up round of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, which bowls off in March. The ICC recently unveiled the pre-tournament fixtures, showing the Windies matches - both to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The match against India will be on March 10, while the contest against the Aussies will be on March 13. No other official fixtures have been listed, leaving these matches key to the team's preparation for the March 8 to April 3 tournament.

West Indies have been drawn in Group One of the Super 10 stage of the T20 World Cup and will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.

Group Two will comprise India, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Australia and a qualifier advancing from the first round.