West Indies, the world number one team and 2012 world champions, will face host nation India along with Australia in the warm-up round of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship, which starts in March.

The Caribbean men returned to the summit of the ICC T20 rankings last week after reigning world champions Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand in a two-match series.

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 is slated for March 13. No other official fixtures have been listed, leaving these matches key to the team’s preparation for the March 8th to April 3rd tournament.

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 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 2 will comprise India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Australia and a qualifier advancing from the first round.



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