Proteas to face Australia in T20 World Cup opener

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Proteas T20 captain Temba Bavuma.
Proteas T20 captain Temba Bavuma.
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The Proteas will open their campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia in the first game of the Super 12 stage at the Abu Dhabi International Cricket Stadium on October 23, it was confirmed on Tuesday as the International Cricket Council unveiled the schedule of the 16-team event.

The South Africans are grouped with England, Australia and the West Indies along with two yet-to-be-determined qualifiers from Round 1 for this year’s World Cup.

South Africa will play West Indies on October 26 in Dubai and England on November 6 in Sharjah.

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