The mega 16-team T20 World Cup kicked off today in Australia with 8 teams vying for 4 spots that will join the top 8 limited format giants in the Super 12.

Failing to qualify among the best-place team two-time T20 world champion West Indies will lock horns with one of the best-performing associate nations Scotland.

The Caribbean power horses will be led by southpaw Nicholas Pooran in the first match of the qualifying round of Group B. The match will be played in Hobart and will begin at 9.30 AM IST.

While the group’s second match will be played between Zimbabwe and Ireland beginning at 1.30 PM IST. All the matches of the ongoing T20 World Cup will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network and will be streaming live on the Disney Plus Hotstar, at the same time.

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On day 1 of the tournament that will last over for a month, the underdogs Namibia defeated Asian Champion Sri Lanka by 55 runs.

Batting first Namibia posted a total of 163 for the Lankans which they failed to take over as the Namibian bowlers were too good for them by bowling out the Lankans for just 108.

Jan Frylinck’s all-round heroics earned him the man of the match for his quickfire 44 and 2 wickets dismissing opponent Captain Shanaka and dangerous Dhananjaya De Silva.

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