Windies to face Zimbabwe, Warwickshire in T20 warm-ups


February 25, 2016
West Indies' captain Darren Sammy (right) smiles as teammate Chris Gayle dances to celebrate their win over Australia in the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 28, 2014.


West Indies will face Zimbabwe and English County team Warwickshire in a series of Twenty20 matches as they prepare for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 Championship.

The Windies are presently in United Arab Emirates for a camp before heading to India for the world tournament to be played from March 8 to April 3.

They play against the Zimbabweans on Saturday and Monday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. These matches are not official T20 Internationals.

They will face then face Warwickshire at Friday, March 4 and Sunday, March 6 at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai.

The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10, and against Australia on Sunday, March 13.

West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round.

The squad includes Darren Sammy (Captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, and Jerome Taylor.

Full match schedule

United Arab Emirates Series

n Saturday, February 27: vs Zimbabwe Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

n Monday, February 29: vs Zimbabwe Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah

n Friday, March 4: vs Warwickshire ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

n Sunday, March 6: vs Warwickshire ICC Global Cricket Academy, Dubai

ICC World T20 Warm-ups

n Thursday, March 10: vs India Eden Garden, Kolkata

n Sunday, March 13: vs Australia Eden Garden, Kolkata

ICC World T20 Super 10 Group 1

n Wednesday, March 16: vs England Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

n Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

n Friday, March 25: vs South Africa Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

n Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur

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