Dubai, Dec 1: India will face Australia and Afghanistan in warm-up matches before they launch their ICC World Cup 2015 campaign in Adelaide on February 15, 2015.
India, the defending champions, will play Australia on February 8 and Afghanistan on February 10 (both at Adelaide Oval). In the World Cup, India play their opening match, also in Adelaide, against Pakistan on February 15.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the complete schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including match start times and warm-up matches.
A total of 14 non-ODI warm-up matches will be played across Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney from 8 to 13 February.
These warm-up matches are not official ODIs and operate under slightly different rules with up to 15 players able to be used throughout the game with no more than 11 players may field at any one time.
World Cup starts on February 14 with a day match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Later, on the same day, Australia will face England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in day/nighter. The final is in Melbourne on March 29.
The schedule of warm-up matches (All times local)
Sunday, 8 February
- India Vs Australia (1400), Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Monday, 9 February
- South Africa Vs Sri Lanka (1100), Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe (1100), Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch
- England Vs West Indies (1430), Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
- Pakistan Vs Bangladesh (1430), Blacktown ISP, Sydney
Tuesday, 10 February
- Ireland Vs Scotland (1430), Blacktown ISP, Sydney
- India Vs Afghanistan (1400), Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Wednesday, 11 February
- New Zealand Vs South Africa (1100), Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- Sri Lanka Vs Zimbabwe (1100), Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch
- Australia Vs UAE (1430), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
- England Vs Pakistan (1430), Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Thursday, 12 February
- West Indies Vs Scotland (1000), Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
- Ireland Vs Bangladesh (1000), Blacktown ISP, Sydney
Friday, 13 February
- Afghanistan Vs UAE (1000) Junction Oval, Melbourne