The England men's and women's teams were scheduled to play Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi on October 14 and 15. While the men's team would fly for the T20 World Cup in UAE, the women's team would stay back for three ODIs.
"We've also beaten every country in the world in their own backyard in white-ball cricket. If we win the (T20) World Cup that will be the icing on the cake. There is nothing more," said Shastri
I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian Team in Test and OD! Cricket. I have given everything to the Team during my time as T20 Captain, said Kohli.
Rashid on Thursday stepped down as the captain of the team, saying that his opinion was not sought before finalising the national squad for the T20 World Cup.
Mohammad Nabi is expected to take the captaincy role for the World Cup.
The 46-year-old retired wicket-keeper, who served as the chief national selector from 2016 to 2020, was also delighted with the decision to include MS Dhoni in the squad as team's mentor with head coach Ravi Shastri as MSK felt the former India captain knows everyone in the team.
Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni, who led India to three International Cricket Council (ICC) titles, will join the national team as mentor for the T20 World Cup to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman in October-November.
The tour will be launched by Carlos Brathwaite, the star of the last Men's T20 World Cup.
India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the much-awaited group stage ICC T20 World Cup opener in Dubai on October 24, the International Cricket Council confirmed on Tuesday.
India and Pakistan are slotted in Group 2 along with the World Test Championship winners New Zealand and Afghanistan.
The groups of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup were announced on Friday by the International Cricket Council (ICC) dividing 12 teams into two groups.
The BCCI will remain the hosts of the event, which will now be held in Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground.
The Indian cricket board has decided to inform the International Cricket Council (ICC) that it won't be able to host the T20 World Cup, leaving the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was kept as standby for the tournament, as the host.
The T20 World Cup will commence on October 17 and run till November 14 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report. Some of the initial matches will be played in Oman.
Oman is one of 16 participating nations at this year's T20 World Cup and cricket in the country is run entirely by a business conglomerate, Khimji Ramdas, which is an Indian-origin business family.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has given India a month's time to show its readiness to host T20 World Cup in the country later this year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday re-introduced men's Champions Trophy and expanded the number of competing teams in both the men's 50-over World Cup and T20 World Cup in the 2024-2031 cycle of events.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly considering expanding the T20 World Cup to 20 teams from its current number of 16.
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