Dubai: India will begin their ICC World Twenty20 campaign with a warm-up match against hosts Sri Lanka on September 15, followed by arch-rivals Pakistan on September 17 - both the matches scheduled in Colombo.
Sri Lanka will play their second warm-up match against the West Indies on September 13, defending champion England's would be up against Australia and Pakistan on September 17 and 19 September, respectively.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday announced the schedule of both men's and women's warm-up matches, which will be played in the lead up to the tournament, starting on September 18. The women's competition will begin on September 26.
India play hosts Sri Lanka on September 15, followed by arch-rivals Pakistan on September 17.
The men's competition will be staged in Colombo, Hambantota and Pallekelle while the women's group stage will be played in Galle.
However, Colombo alone will host the warm-up matches for both the men and women. The men's warm-up matches will be played from 13 to 17 September and women's matches on 22 and 23 September.
Schedule of warm-up matches (Men's):
13 Sep: Ire v Zim, Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
13 Sep: SL v WI, NCC, Colombo
15 Sep: Afg v SL 'A', Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
15 Sep: Aus v NZ, NCC, Colombo
15 Sep: Ban v Zim, Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo
15 Sep: Ind v SL, P Sara Oval, Colombo
17 Sep: Aus v Eng, NCC, Colombo
17 Sep: Ban v Ire, Moors Cricket Ground, Colombo
17 Sep: NZ v SA, Colts Cricket Ground, Colombo
17 Sep: Afg v WI, P Sara Oval, Colombo
17 Sep: Ind v Pak, R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
19 Sep: Eng v Pak, P Sara Oval, Colombo.