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ICC Confirms World Cup Warm-Ups

India v Australia
Australia take on India in the first warm-up game - a clash between the two sides that have won the last four World Cup between them
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The schedule of warm-up matches that will be played ahead of next year's World Cup has been confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

ICC World Cup 2015 warm-up schedule

8th February: India v Australia (Adelaide)

9th February: South Africa v Sri Lanka (Christchurch), New Zealand v Zimbabwe (Christchurch), England v West Indies (Sydney), Pakistan v Bangladesh (Sydney)

10th February: Ireland v Scotland (Sydney), Afghanistan v India (Adelaide)

11th February: New Zealand v South Africa (Christchurch), Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (Christchurch), Australia v United Arab Emirates (Melbourne), England v Pakistan (Sydney)

12th February: West Indies v Scotland (Sydney), Ireland v Bangladesh (Sydney)

13th February: Afghanistan v United Arab Emirates (Sydney)

14 matches will be played in Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney from 8th to 13th February as the competing teams get some last-minute match practice under their belt.

Four-time winners Australia take on reigning champions India in an intriguing clash on 8th February at the Adelaide Oval.

Four matches will be played on 9th February with three qualifiers in action one day later when Ireland meet Scotland and Afghanistan play India.

Four more games are scheduled for 11th February including 1992 finalists England and Pakistan meeting at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Two more matches on 12th February and one - Afghanistan v United Arab Emirates - closes the warm-ups on 13th February.

The tournament itself begins on 14th February when New Zealand host Sri Lanka and Australia play England.

The warm-up matches will be non-ODI matches and will be ticketed but free of charge to spectators. Teams will be allowed to field 15 players but only bat and field with 11 at any one time.

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