The T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, due to be hosted in Canada between 17 and 23 July, involving the hosts, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA, has been postponed due to government and travel restrictions
Ishan and Suryakumar made dream starts to their international careers with the former smashing a 32-ball 56 on debut and the latter scoring 57 off 31 balls and a 17-ball 32 in the fourth and fifth T20Is against England in the recently-concluding series.
India vs England: Virat Kohli-led hosts favourites for ICC T20 World Cup, say Mike Atherton, Michael Vaughan
The ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October and November this year, with the hosts going in as the favourites.
India vs England: Rohit Sharma says hosts not seeing upcoming series as dress rehearsal for T20 World Cup
India have picked some fresh faces for the series while resting lead pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the team looks to build on their preparations for the showpiece event.
Pant has been in terrific form in Tests and played a key role in India's win in Sydney and Brisbane against Australia and the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad.
The Indian cricket team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup on this day 13 years back.
Taylor, who had become the first New Zealand player to play 100 T20Is in February this year during a series against India, will turn 37 when India hosts the 2021 T20 World Cup.
BCCI, Cricket Australia to discuss on swapping T20 World Cups during Friday's virtual ICC board meeting
It is expected that Cricket Australia will like to host the T20 World Cup in October 2021 as it had already started preparations and wouldn't like to wait for two years but BCCI also doesn't want to forego its right to host the tournament in 2021.
It was supposed to be a warm-up series ahead of the T20 World Cup but with the showpiece event being postponed last month due to the global health crisis, the two cricket boards decided to postpone it.
The Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh series was originally scheduled in July-August but had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic which also derailed the World Cup which was to begin on 18 October.
The development was confirmed by the ICC through an official media release, in which it cited the COVID-19 outbreak as the reason behind the postponement.
The ICC is yet to decide the fate of the T20 World Cup in Australia which is scheduled to take place from 18 October to 15 November.
'There's no rush to make a decision': Australia pacer Kane Richardson backs ICC's decision to defer verdict on T20 World Cup
Australia pacer Kane Richardson on Thursday backed the International Cricket Committee (ICC) for deferring the decision on the fate of this year''s T20 World Cup, saying it was important to give as much time possible to take make the right call.
IPL 2020: BCCI has every right to hold tournament if T20 World Cup is postponed, says Michael Holding
West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the BCCI has every right to hold the Indian Premier League later this year if the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.
Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram cannot visualise a T20 World Cup happening behind closed doors and believes the ICC should wait for a "suitable time" to host the big-ticket event after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Kiren Rijiju says India not in position to host any international event in immediate future
Rijiju's statement gain greater significance in the context of the suspended IPL, which the BCCI wants to host in October-November in case the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.
Former Australia captain Mark Taylor says T20 World Cup's likely postponement will open door for IPL
Former Australia captain Mark Taylor feels eventually this year's ICC T20 World Cup would be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the doors for BCCI to host lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in that time slot.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia batsman Chris Lynn feels hosting T20 World Cup could be a 'logistical nightmare'
Hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn has poured cold water on the nation’s hopes of hosting the Twenty20 World Cup in October and November, saying it would be a logistical nightmare due to the coronavirus pandemic.
India limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma wants his team to win at least two out of the next three World Cups and says the management is making a conscious effort to give young players adequate chances to prove themselves.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia captain Aaron Finch says he is prepared for postponement of T20 World Cup
Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch feels the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic might lead to a postponement of this year's T20 World Cup by up to three months.