The fixtures have been revealed for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) 2020 men's and women's T20 World Cups in Australia.
For the first time, both events will be held as stand-alone tournaments in the same year and in the same country.
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 will take place from February 21 to March 8, culminating in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on International Women's Day.
This presents an opportunity to set a new world record for attendance at a women's sporting fixture.
A spectacular opening celebration will mark the start of the women's tournament, when hosts and defending champions Australia take on India at Sydney Showground Stadium on February 21.
The women's tournament will also feature double-header semi-finals at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on March 5.
The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 will take place later in the year, from October 18 to November 15.
Hosts Australia will play the opening match of the Super 12 stage of the tournament on October 24 under the lights at the SCG against the world's top-ranked team, Pakistan.
The first men's semi-final will take place at the SCG on November 11, with Adelaide Oval hosting the second semi-final the following night.
As with the women's final earlier in the year, the men's final will be played at the MCG, on the evening of November 15.
Both tournaments will be held right across Australia in eight host cities and 13 venues.
ICC chief executive David Richardson said: "Whenever we host an event in Australia we know we can guarantee the one billion cricket fans around the world a great show.
"The world's best players, outstanding venues, noisy, passionate, knowledgeable fans, exciting cricket - this is the perfect combination for a T20 World Cup and in 2020 we go one step further with two T20 World Cups in one year.
"To hold two T20 World Cup finals at the world's largest cricket stadium in front of 92,000 people with hundreds of millions more watching around the world is a particularly exciting prospect as we look to grow the fans around the world and make 2020 the year of cricket."
Men's defending champions the West Indies will start their title defence against New Zealand on November 25 at the MCG.
India's first match of the men's tournament will be on October 24 against South Africa at Perth Stadium.
This contest will follow the Australia v Pakistan opening match in Sydney, marking a spectacular opening night for the men's Super 12 stage.
ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020 Local Organising Committee chief executive Nick Hockley said: "We're so excited to be able to let fans all around Australia and the world know when and where their teams will play, so they can start planning now.
"World Cups are all about bringing people together.
"We know that passionate fans of all generations and cultures will travel from near and far to support their teams and that they will receive the warmest of welcomes in our wonderful host cities."