It’s heaven time for all cricket fanatics with IPl going and the t20 world cup around the corner. Fans were left disappointed With the postponement of the tournament after the invasion of covid. Now when everything is coming back on track, so is the T20 world. ICC Men’s t20 cricket world cup 2021 is set to commence from 17 October 2021 to 14 November 2021 in UAE. The 7th edition of the t20 world cup will be an extensive battle of 16 teams representing their nation.
If you’re looking for everything you need to know about the t20 world cup 2021, your research has come to an end because we are going to provide you with all insights here.
T20 world cup host
Initially, Australia was going to host the t20 world cup, but they couldn’t host due to postponing the tournament. Later, in 2021 ICC announced the rescheduling of the world cup with India as host.
At present, the BCCI has the responsibility to commence mega tournaments with all necessary precautions. All matches are scheduled to be played in UAE and OMAN. India was chosen to host the world cup.
Initially, BCCI organized the tournament in India, but due to a hike in covid cases in the country, they took the decision to shift the tournament to Dubai. So, no country has objected to decisions taken by ICC and BCCI regarding the tournament. With all the necessary requirements, the tournament is all set to start in late October. At present, the date of the final match is 14 November 2021; if everything goes well, it will remain so; if not, then BCCI has reserved days for comment of the final match.
T20 World cup Matches
The T20 WorldCup is scheduled to play in two group stages with eight teams. Initially, there were 16 teams, of which super 12 managed to qualify as per ICC t20 rankings in 2018, where the top 8 are directly qualified, including host India.
Teams with top positions in qualifiers will join other directly qualified teams.
Teams are divided into two groups.
Group 1 has Australia, South Africa, England, West Indies, Group a topper, and group b runner up from the t20 qualifier phase.
Group 2; India, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Group b topper, and group a runner up from the t20 qualifier phase.
T20 world cup schedule
The T20 WorldCup is scheduled to start on 17 October 2021 and the final match on 14 November. The qualifier phase of the t20 world cup will begin on 17 October and end on 22 October 2021.
From 23 October, the super 12 round will commence and continue till 8 November 2021.
After the super12 round, knock-out, or semi-final t20 world cup matches are scheduled on 10 November and 11 November in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Both semi-final matches have two reserved days. At last, the final will take place on 14 November 2021, giving us the winner of ICC Women’s cricket t20 world cup.
T20 world cup venue
BCCI has announced the 4 Dubai international stadiums as the T20 world cup venue where the IPL is currently taking place. The Oman Cricket academy ground, Sharjah Stadium, Dubai International Stadium, and Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi are the four international grounds selected for the tournament.
T20 World cup Squads announced by different countries participating
Australia: Aaron Finch (C), Pat Cummins(VC), David Warner, Adam Zampa, Steve Smith, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Swepson, and reserve players Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams.
India: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma(v), Rishab pant, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Mohammad Shami, Bhauvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarty, and reserve payers; Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Lockie Ferguson, Todd Astle, Mark Chapman, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner,), Ish Sodhi, Tim Seifert, Tim Southee; Reserved: Adam Milne.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Azam Khan,Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim,Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sohaib Maqsood. Reserves; Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Fakhar Zaman.
England: Eoin Morgan(c), Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes; Reserves: Liam Dawson, Tom Curran, and James Vince.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Bjorn Fortuin, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, W Mulder, Kagiso Rabada,Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen; Reserves: George Linde, Lizaad Williams and Andile Phehlukwayo.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi ( C ), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Usman Ghani, Hamid Hassan, Naveen ul Haq, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Qais Ahmad. Reserves: Afsar Zazai and Fareed Ahmad.
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Roston Chase, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell, Hayden Walsh Jr. Reserves: Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, and Akeal Hosein.
Although teams have announced their world cup squad, there are chances of changes due to the Ongoing IPL tournament considering player performance before 10 October 2021.