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    Full Info ICC T20 World Cup 2022

    The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be the eighth edition of the competition, and it will be held in Australia in from 16th October to 13thNovember 2022. The tournament was originally scheduled for 2020, however the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in July 2020 that it had been postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. The ICC also stated in August 2020 that Australia will host the revised event in 2022, with the T20 World Cup initially set to take place in India in 2021, but was redirected towards the UAE and Oman. The ICC confirmed all of the tournament’s matches on January 21, 2022. Australia, the hosts, are also the reigning champions.

    Hosting Venues of the Tournament

    The ICC announced the locations for the matches. Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney are the host cities. The semi-finals and final would be held at Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval, respectively, with the final at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

    • City : Adelaide
      Stadium Name : Adelaide Oval
      Capacity : 55,317
    • City : Brisbane
      Stadium Name : Gabba
      Capacity : 42,000
    • City : Geelong
      Stadium Name : Kardinia Park
      Capacity : 40,000
    • City : Hobart
      Stadium Name : Bellerive Oval
      Capacity : 20,000
    • City : Perth
      Stadium Name : Perth Stadium
      Capacity : 61,266
    • City : Melbourne
      Stadium Name : Melbourne Cricket Ground
      Capacity : 100,024
    • City : Sydney
      Stadium Name : Sydney Cricket Ground
      Capacity : 48,601

    Teams

    Australia(Hosts), India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand, England, Afghanistan and South Africa qualifies for the tournament.

    8 teams are already qualified for SUPER 12 and only 4 spots are left. The last 4 spots will be decided in First Round of Tournament.

    About TEAMS & their FIXTURES

    • AUSTRALIA
      Australia will play the tournament to defend their title as last year they thrashed New Zealand in Finals to become the T20 champions for the first time.

    Players to Watch
    Adam Zampa – There is no doubt that Australia has one of the best pace attacks but its Zampa’s spin that will give them the edge in the middle over’s.

    Glenn Maxwell – Australia has the destructive opener(David Warner) and certainly the best duo of Stark and Cummins but Maxwell is something that can be as dangerous as Warner and Stark.

    Fixtures

    22nd October 2022 – New Zealand – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    25th October 2022 – Group A Winner – Perth Stadium, Perth

    28th October 2022 – England – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    31st October 2022 – Group B Runner Up – Gabba, Brisbane

    4th November 2022 – Afghanistan – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    • India

    India will enter the tournament as one of the strongest contenders to the T20 Title. India don’t want to face with the same humiliation they faced last year, when they got defeated by their arch rivals Pakistan from 10 wickets.

    Players to Watch

    Rohit Sharma – The newly appointed captain in all 3 formats of the game will open the innings for India. He is one of the best openers in current time of cricket and leading run scorer in T20 International.

    Jasprit Bumrah – India’s best death over’s bowler who doesn’t flinch under pressure. He is known to maintain his line and length and has the ability to take wickets at crucial times.

    Fixtures 

    23rd October 2022 – Pakistan – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    27th October 2022 – Group A Runner Up – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    30th October 2022 – South Africa – Perth Stadium, Perth

    2nd November 2022 – Bangladesh – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    6th November 2022 – Group B Winner – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    • England

    England was unstoppable in 2021 edition of the tournament till Semi Finals, when New Zealand crushed their hopes by winning by 5 wickets in Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium at Abu Dhabi.

    Players to Watch

    Jofra Archer – His fitness will be a big issue for them as he is the fastest bowler in England squad. He earned his reputation by performing and winning the 2019 World Cup.

    Jos Buttler – He is one of the destructive opening batsman who does not care about the pitch or any other condition. He will start doing hard hitting from the very first ball.

    Fixtures

    22nd October 2022 – Afghanistan – Perth Stadium, Perth

    26th October 2022 – Group B Runner Up – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    28th October 2022 – Australia – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    1st November 2022 – New Zealand – The Gabba, Brisbane

    5th November 2022 – Group A Winner – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh was one of the greatest disappointments of the 2021 tournament, losing by six wickets to Scotland in their opening game and hardly bouncing back. The Tigers did make it to the Super 12 stage, but they lost all five of their games, and all of them by a large margin, to finish last of the six teams.

    Players to watch

    Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh’s fate is still in the hands of the seasoned all-rounder, who is one of the ICC’s top-ranked players.

    Mustafizur Rahman – Rahman’s prowess with the ball has earned him a position in the ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year for 2021, and Bangladesh will need him to be exceptional once more.

    Fixtures

    24th October 2022 – Group A Runner Up – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

    27th October 2022 – South Africa – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    30th October 2022 – Group B Winner – The Gabba, Brisbane

    2nd November 2022 – India – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    6th November 2022 – Pakistan – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    • New Zealand

    New Zealand is the finalists in the last edition of this tournament. This side doesn’t have many star players but have the most reliable players. They have won the Test Championship by beating India at Lords. This side has the ability to lift the title but need to work on performing under pressure.

    Players to watch

    Kane Williamson – He has outstanding captaincy skills and can adapt to any situation and plays according to it. His 85 runs innings in just 48 balls in the Finals of the 2021 T20 World Cup puts New Zealand in the winning zone but unfortunately couldn’t defend it.

    Trent Boult – This man is best in his department. He can bowl in any situation of the game and holds the ability to take wickets at crucial times.

    Fixtures

    22nd October 2022 – Sydney Cricket Stadium, Stadium

    26th October 2022 – Afghanistan – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    29th October 2022 – Group A Winner – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    1st November 2022 – England – The Gabba, Brisbane

    4th November 2022 – Group B Runner Up – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan’s ability in the 20-over game was highlighted with convincing wins over Scotland and Namibia in 2021, but they failed to put pressure on India, New Zealand, or Pakistan, with the former amassing a massive total against the Afghan assault. They were eliminated from the competition at the Super 12 stage after a devastating loss to New Zealand in their final game.

    Players to watch

    Rashid Khan — Afghanistan’s key man and one of the top spinners in the world, as well as a big-hitting batsman.

    Mohammad Nabi — A spin bowling all-rounder with batting strength, Nabi has previous captaincy experience.

    Fixtures

    22th October 2022 – England – Perth Stadium, Perth

    26th October 2022 – New Zealand – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    28th October 2022 – Group B Runner Up – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    1st November 2022 – Group A Winner – The Gabba, Brisbane

    4th November 2022 – Australia – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    • South Africa

    South Africa will be entering in the tournament with one of the youngest squads. This team has the ability to win the tournament but need to focus on their middle order department as it has the opening pair and high class bowlers that can bowl in any situation of the game but lacks middle order batsman.

    Players to watch

    Kagiso Rabada – He is one of the best death over bowlers in the world. He has the ability to make the batsman play loose shots and their wickets at crucial time.

    Van der Dussen – This South African batsman has the ability to single handedly win the matches for South Africa. He is a hard hitter guy who starts hitting from very first ball.

    Fixtures

    24th October 2022 – Group B Winner – Bellerive Oval, Hobart

    27th October 2022 – Bangladesh – Sydney Cricket Stadium, Sydney

    30th October 2022 – India – Perth Stadium, Perth

    3rd November 2022 – Pakistan – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    6th November 2022 – Group A Runner Up – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    • Pakistan

    Pakistan is not one of favorites but you will not ignore them once you will look at their past records. The Semi Finalists in the last edition of the tournament who almost fixed their place in Finals but can’t withstand the mighty Australians.

    Players to watch

    Mohammad Rizwan – The T20 Cricketer of the Year 2021 is in great form. Last year, him and Babar won the match for Pakistan against arch rivals India by 10 wickets.

    Shaheen Afridi – The Cricketer of the Year 2021 is the best bowler of Pakistan. He is known for his speed and swing.

    Fixtures

    23rd October 2022 – India – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    27th October 2022 – Group B Winner – Perth Stadium, Perth

    30th October 2022 – Group A Runner Up – Perth Stadium, Perth

    3rd November 2022 – South Africa – Sydney Cricket Ground , Sydney

    6th November 2022 – Bangladesh – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

    Past Winners

    YearHostWinnerRunner – UpMan of the TournamentMan of the Match (Finals)
    2007South AfricaIndiaPakistanShahid AfridiIrfan Pathan
    2009EnglandPakistanSri LankaTillakaratne DilshanShahid Afridi
    2010West IndiesEnglandAustraliaKevin PietersenCraig Kieswetter
    2012Sri LankaWest IndiesSri LankaShane WatsonMarlon Samuels
    2014BangladeshSri LankaIndiaVirat KohliKumar Sangakkara
    2016IndiaWest IndiesEnglandVirat KohliMarlon Samuels
    2021UAE & OmanAustraliaNew ZealandDavid WarnerMitchell Marsh

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