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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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