ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP 2022: Schedule, Venue, Qualification, Ranking, Winners

Updated: 25 January 2022

ICC men’s T20 world cup 2022 is scheduled to be held next year in Australia. This will be the 8th edition of the ICC men’s cricket t20 world cup. The 7th edition of the T20 World Cup 2021 was held in UAE & Oman from 17 Oct- 14 Nov. The Covid situation last year forced ICC to postpone the 7th edition to next year.

This article brings you the ICC men’s T20 world cup, venue, schedule, ranking, qualification pathway, and other details about ICC men’s cricket T20 world cup 2022.

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The ICC Men’s T20 cricket world cup 2022 is scheduled to be held from 16 October- 13 November 2022. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, England & hosts Australia, will be the participants. These 8 teams will go straight to super 12s. Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh have secured their birth because they qualify into super 12s in the T20World Cup 2021.

The remaining 4 births will be filled after the qualifier matches in early 2022.

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ICC announce the final fixtures of the T20 World cup 2022 on January 21 while the sale of tickets will start from Feb 7. Super 12s country divided into 2 groups

Group 1 – Eng, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, A1 & B2. Group 2 – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, A2 & B1.

Full Schedule of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

Source – icc-cricket.com
source – icc-cricket.com


ICC has shortlisted 7 cities in Australia which will host the marquee ICC men’s T20 Cricket world cup next year. All these cities would be expected to stage the matches. However, it depends on the Covid situation which would be prevailing at that time. The cities are:

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On 16th November 2021 ICC announces 7 cities of Australia which will host a total of 45 matches of T20 World cup 2022. These 7 cities are

Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

As per the ICC media release, 7 venues that will host the T20 World cup 2022 matches are, MCG, Sydney Cricket Ground, Kardinia Park Stadium, The Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Bellerive Oval & Perth Stadium.

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The semifinal will be hosted at SCG ( Sydney cricket ground) & Adelaide Oval on 9 and 10th November 20222 while Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to host the final of T20 World cup 2022 on November 13, 2022.

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86 teams are set to compete for 15 spots for the ICC Men’s t20 cricket world cup 2022.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 qualifying process starts from April 2021 with 11 tournaments across 5 regions planned to take place this year. A total of 225 international matches will be played in qualifying rounds across 13 months.

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Hungary, Romania, and Serbia will be the new countries that will enter the process for the very first time. Finland and Japan are the two countries that will host the ICC qualification event for the first time, with 67 associate members of the ICC due to take part at the regional level.

Since the continents such as Africa and Europe are very big, both regions have sub-regional qualifiers feeding into a final qualifier for the region.

T20 World Cup teams from continents which include Africa, America, East-Asia Pacific, and Europe will have one top-tier regional qualifier and Asia will have A and B qualifiers to know which teams will progress into the two eight-team global qualifiers.

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The 16 available spots for the ICC Men’s t20 cricket world cup 2022 will be filled respectively by a single team each from the continents of Africa and East-Asia Pacific qualifier.

Australia, Afghanistan, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and West Indies have already qualified for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 cricket world cup. A further 4 teams from the T20 World Cup 2021 edition of the tournament going on in, UAE & Oman this year will also qualify for the 2022 tournament.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, The Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman will lock horns against each other for those other automatic spots.

Note- These schedules are subject to the Covid prevailing conditions at that point in time.

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3Pakistan 265
4New Zealand 255
5South Africa 253
6Australia 248
7Afghanistan 232
8Sri Lanka 232
9Bangladesh 231
10West Indies 225
11Zimbabwe 192
source – icc-cricket.com

Team Ranking as of 20th January 2022

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ICC T20 Cricket world cup started in the year 2007. India under the captaincy of MS Dhoni was the winner of the inaugural T20 world cup. The current champion of the ICC T20 Cricket world cup is West Indies.


WinnerRunner upYear/HostCaptain
1. IndiaPakistan2007/South AfricaMS Dhoni
2. PakistanSri Lanka2009/EnglandYounis Khan
3. EnglandAustralia2010/ West IndiesPaul Collingwood
4. West IndiesSri Lanka2012/Sri LankaDaren Sammy
5. Sri LankaIndia2014/BangladeshLasith Malinga
6. West IndiesEngland2016/IndiaDaren Sammy
7. AustraliaNew Zealand 2021/UAE & OmanAaron Finch

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Latest Updates about ICC men’s T20 world cup 2022

Himalaya MEN, a very famous Men’s care product range, has been selected as the Official Men’s Grooming Partner for the International Cricket Council (ICC) men’s events ICC men’s cricket T20 world cup 2022.

The tournament is scheduled to be held in Australia. This partnership covers the world test championship finals as well as the men’s T20 world cup 2021.

Qatar will host first-time ICC qualifying matches. Qatar will join by, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Kuwait in The ICC Men’s T20 World cup 2022 global qualifiers.

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There will be a total of 10 matches (qualifying round) across the event with each team to play each other once in the round-robin format. Qualifier matches (23rd October – 29 October 2021).

The Americas qualifier for T2o World cup 2022 played from 7 November – 14 November 2021 in Antigua with 7 American teams (Argentina, USA, Canada, Panama, Bermuda, Bahamas & Belize). All 7 teams will compete with 2 qualifying spots.

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