Today ICC announced the groups for the T20 World Cup 2021 to be played in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November and hosted by the BCCI
The T20 World Cup 2021 groups, selected on the basis of ICC team rankings as of 20 March 2021. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2016 champion West Indies put in along with former champions England, Australia, and South Africa in Group 1 of the Super 12s, with two qualifiers from Round 1 joining them.
Group 2 will comprise arch-rivals India & Pakistan. Other Countries in this group will be Afghanistan, New Zealand, and the other two qualifiers from Round 1.
8 participants teams will contest the first round including automatic qualifiers Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with the remaining 6 who booked their spot through the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia join Sri Lanka in Group A, whilst Oman, Papua New Guinea, & Scotland will face Bangladesh in Group B.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Groupings
Group 1: Australia, England, West Indies South Africa, Winner Group A, Runner up Group B
Group 2: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Runner up Group A, Winner Group B.
Group A: Ireland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Namibia,
Group B: Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland