ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: SCHEDULE, VENUE, TEAMS, RANKING, HISTORY, OFFICIAL BROADCASTERS, PREDICTION

The mother of all cricket games that is ICC T20 World Cup is about to be played this year.  ICC announced last year that ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 which was scheduled to be held in 2020 was postponed to 2021.  

The prevailing COVID-19 conditions in and around the globe forced ICC to take this decision. India was selected as the country to host the mega event. India will host the 7th edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. ICC also announced subsequently, the 8th edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia in year 2022.

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In this article, we bring you all the details about ICC Men’s T20 world cup 2021.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 SCHEDULE

ICC had postponed the T20 world cup 2020 due to COVID-19 conditions. However, they have persisted with the same format for the tournament. The tournament will start on 18th October and will witness the finale on the 15th of November. Total match – 45

Below is the ICC Men’s T20 world cup 2021 Schedule (tentative):

Match NoDateTeamsRoundGroup
Match NoDateTeamsSemi-Final| Final
118-Oct-21Sri Lanka vs Ireland1Group A
218 October 2021Papua New Guinea vs Oman1Group A
319-Oct-21Bangladesh vs Namibia1Group B
419-Oct-21Netherlands vs Scotland1Group B
520-Oct-21Ireland vs Oman1Group A
620-Oct-21Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea1Group A
721-Oct-21Namibia vs Scotland1Group B
821-Oct-21Bangladesh vs Netherlands1Group B
922-Oct-21Papua New Guinea vs Ireland1Group A
1022-Oct-21Sri Lanka vs Oman1Group A
1123-Oct-21Netherlands vs Namibia1Group B
1223-Oct-21Bangladesh vs Scotland1Group B
1324-Oct-21Australia vs PakistanSuper 12’sGroup 1
1424-Oct-21India vs South AfricaSuper 12’sGroup 2
1525-Oct-21TBC vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
1625-Oct-21New Zealand vs West IndiesSuper 12’sGroup 1
1726-Oct-21Afghanistan vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
1826-Oct-21England vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
1927-Oct-21New Zealand vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
2028-Oct-21Afghanistan vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
2128-Oct-21Australia vs West IndiesSuper 12’sGroup 1
2229-Oct-21Pakistan vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
2329-Oct-21India vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
2430-Oct-21England vs South AfricaSuper 12’sGroup 2
2530-Oct-21West Indies vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
2631-Oct-21New Zealand vs PakistanSuper 12’sGroup 1
2731-Oct-21Australia vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
2801-Nov-21Afghanistan vs South AfricaSuper 12’sGroup 2
2901-Nov-21India vs EnglandSuper 12’sGroup 2
3002-Nov-21TBC vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
3102-Nov-21New Zealand vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
3203-Nov-21Pakistan vs West IndiesSuper 12’sGroup 1
3304-Nov-21Australia vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
3404-Nov-21Afghanistan vs EnglandSuper 12’sGroup 2
3505-Nov-21South Africa vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
3605-Nov-21India vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
3706-Nov-21Pakistan vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
3806-Nov-21Australia vs New ZealandSuper 12’sGroup 1
3907-Nov-21England vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
4007-Nov-21West Indies vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 1
4108-Nov-21South Africa vs TBCSuper 12’sGroup 2
4208-Nov-21India vs AfghanistanSuper 12’sGroup 2
111 November 2021TBC vs TBC1st Semi-Final
212 November 2021TBC vs TBC2nd Semi-Final
315 November 2021TBC vs TBCFinal

Note: The official ICC T20 cricket world cup 2021 schedule is yet to be published. We will update the exact schedule with the match venue as and when it’s released officially.

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ICC Mens T20 WORLD CUP 2021 VENUE

BCCI has shortlisted the locations where they are planning to host the matches. Since we don’t know about the COVID-19 conditions during Oct-Nov 2021, so, BCCI is planning to hold matches in few bigger cities in order to avoid unnecessary travel.

Talking about shortlisted venues, BCCI has picked

Ahmedabad — Narendra Modi stadium ( capacity – 132,000)

Bangalore — M Chinnaswamy stadium ( 40,000)

Chennai — M.A.Chidambaram stadium (50,000)

Delhi — Arun Jaitely stadium (41820)

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Dharamshala- Himachal Pradesh cricket association stadium (26950)

Hyderabad – Rajeev Gandhi stadium ( 55,000)

Kolkata- Eden Gardens stadium ( 66,350)

Lucknow – Ekana stadium – (50,000) and

Mumbai – Wankhede stadium ( 33108)

to host the matches for World Cup. This list is still under consideration as BCCI is planning to add few more cities.

The final match of the ICC T20 World Cup will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and while Mumbai and Kolkata will host the semifinals .

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                      ICC Men’s T20 WORLD CUP 2021 TEAMS

The 2021 T20 World Cup will see a total of 16 teams taking the centre stage. This includes 11 permanent test playing nations and 6 associate countries.

Permanent countries:                                       Associate countries:

INDIA                                                                           NETHERLAND                                 

PAKISTAN                                                                   SCOTLAND

SRILANKA                                                                   NAMIBIA

AFGHANISTAN                                                           OMAN

AUSTRALIA                                                                 PAPUA NEW GUINEA

ENGLAND

NEW ZEALAND

WEST INDIES

SOUTH AFRICA

BANGLADESH

IRELAND

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ICC MEN’s T20 TEAM RANKING

NoTeam/CountryPoints
1England 277
2India272
3New Zealand263
4Pakistan261
5Australia 258
6South Africa 248
7Afghanistan 236
8Sri Lanka 227
9Bangladesh 225
10West Indies 222
11Zimbabwe191
12Ireland 188
13Nepal 187
14Scotland185
15UAE 184
16Papua New Guinea179
17Netherlands 175
18Oman 173
19Namibia 157
20Singapore 140

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ICC T20 WORLD CUP WINNERS HISTORY:

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup was started in the year 2007. The first edition was won by team India when they defeated Pakistan in a thrilling final. West Indies is the current champion of the ICC world T20.

List of ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Winners (2007-2016):

WinnerRunner upYear/Host
1. IndiaPakistan2007/South Africa
2. PakistanSri Lanka2009/England
3. EnglandAustralia2010/ West Indies
4. West IndiesSri Lanka2012/Sri Lanka
5. Sri LankaIndia2014/Bangladesh
6. West IndiesEngland2016/India
   

ICC Mens T20 WORLD CUP 2021 OFFICIAL BROADCASTERS

Star Sports has the global broadcast rights for all ICC Events scheduled till 2023. This includes exclusive live and highlights rights across all platforms for all ICC major events

Star sports has collaborated with all leading broadcast partners across the globe in order to provide uninterrupted live match.

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ICC WORLD T20 CRICKET 2021 BROADCASTERSCountry
Star Sports (10 channels in 6 language). Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 & Star Sports Select 1 HD (English Commentary), Star Sports 1 Hindi & Star Sports 1 Hindi HD (Hindi Commentary), Star Sports 1 Tamil, Suvarna Plus Kannada, Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telugu)India, Bhutan, Nepal
Sky Sports CricketUK & Ireland
Willow TVUSA, Canada
Channel 9Bangladesh
Fox Sports cricketAustralia
Lemar TV channelAfghanistan
Measat (Astro) sportsMalaysia, Brunei
Supersport cricketSouth Africa & Sub-Saharan territories
BeIN Sport 13MENA / UAE
Now TVHong Kong
11 Sports, StarhubSingapore
Flow sportsCaribbean
Carlton Sports Network, ESPN, STAR CricketSri Lanka
Sky SportsNew Zealand

Latest updates on ICC men’s T20 world cup 2021

It seems that COVID situation in India could hamper the chance of ICC men’s T20 world cup to be held later this year. Seeing the rising COVID-19 cases and the situation, ICC has put UAE on standby for the mega event to be held in case the situation in India does not improve by august. But, since the tournament is 6 months from now, BCCI is hopeful for the conduct of this mega event in India.

According to BCCI officials, the Pakistan team’s visa problem has been resolved, so there is every possibility that the Pakistani team will also take part in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 .

The most awaited cricketing event ICC Men’s T20 world cup 2021 is scheduled to be held in India during Oct-Nov 2021. The hosting rights are currently with India. It was expected that during the recently held SGM of BCCI on 29th may, 2021, they would officially convey to ICC about its inability to conduct this event in India due to the COVID situation. But after the SGM meeting, BCCI has said that they are still confident that the situation would improve by the time the t20 Cricket World cup starts. They would take a final call in July after reviewing the situation.

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 PREDICTION:

Hosts India will be a sure shot favorites for ICC Men’s T20 WORLD CUP 2021 given the fact that India is hosting the world cup. They have a very balanced side and they have always been a team to beat in their own backyard.

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West Indies, the current champions are ranked at 10th position. The defending Champions have the experience and know-how to win ICC T20 World Cups. Their last trophy win was really memorable. We cannot rule out an upset by minors like Bangladesh and Afghanistan because they have been famous for giving shockers to their opponent’s time and again.

The ICC T20 WOLRD CUP promises an action-packed tournament. Let’s see what this edition has to offer for all cricket fans across the globe.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Team India Squad (Expected)

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC),Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul (WK) , Prithvi Shaw, Jasprit Bumrah, Md Shami, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, T Natrajan, Krunal Pandya.



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