Updated- November 17

The mother of all cricket games that are 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.

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UAE and Oman are the official hosts of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Matches From Oct 17th to Nov 14th In UAE and Oman. The first round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, comprising the eight qualifying teams, will be split between UAE. & Oman. The rest of the tournament will be held in UAE.

Arch-rivals India & Pakistan will face each other on October 24 in Dubai

ICC also announced the 8th edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia in 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 17th October and will witness the finale on the 14th of November. Total match – 45

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

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Groups

Group 1- Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies. Bangladesh & Sri Lanka qualify into super 12

Group 2 – Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan. Scotland & Namibia qualify into super 12.

Match NoDateTeamsRoundGroupMatch Result
117-October-2021Papua New Guinea vs Oman 1Group BOman won by 10 wickets
217 Oct 2021Bangladesh & Scotland 1Group BSco won by 6 runs
318-Oct-21Netherlands vs Scotland 1Group BSco won by 32 runs
418-Oct-21Sri Lanka vs Namibia 1Group BSL won by 7 wickets
519-Oct-21Papua New Guinea vs Scotland 1Group A
619-Oct-21Bangladesh vs Oman1Group A
720-Oct-21Netherlands vs Namibia 1Group B
820-Oct-21Sri Lanka vs Ireland 1Group B
921-Oct-21Papua New Guinea vs Bangladesh 1Group A
1021-Oct-21Scotland vs Oman1Group A
1122-Oct-21Namibia vs Scotland1Group B
1222-Oct-21 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka1Group B
1323-Oct-21 South Africa vs AustraliaSuper 12’sGroup 1
1423-Oct-21Eng vs WISuper 12’sGroup 1
1524-Oct-21Sri Lanka vs BangladeshSuper 12’sGroup 1
1626-Oct-21SA vs WISuper 12’sGroup 1
1727-Oct-21Eng vs BangladeshSuper 12’sGroup 1
1828-Oct-21Aus vs Sri Lanka Super 12’sGroup 1
1929-Oct-21WI vs BangladeshSuper 12’sGroup 1
2030-Oct-21 SA vs Sri Lanka Super 12’s Group 1
2130-Oct-21England vs AustraliaSuper 12’sGroup 1
22 1 Nov 21 England vs Sri LankaSuper 12’sGroup 1
23 2-Nov-21 SA vs BangladeshSuper 12’sGroup 1
24 4-Nov-21 Aus vs BangladeshSuper 12’sGroup 1
25 4-Nov-21 WI vs Sri LankaSuper 12’sGroup 1
266-NovWI vs AusSuper 12’sGroup 1
2706-Nov-21SA vs EnglandSuper 12’sGroup 1
Group 2 Schedule
2824 Oct India vs PakistanSuper 12’sGroup 2
2925 Oct Afghanistan vs ScotlandSuper 12’sGroup 2
3026 OctPak vs NZSuper 12’sGroup 2
3127 OctScotland vs NamibiaSuper 12’sGroup 2
3229 OctAfghanistan vs PakSuper 12’sGroup 2
3331 Oct Afghanistan vs NamibiaSuper 12’sGroup 2
3431 Oct India vs New ZealandSuper 12’sGroup 2
3502-Nov-21Pak vs NamibiaSuper 12’sGroup 2
3603-Nov-21NZ vs ScotlandSuper 12’sGroup 2
3703-Nov-21India vs AfghanistanSuper 12’sGroup 2
3805-Nov-21NZ vs NamibiaSuper 12’sGroup 2
3905-Nov-21India vs ScotlandSuper 12’sGroup 2
407 Nov 2021 NZ vs AFG Super 12’s Group 2
417 Nov 2021 Pak vs ScotlandSuper 12’s Group 2
428 Nov 2021India vs Namibia Super 12’s Group 2
4310 NovA1 vs B2Semifinal 1
4411 Nov 2021A2 vs B1Semifinal 1
4514 November 2021Final

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The first time England faced Bangladesh in T20I history is on 27th October 2021.

Team India warm-up match

India vs England – 18 Oct 2021, 7.30 pm (IST) – Dubai – India won by 7 wickets

India vs Australia – 20 Oct 2021, 3.30 pm (IST) – Dubai – India won by 9 wickets

Note – All warm-up matches will be held on closed doors. No Audience will be allowed.


UAE & Oman

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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 ( qualify for super 12)

SRI LANKA  (qualify for super 12)                    NAMIBIA (qualify)

AFGHANISTAN                                                          OMAN

AUSTRALIA                                                                 PAPUA NEW GUINEA


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BANGLADESH (qualify for super 12)


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1England 278
3Pakistan 264
4New Zealand 255
5South Africa 249
6Australia 242
7Afghanistan 236
8Bangladesh 236
9Sri Lanka 233
10West Indies 233
12Scotland 190
13Ireland 188
14Nepal 187
15UAE 178
16Namibia 176
17Oman 174
18Netherlands 171
19Papua New Guinea 167
20Singapore 140

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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
7.AustraliaNew Zealand2021/ UAE/Oman


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 an uninterrupted live match.

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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

According to IANS, DRS is to be used first time in T20 WC 2021.

The total prize money of T20 WC 2021 is – $5.6 million.

Winners will get – $1.6 million

Runners- up – %800,000

Semifinalist – $400,000 each

The winner of each super 12 & round 1 match will get $40,000

Knocked out in round 1 will get – $40,000 each

Knocked out in the super 12s will get – $70,000 each

(source ICC)

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 PREDICTION:

Hosts India will be a sure-shot favorite 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.

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 WORLD 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

Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (WK), Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandra Ashwin, Md Shami, Axar Patel*, Varun Chakravarthy, Shardul Thakur, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar*, B Kumar, Shreyas Iyer *.

  • standby players

T20 World Cup 2021 Umpires & Match referees

Today (7th Oct) ICC has announced the name of 16 umpires and 4 match referees for the round 1 & super 12 stages for the WC 2021.

Umpires List:  Aleem Dar, Adrian Holdstock, Ahsan Raza, Chris Gaffaney, Chris Brown, Joel Wilson, Kumar Dharmasena, Langton Rusere, Marais Erasmus, Michael Gough, Nitin Menon, Paul Reiffel, Paul Wilson, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Rod Tucker.

Match Referees: David Boon, Javagal Sri, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle