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.
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 No||Date||Teams||Semi-Final| Final|
|1||18-Oct-21||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||1||Group A|
|2||18 October 2021||Papua New Guinea vs Oman||1||Group A|
|3||19-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Namibia||1||Group B|
|4||19-Oct-21||Netherlands vs Scotland||1||Group B|
|5||20-Oct-21||Ireland vs Oman||1||Group A|
|6||20-Oct-21||Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea||1||Group A|
|7||21-Oct-21||Namibia vs Scotland||1||Group B|
|8||21-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Netherlands||1||Group B|
|9||22-Oct-21||Papua New Guinea vs Ireland||1||Group A|
|10||22-Oct-21||Sri Lanka vs Oman||1||Group A|
|11||23-Oct-21||Netherlands vs Namibia||1||Group B|
|12||23-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Scotland||1||Group B|
|13||24-Oct-21||Australia vs Pakistan||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|14||24-Oct-21||India vs South Africa||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|15||25-Oct-21||TBC vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|16||25-Oct-21||New Zealand vs West Indies||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|17||26-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|18||26-Oct-21||England vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|19||27-Oct-21||New Zealand vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|20||28-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|21||28-Oct-21||Australia vs West Indies||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|22||29-Oct-21||Pakistan vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|23||29-Oct-21||India vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|24||30-Oct-21||England vs South Africa||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|25||30-Oct-21||West Indies vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|26||31-Oct-21||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|27||31-Oct-21||Australia vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|28||01-Nov-21||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|29||01-Nov-21||India vs England||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|30||02-Nov-21||TBC vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|31||02-Nov-21||New Zealand vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|32||03-Nov-21||Pakistan vs West Indies||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|33||04-Nov-21||Australia vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|34||04-Nov-21||Afghanistan vs England||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|35||05-Nov-21||South Africa vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|36||05-Nov-21||India vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|37||06-Nov-21||Pakistan vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|38||06-Nov-21||Australia vs New Zealand||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|39||07-Nov-21||England vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|40||07-Nov-21||West Indies vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 1|
|41||08-Nov-21||South Africa vs TBC||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|42||08-Nov-21||India vs Afghanistan||Super 12’s||Group 2|
|1||11 November 2021||TBC vs TBC||1st Semi-Final|
|2||12 November 2021||TBC vs TBC||2nd Semi-Final|
|3||15 November 2021||TBC vs TBC||Final|
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)
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 .
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:
AUSTRALIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA
ICC MEN’s T20 TEAM RANKING
|16||Papua New Guinea||179|
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):
|1. India||Pakistan||2007/South Africa|
|2. Pakistan||Sri Lanka||2009/England|
|3. England||Australia||2010/ West Indies|
|4. West Indies||Sri Lanka||2012/Sri Lanka|
|5. Sri Lanka||India||2014/Bangladesh|
|6. West Indies||England||2016/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.
|ICC WORLD T20 CRICKET 2021 BROADCASTERS||Country|
|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 Cricket||UK & Ireland|
|Willow TV||USA, Canada|
|Fox Sports cricket||Australia|
|Lemar TV channel||Afghanistan|
|Measat (Astro) sports||Malaysia, Brunei|
|Supersport cricket||South Africa & Sub-Saharan territories|
|BeIN Sport 13||MENA / UAE|
|Now TV||Hong Kong|
|11 Sports, Starhub||Singapore|
|Carlton Sports Network, ESPN, STAR Cricket||Sri Lanka|
|Sky Sports||New Zealand|
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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.
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.