T20 World Cup 2021

Note: T20 World Cup 2020 is postponed for next year 2021. UAE and Sri Lanka has been selected as a backup venue in case India don't host it next year.

The 2021 T20 World Cup is undoubtedly one of the most much-awaited cricket events of this year. The upcoming season marks the 7th edition of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup and will be watched by cricket lovers and fans all across the world. The current T20 World Cup will commence from October 18 and will conclude on November 14, 2021. A total of 16 teams will participate in the esteemed tournament this time of which Papua New Guinea is a new entrant. The 2021 T20 World Cup will be hosted by India. The 2016 T20 World Cup winner, West Indies, is the defending champion of the coming 2021 championship.

T20 World Cup 2021 Format

The T20 World Cup format is the same as that of the previous editions. The tournament will commence with Group Stage matches that will be played by Group A and Group B. It will be followed by Super 12 Group where two top teams from Group A and Group B each will play against the 10 teams that have directly qualified for the Super 12 stage. The top 4 teams from Super 12 will compete against each other in the Knockout stage that comprises of two semi-finals and the final match.

T20 World Cup Teams

The upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 comprises of 16 teams. Among the T20 World Cup teams, top 10 are ICC Full Members and they have directly qualified for T20 World Cup championship. Of these, top 8 (barring Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) have directly qualified for Super 12 stage of the championship and they won’t have to play group stage matches. As Bangladesh and Sri Lanka could not directly qualify for Super 12, they would have to start the World Cup with group stage matches.

The top 8 teams that have directly qualified for Super 12 are:

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be joined by 6 teams that had qualified for the Twenty20 World Cup 2021 through 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier. These 6 teams are:

As mentioned previously, Papua New Guinea is a new entrant in T20 World Cup and it’s their first ever World Cup. In fact, it was the very first squad to qualify for the upcoming T20 World Cup among these 6 teams. The second name to qualify was Ireland and Oman was the last name.

T20 World Cup 2021 Venue

The T20 World Cup venues have already been declared. The tournament will be played across 7 venues. These include:

  1. Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  2. Sydney Cricket Ground
  3. The Gabba, Brisbane
  4. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  5. Simonds Stadium, Geelong
  6. Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  7. Perth Stadium, Perth

T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule

The T20 World Cup 2021 schedule was announced by ICC on January 29, 2019. The tournament will start on October 18 with two Group A matches. The first match will be between Sri Lanka and Ireland at 8:30 A.M. The second match is scheduled between Papua New Guinea and Oman and it will be hosted at 1:30 p.m. Both the matches will be held at Simonds Stadium, Geelong.

The first match of Super 12 stage will be held between the host country Australia and 2nd T20 World Cup winner Pakistan. The match is scheduled for October 24, 2021 (1:30 P.M.) and will be hosted at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. The two semi-finals of T20 World 2021 are scheduled for November 11 and 12, respectively. The first semi-final will start from 1:30 P.M. and will be held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. The second semi-final will begin from 2:00 P.M. and will be hosted at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.  The T20 World Cup final is to be held on November 15, from 1:30 P.M., at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

T20 World Cup 2021 Matches

The 2021 T20 World Cup will cover 45 matches in total. There will be 12 matches in the group stage. The Super 12 round will include 30 matches. The Knockout stage will include two semi-finals and one final match.

Group stage matches

The T20 World Cup 2021 matches will commence with group stage matches with Group A and Group B. The Group A teams are:

  • Ireland
  • Oman
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Sri Lanka

The Group A will begin their T20 World Cup 2021 with the maiden match of the tournament on October 18. It is scheduled between Sri Lanka and Ireland and will be played at Simonds Stadium, Geelong. The last match of Group A is scheduled on October 20, between Sri Lanka and Oman and it will be hosted at the same stadium.

The Group B teams are:

  • Bangladesh
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Scotland

The Group B will commence their T20 World Cup 2021 with a match between Bangladesh and Namibia that will be played on October 19. The last match of Group B is scheduled on October 23, between Bangladesh and Scotland and it will be hosted at the same stadium.

Ireland and Oman from Group A and Bangladesh and Namibia from Group B will advance to Super 12s.

Super 12 matches

The Super 12 stage will start with Group 1 and Group 2 games. The Group 1 teams are:

  • Australia
  • Pakistan
  • New Zealand
  • West Indies
  • Top-most team of Group A
  • Second highest team of Group B

The Group 1 teams will have their first match on October 24, 2021. It is scheduled between Australia and Pakistan and will be held at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

The Group 2 teams are:

  • Afghanistan
  • England
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Second-highest
  • Top-most team of Group B
  • Second highest team of Group A

The Group 2 teams will have their first match on October 24, 2021. It is scheduled between India and South Africa and will be held at Perth Stadium, Perth

The Knockout stage matches

The Knockout stage will have two semi-finals and one final and will continue from November 11- November 14, 2021. The matches will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Adelaide Oval and Melbourne Cricket Ground.

T20 World Cup 2021 Tickets

The T20 World Cup 2021 tickets are already on sale online. Interested spectators can book their ticket in advance online or can purchase the tickets directly from the ticket counter at the stadiums. The T20 World Cup ticket price starts from $20 for adults and $5 for child for group stage matches as well as Super 12 matches.

In regards to T20 World Cup semi-finals tickets, the starting prices for adult ticket for first and second matches are $40 and $90 respectively. In regards to children, it is $10 and $20 respectively.

The T20 World Cup 2021 final ticket starting price is $125 for adults and $20 for children.

The T20 World Cup has taken an innovative “Fans first” policy where a collective ticket for a family of 4 would come at $50 instead of $20 each.

Visit www.t20worldcup.com for online booking for cricket world cup tickets. Book your tickets in advance to avoid last minute rush.

T20 World Cup 2021 Live Streaming

The T20 World Cup live streaming will be available of major live streaming platforms online like Hot Star and Willow TV. These platforms will broadcast the matches live from stadiums for those who will be unable to catch the match physically from the World Cup venues. You will also be able to watch match highlights on these online streaming platforms.

T20 World Cup 2021 Team squad and players list is given below. You can also download the T20 world cup 2021 schedule pdf by clicking on the link below.

Start Date

18/10/2021

End Date

14/11/2021

Host Country

India

Match schedule

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Sri Lanka vs Ireland 1st Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 1
Date- 18/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
Ireland Venue
Simonds Stadium
Papua New Guinea vs Oman 2nd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 2
Date- 18/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Papua New Guinea Vs
Oman Venue
Simonds Stadium
Bangladesh vs Namibia 3rd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 3
Date- 19/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Bangladesh Vs
Namibia Venue
Bellerive Oval
Netherlands vs Scotland 4th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 4
Date- 19/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Netherlands Vs
Scotland Venue
Bellerive Oval
Ireland vs Oman 5th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 5
Date- 20/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Ireland Vs
Oman Venue
Simonds Stadium
Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea 6th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 6
Date- 20/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
Papua New Guinea Venue
Simonds Stadium
Namibia vs Scotland 7th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 7
Date- 21/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Namibia Vs
Scotland Venue
Bellerive Oval
Bangladesh vs Netherlands 8th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 8
Date- 21/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Bangladesh Vs
Netherlands Venue
Bellerive Oval
Papua New Guinea vs Ireland 9th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 9
Date- 22/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Papua New Guinea Vs
Ireland Venue
Simonds Stadium
Sri Lanka vs Oman 10th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 10
Date- 22/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Sri Lanka Vs
Oman Venue
Simonds Stadium
Netherlands vs Namibia 11th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 11
Date- 23/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Netherlands Vs
Namibia Venue
Bellerive Oval
Bangladesh vs Scotland 12th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 12
Date- 23/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Bangladesh Vs
Scotland Venue
Bellerive Oval
Australia vs Pakistan 13th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 13
Date- 24/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Australia Vs
Pakistan Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs South Africa 14th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 14
Date- 24/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

India Vs
South Africa Venue
Perth Stadium
15th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 15
Date- 25/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Bellerive Oval
New Zealand vs West Indies 16th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 16
Date- 25/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

New Zealand Vs
West Indies Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
17th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 17
Date- 26/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Afghanistan Vs
TBD Venue
Perth Stadium
18th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 18
Date- 26/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

England Vs
TBD Venue
Perth Stadium
19th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 19
Date- 27/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

New Zealand Vs
TBD Venue
Bellerive Oval
20th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 20
Date- 28/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Afghanistan Vs
TBD Venue
Perth Stadium
Australia vs West Indies 21st Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 21
Date- 28/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Australia Vs
West Indies Venue
Perth Stadium
22nd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 22
Date- 29/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Pakistan Vs
TBD Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
23rd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 23
Date- 29/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

India Vs
TBD Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
England vs South Africa 24th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 24
Date- 30/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

England Vs
South Africa Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
25th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 25
Date- 30/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

West Indies Vs
TBD Venue
Perth Stadium
New Zealand vs Pakistan 26th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 26
Date- 31/10/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

New Zealand Vs
Pakistan Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
27th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 27
Date- 31/10/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Australia Vs
TBD Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Afghanistan vs South Africa 28th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 28
Date- 01/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Afghanistan Vs
South Africa Venue
Adelaide Oval
India vs England 29th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 29
Date- 01/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

India Vs
England Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
30th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 30
Date- 02/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
31st Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 31
Date- 02/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

New Zealand Vs
TBD Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
Pakistan vs West Indies 32nd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 32
Date- 03/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Pakistan Vs
West Indies Venue
Adelaide Oval
33rd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 33
Date- 03/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Australia Vs
TBD Venue
Adelaide Oval
Afghanistan vs England 34th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 34
Date- 04/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Afghanistan Vs
England Venue
Brisbane Cricket Ground
35th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 35
Date- 05/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

South Africa Vs
TBD Venue
Adelaide Oval
36th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 36
Date- 05/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

India Vs
TBD Venue
Adelaide Oval
37th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 37
Date- 06/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

Pakistan Vs
TBD Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Australia vs New Zealand 38th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 38
Date- 06/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

Australia Vs
New Zealand Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
39th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 39
Date- 07/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

England Vs
TBD Venue
Adelaide Oval
40th Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 40
Date- 07/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

West Indies Vs
TBD Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground
41st Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 41
Date- 08/11/2020
Time - 14:00(Local)

South Africa Vs
TBD Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
India vs Afghanistan 42nd Match T20 World Cup 2020
Match 42
Date- 08/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

India Vs
Afghanistan Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
1st Match - T20 World Cup 2020 Semifinal
Match 43
Date- 11/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Sydney Cricket Ground
2nd Match - T20 World Cup 2020 Semifinal
Match 44
Date- 12/11/2020
Time - Not Available

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Adelaide Oval
T20 World Cup 2020 Final Match
Match 45
Date- 15/11/2020
Time - 19:00(Local)

TBD Vs
TBD Venue
Melbourne Cricket Ground

Playing Teams
India Australia Ireland Netherlands
Pakistan Afghanistan West Indies Namibia
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Scotland Papua New Guinea
South Africa England New Zealand Oman