T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Teams, Venue, Dates and Winners List

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be the seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament. The venue for ICC T20 2021 World Cup is scheduled to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14, 2021.  West Indies is the defending champions of the 2021 T20 World Cup. They defeated England in the 2016 World Cup final. 

T20 World Cup Winners list

West Indies is the most successful team in ICC T20 World Cup campaign. They won two editions back in 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final and in 2016 by beating England. India had won the maiden edition of the I.C.C. Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007. 

2009PakistanSri Lanka
2012West IndiesSri Lanka
2014Sri LankaIndia
2016West IndiesEngland
2021AustraliaNew Zealand

South Africa, and New Zealand are the top teams that never won ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. They will look forward to winning the title this time.

T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule

Match NumberDateMatch DetailTime (IST)Round
117/10/2021Oman Vs PNG3.30 pm1ST
217/10/2021Bangladesh vs Scotland7.30 pm1ST
318/10/2021Ireland Vs the Netherlands3.30 pm1ST
418/10/2021Sri Lanka vs Namibia7.30 pm1ST
519/10/2021Scotland Vs PNG3.30 pm1ST
619/10/2021Oman Vs Bangladesh7.30 pm 1ST
720/10/2021Namibia Vs Netherlands3.30 pm 1ST
820/10/2021Sri Lanka Vs Ireland7.30 pm1ST 
921/10/2021Bangladesh Vs PNG3.30 pm1ST 
1021/10/2021  Oman Vs Scotland7.30 pm1ST 
1122/10/2021Namibia Vs Ireland3.30 pm 1ST 
1222/10/2021Sri Lanka Vs Netherlands7.30 pm1ST
1323/10/2021Australia Vs South Africa3.30 pmSuper 12
1423/10/2021England Vs West Indies7.30 pmSuper 12
1524/10/2021Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh3.30 pmSuper 12
1624/10/2021India Vs. Pakistan7.30 pmSuper 12
1725/10/2021Afghanistan Vs Scotland7.30 pmSuper 12
1826/10/2021South Africa Vs. West Indies3.30 pmSuper 12
1926/10/ 2021Pakistan Vs. New Zealand7.30 pmSuper 12
2027/10/2021England Vs. Bangladesh3.30 pmSuper 12 
2127/10/2021Scotland vs Namibia7.30 pmSuper 12
2228/10/2021Australia Vs. Sri Lanka7.30 pmSuper 12
2329/10/2021West Indies vs Bangladesh3.30 pmSuper 12
2429/10/2021Afghanistan Vs. Pakistan7.30 pmSuper 12
2530/10/2021South Africa Vs. Sri Lanka3.30 pmSuper 12
2630/10/2021England Vs. Australia7.30 pmSuper 12
2731/10/2021Afghanistan Vs. Namibia3.30 pmSuper 12
2831/10/2021India Vs. New Zealand7.30 pmSuper 12
291/11/2021England Vs. Sri Lanka7.30 pm Super 12
302/11/2021South Africa Vs. Bangladesh3.30 pmSuper 12
312/11/2021Pakistan Vs. Namibia7.30 pmSuper 12
323/11/2021New Zealand Vs. Scotland3.30 pmSuper 12
333/11/2021India Vs. Afghanistan7.30 pmSuper 12
344/11/2021Australia Vs. Bangladesh3.30 pmSuper 12
354/11/2021West Indies vs. Sri Lanka7.30 pmSuper 12
365/11/2021New Zealand Vs. Namibia3.30 pmSuper 12
375/11/2021India Vs. Scotland7.30 pmSuper 12
38 6/11/2021Australia Vs. West Indies3.30 pmSuper 12
396/11/2021England Vs. South Africa7.30 pmSuper 12
407/11/2021New Zealand Vs. Afghanistan3.30 pmSuper 12
417/11/2021Pakistan Vs. Scotland7.30 pmSuper 12
428/11/2021India Vs. Namibia7.30 pmSuper 12
4310/11/2021England vs New Zealand7.30 pmSemi-Final 1
4411/11/2021Australia vs Pakistan7.30 pm Semi-Final 2
4514/11/2021Australia vs New Zealand7.30 pmFinal

The ICC 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup will commence on October 17, 2021. There will be group stage qualifying matches from October 1 till October twenty second, 2021. Eight teams will compete against each other, out of which four teams will qualify for the Super 12 round. The Super 12 round will start on October 23, 2021. The Final of the tournament will be held on November 14, 2021, at Dubai International Stadium. 

Who Won the First T20 World Cup?

The first-ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was held in South Africa back in 2007. It was a very successful edition of the game of cricket. The Indian Cricket team had won the maiden edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Indian team had defeated Pakistan in the Final of the tournament. The Indian team had shown brilliant tempo and quality cricket throughout the tournament.

Yuvraj Singh was India’s best batsman in the tournament. He had scored the fastest fifty in the tournament in just 12 balls against England. The ICC T20 World Cup 2007 also became famous for Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in an over. Yuvraj had smashed six sixes in 1 over of Stuart Broad and registered his name in the book of cricket.

M.S. Dhoni led the Indian cricket team. India had played fearless cricket under M.S. Dhoni’s captaincy and became champion. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan won the tournament award in the 2007 T20 World Cup for his brilliant all-round performance. Matthew Hayden of Australia was the leading run-scorer (265 runs), and Umar Gul of Pakistan was the leading wicket-taker (13 wickets) in this tournament. 

T20 World Cup 2021 Team List

Total 16 teams are participating in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Eight teams are already in the Super 12 round, while the other eight teams will have to play qualifying matches to reach at Super 12 round. Four teams will qualify for the Super 12 rounds out of 8 teams.  The teams which are already in the Super 12 round are

  1. India
  2. Australia
  3. New Zealand 
  4. England
  5. Pakistan
  6. West Indies
  7. South Africa
  8. Afghanistan

The other eight teams which will have to play qualifying matches first are

  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Netherlands
  4. Ireland
  5. Oman
  6. PNG
  7. Namibia
  8. Scotland

T20 World Cup 2021 Groups

These eight teams are distributed into two groups, A and B. The top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12 round. The groups are

Group 1Group 2

The Sri Lankan cricket team and Bangladesh team have the advantage and experience of playing in major tournaments. It should not be difficult for them to qualify for the Super 12 round.

The Super 12 teams are also distributed in two groups, A and B. The groups are

Group AGroup B
Sri LankaNamibia

The Indian cricket team is the top contender of finishing at the top position in Group B, whereas Group A is powerful. All teams are very strong in Group A, and there will be a healthy battle in Group A compared to Group B. Indian team will have the advantage of playing in the U.A.E. The Indian players are familiar with the pitch type and ground measurement as well as the weather condition. The BCCI organized IPL in UAE. last year, and also the 2nd half of I.P.L. 2021 will be scheduled at U.A.E. Hence, it will also help players to adjust to the climatic conditions of UAE. England team is also a top contender of winning the tournament. They are currently in top rank in I.C.C. Men’s T20I Team Rankings. West Indies team has always been a surprise package in T20Is. They are the defending champions and will undoubtedly play like champions. West Indies team is always dangerous in T20Is. The tournament is very unpredictable, and one cannot predict the winner as all the teams are capable of winning the tournament.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Venue

The T20 World Cup 2021 was originally scheduled in Australia in 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament was postponed to October 2021 and rescheduled to U.A.E. and Oman as new locations. There are a total of 4 venues in which 45 matches are organized. The venues are

  1. Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket, Oman
  2. Sheikh Zayed Stadium, U.A.E.
  3. Dubai International Stadium, UAE
  4. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, U.A.E.

Live Streaming : Computer, Mobile and TV

The Indian viewers will enjoy the live telecast of the T20 World Cup on the Star Sports network. Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports H.D., etc. The Australian fans can enjoy the live streaming on Fox Sports Network and Channel 9. The cricket fans in the U.K. will enjoy the live action on Sky Sports. The fans from South Africa can watch the live streaming of the T20 World Cup on the Super Sports network. The Caribbean fans can watch the live stream on the ESPN network. The Pakistani fans will enjoy the live action on Ten Sports and PTV Sports. The fans from Singapore can enjoy the game on Star Cricket, Singtel, and the Star Hub network.