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.
|2012||West Indies||Sri Lanka|
|2021||To be held||To be held|
Australia, 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 Number||Date||Match Detail||Time (IST)||Round|
|1||17/10/2021||Oman Vs PNG||3.30 pm||1ST|
|2||17/10/2021||Bangladesh vs Scotland||7.30 pm||1ST|
|3||18/10/2021||Ireland Vs the Netherlands||3.30 pm||1ST|
|4||18/10/2021||Sri Lanka vs Namibia||7.30 pm||1ST|
|5||19/10/2021||Scotland Vs PNG||3.30 pm||1ST|
|6||19/10/2021||Oman Vs Bangladesh||7.30 pm||1ST|
|7||20/10/2021||Namibia Vs Netherlands||3.30 pm||1ST|
|8||20/10/2021||Sri Lanka Vs Ireland||7.30 pm||1ST|
|9||21/10/2021||Bangladesh Vs PNG||3.30 pm||1ST|
|10||21/10/2021||Oman Vs Scotland||7.30 pm||1ST|
|11||22/10/2021||Namibia Vs Ireland||3.30 pm||1ST|
|12||22/10/2021||Sri Lanka Vs Netherlands||7.30 pm||1ST|
|13||23/10/2021||Australia Vs South Africa||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|14||23/10/2021||England Vs West Indies||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|15||24/10/2021||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|16||24/10/2021||India Vs. Pakistan||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|17||25/10/2021||Afghanistan Vs Scotland||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|18||26/10/2021||South Africa Vs. West Indies||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|19||26/10/ 2021||Pakistan Vs. New Zealand||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|20||27/10/2021||England Vs. Bangladesh||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|21||27/10/2021||Scotland vs Namibia||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|22||28/10/2021||Australia Vs. Sri Lanka||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|23||29/10/2021||West Indies vs Bangladesh||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|24||29/10/2021||Afghanistan Vs. Pakistan||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|25||30/10/2021||South Africa Vs. Sri Lanka||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|26||30/10/2021||England Vs. Australia||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|27||31/10/2021||Afghanistan Vs. Namibia||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|28||31/10/2021||India Vs. New Zealand||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|29||1/11/2021||England Vs. Sri Lanka||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|30||2/11/2021||South Africa Vs. Bangladesh||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|31||2/11/2021||Pakistan Vs. Namibia||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|32||3/11/2021||New Zealand Vs. Scotland||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|33||3/11/2021||India Vs. Afghanistan||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|34||4/11/2021||Australia Vs. Bangladesh||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|35||4/11/2021||West Indies vs. Sri Lanka||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|36||5/11/2021||New Zealand Vs. Namibia||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|37||5/11/2021||India Vs. Scotland||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|38||6/11/2021||Australia Vs. West Indies||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|39||6/11/2021||England Vs. South Africa||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|40||7/11/2021||New Zealand Vs. Afghanistan||3.30 pm||Super 12|
|41||7/11/2021||Pakistan Vs. Scotland||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|42||8/11/2021||India Vs. Namibia||7.30 pm||Super 12|
|43||10/11/2021||T.B.H. Vs. TBH||7.30 pm||Semi-Final 1|
|44||11/11/2021||T.B.D. Vs. TBC||7.30 pm||Semi-Final 2|
|45||14/11/2021||T.B.D. Vs. TBD||7.30 pm||Final|
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
- New Zealand
- West Indies
- South Africa
The other eight teams which will have to play qualifying matches first are
- Sri Lanka
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 1||Group 2|
|NETHERLANDS||PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG)|
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 A||Group B|
|SOUTH AFRICA||NEW ZEALAND|
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
- Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket, Oman
- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, U.A.E.
- Dubai International Stadium, UAE
- 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.