T20 World cup 2021

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the fixtures for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. In this article, you will get to know every detail about the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021, including the India squad, India’s schedule groups, team list, all team squad, timetable, tickets, and venue.

Previously, the marquee World Cup event was scheduled to start in 2020. However, due to the pandemic situation, it was postponed. Also, India was all set to host the tournament. However, with the current covid-19 situation of India is not in full control to host big events like T20 World Cup.

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So instead of India, it will take place in UAE and OMAN in a total of 4 venues, Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. However, BCCI will still hold the hosting rights for the event.

ICC T20 World Cup
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 (Image Credit: Twitter)

T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule

The qualifier round of T20 World Cup 2021 will begin on October 17 and will end on October 22. Meanwhile, from the next day which is October 23, the Super 12 round will start and it will take place till November 8. After that, the knock-out round of the T20 World Cup 2021 will start on November 10. Notably, the first semi-finals will commence in Abu Dhabi and the second semi-final will be played in Dubai.

A total of 45 games will be played in the T20 World Cup 2021 and ICC has divided teams into four groups. This is how teams are placed in the groups:

Group A Group B
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team Bangladesh National Cricket Team
Round 1 Ireland National Cricket Team Scotland National Cricket Team
The Netherlands National Cricket Team Papua New Guinea National Cricket Team
Nambia National Cricket Team Oman National Cricket Team

*Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s

Group 1 Group 2
England National Cricket Team India National Cricket Team
Australia National Cricket Team New Zealand National Cricket Team
Super 12s South Africa National Cricket Team Pakistan National Cricket Team
West Indies National Cricket Team Afghanistan National Cricket Team
A1 A2
B2 B1

*The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals

Tournament T20 World Cup
Year 2021
Format Twenty- Twenty
Hosts UAE
Organizer ICC
Start Date 17-10-21
Final Date 14-11-21

Below is the complete ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:

Match No Date Fixture Time (IST) Venue Stage
1 Oct-17 Oman vs Papua New Guinea 15:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
2 Oct-17 Bangladesh vs Scotland 19:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
3 Oct-18 Ireland vs the Netherlands 15:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
4 Oct-18 Sri Lanka vs Namibia 19:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
5 Oct-19 Scotland vs Papua New Guinea 15:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
6 Oct-19 Oman vs Bangladesh 19:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
7 Oct-20 Namibia vs the Netherlands 15:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
8 Oct-20 Sri Lanka vs Ireland 19:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
9 Oct-21 Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea 15:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
10 Oct-21 Oman vs Scotland 19:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
11 Oct-22 Namibia vs Ireland 15:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
12 Oct-22 Sri Lanka vs the Netherlands 19:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
13 Oct-23 Australia vs South Africa 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
14 Oct-23 England vs West Indies 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
15 Oct-24 A1 vs B2 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
16 Oct-24 India vs Pakistan 19:30 Dubai Super 12
17 Oct-25 Afghanistan vs B1 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
18 Oct-26 South Africa vs West Indies 15:30 Dubai Super 12
19 Oct-26 Pakistan vs New Zealand 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
20 Oct-27 England vs B2 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
21 Oct-27 B1 vs A2 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
22 Oct-28 Australia vs A1 19:30 Dubai Super 12
23 Oct-29 West Indies vs B2 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
24 Oct-29 Afghanistan vs Pakistan 19:30 Dubai Super 12
25 Oct-30 South Africa vs A1 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
26 Oct-30 England vs Australia 19:30 Dubai Super 12
27 Oct-31 Afghanistan vs A2 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
28 Oct-31 India vs New Zealand 19:30 Dubai Super 12
29 Nov-01 England vs A1 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
30 Nov-02 South Africa vs B2 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
31 Nov-02 Pakistan vs A2 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
32 Nov-03 New Zealand vs B1 15:30 Dubai Super 12
33 Nov-03 India vs Afghanistan 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
34 Nov-04 Australia vs B2 15:30 Dubai Super 12
35 Nov-04 West Indies vs A1 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
36 Nov-05 New Zealand vs A2 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
37 Nov-05 India vs B1 19:30 Dubai Super 12
38 Nov-06 Australia vs West Indies 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
39 Nov-06 England vs South Africa 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
40 Nov-07 New Zealand vs Afghanistan 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
41 Nov-07 Pakistan vs B1 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
42 Nov-08 India vs A2 19:30 Dubai Super 12
43 Nov-10 Semi-Final 1 19:30 Abu Dhabi Playoff
44 Nov-11 Semi-Final 2 19:30 Dubai Playoff
45 Nov-14 Final 19:30 Dubai Final

To get the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule PDF, click here.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule India

India will be entering the tournament as one of the favorites to win the trophy. India is placed in the Group B of the tournament alongside Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan. The Virat Kohli-led India will be starting their campaign in the high-voltage battle against arch-rivals Pakistan. However, with the large pool of talented cricketers available picking, the squad will be a very tough job for the selectors.

India National Cricket Team, T20 World Cup 2021
India National Cricket Team. Image Credits: Twitter

Predicted India’s Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Groups And Team List

As per rules, there will be 12 teams competing in the Super12 round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Among the 12 teams, a total of 8 teams have already qualified for the Super12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2021 and the remaining teams will be selected on the basis of the Qualifier round of the T20 World Cup 2021 which will take place from October 17 to October 22.

In the qualifier rounds group, A consists of Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia. Group B consists of Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman. In the already qualified groups, Group 1 consists of England, Australia, West Indies, and South Africa. Group 2 consists of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 All Team Squad

New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2021: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, India Squad And Schedule. Groups, Team List, All Team Squad, Time Table, Tickets, And Venue

Australia Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. Traveling reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams.

Other than New Zealand and Australia no other team has announced the squad for the upcoming T20 world cup, So we will have a look at their predicted squads.

Predicted India Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy.

Predicted Pakistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Sharjeel Khan, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Arshad Iqbal.

Predicted England Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley.

Predicted West Indies Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Kevin Sinclair.

Predicted South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Anrich Nortje.

Predicted Afghanistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Time Table (All Times In IST)

Round 1 qualifiers

Oct. 17 — Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 18 –Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 19 –Scotland v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 20 –Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 21 –Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 22 — Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (7:30 pm)

Super 12

Group 1 fixtures

Oct. 23 – Australia vs South Africa 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 23 – England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 24 – A1 vs B2 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – South Africa vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 27 – England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 28 – Australia vs A1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 29 – West Indies vs B2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – South Africa vs A1 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 1 – England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 2 – South Africa vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 4 – Australia vs B2 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 4 – West Indies vs A1 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – Australia vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Group 2 fixtures

Oct. 24 – India vs Pakistan 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 25 – Afghanistan vs B1 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – Pakistan vs New Zealand 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 27 – B1 vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 29 – Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 31 – Afghanistan vs A2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 31 – India vs New Zealand – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 2 – Pakistan vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 3 – New Zealand vs B1 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 3 – India vs Afghanistan – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 5 – New Zealand vs A2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 5 – India vs B1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 7 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 7 – Pakistan vs B1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 8 – India vs A2 – 7:30 pm Dubai

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Tickets

So far there is no confirmation whether or not the fans will be allowed in the stadiums for T20 World Cup 2021. However, reports stated that the spectators will be allowed in the stadium in the latter half of IPL 2021.

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