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.
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.
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|
*The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals
|Tournament||T20 World Cup|
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|
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.
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.
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)
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.