T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup 2021

The T20 World Cup 2021 is the seventh World Cup being played by the men’s cricket teams in the stadium of the United Arab Emirates. It is also known as ICC T20 World Cup and is on an international level. The tournament includes 16 teams in which the top ten teams are selected through rankings while the remaining six are chosen through the Qualifier T20 World Cup.

The term T20 means Twenty20, and this event is played between two international members of the ICC, in which each team has to score in a maximum of twenty overs. Moreover, the T20 World Cups usually take place after a gap of two years. However, since the Covid-19 Pandemic, the T20 World Cup 2020 that was to take place in Australia has been postponed to 2021, with India as its host.

However, due to the high rise of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, ICC relocated the matches to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. As mentioned earlier, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is the 7th edition of the tournament, where India won the 6th edition of the tournament against their match with Pakistan.

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T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule

The twenty 20 world Cup, also known as the T20 World cup, is a year-on-year tournament arranged between international teams representing each distinct flag. T20 cricket was first initiated in 2003, not so long ago, but with a twist in rules to gain a diverse audience from the cricket fanbase and even outside.

Apart from that, the hosts for T20 World Cup 2021 are UAE and Oman. The schedule is set; however, the tentative dates mentioned by ICC (International cricket council) are from 17th October 2021 to 14th November 2021.

Furthermore, this year’s tournament will consist of 45 total matches held in two rounds for the T20 World Cup, and the teams will need to win two titles to qualify for the semifinals, and the best of all will make it into the finals.

Round 1

This round will be played in twelve matches between eight teams;

  • Bangladesh
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Namibia
  • Oman
  • Sri Lanka
  • Netherlands
  • Papua New Guinea

Super 12s

The top four teams will progress towards the Super 12s. The Super 12s will comprise thirty matches between the top four teams ranked from round 1 and eight ranked T20I teams, making it 12 teams. The International Cricket Council had announced the groups for the tournament on 16th July 2021.

These were the same teams that were ranked in the Qualifier rounds. Thus, the final fixtures for the tournament, along with the super 12 matches, were confirmed by ICC on 17th August 2021. The T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule has been carefully plotted in the table below:

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ICC T20 World Cup Super 12s schedule
DateMatchVenueMatch timings (IST)Result
23-OctAustralia v South AfricaAbu Dhabi3:30 PMAustralia won by five wickets
England v West IndiesDubai7:30 PMEngland won by six wickets
24-OctSri Lanka v BangladeshSharjah3:30 PMSri Lanka won by five wickets
India v PakistanDubai7:30 PMPakistan won by ten wickets
25-OctAfghanistan v ScotlandSharjah7:30 PMAfghanistan won by 120 runs
26-OctSouth Africa v West IndiesDubai3:30 PMTBD
Pakistan v New ZealandSharjah7:30 PMTBD
27-OctEngland v BangladeshAbu Dhabi3:30 PMTBD
Scotland v NamibiaAbu Dhabi7:30 PMTBD
28-OctAustralia v Sri LankaDubai7:30 PMTBD
29-OctWest Indies v BangladeshSharjah3:30 PMTBD
Pakistan v AfghanistanDubai7:30 PMTBD
30-OctSouth Africa v Sri LankaSharjah3:30 PMTBD
Australia v EnglandDubai7:30 PMTBD
31-OctAfghanistan v A2Abu Dhabi3:30 PMTBD
India v New Zealand,Dubai7:30 PMTBD
1-NovEngland v Sri LankaSharjah7:30 PMTBD
2-NovSouth Africa v BangladeshAbu Dhabi3:30 PMTBD
Pakistan v NamibiaAbu Dhabi7:30 PMTBD
3-NovNew Zealand v ScotlandDubai3:30 PMTBD
India v AfghanistanAbu Dhabi7:30 PMTBD
4-NovAustralia v BangladeshDubai3:30 PMTBD
West indies v Sri LankaAbu Dhabi7:30 PMTBD
5-NovNew Zealand v NamibiaSharjah3:30 PMTBD
India v ScotlandDubai7:30 PMTBD
6-NovAustralia v West IndiesAbu Dhabi3:30 PMTBD
England v South AfricaSharjah7:30 PMTBD
7-NovNew Zealand v AfghanistanAbu Dhabi3:30 PMTBD
Pakistan v ScotlandSharjah7:30 PMTBD
8-NovIndia v NamibiaDubai7:30 PMTBD
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 semifinal schedule
10-NovSemi-final 1 (A1 v B2)Abu Dhabi7:30 PMTBD
11-NovSemi-final 2 (B1 v A2)Dubai7:30 PMTBD
ICC T20 World Cup final date
14-NovFinalDubai7:30 PMTBD

T20 World Cup 2021 teams

A total of 16 teams are participating in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, including the qualifiers. The two teams participating in the initial round are Papua New Guinea, Namibia, the Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, and Bangladesh. However, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, West Indies, England will compete in the qualifying round.

Moreover, the super 12 round had kicked off from 23rd October from Australia vs. South Africa. 4 teams have, however, qualified for the super 12 round after concluding the qualifier round held on 22nd October.

T20 World Cup points table

T20 Super 12 groups

Group 1 

  • England
  • Australia
  • West Indies
  • South Africa
  • A1
  • B1

Group 2 

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • New Zealand
  • Afghanistan
  • A2
  • B1

ICC T20 World cup venue

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Venue was first supposed to be in Australia; due to the Covid-19 Pandemic; it was shifted to India and then again relocated to the United Arab Emirates, where its venue is supposed to be in the following;

  • Dubai International stadium.
  • Sharjah cricket ground.
  • Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

T20 World Cup Points System

The essential points system for the T20 World Cup tournaments is the same throughout its total of eight editions. The following point system will be implemented for the Super 12 round;

  • The teams that win will be awarded 2 points.
  • If the match between two teams results in a tie, no result, or abandonment, the opposing team will receive 1 point.
  • Last but not least, if either of the two teams facing either suffer a loss or forfeit the match then, they will receive 0 points

Here is the summarized version of the matches, teams, and their scorecards;

Group A
Sri Lanka1100020.583
South Africa101000-0.253
West Indies101000-3.97
Group B
New Zealand0000000

T20 World Cup 2021


NRR= Net Run Rate

PTS= Points

NR= No Result

Apart from that,

There is always a particular hype for the ICC T20 World Cup tournament held after every two years, and citizens of each representing team give out their all to support their teams. Wearing the international colors of their country, the citizens ensure that they can support their teams with everything, including the motivation to perform well in the matches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who won the first T20 World Cup?

A: The T20 World Cup 2007 was won by India while Pakistan also received the trophy two years later.

Q: When is T20 World Cup 2021?

A: The schedule is set for the T20 world cup. However, the tentative dates mentioned by ICC (International cricket council) are from 17 Oct 2021 to 14 Nov 2021.

Q: How many times did Pakistan win T20 World Cup?

A: Pakistan has won only one T20 World Cup that was held in 2009.

Q: Who won T20 World Cup 2016?

A: West Indies won T20 World Cup 2016.

Q: Who is the current champion of the ICC T20 World Cup?

A: The champions of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 are West Indies, with England as Runner Ups.

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