T20 World Cup 2021
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The waiting has almost come to an end. The screen of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is going to be revealed on 17 October. 16 best teams from all over the world are going to compete in this tournament.

This year, at first 8 teams will play first-round among which, 4 teams will be qualified for the round of Super 12s and they will join in groups 1 and 2 with the other teams.

India and Pakistan are placed in the same group. Pakistan has never managed to defeat India in the World Cup matches. Gautam Gambir suggested not to think about Pakistan.

“It is important to play Pakistan in the early stages of the tournament because what happens is — you don’t want to keep thinking about Pakistan — you can finish it off initially and concentrate on the entire tournament, and it is exactly the same for the fans and the country as well,” said Gambhir.

Like India and Pakistan, All the teams are practicing hard to win the trophy for themselves. Bangladesh has defeated Australia 4-1 in their recent series. England, South Africa, West Indies are also improving themselves by staying more in the training ground.

All the fans are waiting to see their favorite team perform in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Today we will know about the Teams, fixtures, venue, and live streaming options of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Which Teams are Participating in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021?

A total of16 teams will be participating in the tournament. The full list is given below:

Stage Group Teams
Round 1 Group A Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia
Round 1 Group B Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman
Super 12s Group 1 England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1, and B2
Super 12s Group 2 India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, and B

T20 World Cup 2021 Fixtures:

Date Team 1 Team 2 Venue Round Group
17-Oct-21 Oman Papua New Guinea Oman First Round Group B
17-Oct-21 Bangladesh Scotland Oman First Round Group B
18-Oct-21 Ireland Netherlands Oman First Round Group A
18-Oct-21 Sri Lanka Namibia Oman First Round Group A
19-Oct-21 Scotland Papua New Guinea Oman First Round Group B
19-Oct-21 Oman Bangladesh Oman First Round Group B
20-Oct-21 Namibia Netherlands Abu Dhabi First Round Group A
20-Oct-21 Sri Lanka Ireland Abu Dhabi First Round Group A
21-Oct-21 Bangladesh Papua New Guinea Abu Dhabi First Round Group B
21-Oct-21 Oman Scotland Abu Dhabi First Round Group B
22-Oct-21 Namibia Ireland Sharjah First Round Group A
22-Oct-21 Sri Lanka Netherlands Sharjah First Round Group A
23-Oct-21 Australia South Africa Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
23-Oct-21 England West Indies Dubai Super 12 Group 1
24-Oct-21 A1 B2 Sharjah Super 12 Group 1
26-Oct-21 South Africa West Indies Dubai Super 12 Group 1
27-Oct-21 England B2 Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
28-Oct-21 Australia A1 Dubai Super 12 Group 2
29-Oct-21 West Indies B2 Sharjah Super 12 Group 1
30-Oct-21 South Africa A1 Sharjah Super 12 Group 2
30-Oct-21 England Australia Dubai Super 12 Group 1
01-Nov-21 England A1 Sharjah Super 12 Group 1
02-Nov-21 South Africa B2 Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 2
04-Nov-21 Australia B2 Dubai Super 12 Group 2
04-Nov-21 West Indies A1 Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
06-Nov-21 Australia West Indies Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
06-Nov-21 England South Africa Sharjah Super 12 Group 1
24-Oct-21 India Pakistan Dubai Super 12 Group 2
25-Oct-21 Afghanistan B1 Sharjah Super 12 Group 2
26-Oct-21 Pakistan New Zealand Sharjah Super 12 Group 2
27-Oct-21 B1 A2 Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
29-Oct-21 Afghanistan Pakistan Dubai Super 12 Group 1
31-Oct-21 Afghanistan A2 Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
31-Oct-21 India New Zealand Dubai Super 12 Group 2
02-Nov-21 Pakistan A2 Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 2
03-Nov-21 New Zealand A1 Dubai Super 12 Group 2
03-Nov-21 India Afghanistan Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
05-Nov-21 New Zealand A2 Sharjah Super 12 Group 1
05-Nov-21 India B1 Dubai Super 12 Group 2
07-Nov-21 New Zealand Afghanistan Abu Dhabi Super 12 Group 1
07-Nov-21 Pakistan B1 Sharjah Super 12 Group 2
08-Nov-21 India A2 Dubai Super 12 Group 2

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Match No Date Teams Semi-Final | Final
1 10 November 2021 TBC vs TBC 1st Semi-Final
2 11 November 2021 TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi-Final
3 14 November 2021 TBC vs TBC Final

How to Live Stream T20 World Cup 2021?

ICC T20 World Cup live stream is available on SonyLIV. SonyLIV and Hotstar are the best options for Asian fans, particularly the Indians, to watch live matches of the upcoming T20 World Cup.

For telly viewers, TenSports will telecast every game of the mega-cricket event.

Venue For The Tournament:

This year, T20 World Cup 2021 was scheduled to hold in India. But there was a massive spread of COVID 19 in India this year. So, the venue has been moved to UAE and BCCI will be hosting the matches there.

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The T20 World Cup Venue 2021 has 4 stadiums in the UAE, which include 

  • Dubai International Stadium
  • Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
  • Sharjah Stadium
  • Oman Cricket Academy Ground.

Prediction:

India and New Zealand are heavy favorites as per Surprise Sports. While England are the top-ranked side, they are not likely to excel on the Dubai tracks that are quite different from typical English tracks.

India have played a fair bit of cricket, both international and franchise, in the UAE and is likely to flourish as an Asian side that has similar conditions back home.

New Zealand are a great side when it comes to adapting to the conditions regardless of the venue. Winning the World Test Championship will have them in high spirits as well.

Pakistan is another side that can excel in Dubai, considering no other team in the world has played more in Dubai than them in the last decade.

Dubai played the role of the Pakistan team’s home when the country had trouble hosting international cricket due to security reasons.

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