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:

Round 1Group ASri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia
Round 1Group BBangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman
Super 12sGroup 1England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1, and B2
Super 12sGroup 2India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, and B

T20 World Cup 2021 Fixtures:

DateTeam 1Team 2VenueRoundGroup
17-Oct-21OmanPapua New GuineaOmanFirst RoundGroup B
17-Oct-21BangladeshScotlandOmanFirst RoundGroup B
18-Oct-21IrelandNetherlandsOmanFirst RoundGroup A
18-Oct-21Sri LankaNamibiaOmanFirst RoundGroup A
19-Oct-21ScotlandPapua New GuineaOmanFirst RoundGroup B
19-Oct-21OmanBangladeshOmanFirst RoundGroup B
20-Oct-21NamibiaNetherlandsAbu DhabiFirst RoundGroup A
20-Oct-21Sri LankaIrelandAbu DhabiFirst RoundGroup A
21-Oct-21BangladeshPapua New GuineaAbu DhabiFirst RoundGroup B
21-Oct-21OmanScotlandAbu DhabiFirst RoundGroup B
22-Oct-21NamibiaIrelandSharjahFirst RoundGroup A
22-Oct-21Sri LankaNetherlandsSharjahFirst RoundGroup A
23-Oct-21AustraliaSouth AfricaAbu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
23-Oct-21EnglandWest IndiesDubaiSuper 12Group 1
24-Oct-21A1B2SharjahSuper 12Group 1
26-Oct-21South AfricaWest IndiesDubaiSuper 12Group 1
27-Oct-21EnglandB2Abu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
28-Oct-21AustraliaA1DubaiSuper 12Group 2
29-Oct-21West IndiesB2SharjahSuper 12Group 1
30-Oct-21South AfricaA1SharjahSuper 12Group 2
30-Oct-21EnglandAustraliaDubaiSuper 12Group 1
01-Nov-21EnglandA1SharjahSuper 12Group 1
02-Nov-21South AfricaB2Abu DhabiSuper 12Group 2
04-Nov-21AustraliaB2DubaiSuper 12Group 2
04-Nov-21West IndiesA1Abu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
06-Nov-21AustraliaWest IndiesAbu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
06-Nov-21EnglandSouth AfricaSharjahSuper 12Group 1
24-Oct-21IndiaPakistanDubaiSuper 12Group 2
25-Oct-21AfghanistanB1SharjahSuper 12Group 2
26-Oct-21PakistanNew ZealandSharjahSuper 12Group 2
27-Oct-21B1A2Abu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
29-Oct-21AfghanistanPakistanDubaiSuper 12Group 1
31-Oct-21AfghanistanA2Abu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
31-Oct-21IndiaNew ZealandDubaiSuper 12Group 2
02-Nov-21PakistanA2Abu DhabiSuper 12Group 2
03-Nov-21New ZealandA1DubaiSuper 12Group 2
03-Nov-21IndiaAfghanistanAbu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
05-Nov-21New ZealandA2SharjahSuper 12Group 1
05-Nov-21IndiaB1DubaiSuper 12Group 2
07-Nov-21New ZealandAfghanistanAbu DhabiSuper 12Group 1
07-Nov-21PakistanB1SharjahSuper 12Group 2
08-Nov-21IndiaA2DubaiSuper 12Group 2

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Match NoDateTeamsSemi-Final | Final
110 November 2021TBC vs TBC1st Semi-Final
211 November 2021TBC vs TBC2nd Semi-Final
314 November 2021TBC vs TBCFinal

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.


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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