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 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|
|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?
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.
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.