T20 WorldCup

The seventh edition of the ICC T20 World Cup is set to be held at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already release the complete Cricket World Cup Schedule. The upcoming T20WC will take place from October 17 to November 14. Earlier the tournament was supposed to be held in India but due to the Covid-19 situation in the country, the T20 World Cup Date and venue had to be modified. Even though the mega event will be held in the UAE and Oman, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have retained the hosting rights.

T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule & Time Table


Round 1

Match No. Date Fixture Time (IST) Venue
1.17 Oct 2021Oman vs Papua New Guinea3:30 PMOman
2.17 Oct 2021Bangladesh vs Scotland7:30 PMOman
3.18 Oct 2021Ireland vs Netherlands3:30 PMAbu Dhabi
4.18 Oct 2021Sri Lanka vs Namibia7:30 PMAbu Dhabi
5.19 Oct 2021Scotland vs Papua New Guinea3:30 PMOman
6.19 Oct 2021Oman vs Bangladesh7:30 PMOman
7.20 Oct 2021Namibia vs Netherlands3:30 PMAbu Dhabi
8.20 Oct 2021Sri Lanka vs Ireland7:30 PMAbu Dhabi
9.21 Oct 2021Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea3:30 PMOman
10.21 Oct 2021Oman vs Scotland7:30 PMOman
11.22 Oct 2021Namibia vs Ireland3:30 PMSharjah
12.22 Oct 2021Sri Lanka vs Netherlands7:30 PMSharjah

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Match No. Date Fixture Time (IST) Venue
13.23 Oct 2021Australia vs South Africa3:30 PMAbu Dhabi
14.23 Oct 2021England vs West Indies7:30 PMDubai
15.24 Oct 2021A1 vs B23:30 PMSharjah
16.24 Oct 2021India vs Pakistan7:30 PMDubai
17.25 Oct 2021Afghanistan vs B17:30 PMSharjah
18.26 Oct 2021South Africa vs West Indies3:30 PMDubai
19.26 Oct 2021Pakistan vs New Zealand7:30 PMSharjah
20.27 Oct 2021England vs B23:30 PMSharjah
21.27 Oct 2021B1 vs A27:30 PMAbu Dhabi
22.28 Oct 2021Australia vs A17:30 PMDubai
23.29 Oct 2021West Indies vs B23:30 PMSharjah
24.29 Oct 2021Afghanistan vs Pakistan7:30 PMDubai
25.30 Oct 2021South Africa vs A13:30 PMSharjah
26.30 Oct 2021England vs Australia7:30 PMDubai
27.31 Oct 2021Afghanistan vs A23:30 PMAbu Dhabi
28.31 Oct 2021India vs New Zealand7:30 PMDubai
29.1 Nov 2021England vs A17:30 PMSharjah
30.2 Nov 2021South Africa vs B2330 PMAbu Dhabi
31.2 Nov 2021Pakistan vs A27:30 PMAbu Dhabi
32.3 Nov 2021New Zealand vs B13:30 PMDubai
33.3 Nov 2021India vs Afghanistan7:30 PMAbu Dhabi
34.4 Nov 2021Australia vs B23:30 PMDubai
35.4 Nov 2021West Indies vs A17:30 PMAbu Dhabi
36.5 Nov 2021New Zealand vs A23:30 PMSharjah
37.5 Nov 2021India vs B17:30 PMDubai
38.6 Nov 2021Australia vs West Indies3:30 PMAbu Dhabi
39.6 Nov 2021England vs South Africa7:30 PMSharjah
40.7 Nov 2021New Zealand vs Afghanistan3:30 PMAbu Dhabi
41.7 Nov 2021Pakistan vs B17:30 PMSharjah
42.8 Nov 2021India vs A23:30 PMDubai
43.10 Nov 20211st Semi-final7:30 PMAbu Dhabi
44.11 Nov 20212nd Semi-final7:30 PMDubai
45.14 Nov 2021Final7:30 PMDubai

T20 World Cup 2021 Team List

The Round 1 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 consists of two groups. The likes of Ireland, Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Namibia are placed in the Group A. On the other hand, Group B consists of teams like Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman. After the Qualifiers which are set to be held in Oman and UAE together, the Super 12 that is the next stage of the competition also comprises of Group 1 and Group 2.

The Group 1 features the T20 World Cup defending champions, West Indies, alongside England, South Africa, Australia and the two qualifying teams from Round 1. India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan and two other qualifying teams consist of the Group 2. The top four teams based on their performances and points during Super 12 stage will qualify for the two semi-finals and thereafter, the finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be held on November 14.

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T20 World Cup 2021 Venue

The 2021 edition of T20 World Cup will take place at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The BCCI was in charge of deciding the schedule and played a significant role in the allocation of games for the mega event. Incidentally, according to relevant sources, it has been learnt that the decision to host T20 World Cup 2021 matches in Oman was taken by the BCCI during a meeting in Delhi. The T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in the UAE just after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Phase 2. Therefore, the pitches could have slowed down until the start of the mega event.

T20 World Cup Winners List

The Indian team captained by MS Dhoni were adjudged the winner of the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup hosted by South Africa in 2007. India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan in a nail-biting finale to win the maiden World T20 title. However, Pakistan avenged their final loss by winning the 2009 edition of the tournament. During the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup, England won their first-ever world title by defeating Australia in the finals.

gave a fitting farewell to two of their legendary cricketers, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. West Indies have twice won the World T20 in 2012 and 2016 and are also the defending champions this year.

  • 2007 T20 World Cup Winners – India
  • 2009 T20 World Cup Winners – Pakistan
  • 2010 T20 World Cup Winners – England
  • 2012 T20 World Cup Winners – West Indies
  • 2014 T20 World Cup Winners – Sri Lanka
  • 2016 T20 World Cup Winners – West Indies

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When and where is the next T20 World Cup?

The next T20 World Cup will be held in 2022 and the hosting rights for that event are already with Australia. Incidentally, there was due to be a preceding 2020 T20 World Cup to take place in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020, however, in July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) was forced to postpone the mega event in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The ICC decided that the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup will go on as per the original schedule and reassigned the deferred 2020 edition to Australia in 2022.

Is the T20 World Cup every 2 years?

The first-ever WT20 which is formerly called the ICC T20 World Cup took place in 2007. However, it was on 17 February, 2005 when the first-ever official Twenty20 international match was played between New Zealand and Australia. The International Cricket Council (ICC) first took the big decision that every two years an ICC T20 World Cup will be held except in the event of the 50-overs World Cup being scheduled in the same year. India beat Pakistan in 2007 to be crowned as the inaugural winner of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The second edition of the tournament was held in England where Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka to win the title.

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Who is the coach of Indian cricket team for T20 World Cup 2021?

Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri will be the head coach of the Indian cricket team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. This will also be Shastri’s last assignment as head coach of the national side and he will want to finish on a high. Under his coaching and guidance, India went to register back-to-back Test series wins in Australia and also did well recently in England. In his tenure, Team India also won T20I series in South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka. Alongside Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun is the bowling coach, Vikram Rathour is the batting coach while R Sridhar is the fielding coach of the national team.

Where is T20 World Cup 2021 held?

A total of six matches of the tournament in the Round 1 will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Al Amerat, Oman. UAE has a total of three main venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and that is where the majority of the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be contested. The Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host as many as 15 matches in the competition including the first semi-final scheduled on 10 November. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah will get to play hosts in a total of 11 exciting fixtures this upcoming season. 13 matches of the World T20 will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai which includes the grand finale of the event on 14 November.

What does T20 stand for?

The full form of T20 is Twenty20 and is the shortest format of the game. The first-ever WT20 which is formerly called the ICC T20 World Cup took place in 2007. However, it was on 17 February, 2005 when the first-ever official Twenty20 international match was played between New Zealand and Australia. Initially, there was a lot of uncertainty hanging over the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 especially after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season was suspended midway due to the serious Covid-19 situation in India. The BCCI, however, was really confident that the mega event will go as per schedule. But things changed drastically after which the ICC and BCCI together decided that the 2021 World T20 will be held in the UAE and Oman instead of India, which was the original venue. The three major cricket grounds in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will be used for the 2021 T20 World Cup matches alongside Oman’s Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Al Amerat.