The world is gearing for the biggest cricket tournament, i.e. the T20 World Cup 2021. It will start on October 17, 2021, in UAE (United Arab Emirates).
The countries that will participate in the 2021 T20 World Cup are Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, and Namibia.
These countries have announced their squads. According to the ICC rules for the World Cup T20, 2021, countries participating in the tournament can have 15 members in the cricket team and 3 members in reserve. Countries have submitted the information about the squad on September 10, 2021. The last date to make the changes in the squad is October 10, 2021.
Stages & T20 World Cup 2021 Groups
The teams participating in the T20 World Cup 2021 were divided into two groups for round 1.
- Group A Teams: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia
- Group B Teams: Bangladesh, Scotland, Oman and New Papua New Guinea
The countries are in the Super 12s that are participating in the T20 World Cup 2021are as follows:
- Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa and West Indies
- Group 2: India, New Zealand, Pakistan and New Zealand
Schedule of ICC World Cup 2021
The T20 ICC World Cup 2021 tournament will start on October 17, 2021, and the final match will be on November 14, 2021. Qualifying rounds are from October 17, 2021, to October 22, 2021, in UAE. Then, the Super 12s rounds of the T20 ICC World Cup 2021 start from October 23, 2021, to November 8, 2021.
Meanwhile, the knock-out rounds between the participating countries will start on November 10, 2021. Semi-final and final matches will commence in Dubai from November 11, 2021, to November 14, 2021. Around 45 matches will play between the countries and the teams divided into four groups. Here is the complete schedule of the matches, date, and the venue has provided.
|Match Number||Date||Team Matches||Time (IST)||Venue of ICC World Cup 2021||World Cup 2021Stage|
|1||17 Oct 2021||Oman vs Papua New Guinea||15:30||Al Almerat, Muscat||Round 1|
|2||17 Oct 2021||Bangladesh vs Scotland||19:30||Al Almerat, Muscat||Round 1|
|3||18 Oct 2021||Ireland vs the Netherlands||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Round 1|
|4||18 Oct 2021||Sri Lanka vs Namibia||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Round 1|
|5||19 Oct 2021||Scotland vs Papua New Guinea||15:30||Al Almerat, Muscat||Round 1|
|6||19 Oct 2021||Oman vs Bangladesh||19:30||Al Almerat, Muscat||Round 1|
|7||20 Oct 2021||Namibia vs the Netherlands||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Round 1|
|8||20 Oct 2021||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Round 1|
|9||21 Oct 2021||Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea||15:30||Al Almerat, Muscat||Round 1|
|10||21 Oct 2021||Oman vs Scotland||19:30||Al Almerat, Muscat||Round 1|
|11||22 Oct 2021||Namibia vs Ireland||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Round 1|
|12||22 Oct 2021||Sri Lanka vs the Netherlands||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Round 1|
|13||23 Oct 2021||Australia vs South Africa||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|14||23 Oct 2021||England vs West Indies||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|15||24 Oct 2021||A1 vs B2||15:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|16||24 Oct 2021||India vs Pakistan||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|17||25 Oct 2021||Afghanistan vs B1||19:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|18||26 Oct 2021||South Africa vs West Indies||15:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|19||26 Oct 2021||Pakistan vs New Zealand||19:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|20||27 Oct 2021||England vs B2||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|21||27 Oct 2021||B1 vs A2||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|22||28 Oct 2021||Australia vs A1||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|23||29 Oct 2021||West Indies vs B2||15:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|24||29 Oct 2021||Afghanistan vs Pakistan||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|25||30 Oct 2021||South Africa vs A1||15:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|26||30 Oct 2021||England vs Australia||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|27||31 Oct 2021||Afghanistan vs A2||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|28||31 Oct 2021||India vs New Zealand||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|29||1 Nov 2021||England vs A1||19:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|30||2 Nov 2021||South Africa vs B2||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|31||2 Nov 2021||Pakistan vs A2||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|32||3 Nov 2021||New Zealand vs B1||15:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|33||3 Nov 2021||India vs Afghanistan||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|34||4 Nov 2021||Australia vs B2||15:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|35||4 Nov 2021||West Indies vs A1||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|36||5 Nov 2021||New Zealand vs A2||15:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|37||5 Nov 2021||India vs B1||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|38||6 Nov 2021||Australia vs West Indies||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|39||6 Nov 2021||England vs South Africa||19:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|40||7 Nov 2021||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||15:30||Abu Dhabi||Super 12|
|41||7 Nov 2021||Pakistan vs B1||19:30||Sharjah||Super 12|
|42||8 Nov 2021||India vs A2||19:30||Dubai||Super 12|
|43||10 Nov 2021||Semi-Final 1||19:30||Abu Dhabi||Playoff|
|44||11 Nov 2021||Semi-Final 2||19:30||Dubai||Playoff|
|45||14 Nov 2021||Final||19:30||Dubai||Final|
India Squad and Schedule of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Virat Kohli will lead the Indian cricket team in the T20 World Cup 2021. India is in the Group B. The other teams, along with India in Group B, are New Zealand, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. India will start its battle and the high voltage campaign in a match against Pakistan.
It is challenging for the BCCI selectors to finalize the 15 members’ squad of the players. The committed completed all the proceedings to select the players to form India’s T20 World Cup team. On the other hand, fans are shocked as the top Indian cricket players Shikhar Dhawan and Yuzvendra Chahal is not part of India’s world cup squad. They will go to the world cup and play the matches.
Indians are looking forward to seeing the outstanding performance of Captain Kohli in the World Cup tournament. Kohli is giving up his captainship after the T20 world cup. He will give his sincere efforts to bring the prestigious trophy to India.
Furthermore, he will not remain as the captain of the Bengaluru Royal Challengers IPL team too. His sudden decision to step down from the captainship shocked his fans, and the cricket lovers admired his battle style and performance.
India’s Squad for the T20 World Cup 2021
- Virat Kohli (Captian)
- Rohit Sharma (Vice Captian)
- KL Rahul
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper)
- Ishan Kishan (Wicket Keeper)
- Hardik Pandya
- Rahul Chahar
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Axar Patel
- Varun Chakravarthy
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Mohd Shami
- Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur & Deepak Chahar
Information regarding the availability of the tickets of the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup
ICC did not make any explicit confirmation to allow the fans to watch the T20 World Cup matches in the stadium. They can watch the matches on live streaming platforms online. Still, fans are looking to get permission to watch their favorite players in the stadium live playing the matches. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, things have changed with time.
The UAE government and the Emirates Cricket Board did a clear discussion about it. They may allow the fans to visit the stadium to watch live matches only at 60% of occupancy. Then, the people vaccinated will only get permission in that case. They can purchase the tickets before through online sources as decided by the Emirates Cricket Board and UAE government.
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