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Since the first ever match took off in South Africa in 2007 with a thrilling final between India and Pakistan; the first ever T20 champs, the Men in Blue and fans of the tournament alike have raved on about this game ever since. Today, housing a rich legacy of theatrics, action and astounding records, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is the most watched cricket tournament in modern history.

It's been two decades and more of mind blowing action and this year should be no exception. The field is ripe for yet another epic battle of the legends at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 kicking off soon on October 16. This year, the tournament shall feature 16 stellar teams out of which the top ten comes from the rankings and the remaining six make it through the T20 World Cup Qualifier.


What’s up for T20 in 2022?

Originally scheduled to be held in 2020, the COVID pandemic pushed and derailed the game for another two years and now with less than 90 days to go, the finer details of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 tournament have been announced early in 2022.

With seven tournaments in the record books so far, 2021 happened to be the year of the Kangaroos who clinched their first ever T20 World Cup trophy by beating the Kiwis in the finals.

ICC expanding the number of teams and the structure of the game, the eight edition shall kick off in the months of October and November with Australia hosting the game after bragging victory rights last year.

After the announcement in June 2021, the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 shall continue to feature 20 teams in the game till the year 2030 that are split into four even groups of five teams each. During the battle, the top two teams from each division shall proceed to the semi finals.

In January 2022, the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 schedule was confirmed as the Kangaroos look forward to taking another spin to defend their title.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Teams

With 16 nations competing in 45 matches across seven host cities, fans all over the world are excited as the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup 2021 champions, Australia, prepares to defend its title on home soil.

Among the 16 teams, the top 8 teams from the ICC T20 World cup 2021 are automatically qualified for the ICC T20 world cup 2022.

The other 4 teams were selected from the previous ICC T20 World Cup tournament. Rest 4 teams will be selected from the qualifier matches and Wt20 2022 tournament throughout the year. However, the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 fixtures are yet to be decided as the fight is still on for the final two spots.

Qualified ICC 2022 Team List :

Afghanistan Namibia Scotland
Australia Sri Lanka West Indies
Bangladesh United Arab Emirates TBC (11th - 17th July)
England Ireland TBC (11th - 17th July
New Zealand    
South Africa    

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Squads

Cricket fans from all around the world are expecting an exciting and thrilling tournament, especially since all participating teams have announced their squad. With both seasoned and upcoming players in each team, there is no doubt that it would be fun to watch the ICC T20 World Cup tournament.

Australia Squad

India Squad

England Squad

  • Jos Buttler (c)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Harry Brook
  • Sam Curran
  • Alex Hales
  • Chris Jordan
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Dawid Malan
  • Adil Rashid
  • Phil Salt
  • Ben Stokes
  • Tymal Mills
  • David Willey
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood

South Africa Squad

  • Temba Bavuma (c)
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Aiden Markram
  • David Miller
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Tristan Stubbs

Netherlands Squad

  • Scott Edwards (c)
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Tom Cooper
  • Bas de Leede
  • Brandon Glover
  • Fred Klaassen
  • Stephan Myburgh
  • Teja Nidamanuru
  • Max O'Dowd
  • Tim Pringle
  • Shiraz Ahmed
  • Logan van Beek
  • Timm van der Gugten
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Paul van Meekeren
  • Vikramjit Singh

Scotland Squad

  • Richie Berrington (c)
  • Matthew Cross
  • Josh Davey
  • Chris Greaves
  • Hamza Tahir
  • Michael Jones
  • Michael Leask
  • Calum MacLeod
  • Brandon McMullen
  • George Munsey
  • Safyaan Sharif
  • Chris Sole
  • Craig Wallace
  • Mark Watt
  • Brad Wheal

Ireland Squad

  • Andy Balbirnie (c)
  • Paul Stirling
  • Mark Adair
  • Curtis Campher
  • Gareth Delany
  • George Dockrell
  • Stephen Doheny
  • Fionn Hand
  • Graham Hume
  • Josh Little
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Conor Olphert
  • Simi Singh
  • Harry Tector
  • Lorcan Tucker

New Zealand Squad

  • Kane Williamson (c)
  • Finn Allen
  • Trent Boult
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Mark Chapman
  • Devon Conway
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Martin Guptill
  • Adam Milne
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • James Neesham
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Southee

United Arab Emirates Squad

  • Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c)
  • Vriitya Aravind
  • Aayan Afzal Khan
  • Ahmed Raza
  • Aryan Lakra
  • Basil Hameed
  • Chirag Suri
  • Fahad Nawaz
  • Junaid Siddique
  • Kashif Daud
  • Karthik Meiyappan
  • Muhammad Waseem
  • Sabir Ali
  • Alishan Sharafu
  • Zahoor Khan

Sri Lanka Squad

  • Dasun Shanaka (c)
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Ashen Bandara
  • Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Binura Fernando
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Lahiru Kumara
  • Pramod Madushan
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Jeffrey Vandersay

Afghanistan Squad

  • Mohammad Nabi (c)
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Darwish Rasooli
  • Fareed Ahmad
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Mohammad Saleem
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Rashid Khan
  • Usman Ghani

Pakistan Squad

  • Babar Azam (c)
  • Asif Ali
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haider Ali
  • Haris Rauf
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Naseem Shah
  • Shadab Khan
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi
  • Shan Masood

Zimbabwe Squad

  • Craig Ervine (c)
  • Ryan Burl
  • Regis Chakabva
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Brad Evans
  • Luke Jongwe
  • Clive Madande
  • Wessly Madhevere
  • Wellington Masakadza
  • Tony Munyonga
  • Blessing Muzarabani
  • Richard Ngarava
  • Milton Shumba
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Sean Williams

Bangladesh Squad

  • Shakib Al Hasan (c)
  • Afif Hossain
  • Ebadot Hossain
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Litton Das
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Mosaddek Hossain
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Nasum Ahmed
  • Nurul Hasan
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Soumya Sarkar
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Yasir Ali

West Indies Squad

  • Nicholas Pooran (c)
  • Rovman Powell
  • Shamarh Brooks
  • Yannic Cariah
  • Johnson Charles
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Jason Holder
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Brandon King
  • Evin Lewis
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Obed McCoy
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Odean Smith

Namibia Squad

  • Gerhard Erasmus
  • Stephan Baard
  • Karl Birkenstock
  • Jan Frylinck
  • Zane Green
  • Divan la Cock
  • Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
  • Lo-handre Louwrens
  • Tangeni Lungameni
  • Bernard Scholtz
  • Ben Shikongo
  • JJ Smit
  • Ruben Trumpelmann
  • Michael van Lingen
  • David Wiese
  • Pikky Ya France

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Venue

The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 schedule starts on October 16th in different stadiums of Australia. A total of 45 matches shall be played throughout the mega event. Below is the stadium list in Australia where the ICC T20 World cup 2022 will be organized.

Stadium City Capacity
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 53,583
The Gabba Brisbane 42,000
Kardinia Park Geelong 34,000
Bellerive Oval Hobart 20,000
Perth Stadium Perth 60,000
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney 100,024
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne 48,000

T20 World Cup 2022 Quick Stats

The 8th edition - ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Flags off with a clash between Sri Lanka and Namibia on October 16 and fans will be glued to catch all players and the action on this grand event. Here’s a look at some of the top stats related to the T20 World Cup.

T20 World Cup Batting Stats

T20 World Cup Most Runs

Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for the most runs in T20 World Cup matches. He scored 1,016 runs in 31 innings for Sri Lanka. Jayawardene has retired from all formats of the game now.

T20 World Cup Best Individual Score

Brendon McCullum’s 123 runs off 58 deliveries is the best score in T20 World Cup history. He played that knock for New Zealand against Bangladesh during the 2012 T20 World Cup.

T20 World Cup Best Batting Average

Indian captain Virat Kohli has the best batting average in T20 World Cup matches. The right-handed batter has scored 777 runs in 16 innings at an average of 86.33.

T20 World Cup Best Strike Rate

Daren Sammy has the best batting strike rate in T20 World Cup history. The former West Indies captain scored 215 runs in 18 innings at a strike rate of 164.12.

T20 World Cup Best Strike Rate (Innings) :

Dwayne Smith holds the record for the best batting strike rate in one T20 World Cup innings. He scored 29 runs off 7 balls against Bangladesh in 2007, batting at a strike rate of 414.28.

T20 World Cup Most Hundreds :

Chris Gayle has scored the most number of hundreds (2) in T20 World Cup matches. The West Indies batter scored his first century against South Africa in 2007, and the next one came against England in 2016.

T20 World Cup Most Fifties

Virat Kohli has recorded 9 fifties in T20 World Cup matches, the most by any player. He has never got out for a duck.

T20 World Cup Most Fours

Mahela Jayawardene hit 111 fours for Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup, the highest by any cricketer. Jayawardene also smashed 25 sixes.

T20 World Cup Most Fours (Innings)

Former South African batter Herschelle Gibbs smashed 14 fours in his 90-run inning against the West Indies team during the inaugural T20 World Cup. He played that knock in the first-ever T20 World Cup match, and to date, Gibbs holds the record for the most fours by a batter in a single T20 World Cup innings.

T20 World Cup Most Sixes

Chris Gayle has whacked 60 sixes for the West Indies in ICC T20 World Cup history. No other batter has even hit 35 maximums.

T20 World Cup Most Sixes (Innings)

Chris Gayle also holds the record for the most sixes in one T20 World Cup innings. He smashed 11 sixes during his 48-ball 100* against England in 2016.

T20 World Cup Bowling Stats

T20 World Cup Most Wickets

Shahid Afridi is the leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup matches. The former Pakistan captain scalped 39 wickets in 34 matches.

T20 World Cup Best Economy Rate

Sunil Narine has the best economy rate in T20 World Cup history. The West Indies spinner conceded 231 runs in 44.4 overs at an economy rate of 5.17.

T20 World Cup Best Economy Rate (Innings)

Nuwan Kulasekara holds the record for the best economy rate in an ICC T20 World Cup innings. He bowled a spell of 2-2-0-1 against Netherlands in 2014 and had an economy rate of 0.00.

T20 World Cup Best Bowling Figures

Ajantha Mendis holds the record for the best bowling figures in an ICC T20 World Cup match. He bowled a magical spell of 6/8 against Zimbabwe in 2012.

T20 World Cup Best Bowling Strike Rate

Ajantha Mendis also owns the record for the best bowling strike rate in ICC T20 World Cup history. The Sri Lankan spinner had a strike rate of 13.4 in 21 matches.

T20 World Cup Best Bowling Strike Rate (Innings)

Paul van Meekeren is number one on the list of best bowling strike rate in a single innings of a T20 World Cup match. The Netherlands bowler had a strike rate of 3.00 against Ireland in an ICC T20 World Cup 2016 match at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. He bowled 12 deliveries and scalped 4 wickets.

T20 World Cup Best Bowling Average

Samuel Badree has the best bowling average in T20 World Cup history. The West Indies spinner scalped 24 wickets in 15 matches. He bowled 59 overs and conceded 326 runs. His bowling average was 13.58.

T20 World Cup Most Runs Conceded in one innings

Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya has bowled the most expensive spell in the ICC T20 World Cup history. Playing against Pakistan in the Super 8 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 in Johannesburg, Jayasuriya returned with figures of 0/64 in four overs. His economy rate was 16.

T20 World Cup Most 5 Wicket Hauls

The highest number of 5 wicket hauls by one bowler in T20 World Cup matches is 1. Seven bowlers namely, Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), James Faulkner (Australia), Umar Gul (Pakistan), Ahsan Malik (Netherlands), Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka) have taken a 5-wicket haul each in the T20 World Cup.

T20 World Cup Most Maiden Overs

Indian cricket team’s off-spin bowler Harbhajan Singh has bowled the most maiden overs in the T20 World Cup history. A maiden over is an over where a bowler does not allow the batters to score a single run. Singh bowled four maiden overs in 18 innings for India.

T20 World Cup Team Stats

T20 World Cup Most Runs by a Team

The Sri Lankan cricket team has scored the most runs in T20 World Cup history. The islanders have participated in all T20 World Cups played so far and scored 5,223 runs in 36 matches. Pakistan and England are the other two teams with more than 5,000 runs in the tournament.

T20 World Cup Most Wickets by a Team

Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly hold the top spot on the leaderboard of teams with the most wickets in T20 World Cup history. Both Asian teams have taken 213 wickets each. England is 3rd with 206 wickets.

T20 World Cup Most Hundreds by a Team

The West Indies team holds the record for the most centuries by a team in T20 World Cup history. Caribbean batters have recorded two centuries. Interestingly, both centuries have been scored by Chris Gayle.

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup FAQs

The ICC Men’s Australian cricket team won the 2021 and are defending the title.

Australia will host the T20 World cup 2022.

India won the first T20 World Cup in 2007.

The ICC Men’s Indian cricket team won the first title of the T20 World Cup.

Tamim Iqbal (BAN) scored 103 against Oman in 2016

Wanindu Hasaranga (SRI) claimed 16 wickets in a single edition – 2021.

DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1016 has the highest runs under his belt so far.

Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) has totaled 41 wickets till today.

Brendan McCullum (NZW) scored 123 against Bangladesh in 2012

Mahela Jayawardene, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli have all received the           award 5 times each so far. 

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) garnered the highest partnership of 152 runs in T20 World Cup 2019 against India.

Yuvraj Singh (IND) scored 36 runs in a single over in T20 World cup 2007 against England.

Sri Lankan bowler Ajanta Mendis once took 6 wickets in 4 overs, which is the best of any bowlers bowling figures in all T20 World Cups.

Indian All-Rounder Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the fastest T20 World cup 50 which he scored in 12 balls.

Chris Gayle (WI) remains the fastest Men’s T20 World cup century. He scored his 100 in 47 balls against England at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in 2016

Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal has three 4 wicket hauls in T20 World cup, which is the highest in all the T20 World cups.

West indies’ two-time T20 World cup winning captain DJG Sammy (WI) has a Batting Strike Rate of 164.12 to his name, which is the Highest in the T20 World Cups.

Sri Lankan bowler Ajantha Mendis is the highest wicket taker of the T20 world cup in a single edition. He bags 15 wickets by playing 6 innings with an impressive economy rate of 6.12.

Sri Lankan Legend Mahela Jayawardene leads the list of most fours in T20 world cup as he scored 111 T20 World cup fours to his name.

India’s MS Dhoni has a total of 32 dismissals to his name, the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in T20 World cups

Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for most consecutive fifties in ICC T20 World Cup. He he scored three 50’s, all in ICC WT20 2010.

Netherlands once scored a team total of just 39 runs in 10.3 overs against Sri Lanka, which is the lowest total in an innings in ICC T20 world cup so far.

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has scored 10 half centuries in T20 World cup which is the highest number of 50’s in ICC T20 World cup.

England chased a score of 229 by scoring 230 for 8 wickets in 19.4 overs against South Africa in 2016, which is the highest score chased in all of T20 World Cups.

Chris Gayle holds the record 63 sixes so far in the ICC WT20 format.

Chris Gayle has scored 2 centuries in ICC WT20. The most centuries in ICC T20 World Cup

Player Runs Team Series
Babar Azam 303 Pakistan 2021
Tamim Iqbal 295 Bangladesh 2016
Virat Kohli 319 India 2014
Shane Watson 249 Australia 2012
Mahela Jayawardene 302 Sri Lanka 2010
T. Dilshan 317 Sri Lanka 2009
Mathew Hayden 265 Australia 2007

Sri Lankan Dynamic Duo Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara shares the highest opening partnership of 166 runs against west indies in 2010.

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