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The T20 Men’s World Cup 2021 sponsored by the International Cricket Council kicked off from 17th October 2021. A highly accepted sport event followed by people across the world, the craze for cricket has significantly grown in India with every passing year and the seventh edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 has brought in a lot more charm and an authentic wave of cricket amongst the mass. It is indeed a good start for the tournament now that the pandemic seems to have taken a beat enabling the world to kick back a little and enjoy some cricket.

After the critical rise of the global pandemic, the tournament was postponed by the administrative body and was shifted to the date slab of 17th October to 14th November 2021. The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be administered featuring scheduled matches between 16 participating countries from around the world. This time around, the United Arab Emirates and Oman were are split hosting the T20 World Cup 2021 venues, the first time ever where a series is being hosted by two distinct countries. 

T20 World Cup 2021 Venue: A Fresh sight

The rounds of deliberation and suggestion by the administrative council finally resulted in the conclusion of making two participating countries as the host of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. After a shift of venue in June 2020, by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the T20 World Cup Teams teams braced themselves to perform in the two elegant stadiums of UAE and Oman. The council finalised the dates from 7th October 2021 to 14th November 2021 along with the teams who will compete in pairs. The International Cricket Council has decided to conduct 45 scheduled matches in 8 pairs of teams (2 groups each) in two different spots of UAE and Oman.

Group A consists (Total 8 teams)

  • Sri Lanka
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Namibia

Group B consists

  • Bangladesh
  • Scotland
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Oman

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 teams with four individual countries will combine with the qualified teams- India, West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan as per their performance and point table scores. All the teams will now fight against each other to enter into the upgraded Super 12 round in the allotted World Cup 2021 venues. This is followed by the semi-final round which will be held in two sections on the 10 and 11 November.

The ICC Men’s final ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled in the grand international stadium of Dubai on 14th Novembe,r 2021.
The T20 World Cup Teams will play on the following UAE stadiums:

  • Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium,  Abu Dhabi

Oman, is the second host country who have reserved matches in its famous Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat.  

Venue Specials

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium is booked to host the maximum number of T20 World Cup 2021 matches. The UAE stadiums will be the only venue to preside over the playoffs matches, Super 12s and the knockout rounds. The finals will also be hosted by the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Sharjah stadium, is indeed a good luck charm for the T20 World Cup teams, as the spot is known for accounting the most number of scores in the T-series tournament.  

The ICC T20 World Cup venue Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman is expected to host at least six successive T20 qualifying matches in the T20 World Cup 2021. The domicile team of Oman is full with energy and enthusiasm to play the qualifying matches in its hometown.
The grand match of the T20 World Cup will be held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE. A total of 11 matches will be played by different teams including the second qualifying rounds of Super 12. This T20 World Cup 2021 venue will compile the semi-final second round and the summit clash, thereby, becoming the world's seventh country to conduct the international cricket tournament. 

ICC T20 World Cup Teams- At a Glance

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 set a new view with multifaceted dimensions after its introduction of two host countries that never happened before. The 16 different T20 World Cup teams will compete against each other to clinch the prestigious trophy. At a glance, here’s a clear framework that will help you understand the segregated groups and their respective schedule.

Stages of the match Specified groups T20 World Cup Teams (16 countries)
Round 1 Group A Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands and Namibia
Round 1 Group B Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman
Super 12 Group 1 England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2
Super 12 Group 2 India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2 and B

T20 World Cup Schedule

The global sports event is scheduled from 17th October to 14th November 2021. As per the division of groups, the T20 World Cup 2021 teams have been allotted different dates and venues, the following layout will propose a better understanding of the planned dates.

Round 1

Date of the match Matches between teams
17 October Sri Lanka vs Ireland
18 October Papua New Guinea vs Oman
19 October Bangladesh vs Namibia
19 October The Netherlands vs Scotland
20 October Ireland vs Oman
20 October Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea
21 October Namibia vs Scotland
21 October Bangladesh vs the Netherlands
22 October Papua New Guinea vs Ireland
22 October Sri Lanka vs Oman
23 October The Netherlands vs Namibia
23 October Bangladesh vs Scotland

The Super 12s

Date of the match Match between teams
October 23 Australia vs South Africa
October 23 England vs West Indies
October 24 A1 vs B2
October 24 India vs Pakistan
October 25 Afghanistan vs B1
October 26 South Africa vs West Indies
October 26 Pakistan vs New Zealand
October 27 England vs B2
October 27 B1 vs A2
October 28 Australia vs A1
October 29 West Indies vs B2
October 29 Afghanistan vs Pakistan
October 30 South Africa vs A1
October 30 England vs Australia
October 31 Afghanistan vs A2
October 31 India vs New Zealand
November 1 England vs A1
November 2 South Africa vs B2
November 2 Pakistan vs A2
November 3 New Zealand vs B1
November 3 India vs Afghanistan
November 4 Australia vs B2
November 4 West Indies vs A1
November 5 New Zealand vs A2
November 5 India vs B1
November 6 Australia vs West Indies
November 6 England vs South Africa
November 7 New Zealand vs Afghanistan
November 7 Pakistan vs B1
November 8 India vs A2
November 10 Semi-Final 1
November 11 Semi-Final 2
November 14 Final

Listed below is a well explained layout of the T20 World Cup teams, its venue and the host cities. Find the total number of matches played in each stadium, scheduled dates, seating capacity on each stadium and their specified locations. 

Stadium name City Total matches to be played Allotted dates Seating capacity Location
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi 15 October 18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 31; November 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 10 20,000 North and pavilion end
Sharjah stadium Sharjah 11 October 24, 25, 26, 29, 30; November 01, 05, 06, 07 16,000 Sharjah club and the pavilion
Dubai International Stadium Dubai 13 October 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31; November 03, 04, 05, 08, 11, 14 25,000 Dubai sports city and Emirates road end
Al Amerat Cricket Ground Muscat 6 October 17, 19, 21 2,000 Pavilion and Al Amerat end

The title holder: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup list of Successive Winners

The T20 World Cup cricket tournament has seen significant developments throughout its gaming venture. The undeniable success of the series has two stated reasons:

  • Cricket is one of the most sought out games in the world. With all heart and might, the sport has been played by people across the world.
  • Contribution of the established and the emerging players that made this prestigious sport a milestone in the history of Indian cricket.

Presented below is a list of title holders who achieved the World Cup trophy, inscribing their names in the ultimate sport history. 

Year Trophy clinched by
2007 India
2009 Pakistan
2010 England
2012 West Indies
2014 Sri Lanka
2016 West Indies

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