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4 Things You Need to Know About the ICC T20 World Cup 2021

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The ICC T20 World Cup is just around the corner after the schedule for ICC T20 World Cup 2021 has been announced and we are beyond excited for it. Since it is happening right after the pandemic and after 4 long years, this one event has been the most anticipated event of the year. I am sure most cricket lovers would agree to it. The tournament starts on October 17th between Oman and Papua, Guinea and Bangladesh playing later that day. Before you hop onto watching the series of T20 matches, you should know which team would be playing against whom. Here are 4 things You need to know about the ICC T20 World Cup 2021:

1. Groups

Here is an overall division of the teams:

Round 1:

Group A consists of Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia
Group B consists of Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua, and Oman

Super 12s:

The top 2 teams from each group that qualifies would then head over to play in the super 12s. But what are the super 12s? These would be 12 incredibly talented teams who would face each other on the field. This round will also be divided into 2 groups.

Group 1 will include England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, A1 and B2
Group 2 will include India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, A2, and B1.

After this round of exciting and thrilling matches is over, the top two teams from each group would then head over to playing the Semi-Final and Final and against each other.

2. Schedule

Since all of us have our own set of schedules, we would definitely want to adjust our timings according to that so that we don’t end up missing such exciting matches. For that, we have the official schedule for the T20 World Tournament as released by the ICC. Have a look at it and set your schedule accordingly for:

ICC T20 World Cup Schedule

  • 17th Oct: Oman vs Papua
  • 18th Oct: Ireland vs the Netherlands
  • 19th Oct: Scotland vs PNG
  • 20th Oct: Namibia vs the Netherlands
  • 21st Oct: Bangladesh vs Papua
  • 22nd Oct: Namibia vs Ireland
  • 23rd Oct: Australia vs South Africa
  • 24th Oct: A1 vs B2
  • 25th Oct: Afghanistan vs B1
  • 26th Oct: South Africa vs West Indies
  • 27th Oct: England vs B2
  • 28th Oct: Australia vs A1
  • 29th Oct: West Indies vs B2
  • 30th Oct: South Africa vs A1
  • 31st Oct: Afghanistan vs A2
  • 1st Nov: England vs A1
  • 2nd Nov: South Africa vs B2
  • 3rd Nov: New Zealand vs B1
  • 4th Nov: Australia vs B2
  • 5th Nov: New Zealand vs A2
  • 6th Nov: Australia vs West Indies
  • 7th Nov: New Zealand vs Afghanistan
  • 8th Nov: India vs A2
  • 10th Nov: Semi-Final 1
  • 11th Nov: Semi-Final 1
  • 14th Nov: Final

Look out for those watches you don’t want to miss and make sure you clear strike out your commitments for that slot. Happening after 4 long years, this tournament is definitely not here for you to miss so watch T20 World Cup Live Match Streaming and support your favorite team.

3. Must Watch Matches

Some of the matches would be warmups while some would be the ones that would keep you on your toes. Make sure you know about the ones that are a must-watch. Here we have some important ones for you. These are the matches that would radiate competitive and thrilling energy to you.

England vs Australia

Date: This match will take place on the 30th of October
Venue: It will be held in Dubai

Competitors from across the subcontinent these two teams are highly competitive against each other which are exceptionally talented players.

India vs Pakistan

Date: This match will take place on the 24th of October
Venue: It will be held in Dubai

The most awaited match of all time is amongst the all-time South Asian Rivals, India and Pakistan which will take place on the 24th of October in Dubai. This is the kind of match that would keep you on your seat and make sure you don’t end up missing even a single moment. Both the teams have top-notch batsmen and players with amazing skills. This match would definitely be a treat to watch!

England-West Indies Match

This one match would be another brutal one to watch while we see two highly competitive and witty teams play against each other. West Indies is the only team to have won the tournament twice whereas England ranks the top in MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Ranking. With a win or lose situation, these two teams would definitely want to know each other out. Can’t wait to watch them unleash their talent against each other.

4. Previous Winners of ICC T20

Make sure you know which team was able to lay their hands on the glorious ICC T20 trophy in the previous years.

  • 2016: West Indies
  • 2014: Sri Lanka
  • 2012: West Indies
  • 2010: England
  • 2009: Pakistan
  • 2007: India

I am sure you are as excited as I am. So, clear up your schedules and make sure you get to watch the matches with ease. Have a great time watching the ICC T20 Tournament!

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