T20 World Cup 2021 Updates: The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to kick start from October 23, 2021 with the round 1 matches from October 17, 2021.
India is the official hosting country of the ICC T20 WC 2021 but owing to the rapid spread of COVID19 in India BCCI moves the tournament to UAE. Notably, BCCI hosts the IPL 2020 and part of IPL 2021 in the UAE.
The finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be played on November 14, 2021 in Dubai. Check out the latest ICC T20 World Cup 2021 news and updates below:
T20 World Cup 2021 Updates
- The ICC from the T20 World Cup will use ‘batter‘ instead of ‘batsman‘ in its playing conditions.
- DRS will be used for the very first time in an edition of the T20 World Cup this time.
- The ICC has tweaked the rules for the Semi-Finals and Finals of the T20 World Cup. A team has to play a minimum of 10 overs instead of 5 overs to generate a result.
- Mahela Jayawardena will be with the Sri Lanka team nearly for 2 weeks during the T20 World Cup 2021.
- ICC announced the Prize Money of T20 World Cup 2021. According to which the winner of the ICC T20 WC 2021 will bag Rs. 12 crores.
- Winners – 12 Cr
- Runner-up – 6 cr
- Semifinalist – 3 cr each
- ICC extends the deadline for all the teams to submit their final squad for the T20 World Cup till October 15, 2021.
- Indian selectors will wait till 15th October to take a call on Hardik Pandya for T20 World Cup.
- DD Sports will telecast all the India matches, Semi-final, and Final of the T20 World Cup 2021.
- India is considering the inclusion of Deepak Chahar or Shardul Thakur in Team India’s T20 World Cup squad as Hardik Pandya is not able to bowl.
- A change has been made in T20 WC 2021 warmup matches of Indian slots. According to which the second practice match will be against South Africa now, not against England.
- BCCI Secretary Jay Shah says that former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will not take any fees from BCCI to play the role of mentor of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup.
- Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, and Venkatesh Iyer join the Indian team at the T20 World Cup as net bowlers.
- The Indian team for the T20 World Cup is likely to announce tomorrow(October 12, 2021).
- ICC releases the points system for the T20 World Cup 2021 where the winning team receives 2 points while the lost team will receive no point. Check out the full detailed scenario of the points for the respective match results below:
Result Points Win 2 Tie 1 No Result 1 Abandoned 1 Loss 0 Forfeit 0
T20 World Cup Replacements
October 10, 2021, is the deadline for all the teams to submit their final squad for the T20 World Cup. Following are the details of the replacement players of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 along with the updated squad:
- Sam Curran was ruled out of T20 WC 2021 owing to a back injury, where his brother Tom Curran was drafted into England’s squad.
- Left-arm seamer Reece Topley was added as a travelling reserve for the T20 WC 2021.
- Sarfaraz Ahmed and Haider Ali have replaced Azam Khan and Mohammad Hasnain respectively, while Fakhar Zaman, who was originally named as a travel reserve, has swapped places with Khushdil Shah.
- All-rounder Shoaib Malik replaces batter Sohaib Maqsood in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 squad.
- Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, and Barry McCarthy fails to enter the final 15 member squad.
- Shardul Thakur replaces Axar Patel in Team India’s 2021 World Cup squad.
- Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, and K. Gowtham will be part of the Indian team Bubble for helping in the preparation for the T20 World Cup.
T20 World Cup Squad
Following are the details of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 all participant team’s updated squad:
Australia T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Cricket Australia announced the 15 member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Aaron Finch will be captaining the side while Matthew Wade will be doing wicket-keeping duties with Josh Inglis as his backup.
|Aaron Finch (captain)||Batting|
|Glenn Maxwell||All Rounder|
|Ashton Agar||All Rounder|
|Marcus Stoinis||All Rounder|
|Mitchell Marsh||All Rounder|
|Josh Inglis||Wicket Keeper|
|Matthew Wade||Wicket Keeper|
|Pat Cummins (vice-captain)||Bowling|
New Zealand Squad
New Zealand T20 World Cup 2021 Squad announced by the board Cricket New Zealand. ICC World Test Championship 2021 winner Kane Williamson is all set to lead the side.
|Kane Williamson (c)||Batting|
|Todd Astle||All Rounder|
|Mark Chapman||All Rounder|
|Jimmy Neesham||All Rounder|
|Mitchell Santner||All Rounder|
|Tim Seifert (wk)||Wicket Keeper|
|Glenn Phillips||Wicket Keeper|
|Adam Milne (injury cover).||Bowling|
Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Pakistan announces the 15 member squad along with three reserve players for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. As expected Babar Azam leads the Shaheens in the T20 World Cup 2021.
|Babar Azam (C)||Batting|
|Mohammad Hafeez||All Rounder|
|Mohammad Nawaz||All Rounder|
|Mohammad Wasim Jnr||All Rounder|
|Shadab Khan||All Rounder|
|Imad Wasim||All Rounder|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed||Wicket Keeper|
|Mohammad Rizwan||Wicket Keeper|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||Bowling|
BCCI announced the squad for the upcoming T20 World cup. More than the T20 World Cup announcement fans get excited and had an unexpected surprise with it.
India T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – MS Dhoni will be the mentor of the Indian team. “Former India Captain @msdhoni to mentor the team for the 2021 T20 World Cup Squad” – Honorary BCCI Secretary JayShah said.
|Virat Kohli (Capt)||Batting|
|Rohit Sharma (VC)||Batting|
|Rishabh Pant (wk)||Wicket Keeper Batting|
|Ishan Kishan (wk)||Wicket Keeper Batting|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All Rounder|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||All Rounder Bowling|
|Deepak Chahar||All Rounder Bowling|
Oman T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Oman cricket association announces the 15 member squad for the T20 World Cup 2021. Zeeshan Maqsood will lead the side with Aqib Ilyas as the vice-captain.
|Suraj Kumar (wk)||Wicketkeeper-batsman|
|Zeeshan Maqsood (c)||All-rounder|
|Nester Dhamba||Batting Allrounder|
|Khurram Khan||Batting Allrounder|
Bangladesh T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Mahmudullah will lead Bangladesh at the 2021 T20 World Cup, with all their major players in the mix with the exception of Tamim Iqbal, who opted out of the tournament recently
|Liton Das (wk)||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Nurul Hasan||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Mohammad Saifuddin||Batting Allrounder|
|Shamim Hossain||Batting Allrounder|
|Mahedi Hasan||Batting Allrounder|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Batting Allrounder|
|Afif Hossain||Batting Allrounder|
|Mahmudullah (capt)||Batting Allrounder|
|Nasum Ahmed||Bowling Allrounder|
|Aminul Islam||Bowling Allrounder|
South Africa Squad
South Africa T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – South Africa’s senior batsman Chris Morris and Faf du Plessis has not been included for the Temba Bavuma led South African squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
|Temba Bavuma (c)||Batting|
|Rassie van der Dussen||Batting|
|Quinton de Kock (wk)||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Heinrich Klaasen||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|W Mulder||All rounder Bowling|
|Dwaine Pretorius||All rounder Bowling|
England T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – England Cricket Board announces the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 where Eoin Morgan is set to lead the team.
- Sam Curran has been ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup owing to a lower-back injury.
- Tom Curran replaces Sam Curran in the England squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.
|Eoin Morgan (c)||Batting|
|Jonathan Bairstow||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Sam Billings||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Jos Buttler||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Moeen Ali||All-rounder Batting|
|Tom Curran||All-rounder Bowling|
|David Willey||All-rounder Bowling|
|Chris Woakes||All-rounder Bowling|
|Tom Curran(Replaced for Sam Curran)||All-rounder Bowling|
|Liam Dawson||All-rounder Bowling|
Scotland T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Scotland announced their squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with Kyle Coetzer all set to lead the side, with former England batter Jonathan Trott roped in as batting consultant.
|Kyle Coetzer (c)||Batting|
|Matthew Cross (wk)||Wicket Keeper|
|Craig Wallace (wk)||Wicket Keeper|
|Michael Leask||All-rounder Batting|
|Calum Macleod||All-rounder Batting|
|Richard Berrington (VC)||All-rounder Batting|
|Josh Davey||All-rounder Bowling|
|Alasdair Evans||All-rounder Bowling|
West Indies Squad
West Indies T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – West Indies named a 15-member squad with four travelling reserves for the marquee event. Kieron Pollard lead the side for the T20 World Cup 2021 which will be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14, 2021.
|Nicholas Pooran||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Andre Fletcher||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Fabian Allen||All-rounder Batting|
|Dwayne Bravo||All-rounder Batting|
|Kieron Pollard (captain)||All-rounder Batting|
|Roston Chase||All-rounder Bowling|
|Andre Russell||All-rounder Bowling|
|Hayden Walsh Jr.||Bowling|
|Jason Holder||All-rounder Bowling|
Afghanistan T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – The Afghanistan Cricket Board named the 15 member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Just minutes after the squad announcement, Khan stepped down as Afghanistan captain, citing a lack of involvement in the squad selection.
|Mohammad Shahzad||Wicket Keeper|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Wicket Keeper|
|Mohammad Nabi||All-rounder Bowling|
|Gulbadin Naib||All-rounder Bowling|
|Farid Ahmad Malik||Bowling|
|Mujeeb ur Rahman||Bowling|
|Naveen ul Haq||Bowling|
|Samullah Shinwari||Batting Allrounder|
|Sharafuddin Ashraf||All-rounder Bowling|
|Fazal Haq Farooqi||Bowling|
Namibia T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Namibia named the 15 member squad with one reserve player for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Notably, Former South Africa allrounder David Wiese has been included in Namibia’s squad for this year’s T20 World Cup.
|Picky Ya France||Batting|
|Zane Green||Wicket keeper Batsman|
|Michau du Preez||Wicket keeper Batsman|
|Gerhard Erasmus (c)||All-rounder Batting|
|Karl Birkenstock||All-rounder Bowling|
|Jan Frylinck||All-rounder Bowling|
|Nicol Lofie-Eaton||All-rounder Bowling|
|JJ Smit||All-rounder Bowling|
|David Wiese||All-rounder Bowling|
|Michael van Lingen||Bowling|
Ireland T20 World Cup Squad 2021 – Ireland announces the 18 member squad along with three reserve players for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Ireland will travel to UAE on 24 September to acclimatize to the conditions and prepare for the marquee event.
|Andrew Balbirnie (c)||Batting|
|Neil Rock||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Lorcan Tucker||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Curtis Campher||All-rounder Bowling|
|Gareth Delany||All-rounder Batting|
|Kevin O’Brien||All-rounder Batting|
|Simi Singh||All-rounder Batting|
|Paul Stirling||All-rounder Batting|
|Graham Kennedy||All-rounder Bowling|
Sri Lanka Squad
Sri Lanka have confirmed their 15-member squad along with 8 reserve players for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.
The squad will be led by Dasun Shanaka as the team begin their campaign on 18 October against Namibia in Abu Dhabi in Group A of the First Round, where they have also drawn Ireland and the Netherlands.
|Dasun Shanaka (c)||All-rounder Batting|
|Dhananjaya De Silva||All-rounder Batting|
|Kamindu Mendis||All-rounder Batting|
|Lahiru Madushanka||All-rounder Batting|
|Charith Asalanka||All-rounder Bowling|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||All-rounder Bowling|
|Kusal Janith Perera||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
|Dinesh Chandimal||Wicket Keeper Batsman|
Wicket Keeper Batsman
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Points System
ICC releases the points system for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 where the winning team receives 2 points while the lost team will receive no point. Check out the full detailed scenario of the points for the respective match results below:
ICC T20 World Cup Schedule
T20 World Cup 2021 Groups
For the first round matches the 8 teams are divided into two groups of 4 teams each. Four teams from these two groups will feature in the super twelve league match.
|Group A||Group B|
|Netherlands||Papua New Guinea|
The winner and runner of both groups of the first round will include in group A and group B of the super 12 round.
|Group A||Group B|
|South Africa||New Zealand|
|Winner Group A||Runner-up Group A|
|Runner-up Group B||Winner Group B|
Round 1 Fixtures
Round 1 matches will be as interesting as the super twelve matches as the 4 teams of this round will get featured in the super 12 league match. The first match is set to play between Oman and New Guinea on Oman followed by Bangladesh vs Scotland match on October 17 at the same venue.
|17-Oct-21||Oman vs Papua New Guinea||2:00 PM||Oman|
|Bangladesh vs Scotland||6:00 PM||Oman|
|18-Oct-21||Ireland vs Netherlands||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka vs Namibia||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|19-Oct-21||Scotland vs Papua New Guinea||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Oman vs Bangladesh||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|20-Oct-21||Namibia vs Netherlands||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka vs Ireland||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|21-Oct-21||Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Oman vs Scotland||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|22-Oct-21||Namibia vs Ireland||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
Super 12 – Group 1 – T20 World Cup Schedule 2021
The expectation will get its peak once the super 12 league matches kick starts. The first match of the Group 1 of the T20 WC will be played between Australia and South Africa on October 23 at Abu Dhabi.
Another match is scheduled to play on the same day at Dubai where England and West Indies face each other.
|23-Oct-21||Australia vs South Africa||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|23-Oct-21||England vs West Indies||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|24-Oct-21||A1 vs B2||2:00 PM||Sharjah|
|26-Oct-21||South Africa vs West Indies||2:00 PM||Dubai|
|27-Oct-21||England vs B2||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|28-Oct-21||Australia vs A1||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|29-Oct-21||West Indies vs B2||2:00 PM||Sharjah|
|30-Oct-21||South Africa vs A1||2:00 PM||Sharjah|
|England vs Australia||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|01-Nov-21||England vs A1||6:00 PM||Sharjah|
|02-Nov-21||South Africa vs B2||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|04-Nov-21||Australia vs B2||2:00 PM||Dubai|
|West Indies vs A1||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|06-Nov-21||Australia vs West Indies||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|England vs South Africa||6:00 PM||Sharjah|
Super 12 – Group 2 – T20 World Cup Schedule 2021
The Group 2 of the super 12 league match kick starts with India, Pakistan match on October 24 at Dubai.
|24-Oct-21||India vs Pakistan||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|25-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs B1||6:00 PM||Sharjah|
|26-Oct-21||Pakistan vs New Zealand||6:00 PM||Sharjah|
|27-Oct-21||B1 vs A2||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|29-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs Pakistan||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|31-Oct-21||Afghanistan vs A2||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|India vs New Zealand||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|02-Nov-21||Pakistan vs A2||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|03-Nov-21||New Zealand vs B1||2:00 PM||Dubai|
|India vs Afghanistan||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|05-Nov-21||New Zealand vs A2||2:00 PM||Sharjah|
|India vs B1||6:00 PM||Dubai|
|07-Nov-21||New Zealand vs Afghanistan||2:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|Pakistan vs B1||6:00 PM||Sharjah|
|08-Nov-21||India vs A2||6:00 PM||Dubai|
Schedule for Semi-Finals, Finals of T20 WC 2021
The two semi-finals of the T20 World Cup Schedule 2021 are to play on 10th and 11th November respectively. The 2 semi-finals have a couple of reserve days before the finals.
The finals of the ICC T20 WC 2021 are scheduled to play on 14th November 2021. The 15th of November(Monday) has been announced as the reserve day for the finals.
|10-Nov-21||Semi-Finals – 1||6:00 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|11-Nov-21||Semi-Finals – 2||6:00 PM||Dubai|
ICC T20 World Cup Winners List
MS Dhoni-led India won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. West Indies is the only team to lift the ICC T20 WC trophy for a couple of times. Following are the list of T20 World Cup winners since 2007:
|Year||Winners||Runners Up||Player of the Series||Top Run Scorer||Highest Wicket Taker||Host|
|2021||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||Oman & UAE|
|2016||West Indies||England||Virat Kohli||Tamim Iqbal||Mohammad Nabi||India|
|2014||Sri Lanka||India||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||Ahsan Malik and Imran Tahir||Bangladesh|
|2012||West Indies||Sri Lanka||Shane Watson||Shane Watson||Ajantha Mendis||Sri Lanka|
|2010||England||Australia||Kevin Pietersen||Mahela Jayawardene||Dirk Nannes||West Indies|
|2009||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Umar Gul||England|
|2007||India||Pakistan||Shahid Afridi||Matthew Hayden||Umar Gul||South Africa|