T20 World Cup Replacement and New Addition in Squad

T20 World Cup Squad
T20 World Cup Squad

T20 World Cup 2021 Replacement: The much-awaited T20 world Cup 2021 will kickstart from October 23 with the opening match between Australia and South Africa. While the round 1 matches will start from October 17.

All participants of the ICC T20 WC 2021 have named their 15 or 18 or even 21 member squad earlier. But ICC allows the team to change their players with a deadline for the confirmation. This allows the teams to overview their player’s performance and make changes as needed for the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2021 Replacement

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 traveling reserve for the T20 WC 2021.
  • Reece Topley has been added to England’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 as a replacement player for Tymal Mills.
  • Jason Roy was ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021, James Vince replaces him.


  • 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.


  • Lukman Meriwala added as Net bowler for ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
  • Shardul Thakur replaces Axar Patel in Team India’s 2021 World Cup squad.
  • Venkatesh Iyer, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed and Krishnappa Gowtham are back in India, they’ll participate in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel and Lukman Meriwala to stay back with team India.

West Indies

  • Akeal Hosein replaces Fabian Allen in the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.

New Zealand

  • Lockie Ferguson is ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021, Adam Milne replaces him.
  • Tim Seifert replaces Devon Conway in the T20 World Cup 2021 Final match against Australia.


  • Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2021 due to an injury.
  • Bangladesh fast bowler Mohammad Saifuddin has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 World Cup with a back pain. Rubel Hossain was named the replacement.

West Indies

  • Jason Holder replaces injured Obed McCoy in the West Indies T20 World Cup team.

T20 World Cup Squad

Following are the details of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 all participant team’s updated squad:

Australia 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.

Player Role
Aaron Finch (captain) Batting
David Warner Batting
Steve Smith 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
Josh Hazlewood Bowling
Kane Richardson Bowling
Pat Cummins (vice-captain) Bowling
Mitchell Starc Bowling
Mitchell Swepson Bowling
Adam Zampa 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.

Players Role
Kane Williamson (c) Batting
Devon Conway Batting
Martin Guptill Batting
Daryl Mitchell 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
Trent Boult Bowling
Kyle Jamieson Bowling
Adam Milne Bowling
Ish Sodhi Bowling
Tim Southee Bowling
Adam Milne (injury cover). Bowling

Pakistan Squad

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.

Players Role
Babar Azam (C) Batting
Shoaib Malik Batting
Asif Ali Batting
Haider Ali Batting
Fakhar Zaman 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
Hassan Ali Bowling
Haris Rauf Bowling
Shaheen Shah Afridi Bowling



Players Role
Shahnawaz Dahani Bowling
Usman Qadir Bowling
Khushdil Shah Batting

India Squad

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.

Player Role
Virat Kohli (Capt) Batting
Rohit Sharma(VC) Batting
KL Rahul Batting
Suryakumar Yadav Batting
Rishabh Pant (wk) Wicket Keeper Batting
Ishan Kishan (wk) Wicket Keeper Batting
Hardik Pandya All-rounder
Ravindra Jadeja All Rounder
Rahul Chahar Bowling
Ravichandran Ashwin All Rounder Bowling
Shardul Thakur Bowling
Varun Chakravarthy Bowling
Jasprit Bumrah Bowling
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowling
Mohd Shami Bowling



Player Role
Shreyas Iyer Batting
Axar Patel Bowling
Deepak Chahar All Rounder Bowling

Oman Squad

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.

Player Role
Fayyaz Butt Batting
Aqib Ilyas(VC) Batting
Jatinder Singh Batting
Suraj Kumar (wk) Wicketkeeper-batsman
Naseem Khushi Wicketkeeper-batsman
Ayaan Khan All-rounder
Sandeep Goud All-rounder
Zeeshan Maqsood (c) All-rounder
Khawar Ali All-rounder
Nester Dhamba Batting Allrounder
Khurram Khan Batting Allrounder
Bilal Khan Bowling
Kaleemullah Bowling
Sufyan Mehmood Bowling
Mohammad Nadeem Bowling

Bangladesh Squad

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

Player Role
Mohammad Naim Batting
Soumya Sarkar Batting
Liton Das (wk) Wicket Keeper Batsman
Mushfiqur Rahim Wicket Keeper Batsman
Nurul Hasan Wicket Keeper Batsman
Rubel Hossain Bowling
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
Mustafizur Rahman Bowling
Shoriful Islam Bowling
Taskin Ahmed Bowling



Player Role
Aminul Islam Bowling Allrounder
Rubel Hossain(Replaced for Saifuddin) Bowling

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.

Player Role
Temba Bavuma (c) Batting
Reeza Hendricks Batting
Rassie van der Dussen Batting
Aiden Markram Batting
David Miller Batting
Quinton de Kock (wk) Wicket Keeper Batsman
Heinrich Klaasen Wicket Keeper Batsman
W Mulder All rounder Bowling
Dwaine Pretorius All rounder Bowling
Keshav Maharaj Bowling
Lungi Ngidi Bowling
Anrich Nortje Bowling
Bjorn Fortuin Bowling
Kagiso Rabada Bowling
Tabraiz Shamsi Bowling


England Squad

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.
  • Reece Topley has been added to England’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2021 as a replacement player for Tymal Mills.
Player Role
Eoin Morgan (c) Batting
Liam Livingstone Batting
Dawid Malan Batting
James Vince 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
Chris Jordan Bowling
Mark Wood Bowling
Reece Topley Bowling
Adil Rashid Bowling



Player Role
Tom Curran(Replaced for Sam Curran) All-rounder Bowling
Liam Dawson All-rounder Bowling
James Vince Batting


Scotland Squad

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.

Player Role
Kyle Coetzer (c) Batting
Dylan Budge Batting
Oli Hairs Batting
George Munsey 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
Safyaan Sharif Bowling
Chris Sole Bowling
Hamza Tahir Bowling
Chris Greaves Bowling
Mark Watt Bowling
Brad Wheal 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.


  • Jason Holder replaces injured Obed McCoy in the West Indies T20 World Cup team.
Player Role
Chris Gayle Batting
Shimron Hetmyer Batting
Evin Lewis Batting
Lendl Simmons Batting
Nicholas Pooran Wicket Keeper Batsman
Andre Fletcher Wicket Keeper Batsman
Andre Russell All-rounder Bowling
Dwayne Bravo All-rounder Batting
Kieron Pollard (captain) All-rounder Batting
Roston Chase All-rounder Bowling
Akeal Hosein Bowling
Oshane Thomas Bowling
Hayden Walsh Jr. Bowling
Jason Holder All-rounder Bowling
Ravi Rampaul Bowling



Player Role
Darren Bravo Batting
Jason Holder(Replaced for Obed McCoy)
All-rounder Bowling
Sheldon Cottrell Bowling


Afghanistan Squad

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 Nabi has been appointed as the skipper for the T20 World Cup 2021.

Player Role
Hazratullah Zazai Batting
Usman Ghani Batting
Asghar Afghan Batting
Najibullah Zadran Batting
Hashmatullah Shahidi Batting
Mohammad Shahzad Wicket Keeper
Rahmanullah Gurbaz Wicket Keeper
Mohammad Nabi All-rounder Bowling
Gulbadin Naib All-rounder Bowling
Farid Ahmad Malik Bowling
Rashid Khan Bowling
Mujeeb ur Rahman Bowling
Karim Janat Bowling
Naveen ul Haq Bowling
Hamid Hassan Bowling



Player Role
Samullah Shinwari Batting Allrounder
Sharafuddin Ashraf All-rounder Bowling
Dawlat Zadran Bowling
Fazal Haq Farooqi Bowling


Namibia Squad

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.

Player  Role
Craig Williams Batting
Picky Ya France Batting
Stephen Baard 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
Bernard Scholtz Bowling
Ben Shikongo Bowling
Ruben Trumpelmann Bowling
Michael van Lingen Bowling



Player  Role
Mauritius Ngupita Bowling

Ireland Squad

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.

Player Role
Andrew Balbirnie (c) Batting
Harry Tector 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
Mark Adair Bowling
George Dockrell Bowling
Josh Little Bowling
Andrew McBrine Bowling
Ben White Bowling
Craig Young Bowling



Player Role
Shane Getkate Batting
Graham Kennedy All-rounder Bowling
Barry McCarthy 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.

Player Role
Avishka Fernando Batting
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Batting
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
Chamika Karunaratne Bowling
Nuwan Pradeep Bowling
Dushmantha Chameera Bowling
Praveen Jayawickrama Bowling
Maheesh Theekshana Bowling



Player Role
Ramesh Mendis Batting
Pathum Nissanka Batting
Minod Bhanuka
Wicket Keeper Batsman
Binura Fernando Bowling
Akila Dananjaya Bowling
Pulina Tharanga Bowling
Lahiru Kumara Bowling
Ashen Bandara Bowling
Sandakan Bowling


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.

First Round
Group A Group B
Sri Lanka Bangladesh
Ireland Scotland
Netherlands Papua New Guinea
Namibia Oman


The winner and runner of both groups of the first round will include in group A and group B of the super 12 round.

Super Twelve
Group A Group B
England India
Australia Pakistan
South Africa New Zealand
West Indies Afghanistan
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.

Date  Match Local Time 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.

Date Match Time Venue
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.

Date Match Time Venue
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.

Date Match Time Venue
10-Nov-21 Semi-Finals – 1 6:00 PM Abu Dhabi
11-Nov-21 Semi-Finals – 2 6:00 PM Dubai
14-Nov-21 Finals 6:00 PM Dubai


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:

Result Points
Win 2
Tie 1
No Result 1
Abandoned 1
Loss 0
Forfeit 0