ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule Time Table & Official Fixtures – (Confirmed)

Finally the detailed schedule of T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 has been released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the mega event will be started on 18th October, 2021 in UAE, while the final match will be played on 15th November, 2021. The most wanted Cricket Event originally had to kicked off on 18th October, 2020 in Australia which later shifted to India.

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 Schedule Time Table

The T20 World Cup 2021 again shifted from India to the UAE due to horrible crisis of COVID-19 pandemic in India, but ICC didn’t confirm the complete dates and schedule at that time. However, the ICC made solid confirmation of T20 World Cup 2021 after approval from UAE Government and BCCI’ permission in July 2021.

7th edition of T20 World Cup will take place in UAE and Oman simultaneously and total 16 teams from all around the globe will participate in this mega event. ICC applied different rules (Not Round Robin), as they have added Non-Test (Non-Permanent) cricket nations in the event and allocated position into four different groups.

The top 9 teams along with former host India, who qualified directly in the event till 31st December, 2018 are permitted without any further conditions and they will land in Super 12s stage of the event. While on the other side, the Non-Test cricket teams will reach Super 12s Stage after they qualify by winning earlier matches.

Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Groups Division

This time group division and teams placement is quite interesting yet simple. ICC announced the groups division for the mega event on 16th July, 2021 which is based on team’s rankings and points as well.

Match No Date Teams Round Group
1 17-Oct-21 Sri Lanka vs Ireland First Round Group A
2 18-Oct-21 Netherlands Vs Namibia First Round Group A
3 19-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Scotland First Round Group B
4 19-Oct-21 Papua New Guinea Oman First Round Group B
5 20-Oct-21 Ireland Vs Netherlands First Round Group A
6 20-Oct-21 Sri Lanka vs Namibia First Round Group A
7 21-Oct-21 Scotland Vs Papua New Guinea First Round ÊGroup B
8 21-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Oman First Round Group B
9 22-Oct-21 Ireland Vs Namibia First Round Group A
10 22-Oct-21 Sri Lanka Vs Netherlands First Round Group A
11 23-Oct-21 Scotland Vs Oman First Round Group B
12 23-Oct-21 Bangladesh Vs Papua New Guinea First Round Group B
13 24-Oct-21 England Vs Australia Super 12 Group 1
14 24-Oct-21 India Vs Pakistan Super 12 Group 2
15 25-Oct-21 A1 Vs B2 Super 12 Group 1
16 25-Oct-21 South Africa Vs West Indies Super 12 Group 1
17 26-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs A2 Super 12 Group 2
18 26-Oct-21 New Zealand Vs B1 Super 12 Group 2
19 27-Oct-21 England Vs A1 Super 12 Group 1
20 28-Oct-21 Afghanistan Vs B1 Super 12 Group 2
21 28-Oct-21 Australia Vs South Africa Super 12 Group 1
22 29-Oct-21 West Indies Vs A1 Super 12 Group 1
23 29-Oct-21 Pakistan Vs A2 Super 12 Group 2
24 30-Oct-21 India Vs New Zealand Super 12 Group 2
25 30-Oct-21 England Vs B2 Super 12 Group 1
26 31-Oct-21 Australia Vs West Indies Super 12 Group 1
27 31-Oct-21 West Indies Vs B2 Super 12 Group 1
28 01-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs New Zealand Super 12 Group 2
29 01-Nov-21 India Vs Afghanistan Super 12 Group 2
30 02-Nov-21 A2 Vs B1 Super 12 Group 2
31 02-Nov-21 Australia Vs A1 Super 12 Group 1
32 03-Nov-21 England Vs West Indies Super 12 Group 1
33 04-Nov-21 South Africa Vs A1 Super 12 Group 1
34 04-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs Afghanistan Super 12 Group 2
35 05-Nov-21 India Vs A2 Super 12 Group 2
36 05-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs A2 Super 12 Group 2
37 06-Nov-21 Pakistan Vs B1 Super 12 Group 1
38 06-Nov-21 England Vs South Africa Super 12 Group 1
39 07-Nov-21 Australia Vs B2 Super 12 Group 2
40 07-Nov-21 South Africa Vs B2 Super 12 Group 1
41 08-Nov-21 India Vs B1 Super 12 Group 2
42 08-Nov-21 New Zealand Vs Afghanistan Super 12 Group 2

T20 World Cup 2021 Semi Finals & Final

Date Team Match Name
11 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 1st Semi-Final
12 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC 2nd Semi-Final
14 Nov 2021 TBC vs TBC Final

West Indies, the current champion of T20 World Cup is placed with England, Australia and South Africa in Group 1 for the Super 12s Stage, while two more qualifiers from Round 1 will also join them.

On the other side, the Group 2 holds arch rival India and Pakistan along with New Zealand, Afghanistan and two more qualifiers from Round 1. Eight teams will participate in Round 1 including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who reserved their spot automatically, while other six participants became eligible for this purpose after winning T20 World Cup 2021 Qualifying event held in Ireland.

First Round Schedule & Format

Round 1, which consists of 8 teams will be started on 17th October, 2021 with the first game between Sri Lanka and Ireland.  Round 1 of T20 World Cup 2021 will be ended on 23rd October with the last game between Bangladesh and Scotland. There are total 12 matches as part of ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021.

T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s

As mentioned above, the Super 12s stage will contain four qualifiers and 8 permanent ICC members. The 4 qualifiers will only be able to participate in Super 12s after they win the Round 1 matches by beating their opponents.

Total 30 matches are part of Super 12s and this stage starting from October 24 and final game of Super 12s Stage is scheduled to be played 8 November, 2021 in Dubai.

T20 WC 2021 Venues

From Australia to India and later India to the UAE, the World Cup 2021 migrated two times and destinations changed due to crisis of COVID-19 in Australia and India. Now UAE & Oman are finalized venues of ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 and total three different Cities (Cricket Stadiums) of UAE and 1 stadium from Oman will host the mega event starting from 17th October, 2021.

  • Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai)
  • Sharjah Cricket Stadium (Sharjah)
  • Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)
  • Oman Cricket Academy Ground (Muscat)

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Answers

Is T20 World Cup 2021 Confirmed?

Yes, as per ICC (International Cricket Council) press release issued on July 16th, it is officially confirmed that T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in the UAE & Oman starting form 17th October.

How to Watch T20 World Cup 2021 Live Online?

There are various legit and official sources including SmartCric, Crictime, Webcric and that could help you in watching the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 live online free of cost and that too in HD version.

When Final Match of T20 WC will be played?

Winners of two Semi-Finals will face each other in the final match of ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 which is scheduled to be played on November 15, 2021 in Dubai.

Are there Practice Matches of World Cup 2021?

Unlike all the mega event of ICC, unfortunately this time there will be no Practice Matches or Warm up matches because ICC has placed a qualifying round and that can be availed as practice session.

How To Download T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule in PDF?

The PDF form of whole schedule of ICC Cricket World Cup 2021 is available in our alternative and dedicated article. There is a download button available, you can download ICC T20 Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2021 by clicking that download button even on mobile, tablet and PC/Desktop.

T20 World Cup 2021 Follow Up

After the long time, finally T20 World Cup is confirmed and officially scheduled to be started on 17th October, 2021. The limited over format of cricket is back and all the international cricket teams eyeing only 1 trophy, while West Indies would definitely try to grab it once again being a defending champion.

Last time, the thriller and breath taking final match played between England and West Indies when Carlos Brathwaite led his team toward victory by hitting historic back to back sixes to Ben Stokes.

Now mostly teams contain young player and a combination within experienced players will be reason of breath taking and thriller matches at UAE.

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