ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Schedule, Location & Where To Watch In India
Owing to the postponement of last year's T20 World Cup, cricket fans all around the world are eagerly anticipating the T20 2021 World Cup with bated breath. The initial round matches for this year's T20 competition will all take place in Oman City.
The arrangements for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 are nearly complete. The games are being hosted in the United Arab Emirates and all are anticipating that the third wave of Corona will have no influence on it.
The ICC has finally released ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 groups. Moreover, the International Cricket Council also revealed that the matches will begin on October 17 and will end by November 14th, 2021 in Oman and the UAE.
The groupings were chosen based on team rankings as of 20 March 2021, with reigning champions the West Indies joining previous champions England, Australia, as well as South Africa in Group 1 of the Super 12s, alongside two contenders from Round 1.
Group 2 will include previous T20 World Cup winners Pakistan and India, as well as New Zealand, Afghanistan, and the other two Round 1 finalists.
The first round would feature 8 countries, involving automatic qualifiers like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as well as the remaining six that qualified through the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.
Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia will be in Group A with Sri Lanka, while Oman, PNG, and Scotland will be in Group B with Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka holds the record for the highest total in a World T20 match. In the maiden edition of the competition, they scored 260 for 6 wickets versus Kenya.
World Cup T20 Schedule Highlights
The T20 World Cup would be divided into two stages of 42 matches each. Stage 1 will feature twelve games between eight countries (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, and Papua New Guinea). Four teams will advance to the Super 12s, which commences on October 24 2021, with 30 matches between the four teams from Round 1 as well as the top eight ranked T20I teams.
These teams would be classified into two groups of six. Following that, there will be three knockout matches, two semi-finals, and eventually the final.
T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:
|1||17-10-21||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||1st||Group A|
|2||18-10-21||Papua New Guinea vs Oman||1st||Group A|
|3||19-10-21||Bangladesh vs Namibia||1st||Group B|
|4||19-10-21||Netherlands vs Scotland||1st||Group B|
|5||20-10-21||Ireland vs Oman||1st||Group A|
|6||20-10-21||Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea||1st||Group A|
|7||21-10-21||Namibia vs Scotland||1st||Group B|
|8||21-10-21||Bangladesh vs Netherlands||1st||Group B|
|9||22-10-21||Papua New Guinea vs Ireland||1st||Group A|
|10||22-10-21||Sri Lanka vs Oman||1st||Group A|
|11||23-10-21||Netherlands vs Namibia||1st||Group B|
|12||23-10-21||Bangladesh vs Scotland||1st||Group B|
|13||24-10-21||Australia vs Pakistan||Super 12||Group 1|
|14||24-10-21||India vs South Africa||Super 12||Group 2|
|15||25-10-21||TBC vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|16||25-10-21||New Zealand vs West Indies||Super 12||Group 1|
|17||26-10-21||Afghanistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|18||26-10-21||England vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|19||27-10-21||New Zealand vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|20||28-10-21||Afghanistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|21||28-10-21||Australia vs West Indies||Super 12||Group 1|
|22||29-10-21||Pakistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|23||29-10-21||India vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|24||30-10-21||England vs South Africa||Super 12||Group 2|
|25||30-10-21||West Indies vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|26||31-10-21||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Super 12||Group 1|
|27||31-10-21||Australia vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|28||01-11-21||Afghanistan vs South Africa||Super 12||Group 2|
|29||01-11-21||India vs England||Super 12||Group 2|
|30||02-11-21||TBC vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|31||02-11-21||New Zealand vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|32||03-11-21||Pakistan vs West Indies||Super 12||Group 1|
|33||04-11-21||Australia vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|34||04-11-21||Afghanistan vs England||Super 12||Group 2|
|35||05-11-21||South Africa vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|36||05-11-21||India vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|37||06-11-21||Pakistan vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|38||06-11-21||Australia vs New Zealand||Super 12||Group 1|
|39||07-11-21||England vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|40||07-11-21||West Indies vs TBC||Super 12||Group 1|
|41||08-11-21||South Africa vs TBC||Super 12||Group 2|
|42||08-11-21||India vs Afghanistan||Super 12||Group 2|
|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|
ICC Men's T20 World Cup Teams Division
- Group A: Ireland, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Namibia
- Group B: Papua New Guinea Scotland, Oman and Bangladesh
- Group 1: West Indies, Australia, South Africa, England, A1 as well as B2.
- Group 2: New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, A2 as well as B1.
T20 World Cup 2021 Host
All matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates, which will be hosted by the BCCI. India was previously chosen to host the T20 World Cup in 2021.
However, because of the growing number of COVID patients diagnosed in the nation, all games will now be hosted in the UAE. The matches will begin on October 17, 2021. The final match is currently scheduled for November 14, 2021.
T20 World Cup 2021 LocationThe UAE has four stadiums for the T20 World Cup 2021, which includes Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Dubai International Stadium, Sharjah Stadium, and also the Oman Cricket Academy Ground.
TV Broadcasters for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021
The International Cricket Council has named the International Cricket Council as the exclusive broadcaster for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2021. These television networks have been granted exclusive broadcasting rights to the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in their respective nations.
You may use this list to find out which Television network in your nation will be broadcasting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2021.
|Country Name||TV Broadcast|
|India & Sub Continent||DD Sports, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Channel 9|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, Ten Sports|
|Bangladesh||Ghazi Tv (GTV)|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC (Channel Eye)|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports|
|South Africa||Super Sports|
|Singapore||Star Cricket, Star Hub and Singtel|
|New Zealand||SKY Sport|
|Middle East & North Africa||OSN|
|Malaysia||Fox International Channels|
|Hong Kong||Star Cricket|
Where To Watch ICC T20 World Cup 2021 In India
Star Sports is an Indian sports television channel owned and managed by the Star Network India. As of 2015, Star India has secured the official TV license to broadcast all major ICC events live from 2015 through 2023. As a result, Star Sports will broadcast live coverage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in India.
You could watch live ICC T20 World Cup 2021 tournaments on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3. Star Sports 1 will broadcast the matches with Hindi commentary.
If you own a DTH connection, you can watch the ICC T20 World Cup live on the following channels:
- Tata Sky
- Star Sports 1: Channel 455 (SD) & Channel 454 (HD)
- Star Sports 2: Channel 457 (SD) & Channel 456 (HD)
- Star Sports 3: Channel 458 (SD)
- Star Sports 1: Channel 603 (SD) & Channel 602 (HD)
- Star Sports 2: Channel 605 (SD) & Channel 604 (HD)
- Star Sports 3: Channel 650 (SD)
- Airtel Digital TV
- Star Sports 1: Channel 277 (SD) & Channel 278 (HD)
- Star Sports 2: Channel 279 (SD) & Channel 280 (HD)
- Star Sports 3: Channel 306 (SD)
- Videocon D2h
- Star Sports 1: Channel 401 (SD) & Channel 923 (HD)
- Star Sports 2: Channel 403 (SD) & Channel 924 (HD)
- Sun Direct
- Star Sports 1: Channel 500 (SD) & Channel 972 (HD)
- Star Sports 2: Channel 502 (SD) & Channel 974 (HD)
- Star Sports 3: Channel 518 (SD)
Cricket fans can also stream the ICC T20 World Cup live online via the Disney plus Hotstar app. However, you’ll need to purchase the VIP subscription, which is available for INR 399/year.
Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi owns the unfortunate distinction of getting out without scoring any runs during the T20 World Cup.
The T20 World Cup is a much-awaited tournament among fans. As the tournament was canceled in 2020, fans are definitely excited to finally watch the battle of the teams. So, don’t forget to stream the matches live and partake in the fun!