ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Schedule
Australia is set to host ICC T20 World Cup 2020 in October-November. The schedule has been released by International Cricket Council (ICC). A total of 16 teams will participate in the mega event which will commence from October 18 to November 15.
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 promises to be more thrilling than ever. Here are all the details about the event.
ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Australia
International Cricket Council (ICC) officially announced the schedule of ICC T20 World Cup, on January 29.
- Australia will host the event from October 18 to November 15
- The ICC Tournament consists of 2 rounds
- The First round will be the qualifying round, which will take place from October 18 to October 23
- This round will consist of 2 groups, Group A and Group B
- In Group A, Sri Lanka will compete with three qualifying teams
- In Group B, Bangladesh will also compete with three
- qualifying teams
- Two teams from each group will go through to the Second Round
- The four qualifying teams will join the respective groups
- ICC T20 World Cup will officially kick start when the Super 12’s round starts from October 24
- a total number of 45 matches will be played in the tournament
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifying Round
Groups for Qualifying Round
Group A: Sri Lanka, Qualifier A1, Qualifier A2 And Qualifier A3
Group B: Bangladesh, Qualifier B1, Qualifier B2 And Qualifier B3
Qualifying Round Fixtures:
Match No. Date Teams Venue Time (PST) 1 October 18 Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A3 Karidinia Park, South Geelong 8:00 AM 2 October 18 Qualifier A2 vs Qualifier A4 Karidinia Park, South Geelong 1:00 PM 3 October 19 Bangladesh vs Qualifier B3 Bellerive Oval, Tasmania 8:00 AM 4 October 19 Qualifier B2 vs Qualifier B4 Bellerive Oval, Tasmania 1:00 PM 5 October 20 Qualifier A3 vs Qualifier A4 Karidinia Park, South Geelong 8:00 AM 6 October 20 Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A2 Karidinia Park, South Geelong 1:00 PM 7 October 21 Qualifier B3 vs Qualifier B4 Bellerive Oval, Tasmania 8:00 AM 8 October 21 Bangladesh vs Qualifier B2 Bellerive Oval, Tasmania 1:00 PM 9 October 22 Qualifier A2 vs Qualifier A3 Karidinia Park, South Geelong 8:00 AM 10 October 22 Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A4 Karidinia Park, South Geelong 1:00 PM 11 October 23 Qualifier B2 vs Qualifier B3 Bellerive Oval, Tasmania 8:00 AM 12 October 23 Bangladesh vs Qualifier B4 Bellerive Oval, Tasmania 1:00 PM
After the Qualifying Round is Finished, the four qualifying teams will join the respective groups to start the Super 12’s Round of ICC T20 World Cup.
Groups For Super 12’s Round:
Group 1: Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, two qualifiers
Group 2: India, England, South Africa, Afghanistan, two qualifiers
Super 12’s Round Fixtures:
Match No. Date Teams Venue Time (PST) 1 October 24 Pakistan vs Australia SCG 1:00 PM 2 October 24 India vs South Africa Perth Stadium 4:00 PM 3 October 25 A1 vs B2 Blundstone Arena, Hobart 8:00 AM 4 October 25 New Zealand vs West Indies MCG 1:00 PM 5 October 26 Afghanistan vs A2 Perth Stadium 11:00 AM 6 October 26 England vs B1 Perth Stadium 4:00 PM 7 October 27 New Zealand vs B2 Blundstone Arena, Hobart 1:00 PM 8 October 28 Afghanistan vs B1 Perth Stadium 11:00 AM 9 October 28 Australia vs West Indies Perth Stadium 4:00 PM 10 October 29 Pakistan vs A1 SCG 8:00 AM 11 October 29 India vs A2 MCG 1:00 PM 12 October 30 England vs South Africa MCG 1:00 PM 13 October 30 West Indies vs B2 Perth Stadium 4:00 PM 14 October 31 Pakistan vs New Zealand Brisbane Cricket Ground 9:00 AM 15 October 31 Australia vs A1 Brisbane Cricket Ground 2:00 PM 16 November 1 South Africa vs Afghanistan Adelaide Oval 8:30 AM 17 November 1 India vs England MCG 1:00 PM 18 November 2 A2 vs B1 SCG 8:00 AM 19 November 2 New Zealand vs A1 Brisbane Cricket Ground 2:00 PM 20 November 3 Pakistan vs West Indies Adelaide Oval 8:30 AM 21 November 3 Australia vs B2 Adelaide Oval 1:30 PM 22 November 4 England vs Afghanistan Brisbane Cricket Ground 2:00 PM 23 November 5 South Africa vs A2 Adelaide Oval 8:30 AM 24 November 5 India vs B1 Adelaide Oval 1:30 PM 25 November 6 Pakistan vs B2 MCG 8:00 AM 26 November 6 Australia vs New Zealand MCG 1:00 PM 27 November 7 England vs A2 Adelaide Oval 8:30 AM 28 November 7 West Indies vs A1 MCG 1:00 PM 29 November 8 South Africa vs B1 SCG 8:00 AM 30 November 1 India vs Afghanistan SCG 1:00 PM
ICC T20 World Cup Semi Finals & Final
Match No. Date Teams Venue Time (PST) Semi Final 1 November 11 Team 1 vs Team 3 SCG 1:00 PM Semi Final 2 November 12 Team 2 vs Team 4 Adelaide Oval 1:30 PM Final November 15 Winner Of SF 1 vs Winner Of SF 2 MCG 1:00 PM
History Of ICC T20 World Cup
West Indies are the current champions of ICC T20 World Cup. They beat England in the final, in 2016, to clinch the title for the 2nd time.
Inaugural edition of ICC T20 World Cup was held in 2007 in South Africa. India beat their arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling final.
In 2009, Pakistan once again made into the final, but this time Shahid Afridi made sure that Pakistan lifts the trophy. Sri Lanka were the runner ups in that tournament. England hosted the tournament.
In 2010, West Indies hosted the event. England won the tournament by defeating their arch-rivals Australia in the final. It was the first time that England won a major ICC tournament.
Arrival Of ICC T20 World Cup In Asia
In 2012, Sri Lanka became the first Asian country to host ICC T20 World Cup. The host, unfortunately, for the 2nd time, lost the final of T20I tournament to the West Indies in their backyard.
In 2014, Bangladesh got the responsibility to host another important ICC tournament. Two Asian teams made it to the final. India for the 2nd time and Sri Lanka for the 3rd time. This time Sri Lanka got their hands to the trophy by defeating India.
In the most recent edition of ICC T20 World Cup which was held in India in 2016, West Indies clinched the trophy for the 2nd time.In the final, The Caribbean stars beat England lions in a nail-biting match. Carlos Brathwaite snatched an impossible win from the hands of England.
West Indies needed an unlikely 19 runs off the final six balls. Brathwaite smacked four consecutive sixes off Ben Stokes to make it possible.
ICC has released the schedule for T20 World Cup 2020, and the tournament promises to be more exciting than ever. Twelve teams battling it out for the glory will be great to watch with the beautiful Australian weather and some fantastic crowd.