ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Schedule
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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.DateTeamsVenueTime (PST)
1October 18Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A3Karidinia Park, South Geelong8:00 AM
2October 18Qualifier A2 vs Qualifier A4Karidinia Park, South Geelong1:00 PM
3October 19Bangladesh vs Qualifier B3Bellerive Oval, Tasmania8:00 AM
4October 19Qualifier B2 vs Qualifier B4Bellerive Oval, Tasmania1:00 PM
5October 20Qualifier A3 vs Qualifier A4Karidinia Park, South Geelong8:00 AM
6October 20Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A2Karidinia Park, South Geelong1:00 PM
7October 21Qualifier B3 vs Qualifier B4Bellerive Oval, Tasmania8:00 AM
8October 21Bangladesh vs Qualifier B2Bellerive Oval, Tasmania1:00 PM
9October 22Qualifier A2 vs Qualifier A3Karidinia Park, South Geelong8:00 AM
10October 22Sri Lanka vs Qualifier A4Karidinia Park, South Geelong1:00 PM
11October 23Qualifier B2 vs Qualifier B3Bellerive Oval, Tasmania8:00 AM
12October 23Bangladesh vs Qualifier B4Bellerive Oval, Tasmania1:00 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.DateTeamsVenueTime (PST)
1October 24Pakistan vs AustraliaSCG1:00 PM
2October 24India vs South AfricaPerth Stadium4:00 PM
3October 25A1 vs B2Blundstone Arena, Hobart8:00 AM
4October 25New Zealand vs West IndiesMCG1:00 PM
5October 26Afghanistan vs A2Perth Stadium11:00 AM
6October 26England vs B1Perth Stadium4:00 PM
7October 27New Zealand vs B2Blundstone Arena, Hobart1:00 PM
8October 28Afghanistan vs B1Perth Stadium11:00 AM
9October 28Australia vs West IndiesPerth Stadium4:00 PM
10October 29Pakistan vs A1SCG8:00 AM
11October 29India vs A2MCG1:00 PM
12October 30England vs South AfricaMCG1:00 PM
13October 30West Indies vs B2Perth Stadium4:00 PM
14October 31Pakistan vs New ZealandBrisbane Cricket Ground9:00 AM
15October 31Australia vs A1Brisbane Cricket Ground2:00 PM
16November 1South Africa vs AfghanistanAdelaide Oval8:30 AM
17November 1India vs EnglandMCG1:00 PM
18November 2A2 vs B1SCG8:00 AM
19November 2New Zealand vs A1Brisbane Cricket Ground2:00 PM
20November 3Pakistan vs West IndiesAdelaide Oval8:30 AM
21November 3Australia vs B2Adelaide Oval1:30 PM
22November 4England vs AfghanistanBrisbane Cricket Ground2:00 PM
23November 5South Africa vs A2Adelaide Oval8:30 AM
24November 5India vs B1Adelaide Oval1:30 PM
25November 6Pakistan vs B2MCG8:00 AM
26November 6Australia vs New ZealandMCG1:00 PM
27November 7England vs A2Adelaide Oval8:30 AM
28November 7West Indies vs A1MCG1:00 PM
29November 8South Africa vs B1SCG8:00 AM
30November 1India vs AfghanistanSCG1:00 PM

ICC T20 World Cup Semi Finals & Final

Match No.DateTeamsVenueTime (PST)
Semi Final 1November 11Team 1 vs Team 3SCG1:00 PM
Semi Final 2November 12Team 2 vs Team 4Adelaide Oval1:30 PM
FinalNovember 15Winner Of SF 1 vs Winner Of SF 2MCG1:00 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.