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ICC T20 World Cup 2021
After 2016, the first ICC T20 World Cup is going to start in 2021 on October 17. As per schedule, the T20 World Cup 2020, had to be hosted by Australia but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ICC has postponed this tournament. ICC T20 World Cup event for 2021 was scheduled to be hosted by India and ICC confirmed that India will host the tournament as per schedule.
But, after the worst condition of Covid-19 in India, ICC decided that matches will be played in UAE and Oman. Now UAE and Oman are the two host countries for the 7th edition of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. So, the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will start on 17th October and the final match will be played on the 14th of November.
If we look at the history of the T20 World Cup, then it was started back in 2007. India was the first team to lift the trophy in 2007 and they have won only 1 world cup. With them, Pakistan, England, and Sri Lanka have also won the T20 world cup one time.
Whereas, West Indies is the only team that has won the T20 World Cup twice. They have won the tournament for the first time in 2012 and then again in 2016.
Official Broadcasting TV Channels T20 World Cup 2021
The cricket event of 20 overs in each inning will be live telecast worldwide. You can watch all the matches of T20 World Cup 2021 in all the cricket-playing nations as well as in many other countries.
Start Sports is the official broadcasting partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Star Sports is owned by 21st Century Fox. It will telecast the live matches of the T20 World Cup 2021 in India and in the Indian sub-continent. With that, Star Sports will distribute its rights to various partners.
Star Sports is trying its best to live telecast ICC T20 World Cup 2021 matches to approximately 1.5 billion people in the world.
Check this list of official broadcasting TV channels in different countries for the T20 World Cup 2021:
|Country||Official Broadcasting TV Channel(s)|
|India||Star Sports, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, DSport, DD Sports, Sony Six HD, Sony Six, Sony Ten, Sony Ten 2, Hotstar, Disney+, SonyLiv (App)|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, GEO Supper, Ten Sports Pakistan|
|Bangladesh||Ghazi TV (GTV), BTV|
|Sri Lanka||Channel Eye (SLRC)|
|West Indies (Caribbean)||ESPN, Flow Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ, Spark Sports|
|Australia||Fox Sports, Foxtel Sports, Channel 9|
|England||Sky Sports, Sky Go App|
|Ireland, Scotland||Sky Sports, Sky Go App|
|United States of America||Willow TV, Willow Xtra, YuppTV, Hotstar, Disney+|
|Hong Kong||Star Cricket, Now TV|
|United Arab Emirates (UAE)||Cricwick App, CricketGateway|
T20 World Cup Live Streaming
It is expected that ICC will allow a few streaming partners to live stream the ICC T20 World Cup matches on YouTube and a few mobile apps. These YouTube channels and/or mobile apps will be available in select countries only.
Live Streaming of T20 World Cup in India
If we talk about cricket fans, then India is a country that has a maximum number of cricket fans around the globe. The most famous sports game of the second-largest country in the world is cricket.
There are a lot of cricket lovers who used to watch cricket matches on their mobile devices. So, here are a few options for them:
Indian cricket fans can watch the T20 World Cup match live streaming on Hotstar mobile app. Hotstar and Disney+ mobile app is a subscription-based app for Indian people. You can watch cricket matches, live shows, movies, and much more on this app.
Live Streaming of T20 World Cup in Pakistan
Pakistan is another country where people are mad about cricket. Cricket fans in Pakistan are deprived of international cricket for a long time, but it couldn’t reduce their passion and love for the game.
Cricket lovers in Pakistan also have a few options to watch T20 World Cup live streaming on their mobile through different apps. Here are a few options:
Those who have PTCL broadband internet connection can install the PTCL app and can enjoy PTV Sports on their mobile device. There will be no extra charges to watch the match. But it would be good if you have an unlimited data package instead of a limited student package.
There are a few more options like it is expected that the official app of GEO Super will also stream the live t20 matches of the T20 world cup.
Live Streaming of T20 World Cup in Afghanistan
We are afraid that the live streaming of the T20 World Cup 2021 will not be available in Afghanistan. In fact, some experts are also saying that the new Government of Afghanistan may ban the live telecast of the T20 World Cup in the country.
Rumors are in the air because they also have banned the live telecast of the Indian Premier League in the country after their take over.
Live Streaming of T20 World Cup in England
Sky Go and the BT Sport apps are the two best options to watch live sports events including live streaming of the T20 World Cup in the UK. These two apps are compatible with many devices like computers, Android tablets, iPads, Smartphones, and Mac.
If you are a SKY TV customer, you can have the Sky Go app for free and can enjoy T20 World Cup live streaming in the UK.
ICC T20 World Cup All Teams
There are 16 teams who are playing in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. There are two rounds in the tournament before the knockout stage. 8 teams have qualified for the first round and they are divided into two groups.
The top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the second round which is the Super 12 round. These four teams will join other 8 teams who have already qualified for the super 12 round of the T20 World Cup 2021.
Here you can check all the teams of ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
Group and Teams in First Round
The first four teams are placed in the Group A of the first round and the next four teams are placed in Group B.
- Sri Lanka
- Papua New Guinea
Groups and Teams in Super 12 Round
The First 6 teams in this list will be placed in Group 1 and the next 6 teams will be placed in Group 2 of the T20 World Cup 2021.
- South Africa
- West Indies
- A1 (Top team from Group A of the first round)
- B2 (Runner up from Group B of the first round)
- New Zealand
- A2 (Runner up from Group A of the first round)
- B1 (Top team from Group B of the first round)
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule
As we have mentioned earlier that the T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to start from the 17th of October to the 14th of November. So, here were are going to provide the complete details of scheduled matches and fixtures of the tournament.
Schedule for First Round
Schedule for Super 12 Round
Group 1 Schedule
The most important match of the super 12 round in Group 1 will be the match between England and Australia. with that, England vs West Indies match will also be important. Because both teams met each other for the last time in the final match of T20 World Cup 2016. You must have remembered the final over 4 sixes in a row.
Group 2 Schedule
Indian and Pakistan, both teams are in group 2 of the Super 12 round. So, the most important match of not only group 2 but of the whole T20 World Cup 2021 will be Pakistan vs India match. This match will be played on the 24th of October.
Both teams met in the final of the T20 World Cup 2007, the first edition of the T20 World Cup. India won that match by 5 runs.
Semi Finals and Final
Semi-final matches will be played on 10th and 11th November. 1st semi-final will be played between A1 and B2 while the second semi-final match will be played between A2 and B1.
The final match of the T20 World Cup 2021 will be played on 14th October in Dubai.
T20 World Cup 2021 Venues
We have mentioned earlier that Oman and UAE will host the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. There are 4 different venues for the tournament. Out of this 4 venus, 3 are in UAE while only one is in Oman.
There are a total of 45 matches in the T20 World Cup. These 45 matches are divided into 4 different venues as follows.
Here are the details:
- Oman Cricket Academy Ground: In Muscat, Oman, this venue will host only 6 matches of the entire T20 world cup 2021. All these 6 matches are of Group B of the first round.
- Dubai International Cricket Stadium: In Dubai, UAE, this venue will host a total of 13 matches of the ICC T20 world cup 2021. The final match of the tournament will also be hosted by the same ground. This stadium will host the most important match of the tournament, i.e the match between Pakistan and India.
- Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium: In Abu Dhabi, UAE, this venue will host a total of 15 matches of the tournament. It includes the first semi-final match as well.
- Sharjah Cricket Stadium: The Sharjah cricket stadium will host 11 matches out of 45 total matches.