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All About 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

2022 icc men’s t20 world cup

The countdown to the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has officially begun as the Aussies defend their first-ever T20 World Cup. This year’s ICC Cricket 2020 World Cup will kick start on October 16th, with the tournament starting on October 22nd with a clash between New Zealand and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia is the official host of the Cricket T20 World Cup 2022. It will be interesting to watch how Australia defends its title against the likes of Pakistan, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand after defeating New Zealand in the finals by 7 wickets in the 7th edition of the cricket T20 World Cup played in Dubai.

Read as we unfold the T20 World Cup 2022 schedule, squads, venues, qualification pathway, and ways to stream all matches of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Background

The event, now scheduled to be hosted by Australia from October 16th to November 13th, was initially slated to take place in India in October and November 2021. However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) declared in July 2022 that the competition had been formally postponed until 2022 because of the global epidemic. The ICC reiterated in August 2020 that India would host the 2021 Cricket T20 World Cup, and Australia retained the hosting rights for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Qualifications and Teams

The T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 schedule has already been announced. 16 teams will participate in the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to compete for the title. Eight teams, including Pakistan, Australia, England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, have already qualified for the Super 12s Stage. However, since West Indies and Sri Lanka have not qualified for the Super 12s, they will have to compete in the preliminary round with the six T20 World Cup Teams. The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament format is divided into three stages – First Round, Super 12, and the Knockout Stage.

Global Qualifiers

Previously played as a 14-team Global Qualifier, the fight for the last T20 World Cup spots is now split into two eight-team tournaments.

Following the single round-robin group round, the eight teams in each qualification are separated into two groups with four teams, with the top two teams advancing to the semi-finals. The top teams from the group stage will face the second-place finisher from the opposite group in the semi-finals, with the semi-final champions earning a trip to Australia.

So far, four teams have qualified from both groups.

Qualified teams from Qualifier A = Ireland & United Arab Emirates

Qualified teams from Qualifier B = The Netherlands & Zimbabwe

2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Squads of The Teams

Here are all the squads for the teams participating in the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup:

First Round – Group A

Namibia

  • Gerhard Brasmus
  • David Wiese
  • Ben Shikongo
  • JJ Smit
  • Ruben Trumpelmann
  • Karl Birkenstock
  • Divan La Cock
  • Zane Green
  • Lo-Handre Louwrens
  • Stephen Baard
  • Bernard Scholtz
  • Helao France
  • Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
  • Tangeni Lungameni
  • Jan Frylinck
  • Michael Van Lingen

Netherlands

  • Scott Edwards
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Shariz Ahmad
  • Logan Van Beek
  • Tom Cooper
  • Brandon Glover
  • Timm Van Der Gugten
  • Fred Klaassen
  • Bad De Leede
  • Paul Van Meekeren
  • Roelof Van Der Merwe
  • Stephan Myburgh
  • Teja Nidamanaru
  • Max O’Dowd
  • Vikramjit Singh
  • Tim Pringle

Sri Lanka

  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Dhananjaya De Silva
  • Danushka Gunathilaka
  • Chamika Karunaratne
  • Lahiru Kumara
  • Pramod Madushan
  • Dilshan Madhushanka
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Jeffrey Vandersay

United Arab Emirates

  • Sabir Ali
  • Vritya Aravind
  • CP Rizwan
  • Kashif Daud
  • Zawar Farid
  • Basil Hameed
  • Aayan Khan
  • Zahoor Khan
  • Ahmed Raza
  • Alishan Sharafu
  • Junaid Siddique
  • Chirag Suri
  • Muhammad Waseem

First Round – Group B

Ireland

  • Andy Balbirnie
  • Paul Stirling
  • Mark Adair
  • Curtis Campher
  • Gareth Delany
  • George Dockrell
  • Stephen Doheny
  • Fionn Hand
  • Josh Little
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Conor Olphert
  • Simi Singh
  • Harry Tector
  • Lorcan Tucker
  • Craig Young

Scotland

  • Brandon McMullen
  • Mark Watt
  • Hamza Tahir
  • Calum Macleod
  • Calum Macleod
  • Matthew Cross
  • Josh Davey
  • Michael Jones
  • Safyaan Sharif
  • Chris Greaves
  • Chris Sole
  • Brad Wheal
  • Michael Leask
  • George Munsey
  • Richie Berrington
  • Safyaan Sharif
  • Craig Wallace

West Indies

  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Rovmann Powell
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Elvin Lewis
  • Brandon King
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Jason Holder
  • Yannic Cariah
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Obed McCoy
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Johnson Charles
  • Odean Smith
  • Raymon Reifer

Zimbabwe

  • Craig Ervine
  • Ryan Burl
  • Regis Chakabva
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Brad Evans
  • Luke Jongwe
  • Clive Madande
  • Wesley Madhevere
  • Wellington Masakadza
  • Tony Munyonga
  • Blessing Muzarabani
  • Richard Ngarava
  • Milton Shumba
  • Sikandar Butt
  • Sean Williams

Super 12 – Group A

Afghanistan

  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Fareed Ahmad
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Rashid Khan
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Mohammad Saleem
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Darwish Rasooli
  • Mujeeb Rahman
  • Usman Ghani

Australia

  • Ashton Agar
  • Pat Cummins
  • Aaron Finch
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Tim David
  • Josh Inglis
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Kane Richardson
  • Steve Smith
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Matthew Wade
  • David Warner
  • Adam Zampa

England

  • Jos Buttler
  • Liam Dawson
  • Mark Wood
  • Chris Woakes
  • David Willey
  • Reece Topley
  • Ben Stokes
  • Phil Salt
  • Adil Rashid
  • Dawid Malan
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Chris Jordan
  • Sam Curran
  • Harry Brook
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Moeen Ali
  • Richard Gleeson
  • Tymal Mills
  • Alex Hales

New Zealand

  • Kane Williamson
  • Tim Southee
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Glenn Phillips
  • James Neesham
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Adam Milne
  • Martin Guptill
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Devon Conway
  • Mark Chapman
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Trent Boult
  • Finn Allen

Super 12 – Group B

Bangladesh

  • Yasir Ali
  • Taskin Ahmed
  • Sabbir Rahman
  • Narul Hasan
  • Nasum Ahmed
  • Najmul Shanto
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Mosaddek Hossain
  • Mohammad Saifuddin
  • Litton Das
  • Mehidy Miraz
  • Ebadot Hossain
  • Hasan Mahmud
  • Afif Hossain
  • Shakib Al Hasan

India

  • Rohit Sharma
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Axar Patel
  • Kannaur Rahul
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Virat Kohli
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Harshal Patel
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Arshdeep Singh

Pakistan

  • Babar Azam
  • Shadab Khan
  • Asif Ali
  • Haider Ali
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Mohammad Rizwan
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Naseem Shah
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Shan Masood
  • Usman Qadir
  • Haris Rauf

South Africa

  • Quinton De Kock
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Aiden Markram
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Temba Bavuma
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • David Miller
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Dwaine Pretorious
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Marco Jansen

2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Venues

On November 16th, 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) picked seven sites in Australia to host 45 matches of the flagship cricket T20 World Cup this year.

Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth are the seven cities that will host the matches of the cricket T20 World Cup 2022.

According to an ICC press release, the MCG, Sydney Cricket Ground, Kardinia Park Stadium, The Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Bellerive Oval, and Perth Stadium will be T20 Cricket World Cup venues this year.

The semi-finals will be held at SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground) and Adelaide Oval on November 9 and 10, 2022, with the final at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13th, 2022.

Warmup Matches in 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup warmup matches for all 16 nations will be staged in Melbourne and Brisbane in 2022. Warmup matches for the First-Round teams will be held between October 10 and 13, with matches split between the Junction Oval and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The qualifying teams of Super 12 will play warmup games on October 17 and 19 in Brisbane.

The first warmup game will occur on October 10th at the Junction Oval between the West Indies and the UAE. Scotland will then face the Netherlands before facing Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in the next two games played on the same day in the same stadium.

On October 17th, hosts and defending champions Australia play their first and only warmup game against India at The Gabba. Conversely, India is scheduled to face New Zealand at the same site two days later.

First Round of Matches

The first-round matches of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will take place from October 16th to October 21st at Simonds Stadium, Geelong, and Bellerive Oval, Hobart. Group A matches will be held at the Simonds Stadium, and Group B matches will take place in the Bellerive Oval.

Group A

Date Time Match Venue
Sunday, October 16th 09:30 AM IST/ 04:00 AM GMT/ 03:00 PM Local Sri Lanka vs. Namibia Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Sunday, October 16th 01:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMT/ 07:00 PM Local UAE vs. Netherlands Simond Stadium, Geelong
Tuesday, October 18th 09:30 AM IST/ 04:00 AM GMT/ 03:00 PM Local Namibia vs. Netherlands Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Tuesday, October 18th 01:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMT/ 07:00 PM Local Sri Lanka vs. UAE Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Thursday 20th, October 09:30 AM IST/ 04:00 AM GMT/ 03:00 PM Local Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Thursday 20th, October 01:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM GMT/ 07:00 PM Local Namibia vs. UAE Simonds Stadium, Geelong

 

Group B

Date Time Match Venue
Monday, October 17th 09:30 AM IST/ 04:00 AM GMT/ 03:00 PM Local West Indies vs. Scotland Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Monday, October 17th 01:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM/ 07:00 PM Local Zimbabwe vs. Ireland Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Wednesday, October 19th 09:30 AM IST/ 04:00 AM GMT/ 03:00 PM Local Scotland vs. Ireland

 

Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Wednesday, October 19th 01:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM/ 07:00 PM Local West Indies vs. Zimbabwe Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Friday, October 21st 09:30 AM IST/ 04:00 AM GMT/ 03:00 PM Local West Indies vs. Ireland Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Friday, October 21st 01:30 PM IST/ 08:00 AM/ 07:00 PM Local Scotland vs. Zimbabwe Bellerive Oval, Hobart

 

Super 12

The Super 12s stage of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will include the four qualifying teams from the First Round and the eight top-ranked T20 teams that have already qualified for the Super 12s round. In addition, the Super 12 stage is separated into two subgroups known as Group 1 and Group 2.

Group 1

Group 1 of Super 12 comprises Australia, Afghanistan, New Zealand, and England, the 1st Qualifier team of the First Round from Group A and the second qualifying team of the First Round from Group B.

Date Time Match Venue
Friday, October 21st 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local New Zealand vs. Australia

 

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Saturday, October 22nd 04:30 PM IST / 11:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local England vs. Afghanistan Perth Stadium, Perth
Sunday, October 23rd 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local A1 vs. B2 Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Tuesday, October 25th 04:30 PM IST / 11:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local Australia vs. A1 Perth Stadium, Perth
Wednesday, October 26th 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local England vs. B2 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Wednesday, October 26th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local New Zealand vs. Afghanistan Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Friday, October 28th 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local Afghanistan vs. B2 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Friday, October 28th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local England vs. Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Saturday, October 29th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local New Zealand vs. A1 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Monday, October 31st 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local Australia vs. B2 The Gabba, Brisbane
Tuesday, November 1st 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM Local Afghanistan vs. A1 The Gabba, Brisbane
Tuesday, November 1st 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local England vs. New Zealand The Gabba, Brisbane
Friday, November 4th 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM Local New Zealand vs. B2 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Friday, November 4th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local Australia vs. Afghanistan Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Saturday, November 5th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local England vs. A1 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

 

Group 2

Group 2 of Super 12s comprises India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and South Africa, the first qualifying team from the first round of Group B, and the second qualifying team from Group A.

Date Time Match Venue
Sunday, October 23rd 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local India vs. Pakistan

 

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Monday, October 24th 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 03:00 PM Local Bangladesh vs. A2 Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Thursday, October 27th 08:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMT/ 02:00 PM Local South Africa vs. Bangladesh Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Thursday, October 27th 12:30 PM IST/ 07:00 AM GMT/ 06:00 PM Local India vs. A2 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Thursday, October 27th 04:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMT/ 07:00 PM Local Pakistan vs. B1 Perth Stadium, Perth
Friday, October 28th 08:30 AM IST/ 03:00 AM GMT/ 02:00 PM Local Bangladesh vs. B1 The Gabba, Brisbane
Sunday, October 30th 12:30 PM IST/ 07:00 AM GMT/ 06:00 PM Local Pakistan vs. A2 Perth Stadium, Perth
Sunday, October 30th 04:30 PM IST/ 11:00 AM GMT/ 07:00 PM Local South Africa vs. India Perth Stadium, Perth
Wednesday, November 2nd 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM Local B1 vs. A2 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Wednesday, November 2nd 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 06:30 PM Local India vs. Bangladesh Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Thursday, November 3rd 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local Pakistan vs. South Africa Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Sunday, November 6th 05:30 AM IST/ 12:00 AM GMT/ 10:30 AM Local South Africa vs. A2 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Sunday, November 6th 09:30 AM IST / 04:00 AM GMT / 02:30 PM Local Pakistan vs. Bangladesh Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Sunday, November 6th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local India vs. B1 Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

 

Knock Out Stage

The last stage of the 2022 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup is called the Knockout Stage. In this final knockout stage, four qualifying teams will compete against each other to conclude the T20 World Cup winners for the T20 Cricket World Cup.

Date Time Match Venue
Wednesday, November 9th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local TBD Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Thursday, November 10th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 06:30 PM Local TBC Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Friday, November 13th 01:30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM Local TBH Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

 

Semi-Finals

Two teams from each group will compete against each other in the semi-finals of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, of which two teams will make it to the finals. The semi-finals of the T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 will take place on November 9th and November 10th at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval.

Final

The two best teams in the tournament will finally compete against each other to achieve the title of ICC World Champions 2022. This final match will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

How to watch the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup?

The official broadcasters of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup have already been announced. You can easily watch this biggest cricket tournament on your television screens if you live in a region with the broadcasting rights of the T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. Star Sports, Fox Sports, PTV Sports, and Ghazi TV are some official broadcasters of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

If you’re not residing in the regions with broadcasting rights to the event, you can easily watch the tournament using a reliable VPN like Ivacy VPN. All you need to do is follow the below steps:

USA

The official broadcasting rights for T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 are with Willow TV, and the official streaming rights are given to Hotstar. To see the ball-by-ball action of the T20 Cricket World Cup 2022, you can either visit the official website of Willow TV or Hotstar to watch the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup live online.

If you’re not within the US during the match dates, you can always use a VPN to spoof your location by using a United States VPN server and enjoy the live action of the tournament, no matter where you are!

Read our blog: How to Watch T20 Cricket World Cup in USA?

New Zealand

The New Zealand fans of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup can enjoy watching the live action on their television screens with Sky Sports New Zealand. The cord-cutters can also enjoy watching their national team play by subscribing to Sky Sports Network and accessing the live streaming online without a cable subscription.

If you’re not within New Zealand during the match dates, you can always use a VPN to spoof your location by using a New Zealand VPN server and enjoy the live action of the tournament, no matter where you are!

Read our blog: How to Watch T20 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand?

Australia

Fox Sports and Channel 9 are the official broadcasters of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which means that Australian cricket fans can easily catch the live action of the tournament on their TV screens and online by streaming Fox Sports or Channel 9.

If you’re not within Australia during the match dates, you can always use a VPN to spoof your location by using an Australian VPN server and enjoy the live action of the tournament, no matter where you are!

Read our blog: How to Watch T20 Cricket World Cup in Australia?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the T20 World Cup 2022 schedule?

The T20 World Cup 2022 schedule is available on the official website.

Who will host the next T20 World Cup in 2023?

Australia hosts this year’s T20 Cricket World Cup, and the subsequent 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be hosted by India and will take place in October and November 2023.

Who won T20 2021?

Australia won its maiden T20 Cricket World Cup final in 2021 by defeating New Zealand in the final by eight wickets.

How many teams are playing in T20 World Cup 2022?

This year’s T20 Cricket World Cup will feature 16 teams competing against each other from October 16th to November 13th, 2022.

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