Within the next ten days, play will get underway in Oman and the United Arab Emirates for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. An impressive 16 nations will compete in this year’s World Cup: Oman will be joined by Papua New Guinea and Namibia and Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Other teams include Holland, Scotland, Ireland, England, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Before the Super 12, there will be a qualifying round. There will be a total of eight teams competing in the qualifying competition, and four of those teams will move on to the Super 12 along with the other eight T20 World Cup 2021 teams. The championship game is scheduled for November 14.
The T20 World Cup matches are going to be exciting for spectators over the coming few weeks. Many aspects of the 2021 T20 World Cup will be similar to past editions, although there will be five firsts in this year’s event.
1. For the first time in his career, Virat Kohli will skipper India in an ICC Twenty20 World Cup match.
MS Dhoni has captained the Indian cricket team in all of the previous ICC Twenty20 World Cup tournaments. On the other hand, Virat Kohli will be in charge of the Indian team for the first time in the T20 World Cup in 2021.
The colossal event will include some of the biggest stars in international cricket, including Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, all of whom will be led by Kohli.
2. For the first time, the T20 World Cup will be hosted by an associate member of the International Cricket Council.
The T20 World Cup was initially scheduled to take place in India this year. The BCCI, on the other hand, decided to shift the event to the Middle East.
From October 17 to November 14, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman will co-host the big event. As a result, this year’s Twenty20 World Cup will be hosted by an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
3. For the first time, Papua New Guinea and Namibia have qualified for the tournament.
As previously stated, Namibia and Papua New Guinea are two of the 16 teams competing in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2021. This year, Namibia and PNG will be making their T20 World Cup debuts, joining the other 14 nations that have previously competed in the tournament.
Both teams are in the first round of the tournament’s qualification round, facing each other. The Super 12 stage will be interesting to watch if they can advance to the next round.
4. A finals host nation will not be eligible to compete in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup.
T20 World Cup final to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on November 14 (DICS). Because of visa issues, the T20 World Cup will be held in England and Wales instead of the United Arab Emirates.
South Africa, England, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India have all competed in prior editions of the T20 World Cup, which they hosted in their respective countries. However, that streak will come to an end this year. After West Indies won the 2016 Men’s T20 World Cup in India, the next tournament will be the first to include the format since then.
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, Namibia, Oman, and Papua New Guinea are the eight top teams in the initial level before the play-off stage and the Final on November 14.
5. Super 12s
The T20 World Cup’s second phase, known as the Super 8, featured eight teams from 2007 to 2012. ICC expanded the number of teams in the round to ten in 2014, and the event was renamed the Super 10s.
There will be a Super 12 round for the first time in ICC T20 World Cup history this year. As the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), seeks to expand the game to other locations, this growth is encouraging.
Ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in England and Wales in 2021, MPL is offering you the T20 World Cup Fantasy League, a cricket fantasy game in which you may play against other players from across the world. With the International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament returning for the first time since 2016, you can now construct your fantasy squad on the MPL mobile app to participate in tournaments and win prizes daily throughout the month-long competition.