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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021


The 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is planned to be the seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup competition, with matches occurring in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from 17 October to 14 November 2021. The West Indies are the reigning champs.

There was expected to be a first 2020 T20 World Cup held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020, yet in July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) affirmed that this competition had been delayed, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In August 2020, the ICC affirmed that India would have the 2021 competition as arranged, with Australia being named as the host for the succeeding 2022 competition. In any case, in June 2021, the ICC declared that the competition had been moved to the United Arab Emirates because of developing worries over the COVID-19 pandemic circumstance in India, and a potential third influx of the pandemic in the country. The competition is booked to start on 17 October 2021, with the competition’s last planned to be played on 14 November 2021. The starter rounds of the competition are set to be divided among the UAE and Oman.

Dates 17 October – 14 November 2021
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format Twenty20 International
Host(s) UAE
Oman
Participants 16
Matches 45

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Administrator International Cricket Council (ICC)
Format Twenty20 International
First edition 2007
Latest edition 2016
Next edition 2021
Tournament format Preliminary round
Super 10/12
Play-offs
Number of teams 16
20 (2024 onwards)
Current champion West Indies (2nd title)
Most successful West Indies (2 titles)
Most runs Mahela Jayawardene (1016)
Most wickets Shahid Afridi (39)

Venues

United Arab Emirates Oman
Dubai Sharjah Abu Dhabi Muscat
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Oman Cricket Academy Ground
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 3,000

Prize Money

Stage Prize money (US$) Teams/match Total
Winners $1.6 million 1 $1.6 million
Runner-up $800,000 1 $800,000
Losing semi-finalists $400,000 each 2 $800,000
Bonus for winning every “First round” match $40,000 per match 12 $480,000
Teams get knocked out in the “First round” $40,000 each 4 $160,000
Bonus for winning every “Super 12” match $40,000 per match 30 $1,200,000
Teams get knocked out in the “Super 12 stage” $70,000 each 8 $560,000
Total $5.6 million

Results

Year Host(s) Final venue Final
Winner Runner-up Margin
2007 South Africa Johannesburg India
157/5 (20 overs)
Pakistan
152 all out (19.4 overs)
5 runs
2009 England London Pakistan
139/2 (18.4 overs)
Sri Lanka
138/6 (20 overs)
8 wickets
2010 West Indies Bridgetown England
148/3 (17 overs)
Australia
147/6 (20 overs)
7 wickets
2012 Sri Lanka Colombo West Indies
137/6 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka
101 all out (18.4 overs)
36 runs
2014 Bangladesh Dhaka Sri Lanka
134/4 (17.5 overs)
India
130/4 (20 overs)
6 wickets
2016 India Kolkata West Indies
161/6 (19.4 overs)
England
155/9 (20 overs)
4 wickets
2021 UAE
Oman
Dubai
2022 Australia

Performance of teams

Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
West Indies 6 2007 2016 Champions (2012, 2016) 31 17 12 1(1) 1 58.33
Sri Lanka 6 2007 2016 Champions (2014) 35 22 12 1(1) 0 64.28
India 6 2007 2016 Champions (2007) 33 20 11 1(1) 1 64.06
Pakistan 6 2007 2016 Champions (2009) 34 19 14 1(0) 0 57.35
England 6 2007 2016 Champions (2010) 32 15 16 0 1 48.38
Australia 6 2007 2016 Runner-up (2010) 29 16 13 0 0 55.17
South Africa 6 2007 2016 Semi-final (2009, 2014) 30 18 12 0 0 60.00
New Zealand 6 2007 2016 Semi-final (2007, 2016) 30 15 13 2(0) 0 53.33
Ireland 5 2009 2016 Super 8s (2009) 15 3 9 0 3 25.00
Bangladesh 6 2007 2016 Super 8s (2007) 25 5 19 0 1 20.83
Netherlands 3 2009 2016 Super 10s (2014) 12 5 6 0 1 45.45
Afghanistan 4 2010 2016 Super 10s (2016) 14 5 9 0 0 35.71
Nepal 1 2014 2014 First round (2014) 3 2 1 0 0 66.66
Oman 1 2016 2016 First round (2016) 3 1 1 0 1 50.00
Zimbabwe 5 2007 2016 First round (2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016) 12 5 7 0 0 41.66
Hong Kong 2 2014 2016 First round (2014, 2016) 6 1 5 0 0 16.66
Scotland 3 2007 2016 First round (2007, 2009, 2016) 7 1 5 0 1 16.66
Kenya 1 2007 2007 First round (2007) 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
United Arab Emirates 1 2014 2014 First round (2014) 3 0 3 0 0 0.00

Team results by tournament

The ICC does not adjudicate rankings but only rounds a team achieves e.g. Semis, round one etc. The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams in the ICC World Twenty20.

Legend
  • C — Champions
  • RU — Runners-up
  • SF — Semi-finalist
  • R2 — Round 2 (Super 8s, Super 10s)
  • R1 — Round 1 (Group stage)
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew
Team 2007
(12)
2009
(12)
2010
(12)
2012
(12)
2014
(16)
2016
(16)
2021
(16)
2022
(16)
Total
Afghanistan × × R1 R1 R1 R2 Q Q 6
Australia SF R1 RU SF R2 R2 Q Q 8
Bangladesh R2 R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 Q Q 8
England R2 R2 C R2 R2 RU Q Q 8
Hong Kong × × × R1 R1 2
India C R2 R2 R2 RU SF Q Q 8
Ireland R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 Q 6
Kenya R1 1
Namibia × × × Q 1
Nepal × × × R1 1
Netherlands R1 R2 R1 Q 4
New Zealand SF R2 R2 R2 R2 SF Q Q 8
Oman × × × R1 Q 2
Pakistan RU C SF SF R2 R2 Q Q 8
Papua New Guinea × × × Q 1
Scotland R1 R1 R1 Q 4
South Africa R2 SF R2 R2 SF R2 Q Q 8
Sri Lanka R2 RU SF RU C R2 Q 7
United Arab Emirates × × R1 1
West Indies R1 SF R2 C SF C Q Q 8
Zimbabwe R1 •• R1 R1 R1 R1 5

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