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Everything You Need To Know About the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

The eighth ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is set to be the biggest and the best yet, with 16 teams playing 45 matches in seven Australian cities between 16 October and 13 November.

Whether it be Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes, Carlos Brathwaite’s last-over heroics, or Shaheen Afridi’s new-ball fireworks, T20 World Cups have delivered drama in spades – and the 2022 edition is set to outdo them all.

From fixtures to squads to venues to the latest news and much more, this is your one-stop shop for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 with everything you need to know about the tournament.

The Groups

First Round

Group A

Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates

Group B

Ireland, Scotland, West Indies, Zimbabwe

Super 12

Group 1

Afghanistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, Group A winner, Group B runner-up

Group 2

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Group B winner, Group A runner-up

The venues

Seven venues across Australia will be used in total during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, with the Melbourne Cricket Ground hosting the final and the semi-finals set to be played at Adelaide Oval and the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The Gabba in Brisbane, Kardinia Park in Geelong, Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Perth Stadium are the other host venues.

The teams

Afghanistan

An experienced squad will be looking to punch above their weight, spearheaded as ever by the brilliant Rashid Khan.

The star spinner is arguably the world’s most dangerous T20 bowler and will be supported by the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman to set up Afghanistan with a chance of making a deep run in the tournament.Afghanistan T20WC team preview

Australia

The reigning ICC Men’s T20 World Cup champions, Australia will look to make the most of home conditions to defend their crown.

A powerful batting line-up and a stellar bowling attack makes them one of the favourites after what was a somewhat unexpected win in 2021.

Bangladesh

The Tigers have moved on from some senior players in favour of an aggressive strategy based on multiple all-rounders.

A dismal showing in the Asia Cup prompted the change of approach, which makes Bangladesh dangerously unpredictable.

England

Ranked second in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings coming into the tournament, England have been a consistent force in white-ball cricket for some years.

Much will rely on the form of their deep batting line-up, with some doubts over the quality of the bowling attack in the absence of the injured Jofra Archer.

England T20WC team preview

India

The world’s top-ranked side in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings will be looking for a much better showing than their group-stage elimination in 2021, and have brought a talent-packed squad to Australia.

The withdrawal of Jasprit Bumrah through injury is a blow but India will be confident they have the depth to cover the absence of the star pace bowler.

Ireland

The Irish stuttered at the 2021 tournament, never really clicking into gear with the bat.

But there’s plenty of talent in the Ireland squad and they are in with a strong chance of progressing to the Super 12 stage.

Ireland T20WC team preview

Namibia

Namibia’s big-hitting batting line-up upset the odds last year to reach the Super 12 stage, and they will be looking to star players David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann and Gerhard Erasmus to spearhead another successful First Round campaign.

Namibia T20WC team preview

Netherlands

The Dutch have had plenty of big-game experience in the build-up to the tournament, hosting a number of Full Member opponents in white-ball tours over the European summer.

Netherlands are the lowest-ranked side in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings competing in Australia, and will need to turn it on in pivotal First Round clashes with Namibia and the UAE for a chance to progress to the Super 12 stage.

Netherlands T20WC team preview

New Zealand

Beaten finalists in 2021, New Zealand once again come into a major tournament flying under the radar.

Ranked fifth in the world in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings, the Black Caps have a little bit of everything in a squad that could once again stun the most highly-fancied nations with a deep run through the tournament.

New Zealand T20WC team preview

Pakistan

The highest-ranked opening partnership in T20Is will hope to get Pakistan up to consistently competitive scores, with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan entering the tournament in fine form.

Pakistan also have one of the strongest bowling attacks in the world, setting up the fourth-ranked side in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings to be a match for any opponent.

Scotland

A huge opening game against West Indies in Hobart could set the tone for a Scotland side ranked 15th in the world, the second-lowest at the tournament (higher only than the Netherlands).

Opening pair George Munsey and Calum MacLeod, and keeper Matthew Cross at first drop, will be crucial to giving Scotland strong starts if they are to build or chase competitive totals.

Scotland T20WC team preview

South Africa

Bowling is South Africa’s strength, with Kagiso Rabada, Lungo Ngidi and Anrich Nortje forming an imposing seam-bowling core of the attack.

Underrated spin options and plenty of power in the batting ranks have also propelled the Proteas to third in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings, and they will be among the favourites to finally end that World Cup hoodoo.

Sri Lanka

Just as they did in 2021, Sri Lanka will begin the tournament in the First Round and with their work cut out to qualify for the Super 12 stage.

But victory in the Asia Cup underlined the rapid improvement of the squad and suggests Sri Lanka could be a dark horse if they progress.

Sri Lanka T20WC team preview

United Arab Emirates

Featuring in just their second ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, UAE reached the tournament courtesy of a superb showing at the Global Qualifier A.

The UAE beat Ireland in the final of that tournament but now face a tricky group against Sri Lanka, Namibia and the Netherlands as they look to prove their worth on the big stage.

UAE T20WC team preview

West Indies

A new-look West Indies squad will be hoping for a fresh start under the guidance of skipper Nicholas Pooran after the star-studded but ageing group of players who travelled to the 2021 tournament flattered to deceive.

Spinner Akeal Hosein will be crucial to the West Indies’ chances of stretching their record number of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup titles to three, but quicks like Obed McCoy, Jason Holder and Sheldon Cottrell will also need to impress.

West Indies T20WC team preview

Zimbabwe

A threatening bowling attack will look to upset the odds for Zimbabwe and help them through to the Super 12 stage.

It was the bowlers who got Zimbabwe to the T20 World Cup, dismissing Netherlands for just 95 in the final of the Global Qualifier B, and they have the talent to trouble all of their First Round opponents.

Zimbabwe T20WC team preview

Where to watch the T20 World Cup

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia will be televised and live-streamed across continents with the Star Network, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, ESPN, PTV and Times Internet among the major broadcasters. 

Star Network will have television rights in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives, while Hotstar and Disney+ will also stream the games in India.

PTV & ARY Digital Networks will broadcast the games in Pakistan.

Gazi TV and Rabbithole will telecast and live-stream matches in Bangladesh.

Sky Sports will televise and stream games in the UK, while Fox Sports, Channel Nine and Kayo will show the games in Australia.

Willow TV and ESPN+ will show the matches in the USA, with Canada having live streaming through Hotstar.

TERRITORYTelevision ExploitationDigital Exploitation
IndiaStar NetworkDisney+ Hotstar
Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, MaldivesStar Network 
PakistanPTV & ARY Digital NetworksTBC
BangladeshGazi TVRabbithole
CanadaTimes Internet (Willow)Hotstar
USATimes Internet (Willow)ESPN+
USA, Central & South America and Mexico ESPN+
CaribbeanESPNESPN
United KingdomSky SportsSky Sports
Sub Saharan AfricaSuperSportSuperSport
SingaporeStarHubStarHub
MalaysiaAstroYupp TV
Hong KongNow TVNow TV, Yupp TV
AustraliaFox Sports, Channel NineKayo
New ZealandSky SportSky Sport
PNG, Fiji & Pacific IslandsPNG DigicelPNG Digicel
Rest of the World(Continental Europe, SE Asia & Central /South America) Yupp TV

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The tournament will also feature audio broadcast spanning English, Hindi, Urdu and Bangla based on the region. 

DetailsTerritoryPlatformLanguage
Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India)(AIR)IndiaFM/AMHindi
Digital 2 Sports GlobalIndiaDigital PlatformHindi/English
Shamal Media Services Pvt Limited  106.2 FMPakistanFMUrdu
Sports Entertainment Network RadioAustralia/New ZealandFMEnglish
Australian Broadcasting CorporationAustraliaFMEnglish
British Broadcasting CorporationUKFMEnglish
Radio 4DubaiFMHindi
Asiatec MEC LimitedBangladeshFMBangla

Tournament format

This year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup takes place in three stages.

The First Round sees two groups of four teams participating in a round-robin. The top two teams from each group progress to the Super 12 stage.

The eight nations competing in the First Round consist of the four lowest-ranked nations to have automatically qualified for the tournament at the cut-off point – Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

They will be joined by two teams from each of the Qualifier tournaments held in 2022. Ireland and UAE progressed in Qualifier A in Oman back in February, with Netherlands and Zimbabwe triumphing in Qualifier B in Zimbabwe in July.

The top team from Group A and the second team from Group B enter Group 1 of the Super 12s, with the top finishers in Group B and the second-placed side from Group A going into Group 2.

The Super 12 stage sees two groups of six play a round-robin, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the knock-out stage.

The knock-out stage consists of two semi-finals and the Final at the MCG on November 13.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Fixtures

Points system

In both the First Round and Super 12 group stages the following points system will apply:

Win: 2 points

Tie, no result or abandoned: 1 point

Loss or forfeit: 0 points

Reserve days

Reserve days have been scheduled for both semi-finals and the Final. No other matches will have a reserve day.

For both the semi-finals and Final, every effort will be made to complete the match on the scheduled day with any necessary reduction in overs taking place.

Only if the minimum number of overs necessary to constitute a match (at least 5 overs per side) cannot be bowled on the scheduled day will the match be completed on the reserve day.

If a match starts on the scheduled day and overs are reduced following an interruption but no further play is possible, the match will resume on the reserve day at the point where the last ball was played.

All the squads for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

Key dates

Tournament commences: 16 October

Namibia and Sri Lanka get the tournament underway in the opening match in Group A of the First Round.

Netherlands and United Arab Emirates will also feature on the opening day in a double-header at Kardinia Park in Geelong.

First Round concludes: 21 October

The short and sharp opening phase of the tournament comes to an end on 21 October with back-to-back Group B matches in Hobart.

Ireland take on West Indies in the first game of the day at the Bellerive Oval, with Scotland set to face Zimbabwe later the same day.

Super 12 stage commences: 22 October

The tournament then moves quickly into the Super 12 stage, with two fascinating matches scheduled to get Group 1 underway.

Hosts Australia take on rivals New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with Afghanistan facing England in Perth on the same day.

Super 12 stage concludes: 6 November

Group 2 will bring the Super 12 to a stage to a close with the prospect of qualification likely to still be in the balance.

Bangladesh and Pakistan meet in Adelaide for an afternoon encounter, with India rounding things off with an evening match in Melbourne against the winners of Group B from the First Round.

Semi-finals: 9 November and 10 November

The top two teams from each Super 12 stage group will progress to the semi-finals, scheduled to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 9 November, and Adelaide Oval on 10 November.

Final: 13 November

The tournament reaches its conclusion with the Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 13 November, barring the need for the reserve day to be used on 14 November.

2022 T20 World Cup Fixtures2022 T20 World Cup Fixtures

Prize money

The prize pot remains the same as at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and all 16 competing teams will receive part of the $US5.6m allocated as prize money for the tournament.

The winners will collect $1.6m, with the runner-up receiving $800,000.

Both losing semi-finalists will receive $400,000.

The eight teams knocked out at the end of the Super 12 stage will get $70,000 each. Each match a team wins in the Super 12 stage will earn them $40,000.

The four teams knocked out at the end of the First Round will get $40,000. Each match a team wins in the First Round will see them collect $40,000.

The venues

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Built in 1853, the MCG is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and 10th biggest in the world boasting a capacity of over 100,000 people.

It’s a stadium rich in history and the scene of some of Australian sports most memorable moments.

The first cricket match played at the MCG took place in September 1854 while Victoria and New South Wales met in the first inter-colonial match in March 1856.

The MCG is the birthplace of Test Cricket (1877) and one-day international cricket (1971), the home for the AFL Grand Final and hosted the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games along with a range of major international events and concerts.

Outside of Lord’s, the MCG is the only other stadium around the world to host the ICC Cricket World Cup Final more than once (1992 and 2015).

The MCG underwent significant redevelopments in 1991, when the Great Southern Stand was rebuilt, and again in 2003-2005, when the Northern Stand replaced the old Ponsford, Members and Olympic Stands.

In 2022 the MCG will host the Final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval is the proud centrepiece of this cosmopolitan city. It’s a venue steeped in sporting, arts and cultural history – one loved both for its heritage and modern features.

A major renovation completed in 2013 increased the stadium’s capacity to 53,500 and reinforced its reputation for hosting world-class events.

Adelaide Oval is home to AFL, cricket, soccer, rugby league and sell-out concerts by renowned artists including Adele, Guns N’ Roses and The Rolling Stones.

South Australia has proudly hosted cricket for almost 150 years. Across the decades Adelaide Oval has welcomed record-breaking matches including the first ever day-night Ashes Test in 2017.

The ground is also home to the world-famous Bradman Collection Museum – in honour of Australian cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman – and hosts the popular Roof Climb experience, taking visitors skyward for a new view of this very special place. Guided cricket walking tours are also available.

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

Steeped in sporting history, the SCG has been providing a wealth of entertainment for over 150 years. Almost every famous Australian cricketer has competed within the historic grounds, which is considered among the country’s architectural treasures.

Located within the eastern suburbs of Sydney and adjacent to the central business district, the SCG sits in the cultural heart of Sydney.

The SCG was established on the former 1852 Garrison Ground behind Victoria Barracks, Paddington, by the NSW Cricket Association.

Today, the SCG is highly revered as one of the premier cricket venues in the world, hosting the annual New Year Test, one-day internationals and is the home ground of the NSW Blues and Sydney Sixers.

The Gabba, Brisbane

The Gabba has been the home of cricket in Queensland since 1896 and is well known throughout the cricketing world for hosting all forms of international cricket, as well as Sheffield Shield matches.

The Brisbane ground traditionally hosts the first Test match of the Australian summer and will provide a fun and lively atmosphere for fans attending the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

The Gabba is world renowned for its ‘true’, hard, fast and bouncy pitches – perfect for T20 cricket!

Kardinia Park, Geelong

Kardinia Park Stadium is one of Victoria’s most impressive stadiums and recent redevelopment has allowed it to evolve into one of Australia’s leading regional venues and a first-class cricket facility.

It was built in 1941, and has been the home of the Australian Football League side Geelong Cats, and many other domestic and international sporting contests.

The stadium, which seats just over 30,000 people, is the heart and soul of the Kardinia Park Precinct, a community hub that also features netball and aquatic facilities, as well as ample park space and playgrounds.

In recent years, Kardinia Park has welcomed the Big Bash League, international T20 matches, soccer friendlies, super rugby and Nitro Circus as part of its annual events calendar.

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Sydney has Balmain, Melbourne has Williamstown, Perth has Fremantle… and Hobart has Bellerive, a historic harbourside hub that’s home to Bellerive Oval.

On the sunny eastern shore of the River Derwent, the ground is a 10-minute drive or ferry ride from central Hobart’s buzzy waterfront.

Bellerive Oval first hosted formal cricket matches in 1914, but it wasn’t until 1987 that Cricket Tasmania upped stumps and relocated here from the other side of the river.

The oval has been upgraded significantly over the years: the Ricky Ponting Stand opened in 2015 in time for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, boosting ground capacity to 20,000.

Perth Stadium

Perth Stadium and the surrounding park is located east of the Perth CBD, on the Burswood Peninsula.

With views of the picturesque Swan River and Perth city in the west and the foothills in the east, this 60,000-seat world-class multi-purpose stadium hosts a variety of sports and entertainment events including Australian Rules football, international and Big Bash League cricket, soccer, rugby league and rugby union, plus concerts.

Perth Stadium officially opened on 21 January 2018, and will feature on the opening day of the Super 12 stage.

-ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

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