CricketICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Schedule, Livestream, Format, and Teams

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Schedule, Livestream, Format, and Teams

The most anticipated cricket tournament has returned as the 8th edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup started this Sunday in Australia.

The T20 world cup is the biggest event in the 20-over cricket format. The inaugural edition of this crowd-favorite event was played in 2007 in South Africa. Since then the appeal for this exciting tournament has only increased. The initial plan was to hold the event every two years. However, it could not be maintained for every iteration of the event.

As a result of being the most exciting tournament, the hype for the 2022 T20 World Cup is through the roof. 16 of the best cricketing nations have arrived in Australia to take part in the tournament. 8 of the 16 qualified directly to the super 12 based on their top placement in the previous tournament. The remaining 4 spots in the super 12 will be decided after the first-round games that are currently ongoing.

The defending champion is Australia. The Aussies will look to defend their crown in front of their home crowd. The other favorites of the tournament include India, England, and New Zealand. Pakistan, as usual, is considered the dark horse of the tournament.

With the matches of the first round ongoing, the 2022ICC Men’s T20 World Cup already amassed massive attraction from the fans. The excitement will only increase as we head toward the laters stages of the tournament.

When is the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022?

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 started on the 16th of October with first-round matches. It will conclude on the 13th of November.

Schedule: 

A summary of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 schedule is as follows:

Rounds Date
First Round 16-21 October
Super 12 22 October – 6 November
Semi Final 9-10 November
Final 13 November

 

To avail yourself of the detailed fixture with dates and times of all the matches, check here

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

  • Fox Sports
  • Star Sports
  • Sky Sports
  • Willow

The people from the host country can watch the event on Fox Sports. As for India, the UK, and the US, tune into Star Sports, Sky Sports, and Willow TV to watch the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

If you need the complete list of network providers with broadcasting rights, click here.

How to livestream ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Online?

  • Disney+
  • Hotstar
  • Rabbithole
  • Kayo
  • ESPN+

All the above-mentioned platforms have the rights to livestream ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. However, these are all paid subscriptions. You will need to buy the membership in order to enjoy its services.

Where is the event taking place?

Seven different cities in Australia will play host to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. You will find the names of venues and the cities below:

Venue City Capacity
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 55,317
The Gabba Brisbane 42,000
Kardinia Park Geelong 26,000
Bellerive Oval Hobart 20,000
Perth Stadium Perth 61,266
Melbourne Cricket Ground* Melbourne 100,024
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney 48,601

 

*Selected venue for the final.

Format

The tournament is divided into the following two stages:

  • First Round
  • Super 12

The first round will be contested between 8 teams split into two groups. The top 2 finishers of each group will advance to the super 12. In the super 12, they will join the top 8 teams of the tournament who qualified directly. 

Let’s check out the two groups of the first round:

Group A

  • Netherlands
  • Namibia
  • Sri Lanka
  • UAE

Group B

  • Scotland
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ireland
  • West Indies

*Ireland, Netherlands, UAE, and Zimbabwe are the four teams that reached the first round of the 2022 ICC t20 World Cup through Global Qualifier.

Teams:

There are 16 teams in total. The names of the nations are provided below:

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • England
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Afghanistan
  • Scotland
  • Zimbabwe
  • Ireland
  • West Indies
  • Netherlands
  • Namibia
  • Sri Lanka
  • UAE

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