As cricket fans all over the world brace themselves to witness the nations compete against each other in the 8th iteration of the ICC T20 World Cup, we will accompany you on the journey.
From the Statistics to Reviews, the Best Players to Best Matches; this is your one-stop destination for ICC Men’s T20I World Cup 2022!
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Various Groups of Playing Countries in ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Among the top 16 teams, the first 8 have been directly promoted to the Super 12, divided into 2 groups (Super 12 Group 1 and Super 12 Group 2). The remaining 8 have been divided into two groups (Group A and Group B).
The group leaders and runner-ups from Group A and Group B will join the Super 12 and compete for the trophy.v
Group 1 – As of 6th November 2022
Group 2 – As of 6th November 2022
Super 12 Group 1
|Group A Winner|
|Group B Runner-up|
Super 12 Group 2
|Group A Runner-up|
|Group B Winner|
As the pandemic struck India, ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was postponed and moved from India to the United Arab Emirates. Held in the picturesque stadiums of the United Arab Emirates, every single match was filled with excitement and heat.
Soaring through the league table and the playoffs, the mighty Aussies were the winners of the competition. Maintaining their form and offering stunning performances, they grabbed their first ICC T20 World Cup Trophy.
The victorious squad included some of the best cricketers on the international map of cricket. David Warner, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, and the others dominated the tournament with their massive boundaries and vicious deliveries.
In the final match, they faced the Kiwis on the fast pitch of Dubai International Stadium. Winning the toss, the Aussies sent New Zealand to bat on the new pitch. Despite heavy paces and baffling spins from Hazlewood, Zampa, and Cummins; New Zealand managed to put up 172 on the scoreboard.
Australia opened their innings with a slow start but gained speed after the power play. After a half-century from opener David Warner (53), Mitchell Marsh (77*) partnered with Glenn Maxwell (28*) to end the dreams of the Kiwis.
While Mitchell Marsh was named the Best Man in the final match, David Warner took up the position of Player of the Tournament. With a uniform batting average throughout the tournament, Warner was the leading contender for the title.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Groups Wise Matches Schedule & Stadiums
Super 12 Group Stage
|Australia||vs||New Zealand||22/10/22 Saturday||18:00||12:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|England||vs||Afghanistan||22/10/22 Saturday||19:00||16:30||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Group A Winner||vs||Group B Runner-up||23/10/22 Sunday||15:00||09:30||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|India||vs||Pakistan||23/10/22 Sunday||19:00||13:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Bangladesh||vs||Netherlands||24/10/22 Monday||15:00||09:30||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|South Africa||vs||Zimbabwe||24/10/22 Monday||19:00||16:30||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Australia||vs||Sri Lanka||25/10/22 Tuesday||19:00||16:30||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Ire Land||vs||England||26/10/22 Wednesday||15:00||09:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|New Zealand||vs||Afghanistan||26/10/22 Wednesday||19:00||13:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|South Africa||vs||Bangladesh||27/10/22 Thursday||14:00||08:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Netherlands||vs||India||27/10/22 Thursday||18:00||12:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Pakistan||vs||Zimbabwe||27/10/22 Thursday||19:00||16:30||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Afghanistan||vs||Ire Land||28/10/22 Friday||15:00||09:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Australia||vs||England||28/10/22 Friday||19:00||13:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|New Zealand||vs||Sri Lanka||29/10/22 Saturday||19:00||13:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Bangladesh||vs||Zimbabwe||30/10/22 Sunday||13:00||08:30||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Netherlands||vs||Pakistan||30/10/22 Sunday||15:00||12:30||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|India||vs||South Africa||30/10/22 Sunday||19:00||16:30||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|Australia||vs||IreLand||31/10/22 Monday||18:00||13:30||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Afghanistan||vs||Sri Lanka||1/11/22 Tuesday||14:00||09:30||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|England||vs||New Zealand||1/11/22 Tuesday||18:00||13:30||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Group B Winner||vs||Group A Runner-up||2/11/22 Wednesday||14:30||09:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|India||vs||Bangladesh||2/11/22 Wednesday||18:30||13:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Pakistan||vs||South Africa||3/11/22 Thursday||19:00||13:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Ire land||vs||New Zealand||4/11/22 Friday||14:30||09:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Australia||vs||Afghanistan||4/11/22 Friday||18:30||13:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Sri Lanka||vs||England||5/11/22 Saturday||19:00||13:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|South Africa||vs||Netherland||6/11/22 Sunday||10:30||05:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Pakistan||vs||Bangladesh||6/11/22 Sunday||14:30||09:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Zimbabwe||vs||India||6/11/22 Sunday||19:00||13:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Semi-finals in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
|Super 12 Group 1 Winner||vs||Super 12 Group 2 Runner-up||9/11/22Wednesday||19:00||13:30||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Super 12 Group 2 Winner||vs||Super 12 Group 1 Runner-up||10/11/22Thursday||18:30||13:30||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Semi-final 1 Winner||vs||Semi-final 2 Winner||13/11/22Sunday||19:00||13:30||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Where to Book ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Tickets
The tickets for every match can be booked from the official website of the ICC T20 World Cup. The process to book ICC T20 World Cup tickets is given as follows:
- Visit the Official Ticket Booking Site of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
- Choose the match you want to buy tickets for.
- Choose your desired seating category.
- Select your payment method and book your spot, to enjoy the match!
New Rules in this ICC World Cup T20 2022
The International Cricket Council has incorporated a bunch of new rules and amendments in the ‘constitution’ of the T20 World Cup. While the effectiveness and the morality of these new rules are debatable, these rules will surely add to the excitement of limited-over cricket.
- New Batsmen on the Strike-end: As per the previous rules, if the batsmen on the pitch crossed each other before the striker got out, the non-striker would have to face the next ball.
According to the new rule, the new batsman has to face the next ball, regardless of the previous batsmen crossing each other.
- ‘Mankading’ will not be considered an Unsportsmanlike act: The act of running out a non-striker if they leave the non-striker end before delivery is known as ‘Mankading’. There have been multiple controversies in recent times, regarding this practice.
ICC has officially acknowledged this form of running out through the new amendments.
- Penalty for Slow Overs: This new rule allows the fielding team to have only four fielders outside the 30-yards circle after 85-minutes of their in-game bowling innings.
- Striker’s position while playing a delivery: The batsman on the striking end has to have a part of their body or their bat within the pitch.
If the batsman leaves the pitch, the delivery will be considered a dead ball. If the striker is forced to leave the pitch due to the direction of the delivery, it will be considered a no-ball and a free hit will be offered to the batting side.
- Penalty for Unfair movement of fielders: The fielding team will be penalized if any fielder disregards the laws of fielding, in between deliveries. In that case, the batting team will be awarded five runs and the respective delivery will be pronounced dead-ball.
How are Fans Reacting to ICC T20 World Cup
The T20 format of cricket has made the sport more interesting by increasing the pace and the heat of the game. Mixed with a strong feeling of nationalism, the World Cup invokes the entity of patriotism and passion. Like the past versions of the T20 World Cup, fans are eagerly waiting for this one too!
Being united, the world has overcome the horrible scenarios of the pandemic. As last year’s tournament was missed by several fans, the excitement is soaring high.
Millions of cricket fans from different nations have traveled to the host country, Australia; to cheer their national teams. In short, the festival of Cricket is ON!
ICC World Cup T20 2022 Fantasy League
Fantasy League is an online gaming league in which an individual competes with other players by making a virtual team. The virtual team gains points depending on the real-life performance of the players on the team.
The Playing Nations and Teams in ICC T20 World Cup 2022
16 Nations are competing in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The playing countries and the tentative squads of the respective teams are as follows (ICC Men’s T20I Rank as of 19/10/2022):
India Squad (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 1)
|Rohit Sharma (C)|
|K L Rahul|
|Surya Kumar Yadav|
England Squad (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 2)
|Jos Buttler (C)|
Pakistan Squad (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 3)
|Babar Azam (C)|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi|
South Africa (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 4)
|Temba Bavuma (C)|
|Quinton de Kock|
New Zealand (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 5)
|Kane Williamson (C)|
Australia (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 6)
|Aaron Finch (C)|
West Indies (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 7)
|Nicholas Pooran (C)|
Sri Lanka (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 8)
|Dasun Shanaka (C)|
|Dhananjaya de Silva|
Bangladesh (ICC Men’s T20I Rank 9)
|Shakib Al Hasan (C)|
|Mehidy Hassan Miraz|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto|
|Yasir Ali Chowdhury|
Afghanistan (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 10)
|Mohammad Nabi (C)|
|Fareed Ahmad Malik|
|Fazal Haq Farooqi|
|Mujeeb ur Rahman|
|Naveen ul Haq|
Zimbabwe (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 11)
|Craig Ervine (C)|
Ireland (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 12)
|Andrew Balbirnie (C)|
Scotland (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 13)
|Richard Berrington (C)|
Namibia (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 14)
|Gerhard Erasmus (C)|
|Divan la Cock|
|Nicol Loftie Eaton|
|Michael van Lingen|
|Helao Ya France|
United Arab Emirates (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 15)
|C P Rizwan (C)|
Netherlands (ICC Men’s T20I Ranking 17)
|Scott Edwards (C)|
|Logan van Beek|
|Timm van der Gugten|
|Bas de Leede|
|Paul van Meekeren|
|Roelof van der Merwe|