ICC Cricket World Cup can be termed the Mahakumbh of sports. Every team desires to win this prestigious tournament at least once.
The next Men’s ICC T20 World Cup will be held in Australia. It is a known fact that Australia has won the ICC Cricket World Cup 5 times, while it does not win a single edition of the T20 ICC Cricket World Cup. On the other hand, the Australian women’s team has won the Women’s T20 World Cup 4 times till now.
Let us update ourselves about the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup schedule in detail. In this article we are going to provide the required details which any Cricket lover should know. Details like the name of participating teams, venues, prize money and the previous winners of ICC T20 Cricket World Cups.
Host Nation: Australia
Duration: 18 October to 15 November 2020
Final: November 15 (Melbourne Cricket Ground), 1:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)
How many teams: 16
How many matches: 45
Prize money: $ 1 million (£ 773,500 / € 893,300)
Which edition of T-20 World Cup: 7th
First T20 Men’s World Cup Champion: India-2007
Most T20 Men’s World Cup won by: West Indies (2012, 2016)
ICC T20 Men’s World Cup Teams
The opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be played between Sri Lanka and Ireland at the Kardinia Park Stadium. Participating teams are as follows,
(3) Bangladesh (have to play qualify match)
(9) New Zealand
(12) Papua New Guinea
(14) South Africa
(15) Sri Lanka (have to play qualify match)
(16) West Indies
Name of Venues
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will host both the men’s and women’s finals at the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. The MCG was built in 1853 and it has the capacity of 100,024 people.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the birthplace of Test Cricket (1877) and one-day international cricket (1971). In fact except for Lord’s stadium; the MCG is the only stadium that has hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup Final more than once (1992 and 2015).
The entire tournament will be played at 13 venues. Name of venues are as follows;
1. Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
2. Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide
3. Gaba, Brisbane
4. Allen Border Field, Brisbane
5. Manuka Oval, Canberra
6. Kardinia Park, Geelong
7. Bellerive Oval, Hobart
8. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
9. Junction Oval, Melbourne
10. Perth Stadium, Perth
11. WACA, Perth
12. Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
13. Sydney Showground Ground, Sydney
List of T20 World Cup Winners
The men’s T20 World Cup began in the year 2007. India won the initial tournament under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni by defeating Pakistan.
The West Indies is the most successful team in this composition, having won the T20 World Cup twice.
ICC T20 Men’s World Cup Winners List
2012: West Indies
2014: Sri Lanka
2016: West Indies
ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Winners List
2016: West Indies
Indian Team’s match schedule in ICC T20 World Cup
Indian team will play their first match, against South Africa on October 24th, 2020.The Perth Stadium will be the venue for this match. The match will commence at 4.30 PM (IST).
India’s second match will be held on October 29th 2020.The third match will be conducted on November 1st,2020 from 1.30 PM (IST). In the third match, Indian team will play against England team. India’s fourth match will be played on November 5th, while the fifth match will be played against Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on 8 November from 1.30 PM (IST).
It is believed that the Indian team will perform well in the upcoming ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2020 and will escort the World Cup trophy to India once again.