The 2021 World Cup has finally arrived, and West Indies will be looking to retain their title and win the tournament for a record three times. BettingPro’s cricket expert has produced an ultimate guide to get you prepared.
T20 World Cup 2021: Special Betting Offers
With the world slowly getting back to normal, the T20 World Cup will take place from Sunday, October 17th until Sunday, November 14th.
What Is The T20 World Cup 2021?
The 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup will see the action take place over three stages. They are as follows:
Round One: The first round will see two groups consisting of four teams each in a round-robin competition. The top two teams from both groups will then qualify for the Super 12 stage. The number one seed from Group A and the second seed from Group B will then go into Group 1 in the Super 12s. That means the winner of Group B and second-ranked in Group A going into Group 2.
Papua New Guinea
Super 12s: The Super 12 stage will see two groups of six teams apiece in a round-robin format. The top two teams from each group will then qualify for the knockout stages with two semi-finals, before the final takes place on November 14. The two Super 12 groups each consist of four automatic qualifiers, host nation India and the top seven teams on the ICC rankings list – as well as the round one qualifiers.
Super 12 Group 1:
Group A winner
Group B runner up
Super 12 Group 2:
Group A runner up
Group B winner
T20 World Cup 2021: Points System
In the two group stages, the following points system will be in place:
Win = 2 points
Tie, no result or abandoned match = 1 point
Defeat or forfeit = 0 points
T20 World Cup 2021: Key Dates
October 17: This is the date when the tournament gets underway. This day will see Oman take on Papua New Guinea in Group B at the Oman Academy Cricket Academy Ground. The second game of the day will see fellow Group B sides Bangladesh and Scotland lock horns at the same venue.
October 22: Round 1 comes to a close on October 22 with a Group A double-header. Namibia will take on Ireland and Sri Lanka will do battle with Netherlands at the Sharh Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
October 23: The Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup takes place from this date with the big guns coming into the competition. Australia and South Africa will play the first game of the stage in Abu Dhabi. England and West Indies will also launch their campaign in Dubai.
November 8: The Super 12 stage comes to a close with India playing the final match when they go up against their Group A qualifier.
November 10, 11: The knockout stage sees two semi-finals go ahead over these two days. The top two teams from each Super 12 group will progress to the last four.
November 14: The 2021 T20 World Cup will come to a close on November 14 at the Dubai International Stadium with the two semi-final winners doing battle.
T20 World Cup 2021 Prize Money
Every team participating in the T20 World Cup will receive a share of $5.6million (US dollars) prize fund. The winners will walk away with $1.6m, while the runners up will receive $800,000. The losing semi-finals will both get $400,000. The teams knocked out in the Super 12 stage will receive $70,000 each, while the round 1 losers will get $40,000.
T20 World Cup Squads:
The 2021 T20 World Cup will feature 16 teams with some of the best players in the world. Below is the squad list for all participating teams. Although there could be late withdrawals.
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Reserves: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, James Vince
Mohammad Nabi (captain), Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Qais Ahmed, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Shapoor Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Usman Ghani. Reserves: Afsar Zaza, Farid Ahmed Malik
Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. Reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams
Mahmudullah (captain), Afif Hossain, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed. Reserves: Aminul Islam, Rubel Hossain
Virat Kohli (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Mohammad Shami, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav. Reserves: Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur
Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young
Gerhard Erasmus (captain), Stephen Baard, Karl Birkenstock. Michau du Preez, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Nicol Lofie-Eaton, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, JJ Smit, Ruben Trumpelmann, Michael van Lingen, David Wiese, Craig Williams, Picky Ya France
Pieter Seelaar (captain), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ryan ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren. Reserves: Shane Snater, Tobias Visee
Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee. Reserve: Adam Milne
Zeeshan Maqsood (captain), Aqib Ilyas, Ayaan Khan, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Jatinder Singh, Kaleemullah, Khawar Ali, Khurram Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Naseem Khushi, Nester Dhamba, Sandeep Goud, Sufyan Mehmood, Suraj Kumar
Babar Azam (captain), Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood. Reserves: Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Assad Vala (captain), Charles Amini, Simon Atai, Sese Bau, Kipling Doriga, Jack Gardner, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Lega Siaka, Chad Soper, Gaudi Toka, Tony Ura, Kabua Vagi-Morea, Norman Vanua
Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen. Reserves: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana. Reserves: Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Pulina Tharanga
Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jnr. Reserves: Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein