The 2022 World Cup returns 12 months after the last instalment. Can Australia make it back-to-back title wins, or will the likes of England, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies or India take the crown? BettingPro’s cricket expert has produced an ultimate guide to get you prepared.
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T20 World Cup 2022: Special Betting Offers
The 2022 T20 World Cup is back for the second time in 12 months. Defending champions Australia will host the event which starts on October 16 with the Final being held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 13.
T20 World Cup Betting Tips & Predictions: England To Win World Cup
Why will England win the T20 World Cup? Simple answer – Ben Stokes.
Stokes is one of the best players in the world in any format of the game. He will arrive in Australia fully rested and ready to fire England to glory. He will not be the captain, so that takes the pressure off him straight away. The conditions will suit Stokes and expect him to be the star player of the tournament. If Stokes is on fire, and backed up by his team-mates, then England could win this tournament quite convincingly.
What Is The T20 World Cup 2022?
The 2022 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.
United Arab Emirates
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:
Super 12 Group 2:
T20 World Cup 2022: 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 16: This is the date when the tournament gets underway. This day will see Sri Lanka take on Namibia in Geelong in Group A with the UAE then taking on the Netherlands at the same Simmonds Stadium later that day.
October 21: Round 1 comes to a close on October 22 with a Group B double-header. West Indies and Ireland will lock horns which could end up deciding who tops that Group, while Scotland then face Zimbabwe. Both games will be held at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
October 22: The Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup takes place from this date with the big guns coming into the competition. Australia and New Zealand get things underway at the Sydney Cricket Ground, while England battle Afghanistan at the Perth Stadium.
November 6: The Super 12 stage comes to a close with three games taking place that day in Adelaide and Melbourne.
November 9, 10: 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 13: The 2022 T20 World Cup will come to a close on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the two semi-final winners doing battle.
T20 World Cup 2022 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 2022 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.
Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit, Divan la Cock, Stephan Baard, Nicol Loftie Eaton, Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green, Bernard Scholtz, Tangeni, Lungameni, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Lohan Louwrens, Helao Ya France.
Scott Edwards (c), Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera (subject to fitness), Lahiru Kumara (subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan. Standby Players: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrema, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando.
United Arab Emirates:
C P Rizwaan (c), Vriitya Aravind, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Aryan Lakra, Zawar Farid, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique, Sabir Ali, Alishan Sharafu, Aayan Khan. Standby Players: Sultan Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Vishnu Sukumaran, Adithya Shetty, Sanchit Sharma.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.
Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith.
Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams. Standby Players: Tanaka Chivanga, Innocent Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Victor Nyauchi.
Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Salim Safi, Usman Ghani. Standby Players: Afsar Zazai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Alex Hales. Standby Players: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills.
Kane Williamson (c), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lachlan Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Litton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Nasum Ahmed. Standby Players: Shoriful Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Soumya Sarkar.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh. Standby Players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir. Standby Players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs. Standby Players: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo.