ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is starting from today (16 October). A total of 16 teams are going to participate in this World Cup going to be held on Australian soil. Out of these 16 teams, 8 have directly qualified for the Group-12 stage, while the remaining 4 teams will secure their place by winning the qualification round. This mega tournament is being played in a total of three stages, which include Round 1, Super-12 and Playoff matches.
Eight out of the 16 teams have directly qualified for the Super 12 stage, while the remaining 4 teams will win the qualification round to confirm their place. In the qualification round, two groups of 4-4 teams have been formed. In this, the top-2 team in their respective group will reach the Super 12 stage. Then in the Super-12 stage, there will be two groups of 6-6 teams, in which the top-2 teams in their group will make it to the semi-finals.
Group A: Sri Lanka, UAE, Netherlands, Namibia
Group B: Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe, West Indies
Group 1: England, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Group A winner, Group B runner-up
Group 2: India, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Group A runner-up, Group B winner
What will be the point table system?
The ICC has released the point table system for this T20 World Cup. Each team will get two points for winning, and zero points for losing. If the match is tied or canceled, then one point will be divided among the teams. If the points of two teams in the group are equal, then it will be decided on the basis of how many matches they won in the tournament, what was their net-run-rate and what is their face-to-face record.
Matches will be held on a total of seven grounds
A total of 45 matches are to be organized in the T20 World Cup 2022. Where all the 12 matches of the qualifying round will be played in Hobart and Geelong. While Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane will host the Super 12 stage matches. The semi-final matches are to be played at the Adelaide Oval and Sydney Cricket Ground. At the same time, the final match is to be held on 13 November 2022 at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Schedule of qualifying matches (Indian time)
16 October Sri Lanka v Namibia, Geelong at 9.30 am
16 October UAE vs Netherlands, Geelong, 1.30 pm
October 17 West Indies vs Scotland, Hobart, 9.30 am
17 October Zimbabwe vs Ireland, Hobart, 1.30 pm
18 October Namibia vs Netherlands, Geelong, 9.30 am
October 18 Sri Lanka vs UAE, Geelong, 1.30 pm
19 October Scotland vs Ireland Hobart 9.30 am
October 19 West Indies vs Zimbabwe, Hobart, 1.30 pm
October 20 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Geelong, 9.30 am
October 20 Namibia vs UAE, Geelong, 1.30 pm
21 October Ireland vs West Indies, Hobart, 9.30 am
21 October Scotland vs Zimbabwe, Hobart, 1.30 pm
Full Schedule of Super-12 Stage:
Team India’s first match with PAK
The Indian team will go into this World Cup with the intention of ending the title drought. His first match is against Pakistan in Melbourne on 23 October. After this, on October 27, he will have a match with the runner-up team of Group-A. Then Rohit Brigade will take on South Africa on 30 October and Bangladesh on 2 November. Then the last match of Team India Super-12 stage will face the winner team of Group-B on November 6.
Against India in T20 World Cup 2022 (Indian Time):
23 October v Pakistan, 1.30 pm, Melbourne
27 October vs Group A runner-up at 12.30 pm, Sydney
30 October v South Africa, 4.30 pm, Perth
2 November v Bangladesh, 1.30 pm, Adelaide
November 6 vs Group B Winner, 1.30 pm, Melbourne
How much amount will the winning team get?
According to the ICC, the team winning the T20 World Cup will get $ 1.6 million, the runner-up team will get $ 8 lakh million. While the remaining two teams reaching the semi-finals will be given $ 4-4 lakh. A total prize money of $ 5.6 million has been fixed for the T20 World Cup, which will be distributed differently among all 16 teams. A total of 12 teams will play in the Super-12 stage, out of which 4 teams will go to the semi-final stage.
The 8 teams that will be out of this stage will also be rewarded by the ICC. These teams will be given 70 thousand dollars, in the last T20 World Cup this amount was 40 thousand dollars. The four teams that will be eliminated from the first round will be given 40 thousand dollars. While winning in the first round will also get an amount of 40 thousand dollars. A total of 12 matches will be played in this round, during which a total of $4.8 million will be distributed by the ICC.
T20 World Cup Prize Money (In Indian Rupees)
• Winner: Rs 13 crore approx
• Runners Up: Rs 6.52 crore
• Semifinal: Rs 3.26 crore
• Wins in Super-12: Rs 32 lakh
• Team dropped from Super-12: Rs 57 lakh
• Win in the first round: Rs 32 lakh
• On exit from the first round: Rs 32 lakh
Where can the World Cup matches be watched?
The matches of the T20 World Cup in India will be broadcast on different channels of Star Sports. At the same time, there is going to be live streaming of these matches on Hotstar and website. Apart from this, Doordarshan will also broadcast all the matches, semi-finals, final matches of India. Also on aajtak.in you will be able to read all the news, interesting statistics related to T20 World Cup. Let’s also take a look at the squads of the teams.
These four teams are strong contenders for victory
This is the 8th season of the T20 World Cup. The Indian team won the title of the first season in 2007. Till now, West Indies is the only team to have won the title twice (2012, 2016). Apart from this, Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka and Australia have won the title 1-1 times. If we talk about this time, apart from the current champion Australia, India, England and Pakistan are seen as strong contenders. At the same time, it would be a huge mistake to underestimate New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa too.
Know the squads of all 16 teams
Talking about the squad, only all the teams competing in the first round of the tournament could make changes in their squads within 9 October itself. At the same time, the teams that directly qualified for the Super-12 had the freedom to make changes in their teams till October 15. Taking advantage of this, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India have made changes in their squads just before the deadline. Now only after the permission of the ICC, the squad can be changed. Know about the squads of all 16 teams-
Australian Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Matthew Wade, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa .
Afghanistan Team: Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Ajmatullah Omarzai, Darvesh Rasuli, Farid Ahmed, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Qais Ahmed, Salim Ghani and Usman Ghani.
England team: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Harry Brooke, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserve Player: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson and Richard Gleason.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Finn Allen.
Indian Team: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, R.K. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Standby Player: Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Pakistan Team: Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Fakhar Jam.
Traveling Reserve: Mohammad Haris, Usman Qadir and Shahnawaz Dahani.
South Africa Team: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendrix, Henrik Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Anrique Norcia, Marco Janssen, Kagiso Rabada, Riley Rosso, Tabariz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs .
Reserve Player: Bjorn Fortuyn, Lizad Williams and Andile Phehlukwayo.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Noorul Hasan, Afif Hossain, Ibadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmood, Liton Das, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mustafizur Rahman, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mossadiq Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Yasir Ali Chieftain.
Standby Players: Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehdi Hassan, Rishad Hussain, Sabbir Rahman.
First Round Group-A (Qualifying Round)
Namibia team: Gerhard Erasmus (Captain), JJ Smit, Dewan La Cock, Stephen Byrd, Nicole Lofty Eaton, Jan Frylink, David Wije, Ruben Trumpelman, Jane Green, Bernard Scholtz, Tangany Lungmeni, Michael van Lingen, Ben Shikongo, Karl Berkenstock, Lohan Lawrence , Helao or France.
Sri Lankan Team: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Danushka Gunathilak, Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapakse (WK), Dhananjay D’Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahish Tekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmanta Chamira (under fitness) Lahiru Kumara (under fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan.
Stan by: Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayavikrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Binura Fernando and Nuwanindu Fernando.
Netherlands: Scott Edwards (capt), Colin Ackerman, Shariz Ahmed, Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Brandon Glover, Tim van der Guggen, Fred Klaasen, Bass de Leede, Paul van Meeckeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myberg, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh.
United Arab Emirates: CP Rizwan (Captain), Vritya Aravind, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Wasim, Basil Hameed, Aryan Lakra, Jawar Farid, Kashif Dawood, Karthik Meiyappan, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddiqui, Sabir Ali, Alishan Sharafu, Ayan Khan.
Standby Player: Sultan Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Vishnu Sukumaran, Aditya Shetty, Sanchit Sharma.
First Round Group-B (Qualifying Round)
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (capt), Mark Adair, Curtis Kaempfer, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olfert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Graham Hume.
Scotland: Richard Berrington (captain), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheel, Chris Soul, Chris Greaves, Safyan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Callum McLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.
West Indies Team: Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Rovman Powell, Yannick Caria, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Shamrah Brooks, Jason Holder, Akil Hossain, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Meyers, Obed McCoy, Ramon Reifer, Odeon Smith.
Zimbabwe team: Craig Irwin (Captain), Ryan Burle, Regis Chakabwa, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Mujarabani, Richard Ngarwa, Alexander Raza, Milton Shumba and Sean Williams.
Reserve Player: Tanaka Chiwanga, Innocent Kaya, Kevin Kasuja, Tadiwanase Marumani and Victor Nyuchi.