T20 World Cup 2021 Qualified Team List

T20 World Cup 2020 Qualified Team List

This ICC Men’s T20 world cup is going to be the seventh edition of the tournament. At first, only 12 teams used to be in the t20 world cup, but due to criticism of not giving the associate members not enough chance to play at the international platforms, ICC started the format where 16 teams would play the tournament including ten permanent members and six associate members of ICC. 

Up until the deadline of 30 December 2018, eight full members qualified for the T20 world cup 2021. These teams entered the Super 12s stage. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are to play the first round of the T20 world cup, and they will be joined by six other groups that were qualified through the 2019 qualifier tournament that was played in the United Arab Emirates. From this round One, four teams will be selected which will join the eight teams in the Super 12s stages of the tournament.

T20 World Cup 2021 Participating Teams

For the seventh edition of the T20 world cup that is going to be played from the 18th of October 2021, there are only 16 teams that are to play further matches. But in the true sense, more teams were in a race to play the tournament. For the full members, they had to rank in the top eight up until the given deadline by ICC to be qualified for the super 12 stages.

Six teams from the associate nations are to play the tournament as well, and they were to be selected through a qualifier that was played in 2019 in UAE. So we can theoretically say that a lot more teams participated in getting selected in the T20 world cup. And they are listed below:

  1. Pakistan
  2. Australia
  3. India
  4. England
  5. South Africa
  6. West Indies
  7. New Zealand
  8. Sri Lanka
  9. Bangladesh
  10. Afghanistan
  11. Netherlands
  12. Papua New Guinea
  13. Oman
  14. Scotland
  15. Namibia
  16. Ireland
  17. Kenya
  18. Singapore
  19. Bermuda
  20. UAE
  21. Hong Kong
  22. Jersey
  23. Canada
  24. Nigeria

T20 World Cup Qualified Teams list

ICC T20 world cup is going to be played from the 18th of October to the 15th of November 2021. A total of 16 teams are going to be participating in the event. Following is the list of the teams which got qualified by ranking in the top 8 in ICC T20 Ranking until the deadline of 30 December 2018. These teams also are qualified for the super 12s Stage of the tournament or the Second round of the T20 world cup.

Sri LankaQualified For Super 12s Stage
BangladeshQualified For Super 12s Stage
NetherlandsQualified For Super 12s Stage
EnglandQualified For Super 12s Stage
South AfricaQualified For Super 12s Stage
New ZealandQualified For Super 12s Stage
West IndiesQualified For Super 12s Stage
AfghanistanQualified For Super 12s Stage

These are the teams that got qualified for the super 12s stage of the T20 world cup. But these are just eight teams, and it is called the super 12s, is it not? So yeah there are still four more teams that are to be selected from the following list of teams that will play around one. Among the following teams, 6 are the teams that played the 2019 qualifier round, and these were teams from the associate members. Among them are also Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which failed to rank among the top 8 until the given deadline. 

So the following is the list of teams that will be the Round one in this T20 world cup for the place in the Round Two or super 12s.

Sri LankaQualified for Group Stage
BangladeshQualified for Group Stage
NetherlandsQualified for Group Stage

Qualified Teams

As you know from this article that the format of the tournament is such that a total of sixteen teams are going to play the World T20 tournament. But can we call all of them Qualified for the tournament? In true sense the teams that truly qualified for the T20 world cup are the ones which are going to compete in the Super 12s stage, and for that, up until now only eight teams have managed to qualify, and these teams are as following:

  1. Pakistan
  2. Australia
  3. India
  4. New Zealand
  5. South Africa
  6. West Indies
  7. England
  8. Afghanistan

T20 World Cup Best Team

Whenever there is any sporting tournament, we all have our favorites, and it’s just a matter of personal preference. You might have a different team that you can regard as best in this t20 world cup. I have some opinions regarding the best teams in this t20 world cup. It’s just all relative, and we are all free to have different opinions. According to my personal opinion and statistics, I have two teams that I consider to be the T20 world cup best teams. First is the number one ranking T20 team Pakistan and second ones are the Aussies who are going to have the massive advantage of playing at the home grounds


Pakistan is the most unpredictable team when it comes to cricket in general. There is no consistency to them when it comes to performing in cricket. On their day they might become unbeatable and win the matches from the most bizarre scenarios, and they may lose an already won match from a really low ranking team when the lady luck is not on their side. T20 cricket, in general, is such a format of the game where the stats, the experience, the technique becomes irrelevant. All that matters in this format is the luck of the team or even the luck of a single individual.

 All in all, it’s a perfect format for a team like Pakistan cricket team and right now, Pakistan despite not showing any individual performances in One-day internationals or Test matches are ranking number one in the T20 format of the game. Pakistan cricket team has some perfect time when it comes to T20 cricket. 

They played the final of the very first T20 world cup, won the next one and has had some of the best T20 players in the whole world like Umar Gul, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir and now their most promising player in the format Babar Azam. Due to such an outstanding form and rhythm that the team has had in the past year, it won all the 6 T20i series that Pakistan played with the exception of the Sri Lankan cricket team. That is the reason that it will not be wrong if we regard Pakistan as one of the best T20 world cup teams this season and strong contenders for the tournament. 


Ranking just below Pakistan in ICC T20I rankings, Aussies are going to be tough costumers this edition of the t20 world cup. Aussies, despite now playing much t20 cricket last year showed an outstanding result in the three series that they played, winning two of them against Sri Lanka and India. But one thing that we must not forget is that Australians are going to have a massive advantage in their home conditions. They cashed this well when they played the 2015 edition of the world cup on their home soil and won the finals against New Zealand. 

They sure are going to be a force to be reckoned with in this T20 world cup as they will be playing in known conditions and will have massive support from their home. Out of 43 T20 matches that the Aussies played on their home grounds, they won 27 of them with an outstanding Win-loss ratio of 1.9. This certainly makes Australia Best T20 world cup team this season. 

T20 World Cup Official Squad Announcement

The teams are yet to announce their squads for the ICC men’s T20 world cup 2021. Last time in the 2016 T20 world cup the teams were announced about a month earlier than the start of the tournament. They have to give names to ICC as they are the main organizers and have to keep in mind the reserve players as well if some issue comes forward in case of injury. So we can expect the squads to be announced somewhere between August to September.

Expected T20 World Cup Teams Squads

You might be wondering when the teams are going to announce their squads for the T20 world cup. We are all waiting for them announce the squads as none of the 16 teams have announced their teams yet. Although we can look forward to different players of different teams who have a solid chance of representing their teams in this T20 world cup. These are the match winners that have a solid chance of being selected into t20 world cup teams for their countries.


First of all, we all must look out for Virat Kohli. A proven match-winner throughout his career Virat is always a beacon of hope when it comes to pulling his team out of difficult situations. And his T20 record is nothing to be stumbled upon. He is one of the best t20 batsmen in the whole world and has an outstanding record when it comes to his time in T20 world cups. Virat was a man of the series for the last two world cups that he played in 2014 and 2016 with an impressive batting average of over 100 runs in both of these world cups. He certainly is going to be a key player for the Indian cricket team.


Babar Azam for Pakistan is undoubtedly one of those players who have cemented a name for themselves in the T20 format. With an average of 50 in T20i, Babar with his reliable technique and calmness has a different vibe to him. For the young batsman, it surely is the time of his career and with excellent stead with the bat this season, Babar is one of the key players for Pakistan this world cup.

For the hosts, Aron finch is one of the best T20 batsmen. Ranking only below the young Babar Azam, finch has an outstanding record in T20s. Averaging 38 with a bombastic strike rate of 156, he will be a match-winner for Australia in this T20 world cup.

New Zealand

For the kiwis, Colin Munro is the player that is going to be their hope when chasing bigger targets this T20 world cup. The batsman standing in top tens of the T20 batting ranking list is going to be crucial for the success of the Kiwis this season. The playing conditions are going to be similar to his home, and this adds a little more advantage to him that he can undoubtedly cash for his team.


Dawid Malan is proving to be a sturdy batsman to the English side in the format. Averaging over 57, the batsman has risen above the ranks recently with his bombastic performances and a fierce strike rate of 156. He certainly is a powerhouse with the bat and is a player that the opponents should look out for when going up against England this season.


It is the first time for Afghanistan that they have qualified for any ICC event directly and their young Rashid Khan has undoubtedly made it a possibility for them. In T20s he ranks top amongst the bowlers and can deceive the batsmen with his variations, making it difficult for them to hit him in the T20 format. Though inconsistent with the bat, Rashid khan can be handy with the bat making him a valuable asset for the afghans in this tournament.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 – Schedule, Fixtures, Venues & Time Table

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 - Schedule, Fixtures, Venues & Group list

2021 ICC T20 World Cup Schedule, Fixtures, Time Table and Venues are announced. This Big Event (World Cup T20 2021) is scheduled to be played from 18th October to 15th November 2021. The host nation this time is going to be Australia. The Aussies this time are going to host both Men’s  Women’s T20 world cups. Just like the previous tournaments since 2014, 16 teams will play 45 matches among each other. This edition of the world cup t20 is going to be played after Five years instead of 2 years gap.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Format

The format of the tournament is such that 16 teams are going to play the tournament. Out of these 16 teams, the host nation directly got qualified for the T20 tournament i.e., Aussies already were in the tournament’s super 12 stages. As of the deadline of 31st December 2018, Top nice ranked ICC full members got qualifier for the world T20 cup directly. Now, out of these top ten teams, those teams who have ranked top 8 have qualified for the super 12s. Now four spots remain for the super 12 stages. For these four spots, six teams who have qualified through 2019 ICC Men’s T20 world cup qualifier will play with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the group stages. There will be two groups, Group A and B. The top two of each group will make up for the remaining four spots of super 12s.

T20 World Cup 2021 Teams List

For ICC Men’s T20 World cup this year, the 16 teams are selected by the format that is discussed in the above article. The Aussies got a direct entry into the world cup. The other nine full members also got qualified, and six other teams, which are selected after playing a qualifier, will also participate. Papua New Guinea was the first team to qualify into the world cup as they were at the top of Group A of the qualifier. It was the first time that Papua New Guinea qualified for an ICC world cup in any format. The second team to qualify was Ireland, as they were at the top of Group B of the qualifier. Both teams got an entry based on their net run rate.

Following are the teams that have qualified into the super 12 stages, excluding Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, which will play the group stages

AustraliaQualified For Super 12s Stage
PakistanQualified For Super 12s Stage
IndiaQualified For Super 12s Stage
EnglandQualified For Super 12s Stage
South AfricaQualified For Super 12s Stage
New ZealandQualified For Super 12s Stage
West IndiesQualified For Super 12s Stage
AfghanistanQualified For Super 12s Stage
Sri LankaQualified for Group Stage
BangladeshQualified for Group Stage

The following are the six teams that have qualified through the qualifier tournament and will play alongside Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for the four spots of the super 12s.

NetherlandsQualified for the Group Stage
Papua New GuineaQualified for the Group Stage
IrelandQualified for the Group Stage
NamibiaQualified for the Group Stage
ScotlandQualified for the Group Stage
OmanQualified for the Group Stage

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Venues, and Fixtures PDF Download

We know how annoying it is to open the website again and again to view the schedule for the world cup T20. Sometimes you won’t even have the internet, and sometimes you don’t want to go through the trouble of opening the website again to view a measly little detail like the time of the match or the venue. This PDF file included schedule, venues, and fixtures for the world cup. Just download it and view the fixed schedule offline.


ICC T20 World Cup Venues

ICC World cup T20 2021 venue and the host was decided in January 2018. The host country in which the ICC men’s T20 world cup is going to be played in Australia and The Eight Host Cities are Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. This will also be the first time that both men’s and women’s t20 world cup will be hosted by the same country and in the same year.

ICC selected following venues for T20 world cup 2021

  • Adelaide Oval
  • The Gabba
  • Kardinia Park
  • Bellerive Oval
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Perth Stadium
  • Sydney Cricket Ground 

Adelaide oval

It is a cricket ground located in Adelaide, South Australia. Opened in 1871, It is one of the most outstanding looking cricket grounds in Australia. The ground hosts not only cricket but also different other sports such as Australian football, rugby, soccer, tennis, etc. It has a maximum capacity of about 53500 cricket fans. Now historically, the pitch is considered to be very batting friendly, offering little assistance to bowlers until the last day of the match when the wear and tear to the pitching aid the bowlers. But since renovations in 2013, a drop in pitch is used there.

In total, seven matches of the T20 world cup along with a semi-final will be played at this venue.

The Gabba

The stadium, commonly known as The Gabba, is located in Brisbane, Queensland, and was opened to cricket in 1896. The ground is historically one of the most important ones for Australian cricket. The ground since its making has hosted several events besides cricket such as Athletics, concerts, football, soccer, etc. It has a capacity of housing a total of 42000 fans at a time. Traditionally, it’s batting heaven. The pitch remains flat straight on for five days of a test match. Fast bowlers might get a little bit of assistance early on, but this is most they can expect. Spinners might get some extra turn and bounce, which is likely to deceive the batsmen.

 In total, four matches of this T20 world cup are going to be played at this venue. 

Kardinia park

Located in South Geelong, Victoria, this venue has been traditionally known for hosting football matches. It was decided in 2016 that this venue will be used for playing cricket. The only T20 international matches were played here in 2017 between Australia and Sri Lanka. It can house a total of 34000 cricket fans, and a total of 6 matches of this edition of the T20 world cup will be played here. 

Bellerive Oval

The Blundstone Arena, located in Hobart, Tasmania. The ground opened in 1914 has a capacity to hold 20000 cricketing fans. It has been home to domestic cricket teams such as Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmanian tigers. The pitch early on provides a lot of help for the bowlers but later on becomes batting heaven. 

A total of 8 matches will be played here at this venue for the T20 world cup 2021.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

The MCG is located in the center of Melbourne city. Opened in 1853, it the largest cricket ground on the Southern Hemisphere and the largest cricket ground globally with respect to its capacity. It can host up to a hundred thousand cricket fans. MCG is one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world. The pitch of the MCG offers something to everybody, but the fact that cricket has changed with time, the curators have started to create more of a batting-friendly pitches.

A total of 7 matches will be played here, including the Final of the tournament, which marks the importance of MCG in the cricketing world.

Perth Stadium

Also known as Optus Stadium, Perth stadium is located in Perth, Western Australia. Opened in 2017, the ground is enough to house almost 60 thousand fans. The WACA offers assistance to both batsmen and bowlers. 

A total of 6 matches will be played at this venue.

Sydney Cricket Ground

Located in Sydney, the SCG was opened in 1848 and is used to play different formats of cricket along with various other sports. The pitch might offer some to the spinners. The Sydney Cricket Ground can house up to 46000 fans. 

A total of 7 matches are to be played at this ground, including a semi-final. 

ICC T20 World Cup Groups list

The tournament will be played in two rounds, first round comprising of eight teams that will compete for the super 12 stages, and then the super 12 round itself. The first round is divided into two groups, A & B. The list of the teams in these groups are given below.

Group AGroup B
Papua New GuineaNamibia

Now for the Super 12s stage, the 12 teams will be divided into two groups; both the groups will have two members from the first round. Following is the list:

Group 1Group 2
New ZealandSouth Africa
Top Ranking Team Group A  (A1)Afghanistan
Second Ranking Team Group B (B2)Top Ranking Team Group B (B1)
Second Ranking Team Group A (A2)

The top two teams from each of these groups will advance to the knock out stage. Semi-finals will be played among those teams. And winners of each of these semi-finals will obviously reach the final that will be played in the MCG. 

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Fixtures

The following are fixtures for the First Round of the tournament.

First Round

Group A

18/10/20202 pm ASTSri Lanka vs IrelandKardinia Park, Geelong
18/10/20207 pm ASTPapua New Guinea vs OmanKardinia Park, Geelong
20/10/20202 pm ASTIreland vs OmanKardinia Park, Geelong
20/10/20207 pm ASTSri Lanka vs Papua New GuineaKardinia Park, Geelong
22/10/20202 pm ASTPapua New Guinea vs IrelandKardinia Park, Geelong
22/10/20207 pm ASTSrilanka vs OmanKardinia Park, Geelong

Group B

19/10/20202 pm ASTBangladesh vs NamibiaBellerive Oval, Hobart
19/10/20207 pm ASTNetherlands vs ScotlandBellerive Oval, Hobart
21/10/20202 pm ASTNamibia vs ScotlandBellerive Oval, Hobart
21/10/20207 pm ASTBangladesh vs NetherlandsBellerive Oval, Hobart
23/10/20202 pm ASTNetherlands vs NamibiaBellerive Oval, Hobart
23/10/20207 pm ASTBangladesh vs ScotlandBellerive Oval, Hobart

Super 12s Stages

Following are fixtures for the Super 12s stage of the tournament

T20 World Cup 2020 1st Group 

24/10/20207 pm ASTAustralia vs PakistanSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
25/10/20202 pm ASTA1 vs B2Bellerive Oval, Hobart
25/10/20207 pm ASTNew Zealand vs West IndiesMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
27/10/20202 pm ASTNew Zealand vs B2Bellerive Oval, Hobart
28/10/20207 pm ASTAustralia vs West IndiesPerth Stadium, Peth
29/10/20202 pm ASTPakistan vs A1Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
30/10/20207 pm ASTWest Indies vs B2Perth Stadium, Perth
31/10/20202 pm ASTNew Zealand vs PakistanBrisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
31/10/20207 pm ASTAustralia vs A1Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
2/11/20207 pm ASTNew Zealand vs A1Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
3/11/20202 pm ASTPakistan vs West IndiesAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
3/11/20207 pm ASTAustralia vs B2Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
6/11/20202 pm ASTPakistan vs B2Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
6/11/20207 pm ASTAustralia vs New ZealandMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
7/11/20207 pm ASTWest Indies vs A1Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

T20 World Cup 2021 2nd Group 

24/10/20207 pm AST India vs South Africa Perth Stadium, Perth
26/10/20202 pm ASTAfghanistan vs A2Perth Stadium, Perth
26/10/20207 pm ASTEngland vs B1Perth Stadium, Perth
28/10/20202 pm ASTAfghanistan vs B2Perth Stadium, Perth
29/10/20207 pm ASTIndia vs A2Melbourne Stadium, Melbourne
30/10/20207 pm ASTEngland vs South AfricaSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
1/11/20202 pm ASTAfghanistan vs South AfricaAdelaide Oval, Adelaide
1/11/20207 pm ASTEngland vs IndiaMelbourne Stadium, Melbourne
2/10/20207 pm ASTA2 vs B1Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
4/11/20207 pm ASTAfghanistan vs EnglandBrisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
5/11/20202 pm ASTSouth Africa vs A2Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
5/11/20207 pm ASTIndia vs B1Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
7/11/20202 pm ASTEngland vs A2Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
8/11/20202 pm ASTSouth Africa vs B1Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
8/11/20207 pm ASTAfganistan vs IndiaSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

T20 World Cup 2021 England Schedule

  • 26/10/2020, England vs B1 
  • 30/10/2020, England vs South Africa 
  • 1/11/2020, England vs India 
  • 4/11/2020, Afghanistan vs England 
  • 7/11/2020, England vs A2 

T20 World Cup 2021 Pakistan Schedule

  • 24/10/2020, Australia vs Pakistan 
  • 29/10/2020, Pakistan vs A1 
  • 31/11/2020, New Zealand vs Pakistan
  • 3/11/2020, Pakistan vs West Indies
  • 6/11/2020, Pakistan vs B2 

T20 World Cup 2021 Afghanistan Schedule

  • 26/10/2020, Afghanistan v A2
  • 28/10/2020, Afghanistan vs B1
  • 1/11/2020, Afghanistan vs South Africa
  • 4/11/2020, Afghanistan vs England
  • 8/11/2020, Afghanistan vs India

T20 World Cup 2021 India Schedule

  • 24/10/2020, India vs South Africa 
  • 29/10/2020, India vs A2 
  • 1/11/2020, England vs India 
  • 5/11/2020, India vs B1 
  • 8/11/2020, Afghanistan 

T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Schedule

  • 24/10/2020, India vs South Africa
  • 30/10/2020, England vs South Africa
  • 1/11/2020, Afghanistan vs South Africa
  • 5/11/2020, South Africa vs A2
  • 8/11/2020, South Africa vs B1

T20 World Cup 2021 New Zealand Schedule

  • 25/10/2020, New Zealand vs West Indies
  • 27/10/2020, New Zealand vs B2
  • 31/10/2020, New Zealand vs Pakistan
  • 2/11/2020, New Zealand vs A1
  • 6/11/2020, Australia vs New Zealand

T20 World Cup 2021 Australia Schedule

  • 24/10/2020, Australia vs Pakistan
  • 28/10/2020, Australia vs West Indies 
  • 31/10/2020, Australia vs A1 
  • 3/11/2020, Australia vs B2 
  • 6/11/2020, Australia vs New Zealand 

T20 World Cup 2021 West Indies Schedule

  • 25/10/2020, New Zealand vs West Indies
  • 28/10/2020, Australia vs West Indies
  • 30/10/2020, West Indies vs B2
  • 3/11/2020, Pakistan vs West Indies
  • 7/11/2020, West Indies vs A1

Knockout Matches

The top two teams from each of the rounds will play the knock-outs. Knockouts will be played on the following dates

11/11/20207 pm ASTTBC VS TBSSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
12/11/20207 pm ASTTBC VS TBSAdelaide Oval Adelaide

World Cup T20 2021 Final

The final of the tournament will be played between the winners of each of the semi-final on 15th of November 2020 at 7 pm AST at The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.



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