India Squad List – T20 World Cup 2021

T20 World Cup 2020 India Squad List

India has one of the best T20 world cup squad players in the world. When we discuss t20 cricket, it is impossible not to mention India. India has always had some of the best t20 players in the world since the start of the format at international level. India gained its test status in the 1930s but rose to fame with its bombastic players in the 70s. They have also won two ODI world cups of 1985 and 2011 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni respectively.

India also won the very first edition of the T20 world cup back in 2007 and it remains to be their only T20 world cup trophy, which they won in the final against their traditional rivals, Pakistan. Indians are pretty enthusiastic about T20 cricket and considered to be one of the strongest teams in the format. With appropriate T20 environment provided to the players, they are best in the format and enjoy a sort of dominancy in T20 games.

India T20 World Cup Squad Prediction

As well have told you before, Indians really love the t20 games and thus, avidly discuss the squad formations and players. They are very interested in their team and love to predict the T20 world cup squad. This can be seen from the avid use of different fantasy league whenever IPL starts. IPL is India’s premier T20 league which they enthusiastically follow and the stadiums are always full, which shows that Indians just love the format.

It is IPL that has enabled BCCI to select a strong t20 team that performs well in the tournaments and international T20 matches. This year, the selection of India’s T20 world cup squad will also be on the basis of IPL. Those youngsters and new players who will perform well in IPL or have been performing well will definitely be given a chance in T20 World cup. But we do have a list in which we have predicted some players which are almost certain to play this year’s T20 world cup from India.

  1. Virat Kholi
  2. Kl Rahul
  3. Rohit Sharma
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Sanju Samson
  6. Washington Sundar
  7. Jasprit Bumrah
  8. Shardul Thakur
  9. YS Chahal

Virat Kohli

A proven match-winner, India’s skipper in all formats of the game, Virat is a go to choice when it comes to your batting lineup. Virat Kohli has always taken his team out of desperate situations and is their premier batsman. Virat Kohli has a T20 record that players around the world wish they could achieve. He as a staggering average of over 50 in the format and has been a man of the series since the last two editions of the T20 World Cup.

Hence, Virat is definitely going to be a part of India’s T20 world cup squad and is going to be crucial for India in a successful campaign this season.

KL Rahul

Currently India’s best batsman in the format, KL Rahul has is a player whose performances speak for himself. It was his successful performances in the Ranji trophy that got the attention of Sunrisers Hyderabad management and he went off for one crore rupees in the auction. This proved to be a good decision as he went on to be one of their best batsmen in the IPL. Virat proved to be a top-class opening batsman who could score quick runs in the power play and wicket keep if need be.

He has some outstanding stats in T20 with two tons and a staggering strike rate. He is everything you look for in a T20 opening batsman and we can hope to see him in action this T20 world cup.

Rohit Sharma

Nicknamed “hitman”, Rohit Sharma has a profile that speaks for itself. Naturally talented and gifted, Rohit worked hard and persistent in his career that finally paid off with his casual double hundreds and centuries in different formats of the game. He is the best opener for India and is a run-scoring machine who can score all around the park.

Rohit Sharma has everything, stats, talent, experience and technique and temperament. He has a staggering average of 32 with a bombastic strike rate. Such an amazing stats and his experience make him an obvious choice in the team and definitely is going to be in India’s T20 World cup squad this season.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan, with his ability to play strokes in every direction, has proven himself to be a successful opener for India across all formats of the game. Dhawan is one of the most experienced batsmen in the Indian batting line up when it comes to T20s. he has played over 200 T20 matches in the domestic circuit and has shown some impressive record.

He has scored over 50 half-centuries with an impressive strike rate and provides a solid head start which makes him first choice opener for India. We can expect him to be in the lineup, although it is a bit difficult for him to be in playing 11 due to successful players already in the game. But he can definitely be in the 16 players selected for T20 world cup squad.

Sanju Samson

Just like every other player nowadays in the T20 team, Sanju also gained the attention of BCCI through his impressive records in the IPL. His talent as a player is great and his potential was recognized himself by one of the most prestigious batsmen from India, Rahul Dravid. Dravid is one of his interviews told media that Samson is the person to watch out for.

He has also gained some experience playing the domestic circuit and has scored some runs before being selected for the national T20 squad. If he is successful enough in this season of IPL and series with Sri Lanka, he is definitely going to be the part of India T20 World cup squad.

Washington Sundar

A player who started off as a batsman in his younger days, Sundar, later on, established himself to be an impressive bowler who could retain runs and take wickets. Washington gained some attention after his time in India’s Under 19s and got selected into Pune Supergiants in 2017. In an era where it is difficult for spinners to survive in the format, Washington has proved himself to be an economical bowler.

Sundar fills in the spot of a spinner who can bowl in the middle overs and retain the runs which is an impressive quality when it comes to T20s. Thus, we can expect Sundar to be in India’s T20 World Cup squad. Only time will tell if this youngster can be a replacement of his senior, Ashwin.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah like other players of his generation gained attention by his performances in IPL. He has a very unorthodox action that bamboozles the batsmen and his slower ones are difficult to pick. Right now he is the best bowler India has, but his career didn’t start from this point. Bumrah had to work hard in his game and all the hard work is now paying off.

In 45 T20 matches that he has played, he has taken a total of 53 wickets with an economy rate of 6.69. Such an impressive record in the game makes Bumrah an automatic choice in the bowling lineup. He has established himself to be the leader and spearhead of Indian bowling lineup and the team will be incomplete without him in T20 world cup squad.

Shardul Thakur

Thakur, a good build bowler, hailing from a village 87 km away from Mumbai is one of the quickest bowlers of India. He has both things necessary for a fast bowler, swing and pace. He has an ability to swing the bowl away from the right-handed batsmen. Shardul is also handy with the bat lower in the order and can hit the bat hard on his day.

Thakur is a bowler who can provide breakthroughs early on in the game and is going to a valuable asset to the team if selected to play on the hard and fast pitches of Australia.

YS Chahal

Known to be an attacking wicket-taking bowler, Chahal is a valuable asset to his team. Although he can give away some runs, he can easily bamboozle his opponent with his wrong one. He has an impressive record with the bowl in the t20 matches he has played. He has taken over 50 wickets in 37 t20 matches he played for India.

Nowadays when it is difficult for bowlers, especially spinners to breath and gain some advantage on the pitch, Chahal’s attacking nature sets him apart and makes him a valuable asset to his team. Not only he can bowl the middle overs but can give you breakthroughs with his variations and has a strong chance to make into the T20 world cup squad for India in this edition of ICC T20 World cup.

Now only time will tell how accurate is this prediction of ours. It all depends on the player’s form and fitness that they will be selected in India T20 World cup squad or not.

India T20 World Cup Squad Date

India is a cricket-loving nation and is always excited about the games. Whether its Test matches, ODIs or T20, they are always enthusiastic about supporting their team in every match and in every tournament. Thus, India’s population is always waiting for such events, especially IPL as it has become a part of their culture since its inception. The full stands in the stadiums speak for their love for T20 games.

Due to such enthusiasm, Indian fans are always waiting for which squad will be representing them in the T20 world cup squad. Over the tea, among the elders and teenagers, as the t20 World cup approaches, discussions on the topic of T20 world cup squad start and they are always waiting for when BCCI will announce India T20 world cup squad.

You are here because you wanted to know when BCCI is going to announce the players, well, the date is not yet known. We can only speculate that BCCI will announce the T20 World cup squad a month before the start of a tournament. Last time in 2016 they followed this pattern and this time they are due to do the same.

 

West Indies Squad – T20 World Cup 201

T20 World Cup 2020 West Indies Squad

West Indies for T20 World Cup 2021 is not yet announced. All the fans around the world wait for when the defending champions, the West Indies announce their squad for T20 World cup. All the cricket fans know about the legendary Windies but if you just got into cricket, let’s give you a brief history tour. The West Indies Cricket team, administrated by Cricket West Indies, is Men’s cricket team representing a group of islands of Anglophone Caribbean region. West Indies Cricket team are also nicknamed as Windies and are one of the oldest test playing nations after England and Australia.

The Windies were considered to be one of the greatest cricket teams from the 70s to 90s. They won two consecutive Cricket world cups and are also the most successful team in ICC T20 World Cup tournament. A lot of great players such as Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Gary Sobers, Brian Charles Lara, Sir Andy Roberts, Sir Curtly Ambrose etc. hailed from this team. Known for the aggressive cricket they have played throughout the history of cricket. The Windies have an element of surprise to them. Even during the moments of their certain defeat, they can bounce back and win.

West Indies T20 World Cup Squad Prediction

West Indies have had some of the best players in every era and due to the aggressive cricket they have been playing for a long time, they have garnered success in a lot of tournaments they have played as a team. The Windies know no other way other than going all out. Thus, you will see a lot of aggressive style players no matter what the era when it comes to the good old windies.

Due to such playing style, fans always enjoy all the matches the windies play, and there is always a buzz in the ground. Thus you as a fan must also be waiting for the West Indies T20 World Cup Squad to be announced. But all we can do for you is to predict the squad for you. And that we have already done for you. Following are some of the players that we think are going to be a part of West Indies’ campaign for this T20 World cup. They are the defending champions after all who took away the title from England in a breathtaking finale last season. Will they be able to defend their title this time? Let’s ride the tide of time to know about it. 

  1. Kieron Pollard
  2. Hayden Walsh Jr
  3. Darren Bravo
  4. Lendl Simmons
  5. Evin Lewis

Kieron Pollard

Pollard can be considered a specialist when it comes to limit over formats of the game. Although he debuted for Windies in 2007, his career took off when he was picked up by Mumbai Indians in 2010. He had modest stats when MI selected him for IPS session but what they selected him for was his ability to hit the bat hard. That auction for him turned his world upside down and made him a T20 sensation. He garnered a lot of experience in the franchise cricket over the years. He can be considered to be one of the most experienced players for windies in this format. Numerous times he chose franchise cricket over playing for his national side. He was instrumental for the teams he played for all these times. 

His athletics in the field and decent medium makes him an ideal choice for this format. Right now he is captaining his in the T20 internationals. Pollard’s athletic fielding and ability to ball and bat makes him a valuable asset for the team and will be in West Indies T20 world cup squad for this season.

Hayden Walsh Jr

Hayden Walsh Jr is a windies cricketer who first played for the USA. Coming from a family where his father and uncle, both were phenomenal players in the domestic circuit, Hayden had a perfect environment where he nourished his cricketing skills. He debuted in the international scene for the USA against the United Arab Emirates last year. Those were the first international matches played by the USA team. He also represented States in different ODI matches before being selected by Cricket West Indies for their series against Afghanistan in India. He also debuted for windies in ODIs against Afghanistan in the same series. Thus making him one of the few players who have played for two teams in international matches. 

He is currently some of the best bowlers windies have in the T20 format and thus makes an automatic choice in the West Indies T20 world cup squad. His wrong ones bamboozled Indians on their home soil, and his highlight in the games was when he got the scalp of India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli. If the youngster holds his nerves, he sure as hell can be a key to winning some matches for his team

Darren Bravo

Bravo is also one of those players which you can consider as a specialist when it comes to the limited-overs format of cricket. For years he has dominated the limited formats for his country whenever he wasn’t playing due to his recurring injuries. Handy with both bat and ball, he adds another level of charisma in the lineup. He bamboozled a lot of batsmen with his slower ones and has some quick knocks with the bat there and there. If not for his commitment to the franchises, he could have played for his national side a lot more. Due to these commitments, he also pulled out of a central contract that would have bound him to play for the windies all the time.

His profile in the T20 matches speaks for itself. He has played a total of 451 T20 matches scoring over 6000 runs with an impressive strike rate. With such an impressive record, he has always been the prime choice for franchise owners when making their squads for the tournaments. He was also instrumental in the West Indies’ last successful campaign of the T20 world cup.

He has everything that a team needs in its T20 players, handy with the old ball and new, power hitter of the bat, and athletic when it comes to fielding. Fielding is an important perspective as it wins you matches nowadays. Thus we can predict his presence in the West Indies’ squad of the T20 world cup in 2021.

Lendl Simmons

Lendl Simmons, an impressive versatile opening batsman, is one of the fiery T20 specialists from West indies. With the ability to play shots in every nook of the ground, it becomes difficult for fielding side to set any field for him. Simmons made his international debut back in 2006, and over the years has made a successful limited-overs career for himself, not only in his national side but in different franchises around the globe. Despite a disappointing career in Test matches, Simmons has made a name for himself in limited-overs format, especially in T20 cricket, being a constant source of fast runs in the initial phase of the game. He helped his teams win a lot of matches along the span of his long career in franchises.

He was also instrumental for Windies in their way to final of 2016 T20 world cup when he steered his team towards 192 targets given by India. Thus, windies found themselves in the final of the tournament, which they successfully won. Hence, Simmons crucial role in the batting lineup of windies cannot be ignored by Cricket West Indies, and he is certainly going to be the part of West Indies T20 World cup squad. 

Evin Lewis

Like his mentor Chris Gayle, Evin likes to hit big and hit them out of the park. Like most of his peers, he specializes in t20 cricket. He is a modern T20 batsman in a true sense and performs big in important matches, which accounts for his ability to hold his nerves in important matches. He has also played for franchises and proved himself to be a match-winner in the format.

Right now, He is west indie’s best batsman in the format and will be part of T20 World cup squad for his team. 

West Indies T20 World Cup Squad Date

The windies have always played entertaining cricket, whether it is Test, ODIs or T20 internationals, and that is why fans are always left holding their seats when they are watching them play. All of these fans around the world and all the cricket gurus wait for Cricket West Indies to announce their Squad for T20 world cup 2021.

Although no officials from the governing bodies have announced the date for when they will announce the squads, we can speculate that they will announce the squads sometime before the start of the T20 World cup. We can guess that Cricket West Indies will announce the name of the players from the squads sometime during the mid of August to September 2021. The world cup is going to start on the 18th of October 2021, so they have to announce the squads at least a month earlier. That is our speculation, and we are pretty much sure that they will announce the squads during these days. 

 

Pakistan Squad – T20 World Cup 2021

T20 World Cup 2020 Pakistan Squad

Pakistan Squad for T20 World Cup 2021 is not yet announced. Pakistan’s squad will be announced after the PSL. Pakistan is rank number one in ICC t20 rankings, Pakistan is a force to be reckoned with in the world of Cricket. Being the most unpredictable team out there, Pakistan can win with any squad at their disposal when it comes to T20 cricket. Because this limited over cricket has always been a part of their cricketing culture, Pakistan is full of talent for t20 cricket. In every gully, every nook, and corner you would find someone with a high aptitude for t20 cricket. Pakistan is full of exciting talent, and this makes it difficult to get a place in the Pakistan T20 squad for the world cup.

Pakistan T20 world cup Squad Date

Much is not said or heard about when Pakistan Cricket Board is going to announce the Pakistan squad for the t20 world cup. All is left for speculation but the squad is expected to be announced a month or two before the start of the world cup. As we know, Pakistan is full of talent, so it would be difficult for PCB to announce the squad without giving a proper chance to all the youngsters.

PCB is going to wait until the PSL, Pakistani premier T20 tournament, and then they will announce the T20 squad for the world cup. But we can speculate on our side that what players are going to be selected for the T20 world cup. And that we will do for you today. Thus following is a list of some of the players who we think are going to be crucial for Pakistan’s chances of winning this T20 world cup.

Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad Prediction

As we have told before, Pakistan is full of cricketing talent, and it is going to be exciting for the whole world to witness the talent that Pakistanis are going to showcase in this T20 world cup. The following are some of the players that we have shortlisted that we think are going to be instrumental in Pakistan’s success in the upcoming T20 world cup 2021.

  1. Babar Azam
  2. Naseem Shah
  3. Haris Sohail
  4. Shada Khan
  5. Shaheen Shah Afridi
  6. Muhammad Amir
  7. Hari Rauf
  8. Iftikhar Ahmad
  9. Wahab Riaz
  10. Imad Wasim

Babar Azam

Since his debut in international cricket, Babar has been a fascinating talent and a treat to watch for cricket fans. His solid technique and calm composure have led to his success in international cricket, especially when it comes to limited-overs cricket. Babar has excellent stats in One Day International and T20 internationals with batting averages of 54 and 50, respectively. He provides calmness to the batting lineup and successfully has taken over the role of a one-down batsman. He is currently ranking top among the batsman in the T20 rankings and had a nice run with the club tournaments in England.
With such an amazing talent, Babar is sure to make it into the Pakistan T20 world cup squad.

Naseem Shah

Pakistan has always been considered as the home of fast bowlers and has always been giving the world of cricket new and exciting young talent when it comes to fast bowlers. With icons like Imran, Wasim, Waqar, and Shoaib, Naseem has a high standard that he has to maintain and a name to uphold. Naseem Shah, a sixteen-year-old fast bowler, amazed the world of cricket with his furious pace and became the youngest fast bowler to take five wickets in an innings in a Test match.

At such a young age, the fast bowler has amazed the whole world, and with hard work and resilience, he sure is to confirm his spot in the upcoming edition of the T20 world cup. And who wouldn’t want to see this young right-arm fast bowler on the pitches of Australia? Who knows what this young fast bowler will be capable of in those conditions. That is why it is highly likely that PCB will show interest in this if he shows some excellent performance with the ball in the upcoming Pakistan Super League that will be played from February this year.

Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf is another example of fast bowling talent in Pakistan. He was discovered by Lahore Qalandars’ team management in an open trial for the PSL. With his brisk pace and amazing talent, he secured a place in the Hobart Hurricanes following the injury faced by the South African quickie Dale Steyn but secured his place in the team. With his street smartness with the bowl and passion for fast bowling, Haris bamboozled the batsmen in BigBash and already has a five-wicket haul and a hat-trick.

Hari’s eyes for his spot in the upcoming edition for the T20 world cup will be played in Australia and has high hopes for his selection in the team. But that is up to PCB and a team of selectors that will review his performances in PSL and further domestic matches. But with his passion and hard work and high pace, Haris is likely to get a place in the T20 squad for the T20 world cup.

Shaheen Shah Afridi

With such a cute little face pasted on a huge 6ft body, Shaheen is a typical fast bowling talent from Pakistan. With an elder brother who already had represented the national side in a test match, Shaheen was raised in a cricketing environment. He was already on the radar on national selectors due to his performances in under 19s and then later on, with his brilliant performances with the bowl in PSL representing Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen sealed his place into the national side and then began a line of international performances that made Shaheen Afridi the spearhead of Pakistan’s fast bowling attack.
With an excellent record like he has in the T20 format, Shaheen will be in the squad for this T20 world cup and once again show the whole world why he is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to bowling in the limited-overs format.

Shadab Khan

Discovered in the 2017 edition of HBL PSL, Shadab was an excellent young legspinner who could turn the ball well and had a whole set of variations that made him suitable for bowling in t20 matches.

Shadab Khan is also a handy batsman in the lower order that increases his worth even more in the limited-overs format. Shadab khan later cemented his place in the t20 and ODI teams with his outstanding ability to take wickets while keeping the runs under control. This makes him an ideal bowler for the t20 format and an ideal contender to be in the Pakistani squad for the T20 world cup.

Muhammad Amir

With such an adroitness with the ball, Muhammad Amir was selected in a talent hunt by Wasim and Imran khan. His ability to seam and swing the ball at a high pace and smartness with the ball in the later stages of the game made him a premier fast bowler for Pakistan’s side and a leading fast bowler. But following his fixing scandal, he was banned from playing cricket. Since his return to the international cricket scene, he has proven himself to be a spearhead for Pakistan’s bowling attack and provides early breakthroughs.

With his wicket-taking ability with the new ball and ability to contain runs, it is not impossible to say that Amir surely is going to play this edition of the t20 world cup if the fast bowler is able to retain his form and fitness until the final selection of the team.

Iftikhar Ahmad

With continuous hard work and outstanding performances in domestic cricket, Iftikhar finally came on the radar of the national selector for his selection into the Pakistan squad. He made his debut into the national side in 2015 but failed to impress the selectors due to his poor performances. But since then, he has made a strong comeback in the national squad. Averaging 50 in List A matches with an impressive strike rate he was selected in the T20 side and since then has been performing well.

He is the hard-hitting batsman that the Pakistani side was craving since the retirement of Shahid Afridi and if he retains this kind of performance, he is sure to cement his place in the upcoming T20 world cup squad

Wahab Riaz

With his furious pace, Wahab Riaz filled in the shoes of legendary Shoaib Akhtar and has some good performances here and there since his debut into international cricket but has been inconsistent. But with his recent performance in the T20 leagues can steer him in the Pakistan T20 World cup squad this season.

Wahab is also quit the longer formats of the game, eyeing his place in the T20 squad, and if he can impress the selectors and management with his performances, he sure will be an excellent addition to the team. His pace and handiness with the bat later in the batting order make him a good asset for the T20 team.

Muhammad Rizwan

Following his performances in the domestic circuit, Rizwan was selected for the national team. With his batting skills and wicket-keeping, he is a valuable asset to the team he plays in. Since the dropping of former captain Sarfaraz Ahmad, it made way for Rizwan in the team back again and if he proves his worth in the PSL, selectors sure will consider him back in the squad.

Imad Wasim

With his pace variations and drift in the ball, Imad is a classic left-arm spinner. He is also handy with the bat when the situation calls for it and has saved his team numerous times when need be. Thus Imad can be a useful addition to the Pakistan T20 World Cup Squad 2021.

These were the players can be selected in the squad for the T20 world cup. Only time will tell if these players are selected or not, but let’s just see how these players perform and end up being selected in the side or not.

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.

TeamsStatus
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.

TeamsStatus
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

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. 

Australia

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.

India

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.

Pakistan

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.

England

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.

Afghanistan

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 History – Winners List and Man of the Match

icc t20 world cup winners list and history

ICC T20 world cup is an event organized by the world cricket’s governing body ICC (International Cricket Council). This tournament will be played among 16 teams consisting of 10 teams that rank top ten up till the required deadline and six other teams that are chosen through a world t20 qualifier. The ICC t20 world cup happens every two years but is held one year earlier if the ICC Cricket World cup is going to be held that year. It happened with the 2010 t20 world cup, which was to be held in 2011, but due to the world cup, it was held a year early in 2010.

Origins

The first t20 world cup was played in South Africa in 2007 from 11 September to 24 September. Twelve teams played in this tournament, ten full members and two associate members which qualified through a qualifier tournament. These two teams where Scotland and Kenya. The event at that time was called ICC world twenty20. The final was played between India and Pakistan, and the inaugural tournament was won by the blue shirts. Indians were the first t20 world cup winners.

List of t20 World Cup Winners

YearWinnerMan of the Series
2007

INDIAShahid Afridi
2009PAKISTANTilakaratne Dilshan
2010
ENGLANDKevin Pietersen
2012WEST INDIESShane Watson
2014SRILANKAVirat Kholi
2016WEST INDIESVirat Kholi

First ICC T20 World Cup Winner

The inaugural T20 world cup was held in 2007 and was played in South Africa. It was played between 12 teams for 13 days. The tournament Finals was played by India and Pakistan. The blue shirts won the toss and opted to bat first. It was a batting pitch, and they made a solid 157/5. However, the green shirts failed to chase and got all out on 152 after Misbah tried to play the notorious Paddle scoop shot that got him out, Making India the first t20 world cup winners.

Man of the Series

Shahid Afridi was made the man of the series in the first T20 world for his outstanding performances. In 7 matches he played, he made 91 runs with a strike rate of 155 with a highest innings of 59 runs and took 12 wickets with an economy of 6.71 with best figures of 4/19. It was this All round performance that earned him the Man of the series title.

2009 ICC T20 World Cup Winner

The tournament was played in 2009. This time it was hosted by England. The t20 world cup was played from 5 June 2009 to 21 June 2009. Just as the previous T20 world cup, this was played among 12 teams.
The tournament final was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the home of cricket, The Lords. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first, making 138/6. Pakistan, who was playing its second consecutive t20 final, successfully chased the target with Shahid Afridi as the man of the match. The 2009 t20 world cup winners were the Green shirts, and this was their first world title since Imran khan guided the team to 1992 world cup victory.

Man of the Series

Man of the series this time was the Srilankan batsman Tilakaratne Dilshan who made 317 runs in 7 matches he played with a blistering strike rate of 144.74 with an average of 52.83 runs, and the best score of 96 runs not out. Dilshan mesmerized the crowds of England by playing his famous “Dil-Scoop” shot. With such an outstanding record with the bat, Dilshan surely deserved the title of man of the series.

2010 ICC T20 World Cup Winner

Because of the ICC Cricket world cup being held in 2011 in India, the t20 world cup was played a year early in 2010 from 30 April to 16 May. This t20 world cup was hosted by the West Indies. It had 12 teams competing among each other with ten full members and two qualifiers.
The final was played at Barbados between English and the Aussies. England had won the toss and elected to field first. Aussies managed to make 147/6, and England successfully chased the target with seven wickets at hand, making them the 2010 ICC t20 world cup winners. It was their first ICC tournament win ever.

Man of the Series

Man of the series this time was Winning team’s Kevin Pietersen, who also made his t20 half-century at finals. Kevin Pietersen showed outstanding record. He won two consecutive man of the match awards. He made 248 runs in 6 matches he played with an average of 62 runs and strike rate of 137.77 with the best total of 73*. Kevin Pietersen proved himself to be a match-winner and earned himself the title of man of the series and forever etched his name in the annals of his country’s cricket history.

2012 ICC T20 World Cup Winner

It was the fourth T20 world cup that was played among 12 teams from 18 September to 7 October. This time, the event was hosted by Sri Lanka.
The final was played between the host team Sri Lanka and the West indies. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, making 137 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Srilankan batsmen failed to chase the target as they all fell at a total of 101 runs. This was Sri Lanka’s 4th ICC final that they had lost. The West Indies managed to bag this victory and won the trophy for the first time. They became the 2012 t20 world cup winners with the leggie, Marlon Samuels, as the man of the match.

Man of the Series

Man of the series title in 2012 even was awarded to the Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Shane Watson had amazing go with both bat and the ball. He was the leading runs scorer this tournament and was the second-highest wicket-taker. He made 249 runs in 6 innings and averaged 49 with a bombastic strike rate of 150. His best score was 72 and made three 50s. Shane Watson had an amazing time with the ball as he took 11 wickets with an economy of 7.33. He also managed to win four men of the match in this world cup. He sure did deserve the man of the series title in 2012.

2014 ICC T20 World Cup Winner

This event took place from 16 March 2014 to 6 April 2014. It was the fifth ICC T20 World cup. Bangladesh hosted the tournament for the first time, and the tournament was played among 16 teams. It was the first time that so many teams had participated, with ten full members and six associate members who had qualified for the event.
The final was played at Mirpur between India and Sri Lanka. India batted first and managed to put 130 runs on the board with the loss of four wickets. It was Sri Lanka’s fifth final that they were playing, but this time around, they won the match with six wickets at hand. Sri Lankan Lions won the t20 world cup for the first time and were the T20 world cup winners for 2014 with Kumar Sangakara, who had steered the team to victory with his blistering 52 of 35 balls.

Man of the Series

Man of the series for the tournament was India’s Virat Kohli, who had an outstanding time with the bat. He played six matches, made 319 runs with a stunning average of 106.33 runs with the strike rate of 129.14. He made four 50s and earned man of the match award in the semi-finals. Even though he could not guide his country to victory, he entertained millions of cricket fans all over the world with his outstanding cricket.

2016 ICC T20 World Cup Winner

It was the sixth edition of the T20 world cup and was hosted by India from 8 March to 3 April 2016. Just like the previous edition, this world cup was played by 16 teams. Seven cities all over India hosted the matches.
The final was played between England and West Indies. Both countries were competing for winning the title for the second time and claiming the title to be the most successful team in the t20 world cup. The final was played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The final match was a dramatic one and made the fans hold their seats. West Indies had won the toss and elected to field first. They were able to restrict the English to a total of 155 runs. The run chase begins, and the final over the one that made it dramatic. Nineteen runs were needed in last over, and Ben Stokes was bowling. But it was not going to be a good day was the English bowler as Carlos Brathwaite hit him for four consecutive sixes to steer his team to victory for the second time in a t20 world cup.

Man of the Series

Man of the series title was given to India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli who deservingly won this title for the consecutive time. He scored 273 runs in 5 matches with a staggering average of 136.5 with a strike rate of 146.77, and the best total of 89 runs not out. He scored three half-centuries and earned two man of the match titles. Virat Kohli cemented his place as one of India’s greatest match winners and surely deserved the man of the series title.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Winner

The latest edition of the T20 world cup is scheduled to be in 2021 from 18 October to 15 November 2021, with the Australians being the host. It will be played among 16 teams as before, and the final will be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Venues, Fixtures, and Schedule for t20 world cup 2021 is announced Let us see who will hold the mantle for the best T20 team this time.

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