England battles it out against Bangladesh on Wednesday at the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
India battles it out against Pakistan on Monday at the Dubai International Stadium in their first group matches of their Twenty20 World Cup campaign.
England battles it out against West Indies on Saturday at the Dubai International Stadium in their first matches of their Twenty20 World Cup campaign.
T20 World Cup Match Predictions & Tips
The ICC T20 World Cup is an international championship of Twenty20 international cricket. Sixteen teams compete for the T20 World Cup trophy with matches played as 20 overs per side.
The 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup takes place between October 17 and November 14 and will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
It will be the seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with West Indies the defending champions having emerged triumphant over England in the 2016 final.
West Indies are the only team to have won the T20 World Cup on multiple occasions after also claiming the silverware in 2012.
A total of 45 matches will be played at the 2021 T20 World Cup. The competition will be played over two rounds – Round 1 will feature 12 matches between eight nations, which will see four qualify for the Super 12s.
The Super 12s will then commence from October 24, with the powerhouse cricketing nations joining the tournament. Thirty matches will take place, with teams split into two groups of six.
The top two teams from each group will then advance into the semi-finals, with the final scheduled for November 14.
Our team of expert T20 cricket writers will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2021 T20 World Cup, including in-depth match previews that consist of detailed betting analysis, tips and predictions.
T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Dates & Fixtures
The 2021 T20 World Cup begins on Sunday October 17 and concludes with the final on Sunday November 14.
You can find the full schedule and dates for every match of the 2021 T20 World Cup below. All times are in AEDT.
|📆 DATE||⏰ TIME||🏏 MATCH||🏟 STADIUM|
|Sunday October 17||9.00pm||Oman vs Papua New Guinea||Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat|
|Monday October 18||1.00am||Bangladesh vs Scotland||Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat|
|Monday October 18||9.00pm||Ireland vs Netherlands||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Tuesday October 19||1.00am||Sri Lanka vs Namibia||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Tuesday October 19||9.00pm||Scotland vs Papua New Guinea||Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat|
|Wednesday October 20||1.00am||Bangladesh vs Oman||Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat|
|Wednesday October 20||9.00pm||Namibia vs Netherlands||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Thursday October 21||1.00am||Sri Lanka vs Ireland||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Thursday October 21||9.00pm||Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea||Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat|
|Friday October 22||1.00am||Oman vs Scotland||Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat|
|Friday October 22||9.00pm||Namibia vs Ireland||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Saturday October 23||1.00am||Sri Lanka vs Netherlands||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Saturday October 23||9.00pm||Australia vs South Africa||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Sunday October 24||1.00am||England vs West Indies||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Sunday October 24||9.00pm||A1 vs B2||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Monday October 25||1.00am||India vs Pakistan||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Tuesday October 26||1.00am||Afganistan vs B1||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Tuesday October 26||9.00am||South Africa vs West Indies||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Wednesday October 27||1.00am||Pakistan vs New Zealand||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Wednesday October 27||9.00pm||England vs B2||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Thursday October 28||1.00am||B1 vs A2||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Friday October 29||1.00am||Australia vs A1||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Friday October 29||9.00pm||West Indies vs B2||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Saturday October 30||1.00am||Pakistan vs Afganistan||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Saturday October 30||9.00pm||South Africa vs A1||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Sunday October 31||1.00am||Australia vs England||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Sunday October 31||9.00pm||Afganistan vs A2||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Monday November 1||1.00am||India vs New Zealand||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Tuesday November 2||1.00am||England vs A1||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Tuesday November 2||9.00pm||South Africa vs B2||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Wednesday November 3||1.00am||Pakistan vs A2||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Wednesday November 3||9.00pm||New Zealand vs B1||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Thursday November 4||1.00am||India vs Afganistan||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Thursday November 4||9.00pm||Australia vs B2||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Friday November 5||1.00am||West Indies vs A1||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Friday November 5||9.00pm||New Zealand vs A2||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Saturday November 6||1.00am||India vs B1||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Saturday November 6||9.00pm||Australia vs West Indies||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Sunday November 7||1.00am||England vs South Africa||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Sunday November 7||9.00pm||New Zealand vs Afganistan||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Monday November 8||1.00am||Pakistan vs B1||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Tuesday November 9||1.00am||India vs B2||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Thursday November 11||1.00am||Semi-Finals: TBC vs TBC||Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Friday November 12||1.00am||Semi-Finals: TBC vs TBC||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
|Monday November 15||1.00am||Final: TBC vs TBC||Dubai International Stadium, Dubai|
T20 World Cup 2021 Squads
You can find full squads for every team competing in the 2021 T20 World Cup below.
Squad: Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Farid Ahmed Malik, Naveen ul Haq.
Reserves: Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Fazal Haq Farooqi.
Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Squad: Mahmud Ullah (Captain), Naim Sheikh, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain
Squad: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Squad: Gerhard Erasmus (c), 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
Squad: Pieter Seelaar (c), 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
🇳🇿 NEW ZEALAND
Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Reserves: Adam Milne
Squad: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Nester Dhamba, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Naseem Khushi, Sufyan Mehmood, Fayyaz Butt, Khurram Khan
Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik.
Reserves: Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
🇵🇬 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Squad: Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Kipling Doriga, Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Sese Bau, Damien Ravu, Kabua Vagi-Morea, Simon Atai, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Jack Gardner
Squad: Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Ally Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
🇿🇦 SOUTH AFRICA
Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, W Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
Reserves: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams
🇱🇰 SRI LANKA
Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.
Squad: Kieron Pollard (Captain), Nicholas Pooran (Vice Captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh jr
Reserves: Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein
T20 World Cup Past Champions
West Indies are the only nation to have won the T20 World Cup on more than one occasion, doing so in 2012 and 2016.
India, Pakistan, England and Sri Lanka have also won the T20 World Cup, with all four nations also finishing runner-up at some stage. Australia’s best performance came in 2010 when they were runners-up.
|📆 Year||🏆 Winner||🥈 Runner-Up||🏏 Margin|
|2007||🇮🇳 India||🇵🇰 Pakistan||5 runs|
|2009||🇵🇰 Pakistan||🇱🇰 Sri Lanka||8 wickets|
|2010||🏴 England||🇦🇺 Australia||7 wickets|
|2012||West Indies||🇱🇰 Sri Lanka||36 runs|
|2014||🇱🇰 Sri Lanka||🇮🇳 India||6 wickets|
|2016||West Indies||🏴 England||4 wickets|
Betting on the T20 World Cup
There are various markets available on T20 World Cup matches. Check out your favourite bookmaker to see all of the T20 World Cup markets are available. We will discuss the most popular bet types.
Outright Winner Bets
All bookmakers will offer odds on the outright tournament winner for an upcoming T20 World Cup. These markets can change drastically once the competition begins with upsets or poor performances from top teams changing the market.
Punters will back the team they think will win the T20 match. This includes preliminary round matches all the way through to the T20 World Cup Final.
Top Team Runscorer
One of the biggest markets available on the T20 World Cup is the top runscorer market. These will be broken down by team. For example, if Australia is playing against England, there will be a Top Australia Runscorer market and Top England Runscorer.
If the player you selected is the highest runs scorer for their side, you will be paid out as a winner.
Top Team Wicket Taker
Bookmakers offer markets on which bowler will take the most wickets for a team. Compared to top runscorer markets, there is a far greater likelihood of a tied result between two or more bowlers for this market.
In the event of two players taking three wickets apiece as an example, dead heat rules apply and bets will be paid out at half odds for both players; if you backed a player at $6.00 and they were tied, you would receive a $3.00 return.
Where to bet on the T20 World Cup
All leading bookmakers in Australia are offering odds on the 2021 T20 World Cup. They have the most popular bet types discussed here and many more that are available.