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T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 Preview: All the Details You Need

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The T20 Cricket World Cup will finally be back after five long years. The prestigious cricket tournament is set to kick off on October 17 in the UAE. This was supposed to be held in India but it had to be postponed because of the COVID 19 pandemic. It was also initially thought to be held in Australia but the ICC decided for it to be held at different four different venues in the UAE and Oman.

This edition of the tournament will have a total of 16 teams. With that, the Cricket World Cup 2021 live betting

will surely be interesting with a total of 45 matches to watch out for. The final of this event is scheduled for November 14 in Dubai.

2021 World Cup Format and Point System

The whole tournament will be divided into three stages and this edition will also have a shorter format than usual. During the first round, a total of eight teams will be playing and they will be grouped in two. Group A has Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, and Sri Lanka. Group B has Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, and Scotland. All teams will take part in a round-robin.

The top team from Group A and the second from Group B will be part of Group 1 on the next round which is the Super 12. Group B’s top team and Group A’s second place will then be part of Group 2.

Super 12 will then have another two groups with six other teams and the top two teams from Round 1. For this round, Group 1 has Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, A1, and B2. Group 2 has Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, A2, and B1. The teams advancing from the Super 12 stage will move on to the knock-out stage which has two semi-finals and the final.

Only one point system will be followed throughout the group stages and it is as follows:

  • Two points for a win
  • One point for a tie, no result, or abandoned match
  • No point for a loss or forfeit

Full Schedule

The 2021 World Cup will kick off with a match between Oman and Papua New Guinea. On the same day, after the first match, Bangladesh and Scotland will then face each other. On the next day, Ireland and Netherlands will face each other as well as Sri Lanka and Namibia.

Here’s the full schedule of the tournament:

Round 1

Date

Teams

Time

Venue

17-Oct-21

Oman Vs Papua New Guinea

3:30 PM

Muscat

17-Oct-21

Bangladesh Vs Scotland

7:30 PM

Muscat

18-Oct-21

Ireland Vs Netherlands

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

18-Oct-21

Sri Lanka  Vs Namibia

7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

19-Oct-21

Scotland Vs Papua New Guinea

3:30 PM

Muscat

19-Oct-21

Oman Vs Bangladesh

7:30 PM

Muscat

20-Oct-21

Namibia Vs Netherlands

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

20-Oct-21

Sri Lanka Vs Ireland

7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

21-Oct-21

Bangladesh Vs Papua New Guinea

3:30 PM

Muscat

21-Oct-21

Oman Vs Scotland

7:30 PM

Muscat

22-Oct-21

Namibia Vs Ireland

3:30 PM

Sharjah

22-Oct-21

Sri Lanka Vs Netherlands

7:30 PM

Sharjah

Super 12 Group 1

Date

Teams

Time

Venue

23-Oct-21

Australia Vs South Africa

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

23-Oct-21

England Vs West Indies

7:30 PM

Dubai

24-Oct-21

A1 Vs B2

3:30 PM

Sharjah

26-Oct-21

South Africa Vs West Indies

3:30 PM

Dubai

27-Oct-21

England Vs B2

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

28-Oct-21

Australia Vs A1

7:30 PM

Dubai

29-Oct-21

West Indies Vs B2

3:30 PM

Sharjah

30-Oct-21

South Africa Vs A1

3:30 PM

Sharjah

30-Oct-21

England Vs Australia

7:30 PM

Dubai

01-Nov-21

England Vs A1

7:30 PM

Sharjah

02-Nov-21

South Africa Vs B2

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

04-Nov-21

Australia Vs B2

3:30 PM

Dubai

04-Nov-21

West Indies Vs A1

7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

06-Nov-21

Australia Vs West Indies

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

06-Nov-21

England Vs South Africa

7:30 PM

Sharjah

Super 12 Group 2

Date

Match Centers

Time

Venue

24-Oct-21

India Vs Pakistan

7:30 PM

Dubai

25-Oct-21

Afghanistan Vs B1

7:30 PM

Sharjah

26-Oct-21

Pakistan Vs New Zealand

7:30 PM

Sharjah

27-Oct-21

B1 Vs A2

7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

29-Oct-21

Afghanistan Vs Pakistan

7:30 PM

Dubai

31-Oct-21

Afghanistan Vs A2

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

31-Oct-21

India Vs New Zealand

7:30 PM

Dubai

02-Nov-21

Pakistan Vs A2

7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

03-Nov-21

New Zealand Vs B1

3:30 PM

Dubai

03-Nov-21

India Vs Afghanistan

7:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

05-Nov-21

New Zealand Vs A2

3:30 PM

Sharjah

05-Nov-21

India Vs B1

7:30 PM

Dubai

07-Nov-21

New Zealand Vs Afghanistan

3:30 PM

Abu Dhabi

07-Nov-21

Pakistan Vs B1

7:30 PM

Sharjah

08-Nov-21

India Vs A2

7:30 PM

Dubai

The 1st round of the semi-final will be on November 10 at 7:30 PM and the 2nd round will be on the next day, November 11 at 7:30 PM. The final will also be on the same time slot on November 14. Reserve days are only available for both semi-finals and the final which means all other matches do not have any.

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