2022 ICC T20 World Cup
T20 World Cup 2022 Venues: At a Glance
Starting on October 16, ICC T20 World Cup 2022 tournament’s final will be held on November 13. 16 teams are participating in this event. Australia hosts this year’s T20 World Cup. Though Australia has around 30 active stadiums, a few of those are used for international cricket matches. However, the host country has prepared 7 stadiums for the 45 matches of this event. Let’s get to know the venues of 2022 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup tournament. 7 Venues of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 T20 World Cup 2022 will be hosted in seven nationwide stadiums. The following is the details of each stadium. Adelaide Oval Located in Adelaide, Adelaide Oval is the home of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). The ground has a capacity of 53,500 and is one of the most significant grounds in Australia. Read ICC announced fixtures for Women’s Twenty20 World Cup 2023
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: How Hard is Bangladesh’s Group 2?
The Bangladesh national men’s cricket team will play in Group 2 of the Super 12 round in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022. They don’t have to take part in the first round to qualify for the next phase, as they had to in the previous edition. It’s certainly an improvement for the team Tigers, but the teams they will face in the main event will definitely give them a hard time. Besides, the Australian conditions are another major concern for the players' ability to show their true potential in the tournament. Let’s take a look at the teams that Bangladesh will face in Group 2. 2022 T20 World Cup: The participating teams in Group 2 The confirmed participating teams in Group 2 are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and South Africa. Two more teams will join the group after competing in the first round. Given their respective strengths, the West Indies and Netherlands are likely to advance to the Super 12 Group 2 phase. Given the current form and strengths, Bangladesh will have to face some tough competition in Group 2. South Africa, Pakistan, and India are the top four T20I teams according to the ICC. On the other hand, if West Indies qualify to play in this group, then facing them will also be a real challenge for the Bangladesh T20I team. Recently, they lost a T20I series against the Caribbean side 2-0. Overall, Bangladesh have five wins and nine defeats against the Windies. Read West Indies vs India Series 2022: Head-to-Head Stats and Full Fixtures Bangladesh's only hope of winning a game will be against the team that finishes second in Group A in the first round. Except for that match, the other opponents will start as favourites against Bangladesh in their remaining matches. Bangladesh’s records against the other three confirmed teams in the group are very poor. Therefore, expecting good results against them in unfavourable conditions would not be realistic. Bangladesh’s T20I records against India, Pakistan, and South Africa ( as on July 20, 2022) Opposition Match Bangladesh Win Bangladesh Lose India 11 1 10 Pakistan 15 2 13 South Africa 7 0 7 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ The majority of Bangladeshi players also lack sufficient experience playing in Australian settings. There will be quick, bouncy pitches which are also suitable for batting. Bangladesh's players must quickly adjust to the environment to exhibit some tenacity against these formidable opponents. Read England vs South Africa Series 2022: Full Fixtures, H2H Records Bangladesh’s Super 12 fixtures in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 The 2022 ICC Twenty20 World Cup will begin on October 16. Bangladesh will start their World Cup campaign with a match against the Group A runner-up from the first round. Team Tigers will end their Super 12 phase with a match against Pakistan. Overall, Bangladesh will play five matches in this phase. Here are the complete Super 12 fixtures of Bangladesh. Bangladesh vs Group A Runner-Up : October 24 | Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart | Start Time: 10 a.m. (BST) Bangladesh vs South Africa : October 27 | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney | Start Time: 9 a.m. (BST) Bangladesh vs Group B Winner : October 30 | Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane | Start Time: 9 a.m. (BST) Bangladesh vs India : November 2 | Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide | Start Time: 2 p.m. (BST) Bangladesh vs Pakistan : November 6 | Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide | Start Time: 10 a.m. (BST) Bottom Line The majority of Bangladesh’s opponents in Group 2 of the Super 12 phase are the ICC’s top-ranked teams. Teams like India, Pakistan, and South Africa are among the favourites to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The West Indies can also surprise everyone if the team finds the right combination during the main event. Therefore, Bangladesh have no realistic chance to qualify for the semifinals. Their main objective in the competition is to compete fearlessly against the difficult rivals. Bangladesh’s 2022 Twenty20 World Cup campaign will be deemed a success if they are able to do this. Read Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Series 2022: Full Fixtures and Head-to-Head Records
ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Participating Teams, Venues, Super 12 Fixtures, Top Favourites
Australia will host the eighth edition of the Twenty20 World Cup from mid-October to mid-November. A total of 16 teams will compete in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Four teams from the first round will advance to the Super 12 round. The top two teams from each group of the Super 12 will qualify for the semifinals. Let's take a look at the venues, groups, and top contenders for the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup. 2022 Twenty20 World Cup: Participating Teams Twelve teams who played in the Super 12 round in the 2021 World Cup automatically qualified for the 2022 edition. The rest of the four teams will be decided through the ICC’s Global Qualifier competition. The top eight teams in the ICC T20 rankings as of November 15, 2021, will get a direct entry into the Super 12 phase. The first round will be split into two groups for the remaining eight teams. Each group will see two teams qualify for the Super 12 phase. Qualified Teams for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Qualification Process Berths Teams Host 1 Australia (Top 11 teams of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, excluding host Australia) 11 New Zealand Pakistan England India South Africa West Indies Sri Lanka Bangladesh Afghanistan Namibia Scotland Global Qualifier A 2 Ireland United Arab Emirates Global Qualifier B 2 TBD Source: https://www.t20worldcup.com/qualifiers/overview In the first round, Namibia, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and the Global Qualifier B Runner-up will play in Group A. On the other hand, Ireland, Scotland, the West Indies, and the winner of the Global Qualifier B will compete in Group B. The matches of the first round will be held from October 16 to October 21. Read IND vs SA 2022: India Eye to Win Third T20I to Stay Alive in the Series Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Venues Australia were supposed to host the 2020 World Cup, which was later postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic. However, because of travel restrictions and a series of lockdowns in multiple Australian cities due to the COVID-9 outbreak, Cricket Australia was reluctant to organize the seventh edition of the tournament in their country. Later, India stepped in to organize the competition, but they had to relocate the mega event to the UAE as India were also hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The ICC eventually handed over the 2022 T20 World Cup hosting rights to Australia all alone. Australia already have the best facilities to organize a mega cricket event. Therefore, they don't need to build new stadiums for the upcoming competition. Seven well-known cricket grounds in seven different cities will host the matches of the World Cup. The cities which will host the tournament are Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. The venues for the 2022 twenty20 World Cup City Stadium Capacity Adelaide Adelaide Oval 53,500 Brisbane The Gabba 42,000 Geelong Kardinia Park 20,000 Hobart Bellerive Oval 20,000 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,000 Perth Perth Stadium 60,000 Sydney Sydney Cricket Ground 42,500 Source: https://www.t20worldcup.com/venues Twenty20 World Cup 2022: Super 12 Round Groups and Fixtures The ICC has already confirmed the two groups for the Super 12 phase. Afghanistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, the winner of Group A and runner-up of Group B will play in Group 1 in this round. Oppositely, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, the winner of Group B and runner-up of Group A, will compete against each other in Group 2 in this phase. As per the groupings, Australia, New Zealand, and England are the hot favourites to advance to the semifinals from Group 1. On the other hand, India, Pakistan, and South Africa are heavy favourites to qualify for the semifinals from Group 2. The Super 12 Round will begin on October 22 with a match between Australia and New Zealand and will end on November 6. Read BAN vs WI 2022: Five Reasons Why Bangladesh Can Win the Test Series Against West Indies Full fixtures of Super 12 Round (Group 1) Date Match Venue 22 October New Zealand vs Australia SCG 22 October England vs Afghanistan Perth Stadium 23 October Group A Winner vs Group B Runner Up Bellerive Oval 25 October Australia vs Group A Winner Perth Stadium 26 October England vs Group B Runner Up MCG 26 October New Zealand vs Afghanistan MCG 28 October Afghanistan vs Group B Runner-Up MCG 28 October Australia vs England MCG 29 October New Zealand vs Group A Winner SCG 31 October Australia vs Group B Runner-Up The Gabba 1 November Afghanistan vs Group A Winner The Gabba 1 November England vs New Zealand The Gabba 4 November New Zealand vs Group B Runner-Up Adelaide Oval 4 November Australia vs Afghanistan Adelaide Oval 5 November England vs Group A Winner SCG Source: https://www.t20worldcup.com/fixtures Read Bangladesh vs West Indies Test Series 2022: SWOT Analysis of Two Teams Full fixtures of Super 12 Round (Group 2) Date Match Venue 23 October India vs Pakistan MCG 24 October Bangladesh vs Group A Runner-Up Bellerive Oval 24 October South Africa vs Group B Winner Bellerive Oval 27 October Bangladesh vs South Africa SCG 27 October India vs Group A Runner-Up SCG 27 October Pakistan vs Group B Winner Perth Stadium 30 October Bangladesh vs Group B Winner The Gabba 30 October Pakistan vs Group A Runner-Up Perth Stadium 30 October India vs South Africa Perth Stadium 2 November Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-Up Adelaide Oval 2 November Bangladesh vs India Adelaide Oval 3 November Pakistan vs South Africa SCG 6 November South Africa vs Group A Runner-Up Adelaide Oval 6 November Bangladesh vs Pakistan Adelaide Oval 6 November India vs Group B Winner MCG Source: https://www.t20worldcup.com/fixtures Read: Australia’s tour to give Sri Lanka Cricket a financial boost Favourites to Win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 The hosts and reigning champions, Australia, are overwhelmingly favourites to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The Australians have a very strong squad and they can utilize the home advantage to secure their second World Cup title. The runner-up of the 2021 edition, New Zealand will be looking to win their first-ever Twenty20 World Cup in the upcoming edition. India, Pakistan, South Africa, and England are also among the favourites, apart from Australia and New Zealand. Besides, teams like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, West Indies, and Sri Lanka will aim to perform well during the tournament, and qualifying for the semifinals will be a great achievement for them. Let’s take a look at the present scenario of each heavy favourite prior to the main event. Australia Australia are the fifth-ranked team as per the ICC’s latest T20 rankings. However, the Baggy Greens' recent twenty20 record has been outstanding. Since the 2021 World Cup, Australia have played 16 T20I matches. They have only lost three matches and won 13 of them, including their maiden World Cup trophy and three bilateral series victories. So, the Aussie side is having a nice preparation to retain the trophy next November. Australia’s main obstacle in the Super 12 Round will be to overcome either New Zealand or England to finish in the top two in Group 1. Three Key Players for Australia: Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell World Cup 2021 Performance: Champions. Read Joe Root Reaches 10,000 Runs Milestone as England win First Test Against New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand became runner-up in the 2021 edition of the Twenty20 World Cup. It was their first appearance in the final. After losing the 2021 World Cup final against Australia, the Blackcaps have only played three T20 matches against India and lost all of them. New Zealand are currently ranked sixth in the ICC rankings. They need to play some bilateral series prior to the main event to test their strengths and weaknesses. However, the Kiwi team has some seriously talented T20 players who have the ability to single-handedly win matches. Three Key Players for New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill and Trent Boult World Cup 2021 Performance: Runner-Up England England were heavy favourites for the 2021 World Cup, but they were knocked out by New Zealand in the semi-finals. England have played five Twenty20 matches since last year's World Cup and all of them against the West Indies. They lost the 5-match series to the West Indies by 3-2. However, there is a reason England are the second-ranked team in the world; they have some outstanding T20 players. England will definitely be well-prepared for the upcoming event and will try to win their second Twenty20 World Cup. Three Key Players for England: Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali World Cup 2021 Performance: Semi-Finals. Read ICC Player of the Month for May 2022: Check Out the Nominees Pakistan Pakistan have become a very competitive team across all formats in the last one and a half years. In particular, Pakistan's T20 side is very strong and has the ability to choke any opposition on their day. The Pakistan team was applauded for their brilliant showing in the 2021 World Cup and they will once again be one of the hot favourites to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Pakistan reached the semi-finals in the last edition but lost to Australia by 5 wickets. Since then, they have only lost one match and won six. Pakistan’s main hurdle in the Super 12 round will be to overcome India and South Africa to finish top two in their group. Three Key Players for Pakistan: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Shah Afridi World Cup 2021 Performance: Semi-Finals India India were overwhelming favourites in last year's World Cup, but they lost steam after losing to Pakistan in their opening match. India will once again be one of the favourites in the upcoming edition and will try to win their second T20 World Cup trophy. India went onto to win twelve straight matches after their defeat to New Zealand in the 2021 World Cup, and they are currently the number one ranked team. The Indian side has some seriously talented Twenty20 players and they have plenty of options to pick an ideal playing XI. Three Key Players for India: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya World Cup 2021 Performance: Super 12 (3rd Position in Group 2). Read WI vs BAN Test Series 2022: Who has better record? South Africa The Proteas national team is rebuilding after losing some of its most prominent players in recent years. South Africa won the same amount of games as Australia and England in the Super 12 Round of the World Cup 2021. However, they were unable to qualify for the semifinals due to net run rates. There are some genuine power hitters on the South African side, as well as some efficient pacers. The Proteas T20 team is capable of winning the next World Cup. Three Key Players for South Africa: Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and Tabraiz Shamsi World Cup 2021 Performance: Super 12 (3rd Position in Group 1) Aftermath Australia will host a Twenty20 World Cup for the first time, which promises to be an exciting competition to watch. Australia and New Zealand will be big favorites to win the trophy since they are very familiar with the conditions and wickets. In addition, India, Pakistan, England, and South Africa have a good chance of winning the tournament's eight editions. The ICC T20 World Cup will begin on October 16 and finish on November 13, with the championship match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The semifinals will be held on November 9 and 10 at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval, respectively. Read BAN vs WI Test Series 2022: Five potential Bangladesh players to watch