The world is all set for the year’s biggest cricket event in Australia, starting on the 16th of October. This will be the 8th edition of the T20 World Cup arranged by ICC. The 7th edition was held last year in UAE, which was hosted by India, and Australia emerged as the winner.
This article will provide you with all the details about this year’s mega event. Let’s get into details about the groups.
From 16th to 21st of October, 12 matches will be played among the 8 teams, which are divided into 2 groups, namely, Group A and Group B.
|Group A||Group B|
Schedule For The Qualifiers
Following are the complete details of the Qualifier round schedule (set to Australia time).
Srilanka and West Indies are the favorites to top their respective group. Two teams from each group will qualify to play in the Super 12 round. These four teams will be,
- Group A Winner
- Group B Winner
- Group A Runner Up
- Group B Runner Up
Super 12 Round
Eight teams have already qualified for the Super 12 round. These teams have qualified based on their ICC rankings and ratings. The teams are,
- South Africa
- New Zealand
The eight teams are divided into 2 groups, Group 1 and Group 2, which will be joined by the qualifiers later on.
|Group 1||Group 2|
|New Zealand||South Africa|
|Group A Winner||Group B Winner|
|Group B Runner Up||Group A Runner Up|
Schedule For The Super 12 Round
Here are the complete details about the schedule for the Super 12 round (set to Australia time).
Semi-Finals And The Final
2 teams from both groups will qualify for the Semi-Finals, which will be played on 9th November 2022 and 10th November, 2022 in Sydney and Adelaide, respectively. The Final will be played on 13th November, 2022 in Melbourne.
|Semi Final 1||9th November, 2022||TBD vs TBD||SCG, Sydney|
|Semi Final 2||10th November, 2022||TBD vs TBC||Oval, Adelaide|
|Final||13th November, 2022||TBD vs TBD||MCG, Melbourne|
Venues Where The Matches Will Be Played
World matches will be played at seven amazing venues in Australia listed below.
- Adelaide Oval
- Bellerive Oval or Blundstone Arena, Hobart
- Brisbane Cricket Ground or The Gabba
- Kardinia Park in Geelong
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Perth Stadium or Optus Stadium
- Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
Squads And Selected Players
15th September was the last date for the announcement of the squads for the T20 World Cup. All the teams have announced their squads. Let’s have a look at the squads of the top 8 qualified teams from Group 1 and Group 2.
Australia was the first team to announce its squad for the T20 world cup 2022. They kept a good combination of experienced players and youngsters. The most amazing inclusion is the Singapore-born, 26-years old, right-hand middle-order batsman, Tim David. He has played all around the world, maintaining the strike rate of 163 with an average of 31.
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Tim David, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Steven Smith, Kane Richardson.
The England Cricket Board announced a 15-man squad on 2nd September. Jason Roy was dropped from the team, and Jhonny Bairstow was ruled out following his freak injury. Jos Buttler is all set to lead the team.
Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Harry Brook, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Phil Salt, David Willey, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Alex Hales, Mark Wood.
Tymal Mills, Richard Gleeson, Liam Dawson
On the 6th of September, South Africa announced their world cup squad. They are still on the hunt to win their first T20 world cup. Rassie van der Dussen, who is still suffering from his finger injury, has been ruled out of the world cup. Temba Bavuma is all set to lead the African team in the second consecutive world cup after recovering from an elbow injury. The inclusion of Tristan Stubbs, who was never on the radar a year ago, has performed really well in the past and made it to the final squad.
Temba Bavuma (c), Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Dwaine Pretorius, Tristan Stubbs, Tabraiz Shamsi.
One of the most awaited squads was announced on September 12th. Surprisingly, Shami was left on standby, and Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh had made it to the squad. The injured Hardik Pandya is also selected. However, he will be in rehab while India will take on Australia and South Africa before the world cup.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah.
Despite the fact that Bangladesh was unable to impress in the first T20 edition of the Asia Cup under the captaincy of Shakib al Hasan, he is still the captain of the team in the world cup. However, the team will enter the world cup without the services of experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiq ur Rahim.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Sabbir Rahman, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mossadek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Litton Das, Nurul Hasan, Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed.
According to the Sports Analysts at CrowdWriter, “One of the most impressive teams in T20 cricket, Afghanistan, announced their squad on the last day of the deadline. The experienced Muhammad Nabi will lead the young team where all the other players are almost more than ten years younger than the captain. However, this combination of an experienced captain with a young team is doing great for Afghanistan, and we will definitely see some exciting matches and upset in the world cup featuring this team.
Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Darwish Rasooli, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Farid Ahmad Malik, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Naveen ul Haq, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Salim Safi, Usman Ghani.
Pakistan team also announced their squad on the last day and ended up with some unexpected changes where they dropped out Fakhar Zaman and left him to the traveling reserves. However, they in-form Shan Masood has been included in the middle order. Furthermore, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Muhammad Wasin Jr will make their comeback in the world cup.
Babar Azam (c), Muhammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Muhammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir.
Fakhar Zaman, Shahnawaz Dahani, Muhammad Haris
However, the deadline provided by ICC was 15th September, but New Zealand is yet to announce their squad.
The two favorite teams to qualify for the super 12s from Group A and B are West Indies and Sri Lanka. Let’s have a look at their squads as well.
The two-time champions, West Indies, will enter the ground without their most senior players. The team is almost completely changed as compared to their previous squad for the UAE world cup in 2021. Nicolas Pooran is ready to lead the young team.
Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Johnson Charles, Yannic Cariah, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Obed Mccoy, Kyle Mayers, Odean Smith, Raymon Reifer.
Sri Lanka played tremendous Cricket in the Asia Cup. Although they lost their first match in the tournament, they bounced back strongly and ended up winning the cup. They would love to keep the momentum in the grand tournament under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka, who has got the backing of all the legendary Sri Lankan cricket players.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara (Subject to fitness), Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan, Dushmantha Chameera (Subject to fitness).
Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Praveen Jayawickrema, Nuwanidu Fernando, Binura Fernando.
Zimbabwe, Namibia, and the Netherlands have also announced their squads. You can check them on the ICC Official Page. UAE, Scotland, and Ireland and yet to announce their squads for the mega event.
We can’t wait for one of the most thrilling events of world cricket. And since this world cup will be played on the bouncy pitches of Australia, fans are really excited to see some top-notch performances from both batters and bowlers.
Stella Lincoln is currently working as a Senior Editor at Crowd Writer and DissertationAssistance. She loves to spend her time watching Cricket. Stella often blogs at Educator House. In her spare time, you will find her trying new recipes and exploring the world.