2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup

The 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup is scheduled to be the seventh ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament,[2][3] with matches to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020.[4][5][6] The final will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[7]

2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
2020 ICC Mens T20 World Cup Logo.png
Logo of the 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
Dates18 October – 15 November 2020
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatTwenty20 International
Host(s) Australia
Participants16
Matches played45[1]
2016
2021

In April 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was still planned to go ahead as scheduled.[8][9] However, the following month a senior ICC official said that it would be "too big a risk" to host the tournament in 2020,[10] The ICC also stated that reports of postponing the tournament were inaccurate, with multiple contingency plans being looked at.[11] A decision on the tournament was originally deferred until the ICC's meeting on 10 June 2020,[12] with a further announcement scheduled to be made in July 2020.[13] In June 2020, Earl Eddings, the chairman of Cricket Australia, said that it was "unlikely" and "unrealistic" that the tournament would take place in Australia as scheduled.[14]

Teams and qualificationEdit

As of 31 December 2018, the top nine ranked ICC Full Members, alongside hosts Australia, qualified directly for the 2020 tournament.[15][16] Of those ten teams, the top eight ranked sides qualified for the Super 12s stage of the tournament.[15] Sri Lanka and Bangladesh did not qualify for the Super 12s, instead being placed in the group stage of the competition.[15] They were joined by the six teams who had qualified for the tournament via the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier.[15] Of the teams in the ICC T20I Championship, the United Arab Emirates and Nepal could only qualify through regional competitions.[6] The top four teams from the group stage will then advance to the Super 12s.[15]

Papua New Guinea became the first team to qualify directly for the 2020 Men's ICC T20 World Cup, after they won Group A of the qualifier tournament, finishing above the Netherlands on net run rate.[17] It was the first time that Papua New Guinea had qualified for a World Cup in any format.[18] Ireland became the second team to qualify directly to the Men's T20 World Cup, after they won Group B of the qualifier tournament, also on net run rate.[19]

In the first qualifier match in the playoffs, the Netherlands qualified for the Men's T20 World Cup when they beat the United Arab Emirates by eight wickets, after the UAE only scored 80 runs in their innings.[20] The second qualifier match saw Namibia advance to their first T20 World Cup after beating Oman by 54 runs.[21] Scotland beat tournament hosts the United Arab Emirates in the third qualifier by 90 runs to secure their place in the T20 World Cup.[22] The final qualifier match saw Oman become the last team to qualify for the Men's T20 World Cup, after they narrowly beat Hong Kong by 12 runs.[23]

Means of Qualification Date Venue Berths Qualified
Host Nation 10 February 2015 1   Australia
ICC T20I Championship
(Top 9 teams in rankings who played in the last WT20, excluding the hosts)[15]
31 December 2018 Various 9   Pakistan
  India
  England
  South Africa
  New Zealand
  West Indies
  Afghanistan
  Sri Lanka
  Bangladesh
2019 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 18 October–3 November 2019   United Arab Emirates 6   Netherlands
  Papua New Guinea
  Ireland
  Namibia
  Scotland
  Oman
Total 16

VenuesEdit

In January 2018, the ICC announced that the following venues would be hosting matches:[24]

Venues of 2020 Men's ICC World T20 in Australia
Adelaide Brisbane Geelong Hobart
Adelaide Oval The Gabba Kardinia Park Bellerive Oval
Capacity: 53,500[25] Capacity: 42,000[26] Capacity: 36,000[27] Capacity: 20,000[28]
       
Matches: 7 (semi-final) Matches: 4 Matches: 6 Matches: 8
Melbourne Perth Sydney
MCG Perth Stadium SCG
Capacity: 94,000[29] Capacity: 60,000[30] Capacity: 42,500[31]
     
Matches: 7 (final) Matches: 6 Matches: 7 (semi-final)

FixturesEdit

On 29 January 2019, the ICC announced the fixtures for the Men's and Women's 2020 T20 World Cups.[32] On 2 November 2019, the ICC confirmed the fixtures for the six teams that had progressed from the 2019 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier, in Groups A and B of the first round of the tournament.[33]

First RoundEdit

All times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11:00).

Group AEdit

Team
P W L T NR Pts NRR
  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Papua New Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Sri Lanka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000

     Advance to Super 12s


18 October 2020
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18 October 2020
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  Oman

20 October 2020
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  Oman

20 October 2020
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22 October 2020
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22 October 2020
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  Oman

Group BEdit

Team
P W L T NR Pts NRR
  Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Namibia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000

     Advance to Super 12s


19 October 2020
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19 October 2020
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21 October 2020
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21 October 2020
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23 October 2020
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23 October 2020
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Super 12Edit

Group 1Edit

Team
P W L T NR Pts NRR
  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  West Indies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  A1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  B2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000

     Advance to Knockout stage


24 October 2020
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25 October 2020
14:00
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A1
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B2


27 October 2020
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B2

28 October 2020
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29 October 2020
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A1

30 October 2020
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B2

31 October 2020
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31 October 2020
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A1

2 November 2020
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A1

3 November 2020
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3 November 2020
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B2

6 November 2020
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B2


7 November 2020
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A1

Group 2Edit

Team
P W L T NR Pts NRR
  Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  B1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
  A2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000

     Advance to Knockout stage


24 October 2020
19:00 (D/N)
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India  
v

26 October 2020
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A2

26 October 2020
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B1

28 October 2020
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B1

29 October 2020
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India  
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A2

30 October 2020
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1 November 2020
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1 November 2020
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  India

2 November 2020
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A2
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B1

4 November 2020
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5 November 2020
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A2

5 November 2020
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India  
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B1

7 November 2020
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A2

8 November 2020
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B1

8 November 2020
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  India

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
 
 
 
 
 
 

Semi-finalsEdit

11 November 2020
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TBC

12 November 2020
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TBC

FinalEdit

15 November 2020
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TBC

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