For cricket fans all over the globe, the T20 cricket world cup has great significance. The enthusiasm and excitement of the fans show that it’s not something to be taken lightly. Due to the pandemic, delivering such events safely has become extremely tough.
Originally, in August 2020, the seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament was planned to be hosted in India, for the first time. However, because of the current COVID-19 situation in the world, the board decided to postpone the event until 2021. Also, ICC announced the countries that were selected to be backup venues for the world cup.
Finally, the CEO of ICC Geoff Allardice has confirmed that the tournament will be held at one of the backup venues. That is because, in India, the situation of the pandemic has gone out of control. And, in the last few months, it has continued to worsen. So, to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone, UAE would host the World Cup.
Thankfully, 2021 is not going to be as depressing as last year for the cricket admires. With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is staged in the UAE and Oman, international cricket is making a smashing comeback.
The host of the tournament is BCCI. The matches are scheduled in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the famous Dubai International Stadium, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground. To play Platin Casino Ireland.
UAE has been proven to be a wonderful international host of events that include multiple teams in a bio-secure space. The Emirates Cricket Board and Oman Cricket are already upgrading their stadium to provide the best experience for the fans. We are certain that fans will enjoy this beautiful celebration of cricket.
Depending on the team rankings as of 20 March 2021, the groups have been announced. Group one has two former winners i.e, England, West Indies, with Australia, South Africa, and two qualifiers from Round 1. On the other hand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand, and India, with the other two qualifiers from Round 1 are joining them in Group two of Super 12s.
A total of sixteen cricket teams will participate in this humongous event. Although there are multiple teams that are in their prime, only one team will have the honor to take the cup to their country.
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After their victory in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the England team is working hard to maintain their success streak. Also, in this tournament, the group of the main players is the same. Not to be outdone, five years ago, England fell short against the West Indies in the final match. So this time, in the Super 12 of this tournament, it will be enthralling to see these two teams against each other.
Because of their brilliant performance in all departments, Indian cricket ranks number two on the list. Under the supervision of the best captain of all time, Virat Kohli, it won’t be easy to defeat the Indian team.
As the team has played IPL recently, they are in great form. The most awaited match would be between Pakistan and India. Every time these two teams meet, the viewers witness a spectacular view.
The team has their confidence at a very high level, as they have tasted glory in the ODI and test cricket. Now, they will have their eyes on the T20 world cup to get two wins in a row. Team India was never able to defeat New Zealand. So, it will be thrilling to see if they will be able to maintain that record.
The men in green have some of the best bowlers of the world this time. They won their last match against Zimbabwe. Also, in 2009, they unexpectedly won the tournament. At that time, the Sri Lankan team was invincible. Yet, they amazed the whole world by showcasing their potential in the final.
Fortunately, the cricket board has decided to forge ahead with the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup. Regardless of which team you support, it will be fantastic to see some action in the stadium once again.