|Venues: United Arab Emirates and Oman Dates: 17 October-14 November|
|Protection: Reside Check Match Particular radio and textual content commentary on each match on BBC Radio 5 Reside Sports activities Additional & BBC Sport web site, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app.|
Virtually a yr later than anticipated, the boys’s T20 World Cup is about to get beneath manner.
The match, initially meant to be held in India, was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic however, 364 days later, it’s going to get began within the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
Qualifying for the ultimate 4 spots in the primary draw begins on Sunday, with Eire and Scotland amongst these in rivalry.
The ‘Tremendous 12’ group phases then start on Saturday, 23 October, with Australia opening the match towards South Africa from 11:00 BST.
They are going to be adopted by England, finalists in 2016, who will face defending champions West Indies at 15:00.
Crowds on the stadiums within the UAE and Oman can be capped at 70%.
There can be commentary of each ball of each sport by the Check Match Particular workforce on BBC Radio 5 Reside Sports activities Additional, in addition to reside textual content commentaries on the BBC Sport web site and app.
How does it work?
|Group 1||Group 2|
|South Africa||New Zealand|
|Qualifier (A1)||Qualifier (A2)|
|Qualifier (B2)||Qualifier (B1)|
It is easy – every workforce performs each workforce of their group as soon as, with the highest two advancing to the knockout phases.
The Tremendous 12 group phases run from 23 October to eight November, with the semi-finals on 10 and 11 November.
The ultimate, which can be held at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium, takes place on 14 November.
The highest 9 groups within the ICC rankings have been assured of a spot within the match, whereas eight groups will face off in a qualifying competitors to achieve the group phases.
Eire, Namibia, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Oman, Scotland and Papua New Guinea will compete for the ultimate 4 spots when qualifying will get beneath manner on Sunday.
Are England the favourites?
England want to add the T20 world title to their 50-over World Cup crown, which they received in thrilling style in entrance of a packed Lord’s in 2019.
They begin the match because the top-ranked T20 workforce they usually reached the ultimate in 2016, the place they have been undone by some final-over brilliance from Carlos Brathwaite.
They’ve the world primary T20 batter of their facet in Dawid Malan, whereas Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid make a formidable spin duo.
The absence of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes is a blow – not least for the arrogance Stokes’ presence appears to supply England in each format – however they’ve a well-stocked tempo assault, with the return of left-arm quick bowler Tymal Mills providing them some extent of distinction.
India, led by Virat Kohli in his last outing as T20 captain, will seemingly be England’s largest menace, with a lot of their squad having skilled these situations within the Indian Premier League.
Overwhelmed 50-over World Cup finalists New Zealand boast a robust bowling assault, whereas West Indies have arguably a extra rounded line-up than the facet that clinched the trophy 5 years in the past.
Who’re the important thing gamers?
Babar Azam (Pakistan, captain) – 61 T20is; Runs 2,204; Common 48.56; Highest rating 122
Second within the batting rankings, Babar’s aggression and clear hitting makes him one of the crucial thrilling gamers to look at.
Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 41 T20is; Wickets 51; Common 21.82; Greatest figures 3-11
The main wicket-taker on the 2019 World Cup, Starc’s tempo and slower balls make him a key determine initially and finish of an innings.
Nicholas Pooran (West Indies) – 41 T20is; Runs 634; Common 22.64; Highest rating 62*
One of the naturally gifted batters round, Pooran has expertise in T20 leagues around the globe, and will provide consistency for the defending champions.
Adil Rashid (England) – 62 T20is; Wickets 65; Common 24.29; Greatest figures 4-35
Not many gamers can hit Rashid out of the assault. The stress he applies within the center overs has been essential to England’s latest success.
What occurred final time?
Keep in mind the identify?
5 years in the past in Kolkata, West Indies wanted 19 runs off the ultimate over towards England to say their second international T20 title.
With Stokes bowling, Brathwaite hit the primary 4 balls for six to clinch victory and spark large celebrations together with his team-mates.
There’s some aid for England followers this time round – Brathwaite can be safely behind the microphone as a part of Check Match Particular’s commentary workforce.