ICC World Cups: T20 in Australia and U19 in West Indies

ICC has announced their schedule for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia to be held in October 2022 and the U19 World Cup in West Indies is happening currently.

Source: icccricketschedule

Cricket, Cricket, and Cricket Everywhere!!!! It seems cricket is in the air. If we call this year, โ€˜the year of cricketโ€™, it wonโ€™t be wrong. ICC has announced their schedule for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia to be held in October 2022 and the U19 World Cup in West Indies is happening currently.

The T20 World cup is here again. 2021 session was amazing with wonderful performances. This year, it would be held in the second half of 2022. It will start on 18th October and wrap up with finals on 13th November. The world cup will be hosted by Australia at seven different avenues. 16 nations will participate in the tournament. 12 of them are confirmed, yet 4 will be determined via a Qualifying Round.

The tournament will kick off with the winners of 2021 Australia against runners-up New Zealand. The arch-rivals, Pak and India will face each other once again on 23rd Oct. This is going to be fun. Woohoo!!! We are so excited about it. Are you?

Groups

Group 1

England, New Zealand, Australia, and Afghanistan

Group 2

India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh

Qualifying Round 1:

*Group A: Srilanka, Namibia + 2 Qualifiers from Global Round

*Group B: West Indies, Scotland + 2 Qualifiers from Global Round

Source: ICC Cricket

Schedule

The tournament is divided into the following stages:

  • Global Qualifiers
  • The First Round
  • Super 12
  • Knock out Stages
  • Final

*Semi-finals will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Adelaide Oval. The Final will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

T20 WC Fixtures
Source: t20worldcup

Venues

  • The Gabba
  • Perth Stadium
  • Adelaide Oval
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Kardinia Park
  • Bellerive Oval

U19 World Cup Round-Up

  • South Africa won by 121 runs against Uganda
  • England won by 106 runs against Canada
  • Afghanistan 135 runs against Papua New Guinea
  • Australia won by 7 wickets against Scotland
  • India won by 174 runs against Ireland
  • England won by 189 runs against UAE
  • Bangladesh won by 8 wickets against Canada
  • Pakistan won by 24 runs against Afghanistan to reach the quarter-finals
  • Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets against WI reaching the quarter-finals.

The green shirts have been performing exceptionally well. They can soon be a part of the national team if they continue to be this brilliant. We are so proud of them.

*Haseeb Ullah Khan is the 6th Pakistan batter to make a 100 in U19 WC. The other players included Hasan Mohsin, Umair Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam twice, and Bazid Khan.

Pakistan’s position on the pointโ€™s table is very strong.

Source: ICC Cricket

We are thrilled to see the young guns in the quarter-finals. Wish them the best of luck and hope to see them in the finals.

New Rule: If COVID-19 breaks out in any camp, replacement players can be flown in to complete the squad. Currently, 5 players in the Indian U19 camp have tested positive and are in isolation now. More tests are being done to confirm the status of the remaining players.

Written by The Neemos

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