Cricket, Cricket, and Cricket Everywhere!!!! It seems cricket is in the air. If we call this year, ‘the year of cricket’, it won’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?
England, New Zealand, Australia, and Afghanistan
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
The tournament is divided into the following stages:
- Global Qualifiers
- The First Round
- Super 12
- Knock out Stages
*Semi-finals will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and Adelaide Oval. The Final will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
- 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
Congratulations to Pakistan U19 on qualifying for quarterfinals of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022. pic.twitter.com/7o0V9jv8hx
— Ibrahim Badees (@IbrahimBadees) January 20, 2022
- Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets against WI reaching the quarter-finals.
Sri Lanka Under 19s have booked their place in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2016 😍🙌🏆 #ApeKollo #U19CWC #SLvWI
More Info on U19 World Cup 👉 https://t.co/5C0dPiqIJF pic.twitter.com/nVOC4uPm5N
— ThePapare.com (@ThePapareSports) January 21, 2022
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.
The Balochistan-born Haseebullah Khan is the sixth batter from Pakistan to score a 100 in U19 Cricket World Cup.
The previous five: Hasan Mohsin (2016), Umair Masood (2016), Imam-ul-Haq (2014), Babar Azam twice (2012 and 2010) and Bazid Khan (1998). #U19CWC
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) January 17, 2022
Pakistan’s position on the point’s table is very strong.
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.