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2022 ICC World Twenty20

The 8th edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will be held in Australia from October 16, 2022 to November 13, 2022. Australia, which won the 2021 tournament, is the defending champion, and defeated New Zealands in the finals in 2021.


45 matches will be played in seven cities across Australia. The names of the cities and the venues where they would be played include Melbourne Cricket Stadium, Perth Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground , Bellerive Oval, Adelaide Oval, the Gabba and Kardinia Park.


In total 16 teams will play in the tournament. Of these, 10 are full members and 6 associate members. The full member teams include India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The six Associate Members that qualified through the 2021 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier include, Netherlands, UAE, Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and Namibia. Eight of the full member teams, excluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, have already been selected in the Super 10 stage.

The format

In the First Phase, two sets of four teams compete in a round-robin format. The top two squads from each group advance to the Super 12. The eight nations playing in the First Round are Sri Lanka, Scotland, Namibia, and the West Indies, the four lowest-ranked nations that have already entered for the competition at the cut-off point.

They would be complemented by two teams from each of the 2022 Qualifier events. Ireland and the UAE advanced in Qualifier A in Oman in February, while the Netherlands and Zimbabwe won Qualifier B in Zimbabwe in July 2022. The best squad from Group A and the second-placed squad from Group B compete in Group 1 of the Super 12s, while the top team from Group B and the second-placed team from Group A compete in Group 2.

The Super 12 stage consists of two groups of six teams playing a round-robin format, with the finalists from each group advancing to the knock-out game. The knock-out stage comprises two semi-finals and the Final on November 13 at the MCG.

Last Updated on : October 19, 2022