The men’s T20 World Cup takes centre stage during October and November and promises to be a thrilling celebration of international cricket.
Reigning champions Australia are hosting the event and will be eager to retain the title. However, no team has achieved that feat since the tournament was launched.
Read on as we look at the cricket T20 World Cup schedule before offering our thoughts on which team will lift the prestigious trophy.
Cricket T20 World Cup Schedule (BST)
Sunday, October 16
Sri Lanka vs Namibia (5.00 am)
UAE vs Netherlands (9.00 am)
Monday, October 17
West Indies vs Scotland (5.00 am)
Ireland vs Zimbabwe (9.00 am)
Tuesday, October 18
Namibia vs Netherlands (5.00 am)
Sri Lanka vs UAE (9.00 am)
Wednesday, October 19
Scotland vs Ireland (Hobart, 5.00 am)
West Indies vs Zimbabwe (Hobart, 9.00 am)
Thursday, October 20
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands (Geelong, 5.00 am)
Namibia vs UAE (Geelong, 9.00 am)
Friday, October 21
West Indies vs Ireland (Hobart, 5.00 am)
Scotland vs Zimbabwe (Hobart, 9.00 am)
Saturday, October 22
New Zealand vs Australia (Sydney, 8.00 am)
England vs Afghanistan (Perth, 12.00 pm)
Sunday, October 23
A1 vs B2 (Hobart, 5.00 am)
India vs Pakistan (Melbourne, 9.00 am)
Monday, October 24
Bangladesh vs A2 (Hobart, 5.00 am)
South Africa vs B2 (Hobart, 9.00 am)
Tuesday, October 25
Australia vs A1 (Perth, 12.00 pm)
Wednesday, October 26
England vs B2 (Melbourne, 5.00 am)
New Zealand vs Afghanistan (Melbourne, 9.00 am)
Thursday, October 27
South Africa vs Bangladesh (Sydney, 4.00 am)
India vs B2 (Sydney, 8.00 am)
Pakistan vs B1 (Perth, 12.00pm)
Friday, October 28
Afghanistan vs B2 (Melbourne, 5.00 am)
England v Australia (Melbourne, 9.00 am)
Saturday, October 29
New Zealand vs A1 (Sydney, 9.00 am)
Sunday, October 30
Bangladesh vs B1 (Brisbane, 3.00 am)
Pakistan vs A2 (Perth, 7.00 am)
India vs South Africa (Perth, 11.00 am)
Monday, October 31
Australia vs B2 (Brisbane, 8.00 am)
Tuesday, November 1
Afghanistan vs A1 (Brisbane, 4.00 am)
England vs New Zealand (Gabba, 8.00 am)
Wednesday, November 2
B1 v A2 (Adelaide, 4.00 am)
India v Bangladesh (Adelaide, 8.00 am)
Thursday, November 3
Pakistan vs South Africa (Sydney, 8.00 am)
Friday, November 4
New Zealand vs B2 (Adelaide, 4.00 am)
Australia vs Afghanistan (Adelaide, 8.00 am)
Saturday, November 5
England vs A1 (Sydney, 8.00 am)
Sunday, November 6
South Africa vs A1 (Adelaide, 12.00 am)
Pakistan vs Bangladesh (Adelaide, 4.00 am)
India vs B1 (Melbourne, 8.00 am)
Wednesday, November 9
Semi-final (Sydney, 8.00 am)
Thursday, November 10
Semi-final (Adelaide, 8.00 am)
Sunday, November 13
Final (Melbourne, 8.00 am)
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There is little to choose between Australia, India and England in the outright betting, and all three teams should go a long way at the tournament.
Australia bounced back from a slow start at the 2021 tournament to defeat New Zealand in the final, but going back-to-back at the T20 World Cup is not easy.
They have been drawn against England and New Zealand in the opening phase and will need to be at their best to retain the trophy.
India had a torrid time at last year’s tournament but are strongly fancied to put up a much better showing this time around.
They should progress to the semi-finals without too much difficulty, although that may be the limit of what they achieve this year.
India are fancied to reach the semi-finals but may find it difficult to progress any further given the strength of their potential opponents at that stage.
New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan should also be competitive, but we have a sneaky feeling this could be England’s year.
They head into this tournament with a point to prove after coming up short against the Black Caps in the last four in 2021.
England have plenty of strength in depth in their squad, and they look a good bet to finally get their hands on the prestigious trophy.
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