The Ultimate Guide to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 promises to be a watershed moment for cricket, marking a record-breaking celebration of the sport with 20 teams competing over a span of 29 days, from June 1 to June 29. Co-hosted by the USA and West Indies, this ninth edition of the tournament is poised to captivate audiences worldwide with its vibrant atmosphere, competitive cricket, and cultural diversity.

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Tournament Format

Group Stage

The competition begins with the Group Stage, where the 20 teams are distributed into four groups of five. Each team is guaranteed to play four matches within their group, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Super 8s stage.

Super 8s

In the Super 8s, the eight successful teams from the group stage are split into two new groups. They compete in a round-robin format, with each team playing three matches. The top two teams from each Super 8s group will then move on to the semi-finals, setting the stage for high-stakes cricket.

Knockout Rounds

The tournament crescendos with the semi-finals and the final. The semi-finals pit the top teams from the Super 8s against each other, leading to the final showdown in Barbados on June 29. This one-off match will determine the champion of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Venues and Locations

USA Venues

  • Lauderhill, Florida
  • Dallas, Texas
  • New York, New York (featuring the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, a pivotal venue hosting the India vs. Pakistan match on June 9)

Caribbean Venues

Matches will also be played across six nations in the Caribbean with notable semi-final venues in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, with the grand finale set in Barbados.

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Teams and Groups

Group A

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • USA
  • Ireland
  • Canada

Group B

  • England
  • Australia
  • Namibia
  • Scotland
  • Oman

Group C

  • West Indies
  • New Zealand
  • Afghanistan
  • Uganda
  • Papua New Guinea

Group D

  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Netherlands
  • Nepal

Fixtures

Here’s the fixture list for the T20 World Cup 2024:

Date Match Location Time
Sat, 1 Jun USA v CANADA Dallas 07:30 PM
Sun, 2 Jun WEST INDIES v PAPUA NEW GUINEA Guyana 10:30 AM
Sun, 2 Jun NAMIBIA v OMAN Barbados 08:30 PM
Mon, 3 Jun SL v SOUTH AFRICA New York 09:30 AM
Mon, 3 Jun AFGHANISTAN v UGANDA Guyana 08:30 PM
Tue, 4 Jun ENGLAND v SCOTLAND Barbados 10:30 AM
Tue, 4 Jun NETHERLANDS v NEPAL Dallas 10:30 AM
Wed, 5 Jun INDIA v IRELAND New York 09:30 AM
Wed, 5 Jun PAPUA NEW GUINEA v UGANDA Guyana 07:30 PM
Wed, 5 Jun AUSTRALIA v OMAN Barbados 08:30 PM
Thu, 6 Jun USA v PAKISTAN Dallas 10:30 AM
Thu, 6 Jun NAMIBIA v SCOTLAND Barbados 03:00 PM
Fri, 7 Jun CANADA v IRELAND New York 09:30 AM
Fri, 7 Jun NEW ZEALAND v AFGHANISTAN Guyana 07:30 PM
Fri, 7 Jun SRI LANKA v BANGLADESH Dallas 07:30 PM
Sat, 8 Jun NETHERLANDS v SOUTH AFRICA New York 09:30 AM
Sat, 8 Jun AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND Barbados 01:00 PM
Sat, 8 Jun WEST INDIES v UGANDA Guyana 08:30 PM
Sun, 9 Jun INDIA v PAKISTAN New York 09:30 AM
Sun, 9 Jun OMAN v SCOTLAND Antigua 01:00 PM
Mon, 10 Jun SOUTH AFRICA v BANGLADESH New York 09:30 AM
Tue, 11 Jun PAKISTAN v CANADA New York 09:30 AM
Tue, 11 Jun SRI LANKA v NEPAL Florida 07:30 PM
Tue, 11 Jun AUSTRALIA v NAMIBIA Antigua 08:30 PM
Wed, 12 Jun USA v INDIA New York 09:30 AM
Wed, 12 Jun WEST INDIES v NEW ZEALAND Trinidad 08:30 PM
Thu, 13 Jun ENGLAND v OMAN Antigua 03:00 PM
Thu, 13 Jun BANGLADESH v NETHERLANDS St. Vincent 10:30 AM
Thu, 13 Jun AFGHANISTAN v PAPUA NEW GUINEA Trinidad 08:30 PM
Fri, 14 Jun USA v IRELAND Florida 10:30 AM
Fri, 14 Jun SOUTH AFRICA v NEPAL St. Vincent 07:30 PM
Fri, 14 Jun NEW ZEALAND v UGANDA Trinidad 08:30 PM
Sat, 15 Jun INDIA v CANADA Florida 10:30 AM
Sat, 15 Jun NAMIBIA v ENGLAND Antigua 01:00 PM
Sat, 15 Jun AUSTRALIA v SCOTLAND St. Lucia 08:30 PM
Sun, 16 Jun PAKISTAN v IRELAND Florida 10:30 AM
Sun, 16 Jun BANGLADESH v NEPAL St. Vincent 07:30 PM
Sun, 16 Jun SRI LANKA v NETHERLANDS St. Lucia 08:30 PM
Mon, 17 Jun NEW ZEALAND v PAPUA NEW GUINEA Trinidad 10:30 AM
Mon, 17 Jun WEST INDIES v AFGHANISTAN St. Lucia 08:30 PM
Wed, 19 Jun A2 v D1 Antigua 10:30 AM
Wed, 19 Jun B1 v C2 St. Lucia 08:30 PM
Thu, 20 Jun C1 v A1 Barbados 10:30 AM
Thu, 20 Jun B2 v D2 Antigua 08:30 PM
Fri, 21 Jun B1 v D1 St. Lucia 10:30 AM
Fri, 21 Jun A2 v C2 Barbados 08:30 PM
Sat, 22 Jun A1 v D2 Antigua 10:30 AM
Sat, 22 Jun C1 v B2 St. Vincent 08:30 PM
Sun, 23 Jun A2 v B1 Barbados 10:30 AM
Sun, 23 Jun C2 v D1 Antigua 08:30 PM
Mon, 24 Jun B2 v A1 St. Lucia 10:30 AM
Mon, 24 Jun C1 v D2 St. Vincent 08:30 PM
Wed, 26 Jun Semi 1 Trinidad 10:30 AM
Thu, 27 Jun Semi 2 Guyana 08:30 PM
Sat, 29 Jun Final Barbados 10:00 AM

T20 World Cup 2024 Warm-up Fixtures

Monday 27 May
Canada v Nepal, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30
Oman v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 15h00
Namibia v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00

Tuesday 28 May
Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30
Bangladesh v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30
Australia v Namibia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00

Wednesday 29 May
South Africa intra-squad, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30
Afghanistan v Oman, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 13h00

Thursday 30 May
Nepal v USA, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 10h30
Scotland v Uganda, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 10h30
Netherlands v Canada, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Grand Prairie, Texas 15h00
Namibia v Papua New Guinea, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago 15h00
West Indies v Australia, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 19h00

Friday 31 May
Ireland v Sri Lanka, Broward County Stadium, Broward County, Florida 10h30
Scotland v Afghanistan, Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago 10h30

Saturday 1 June
Bangladesh v India, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York, 10h30

All squads named for the T20 World Cup

Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Nangyal Kharoti, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik. Reserves: Sediq Atal, Hazratullah Zazai, Saleem Safi

Australia: Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. Travelling Reserves: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matt Short

Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Taskin Ahmed, Litton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Shakib Al Hasan, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmud Ullah Riyad, Jaker Ali Anik, Tanvir Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib. Travelling reserves: Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud

Canada: Saad Bin Zafar (c), Aaron Johnson, Ravinderpal Singh, Navneet Dhaliwal, Kaleem Sana, Dilon Heyliger, Jeremy Gordon, Nikhil Dutta, Pargat Singh, Nicholas Kirton, Rayyankhan Pathan, Junaid Siddiqui, Dilpreet Bajwa, Shreyas Movva, Rishiv Joshi. Reserves: Tajinder Singh, Aaditya Varadharajan, Ammar Khalid, Jatinder Matharu, Parveen Kumar

England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj. Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young

Namibia: Gerhard Erasmus (c), Zane Green, Michael Van Lingen, Dylan Leicher, Ruben Trumpelmann, Jack Brassell, Ben Shikongo, Tangeni Lungameni, Niko Davin, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, JP Kotze, David Wiese, Bernard Scholtz, Malan Kruger, PD Blignaut

Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Aasif Sheikh, Anil Kumar Sah, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Rajbanshi, Karan KC, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratis GC, Sundeep Jora, Abinash Bohara, Sagar Dhakal, Kamal Singh Airee

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (c), Aryan Dutt, Bas de Leede, Kyle Klein, Logan van Beek, Max O’Dowd, Michael Levitt, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein, Saqib Zulfiqar, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, ⁠⁠Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh, Viv Kingma, Wesley Barresi. Travelling reserve: Ryan Klein

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee. Travelling Reserve: Ben Sears

Oman: Aqib Ilyas (c), Zeeshan Maqsood, Kashyap Prajapati, Pratik Athavale, Ayaan Khan, Shoaib Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Naseem Khushi, Mehran Khan, Bilal Khan, Rafiullah, Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, Shakeel Ahmad, Khalid Kail. Reserves: Jatinder Singh, Samay Shrivastava, Sufyan Mehmood, Jay Odedra

Papua New Guinea: Assadollah Vala (c), Alei Nao, Chad Soper, CJ Amini, Hila Vare, Hiri Hiri, Jack Gardner, John Kariko, Kabua Vagi Morea, Kipling Doriga, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Sema Kamea, Sese Bau, Tony Ura

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan

Scotland: Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross, Brad Currie, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Jack Jarvis, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Charlie Tear, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal

South Africa: Aiden Markram (c), Ottniel Baartman, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs

Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka. Travelling Reserves: Asitha Fernando, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Janith Liyanage.

Uganda: Brian Masaba (c), Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa, Cosmas Kyewuta, Dinesh Nakrani, Fred Achelam, Kenneth Waiswa, Alpesh Ramjani, Frank Nsubuga, Henry Ssenyondo, Bilal Hassun, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Juma Miyaji, Ronak Patel. Travelling Reserves: Innocent Mwebaze, Ronald Lutaaya

United States: Monank Patel (c), Aaron Jones, Andries Gous, Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Harmeet Singh, Jessy Singh, Milind Kumar, Nisarg Patel, Nitish Kumar, Noshtush Kenjige, Saurabh Nethralvakar, Shadley Van Schalkwyk, Steven Taylor, Shayan Jahangir. Reserve Players: Gajanand Singh, Juanoy Drysdale, Yasir Mohammad.

West Indies: Rovman Powell (c), Alzarri Joseph, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Shamar Joseph, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd

T20 World Cup 2024 guide
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Tickets for the T20 World Cup

With just one week to go until the historic opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 between the USA and Canada at Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas, additional tickets have been released for matches where General Admission allocations were previously sold out.

Cricket fans are encouraged to secure their seats for the largest ICC Men’s T20 World Cup ever at tickets.t20worldcup.com.

The event, featuring 20 international teams, will be played across nine venues in the USA and West Indies, offering a unique opportunity for regional cricket fans to witness the world’s best T20 cricketers compete in this premier global event.

The newly released tickets include the following matches (all times are local):

  • USA vs Canada: 1 June at 19:30 at Grand Prairie Stadium, Texas
  • India vs Ireland: 5 June at 10:30 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
  • USA vs Pakistan: 6 June at 10:30 at Grand Prairie Stadium, Texas
  • Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: 7 June at 19:30 at Grand Prairie Stadium, Texas
  • India vs USA: 12 June at 10:30 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium (NCICS), New York
  • India vs Canada: 16 June at 10:30 at Broward County Stadium, Florida

Additional general admission tickets have also been released for the first-ever World Cup match in New York between 2014 champions Sri Lanka and South Africa on 3 June.

For an elevated World Cup experience, fans can secure tickets to the Premium Club and the exclusive Diamond Club, which offer the best seats and the opportunity to meet cricket legends. Visit tickets.t20worldcup.com to purchase your tickets.

Tickets for matches hosted in the West Indies are also available at box offices in each of the six host countries.

Historical Context and Significance

England enters the tournament as the defending champions, having won the 2022 edition. This tournament is not only significant for its scale but also for being hosted in the USA, marking a significant step in cricket’s globalization.

Previous winners of the T20 World Cup

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has had a dynamic history since its inception in 2007, with several countries winning the prestigious tournament over the years.

The inaugural tournament in 2007 saw India clinching the title by narrowly defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in a thrilling final held in Johannesburg. This victory marked India’s emergence as a formidable force in the shortest format of the game​ .

Two years later, in 2009, Pakistan overcame their previous final defeat by securing the championship against Sri Lanka in London. This win was a redemption for them, as they won comfortably by eight wickets, showcasing a strong performance throughout the tournament​ .

Most sixes at the T20 World Cup

England grabbed their first T20 World Cup title in 2010, beating Australia by seven wickets. This victory was notable as it marked England’s first World Cup win across any format of cricket, reflecting a significant achievement in their cricket history​ .

The 2012 edition was dominated by the West Indies, who defeated Sri Lanka in the finals. This victory was their first in the T20 World Cup, which they won through a display of power-hitting that overpowered their opponents​ .

Sri Lanka took the trophy in 2014, overcoming India in the final. The win was emotionally significant as it provided a fitting farewell to Sri Lankan cricket legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara​ .

In 2016, the West Indies captured their second title, defeating England in a dramatic final that concluded with Carlos Brathwaite hitting four consecutive sixes in the last over. This remarkable finish cemented the match as one of the most memorable in T20 World Cup history​ .

After a hiatus, Australia won their first T20 World Cup in 2021 by defeating New Zealand. Mitchell Marsh played a key role, helping Australia chase down a significant target and secure the victory​ .

Most recently, in 2022, England won their second T20 World Cup title, defeating Pakistan in a closely contested final. This victory was marked by a strong team performance, particularly from Ben Stokes, who played a crucial inning to steer his team to victory​.

Throughout the years, the T20 World Cup has not only celebrated the spirit and excitement of short-format cricket but has also provided a platform for memorable performances and dramatic finishes that have captivated cricket fans worldwide.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is more than just a cricket tournament; it is a global festival celebrating the spirit of cricket across two continents. With its expanded format, diverse venues, and engaging activities, it promises to be an unforgettable experience for players, fans, and sports enthusiasts around the world.

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