T20 World Cup 2021: Fixture dates, schedule, competition format, England squad and how to follow the action as Eoin Morgan’s side eye glory
The T20 World Cup starts this weekend and England will be eyeing glory this autumn following their heartbreak in the 2016 final.
Eoin Morgan’s side were stunned by the West Indies in the last T20 tournament as Carlos Brathwaite hit FOUR sixes in the last over to smash his side to victory.
Now England will want to go one better and they get their campaign underway against the Windies on Saturday, October 23 in Dubai.
Morgan’s side will be without star all-rounder Ben Stokes but are the ICC’s top ranked side and will have high hopes of a successful competition.
India, Pakistan and New Zealand will be among the other sides eyeing the trophy.
T20 World Cup 2021: Date and format
The seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will take place in the United Arab Emirates and Oman after being relocated from India due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
It will begin on Sunday, October 17 with the First Round Group B clash between Oman and Papua New Guinea.
The First Round will see eight teams battle it out to reach the Super 12 stage.
As well as Oman and Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Scotland will all play three games each as they look to progress.
The Super 12 stage is made up of the original hosts India as well as the full ICC members England, Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies.
The Super 12 stage will get going on Saturday, October 23 with the first match seeing Australia face South Africa.
The 12 teams will be put into two groups and will each play five games in this stage. The top two from the groups will go into the semi-finals on Wednesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 11.
The final of the competition will then be held on Sunday, November 14 in Dubai.
T20 World Cup 2021: TV coverage and live stream
Fans in the UK will be able to watch the T20 World Cup live on Sky Sports.
Cricket fans can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.
talkSPORT will have updates throughout the tournament while talkSPORT.com will bring you plenty of news and reaction from Asia too.
England T20 World Cup 2021: England squad
Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Eoin Morgan (capt), Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserves: Reece Topley, Liam Dawson, James Vince.
T20 World Cup 2021: Full schedule (UK times listed)
Oman vs Papua New Guinea (10am)
Bangladesh vs Scotland (2pm)
Ireland vs Netherlands (10am)
Sri Lanka vs Namibia (2pm)
Scotland vs Papua New Guinea (10am)
Bangladesh vs Oman (2pm)
Namibia vs Netherlands (10am)
Sri Lanka vs Ireland (2pm)
Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea (10am)
Oman vs Scotland (2pm)
Namibia vs Ireland (10am)
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands (2pm)
Australia vs South Africa (10am)
England vs West Indies (2pm)
A1 vs B2 (10am)
India vs Pakistan (2pm)
Afghanistan vs B1 (2pm)
South Africa vs West Indies (10am)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2pm)
England vs B2 (10am)
B1 vs A2 (2pm)
Australia vs A1 (2pm)
West Indies vs B2 (10am)
Pakistan vs Afghanistan (2pm)
South Africa vs A1 (10am)
Australia vs England (2pm)
Afghanistan vs A2 (10am)
India vs New Zealand (2pm)
England vs A1 (2pm)
South Africa vs B2 (10am)
Pakistan vs A2 (2pm)
New Zealand vs B1 (10am)
India vs Afghanistan (2pm)
Australia vs B2 (10am)
West Indies vs A1 (2pm)
New Zealand vs A2 (10am)
India vs B1 (2pm)
Australia vs West Indies (10am)
England vs South Africa (2pm)
New Zealand vs Afghanistan (10am)
Pakistan vs B1 (2pm)
India vs A2 (2pm)
Semi-final 1 (2pm)
Semi-final 2 (2pm)