ICC T20 World Cup dates, odds, schedule and teams

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Expect plenty of thrills and spills as the stars of cricket head Down Under for the latest instalment of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Australia head into the home tournament as defending champions after beating New Zealand by eight wickets in last year’s final.


This edition was meant to be played in 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, although the 2021 competition took place as planned. It is scheduled to take place from Sunday, October 16 to Sunday, November 13.

T20 World Cup odds are on the Paddy Power website, otherwise everything you need to know about the tournament including the date, fixtures and participating teams can be found below.

ICC T20 World Cup teams

Group A: Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates
Group B: Ireland, Scotland, West Indies, Zimbabwe

The top two from each group progress to the Super 12 to join the big boys of international cricket.

Group 1: Afghanistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, Group A Winner, Group B Second
Group 2: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Group B Winner, Group A Second

The top two from each group progress to the semi-finals.

ICC T20 World Cup schedule

October 16: Sri Lanka v Namibia (05:00)
October 16: UAE v Netherlands (09:00)
October 17: West Indies v Scotland (05:00)
October 17: Zimbabwe v Ireland (09:00)
October 18: Namibia v Netherlands (05:00)
October 18: Sri Lanka v UAE (09:00)
October 19: Scotland v Ireland (05:00)
October 19: West Indies v Zimbabwe (09:00)
October 20: Netherlands v Sri Lanka (05:00)
October 20: Namibia v UAE (09:00)
October 21: Ireland v West Indies (05:00)
October 21: Scotland v Zimbabwe (09:00)

October 22: Australia v New Zealand (08:00)
October 22: England v Afghanistan (12:00)
October 23: Group A Winner v Group B Second (05:00)
October 23: India v Pakistan (09:00)
October 24: Bangladesh v Group A Second (05:00)
October 24: South Africa v Group B Winner (09:00)
October 25: Australia v Group A Winner (12:00)
October 26: Group B Second v England (05:00)
October 26: New Zealand v Afghanistan (09:00)
October 27: South Africa v Bangladesh (04:00)
October 27: Group A Second v India (08:00)
October 27: Pakistan v Group B Winner (12:00)
October 28: Afghanistan v Group B Second (05:00)
October 28: Australia v England (09:00)
October 29: New Zealand v Group A winner (09:00)
October 30: Bangladesh v Group B Winner (03:00)
October 30: Group A Second v Pakistan (07:00)
October 30: India v South Africa (11:00)
October 31: Australia v Group B Second (08:00)
November 1: Afghanistan v Group A Winner (04:00)
November 1: England v New Zealand (08:00)
November 2: Group B Winner v Group A Second (04:00)
November 2: India v Bangladesh (08:00)
November 3: Pakistan v South Africa (08:00)
November 4: Group B Second v New Zealand (04:00)
November 4: Australia v Afghanistan (08:00)
November 5: Group A Winner v England (08:00)
November 6: South Africa v Group B Second (00:00)
November 6: Pakistan v Bangladesh (04:00)
November 6: Group B Winner v India (08:00)

November 9: Quarter-Final 1 Winner v Quarter-Final 4 Winner (08:00)
November 10: Quarter-Final 3 Winner v Quarter-Final 2 Winner (08:00)

November 13: Semi-Final 2 Winner v Semi-Final 1 Winner (08:00)

ICC T20 World Cup odds

You can see the latest T20 World Cup odds on paddypower.com and the prices of the leading contenders via our snazzy widgets below.

Despite sitting sixth in the ICC world rankings, Australia are the favourites to retain the T20 World Cup on home soil.

England, bidding to win the title for a second time, are next in the betting having climbed to second in the world rankings.

India top the world rankings but the cricket-mad nation have not lifted the trophy since the inaugural tournament in 2007.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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