The T20 World Cup 2021 is the seventh edition of the 20-over World Cup, and one that promises to garner plenty of attention. The T20 World Cup returns after a gap of five years, with the previous edition being held back in the year 2016 in which West Indies emerged victorious and became two-time T20 World Cup Champions. The tournament, originally scheduled to take place in India, was moved to Oman and the UAE, but despite the change in venue, the sheen of the prestigious ICC event remains intact. The winner of the World Cup will take home a cheque of $1.6 million in prize money, whereas the runner-up will receive half the amount. The playing conditions for the tournament will see the introduction of a scheduled two-and-a-half minute drinks intervals at the 10-over mark of each innings in every match. Also, in a monumental move, the Decision Review System (DRS) would be making its debut at the T20 WC.
- While analysing New Zealand's T20 WC final loss to Australia, former India opener Gautam Gambhir said he was left extremely disappointed with the Black Caps' performance in the second half.
- The ICC has confirmed the dates and venues for next year's T20 World Cup which will be played in Australia.
- In the video, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis were seen recreating Daniel Riccardio's 'shoey' celebration - they poured beer into their shoes and drank out of it.
SUPER 12 GROUP 1
Teams M W L T NR PTS NRREngland 5 4 1 0 0 8 +2.464Australia 5 4 1 0 0 8 +1.216South Africa 5 4 1 0 0 8 +0.739Sri Lanka 5 2 3 0 0 4 -0.269West Indies 5 1 4 0 0 2 -1.641Bangladesh 5 0 5 0 0 0 -2.383
SUPER 12 GROUP 2
Teams M W L T NR PTS NRRPakistan 5 5 0 0 0 10 +1.583New Zealand 5 4 1 0 0 8 +1.162India 5 3 2 0 0 6 +1.747Afghanistan 5 2 3 0 0 4 +1.053Namibia 5 1 4 0 0 2 -1.890Scotland 5 0 5 0 0 0 -3.543
- With David Warner hitting purple patch in the T20 World Cup, franchises would be smacking their lips to bag the services of the Australia opening batter in the IPL mega auction ahead of the 2022 edition.
- Skipper Kane Williamson was subjected to a cruel press conference with the Australian cricket team breaking into wild celebrations right next door.
- Two months after being dropped from Sunrisers Hyderabad's Playing XI in the IPL 2021, David Warner emerged as the Player of the Tournament as Australia recorded their maiden T20 World Cup win.