It’s no secret that the invention of T20 has changed the landscape of cricket. Fast and furious, T20 has given rise to world-acclaimed tournaments such as the IPL and Big Bash, and has completely revolutionized the way that the game is played.

Despite the crammed schedules of international cricket, the ICC was quick to recognize T20’s place in the game, and in 2007 the first ever T20 World Cup was held. Taking place every two years, one of cricket’s most iconic tournaments is quickly coming into view, with the 2024 edition of the tournament due to be held in the West Indies and the USA from June 1 to 29.

This will be the first time that a major international cricket tournament has been held in the USA, and there are high hopes that the competition will attract new audiences and see the country become much more interested in the global game.

With this cricketing bonanza almost upon us, in this guide we will reveal everything you need to know about the upcoming tournament, breaking down the schedule, where the games will be played, who will be competing and, more importantly, who stands a chance of winning.

When is the 2024 T20 World Cup?

The 2024 T20 World Cup will take place throughout June. The tournament will be co-hosted by the USA and the West Indies, with the opening match between hosts the USA and rivals Canada taking place in Dallas on June 1. The 2024 edition of the tournament will be the biggest in history, and in total, 55 matches will be played, with the final taking place on June 29 in Barbados.

T20 World Cup 2024 venues

During the T20 2024 World Cup, nine different venues will be used across the USA and the West Indies.

  • US venues: Lauderhill (Florida), New York, Dallas
  • West Indies venues: Guyana, Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad, Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia

Matches will only be held in the USA during the initial group stage of the tournament. The Super 8, semi-finals and final will all be held in the West Indies.

ICC T20 World Cup groups

As previously mentioned, the 2024 edition of the T20 World Cup is set to be the biggest edition of the tournament ever held.

Traditionally, cricket has been dominated by established nations that have been playing the game for decades. India, England, South Africa, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have all dominated the cricketing landscape, and it has been hard for developing nations to have a chance of competing at the very highest level.

Recent World Cups have seen the likes of Bangladesh and Afghanistan emerge to the fore, and the ICC is hoping that the 2024 World Cup will provide a platform for these developing nations to perform.

In this tournament, there will be four groups of five teams, with each side playing the other once and with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the Super 8 phase of the tournament. Here are each of the groups and the finalized T20 World Cup 2024 team list. 

GROUP A (matches to be played in the USA)

India, Pakistan, USA, Ireland, Canada

GROUP B (matches to be played in the West Indies)

England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, Oman

GROUP C (matches to be played in the West Indies)

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

GROUP D (matches to be played in the USA)

South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Nepal

It is widely expected that India, Pakistan, England, Australia, West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka will all reach the Super 8 phase of the tournament, but as this tournament has proven in the past, surprises can definitely happen!

T20 World Cup 2024 schedule

Below are all of the key dates you will need for your diary:

Phase of the tournamentDates
Initial group phaseJune 1 to June 17
Super 8 phaseJune 19 to June 24
Semi-finalsJune 26 and June 27
FinalJune 29

Who will win the 2024 T20 World Cup?

As is often the case with the T20 World Cup, when it comes to making T20 World Cup predictions, there are various teams that will be hoping to have a major chance of success. 

Considering the strength of the T20 game in the country, it is surprising that India have only won the tournament on one occasion. However, with a team that is absolutely loaded with talent, India will start the tournament as favorites.

Since winning this tournament back in 2007, India have been beaten semi-finalists in both 2016 and 2022, and have only reached the final on one other occasion, which came back in 2014. For a team with the infrastructure and resources that India possess, their performances at this tournament simply haven’t been good enough and they will travel to this year’s edition desperate for success.

When this tournament was last held in 2022, England became the first team in history to hold world titles across both the 50-over and 20-over formats. The England side that was victorious in 2022 has a different look to it, but the squad has been boosted by the return of Jofra Archer, and captain Joss Buttler has the ability to alter the momentum of any match. Although they won’t start the tournament as outright favorites, if England can perform to their abilities, then they have a good chance of going all the way.

Looking to follow on from England’s lead in being multi-format World Champions are Australia. Surprise winners of the 50-over World Cup last year, Australia will be looking to land their second T20 World Cup title.

Australia’s strengths very much rest in their bowling and it could be argued that on pitches that will favor seam bowling, they will head into the tournament with the best attack. Due to their incredible strength and depth, they can’t be discounted.

Other teams hoping to make a splash will be South Africa and Pakistan. Both are hugely talented and have proven that on their day, they can beat anybody. However, whether they have the consistency to go the distance remains to be seen.

The big matches to look out for

It’s likely that the tournament will come to life in the Super 8 phase of the competition and the organizers will be hoping that the game’s superpowers will be able to reach this phase of the competition. There is a likelihood that the group phase of the tournament could see some one-sided matches. However, there are a couple of mouth-watering clashes to look forward to.

India vs Pakistan

India and Pakistan will lock horns on June 9 in New York and hundreds of millions of people will be tuning into the action all over the world. Due to political tensions between the two countries, the only time when these two old rivals meet is in ICC tournaments often held away from the subcontinent. New York is a fitting venue for the match to be held and Pakistan will be desperate for revenge, having lost each of the last three contests between the teams.

Australia vs England

Australia and England will renew their rivalry on June 8 in Barbados, and both will be looking to put down a significant marker ahead of bigger matches to come later in the tournament.

The match-up between the two sides will see the defending T20 Champions and 50-over Champions meet and each side will be desperate to end the contest on top.

West Indies vs Afghanistan

On paper, it appears as though New Zealand should progress out of Group C, but one of the most exciting matches looks to be between the West Indies and Afghanistan. The West Indies will have high hopes that they will be able to reach the Super 8 phase of the tournament and make a deep run in front of their own fans. Former champions of this event back in 2016 and 2012, the West Indies have a fine record in this competition. However, their match against Afghanistan could prove to be critical if they are to advance out of their group.

Current T20 world champions

Following their success in Australia two years ago, England will be looking to become the first side since the tournament started to successfully defend their T20 crown. After a poor showing at last year’s 50-over World Cup, England will be determined to advance deep in this year’s competition.

T20 World Cup fun facts

Who has won the most T20 World Cups?

The T20 World Cup winners list represents some of the biggest nations in the game. England and the West Indies have won the most T20 World Cups with two wins apiece. Other winners have been India, Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

How many times have India won the T20 World Cup?

India have only won the T20 World Cup once. Their victory came in the tournament’s first ever edition back in 2007.

Who has scored the most T20 World Cup runs?

Virat Kohli has scored the most T20 World Cup runs in history. Selected once again for this competition, he will look to increase his lead even further.

Who has taken the most T20 World Cup wickets?

Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most T20 World Cup wickets. Back to spearhead the Bangladesh bowling attack once more, much of his country’s chances will rely on his arm.

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