Calendar, dates and TV schedule

Calendar, dates and TV schedule

Calendar, dates and schedule of the 2022 T20 Cricket World Cup - PA

Calendar, dates and schedule of the 2022 T20 Cricket World Cup – PA

The Men’s T20 World Cup returns next month, less than a year since Australia won the previous edition of the tournament. And Alex Hales looks ready to open the bar for England Down Under as his three-year exile with the national team draws to a close after Jonny Bairstow’s odd injury.

During his time away from international cricket, Hales continued to be one of the top T20 opener players in the world. He was the top scorer of Big Bash 2020/21 and played a key role when Trent Rockets won the Hundred this season

Can Hales help a new England T20 team topple Australia at home? Australians were relatively unimaginative before winning last year’s T20 World Cup in the UAE, but they are expected to perform at home.

When is it?

The cricket tournament kicks off with Sri Lanka taking on Namibia on 16 October. It lasts almost a month with the final scheduled for November 13th.

Where is it taking place?

Australia will defend the title at home. Matches are taking place across the country at MCG, The SCG, Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Perth Stadium, Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Kardina Park in Geelong.

How can I watch?

Each match of the tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

How does the tournament work?

The first round of the T20 World Cup involves eight teams that have had to face a qualifying round: Namibia, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands in Group A and then Ireland, Scotland, Zimbabwe and the West Indies in Group B.

Basically, forming the preliminary stage, the winner and runner-up of each group move on to the next group stage, joining the teams already qualified. Then Australia, Afghanistan, England, New Zealand and Group A winner and Group B runner-up will be in Group 1, while Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Group B winner and Group A runner-up make up Group 2.

After facing each other in the group, the top two of each group of the Super 12 phase move on to the knockout phase, consisting of semi-finals and final, the latter on 13 November.

What’s the latest news?

Alex Hales returns to England’s white ball team after Jonny Bairstow sustained a suspected fracture to his leg in a freak accident on the golf course and was barred from the T20 World Cup.

The Yorkshireman suffered the injury hours after being named Jos Buttler’s tournament opener in place of ax Jason Roy.

Hales hasn’t played international cricket in three years, but he has a very good T20i record, averaging 31 with a hit rate of 137 in his 60 games. During the 2014 World Cup he scored an unbeaten 116 against Sri Lanka, who remains the only century since an English hitter in a world cup of 20.

How should England do it?

Under new white ball coach Matthew Mott, England did not fare very well. They lost their two recent T20 series to South Africa and India and have only seven away games in Pakistan and a three-game series against Australia to get fit before their first match of the tournament, against Afghanistan on 22. October.

They entered last year’s tournament as favorites before losing to New Zealand in the semifinals and have the firepower to go all the way. But they could make some confidence-boosting wins before it all begins.

What are the latest odds?

  • Australia 10/3

  • India 10/3

  • England 23/5

  • New Zealand 46/5

  • Pakistan 46/5

  • South Africa 10/1

Information correct as of September 5th

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