ICC has announced the dates of the T20 World Cup which is going to be held in Australia in 2020. This is the first time that both the events for men and women will be held in the same year and in the same country.
The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to be held in Australia from February 21 to March 8 in 2020. In the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 10 teams will compete across 23 matches and the opening match will be played between the defending champions i.e. Australia against India.
The 10 teams are divided into 2 groups of 5 each. While Australia, New Zealand national cricket team, India and Sri Lanka form the Group A, England, Windies, South Africa, and Pakistan lie in Group B.
The Final of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 will take place on 8 March 2020 at the MCG, Melbourne.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to be held in Australia from 24 October to November 15 in 2020. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 tournament will feature 12 teams, these teams will play 45 matches to decide the Champion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020. The top 8 teams in the rankings as of December 31, 2018, have earned a direct place in the Super 12 round and two qualifying teams will find a place in each of the 2 groups.
The Australian national cricket team will take on Pakistan in the opening encounter of the tournament.
The Indian national cricket team will play their 1st match against South Africa on 24 October 2020 at the Perth Stadium.
This will the first time since the CWC 2011 to not feature an India vs Pakistan group match