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Men's T20 World Cup - Cricket: All you need to know

The Men's T20 World Cup is an international competition that sees the world's best teams battle it out in the shortest format of the game.

There are 16 teams who currently qualify for the tournament, which will rise to 20 from 2024, with four nations making it through to the Super 12 stage following an opening round of qualification.

The top four countries from the Super 12s make it to the semi-finals, with the two winners then battling it out for the trophy in the final.

When is the Men's T20 World Cup?

The latest version of the Men's T20 World Cup takes place from 16th October to 13th November 2022, which will be the eighth edition of the tournament.


T20 World Cup 2022


Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney


16th October-13th November 2022

How to watch

Sky Sports or Sports Live Streaming

OddsIndia 3/1, Australia 10/3, England 7/2, New Zealand 13/2, Pakistan 7/1

Where is the Men's T20 World Cup?

The 2022 Men's T20 World Cup will be played in Australia, which is hosting the tournament for the first time.

Seven different stadiums have been selected to host the 45 games across the event, which lasts for just under a month.

Melbourne's MCG is the biggest, with a capacity of 100,000, while the Perth Stadium holds 61,266 people and the Adelaide Oval can take 55,317 spectators.

The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground is the next biggest venue, with a 48,601 capacity, whilst The Gabba in Brisbane is a 42,000-seater stadium.

The 26,000 Kardinia Park in Geelong, an area of Melbourne, will also hold matches, as will the Bellerive Oval in Hobert - which has a capacity of 20,000.

Can I watch the Men's T20 World Cup?

The Men's T20 World Cup will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK, with the first match taking place in Geelong on 16th October.

The opening fixture will see Sri Lanka - the tournament winners in 2014 - take on Namibia in the first of the Group A qualifying matches.

How many times has the Men's T20 World Cup take place?

This is the eighth time this tournament has taken place, with the seventh edition held just a year earlier in the UAE and Oman.

The Men’s T20 World Cup began with the inaugural event in 2007, hosted in South Africa and won by India, who beat Pakistan in the final.

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Who has won the Men's T20 World Cup on the most occasions?

There have been six different winners of the seven previous Men's T20 World Cups, with the West Indies the only nation to have lifted the trophy more than once.

The Windies' first success came in 2012, when they beat Sri Lanka in the final in Colombo - winning by 36 runs, with Marlon Samuels the man of the match after smashing 78 from just 55 balls.

Their second victory came in 2016, with a four-wicket win over England. Samuels shone again, scoring 85 off 66 deliveries, while Carlos Brathwaite smashed 24 off the final over to clinch a dramatic victory.

Who are the favourites for the Men's T20 World Cup?

India, who currently top the T20 world rankings, are the 3/1 favourites to lift the trophy Down Under, but it's worth noting that they haven't lifted the trophy since 2007.

In fact, India have only reached the final once since that opening triumph and they lost by six wickets to Sri Lanka in 2014.

Being on home soil and the defending champions, Australia are 10/3, with Aaron Finch's men looking to become the first team to win the Men's T20 World Cup back-to-back.

England, who are (7/2), have featured twice in the final - winning in 2010 and then losing to the Windies in India in 2016.

New Zealand (13/2) are the only team in the top five of the betting who are yet to win the trophy, losing in last year's final to Australia despite hitting the biggest score in a Men's T20 World Cup Final - with the Aussies reaching their target with an over to spare.

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