Fifth ICC world t20 championship kicks-off on 16 March, 2014 from Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur where Bangladesh play first match against Afghanistan. This twenty20 world cup is scheduled for Bangladesh declared by International Cricket Council in 2010. Matches will be played in three main cities Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet of Bangladesh.
There are 35 matches in 2014 T-twenty world cup where first time 16 teams will face each other to claim the trophy on 6th April. This is the successive t20 world cup year when an Asian country is hosting the tournament whereas India will hold 2016 T20 worldcup.
2014 twenty20 world cup is the first t20 world championship when 16 teams will participate in the tournament. 10 test cricket playing nations have directly qualified for the competition whereas 6 team have got place from 2013 ICC world t20 qualifiers.
There are two initial stages in the tournament. First stage begins as the tournament kicks-off on 16 March where 6 qualifiers, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe play against each other and 2 teams will qualify for second stage where 8 regular test playing nations have qualified directly.
Second stage, the super-10 round will start on 21 March where India and Pakistan play against each other. 16 March is not so far and teams are announcing day by day. Here are teams for the tournament.
Schedule and Matches
There are 2 stages in competition where 16 teams are divided into 4 groups (Group A, Group B, Group 1, Group 2) that we have already mentioned in full twenty20 world cup 2014 schedule.
|16 March, 2014||Match-1||Bangladesh||Afghanistan|
|16 March, 2014||Match-2||Nepal||Hong-Kong|
|17 March, 2014||Match-3||Zimbabwe||Ireland|
|17 March, 2014||Match-4||Netherlands||UAE|
|18 March, 2014||Match-5||Afghanistan||Hong-Kong|
|18 March, 2014||Match-6||Bangladesh||Nepal|
|19 March, 2014||Match-7||Zimbabwe||Netherlands|
|19 March, 2014||Match-8||Ireland||UAE|
|20 March, 2014||Match-9||Afghanistan||Nepal|
|20 March, 2014||Match-10||Bangladesh||Hong-Kong|
|21 March, 2014||Match-11||Zimbabwe||UAE|
|21 March, 2014||Match-12||Ireland||Netherlands|
Super-10 Matches between inter-teams of Group-1 and Group-2
|21 March, 2014||Match-13||India||Pakistan|
|22 March, 2014||Match-14||South-Africa||Sri-Lanka|
|22 March, 2014||Match-15||England||New-Zealand|
|23 March, 2014||Match-16||Australia||Pakistan|
|23 March, 2014||Match-17||India||West-Indies|
|24 March, 2014||Match-18||South Africa||New-Zealand|
|24 March, 2014||Match-19||Sri-Lanka||Netherlands|
|25 March, 2014||Match-20||West-Indies||Bangladesh|
|27 March, 2014||Match-21||South-Africa||Netherlands|
|27 March, 2014||Match-22||England||Sri-Lanka|
|28 March, 2014||Match-23||Australia||West-Indies|
|28 March, 2014||Match-24||India||Bangladesh|
|29 March, 2014||Match-25||New-Zealand||Netherlands|
|29 March, 2014||Match-26||England||South-Africa|
|30 March, 2014||Match-27||Pakistan||Bangladesh|
|30 March, 2014||Match-28||Australia||India|
|31 March, 2014||Match-29||Netherlands||England|
|31 March, 2014||Match-30||New-Zealand||Sri-Lanka|
|01 April, 2014||Match-31||Australia||Bangladesh|
|01 April, 2014||Match-32||Pakistan||West-Indies|
|03 April, 2014||Match-33||Sri-Lanka||West-Indies|
|04 April, 2014||Match-34||India||South Africa|
|06 April, 2014||Match-35||Match-33 Winner||Match-34 Winner|
Here we have seen a full schedule and matches detail about forthcoming international t20 cricket world cup. What is your favourite match for which you are waiting desperately? Share with us in comment section.