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The 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup is here!

The 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup is here!


As international cricket’s hottest tournament begins in the UAE and Oman, we pick the 7 stars who could define the action live on Sky Sports

By Virgin TV Edit

Get ready to be bowled over by a whole month of explosive cricket, as Sky Sports brings you all the unmissable drama from the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.


The best 16 teams on the planet – including England, India, Australia, current title-holders West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand – will go head to head over the next four weeks to determine who is top of the pile when it comes to this all-action format of the game. Howzat for unmissable entertainment?


Starting on Sunday 17 October, all 45 matches will be shown live on Sky Sports. But what if you find yourself in a spin and can’t get near the telly? No need to worry, because with the Sky Sports app you can follow every six, wicket and nail-biting run chase wherever there’s WiFi, 3G or 4G.


The West Indies Men's cricket team celebrating

Here’s how the tournament works. The first round will feature matches played between the eight lower-ranked teams (including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Ireland and Scotland). Four of those teams will then progress to the Super 12s, which will be made up of two groups of six teams. It’s at this point where the top-ranked teams (including England, India, West Indies and Australia) come in. The best four teams from the Super 12s will then play in the semi-finals, with the winners of those matches contesting the final on Sunday 14 November.


From big-hitting batsmen and brilliant bowlers to awesome all-rounders, the World Cup will be a showcase of the very best players currently involved in the T20 international scene. But who should you be keeping an eye on when it all gets under way?


Here, we pick out a magnificent seven stars who could shape this year’s must-watch tournament…



When is the ICC 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on TV?

The first of 45 live matches starts at 10am on Sunday 17 October on Sky Sports Cricket/HD (CH 514/504), when Oman take on Papua New Guinea.


Watch on the go

Virgin TV customers who subscribe to Sky Sports can watch on the go with the Sky Sports app. Not only will you be able to take your Sky packages with you, but you get in-depth sports coverage, as well as exclusive videos and interviews. On iPad and Android tablets you can also access Sky Sports’ cutting-edge second-screen functions. Download from the Apple app store for iPad or iPhone, or from Google Play.


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