Ultimate guide to the 2024 men's T20 World Cup

Ultimate guide to the 2024 men's T20 World Cup

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Introduction

As the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup approaches, here's everything you need to know to stay ahead of the game:

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When does it start?

The 2024 Men's T20 World Cup will kick off on Saturday 1 June (10:30am AEST on Sunday 2 June) against international cricket's oldest rivals - the United States and Canada. Before anyone thought of the Ashes, the two countries played a three-day match at a venue in Staten Island, New York, in 1844, with Canada winning the first international cricket match by 23 runs. Contest.

 

This year's game will be played at Dallas' Grand Prairie Stadium, a former baseball park that has been converted into a purpose-built cricket stadium for the 2023 inaugural season of Major League Cricket. Australia - fresh off a brilliant 50-over edition last year - begin their bid for a second Men's T20 World Cup against Oman in Barbados on June 5 (June 6, 10:30am AEST) champions, then face arch-rivals defending champions England at the same venue on June 8 (3am AEST on June 9).

 

Co-hosts West Indies will face Papua New Guinea in the second match of the tournament, with India kicking off against Ireland on June 5 (midnight AEST June 6) at the new temporary cricket ground in New York Team matches, Pakistan will begin their tournament day against the United States in Dallas, while trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand are the last to play on June 7 (June 8, 9:30am AEST ) was one of the teams playing against Afghanistan in Guyana.

 

The 2024 T20 World Cup will feature a record 20 countries, up from 16 teams in the 2022 World Cup hosted by Australia. Canada and Uganda have qualified for the men's tournament for the first time, while the United States will also participate in the T20 World Cup as co-hosts for the first time.

 

How can I watch?

All 55 matches will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video in Australia after the online giant secured Australian broadcast rights for all ICC events from 2024-27. Under the deal, no men's or women's ICC matches will be broadcast free-to-air in Australia. You can read more about it here.

 

Amazon will also produce two on-demand highlight sets for each game - a 10-minute version called "Short Stuff" and a 25-minute version called "Great Length" - as well as the full game called "Full Delivery" Replay.

 

For Australian viewers, jet lag is a bit like a dog's breakfast, with the race stretching from a 12.30am start time to a 10.30am east coast start time, spanning 13 hours. Australia's opener against Oman will kick off at 10.30am AEST, while first pitch of the second match against Ashes rivals England is at 3am AEST for the West Coast At 1 o'clock in the morning, the weather became a little difficult. Australia's remaining two Group B games begin at 10.30am AEST (8.30am AWST) against Namibia and Scotland.

 

What's the tournament format?

The biggest T20 World Cup in the history of the tournament will once again be divided into three phases: first the group stage, followed by the Super Eights and the final. The 20 teams are divided into four groups, with five teams in each group participating in the first stage of the round-robin competition. After each national team competes with the other four group members, the top two teams will advance. The winning team is awarded two points and the team with no result is awarded one point. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided through the Super Round. All games in Group A and the first six games in Group D will be played in the United States, with the remaining four games between St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

 

2024 Men's T20 World Cup Groups
Group AGroup B
IndiaEngland
PakistanAustralia
IrelandNamibia
CanadaScotland
USAOman
Group CGroup D
New ZealandSouth Africa
West IndiesSri Lanka
AfghanistanBangladesh
UgandaNetherlands
PNGNepal

After the first stage of the group stage, the top two teams from the four groups will enter the Super Eight stage. The first and second seeded teams in the first round group will remain seeded in the next stage, regardless of their final ranking in the group table, as long as they qualify for the Super Eight stage. England are top of Group B and Australia second, meaning the Aussies will be in Group One in the second round as B2, regardless of their position in the table. If an unseeded team advances from their group, they will receive the seeding status of the eliminated team. If there are two unseeded qualifiers, it will revert to ladder position. All Super Eight matches will be played in the Caribbean.

Super Eight Groups
Group 1Group 2
A1A2
B2B1
C1C2
D2D1

If - and this is a big if in a T20 tournament - there are no major upsets and all seeded teams progress, Australia will face Sri Lanka, New Zealand and India in three Super Eights.

 

The top two teams in each Super Eight group will advance to the semi-finals, which will be held in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago on June 26 and June 27 respectively. The final will be held in Barbados on Saturday 29 June.

 

Where can I get live scores, news and highlights?

The cricketlivegame.com website is your place to get cricket live scores and the latest news from the tournament across 29 days. We'll also provide extensive coverage every day through Caribbean staff reports, film recaps, interviews and behind-the-scenes insights.

Our reporters followed the Australian team throughout the World Cup, giving fans a closer look at the action. You can also keep up to date with all the latest news via the Unplayable Podcast , where special guests will be joining us to break down all the talking points across the tournament, so make sure you're subscribed to stay in the loop.

 

What are the hosting venues?

The 2024 Men's T20 World Cup will be the biggest in the tournament's history, with 20 teams playing 55 matches across nine cities. This is the first time the United States has hosted a T20 World Cup, with the first 16 matches being played at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium (New York), Grande Prairie Cricket Stadium (Dallas) and Broward County Stadium (Lowderhill).

Lauderhill, Florida, has hosted international cricket since 2010, including last August when West Indies hosted India in two T20 matches at the venue. Dallas' Grand Prairie Stadium was built for Major League Cricket and will host 12 games in its inaugural season in 2023. There is a purpose-built 34,000-seat modular stadium built specifically for the World Cup 50 kilometers east of downtown Manhattan. The first round of the tournament will feature eight matches at the venue, including the blockbuster India vs Pakistan match on June 9 (June 10, 12:30am AEST). The new stadium's pitch has been designed by Damien Hough and his Adelaide Oval grounds team.

CrickeLiveGame - Damian Hough and his Adelaide Oval team have a crucial job helping bring to life the T20 World Cup's push into the US market
Damian Hough and his Adelaide Oval team have a crucial job helping bring to life the T20 World Cup's push into the US market

Time lapse of New York T20 World Cup stadium construction
Six countries (Barbados, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) will host games in the Caribbean, at Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad and Providence Stadium, Guyana's chosen venue for the semi-finals, Barbados' Kensington Oval will host the final on June 29. Sabina Park will not host any games during the tournament.

Australia will play all of their games in the Caribbean, with the first two games taking place at Kensington Oval in Barbados against Oman (10.30am AEDT on June 6) and England (10:30am AEDT on June 9 3 points). They will then face Namibia at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua (10.30am on June 12) and Scotland (10.30am on June 16) in Darren, St Lucia vs. Sammy Stadium. If they qualify for the Super Eights stage, they will play games in Antigua, St Vincent and the Arnos Valley Stadium in St Lucia.

 

Will there be a warm-up match?

There will be, but the details are still to be confirmed by the ICC. The Australian team will travel to Trinidad as their first port of call, where they will have about a week to acclimate, train and possibly play a practice match or two. Watch this space.

 

What will the winner get?

The International Cricket Federation is yet to confirm the prize money distribution for the 2024 T20 World Cup. In the last tournament hosted by Australia, all participating teams received US$5.6 million (AUD$8.5 million) in prize money. England take home a whopping US$1.6 million (AUD$2.5 million) for winning the 2022 MCG final, while losing finalists Pakistan receive half of the prize money.

 

Who's officiating?

The ICC announced a team of 26 match officials (20 umpires and six match referees) who will take charge during the first round of the ninth edition of the men's T20 World Cup. They will then select the umpires and referees for the Super Eight stage, semi-finals and final.

Australian umpires selected for the tournament are Rod Tucker and Paul Reiffel, who was the reserve umpire for the 2022 final between England and Pakistan at the MCG, while Cricket Australia Umpire of the Year, Sam Nogajski, will make his officiating debut at a senior men's ICC event. Aussie legend David Boon will again be part of the match referee panel.

The experienced group of umpires includes Kumar Dharmasena and Chris Gaffaney, who were appointed alongside Reiffel for the final of the previous T20 World Cup. Jayaraman Madanagopal, Allahudien Paleker, Rashid Riaz and Asif Yaqoob will also make their senior men's event debuts.

  • Umpires: Chris Brown, Kumar Dharmasena, Chris Gaffaney, Michael Gough, Adrian Holdstock, Richard Illingworth, Allahudien Paleker, Richard Kettleborough, Jayaraman Madanagopal, Nitin Menon, Sam Nogajski, Ahsan Raza, Rashid Riaz, Paul Reiffel, Langton Rusere, Shahid Saikat, Rodney Tucker, Alex Wharf, Joel Wilson, Asif Yaqoob

 

  • Match referees: David Boon, Jeff Crowe, Ranjan Madugalle, Andrew Pycroft, Richie Richardson, Javagal Srinath


 

FAQs

Where does the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup begin?

  • The tournament starts with the United States facing Canada at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on June 1.

How can I watch the matches?

  • Amazon Prime Video holds the broadcasting rights for Australia, offering live coverage of all matches, along with highlights and full match replays.

What is the tournament format?

  • The tournament includes an initial group stage, followed by the Super Eights and finals, with 20 teams competing across various stages.

Which cities are hosting matches?

  • Matches will be held in nine cities, including Lauderhill, Dallas, New York, and various locations in the Caribbean.

Who are the key players in Australia's squad?

  • Australia's squad features experienced players like Mitch Marsh, David Warner, and Pat Cummins, led by captain Marsh.

Are warm-up fixtures scheduled before the tournament?

  • Warm-up fixtures are expected, providing teams with an opportunity to prepare for the tournament.

Who will officiate the matches?

  • A team of 26 match officials, including umpires and match referees, will oversee the tournament, with notable Australian umpires and match referee David Boon.

 

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