One of the most anticipated and eagerly awaited tournaments, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is going to begin!
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
T20 World Cup
17 Oct 2021
Last match date
14 Nov 2021
Statement of officials For The Tournament
Readout what the officials have to say about the tournament!
West Indies captain Kieron Pollard
“We are excited to begin defense of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title later this year. T20 cricket is dynamic and the international scene is highly competitive, with players constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation and we are expecting a spectacular event in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
“We have a particularly interesting Super 12 group, which sees us come up against Australia, England, and South Africa. We can’t wait to get started! West Indian cricketers have always played an exciting brand of cricket and I am sure our fans in the Caribbean and all over the world are highly anticipating seeing us in action.”
Pakistan captain Babar Azam
The cricket team captain of Pakistan, Babar said,
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 schedule announcement brings us one step forward in our preparations for this much-awaited global tournament. We will utilize the build-up period by playing in the home series against New Zealand and England and will not only aim to fine-tune our final outlook but also win as many matches as possible so that we can carry that winning form and momentum to the United Arab Emirates.
“For Pakistan, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is like a home event as the UAE has been our venue for more than a decade. We have not only nurtured our talent and developed our side in the UAE but have also beaten the top sides in these conditions to peak to number-one in the ICC T20I Team Rankings.
“All the players are excited, motivated, and enthusiastic, and view this tournament as an opportunity to showcase our prowess and re-establish our superiority in the shortest format of the game in conditions that suit us best.
“From a personal point of view, this will be my first ICC Major Event as Pakistan captain. I tasted success in 2017 and suffered disappointment in 2019 when we missed out on a semi-final spot by a fraction of a point despite beating both the finalists in league matches. I remain focused on inspiring my side with my performances so that we can become the first Pakistan side to win an ICC Major Event in Asia.”
England captain Eoin Morgan
“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is going to be brilliant. The standard of T20 cricket around the world is improving exponentially and every nation has a chance of becoming World Champions. It should be one of the closest and most competitive world tournaments to date and we can’t wait to get started.”
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson
“After so much disruption to world sport due to the pandemic it feels like there’s a lot of excitement about this T20 World Cup.
“It’s always a highly competitive event with every team possessing match-winners who can turn games quickly.
“I think we’ve got a pretty well-balanced side with a good mix of exciting new talent and some experience.
“We saw in last year’s IPL in the UAE that surfaces can change over the course of a tournament. Also seam bowling as spin can work in the conditions.
“We’ve got a strong pool with India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan so far. All teams are strong which make way for an exciting competition
“I know our guys are really looking forward to another world event. Also, being able to represent New Zealand on the global stage in these challenging times.
“Tournament play is unique and hopefully we can adapt to what’s in front of us. SO, try and gain some momentum.”
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood
“I extend a warm welcome to all teams who will be playing in our country in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be turning out in a global ICC event on our home ground – to show the world what we are capable of as players and as a venue.
“Our preparations are on track under the guidance of coach Duleep Mendis. we aim to be at our best, come October 17. In our group, we will be playing against Bangladesh, Scotland, and Papua New Guinea. All these teams are very skillful. we are looking forward to competing against them to the best of our ability. I’m sure there will be thrills aplenty in the much-awaited tournament.”
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