Cricket World Cup

The rescheduled ICC T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup has finally kicked off in Oman on Sunday, October 17 with a match where the host Oman took a win over Papua New Gunie with 11 wickets.

Firstly the host of the tournament was scheduled to be Australia in 2020, later India at the beginning of 2021 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic event moved to the UAE and Oman at the last moment. However, Australia will be the host of the Rugby World Cup 2022.

Our New Zealand cricket team is positioned in Super 12 group 1 among India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and two other top “To Be Known” national teams from round 1 group A and B.

The first New Zealand’s match againts Pakistan starts at 16:00 (CET) on Tuestday, 26 October.
T20 World Cup 2021 all tournament teams
All tournament teams and groups (T20 Cup 2021)

The current champions are the West Indies and they will defend their 2012 and 2016 championship title in this tournament.

Here is full info you need to know about the T20 World Cup 2021 tournament:

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

The ICC Men T20 Cricket World Cup is an international tournament organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The Twenty20 Internationals tournament consists of 16 teams with 6 teams selected through the T20 World Cup qualifiers and the other top ten from the rankings in the given deadline.

The first tournament was held in 2007 in South Africa and has been held every two years since. The seventh Rugby World Cup 2020 was to be held in Australia but due to Covid-19 and all the things that happened then, it was cancelled.

Current T20 world cup standings

A total of 16 teams will play in the tournament.

In the first rounds of the cup, 8 teams participate in two groups with the main goal of qualifying for the main round (Super 12).

T20 world cup 2021 group A
Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Namibia, Oman, Netherland Group. (Qualification group stats from 2021-10-21)
T20 world cup 2021 group B
Group B: Scotland, Oman, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe and New Zealand. (Qualification group stats from 2021-10-21)

The top two teams from Group A and B will join the Super 12 groups which include the top-ranked Cricket teams from around the world.

Super 12 group 1 list
Super 12 group 1: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, winner of group A and runner-up group B teams.
Super 12 group 2 list
Super 12 group 2: Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, winner of group B and runner-up group A teams.

Then the group play will start, the first two teams from both groups will be placed in the semifinals.

The semi-finals are scheduled for November 10 in Abu Dhabi (Dubai) while the final night will take place on November 14 in Dubai!

Where to watch Cricket World Cup 2021 online free?

Given the time zone between New Zealand and the host countries, match broadcasts will not always be available on all NZ TV channels.

So watching Cricket World Cup will be difficult. Of course, on paid streaming platforms, it will not be a problem to follow all the matches that interest us, but what about those who want to watch for free?

Where can we watch online for free? Well, our team focused to find a solution and come up with the top 10 live stream sites where you can watch the cricket world cup online free from NZ.

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New Zealand national cricket team for 2021

New Zealand has a reputation as one of the best teams in the world of cricket after great performances in previous ICC tournaments.

Their goal at the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is definitely to take the title from the West Indies team.

In the last edition of the World Cup, they managed to reach the finals, but due to several mistakes, they slipped in the last moments of the match.

Let’s not forget that at the World Test Championship final they went all the way with full force and won the title when they beat India.

Kane Williamson stats
Player stats

This year NZ is coming to the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 very ready with a strong lineup in all departments.

Devon Conway is a player to watch out for this tournament, while Kane Williamson will be in charge of leading the side as he has done so well so far.

To cut a long story short, here’s a full list of the New Zealand squad, as well as game schedules, venue, and weather.

New Zealand listed a 15 member team for the current ICC T20 World Cup 2021, with just one reserve player.

Full NZ squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021
New Zealand National Cricket team for T20 World Cup 2021


  • Kane Williamson (Batsman) (C)
  • Martin Guptill (Batsman)
  • Ish Sodhi (Bowler)
  • Trent Boult (Bowler)
  • Ross Taylor (Batsman)
  • James Neesham (All-rounder)
  • Mitchell Santner (All-rounder)
  • Tom Latham (Wicket-keeper)
  • Colin De Grandhomme (All-rounder)
  • Tim Southee (Bowler)
  • Henry Nicholls (Batsman)
  • Tom Bludell (Wicket-keeper)
  • Colin Munro (All-rounder)
  • Lockie Ferguson (Bowler)
  • Matt Henry (Bowler)

Schedule, time, and venue

Here is the New Zealand match schedule, time, and venue info:

26 October 2021New Zealand v Pakistan15:00 PMSharjah
31 October 2021New Zealand v India15:00 PM Dubai
3 November 2021New Zealand v Scotland11:00 PMDubai
5 November 2021New Zealand v (TBD) A211:00 PMSharjah
7 November 2021New Zealand v Afghanistan11:00 PMAbu Dhabi
All times are in CET (Central European Time); TBD- To Be Determined

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup facts

T20 World Cup Trophy
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy
  • Organized by: International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Format: Twenty20 International
  • First cup: 2007
  • Upcoming cup: 2022
  • Final competition teams: Super 12 Play-offs
  • Number of teams: 16, (20 in 2024)
  • Last champion: West Indies (2nd title)
  • Most successful team: West Indies (2 titles)
  • Player with most runs: Mahela Jayawardene/Sri Lanka (1016)
  • Most wickets player: Pakistan Shahid Afridi (39)
  • Official website:

ICC World Men’s Cricket Cup

The Cricket World Cup is an international championship of ODI also known as the ICC World Men’s Cricket Cup organized by the ICC (International Cricket Council).

The event is organized every 4 years with a total of ten teams, including the host country which automatically qualifies. These ten teams are selected in preliminary qualifying rounds lasting three years.

In the Cricket World Cup 2027 edition, a change of format in 14 teams of finalists is planned. The first cup ever was organized in England, in June 1975, while the first ODI cricket game was played only 4 years before.

Cricket World Cup trophy
ICC World Men’s Cricket Cup trophy

World Cricket Cup facts:

  • Organized by: International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Format: One Day International
  • First cup: 1975 England
  • Next Cup: 2023 India Tournament format
  • Number of teams: 20 (qualifications)
  • Final competition teams: 10 (current) 14 (2027 onwards)
  • Last champion: England (1st title)
  • Most successful team: Australia (5 time champion)
  • Player with most runs: Sachin Tendulkar/India (2,278)
  • Most wickest player: Glenn McGrath/Australia (71)

ICC World Test Championship

ICC World Test Championship is a cricket league competition for a so-called Test Cricket. Test cricket is the form of cricket sport with the longest duration of the match and is considered as the highest standard of the game.

To be included in this ICC championship any national representative teams have to own a Test Status that is determined by the ICC. The name Test is given because the duration of the match is long and are mentally and physically tested.

There are 11 players in each team playing a four-innings match. These matches can last believe it or not up to 5 days or more. The longest Test Match lasted 9 days between South Africa and England in Durban.

World Test trophy
ICC World Test Championship trophy

ICC World Test Championship facts:

  • Organized by: International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Format: Test cricket
  • First cup: 2019–2021
  • Upcoming cup: 2021–2023
  • Final competition teams: League and Final
  • Number of teams: 9
  • Latest champion: New Zealand (1nd title)
  • Most successful team: New Zealand (2 titles)
  • Player with most runs: Joe Root/England (2046)
  • Most wickets player: India Ravichandran Ashwin (71)

Interesting history facts

The first Cricket World Cup was played in England in 1975, even the game of cricket was popular much earlier.

The first international cricket match was played between Canada and the USA in 1844 and lasted for two days.

Until 1975, so-called test matches were played, that could last up to 9 days.

The cricket format has not been organized yet.

This is still the case today, the Cricked World Cup competition game format was changed every upcoming cup since 1975.

Cricket world cup FAQ

Who won the Cricket World Cup 2019?

On the 14 July 2019 England was the winner of the Cricket World Cup in match against New Zealand. England won the match on the boundary count back rule with 26-17. Ofiicial result was New Zealand (241/5 – 50 Overs) vs England (241 – 50 Overs).

Who will host the 2023 Cricket World Cup?

The 13th edition of the men’s 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted in India. The tournament is scheduled for October and November 2023.

Who and when invented Cricket?

The cricket was invented in England at the end of the 16th century. Hovewer the first official international match played in 1844 between Canada in USA. The first official cup was played in England (1975).

Who is number 1 cricket team in the world?

By the official Cricket ICC rankings the number one team is New Zealand (Black Caps) with 22 played matches, 2764 points and 126 ratings.

cirkcet ICC official rabkings table