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Final Groups and Fixtures Confirmed for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022

Final Groups and Fixtures Confirmed for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022
Final Groups and Fixtures Confirmed for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022
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Zimbabwe has won the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B defeating the Netherlands and securing the final spot in Group B in the First Round at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 alongside Ireland, Scotland and West Indies.

Australia will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time ever between 16 October and 13 November 2022 across seven host cities, with Geelong and Hobart playing host to the First Round.

Zimbabwe’s first match will take place on the second day of the Men’s T20 World Cup against fellow qualifier Ireland in Hobart on 17 October. The evening match will be played as part of a double-header, with West Indies taking on Scotland in the afternoon fixture.

Runner-up Netherlands, who are coached by Australian Ryan Campbell, will join Sri Lanka, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates in Group A, playing their first match on the opening day of the World Cup in Geelong against the United Arab Emirates. This will be an evening match following 2014 champions Sri Lanka facing Namibia in the T20 World Cup opener.

On a day of low-scoring encounters in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B, hosts Zimbabwe secured a 37-run win over the Netherlands in the final despite being restricted to just 132 batting first.

Sikandar Raza was the hero for the home side, taking four for eight from his four overs during a spell in which the Dutch lost six wickets for just 17 runs.

Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine said: “It’s unbelievable. This is what we used to know Zimbabwe cricket to be like, all the supporters coming out and cheering for us. And over the past week, we’ve definitely given them something to cheer about. From the players’ point of view, it’s good to see the cheers and the happiness back in the crowd.

“We’ve just got to concentrate on what we have done over this week. The World Cup First Round is in October so there is plenty of time between now and then to have a chat and think about how we are going to go about that.”

Netherlands captain Scott Edwards said: “Both teams came out here to win and they were too good for us today. We got what we came here for in qualifying for the World Cup, it’s just a little bit disappointing that we couldn’t perform in the final.

“Each group (at the World Cup) has got its challenges so we’ll prepare for Australia and the teams we are playing against and see how we go.”

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee CEO, Michelle Enright said:

“Today is an exciting day for fans with all 16 teams now confirmed for the first ever ICC Men’s T20 World Cup being held in Australia.

“We congratulate Zimbabwe and the Netherlands on making it through a challenging qualifying event and look forward to welcoming them to Hobart and Geelong respectively in the First Round.”

Tickets are on sale now at t20worldcup.com with kids tickets to First Round and Super 12 matches just $5 and adult prices starting from $20.

ICC MEN'S T20 WORLD CUP 2022 GROUPSFIRST ROUND

Group A                            

Group B                            

Sri Lanka

West Indies

Namibia

Scotland

UAE

Ireland

Netherlands 

Zimbabwe


SUPER 12

Group 1                                

Group 2                                

Australia

India

England

Pakistan

New Zealand

South Africa

Afghanistan

Bangaldesh

Group A Winner

Group B Winner

Group B Runner-up

Group B Runner-up