Australia will host the 2022 T20 World Cup. The matches would start on October 16th. In the past few months, there have been multiple discussions on the number of participants for the ICC events. Especially with the game widening its presence, there have been calls for the inclusion of more teams. On that note, here, we take a look at how many teams are there in the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup.
How many teams will take part in the 2022 T20 World Cup?
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A total of 16 teams will be a part of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Ireland, UAE, Netherlands and Zimbabwe are the teams involved in the competition. Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Ireland, UAE, Netherlands and Zimbabwe will play in the qualifiers.
A total of four teams will enter the Super 12 stage from the qualifiers. From the two groups in the Super 12 phase, four teams will qualify for the semi-finals. The finals will be played on November 13th at the MCG.
Australia will be the favourites to defend the trophy
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Australia surprised many by winning the 2021 T20 World Cup. Ahead of the tournament, India and England were seen as the favourites. However, Australia did well with their basics to lift the trophy. A number of key performers such as David Warner also came to form in this tournament.
Happening at home, Australia would be the firm favourites for the 2022 T20 World Cup. The team has a lot of balance with many all-rounders such as Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell. Further, Tim David will be a part of the event. The big-hitter has done well in various T20 Leagues. His inclusion will add strength to the finishing department of the squad. He will also join Maxwell in providing a few overs of off-spin. These factors make Australia a very strong squad for the competition.