The Cricket World Cup 2022 is coming in October and it’s always been a much-anticipated event. Last year, the tournament was hosted by UAE and Oman and Australia was able to champion the season with New Zealand as the runner-up.
Australia will be the host of this year’s Cricket World Cup. The upcoming event is the eighth version of the tournament which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was in August 2020 when the ICC announced that it will finally happen this year.
With Australia being this year’s host, will they have a big shot to win this year’s World Cup? Well, we can only wait and see. But before you read the bets you’ll place on the best cricket betting sites, let’s have a look at what this year’s tournament will be like.
Some teams automatically qualified for this year’s World Cup after reaching the Super 12 phase of the 2021 Men’s T20 World Cup.
Afghanistan, South Africa, India, Bangladesh, Australia, Pakistan, England, and New Zealand are sure to be playing this season. Meanwhile, Scotland, Sri Lanka, Namibia, and the West Indies will still have to go through the group stage this year.
In total, 16 teams will participate in this year’s World Cup and the remaining four spots came from the two Global qualifiers held in February and July earlier this year. The spots then went to Ireland, the UAE, the Netherlands, and Zimbabwe.
Schedule and Venues
This year’s T20 World Cup will run from October 16 to November 13, 2022, in different venues across Australia. All-in-all, there will be 45 matches which include the First Round, Super 12 phase, and the knock-out stage.
During the first round, the teams will be divided into two groups:
- The Netherlands
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
The other teams not listed here are the eight teams that already qualified for this tournament based on their performance last year. Here are all the participants of the Super 12 phase which are also divided into two groups:
- New Zealand
- First Round’s Group A Winner (A1)
- First Round’s Group B Runner Up (B2)
- South Africa
- First Round’s Group B Winner (B1)
- First Round’s Group A Runner-up (A2)
After the Super 12 is the Knockout Stage which has the semi-finals and the Final round. The semi-finals are scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2022.
Meanwhile, the Final is scheduled for November 13, 2022, and will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the biggest stadium capacity among all the venues.
Here are all the seven venues where the matches will be held:
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide – 55,317 capacity
The Gabba, Brisbane – 42,000 capacity
Kardinia Park, Geelong – 26,000 capacity
Bellerive Oval, Hobart – 20,000 capacity
Perth Stadium, Perth – 61,266 capacity
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney – 48,601 capacity
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne – 100,024 capacity
How to Watch the Cricket World Cup 2022
For the Australian cricket fans, the matches will be broadcasted by Fox Cricket, which will then be hosted by Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
If you’re in the UK, Sky Sports is the official broadcast partner of the tournament. Indian cricket fans and viewers can then catch all the action live on Star Sports.
The T20 World Cup is also going to open its doors to live audiences. You can still purchase tickets online. If the matches will be affected once again by the pandemic and the matches will be canceled, relocated, or rescheduled, you can get a 100% refund for your ticket.
Latest T20 World Cup 2022 Betting Odds
Surely, as early as now, people are preparing to bet on the upcoming World Cup. Some are probably just curious to know the latest World Cup odds. Here are the latest odds for all teams this year in decimal as of August 4, 2022: