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Countdown To Glory: T20 World Cup Winner Predictions, Schedules, Latest News

When it comes to the biggest T20 cricket tournaments, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is easily something that many cricket fans wouldn’t dare miss.

The 2022 edition was a success with England bringing home their second title. This year’s edition is also shaping up as another surefire hit. So many things are happening including matches finally happening in the US and the addition of new venues and new rules.

As we gear up for this exhilarating tournament, let’s dive into the favorites, early winner predictions, and some exciting updates.

T20 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Teams, Venues, Schedules

The T20 World Cup format remains unchanged this year, with four groups of five teams playing in a round-robin format. Here are this year’s groupings:

  • Group A: Canada, India (both will advance to Super 8s), Ireland, Pakistan, US
  • Group B: Australia, England (advance to Super 8s), Namibia, Oman, Scotland
  • Group C: Afghanistan, New Zealand (advance to Super 8s), Papua New Guinea, Uganda, West Indies
  • Group D: Bangladesh, Netherlands (advance to Super 8s), Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka

Group A matches kick off on June 1, 2024, with the US and Canada teams going head-to-head. The matches will be played across various venues in the US and West Indies:

US Venues:

  • Central Boward Park, Florida
  • Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
  • Grand Prairie Stadium, Texas

West Indies Venues:

  • Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Kensington Oval, Barbados
  • Providence Stadium, Guyana
  • Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia
  • Amos Vale Stadium, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad & Tobago

The group stage begins on June 19, while the knockout stage starts on June 26. The final is scheduled for June 29, 2024, and will be held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Favorite Teams To Win So Far

As the tournament approaches, several teams have emerged as favorites to clinch the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Here are the latest betting odds:

  • India: 3/1
  • Australia: 4/1
  • England: 5/1
  • South Africa: 7/1

**Updated as of May 16, 2024. Check the latest ICC Cricket World Cup 2024 guide for the latest odds and news.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the top contenders:


Known for their strong batting lineup and experienced bowlers, India always enters the tournament as a top contender. With star players like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, they have the firepower and skill to dominate any opposition.

Additionally, their bowling attack, led by the lethal Jasprit Bumrah and the crafty Yuzvendra Chahal, can dismantle any opposition. Pressure is also on because it’s been a while since India has brought home the World Cup title (the last was in 2011).


Australia is a consistent force in Twenty20 cricket, with a combination of quick fielders and powerful batters. They are a strong squad because of their aggressive style of play, which is spearheaded by players like Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, and David Warner. 

A potential clash with England in the final would be a thrilling showdown, adding another chapter to the storied Ashes rivalry.out there.


It’s not surprising to see the defending champions as a favorite. England’s aggressive approach in T20 cricket, spearheaded by captain Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Adil Rashid, has consistently yielded results. 

Their deep batting lineup and a potent bowling attack, including Mark Wood and Chris Woakes, make them a strong contender for back-to-back titles. 

South Africa

The Proteas have a well-balanced squad with some of the best T20 players in the world. Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram lead a powerful batting lineup, while Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje form a fearsome pace duo. 

Latest Updates on the T20 World Cup

One of the most talked-about aspects of the T20 World Cup is the introduction of new venues in the United States. 

The Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York is particularly exciting. This 34,000-capacity stadium features infrastructure from the Las Vegas Formula 1 circuit and drop-in pitches prepared in Florida. 

It will host the highly anticipated India-Pakistan clash on June 9, along with seven other World Cup games.

The ICC has expressed its enthusiasm for bringing the tournament to new audiences. Chris Tetley, ICC Head of Events, shared his thoughts, “We can run that game [cricket] anywhere, and the interest in the fixture would be immense. The media coverage in the US and globally is something we haven’t seen before around an ICC event.”

He added, “We are excited to bring the T20 World Cup to the US and the opportunity it presents to the sport. From what I can see, there is an audience waiting for us to come.”

In addition to the new venues, the ICC has announced the introduction of stop-clock rules to keep the games running smoothly. This aims to prevent delays and ensure that matches stay within the allocated time. It will be interesting to see how this new rule will impact everyone’s gameplay.


We’re just a few weeks away from the start of this tournament, so be sure you already know where you’ll be catching the matches. If not, they’ll be streamed on platforms like Disney+ Hotstar, Prime Video, and ESPN.

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