The T20 world cup has created another level of excitement among cricket lovers all over the world. Every cricket fanatic waits to witness this game. But unfortunately in 2020, due to the corona pandemic, the world cup was not held. The International cricket council declared that the 2020 world cup had been postponed for one year. For this next year 2021, the T20 world cup 2020 was organized. Initially, it was decided that Australia was going to be the host nation. But later India got the chance to host the tournament in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The tournament was held in 4 different places in UAE such as Oman cricket academy, sheik Zayed cricket stadium, Dubai International Stadium, and Sharjah cricket stadium.
Some words about the T20 cricket world cup 2020
Everyone was waiting for the epic moment that won the T20 world cup 2020. In this world cup, Australia became the winner by surprisingly defeating New Zealand. Australia won this trophy for the first time in the history of the T20 world cup. In the whole series, Babar Azam from Pakistan scored the maximum runs.
He scored 303 runs all total in the tournament. Wanindu Hasaranga from Srilanka got the maximum no of wickets i.e 16. David Warner from Australia was a player in the series.
The tournament went on from 17 October to 14 November. Kane Williamson was the captain of New Zealand. Aron Finch was captain of the Australian team. Mitchell Marsh from Australia was the player of the match in the final match against New Zealand. His performance in the final match was stunning and he scored 77 runs off just 50 balls which has helped Australia to win the match.
The final match was held at Dubai International stadium. In the toss, Australia was the winner of the toss and chose to bowl.
The biggest rivalry match between Pakistan and India was one of the most awaited events in this T20 world cup. But unfortunately, Pakistan broke the hearts of fans of the Indian cricket team by defeating them for the first time in the T20 world cup history.
New Zealand became the finalist by defeating England by five wickets in the semi-finals. This was a historical moment for New Zealand as they qualified for the first time for the final match of the T20 world cup. On the other side, another finalist Australia came to the final match after defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in the semi-final match. Australia became a qualified team for the second time in the T20 final world cup match. In the final match, Australia snatched the trophy from New Zealand by eight wickets.
Match history of ICC T20 world cup 2020
There are 16 teams participating in this world cup. David Boon and Jeff Crowe from Australia, Javagal Srinath from India, and Ranjan Madugulle from Srilanka were the match referees in this T20 world cup. Aleem Dar, Ahsan Raja from Pakistan, Nitin Menon From India, Chris Brown, Rod Tucker, Paul Reiffel and Chris Gaffaney from Australia, Kumar Dharmasena from Sri Lanka, and many others were the match umpires of this world cup.