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The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will begin in October as 16 of the world's top cricket nations play for the world championship.

Australia are the reigning T20 World Cup winner and will defend their title on home soil. Fifteen teams will compete in the tournament down under and attempt to knock off the Aussies for the biggest prize in T20 international cricket.

Fans will have a month of intense T20 cricket throughout October and November. The tournament has three phases with the first round featuring eight teams battling to reach the Super 12, and 12 national sides contesting the second phase for four places in the semifinals.

The tournament will feature the best players in short-format cricket. Can the Aussies retain their title or will another national team rise to the occasion down under?

T20 World Cup Betting Odds

Australia go into the T20 cricket tournament as the co-favourite to win the event. India are the bookies' other favourite to win the tournament. India's cup win was in 2007. However, they reached the final of the 2014 event.

Here is a look at the latest betting odds from Bet365:

  • India 3/1
  • Australia 3/1
  • England 4/1
  • South Africa 7/1
  • New Zealand 8/1
  • Pakistan 8/1
  • West Indies 14/1
  • Sri Lanka 18/1
  • Afghanistan 33/1
  • Bangladesh 40/1
  • Zimbabwe 300/1
  • Ireland 300/1
  • Namibia 500/1
  • Scotland 500/1
  • Netherlands 2000/1
  • UAE 2000/1

Who Are the Favourites?

One-time T20 world champion India are co-favourite to win the tournament. The Indians reached the final in 2014 but lost to Sri Lanka by six wickets.

Australia are the reigning cup champions. They defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in 2021 to win the tournament for the first time. Australia previously reached the final against England in 2010.

The English are not far off of the favourite odds. England are 4/1 to win the tournament for a second time. Their first World Cup win was at the 2010 tournament. In 2016, England reached the final once more but lost to the West Indies by four wickets.

This year's tournament is the eighth T20 World Cup. Only one team has won more than one tournament. The West Indies claimed the tournament's trophy in 2012 and 2016. The West Indies are 14/1 to win in 2022.

T20 World Cup Dates

The T20 World Cup 2022 will start on Sunday, October 16, 2022. The first match of the tournament will feature Sri Lanka and Namibia.

The tournament will finish on Sunday, November 13, 2022, with the final. Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the last match of the tournament to crown the best national team in T20 cricket.

T20 World Cup Location

Australia will host the T20 World Cup 2022. Sixteen teams will descend on Australia for the event.

The Aussies are the defending T20 world champions. Seven venues will host matches for the T20 Cricket World Cup.

T20 World Cup Teams

Sixteen teams will take part in the World Cup tournament. The format for the tournament will see eight teams compete in the first round. The eight teams will be split into two groups of four.

Each team will play the other in their group one time. The top two teams from each group will then progress to the second round. The second round is made up of 12 teams in two groups of six.

Each team will play the others in the group for a total of five matches. The top two teams in each group will then move on to the T20 World Cup 2022 semifinals. There is no third-place playoff match at the tournament. Once the semifinals conclude, the final will begin three days later.

The month-long tournament will test the mettle of the top white-ball cricketers.

The participants at this year's tournament are:

  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • West Indies
  • Zimbabwe
  • Afghanistan
  • Australia
  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa

T20 World Cup Schedule

The first round of the T20 World Cup starts on Sunday, October 16 with first-round matches from Group A. Namibia and Sri Lanka will play followed by the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.

Group B will get underway the next day. Scotland face the West Indies, and Ireland play Zimbabwe on day No. 2.

The T20 World Cup schedule will see the Super 12 begin on the seventh day of the tournament. Here is a look at the schedule for the World Cup:

  • First Round - October 16 to October 21
  • Super 12 - October 22 to November 6
  • Semifinals - November 9 to November 10
  • Final Melbourne Cricket Ground - November 13

The venues for this year's tournament are:

  • Adelaide Oval
  • The Gabba Brisbane
  • Kardinia Park Geelong
  • Bellerive Oval Hobart
  • Perth Stadium
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Sydney Cricket Ground

Where to Watch the T20 World Cup

Sky Sports is the official broadcaster of the T20 World Cup 2022 in the United Kingdom. The sports channel will have dedicated coverage of the month-long event. Visit www.skysports.com to learn more about Sky Sports T20 World Cup coverage.

T20 World Cup Live Streams

Sky Sports subscribers will be able to live stream the cricket tournament on the Sky Go app. You must be a Sky Sports subscriber to access the Sky Go app.

Cricket fans can live stream the matches via the app on phones, tablets, and laptop computers. The Sky Go app is also accessible through gaming consoles.

If you don't subscribe to Sky Sports, then don't worry. You can watch the T20 cricket tournament via Now TV. You can sign up for a Now TV Sky Sports daily or monthly pass.

You will have access to all 11 Sky Sports channels. You can subscribe to the Now TV package for the tournament and cancel once the event ends. There is no contract and you can cancel anytime.

T20 World Cup TV Channels

Sky Sports will broadcast the T20 World Cup 2022 in the UK and Ireland. Fans will need to sign up with the sports provider to watch the matches.

You can live stream the T20 cricket competition. However, if you want to watch the tournament on your television or cannot live stream at home, you will need to subscribe to Sky Sports.

Will Any Bookmakers Live Steam the T20 World Cup?

Sportsbooks in the UK and Ireland won't broadcast the T20 World Cup. The exclusive broadcasting rights for the tournament belong to Sky Sports. If you want to watch the tournament on television, you need to sign up for Sky Sports.

You can live stream the event courtesy of Now TV, and you don't need a contract to subscribe to Sky Sports' monthly sports package. You will be able to stream all of Sky Sports channels on a rolling month-to-month contract. You can even purchase a day pass to watch the matches that matter to you.

T20 World Cup Betting Tips

The first round will feature eight teams split into two groups. The top two teams in each group will progress to the final. The groups are made up of the "weaker" teams at the men's T20 World Cup.

The first round is an ideal time to watch matches and to see the competition. If you are not familiar with the teams at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, you can gain knowledge of the nations playing in the first round.

In T20, the best players tend to perform well. You should pay attention to individual records for bowlers and batters. The best bowlers at the tournament will take a lot of wickets. Meanwhile, the top batsman will likely have a good strike rate. Research these individual stats. Along with the top players usually performing well at the tournament, the best teams usually step up as well.

Batting odds can fluctuate during a match. Therefore, consider betting on in-play matches in the first round. Once you get our in-play strategy down in the first round, you should be able to extend it to the full schedule of matches in the Super 12.

Finally, research the recent form of each team, but don't forget about the squads' histories at the tournament. Just one team has won more than one T20 World Cup previously. Australia will alter a trend of teams failing to win back-to-back tournaments.

Long Shot Tip

Don't sleep on the West Indies. Sure, the Windies are 14/1 to win the Men's T20 World Cup, but this is a national team with a history of winning the event.

The Windies must play in Group B in the first round. They must finish in the top two of Group B to reach the Super 12. Playing three additional matches could give the West Indies momentum.

Australia, England, India, and South Africa are four of the cricket powerhouses already in the Super 12. The West Indies could be in form before getting to the Super 12 stage, giving them the upper hand over the rest of the tournament.

T20 World Cup Winner Prediction

Australia will have a home-field advantage in the tournament. The country will be behind the T20 team, and a repeat of 2021 could happen. The squad is strong and can reach the finals once more. Many of the same players in the team are the same from last year's win.

India are always one of the favourites to win a high-profile cricket tournament. The Indians will avoid England and Australia until at least the semi finals.

India and South Africa are favourites to get through Super 12 Group B. Australia and England are the bookies' favourites to reach the semi finals from Group A.

The Aussies will have the country behind throughout the fixtures. Our betting tips prediction is for Australia to rise to the occasion and win a second straight T20 World Cup.