Guide to ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA & West Indies

By Halal Trip | 13, May, 2024
Guide to ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA & West Indies

Get ready for an epic cricket showdown as the ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup descends upon the United States and the vibrant islands of the West Indies from June 1 to June 29, 2024.

In a historic move, cricket fever will grip new shores as the ICC brings this thrilling tournament to the USA and the West Indies for the first time. With a record-breaking 20 teams vying for glory, anticipation is at an all-time high.

An eagerly awaited clash between cricketing giants India and Pakistan is scheduled to take place at the newly inaugurated Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in Long Island on June 9th.

England enters the fray as the defending champions, clinching victory over Pakistan in the thrilling final of the 2022 edition held in Melbourne. Notably, this tournament will mark the inaugural appearances of Canada, USA, and Uganda in the prestigious tournament.

As the cricketing world converges on the USA and the West Indies, get ready to be swept up in the excitement of the T20 World Cup 2024. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual observer, this is one event you won't want to miss. So mark your calendars and prepare to witness cricketing history unfold in the land of opportunity and the Caribbean paradise.

Group stage

Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, and the USA
Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman
Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea
Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, and Nepal

The top two teams in each group will advance to the Super 8s stage, with the top two in each Super 8s pools then reaching the semi-finals.

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How did the Teams Qualify?
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024

Teams secured their spots in the T20 World Cup 2024 through a rigorous qualification process that showcased talent from across the globe. Here's how they earned their places:

Automatic Entry

Host nations, West Indies, and the USA, earned automatic berths, with the USA making its debut appearance in the tournament.

Top Eight Finishers

The top eight teams from the previous T20 World Cup in 2022 secured their spots. This elite group includes England, Pakistan, New Zealand, India, Australia, South Africa, Netherlands, and Sri Lanka.

Next Highest Ranked Teams

Afghanistan and Bangladesh secured their places by being the next two highest-ranked teams in the T20I rankings.

Regional Qualifiers

The remaining spots were determined through regional qualifiers, showcasing the global reach of cricket:


Ireland and Scotland emerged as the top teams in the European qualifiers.

East Asia-Pacific

Papua New Guinea showcased their cricketing prowess by clinching a spot from the East Asia-Pacific Qualifier.


Canada earned a coveted spot in the tournament, marking their debut appearance, by triumphing in the Americas Qualifier.


Nepal and Oman showcased their cricketing prowess by emerging victorious in the Asian qualifiers.


Namibia and Uganda demonstrated their cricketing prowess by securing their places through the African Qualifier.

Each team's journey to the T20 World Cup 2024 highlights the diversity and depth of talent in the cricketing world. From established cricketing powerhouses to emerging nations, the stage is set for a tournament brimming with excitement, passion, and fierce competition.


Records at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cups

In the thrilling world of T20 cricket, records are made to be broken, and legends are etched into the annals of history. As we gear up for the T20 World Cup 2024, let's take a closer look at some of the standout records and achievements of players who have left an indelible mark on the tournament.

Most Appearances in Men's T20 World Cup History:

Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most appearances in the Men's T20 World Cup, making a staggering nine appearances in the tournament.

Highest Run-Scorers at the Tournament:

Virat Kohli stands tall as the highest run-scorer in the Men's T20 World Cup, amassing a phenomenal total of 1141 runs across five editions of the tournament.

Highest Wicket-Takers at the Tournament:

Bangladesh's all-rounder extraordinaire, Shakib Al Hasan, leads the pack as the highest wicket-taker in the Men's T20 World Cup, showcasing his bowling prowess with a remarkable tally of wickets.

Highest Individual T20 World Cup Score:

Former Black Caps captain, Brendon McCullum, holds the record for the highest individual score in the Men's T20 World Cup, dazzling spectators with a breathtaking innings that saw him rack up an astounding total.

Fastest Men's T20 World Cup Century:

The 'Universe Boss,' Chris Gayle, etched his name in the record books with the fastest century in the Men's T20 World Cup, unleashing whirlwind innings that saw him reach the milestone in record time.

Most Sixes in Men's T20 World Cups:

Chris Gayle's explosive batting prowess extends to the record for the most sixes in the Men's T20 World Cups, with the 'Universe Boss' sending the ball soaring into the stands with remarkable frequency.


ICC World Cup 2024 Venues
Central Broward Park USA

Central Broward Park | Image Credit: SlothusCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Matches will take place in the following stadiums in the United States:

  • Central Broward Park – Lauderhill, Florida, USA
  • Eisenhower Park – Nassau County, Long Island, New York, USA
  • Grand Prairie Stadium – Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Kensington Oval Barbados

Kensington Oval | Image Credit: subzi73CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Matches will take place in the following stadiums in West Indies:

  • Kensington Oval – Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Daren Sammy Cricket Ground – Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
  • Arnos Vale Stadium – Kingstown, Saint Vincent
  • Brian Lara Cricket Academy – San Fernando, Trinidad
  • Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – North Sound, Antigua
  • Guyana National Stadium – Providence, Guyana


ICC World Cup 2024 Schedule

Here's the full schedule of matchups and locations for the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup:

June 1: U.S. vs. Canada, Dallas
June 2: West Indies vs. Papua New Guinea, Guyana
June 2: Namibia vs. Oman, Barbados
June 3: Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, New York
June 3: Afghanistan vs. Uganda, Guyana
June 4: England vs. Scotland, Barbados
June 4: Netherlands vs. Nepal
June 5: India vs. Ireland, New York
June 5: Papua New Guinea vs. Uganda, Guyana
June 5: Australia vs. Oman, Barbados
June 6: U.S. vs. Pakistan, Dallas
June 6: Namibia vs. Scotland, Barbados
June 7: Canada vs. Ireland, New York
June 7: New Zealand vs. Afghanistan, Guyana
June 7: Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh, Dallas
June 8: Netherlands vs. South Africa, New York
June 8: Australia vs. England, Barbados
June 8: West Indies vs. Uganda, Guyana
June 9: India vs. Pakistan, New York
June 9: Oman vs. Scotland, Antigua & Barbuda
June 10: South Africa vs. Bangladesh, New York
June 11: Pakistan vs. Canada, New York
June 11: Sri Lanka vs. Nepal, Lauderhill
June 11: Australia vs. Namibia, Antigua & Barbuda
June 12: U.S. vs India, New York
June 12: West Indies vs. New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago
June 13: England vs. Oman, Antigua & Barbuda
June 13: Bangladesh vs. Netherlands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 13: Afghanistan vs. Papua New Guinea, Trinidad & Tobago
June 14: U.S. vs Ireland, Lauderhill
June 14: South Africa vs. Nepal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 14: New Zealand vs. Uganda, Trinidad & Tobago
June 15: Australia vs. Scotland, Saint Lucia
June 15: India vs. Canada, Lauderhill
June 15: Namibia vs. England, Antigua
June 16: Pakistan vs. Ireland, Lauderhill
June 16: Bangladesh vs. Nepal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 16: Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands, Saint Lucia
June 17: New Zealand vs. Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago
June 17: West Indies vs. Afghanistan, Saint Lucia
June 19: Qualifier, Antigua and Barbuda
June 19: Qualifier, Saint Lucia
June 20: Qualifier, Barbados
June 20: Qualifier, Antigua & Barbuda
June 21: Qualifier, Saint Lucia
June 21: Qualifier, Barbados
June 22: Qualifier, Antigua & Barbuda
June 22: Qualifier, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 23: Qualifier, Barbados
June 23: Qualifier, Antigua & Barbuda
June 24: Qualifier, Saint Lucia
June 24: Qualifier, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 26: Semi-final 1, Trinidad and Tobago
June 27: Semi-final 2, Guyana
June 29: Final, Barbados

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