The T20 World Cup 2021 is off and running the first round of matches among the lower-ranked nations set to determine the Super 12 teams going into the advanced stages of the tournament.
England must wait for their first taste of T20 World Cup action as their ICC World No.1 ranking gives them a bye, alongside a host of other elite teams, into the Super 12.
Eoin Morgan’s men head into the tournament among the favourites but won’t have it all their own way with Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Sam Curran all out of the squad due to various issues and injuries, while Test captain Joe Root has stepped back from the T20 international scene for two years due to Test commitments with The Ashes on the horizon.
Reigning champions West Indies are England’s first opponents in 2021 – a rematch of the last T20 World Cup final in 2016. West Indies were 18 runs behind with just one over to go when Carlos Brathwaite struck four consecutive sixes to win the match with two balls to go.
Sky Sports are showing live T20 World Cup coverage over the coming weeks and we can’t wait to soak up every moment on TV.
RadioTimes.com brings you all the details you need to know about how to watch the T20 World Cup including the full fixture list, TV schedule, channel information, dates and times.
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How to watch live T20 World Cup 2021
You can watch the tournament live on Sky Sports Cricket or online via the Sky Go app. Live coverage of every match starts one hour before the times listed in the schedule below.
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T20 World Cup schedule
All UK times. All matches will be shown on Sky Sports Cricket.
Monday 18th October
Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (11am)
Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (3pm)
Tuesday 19th October
Scotland v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (11am)
Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (3pm)
Wednesday 20th October
Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (11am)
Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (3pm)
Thursday 21st October
Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (11am)
Oman v Scotland, Muscat (3pm)
Friday 22nd October
Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (11am)
Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (3pm)
Saturday 23rd October
Australia v South Africa, Abu Dhabi (11am)
England v West Indies, Dubai (3pm)
Sunday 24th October
A1 v B2, Sharjah (11am)
India v Pakistan, Dubai (3pm)
Monday 25th October
Afghanistan v B1, Sharjah (3pm)
Tuesday 26th October
South Africa v West Indies, Dubai (11am)
Pakistan v New Zealand, Sharjah (3pm)
Wednesday 27th October
England v B2, Abu Dhabi (11am)
B1 v A2, Abu Dhabi (3pm)
Thursday 28th October
Australia v A1, Dubai (3pm)
Friday 29th October
West Indies v B2, Sharjah (11am)
Pakistan v Afghanistan, Dubai (3pm)
Saturday 30th October
South Africa v A1, Sharjah (11am)
Australia v England, Dubai (3pm)
Sunday 31st October
Afghanistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (10am)
India v New Zealand, Dubai (2pm)
Monday 1st November
England v A1, Sharjah (2pm)
Tuesday 2nd November
South Africa v B2, Abu Dhabi (10am)
Pakistan v A2, Abu Dhabi (2pm)
Wednesday 3rd November
New Zealand v B1, Dubai (10am)
India v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (2pm)
Thursday 4th November
Australia v B2, Dubai (10am)
West Indies v A1, Abu Dhabi (2pm)
Friday 5th November
New Zealand v A2, Sharjah (10am)
India v B1, Dubai (2pm)
Saturday 6th November
Australia v West Indies, Abu Dhabi (10am)
England v South Africa, Sharjah (2pm)
Sunday 7th November
New Zealand v Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (10am)
Pakistan v B1, Sharjah (2pm)
Monday 8th November
India v A2, Dubai (2pm)
Wednesday 10th November
Semi-final 1 (Super 12 A1 v Super 12 B2), Abu Dhabi (2pm)
Thursday 11th November
Semi-final 2 (Super 12 B1 v Super 12 A2), Dubai (2pm)
Sunday 14th November
Final, Dubai (2pm)