T20 World Cup 2024

1 June 2024 |

The T20 World Cup 2024 is just around the corner, and fans everywhere are buzzing with excitement, eager to see their favorite teams and players light up the field with thrilling matches and unforgettable moments!

England will defend their title against a record 20 teams, up from 16 in 2022. The lineup in the T20 World Cup 2024 includes the hosts, top teams from the last tournament, and newcomers like Canada and Uganda. Furthermore the format features a group stage, Super 8s, and knockout rounds.

Pencil in those dates!

Set from June 2 to June 29, this will also be the ninth edition of this exciting T20 International tournament. A month long of edge of your seat, fast cricket!

Organized by the ICC, it will be co-hosted by the West Indies as well as the United States. So you can just imagine the great venues in these beautiful countries.

SA Matches in the 2024 T20 World Cup 

  • Monday, June 3 2024,  will see South Africa vs. Sri Lanka at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. Therefore their first match!
  • June 8 2024, South Africa vs. Netherlands at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.
  • June 10 2024, South Africa vs. Bangladesh at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.
  • June 15 2024, South Africa vs. Nepal at Arnos Vale Playing Field, St. Vincent.

The Origin of T20 Cricket 

T20 cricket began in 2003 when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) introduced it. They aimed to counter declining audiences, fewer sponsorship deals, and also a lack of interest from younger fans. Cricket needed a fresh approach, and T20 provided just that!

The initial T20 games, especially the final at Trent Bridge, attracted record crowds and were a big success. So from 2003 onwards, T20 cricket quickly spread across domestic leagues in all cricketing nations. Furthermore by 2005, it had gone international, with Australia winning the first match against New Zealand.  

If you are new to T20 cricket have a read through our “All about T20 Cricket” to brush up before you start betting!

Epic Venues for the T20 WC

The 2024 T20 World Cup will light up six iconic venues across the West Indies, hosting 24 group stage games. As well as 12 second round matches, and all semi-finals and the final. So each ground offers its unique charm, adding to the vibrant cricketing culture of the Caribbean. 

  • Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana 

Built in 2006 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, the Providence Stadium sits by the Demerara River near Georgetown. Famous for its grassy mounds where fans gather, this venue also witnessed Lasith Malinga’s historic four wickets in four balls. Furthermore it will host the tournament opener with West Indies vs. Papua New Guinea on June 2.

  • Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados 

With a 28,000 capacity, the Kensington Oval is Barbados’ largest cricket ground, hosting matches since 1895. Renovated for the 2007 World Cup, it saw England’s T20 World Cup victory in 2010. Therefore this historic ground will host the first half of Group B matches and the grand final on June 29. 

  • Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua 

A short drive from St. Johns, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was also built for the 2007 World Cup. Therefore named after Antigua’s cricket legend.

  • Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago 

Located near San Fernando, this modern facility became Trinidad and Tobago’s premier cricket ground in 2008.

  • Arnos Vale Ground, Arnos Vale, St. Vincent 

Hosting international cricket since 1981, this multi-purpose stadium near Kingstown has a capacity of 18,000.

  • Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia 

Renamed in 2016 to honor the T20 World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy, this stadium also offers picturesque views of the Beausejour Hills.

South Africa T20 Squad 

The T20 SA Squad is filled with talent as well as players iching to prove they deserve a spot in the international team. So here is the team for the T20 WC 2024 and they fall into Group D:

  • Aiden Markram (captain),
  • Ottniel Baartman
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Marco Jansen
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • David Miller
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Ryan Rickelton
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Tristan Stubbs.  
  • Nandre Burger
  • Lungi Ngidi. 

Top contenders like India, Australia, as well as England lead the odds, ensuring intense competition. Therefore fans can look forward to an unforgettable cricket spectacle, filled with exciting matches and the vibrant spirit of the sport.

Group A 

  1. Canada 
  2. India 
  3. Ireland 
  4. Pakistan 
  5. United States

B Group

  1. Australia 
  2. England 
  3. Namibia 
  4. Oman 
  5. Scotland 

Group C 

  1. Afghanistan 
  2. New Zealand 
  3. Papua New Guinea 
  4. Uganda 
  5. West Indies 

D Group 

  1. Bangladesh 
  2. Nepal 
  3. Netherlands 
  4. South Africa 
  5. Sri Lanka

Favourite T20 WC Teams  

As the T20 World Cup draws near, cricket fans and experts are buzzing about the chances of different teams to win the tournament. Firstly, India leads the pack with favorable odds of +375, showcasing their strong team and history in the format.  

Australia closely follows at +450, indicating their serious contention for the title.  England, with odds of +600, presents a formidable challenge with their aggressive playing style.  

Furthermore South Africa and West Indies share odds of +800, reflecting their explosive potential and past successes in T20 cricket.  

New Zealand and Pakistan, at +1200 and +1300 respectively, are also considered strong contenders, given their talent and adaptability.  

Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, with odds ranging from +2600 to +8000, are viewed as dark horses capable of causing surprises but facing tougher odds against the favorites.  

Overall, the competition promises to be fierce, with each team striving to clinch the prestigious T20 World Cup title. 

Join the T20 World Cup fun!

The T20 World Cup 2024, hosted by the West Indies and the United States from June 2 to June 29, promises to be thrilling. With 20 teams, including newcomers like Canada and Uganda, competing, the excitement is high. Iconic Caribbean venues will add a unique charm to the event. 

T20 cricket, which started in 2003 to boost cricket’s popularity, has grown into a global sensation. This year, South Africa’s team, led by Aiden Markram, faces tough competition in Group D against Bangladesh, Nepal, Netherlands, and Sri Lanka. 

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There are many other promotions out there and we also cover the other sports events happening in June. Have a look at our June 2024 Sport Preview article for all the extra info. As well as the Hollywoodbets June 2024 Promotions to see what else they have on offer.

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