ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: when does the tournament start, which teams are there - and how to watch

The tournament got underway with a dramatic shock vistory for Namibia over Sri Lanka

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is underway, with the best white ball sides set to battle it out for the coveted trophy.

The tournament takes place in Australia across a month-long schedule, with England getting their campaign underway against Afghanistan on October 22.

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A range of the best names in the game will play at some of the most iconic stadiums on the planet in a tournament which is set to be action packed from the very first ball.

Here is how you can follow the action in Australia and which teams are set to take part in the tournament.

When is the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

England celebrate after wicket in seventh and final T20 in Pakistan last month

The World Cup gets underway on October 16 as Sri Lanka play Namibia at Kardinia Park in Geelong.

The final is set to take place at the MCG in Melbourne on Sunday November 13.

Which teams are at the 2022 World Cup?

In total 16 teams will take part in the tournament, which takes place in two sections.

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

Eight teams are split into two groups, group A and B, and the top two sides in each of these groups go through to the main group section of the tournament.

Group A: Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates

Group B: Ireland, Scotland, West Indies, Zimbabwe

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The next stage of the tournament will see two groups of six made up from the four teams who came from the first stage

These groups will be formed like this:

Group 1: Afghanistan, Australia, England, New Zealand, Group A winner, Group B runner up

Group 2: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Group B winner, Group A runner up

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How to watch the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022

Every match of the tournament will be shown live and in full on Sky Sports dedicated cricket channel Sky Sports Cricket

Current Sky customers can sign up to Sky Sports Cricket for an extra £14 a month, whilst new customers can purchase Sky TV and Sky Sports for £46 a month for 18 months.

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