ICC T20 World Cup

ICC T20 World Cup

ustralia fast bowler Pat Cummins expressed excitement for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, which is scheduled to be played at home in October, while acknowledging that things could ‘change pretty quickly’.

Amid the ongoing global crisis, players have been forced into a long break. Australia had to cancel their limited-overs series against New Zealand last month after just one game and their two-Test series against Bangladesh in June could also be affected.

The Indian Premier League, which Pat Cummins is a part of alongside several other Australians, was shifted from the original start date of 29 March to 15 April, and is likely to be further postponed. Cummins, however, remains optimistic about the T20 World Cup, which is due to take place in October this year.

“The T20 World Cup is something we’ve been speaking about for years, the chance to play a home World Cup,” he said. “The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2015 was absolutely a career highlight and I wasn’t even playing in the final, so I would love to see it go ahead.

“That is the big tournament this year for international cricket, and being a part of that T20 World Cup would be great. We would love for that to happen in a perfect world.

“If I was to get really greedy, I’d love for the IPL to happen as well … but international cricket is the pinnacle, so hopefully we can play as much of that as possible.”

After the IPL and Bangladesh tour, Australia are scheduled to play England in a limited-overs away series in July before beginning their preparations for the World Cup.

If I was to get really greedy, I’d love for the IPL to happen as well…but international cricket is the pinnacle, so hopefully we can play as much as that as possible.

Pat Cummins

“There’s so many scenarios … the lucky thing is we’ve got so much time on our hands here in Australia for cricket, the World Cup is still six months away and the big India tour is still 8-9 months away,” said Cummins. “Imminently the IPL, Bangladesh tour and ODI series over in England are the ones that are more focused on. We’re all being open-minded that things could change and change quickly.”

The pace bowler also said that the players should view the ‘silver lining’ of the enforced break as it presents a rare opportunity to rest and refresh.

“The preference would be to be over there [in India] playing, but I guess the silver lining is we do get a bit of a break. We are pretty lucky, it’s right at the end of the season and we played basically our whole season out besides that last couple of games.

“We are always looking for small breaks to refresh, and that’s been the emphasis from the staff that this is our rest period.”

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Sri Lanka

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Ireland

Match 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Kardinia Park, Geelong
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Papua New Guinea

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Oman

Match 2, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Kardinia Park, Geelong
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Bangladesh

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Namibia

Match 3, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Netherlands

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Scotland

Match 4, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Ireland

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Oman

Match 5, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Kardinia Park, Geelong
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Sri Lanka

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Papua New Guinea

Match 6, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Kardinia Park, Geelong
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Namibia

v

Scotland

Match 7, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Bangladesh

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Netherlands

Match 8, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Papua New Guinea

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Ireland

Match 9, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Kardinia Park, Geelong
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Sri Lanka

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Oman

Match 10, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Kardinia Park, Geelong
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Netherlands

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Namibia

Match 11, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Bangladesh

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Scotland

Match 12, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Australia

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Pakistan

Super 12s Match 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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India

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South Africa

Super 12s Match 2, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Perth Stadium, Perth
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A1

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B2

Super 12s Match 3, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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New Zealand

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West Indies

Super 12s Match 4, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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Afghanistan

v

A2

Super 12s Match 5, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Perth Stadium, Perth
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England

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B1

Super 12s Match 6, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Perth Stadium, Perth
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New Zealand

v

B2

Super 12s Match 7, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
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Afghanistan

v

B1

Super 12s Match 8, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Perth Stadium, Perth
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Australia

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West Indies

Super 12s Match 9, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Perth Stadium, Perth
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Pakistan

v

A1

Super 12s Match 10, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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India

v

A2

Super 12s Match 11, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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England

v

South Africa

Super 12s Match 12, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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West Indies

v

B2

Super 12s Match 13, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Perth Stadium, Perth
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Pakistan

v

New Zealand

Super 12s Match 14, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | The Gabba, Brisbane
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Australia

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A1

Super 12s Match 15, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | The Gabba, Brisbane
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South Africa

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Afghanistan

Super 12s Match 16, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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India

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England

Super 12s Match 17, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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A2

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B1

Super 12s Match 18, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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New Zealand

v

A1

Super 12s Match 19, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | The Gabba, Brisbane
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Pakistan

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West Indies

Super 12s Match 20, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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Australia

v

B2

Super 12s Match 21, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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England

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Afghanistan

Super 12s Match 22, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | The Gabba, Brisbane
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South Africa

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A2

Super 12s Match 23, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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India

v

B1

Super 12s Match 24, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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Pakistan

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B2

Super 12s Match 25, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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Australia

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New Zealand

Super 12s Match 26, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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England

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A2

Super 12s Match 27, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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West Indies

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A1

Super 12s Match 28, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
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South Africa

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B1

Super 12s Match 29, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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India

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Afghanistan

Super 12s Match 30, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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TBC

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TBC

Semi Final 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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TBC

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TBC

Semi Final 2, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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TBC

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TBC

Final, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

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