T20 World Cup 2021: When is it, who will England play and which players from the London counties are in the squad?

Surrey and Middlesex will be represented in the England squad
Eoin Morgan of Middlesex reacts after taking the catch of Jamie Overton of Surrey during the Vitality T20 Blast match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground on June 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)Eoin Morgan of Middlesex reacts after taking the catch of Jamie Overton of Surrey during the Vitality T20 Blast match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground on June 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
Eoin Morgan of Middlesex reacts after taking the catch of Jamie Overton of Surrey during the Vitality T20 Blast match between Middlesex and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground on June 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

The men’s T20 World Cup gets underway this Sunday in, and England will be looking to become the first team to hold the title in both formats of white ball cricket.

The tournament comes two years after England’s dramatic super over win against New Zealand in the final of the 50 over World Cup.

It is to be held jointly in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

England will be led by seasoned captain and Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan.

Also in the ranks from the London counties are Surrey bowlers Tom Curran and Chris Jordan. Their county team mate Reece Topley is on the reserve list for the tournament.

England get underway on 23 October when they face West Indies, the side who beat them in the final of the 2016 tournament.

The opening match of the tournament sees Oman play Papua New Guinea. The tournament begins with a week-long group stage in which eight teams take part.

Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka make up Group A and Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Scotland make up Group B.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Chris Jordan during the T20 Blast match between Surrey and Sussex Sharks at The Kia Oval on June 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Surrey CCC)LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Chris Jordan during the T20 Blast match between Surrey and Sussex Sharks at The Kia Oval on June 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Surrey CCC)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: Chris Jordan during the T20 Blast match between Surrey and Sussex Sharks at The Kia Oval on June 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Surrey CCC)

The top two from each group will then go into the ‘Super 12’ stage which is made up of two groups of six teams.

It is here that England will join in Group 1. They will be pitted against West Indies, Australia, South Africa, the winner of Group A and the runner up in Group B.

Group 2 consists of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, the runner up in Group A and the winner of Group B.

The top two in each group go into the semi-finals which will be played on the 10 and 11 November.

The final will take place on Sunday, 14 November.

  • Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain
  • Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
  • Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
  • Sam Billings (Kent)
  • Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
  • Tom Curran (Surrey)
  • Chris Jordan (Surrey)
  • Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
  • Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
  • Tymal Mills (Sussex)
  • Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
  • Jason Roy (Surrey)
  • David Willey (Yorkshire)
  • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
  • Mark Wood (Durham)

Travelling Reserves

  • Reece Topley (Surrey)
  • Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
  • James Vince (Hampshire)