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ICC WT20 2012 Podcast: India v Pakistan Reaction

John Pennington and Chetan Narula discuss the India-Pakistan warm-up game ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka. Chetan was at the game at the R Premadesa Stadium and saw Pakistan overhaul a target of 186 with five balls to spare thanks to a brilliant unbeaten 92 by Kamran Akmal.
17 September 2012

Comment - ICC World Twenty20 2012 Wide Open

On the world stage, in sport, there is always that one team which is ahead of all others in the fray. The term coined for them is favourites, writes Chetan Narula in his preview of the ICC World Twenty20 2012. Presently, in international football, Spain are that team, a glorious example. But imagine them entering a World Cup or Euro without that tag. Imagine them down at everybody's level or everybody else at their level. That would mean all are equals and no one in particular has any forward momentum to lift the trophy.
17 September 2012

Pakistan Beat India As England, Ireland, South Africa & West Indies Also Win

The final round of warm-ups ahead of the ICC World Twenty 2012 ended with wins for England, Ireland, India, South Africa and the West Indies. Ireland produced an impressive comeback to beat Bangladesh by five runs, England came out on top of a similarly close game against Australia to win by nine runs, Pakistan confidently chased down a stiff target to overcome India by five wickets while South Africa proved too strong for New Zealand, as did the West Indies for Afghanistan.
17 September 2012

Wins For India And Australia In World T20 Warm-Ups

The ICC World Twenty20 saw its second day of warm-up matches today with wins for India over Sri Lanka, Australia over New Zealand, Bangladesh over Zimbabwe, and Afghanistan over Sri Lanka A.
15 September 2012

ICC WT20 2012 Podcast: Warm-Ups Underway

John Pennington and Chetan Narula offer their analysis of the opennig round of warm-up games ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka. Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 54 runs and Sri Lanka easily beat the West Indies by nine wickets.
14 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - South Africa

Coming off the back of a successful tour of England, which saw them ranked at one time or another as number one in each of the three forms of the game, South Africa have to go into the World Twenty20 as one of the main contenders for the title. Traditionally they are the nearly men of World Cups - as shown by their semi-final appearances in the 2007 and 2009 World Twenty20s - but with the likes of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan being talked about as the pre-tournament favourites, for once South Africa do not have the burdensome favourites tag hanging round their necks.
14 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Ireland

Ireland always seem to perform better than they perhaps ought to in World Cups and this one in Sri Lanka should be no different. Following an excellent performance in the 2011 50-over World Cup, also on the subcontinent, they will be hoping to further press their long-stated aim to be awarded Full Member status with another strong showing this time around. Unfortunately, they will have to make do without the services of key all-rounder John Mooney, who was ruled out with a fractured finger. He has been replaced by young all-rounder Stuart Thompson.
13 September 2012

ICC World T20 2009 Review - Afridi Inspires Pakistan

After the success of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 2007 hosted by South Africa, it was once again time for the world to be treated to big hitting and skilful bowling as England played host to the second ICC World Twenty20 in 2009. Nine of the Test-playing nations were joined in the competition by three qualifiers, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands. The omission of the tenth Test-playing nation, Zimbabwe, was related to political controversies surrounding the leader Robert Mugabe.
13 September 2012

ICC World T20 2007 Review - India Herald A New Era

The year 2007 wasn't proving to be a good one for cricket, financially that is. The ODI World Cup in the West Indies turned out to be a drab affair. The tournament went on for far too long, its format deemed unacceptable. The final between Australia and Sri Lanka ended in a farce, and early favourites India were knocked out in the nascent stages. Pakistan’s off-field troubles didn’t help either.
13 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - India

Since the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, team India hasn’t done so well in this format. For a side that has all its cricketers - first team, fringe, reserve and domestic - participating in the world’s foremost T20 league, this is a bit of shame.
13 September 2012

ICC WT20 Warm-Up Wins For Ireland And Sri Lanka

Ireland and Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe and the West Indies as the warm-up matches for the ICC World Twenty20 2012 got underway in Colombo. Ireland produced an impressive performance to hammer Zimbabwe by 54 runs while hosts Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by nine wickets in a dominant display.
13 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Sri Lanka

At home, Sri Lanka are near unbeatable. There is recent proof of this, when in the 2011 ODI World Cup, they reached the finals without as much as breaking a sweat. With the ICC World Twenty20 2012 coming to their backyard, there aren’t many people who will bet against them. There is some difference between the two tournaments though. Of course there is the format and how Sri Lanka figure in that sense as compared to the competition is something that needs to be tackled a bit later. The foremost difference is in leadership.
11 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Pakistan

The thing about Pakistan is that you can choose to ignore them only at your peril. Whatever be the format of the game, this side is always in with a chance. Sure, they may not be favourites to win. But the lowest they are classified is the rag-tag of underdogs or even dark-horses. They are never deemed 'not in contention'. Ever. With ICC World Twenty20 2012 on the horizon, it would be silly to think that Pakistan do not have a shot at winning their second title in three years. Let us do the math.
11 September 2012

Gibson Gives West Indies 'Real Good Chance' At ICC WT20

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson gives his side 'a real good chance' going into the ICC World Twenty20 2012, which begins on 18th September in Sri Lanka. The West Indies play Ireland and Australia in the group and will expect to repeat their performance from the last two competitions and qualify for the Super Eight stage.
10 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2010 Review - England At Last

The 2010, and most recent, edition of the ICC World T20, held in the Caribbean, at last ended England's long wait for a win in an ICC-sanctioned global limited-overs event. In two attempts at the ICC Knockout Trophy, four attempts at the ICC Champions Trophy, and 10 attempts at the World Cup, the best they could manage was second on four occasions.
10 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe are perhaps, along with Afghanistan, everyone's second favourite team. From their high point in the mid 1990s where they threatened to join the big eight in international cricket, to the low point in the mid 2000s and their subsequent withdrawal from Test cricket, Zimbabwe have endured more intense highs and lows than just about any other sporting team.
10 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - New Zealand

For a team with some of the biggest hitters in the game and one of the most economical spinners, it is perhaps surprising that New Zealand have made little impact on the ICC World Twenty20 since reaching the semi-finals in 2007. Daniel Vettori has come out of limited overs international retirement for this tournament and his experience and skill will give the Black Caps a huge boost - he concedes just 5.36 runs per over and his control will put Pakistan and Bangladesh under pressure in a tough group.
7 September 2012

Trekurious Offer Exclusive Cricket Experiences

The excitement of the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka has just moved up several notches with exclusive celebrity cricketer experiences courtesy of Trekurious (www.trekurious.com). Trekurious is an online platform that helps the discerning find once-in-a-lifetime, premium experiences, such as dinner with a cricketer, or cooking with a celebrity chef.
6 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - Australia

The ICC World Twenty20 is the only international triophy that Australia have failed to win. Following overhauls in the personnel picking the team and on the playing field, they have targeted this tournament from a long way out to put that particular wrong to rights. In simple terms, they only need to improve by a fraction as in 2010, they produced a string of fine performances to reach the final, where they were beaten by old enemies England.
5 September 2012

Cricket World Live Returns For ICC World Twenty20 2012

Cricket World Media Limited is delighted to announce the return of Cricket World Live for the duration of the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka. The popular live show will form part of an enhanced online and offline experience of the tournament for visitors to CricketWorld.com and its associated websites.
5 September 2012

 
 
 
 

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