ICC World T20

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

ICC Women's World T20 2009 & 2010 Review

A review of the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20, held in England and won by the hosts in supreme style. The decision to run the women's tournament alongside the men's competition from 2009 proved to be a masterstroke, doing wonders for the promotion of the game and allowing the players a chance to play in front of the sort of crowds they deserve.
4 September 2012

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Preview - England

England have good prospects going into the ICC World Twenty20 2012 and as defending champions they have proven that they can perform on the biggest stages. England would be justified in being confident that they will make it through the group stages, their toughest test will undoubtedly be India though they must not underestimate an ever improving Afghanistan side in their other group fixture.
4 September 2012

Ireland Appoint McDermott As Bowling Coach

Cricket Ireland have announced that former Australian international and bowling coach Craig McDermott has joined them as specialist bowling coach and consultant during the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. The appointment was unveiled at a departure press conference and comes just three months after McDermott stood down from his post with Australia.
4 September 2012

ICC World T20 Trophies Arrive In Sri Lanka

The ICC World Twenty20 2012 trophies have been ceremoniously accepted at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka after arriving from Dubai. The trophies were delivered to the host country at the completion of their global tour and the men's and women's trophies were met by Ajit Jayasakera, the Sri Lanka Cricket Chief Executive Officer, and ICC World Twenty20 2012 Tournament Director Upekha Nell.
30 August 2012

Hamid Hassan Included In Afghan World T20 Squad

Fast-bowler Hamid Hassan makes a welcome return to Afghanistan's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20. He has been out of action since January when he was injured playing for an ICC Associate/Affiliate XI against England on their tour of the UAE.
25 August 2012

New Faces In Sri Lanka World T20 Squad

Sri Lanka have named their final squads for the ICC World Twenty20, which begins in Hambantota next month. There are two surprising inclusions in the men's squad, while Shashikala Siriwardene has been named as the captain of the women's squad.
23 August 2012

Fit-Again Darren Bravo In West Indies ICC WT20 Squad

Fit-again batsman Darren Bravo has been named as part of the West Indies' 15-man ICC World Twenty20 squad, having been sidelined due to injury since June. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have kept faith with the nucleus of the squad that defeated New Zealand 2-0 in the recent series in Florida as they bid to better their semi-final appearance of 2009.
22 August 2012