ICC World T20

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

West Indies Women Name World T20 Squad

West Indies Women have named a 14-woman squad for the World Twenty20 and five-match series against England, which begin next month. All-rounder Britney Cooper has been recalled following her successful recovery from a fractured finger, while young wicket-keeper Kycia Knight and teenage leg-spinner Shaquana Quintyne are also included.
21 August 2012

England Women Name World T20 Squad

England Women have named a 14-woman squad for their forthcoming Twenty20 International assignments against Pakistan, West Indies and for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, which will be played alongside the men's event. The only change from their successful summer Twenty20 squad is the return of seam bowler Anya Shrubsole at the expense of Georgia Elwiss.
21 August 2012

Lumb And Wright Return To England T20 Squad

England have named their squads for the World Twenty20, which begins on 18th September, and for the One-Day International series against South Africa, which begins on 24th August. There are no major surprises in either squad, with Kevin Pietersen missing out due to the ongoing fall-out from the text affair and Stuart Broad being rested for the ODI series against South Africa. Luke Wright and Michael Lumb return to help defend the World T20 which they helped win in 2010.
21 August 2012

John Mooney Ruled Out Of World Twenty20

Ireland have been dealt a sizeable blow ahead of next month's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka with the news that influential all-rounder John Mooney has been ruled out with a fractured finger. He sustained the injury while playing for his club side North County and is expected to be out of action for three months.
17 August 2012

Muzhange Included In Zimbabwe T20 Squad

Brian Vitori and Richard Muzhange are the only uncapped players in Zimbabwe's 15-man squad for September's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. Muzhange did, however, play during the unofficial Twenty20 Internationals against Bangladesh and South Africa in June, while Vitori has already represented his country in both Test matches and One-Day Internationals and impressed during an 'A' team tri-series in Harare last month.
16 August 2012

Australia Name Settled World T20 Squad

Australia have named their 15-man squad for next month's World Twenty20 and have sprung no surprises, naming the same players that were picked in July to compete in the forthcoming three match Twenty20 series against Pakistan in the UAE.
16 August 2012

Farhad Reza Included In Bangladesh World T20 Squad

Farhad Reza is the only notable inclusion in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. He replaces fast-bowler Nazmul Hossain from the squad that toured Europe, playing matches against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.
16 August 2012

Vettori Selected In New Zealand World T20 Squad

As expected, New Zealand have named former captain Daniel Vettori in their final 15-man squad for the World Twenty20, which begins next month. A more surprising inclusion is that of left-arm seamer Adam Milne, who hasn't played for his country since December 2010.
15 August 2012

Kallis Included In South Africa World T20 Squad

Jacques Kallis has made the cut and has been selected in South Africa's final 15-man squad for next month's World Twenty20. Test captain Graeme Smith, who was included in the 30-man provisional squad, has not been included however. The other notable absentee is fast-bowler Marchant de Lange who has still not recovered from the back injury which ruled him out of the ongoing tour to England.
9 August 2012

England Women Name Provisional Squad For World T20

The England selectors have named their provisional squad for the ICC Women's Twenty20, which will be held alongside the men's later this year. The men's event kicks off in Sri Lanka on 18th September, with the women's event getting underway on 26th September. England's first match is the following day against Pakistan Women in Galle.
30 July 2012

Smith And Kallis In Line For T20 Comeback

South Africa have recalled Jacques Kallis and Graeme Smith to their provisional 30-man squad for the WorldTwenty20 in September. Kallis last played for the Proteas as a regular member of their T20 team in May 2010, while Smith was dropped before February's three-match series against New Zealand.
19 July 2012

West Indies Announce 30-Man World T20 Squad

West Indies are the latest team to announce their 30-man provisional squad for the World Twenty20 to be held in Sri Lanka in September. They have included all the regulars in a squad that contains no real surprises.
18 July 2012

Injured Rubel Hossain Out Of World T20

Bangladesh's selectors have left out fast-bowler Rubel Hossain from their provisional squad of 30 for the ICC World Twenty20. Other than that, there are no surprises with all the regulars included as well as six uncapped players from the domestic circuit.
18 July 2012

Lyon And Pattinson Left Out Of Australia's World T20 Squad

Australia have named their provisional squads for both the men's and women's World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka. A surprising omission from the men's squad is off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who has apparently been overlooked in favour of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell. Another man who will be disappointed to be left out is fast-bowler James Pattinson, with Ben Laughlin and Dirk Nannes included at his expense.
18 July 2012

Yuvraj Singh Makes Welcome Return For World T20

Yuvraj Singh has made a welcome return to an Indian national squad for the first time since his cancer diagnosis. It is understood that he is currently training in Bangalore and said that he believed Twenty20 cricket was the best format for him to make his cricketing comeback as he builds up his stamina following several gruelling rounds of chemotherapy.
18 July 2012