T20 World Cup

  • Yuvraj did not deserve this unwarranted criticism: Pietersen 09-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Once labelled a 'pie-chucker' by Kevin Pietersen, beleaguered Yuvraj Singh has found support from the maverick batsman, who says the India left-hander is at the receiving end of "unwarranted criticism" following his scratchy knock in the World T20 final. Yuvraj's 21-ball 11 sucked the momentum out of India's...
  • Top seven moments of 2014 World Twenty20 08-04-2014 12:25 PM

    It's over, but memories will stay. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 delivered unbridled joy and also distressing heartbreaks that will shape up into bedtime stories the players will narrate to their grandchildren one day. Whether it was Hong Kong's win over Bangladesh, Dale Steyn's last over against New Zealand or...
  • MS Dhoni named captain of World T20 Team of Tournament 07-04-2014 02:10 PM

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the men's Team of the Tournament for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, with India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its captain. The team includes four players from India, two each from South Africa and the West Indies, and one each from Australia,...
  • Mithali static as Coyte, Perry make gains in bowling 07-04-2014 01:52 PM

    Dubai: Indian captain Mithali Raj remained static at the fifth place with Poonam Raut (8th) and Harmanpreet Kaur (9th) being the other two in the top-10 of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 International batsmen. Pacer Jhulan Goswami dropped two places to be 19th in the bowlers' list....
  • Don't be so bitter about one bad day: Harbhajan on Yuvraj 07-04-2014 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: Facing a barrage of criticism for his slow batting in the lost World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh found support from his teammate and close friend Harbhajan Singh, who urged fans to not be bitter about just "one bad day". "Shocking to c every1...
  • MS Dhoni defends underfire Yuvraj Singh, says he tried his best 07-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Mirpur: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday did not sound convincing as he desperately tried to defend Yuvraj Singh whose painstaking 21-ball 11 put paid to India's hopes of a historic treble. India's quest ended in heartbreak as a gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to win their maiden...
  • Sri Lanka dedicate World T20 title to Jayawardene and Sangakkara 06-04-2014 11:45 PM

    Mirpur: It was a fitting farewell for Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara who pulled the curtains on their T20 careers with a memorable triumph at the ICC World Twenty20, and their team-mates dedicated it to the two retiring legends of Sri Lankan cricket. A gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical...
  • As it happened: World T20, India vs Sri Lanka Final 06-04-2014 05:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing his final T20 International, Sangakkara hit a match-winning 52 not out after Sri Lanka restricted India to a paltry 130/4 in the final on Sunday. Pre-match: Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats 05-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265...
  • Gould, Kettleborough named umpires for World T20 final 05-04-2014 01:08 PM

    Dubai: Englishmen Ian Gould and Richard Kettleborough were on Saturday appointed on-field umpires for the World Twenty20 Championship final between India and Sri Lanka to be played in Dhaka on Sunday. The ICC announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the women's and men's finals of the...
  • It was my best Twenty20 knock, says Virat Kohli 05-04-2014 10:58 AM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli termed his unbeaten 72-run innings against South Africa on Friday night as his "best knock" considering the importance of the match although he said he had batted better than this on several other occasions. "If you look at the importance of this match (World T20 semi-final), then...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, World T20 2nd semi-final 04-04-2014 05:21 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) R Ashwin took 3/22 in South Africa's 172/4 while Virat Kohli once again anchored India's chase with a knock of 72 not out in the semi-final at Mirpur. Pre-match: After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the...
  • Sri Lanka offer $1 mn bonus to win WT20 04-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan team will be handed a million dollar bonus if they can shake off their reputation as chokers in the final of the World Twenty20 this weekend, the country's cricket board announced on Friday. The day after the players won a rain-affected semi-final against the West Indies,...
  • As it happened: World Twenty20 semis, Sri Lanka vs West Indies 03-04-2014 05:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) In a bid to reach their second successive World T20 final, defending champions West Indies lock horns with Sri Lanka, who in turn would be hoping to avenge their loss in the last edition's summit clash. Both the sides...
  • Malinga to lead Sri Lanka after Chandimal opts out 03-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Mirpur: Pace bowler Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 semi-final against the West Indies on Thursday after captain Dinesh Chandimal opted out of the game. Sri Lanka Cricket announced Chandimal's decision on Twitter on Thursday. Chandimal has been in indifferent form and had missed Sri Lanka's...
  • Chittagong track will help pace and bounce: Amla 03-04-2014 02:32 PM

    Mirpur: Hashim Amla is all too aware that the performance of the India spinners will go a long way to deciding the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa on Friday. The challenge posed by legspinner Amit Mishra and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who have each won two player-of-the-match awards so far...
  • PCB chairman summons Hafeez, Moin, Zaheer 03-04-2014 01:24 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is meeting head coach Moin Khan, captain Mohammad Hafeez and chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas on Thursday to hear them out the reasons for the team's failure to make the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Sethi picked Moin as head coach...
  • Numbers game: India favourites to beat South Africa in World T20 semis 03-04-2014 11:40 AM

    The new world No. 1 Twenty20 team is on a roll. With four wins in as many games, India are hot favourites to extend South Africa's wait for a senior ICC trophy by ending the Proteas' run at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in the semis. Group 2 toppers India...
  • Badree replaces Narine as No. 1 T20 bowler 03-04-2014 10:53 AM

    Dhaka: West Indies' leg-spinner Samuel Badree has moved up a place to replace teammate Sunil Narine as the number-one ranked bowler in the latest Reliance ICC Player Ranking for T20I bowlers. The latest update was released on Wednesday, a day after the group stage of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh...
  • Top order has to fire against Sri Lanka: Ramdin 03-04-2014 10:31 AM

    Mirpur: Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies top order has to fire if the champions are to beat Sri Lanka in the first semi-finals of the ICC World T20 tournament on Thursday. The two teams meet at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in a re-match of the finals of the tournament...
  • Pakistan chief cricket selector says picking seniors backfired 02-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's new cricket chief selector Rashid Latif on Wednesday said relying on senior players had backfired after a familiar batting collapse saw the team crash out from the World Twenty20. The 2009 champions were crushed by the West Indies on Tuesday night, sliding to an 84-run loss after appearing...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax 02-04-2014 04:22 PM

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • India topple Sri Lanka to become No. 1 team in ICC T20 rankings 02-04-2014 03:14 PM

    Dubai: Riding on their superb unbeaten run in the World Twenty20 Championships so far, the Indian cricket team toppled Sri Lanka to clinch the top spot in the ICC rankings issued on Wednesday. "India have moved ahead of Sri Lanka into the number-one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team...
  • Shane Warne helping South Africa leggie Tahir for India battle 02-04-2014 02:07 PM

    Mirpur: As the South African spinners gear up to counter a formidable Indian line-up, they had a pleasant surprise awaiting them at the net session when legendary legspinner Shane Warne came over to hand them tips ahead of the second semi-final of the ICC World T20 on Friday. "We were...
  • Team India's check-list for South Africa test in World T20 semis 02-04-2014 02:05 PM

    A fortnight ago, more than two months into 2014, India had only beaten Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But in the last 15 days of the financial year, the team made good gains at the ICC World Twenty20 to compensate for the losses it suffered in South Africa, New Zealand and at...
  • Mithali retains fifth spot in Women's T20 batting rankings 02-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained her fifth position to be the highest-placed Indian batter, while Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur also figured in the top 10 list of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 issued on Wednesday. Mithali, with 646 points, is placed behind Meg Lanning...
  • West Indies blew us in five overs, says Moin Khan 02-04-2014 01:04 PM

    Dhaka: Pakistan team coach Moin Khan on Wednesday said his team was blown away in the last five overs by the West Indies, costing them a place in the World Twenty20 semi-finals. The West Indies blasted 82 runs in the last five overs to recover from a struggling 84 for...
  • Injury scare for Yuvraj Singh ahead of WT20 semi-final 02-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Mirpur: Football remained pretty much a part of Indian cricketers' training stints but what was unusual on Tuesday was that they played barefoot, the hour-long leisurely session reflecting the team's new-found confidence following its qualification to the World Twenty20 semi-finals. It however left veteran Yuvraj Singh with a crepe bandage...
  • Dilshan fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct 01-04-2014 03:17 PM

    Chittagong: Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was on Tuesday fined 20 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against an umpire's decision after being dismissed in his side's final group match against New Zealand in the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. "Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent...
  • Stuart Broad may quit England's T20 captaincy 01-04-2014 12:17 PM

    England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has reportedly admitted that he may quit his role as the team's captain following a humiliating defeat by the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 tournament. The skipper said that he thoroughly enjoyed the role over the past couple of years, but the day was 'extremely...