Twenty 20 World Cup

  • As it happened: India vs England, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India lost their first warm-up game to Sri Lanka by five runs and will like to get a win under their belt before the opening match of the 2014 World Twenty20 against Pakistan on March 21. England also lost their first...
  • Kamran, Malik summoned for T20 WC; Fawad Alam for Asia Cup February 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan summoned seemingly forgotten wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and allrounder Shoaib Malik on Friday for the Twenty20 World Cup and recalled middleorder batsman Fawad Alam for the preceding Asia Cup. Kamran will challenge his brother Umar for the wicketkeeping slot as the younger brother has been keeping wickets regularly since...
  • BCCI to prepare Nepal for T20 World Cup qualifiers September 17, 2013

    Kathmandu: The Nepali national team will play practice matches in New Delhi October 20-30 ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers in the United Arab Emirates from November 15. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to a proposal of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN)...
  • De Villiers to open batting in 1st T20 against Pakistan February 28, 2013

    Durban: AB de Villiers will open the batting for South Africa in the first Twenty20 against Pakistan in Durban on Friday, team's captain Faf du Plessis said on Thursday. "We just feel that AB is one of the best batsmen in the world. He's one of those guys who on his...
  • Pace bowling remains a concern for Hafeez September 26, 2012

    Pallekele: Despite making the Super Eights of the ICC World Twenty20 with a clinical win over Bangladesh, Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez conceded that there is still room for improvement in the pace bowling department. "Our bowlers tried well against Bangladesh but there is bit of a concern about the fast bowlers....
  • After New Zealand, SA grapple with illness September 19, 2012

    Hambantota: Five South African players have fallen ill but are expected to be fit for the team's first Twenty20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Thursday, the Proteas team manager said. "We have a few guys who've gone down with viral infection, vomiting and diarrhoea but I am happy to say...
  • World Twenty20, SL vs Zim: as it happened September 18, 2012

    Zimbabwe Innings 18th over: 100 all out. Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 82 runs to win the ICC World Twenty20 2012 opener. Malinga performs the last rites to get among the wickets and help Sri Lanka complete a facile win. The day in the end belonged to the comeback man Ajantha Mendis...
  • World T20: MacGill doesn't see Aus in top 4 September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Australia legspinner Stuart MacGill feels Australia won't be able to make it to the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, though he would love to see them there. Accompanying Australia's hockey legend Jamie Dwyer on India tour, MacGill was present here on Tuesday at the...
  • Dananjaya in content_cnion to play SL's opener September 17, 2012

    Hambantota: Sri Lanka's new spinbowling hope Akila Dananjaya already feels so at home in the setup that he has commandeered a senior teammate as a chauffeur. The confident 18yearold's rapid rise from obscurity means he has been named in Sri Lanka's 13man squad for the World Twenty20 opener against Zimbabwe in...
  • Broad 'proud' to lead England's title defence September 14, 2012

    Colombo: England captain Stuart Broad said on Friday he was excited to be leading the defending champions at next week's World Twenty20 despite the absence of star batsman Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen, who was Man of the Tournament when England won the 2010 edition in the Caribbean, has been kept out of...
  • We can still win the World T20: Clarke September 13, 2012

    Sydney: Australia can win the Twenty20 World Cup this month, test captain Michael Clarke said on Thursday, even if they are ranked ninth in the world and will have to do it without him. Clarke quit the shortest form of the game after the final match of the 201011 Ashes debacle...
  • SLPL to go on without Indian players June 15, 2012

    Colombo: The Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) would go ahead as planned even without the participation of the Indian players, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said on Friday. "We will go ahead with the tournament with or without [the] Indian players," Ranatunga said. He, however, added that SLC had...
  • SLC plans to keep bookies out of T20 WC May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of bookies planning to target the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka later in the year, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board on Monday said that it would take "maximum precautions" to ensure that "unwanted elements" were not involved in the game. Reports in the media said...
  • PNG, Italy turn to foreign talent to help team March 14, 2012

    Dubai: The fledgling cricket team from Papua New Guinea knows they need some unprecedented performances to have any chance of earning a spot at the Twenty20 World Cup. They may have found just the help they need in former England wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, who has been recruited to play at...
  • 'Hayden must come out of retirement' December 11, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Cricket Australia (CA) conditioner Jock Campbell has urged Matthew Hayden to come out of retirement and make himself available for selection in the national team for next year's Twenty20 World Cup. The 40yearold is all set to represent Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League and Campbell felt that...
  • Yuvraj denies Indian players involved in brawl May 13, 2010

    Gros Islet (St Lucia): Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh has denied reports that six Indian players were reportedly involved in a brawl at a pub in St Lucia. "There was no fight, not even an argument," Yuvraj wrote on his Twitter page, asking the media not to "make up stories". According to reports...
  • Yuvraj denies pub brawl in St Lucia May 13, 2010

    Gros Islet (St Lucia): Indian cricket team's trouble doesn't end with their ouster from Twenty20 World Cup with reports suggesting that some of the players were involved in a pub brawl here even though Yuvraj Singh dismissed the claim. According to reports, six Indian players went to a local pub, Tequila...
  • India can be the best in one day cricket: Kirsten September 9, 2009

    ChennaiI: Coach Gary Kirsten has urged his players to focus on becoming the top oneday side, which they can do by winning every match in the oneday triseries in Sri Lanka. New Zealand and hosts Sri Lanka are the other teams in the event ending on Monday, a warmup ahead of...
  • Dhoni effigy burnt in hometown as India out of T20 October 2, 2010

    Ranchi: Cricket fans in the Jharkhand capital Monday burnt Indian cricket captain and city boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni in effigy to protest India's exit from the ICC Twenty20 world cup following successive defeats in matches against the West Indies and England. Around 50 cricket fans, mostly youth, gathered near Siddo Kanhu...
  • Aussies dare Team India, ready for revenge series September 28, 2007

    It's time for Team India to leave the heady celebrations aside and gear up for the challenge ahead the Australian cricket team. India will be taking on the mighty Australians in a sevenmatch OneDay series that begins on Saturday in Bangalore. Any series the Aussies are involved in is always...
  • In Pics: Team India gets a rousing reception in Mumbai September 26, 2007

    The last cricketers to get a ticker tape welcome were Ajit Wadekar and his boys on their return from the Caribbean, after their historic win over the West Indies. That was 1971. ...
  • T20 win great, but Kapil's Devils still rule the heart September 26, 2007

    The 24year long wait for the cricket World Cup has finally ended. Dhoni's Devils have done what Kapil's XI did at Lord's in 1983. The Yuvrajs, Joginder Sharmas have now replaced the likes of Sandeep Patil and Roger Binny. CNNIBN debated the Twenty20 World Championship win on the show Face the...
  • Advertisers make merry, dance to Twenty20 tune September 26, 2007

    Mumbai: It's not just cricket that's been rejuvenated after India's win at the Twenty20 World Championships. Advertisers who were slacking off placing money on cricket are now sitting up in their seats. As a nation held its collective breath, dozens of media planners and advertisers breathed easy. Twenty20 has brought cricket...
  • Outrage in India over Pak skipper's Muslim remark September 25, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik's statement at the ICC World Twenty20 award ceremony after the final has sparked off controversy and outrage among viewers who were glued to their television sets on Monday. In the midst of celebrations in the Indian camp, what ruffled feathers was Malik's comment, which was...
  • 'I was lucky to participate in this historic event' September 25, 2007

    Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan was in Johannesburg to watch the Twenty20 World Championship IndiaPakistan final on Monday. Though he was impressed at the energy and enthusiasm of the young team, in an exclusive chat with CNNIBN, he said that winning the World Cup did not mean this was the best...
  • Family members of Team India on cloud nine September 25, 2007

    As India won the Twenty20 World Cup, the families of the players burst into loud cheers and celebrations. From Jalandhar to Kochi, it's a story of families on cloud nine their cup of joy overflowing. ...
  • In Pics: SRK, Mallya cheer for India at T20 final September 24, 2007

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan joined thousands of cricket fans at the New Wanderers, Johannesburg, to root for Team India as Dhoni and Co faced their archrivals Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Cup Final on Monday evening. ...
  • Chak de: Shah Rukh eggs India on against Pakistan September 24, 2007

    Johannesburg: Indian film super star Shahrukh Khan reached here to watch the Twenty20 World Championships final between India and Pakistan here on Monday. "I am here to back India, who have been playing really well in this tournament. They have already done us proud and I hope they prevail over another...
  • T20 WC: Australia bite dust, Pak win by 6 wickets | Pics September 18, 2007

    Pakistan bowled exceptionally well to restrict Australia. ...
  • Pakistan end Sri Lanka's winning streak | Match in pics September 18, 2007

    The Pakistani bowlers never allowed Sri Lanka to get away. ...