TWENTY 20

  • Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league 2 days ago

    Johannesburg: Four of the players who controversially quit the recent One-Day International (ODI) cricket tour of India have signed contracts to play in South Africa's Ram Slam Twenty20 League. ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, Windies T20 skipper Darren Sammy, along with Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have all been announced by Cricket...
  • New Zealand Cricket tightens security around domestic T20s 4 days ago

    Cricket New Zealand says it will increase security around domestic Twenty20 matches in a bid to tackle corruption. Head of cricket operations Lindsay Crocker was quoted by Fairfax Media on Sunday saying extra security would be provided around player areas at T20s to control public access. Crocker said "players will be concealed...
  • Twenty20 cricket good for the sport, says Azhar Mahmood October 19, 2014

    Dubai: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Sunday said he disagreed that Twenty20 cricket was spoiling younger generations of batsmen and is a threat to Test and one-day cricket. The 39-year-old was speaking at the launch of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) nine-day camp in the United Arab Emirates for young...
  • Odisha Cricket Association to issue wristband to keep gatecrashers at bay October 10, 2014

    Cuttack: Odisha Cricket Association will issue a wrist band for VIP enclosure ticket buyers during the Twenty20 International match between India and West Indies on October 22 to stop gatecrashers from grabbing the complimentary dinner. "We are introducing this for the first time as it was necessitated to separate the chafe...
  • Overnight star Pawan Negi owes his success to Vettori, CSK stint October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Not even in his wildest dream did Pawan Negi think that he would take a five-for on a stage like the CLT20 final and after producing that unexpected stellar effort, the overnight star attributed his success to his stint at Chennai Super Kings and inspiration Daniel Vettori. Negi beat...
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in one-off Twenty20 October 6, 2014

    Dubai: Offspinner Glenn Maxwell polished off Pakistan's top order with the new ball and opening batsman David Warner anchored the run chase with an unbeaten 54 as Australia comfortably won the one-off Twenty20 match by six wickets on Sunday. Maxwell finished with 3 for 13 after removing opening batsman Awais Zia...
  • Pakistan, Australia face off in Twenty20 October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without their key spinner Saeed Ajmal who...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20, 1st semifinal October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The seemingly invincible Kolkata Knight Riders will start outright favourites when they square off against Australia's Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Thursday. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll having remained unbeaten in the CLT20...
  • West Indies have the ability to beat India: Richie Richardson October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: West Indies cricket manager Richie Richardson on said he is well aware that India would look to bounce back from their forgettable England tour but believes in his side's ability and looks forward to beat the hosts. "When you are a top team and you lose, you just can't wait...
  • KKR focused on their own strengths in semis: Robin Uthappa September 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League Twenty20. "I think they [Hobart Hurricanes] have been playing good cricket. I think some of their batsmen...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit other formats to focus on T20 September 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder and national T20 captain Shahid Afridi may join the growing band of international cricketers who have opted to retire from other formats to focus only on T20 cricket. Afridi told reporters at the national stadium that he could quit oneday internationals after the 2015 World Cup to...
  • Players need to shed their 'fear' of defeat: Shahid Afridi September 16, 2014

    Karachi: Soon after being reappointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi on Tuesday urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game. In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi,...
  • CLT20: I like to be a mean winner, says Gautam Gambhir September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Winning is all what matters to Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir as he intends to be "mean winner than a polite loser" when the reigning IPL champions take part in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20. "We always take the field thinking that we will win and this time...
  • CLT20 : Lahore Lions have potential to enter main draw, says Hafeez September 9, 2014

    Karachi: Proudly leading the Lahore Lions into the Champions League Twenty20, Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said that his team has the firepower and ability to handle pressure and make it to the main draw of the lucrative league. The Lahore Lions squad, which leaves on Monday will play their qualifying...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 7, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first halfcentury of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close threerun win in the oneoff Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31ball 71 and India's...
  • Australia women make clean sweep of series against Pakistan September 5, 2014

    Gold Coast: Australia recorded a 20run win in the final women's Twenty20 International against Pakistan to make a clean sweep of the series 40 at the Kerrydale Oval on Friday. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia put on 139/3 from their 20 overs which the visitors failed to...
  • Bresnan makes comeback, uncapped Roy in England T20 squad against India August 31, 2014

    London: The England selectors on Sunday decided to bring back experienced pacer Tim Bresnan in the national squad for the oneoff T20 international against India at the Edgbaston on September 7. The 14member squad also features uncapped Surrey opener Jason Roy, who has been rewarded for his good show in the...
  • Heavy rain ruins West Indies vs Bangladesh oneoff T20 August 28, 2014

    Basseterre: The oneoff Twenty20 cricket international between the West Indies and Bangladesh was abandoned with no result on Wednesday after a lengthy, heavy shower rendered conditions unfit for play at Warner Park. Bangladesh, after winning the toss, reached 31 for 0 off 4.4 overs when rain and strong winds caused ground...
  • Flintoff heroics can't stop Bears winning T20 title August 24, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren't quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket's Twenty20 Blast final. Flintoff, who had made just two appearances in the competition after coming out of retirement earlier...
  • Twenty20 is just a platform, Test cricket is the ultimate dream: Unmukt August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) being blamed for India's humiliating Tests series loss in England, Unmukt Chand, skipper of the 2012 U19 World Cup winning team, feels that Twenty20 just remains a platform but playing Tests still remains the dream of every young cricketer. The 21yearold Delhi cricketer,...
  • Kings XI Punjab's Sandeep Sharma to miss Champions League Twenty20 July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Talented medium pacer Sandeep Sharma, who was one of the star performers for Kings XI Punjab in IPL7, is set to miss the Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury that will keep him out of action till December. Sandeep grabbed the limelight this year by taking 18 wickets...
  • Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20 July 29, 2014

    Colombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September. Nishantha Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary said that the pacer had a talk with the officials and had conveyed his wish to...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities Hyderabad,...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 July 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • Lahore Lions to play in 2014 CLT20 July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan will send their domestic Twenty20 champions Lahore Lions to play in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in India in September, an official said on Wednesday. The Lions, led by former Pakistan Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, beat Misbahul Haq's Faisalabad Wolves in the final of the...
  • Andrew Flintoff back for Lancashire after retirement July 7, 2014

    Andrew Flintoff said he "loved" making his county cricket comeback for Lancashire on Sunday, four years after retiring from the game. The former England allrounder did not bat in a Twenty20 Blast fixture at Worcestershire but he took two for 36 with the ball as Lancashire (229 for four) won by...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20 July 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham,...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Prematch: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • ICC backs life ban on Lou Vincent July 1, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council supported the life ban imposed on New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent after he confessed to matchfixing while lauding the disgraced batsman for having the courage to admit his guilt. ICC CEO Dave Richardson, while backing the decisions taken by England and Wales Cricket Board and the...