TWENTY 20

  • Did you know T20 cricket completed 10 years on Feb 17? 5 days ago

    On February 17, when the entire cricketing fraternity was busy with the 50-over World Cup, one of the game's greatest revolutions silently crossed an important milestone. Twenty20, which is often seen as a very recent addition to cricket, celebrated its 10th anniversary in the international arena. T20 was conceptualised in England...
  • Chanaka Welegedara bowls most economical T20 spell April 6, 2015

    Chanaka Welegedara equalled Chris Morris's record of the most economical figures in Twenty20 cricket after bowling the full quota of four overs on Sunday (April 5). Playing for Tamil Union against Sinhalese Sports Club in Sri Lanka Cricket's T20 tournament at the Colombo Cricket Club, Welegedara returned figures of 4-2-2-4. While Morris...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Jharkhand lose again despite Jaggi ton; Hyderabad beat Odisha in a thriller April 4, 2015

    Ishank Jaggi scored his maiden Twenty20 century but failed to prevent a fourth consecutive loss for Jharkhand in the Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 on Saturday (April 4). the day, Rajasthan slumped to their first loss in three matches while Gujarat halted Madhya Pradesh's winning march...
  • Odisha, Gujarat register wins in Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 April 1, 2015

    In the two afternoon games on the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament Super League stage on Wednesday, Odisha recorded their first-ever win over Mumbai across formats and Gujarat were comprehensive against Jharkhand. Group A Gujarat vs Jharkhand Gujarat's incisive bowling performance handed them an easy six-wicket win over Jharkhand...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Karnataka thrash Tamil Nadu, Delhi lose to Haryana March 27, 2015

    Karnataka bowlers produced a clinical show to bowl Tamil Nadu out for just 61 to set up an easy eight-wicket victory for their team in a South Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy on Friday. Seamer Ronit More produced a spell of 3-2-1-2 as he reduced Tamil...
  • Sehwag powers Delhi to easy win over J&K in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A vintage Virender Sehwag revived old memories with a dazzling 85 to power Delhi to a 26-run win over Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in a North Zone leg match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 cricket tournament, here today. Coming to bat at number three position, Sehwag sent the...
  • England need a world-class T20 tournament, says Michael Atherton March 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Former England captain Michael Atherton on Tuesday felt that his country's cricket needs a "world-class Twenty20 tournament", to make them a strong contender in the limited-overs format. England on Monday slumped to fourth loss in five matches in Pool A of the ongoing World Cup. They lost to Bangladesh by...
  • 2016 World Twenty20 in India from March 11 to April 3 January 29, 2015

    Dubai: The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following its Board meeting on Thursday. Though the tournaments were awarded to countries in 2013, the dates were approved on...
  • St. Kitts gets CPL T20 franchise January 29, 2015

    Kingston, Jamaica: St. Kitts and Nevis will host the newest Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise for the 2015 edition of the Twenty20 tournament. The venue, only added to the roster for last year's campaign, will become the seventh franchise holder, joining Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago and...
  • CA should work to get Indian players for Big Bash: Allan Border January 17, 2015

    Keen to see Indian players in the Big Bash Twenty20 Tournament, former Australian captain Allan Border said Cricket Australia should approach BCCI for this as it would enhance the tournament's stature. "The Big Bash League is a fabulous product, but it would be great to see a sprinkling of Indian players...
  • Gayle, Pollard back as West Indies face South Africa in 1st T20 January 9, 2015

    After suffering a humiliating 2-0 Test series defeat, the West Indies will look to bounce back against South Africa in a three-match Twenty20 international series starting on Friday at Newlands. South Africa have rested their key players and have opted for an experimental squad for the shortest format of the game...
  • T20 still can't find place in international calendar: Gilchrist November 11, 2014

    Sydney: The Twenty20 format is still struggling to find a foothold in the congested international cricket calendar despite a decade of existence, Australia cricket legend Adam Gilchrist said on Tuesday. Gilchrist, regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeeper-batsmen of all time, believes most of the cricket community was still "confused" by...
  • Pat Cummins relaunches international career in T20 series November 4, 2014

    Young Australian paceman Pat Cummins gets a chance to relaunch his injury-blighted international career in Wednesday`s Twenty20 series opener against South Africa in Adelaide. Cummins, 21, will play his first international for more than two years as fifth-ranked Australia take on the third-rated Proteas in the first of three T20 matches....
  • Players involved in Windies pay dispute join SA league October 28, 2014

    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 October 26, 2014

    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...