World Twenty20 2012

  • Mahela Jayawardene quits as T20 captain October 8, 2012

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene has on Sunday announced that he will not captain his country in the Twenty20 format any more. The 35-year-old, who has led Sri Lanka in 19 Twenty20 internationals out of which he won 13 matches, took the decision shortly after West Indies' 36-run...
  • World T20: West Indies beat Sri Lanka to lift trophy October 7, 2012

    Colombo: It wasn’t perhaps the jamboree final that people expected considering the batting firepower on view, but at the end of 38.4 engaging overs it was West Indies who stood holding aloft the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 – their first major tournament since 2004 and only second since 1979. Sri...
  • Akram takes apart Dhoni's team selection October 4, 2012

    Colombo: With Zaheer Khan's form on the wane, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram says it's time the new selection committee starts grooming youngsters such as Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron to bolster India's pace attack. "Where is Umesh Yadav? And Varun Aaron seems to be a forgotten name. With the new...
  • World T20: India left to lament Australia defeat October 2, 2012

    One word haunted India during their ultimately disappointing campaign in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 – Australia. From the time AB de Villiers won the toss in the final match of the Super Eights India knew exactly what they needed to do – keep South Africa to 121 or less...
  • India vs South Africa: As it happened October 2, 2012

    South Africa innings: Over No. 20: South Africa 151 all out Albie Morkel begins the over with a flat six over his favourite midwicket fence, but plays the next one back onto the stumps. Balaji foxes Morne Morkel with a slow delivery, which the batsman misses. But a long hop from...
  • Jayawardene wary of Morgan, Wright in key tie September 30, 2012

    Kandy: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is wary of England's devastating duo Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright and believes dismissing them cheaply in Monday's World Twenty match is key to maintaining his team's winning momentum. In the Super Eights, the hosts won a close match against New Zealand for their first...
  • England, Sri Lanka fined for slow over rates September 30, 2012

    Pallekele: Defending champion England and hosts Sri Lanka were fined for slow over rates after their victories in the World Twenty20 Super Eights on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that match referee Javagal Srinath found Stuart Broad's team one over short of its target at the...
  • Live Updates: England beat NZ by six wickets September 29, 2012

    England innings: Luke Wright is adjudged Man of the Match. 19th over, England 149 for 4: Wright is finally dismissed after a scintillating innings of 76. He chased a wide delivery from Bracewell and hit it straight to Ross Taylor at covers. Jonny Bairstow is the news batsman and he gets off...
  • India handed an embarrassing defeat by Australia September 29, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts discuss India's humiliating defeat against Australia on Friday. ...
  • SL, WI look to brighten semi-final prospects September 28, 2012

    Pallekele: After notching up contrasting wins in their opening Super Eight games, a stern test awaits West Indies and Sri Lanka as they look to strengthen their semi-final chances in their Group 1 match at the ICC World Twenty20 here on Saturday. West Indies edged out defending champions England by 15...
  • Sehwag was a frustration for me as coach: Greg Chappell September 28, 2012

    Fanning the ongoing 'Virender Sehwag' debate, legendary Australian batsman Greg Chappell has termed the out-of-form batsman as "one of the great frustrations" of his time as India coach. "To say that Viru was one of the great frustrations of my time with the team is an understatement. Sadly, he continues to...
  • Will Sehwag be the fall guy against Australia? September 28, 2012

    With MS Dhoni giving enough clues to go in with five bowlers in their Super Eight clash against Australia, Virender Sehwag may be the fall guy if India decide to drop one batsman. To test their bench strength, India went in with a slew of changes against England. The team management...
  • Pakistan take on South Africa in Super Eights September 28, 2012

    Colombo: They have so far maintained a clean slate and there is very little to separate the two teams as South Africa lock horns with Pakistan in what is expected to be a battle of attrition in their ICC World Twenty20 Super Eight match here on Friday. Both teams will be...
  • India jump to 3rd spot in Twenty20 rankings September 26, 2012

    After their resounding win against England recently, India have jumped four places to claim the third position in the latest ICC Twenty20 Internationals team rankings, released on Wednesday. England have slipped to the second spot after their 90-run loss to India, while South Africa have become the new No. 1 side....
  • SL, NZ look for winning start in Super Eights September 26, 2012

    Pallekele: With one win and a loss in their respective group games in the league stage, both Sri Lanka and New Zealand would look to sort out their weaknesses and get off to a winning start when they clash in the first Super Eight match of the ICC World Twenty20...
  • England desperate to solve spin woes September 24, 2012

    Colombo: A chastened England will resume their faltering defence of the World Twenty20 later this week desperate to find a way to tackle spin after crashing to their biggest loss in T20 cricket. India's spinners sent Stuart Broad's men packing for just 80 in Sunday's group A match in Colombo, a...
  • Dhoni praises Harbhajan's heroics against Eng September 24, 2012

    Colombo: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for comeback-man Harbhajan Singh, terming the spin veteran's four-wicket haul in the World Twenty20 match against England as a "brilliant one under current circumstances". "I believe I have seen Harbhajan bowl better but under current circumstances, it was a brilliant performance. He...
  • Balance the key for hitting big sixes: Gayle September 20, 2012

    Colombo: Chris Gayle has enthralled the cricket loving public across the globe with his ability to hit big sixes and the Jamaican giant says 'proper balance' is the key in executing those towering shots. "The key thing is balance. You have to have good balance to be able to hit a...
  • World T20, Aus vs Ire: as it happened September 19, 2012

    Australia innings: 16th over: 125 for 3: That's it. White lofts the ball to midwicket for a four as Australia win the match by seven wickets with 29 balls to spare. Watson top scored for Australia with 51 off 30. 15th over: 121 for 3: White starts the over by hitting two...
  • Sri Lanka thump Zimbabwe in World T20 opener September 19, 2012

    Ajantha Mendis's six-wicket haul spun Sri Lanka to a 82-run victory against Zimbabwe in the World Twenty20 2012 opener. ...
  • Teams and fans under surveillance for World T20 September 18, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka launched an unprecedented security operation for cricket's World Twenty20 tournament starting on Tuesday, with the players also under intense surveillance over match-fixing fears. Bodyguards from the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) and commandos of the elite Special Task Force have been deployed to guard players in a drill usually...
  • World T20: David Hussey struggling to make XI September 18, 2012

    Colombo: David Hussey, the highest run-getter in Twenty20 cricket, has fallen out of favour with Australia’s team management and is struggling to find a place in the starting XI at the ICC World Twenty20. Hussey’s last Twenty20 international half-century came in May 2010 during the third edition of the World...
  • World Twenty20 is all set to rock Sri Lanka September 18, 2012

    The fourth edition of the World Twenty20 will kick off in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in the history of the island nation which was torn apart by a bloody civil war until three years ago. The tournament, the biggest ever sports event that the country has...
  • PCB devises mechanism to counter spot-fixing September 11, 2012

    Lahore: Lahore: The Pakistan team management has worked out a comprehensive mechanism to ensure that the national team players steer clear of any spot-fixing controversies during the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Pakistan team manager, Naved Cheema has said that the management was not worried with media reports about...
  • Younis snapped up as expert by PTV August 14, 2012

    Lahore: Former captain Younis Khan, who was dropped on Monday for the ODI series against Australia, has been snapped up by Pakistan Television Corporation as an expert for the upcoming series and T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Sources say Younis, himself, was aware that he might be dropped for the...
  • Watson, Hilfenhaus out; Maxwell in for Pak ODIs July 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia have selected two squads for the short series against Pakistan next month with a focus on the World Twenty20 tournament in September, drafting in uncapped allrounder Glenn Maxwell to gain experience and including veterans Shane Watson and Ben Hilfenhaus for only half of the tour to the United...
  • Whatmore wants Misbah for World Twenty20 July 13, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan’s coach Dav Whatmore wants senior batsman and team’s Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq to be included in the preliminary list of 30 probables for the ICC World Twenty20 and has conveyed the message to the selectors. Well informed PCB sources said that Whatmore had sent a request to the...