Icc World T20

  • Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action April 21, 2014

    Senior Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara could face disciplinary action over remarks made by them on their arrival in Colombo after winning the ICC World Twenty20 title. At an executive committee meeting of the governing body on Monday, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that it has been decided...
  • Ready for IPL after thoughts of quitting ODIs: Ishant Sharma April 13, 2014

    India pacer Ishant Sharma almost quit one-day cricket after the ICC World Twenty20 snub following an average show against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand - he revealed while speaking at a function organised by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). "It was a setback for me," Ishant...
  • 'Kholi marry me!' Danielle Wyatt, member of England's women's cricket team, proposes to Virat Kohli on Twitter April 5, 2014

    Danielle Wyatt, a member of the women's cricket team in England, seems completely smitten by cricketer Virat Kohli and has proposed marriage to him on Twitter. This came soon after Kohli helped India secure a place in the ICC World T20 final on Friday. Danielle tweet got Twitter buzzing and not...
  • Zimbabwe name World T20 squad after players strike February 22, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe called up spinner Tafadzwa Kamungozi for the World Twenty20 and finally submitted their squad on Friday following a player strike that put the team's participation in doubt. Kamungozi's inclusion was the only major surprise from Zimbabwe. The 26-year-old leg spinner played the last of his four one-day internationals in...
  • Historic win is confidence booster for World T20: Irish coach February 21, 2014

    Kingston: Ireland's coach, Phil Simmons, has described the upset win over the West Indies as a much-needed confidence booster ahead of next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Ireland steamrolled the World T20 champions by six wickets in the first of two T20 Internationals at Sabina Park Tuesday. Simmons, the former West...
  • PCB awaits government clearance for Asia Cup, ICC World T20 January 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket team's participation in the upcoming Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 events in Bangladesh will depend on the central government's approval, PCB's interim management committee said on Thursday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the all-powerful committee here. Though the PCB released a very carefully worded...
  • Philander in SA preliminary T20 World Cup squad December 27, 2013

    Durban: South Africa have included the world's number one Test bowler Vernon Philander in their preliminary 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 tournament to be played in Bangladesh in March and April next year. Philander played the last of his seven Twenty20 international matches in 2007, but his recent recall to...
  • India keen to win T20 WC and complete a unique feat: Dhoni December 6, 2013

    Dubai: Having pocketed the 50-over World Cup and Champions Trophy, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said his team will be looking to lift the ICC World T20 title next year in Bangladesh in order to complete a unique feat. "It's personally quite exciting for me as captain, as I look...
  • Ireland, Afghanistan vie for World Twenty20 places October 25, 2013

    Defending champions Ireland and high-flying Afghanistan are among 16 countries vying for six places at the 2014 World Twenty20 with qualification to be held in the United Arab Emirates next month, cricket's governing body announced Thursday. Bangladesh will host the fifth edition of the World Twenty20 from March 16 to April...
  • India will be stand-by for 2014 ICC World T20: Dalmiya July 4, 2013

    Kolkata: India are ready to host few matches of the next year`s ICC World T20 if Bangladesh are not able to meet the ICC`s August deadline to prepare two of the four proposed venues, BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said here on Thursday. "We have given a guarantee that if...
  • PCB reviews national team's T20 WC performance October 20, 2012

    Karachi: A high level meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday reviewed the performance of the national team in the recently-concluded ICC World Twenty20 and decided to make the use of Kookaburra cricket balls compulsory in domestic matches. The meeting of the Executive Co-ordination Committee (ECC) was chaired by PCB...
  • Samuels calls neckerchief a lucky charm October 8, 2012

    Colombo: Marlon Samuels turned up with more than just his best form in Sunday's World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The 31-year-old Jamaican, architect of West Indies' 36-run victory over the hosts, was seen wearing a yellow neckerchief, which he later described as his lucky charm. "[It's for] good luck,"...
  • Cricketnext's ICC World T20 XI October 8, 2012

    Here is Cricketnext's XI following the completion of the World T20. It wasn't a very difficult task as most players have chosen themselves with a string of top-class performances. Take a look and see what you make of it. 1.Shane Watson (Aus) Matches-6 Runs-249 HS-72 Avg-49.80 Wickets-11 BB-3/26...
  • Hafeez decided to drop me, says angry Razzaq October 7, 2012

    Lahore: The first signs of discontent_cn in the Pakistan team after its ouster from the World Twenty20 have surfaced with experienced allrounder Abdul Razzaq expressing his disappointment at being dropped from the lost semifinal against Sri Lanka. Razzaq, who returned to his hometown Lahore, told the media at the airport that...
  • In-form Sri Lanka brace up for inspired West Indies October 7, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka would look to rein in a marauding Chris Gayle, whose performance may be a determining factor when the dominating hosts clash with an upbeat West Indies in the final of the World Twenty20 here Sunday. Sri Lanka are aiming to win their second world title after a gap...
  • ICC CEO criticises pitch for SL-Pak semi-final October 6, 2012

    Colombo: ICC CEO Dave Richardson on Saturday admitted that the strip used for the first semi-final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was not "ideal" for T20 cricket but mentioned that pitch preparation is a difficult task in the prevailing climatic conditions in the Island nation. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram had...
  • Yuvraj's place was never in doubt, insists Dhoni October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Before India's big win over Pakistan at the ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday, some former Indian players questioned Yuvraj Singh's fitness and suggested he should be dropped for India's must-win Super Eight tie against the archrivals But Dhoni says he never doubted Yuvraj's place in the XI. Yuvraj first...
  • SL put one foot in the semis with a 9-wicket win over WI September 29, 2012

    Pallekele: Sri Lanka became a firm favorite to qualify for the World Twenty20 semifinals after crushing West Indies by nine wickets in the Super Eights on Saturday. Sri Lanka can advance with a win or narrow loss — because of an excellent net run rate — to defending champions England...
  • World T20, India vs Australia: As it happened September 28, 2012

    Australia innings: 14.5 overs: Australia 141 for 1 R Ashwin to bowl this over. Maxwell gets a two off the third. Now one is needed. Australia win by nine wicket. A crushing defeat for India. That's it from me. Will be back tomorrow with the England-New Zealand tie at 3 pm...
  • World T20: Will India's five-bowler plan work? September 28, 2012

    Having topped Group A, MS Dhoni’s India need to pull up their socks and plug in the loopholes when they take on Australia in their first ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights match at the Premadasa in Colombo on Friday. On the eve of the match in a press conference, Dhoni hinted...
  • Super-Eight stage is the real deal: Aakash Chopra September 26, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Aakash Chopra is hopeful of better cricket in the Super Eight stage of the World T20 after very predictable results in the group stage. ...
  • Kartik wants India to play with three spinners September 26, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Murali Kartik discusses the possibility of India playing three spinners against Australia in their first World T20 Super Eight game on Friday. ...
  • Tucker-Kettleborough to officiate at Ind-Pak tie September 26, 2012

    Colombo: Rod Tucker and Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday's high-profile match between India and Pakistan in the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 here. The ICC Wednesday announced the list of umpires and match referees for the Super Eight stage of the tournament, with former...
  • World T20: Sammy expects Narine to shine against England September 26, 2012

    Pallekele: West Indian captain Darren Sammy admitted offspinner Sunil Narine will be his trump card to exploit England's weakness against slow bowlers in the Super Eights match here on Thursday. England, defending the World Twenty20 title they won in the Caribbean two years ago, crashed to their heaviest T20 defeat of...
  • Phil Simmons blames timing of World T20 September 26, 2012

    Former West Indies allrounder and current Ireland coach also feels that West Indies have one of the strongest sides on paper and have decent chance to win the title if rain stays away. ...
  • Pakistan progress to Super 8s with 8-wicket win over B'desh September 25, 2012

    Pallekele: Pakistan opener Imran Nazir smashed 72 off 36 balls to lead his team into the Super Eight stage at the World Twenty20 with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday. Bangladesh needed to win by at least 36 runs to knock out Pakistan in the final Group D match,...
  • World T20, Pak vs Ban: As it happened September 25, 2012

    Pakistan innings: 18.4 overs: Pakistan 178 for 2 Pakistan win. What a win, an easy one. Credit goes to Imran Nazir who played a blinder of an innings of 72 off 36 balls. Pakistan advance to the Super Eight stage with a thumping win, while Bangladesh crash out with two defeats....
  • IPL familiarity with Dhoni, Raina will help us: Albie September 25, 2012

    Colombo: Albie Morkel, a regular in the Chennai Super Kings line-up during IPL, says the experience of sharing the dressing room with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, R Ashwin and Suresh Raina will help South Africa when they take on India in their final Super Eight game of the World Twenty20. "Well, it...