Icc World Twenty20

  • Delighted to to start with a win: McCullum March 23, 2014

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was "delighted" to start their ICC World Twenty20 campaign on a winning note but said a lot will depend on "luck" for all the teams to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. "During our innings it was wet and the top surface was...
  • World T20: Pakistan confident ahead of India clash March 20, 2014

    Karachi: Humiliated by South Africa in a warm-up match, Pakistan cricketers have claimed to be in the best of spirits ahead of their marquee clash against India in the World Twenty20 Championships on Friday with skipper Mohammed Hafeez saying that the team has learnt to remain calm in the high-pressure...
  • Sunil Narine ready for World T20 challenge March 18, 2014

    Dhaka: West Indies' off-spinner Sunil Narine knows he is a marked man but he has no plans to back down from any challenge thrown at him in the ongoing World Twenty20. For the last three years, he has tormented batsmen across the globe and he arrives here ranked as the number...
  • World T20, Afghanistan vs Hong Kong: as it happened March 18, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Hong Kong won the toss and decided to bat. Playing XIs: Hong Kong: W Barkat, I Ahmed, J Atkinson, M Chapman, B Hayat, N Khan, M Dar, T Afzal, A Khan, H Amjad, N Ahmed Afghanistan: M Shahzad, N Tarakai,...
  • World Twenty20: Five batsmen to watch out for March 15, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20 will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on five batsmen to watch out for in the tournament: Chris Gayle, West Indies The tall Jamaican is dreaded for his big-hitting ability. No boundary is big enough for the left-handed opener and even his...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five allrounders to watch out for March 14, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the allrounders to watch out for during the tournament. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan An aura of unpredictability always hangs around Shahid Afridi when he takes the cricket field. His swashbuckling batting and...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for March 14, 2014

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the bowlers to watch out for during the tournament: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka Malinga has now played international cricket for almost 10 years but batsmen still struggle to read the paceman...
  • MS Dhoni-led Team India to leave for T20 World Cup on March 14 March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The under-fire Indian squad, which flopped in the just concluded Asia Cup in Bangladesh, is set to depart from on Friday for the ICC World T20 Championship, scheduled in the same country from March 16. India open their campaign, to regain the title that they won in its inaugural year...
  • Brijesh Patel named team manager for World T20 March 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Former India Test player and Karnataka State Cricket Association Secretary Brijesh Patel has been named manager of Indian cricket team for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6, KSCA said in a release. Patel had worked as chairman of the national selection...
  • Mohammad Nabi warns Bangladesh camp for upcoming World T20 March 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Afghanistan on Wednesday sounded a warning to Bangladesh, saying they will do everything to beat them again at the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup, having shocked them already during the Asia Cup. "We play a lot of T20 cricket. Our first game is against Bangladesh. We will try and beat them...
  • Ajinkya Rahane eyes No. 4 slot in T20 World Cup March 5, 2014

    Mirpur: Ajinkya Rahane on Wednesday played the role of an opener against Afghanistan but the Indian batsman wants to perform well in next year's World Cup while batting at number four, a batting position he finds more challenging. Rahane scored 56 runs and added 121 runs with fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq predicts Shahid Afridi will light up World T20 March 5, 2014

    Mirpur: With the World Twenty20 beginning here in less than a fortnight's time, explosive allrounder Shahid Afridi's ominous form augurs well for the Pakistan side, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said on Tuesday. "The biggest plus has been Afridi. Not only in the Asia Cup but with Worldy T20 coming it's good for Pak...
  • Pakistan will miss fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in the World T20: Hafeez February 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Captain Mohammad Hafeez says Pakistan will miss tall fast bowler Mohammad Irfan in the World Twenty20 after the 2.16-metre (7-foot-1) paceman could not recover from a hip injury. Irfan was hurt during the limited-overs series against South Africa in October, and will also miss the Asia Cup, followed by the...
  • Chris Gayle eager to open batting with Dwayne Smith in World T20 February 19, 2014

    Kingston: Flamboyant batsman Chris Gayle says he is relishing the prospect of opening with in-form Dwayne Smith when the West Indies begin their Twenty20 series against Ireland here. Gayle has returned to the side since an injury in India last November while Smith has been recalled on a wave of...
  • Injured Kieron Pollard ruled out of West Indies World T20 squad February 19, 2014

    St. John's: Big hitting allrounder Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the West Indies squad for the ICC World T20. Pollard continues to recover from a knee injury and has not been included in the 15-man squad released on Tuesday for the March 16 to April 6 event in Bangladesh....
  • Sri Lanka recall Mahela Jayawardene for World Twenty20 February 17, 2014

    Colombo: Batsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Lahiru Thirimanne were included on Monday in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Both players are missing the current one-day international series against Bangladesh due to injuries. Jayawardene is recovering from a back injury and Thirimanne from an ankle problem. Uncapped all-rounder Chaturanga...
  • South Africa recall allrounder Albie Morkel for T20 World Cup February 17, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa recalled hard-hitting allrounder Albie Morkel on Monday in their squad for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh starting next month. The 32-year-old, older brother of fast bowler Morne, last played in the 20-over format for the Proteas at the previous World Twenty20 held in Sri Lanka in 2012. South...
  • Bangladesh pick Abdur Razzak, Sabbir Rahman for World T20 February 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Seasoned spinner Abdur Razzak and young batsman Sabbir Rahman were Monday named in Bangladesh's squad for the World Twenty20 which the country will host from March 16. Razzak, 31, who has 39 wickets from 28 matches in the sport's shortest version, had missed last week's Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka...
  • Jesse Ryder dropped from NZ squad for World T20 February 16, 2014

    Wellington: Jesse Ryder's latest off-field indiscretion has predictably cost him a place in New Zealand's squad for the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh next month. Ryder, 29, was dropped from New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India at the Basin Reserve after being involved in a late-night drinking session...
  • Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan to miss Asia Cup and World T20 February 14, 2014

    Karachi: A hip injury has ruled Pakistan's tall left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan out of the Asia Cup and World T20 Cup. Irfan sustained the injury while fielding during the ongoing national T20 championship. A PCB source said that the national selectors are due to announce the national squads for the forthcoming...
  • Moin Khan appointed Pakistan coach for Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2014 February 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Management Committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday appointed former wicketkeeper Moin Khan as head coach of the national team for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 Cup tournaments in Bangladesh, ignoring former Test captain Waqar Younis for the top job. The management committee which met in...
  • Stuart Binny keen to do well in World Cup Twenty20 February 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny said he has 'matured' as a cricketer and his selection for the World Cup T20 in Bangladesh has come at a right time for him. "I won't say it is pretty late in my career. I have peaked in this time of my career and...
  • Pujara gets Asia Cup call-up, Yuvraj in for World T20 February 11, 2014

    Ishant Sharma's nine-wicket haul in the Auckland Test couldn't undo his poor limited-overs form as the selectors on Tuesday decided to drop the under-performing pacer from both the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 squads, while calling up Cheteshwar Pujara to the ODI fold and giving Yuvraj Singh a fresh lease...
  • Australia name Brad Hogg, Hodge in World T20 squad February 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia have selected veterans Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge and Brad Haddin in their squad for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month. Hogg, 43, is set to become the oldest player ever in international T20 cricket and eclipse Kenya's Steve Tikolo (42) as the oldest T20 player international in history. "Despite...
  • England call up uncapped Ali, Parry and Gurney for T20s February 6, 2014

    London: England called up the uncapped Moeen Ali, Stephen Parry and Harry Gurney for this month's one-day tour of West Indies in the first squad to be named in the post-Kevin Pietersen era. Worcestershire allrounder Ali, a left-hand batsman and off-spin bowler, and Lancashire's Parry, a left-arm spinner, were also named...
  • India to play two warm-up games before ICC World T20 February 5, 2014

    Dubai: India will play two warm-up games before their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh next month, according the schedule announced by the world body on Wednesday. A total of 16 warm-up matches will be played in the men's event, including eight ahead of the...
  • 'Outsider' Pietersen runs out of England allies February 5, 2014

    London: Kevin Pietersen is one of the most thrilling batsmen the game has known while Geoffrey Boycott was one of its greatest defensive openers. Certainly, the South Africa-born shotmaker and the archetypal dour Yorkshire and England 'blocker' don't appear to have that much in common. But Boycott's mournful comment that "they...
  • Kevin Pietersen axe splits England pundits February 5, 2014

    London: Often a polarising figure while on England duty, the end of Kevin Pietersen's international career split opinion among his fellow former England captains. Tuesday's announcement by the England and Wales Cricket Board was praised by Bob Willis as an "act of authority" on the part of its new managing...
  • World T20: ICC happy with security situation in Bangladesh January 29, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is happy with the security situation in Bangladesh ahead of the World Twenty20 slated for March 16 to April 6. The ICC in a statement said that its Board on Wednesday received a report on the security situation in Bangladesh and feels progress has been...