Fans during the Pakistan- Zimbabwe series in 2015, demanding more matches in the countryThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is disappointed with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), who turned down their request to play in Pakistan later this year owing to security reasons. The WICB had refused to accept PCB's offer, who had shown interest in hosting a couple of matches in Pakistan from their full series against the West Indies i
Over the years, the Indian Premier League has set the platform for many players to become stars of T20 cricket. However, the one thing that is yet to be seen in the Indian Premier League is the participation of cricketers from the associate nations with Ryan Ten Doeschate being the only notable associate cricketer in the IPL so far.This year’s auction saw only two associate cricketers go under the hammer, both going unsold. In recent years,
India continue to top T20I rankingsThe Indian cricket team might have failed to lift the ICC World T20 title after losing to eventual winners West Indies in the semi-finals, but have managed to still retain the top spot in the latest ICC T20I rankings published today.India won three out of their five World T20 matches tasting defeat in their very first game of the tournament against New Zealand before getting knocked out by Darren Sammy
Every tournament guarantees some glorious moments; some wonderful sixes, great motions of fielding, epic spell of bowling and so on. However, the matches that don't fade away, just like the Axe Signature line of body perfumes, are often the small fish beating the whale.Over the course of history, there hasn’t been a single tournament where a major upset didn’t occur just like the fable where David beat Goliath.Be it the FIFA World
There is no shortage of former cricketers who went on to take coaching roles for different international sides. Similarly, teams in the World T20 also have coaches who previously played at the highest level. These are the players who had a great international career and post-retirement, they are busy serving different countries at the higher level in the dressing room as the support staff.Here is the best 11 member squad of the coa
No team ever became champions without having to make a comeback in at least one game. While there are always favourites to win a tournament and skill is a definite requirement to do so, what is even more necessary is the will—a strong mentality that doesn’t give up even when facing defeat.India have won three World Cups, two in the 50 over version and one in the 20 over one, but they didn’t win any of them without having to face
Sri Lanka are the current defending championsThe ICC T20 World Cup 2016 starts from 8 March 2016 and the final will take place on 03 April 2016. This will be the sixth edition of the prestigious tournament and the first time India will play hosts to it.Also read: ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Full List of WT20 2016 Teams & Players No team has won the tournament twice; India were the inaugural champions in 200
Chris Gayle scored a hundred in the very first World T20 gameThe ICC World T20 2016 would kick off on March 15 with the hosts India set to take on New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur.While Idia would look to continue their excellent form in T20I and beat New Zealand for the first time in the shortest format of the game, the Kiwis would try to upset the hosts and begin the tournament on a high.Over the years, in the pre
The recently concluded qualifier stage of the 2016 World T20 saw a massive upset when the little-known Oman team stunned the more-fancied Ireland side by chasing a stiff target of 155 at Dharamshala. The Irish had been tipped by many to qualify for the Super 10 stage from Group A and the defeat derailed their whole campaign.We look at five of the other major upsets in previous editions of the ICC T20 World Cup till date.
The qualifying stage of the T20 World Cup ended pretty much as expected with Bangladesh and Afghanistan progressing to the Super 10 stage. However, the rest of the nations also put up a strong fight and gave their all in a bid to compete with the bigwigs who are yet to commence their respective campaigns.We saw some exceptional performances with both bat and ball in the 2016 World T20 qualifying stage. While a few of them came from players expect
Afghanistan have done well wherever and whenever they have playedAfghanistan clinched their place in the Super Ten stage of the ongoing ICC World T20 tournament with an emphatic win over test side Zimbabwe. The overall display from the war-torn nation was so complete that it would have definitely made South Africa, Sri Lanka, England and WI sit up and take notice.They will know that their games against Afghanistan will be anything but a walkover.
Winners’ selfieNagpur, March 12 (IANS) The Afghanistan cricket team came out with a commendable performance to defeat Test playing nation Zimbabwe by 59 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium at Jamtha here on Saturday to qualify for the main event of the World Twenty20 which will begin on March 15.Opting to bat, Afghanistan put up a challenging total of 186/6 in 20 overs with Mohammad Nabi top-scoring with 52. In reply, Zimbabwe
Looking forward to how Hamilton Masakadza gets run out this time I didn’t do any transfers yesterday, as it was pretty obvious from the reports and forecasts that hardly any play would be possible. It doesn’t, however, mean I should consider myself fortunate.While most of them would have carried players who were fastest to second match (one of the most misunderstood fantasy theories), I took players who I considered wer
South Africa's Faf du Plessis runs between wickets during the Twenty20 (T20) International cricket match against England in Cape Town, South Africa, February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike HutchingsBy Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI (Reuters) - South Africa have their best balanced squad ever going into the World Twenty20 and captain Faf du Plessis is confident they can finally put an end to the 'chokers' tag that has dogged the country in major tournaments.South
Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi (C) celebrates with teammates after a dismissal Zimbabwe and Afghanistan kept their hopes alive of advancing past the World Twenty20 group stages on Thursday with contrasting victories in Nagpur on the third day of the tournament.Left-arm spinner Wellington Masakadza picked up four for 28 to help Zimbabwe to an 11-run win over Group B rivals Scotland who became the first team to be knocked out of the biennial