All about ICC T20 World Cup India 2016
Sports are physical activities organized with the aim of improving skills and provide entertainment to the players and the spectators. Sports always bring people closer from across borders, due to this reason we have different sports championships organized in different countries. Amongst sports, Cricket is one of the most popular one which bring oodles of enjoyment, fun and curiosity across the countries.
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Different matches are held to play Cricket. The category of different matches is;
- Test Series: In this the two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days (or longer in some historical cases)
- One day international: AOne Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually 50.
- Twenty20: This match is also a limited overs cricket which is played between two teams, where the number of overs is fixed to 20.
This article will have all the information one needs to know about ICC World twenty20 2016. Twenty20 Cricket is organized by cricket’s governing body the International Cricket Council (ICC). This tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising of all ten ICC full members and six other associate or affiliate members chosen through the World Twenty20 Qualifier. The event has generally been held every two years, although there is a four-year gap between the next two scheduled tournaments (2016 in India and 2020 in Australia).
There have been 5 Twenty20 World tournaments played so far:
|Year of World Twenty20||Host Country||2 Finale Teams||Winning Team|
|2007||South Africa||India vs Pakistan||India|
|2009||England||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|2010||West Indies||England vs Australia||England|
|2012||Sri Lanka||West Indies vs Sri Lanka||West Indies|
|2014||Bangladesh||Sri Lanka vs India||Sri Lanka|
ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule
ICC T20 World Cup 2016 will be hosted by India. The matches are scheduled from 8th March 2016 till 3rd April 2016. The winners of first round which starts from 8th March to 15th March 2016 will compete with the winners of second round.
All the participating countries in ICC World Twenty20 2016 are divided in two categories. The winners of each then further compete with each other in the semi finals. The first and second round countries are further divided into two groups each namely Group A and B which competes amongst themselves. Similarly the countries participating in second round are also divided in Group A and B. The winner of each round then further competes with each other.
T20 World Cup 2016 Teams
Countries Participating in First Round are:
|Group A||Group B|
Countries Participating in Second Round are:
|Group A||Group B|
The winner of Group A will compete with winner of Group B. The respective winners of First and Second round will further compete with each other in the semi finals.
ICC World Twenty20 2016 Squads
Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Hamid Hassan
Australia: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Andrew Tye, Shane Watson, Adam Zampa
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Muktar Ali, Shuvagata Hom
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, James Vince, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Steven Finn, Reece Topley, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson
Hong Kong: Tanwir Afzal (c), Aizaz Khan, Anshy Rath, Jamie Atkinson, Babar Hayat, Ryan Campbell, Christopher Carter, Mark Chapman, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan
India: MS Dhoni (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young
Netherlands: Wesley Barresi (c), Ahsan Malik, Peter Borren, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Sikander Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor
Oman: Sultan Ahmed (c/wk), Aamir Kaleem, Amir Ali, Munis Ansari, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Yousuf Mahmood, Arun Poulose, Zeeshan Ahmad, Zeeshan Maqsood
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (c), Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babr Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Rais
Scotland: Preston Mommsen (c), Kyle Coetzer (vc), Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Con de Lange, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask, Matt Machan, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Mark Watt
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese
Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, T M Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardena, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay
West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor
Zimbabwe: Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Tinashe Panyangara, Hamilton Masakadza (c), Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza Butt, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chisoro, Neville Madziva, Malcolm Waller, Vusumuzi Sibanda, Graeme Cremer
If you are not witnessing the ICC World Twenty20 2016 matches live in the stadium then you can also catch the live match on different channels depending upon the country you are in. In India, Star Sports has taken the rights to air all the matches live on television. DD national will also play matches but only when India is playing.
Star Sports will also air matches in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Fox Sports and Channel 9 will air the matches for Australia. Sky Sports will air live matches in New Zealand and United Kingdom. Willow TV and ESPN 3 will live stream the world cup in United States of America.
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