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2009 ICC World Twenty20, England
ICC World Twenty20 England 2009The 2009 ICC World Twenty20 is the World Championship for Cricket in the Twenty20 format. There are 12 teams competing in the Group Stages. The first two placed teams from each of the four groups (Group A to D) will move on to the Super Eights. Each team plays three games against teams they have not already played. (Teams divided into Group E and Group F). Fixtures are predetermined and have no connection to who finished first and second in the group. No points are carried forward from group stages. Top two teams in Groups E and F qualify for semi-finals.
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Squads for the ICC World Twenty20 in England in June
AustraliaRicky Ponting (Captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Nathan Bracken, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Peter Siddle, Andrew Symonds, David Warner, Shane Watson.
BangladeshMohammad Ashraful (Captain), Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Raqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Naeem Islam, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Syed Rasel, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun.
EnglandPaul Collingwood (Captain), James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Andrew Flintoff, James Foster (Wicket Keeper), Rob Key, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Eoin Morgan, Graham Napier, Kevin Pietersen, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright.
IndiaMahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, R P Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Pragyan Ojha and Irfan Pathan.
IrelandWilliam Porterfield (Captain), Andre Botha, Jeremy Bray, Peter Connell, Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, Kyle McCallan, John Mooney, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien (Wicket Keeper), Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Regan West, Andrew White, Gary Wilson.
New ZealandBrendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Neil Broom, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori (Captain), Ian Butler, Peter McGlashan, Kyle Mills, Brendon Diamanti, Iain O'Brien.
NetherlandsJeroen Smits (Captain), Peter Borren, Mudassar Buhkari, Tom De Grooth, Maurits Jonkman, Alexei Kervezee, Dirk Nannes, Ruud Nijman, Darren Reekers, Edgar Schiferli, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Szwarczynski, Ryan ten Doeschate, Dan van Bunge, Bas Zuiderent
PakistanYounis Khan (Captain), Salman Butt, Ahmed Shahzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Shoaib Akhter, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir, Saeed Ajmal, Shazaib Hassan.
ScotlandGavin Hamilton (Captain), Richie Berrington, John Blain, Kyle Coetzer, Gordon Drummond, Majid Haq, Neil McCallum, Navdeep Poonia, Dewald Nel, Glenn Rogers, Colin Smith, Jan Stander, Fraser Watts, Ryan Watson and Craig Wright.
South AfricaGraeme Smith (Captain), Johan Botha, Yusuf Abdulla, Mark Boucher (Wicket Keeper), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robbie Peterson, Dale Steyn, Roelof van der Merwe.
Sri LankaKumar Sangakkara (capt & wk), Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, T.M. Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilan Thushara, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana, Farveez Maharoof, Jehan Mubarak, Indika de Saram.
West IndiesChris Gayle (Captain), Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Lionel Baker, Sulieman Benn, David Bernard., Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Xavier Marshall, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.
World Twenty20 Team Selection News & Miscellaneous
Sehwag flying back, Karthik named replacement
Jun 09, 2009Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 cricket due to a shoulder injury and will return home after consulting medical experts in England. Sehwag sustained the injury while playing in the second edition of IPL held in South Africa.
Dinesh Karthik, a batsman-wicketkeeper, has been called into the squad as Sehwag's replacement. India, which plays Ireland at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, has already qualified for the Super 8 stage after beating Bangladesh in its opening game.
Boozed Andrew Symonds sent home from Twenty20 World Cup
June 04, 2009Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds is being sent home from the Twenty20 World Cup in England for another off-field incident relating to alcohol. Cricket's bad boy broke team rules by having late night drinking sessions and failing to inform teammates of his whereabouts during Australia's Twenty20 World Cup preparations.
Symonds will arrive back in Brisbane with his international career effectively over and no guarantee he will return to the cricket field.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said "In the last 24-48 hours he has broken a number of team rules. In the context of commitments Andrew has made to his teammates and to Cricket Australia in the last six months, it's the last straw. Unfortunately, it's a constant balancing act and it's just tipped too far today."Victoria allrounder Cameron White is believed to be on standby to replace Symonds, subject to ICC approval.
Andrew Flintoff will not be part of the England squad for World Twenty20 due to injury
May 27, 2009All-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who is recovering from knee surgery will not be playing for England in the World Twenty20 2009 tournament.
Flintoff suffered a meniscus tear to his right knee while playing in the Indian Premier League, where he was the most expensive player in the player auction, at a whopping $1.55 million.
He will be replaced by Adil Rashid for the ICC World Twenty20. However, Andrew Flintoff hopes to be fully recovered by July for the Ashes series against Australia.
Symonds, Lee, Shane Watson in Australia World Twenty20 squad
May 06, 2009Australia on Tuesday named injured pacer Brett Lee, temperamental all-rounder Andrew Symonds and Shane Watson in its 15-member squad for next month's ICC World Twenty20.
Symonds' inclusion is seen as a sign of his acceptance into the team after disciplinary incidents involving drinking and refusing to attend a team meeting led to his suspension last summer. Lee was a particularly difficult proposition for the selectors because they have not seen him bowl a ball since breaking down with a broken foot during the Boxing Day Test.
Ricky Ponting will lead the side with Michael Clarke named vice-captain.
Australia Twenty20 Squad (Final 15): Ricky Ponting (Captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Nathan Bracken, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Peter Siddle, Andrew Symonds, David Warner, Shane Watson.
Shoaib back in Pakistan Team for World Twenty20
May 05, 2009Pakistan on Monday included controversial paceman Shoaib Akhtar in their 15-man squad for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in England. The 33-year-old injury-prone Shoaib took part in four of the five one-day internationals which ended on Sunday in Abu Dhabi with Pakistan's 3-2 defeat against Australia, with the fast bowler taking six wickets.
Aamer, a tall left-armer, is one of the two rookies included in the England-bound squad. The selectors have sprung a major surprise by including Shahzaib Hasan, a 19-year-old Karachi opener in the touring party.
Lahore youngster Ahmed Shahzad is also in after a string of useful contributions in the series against Australia.
Pakistan Twenty20 Squad (Final 15): Younis Khan (Captain), Salman Butt, Ahmed Shahzad, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Fawad Alam, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Shoaib Akhter, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir, Saeed Ajmal, Shazaib Hassan.
RP in, Munaf and Uthappa out of Indian Team for T20 World Cup
May 05, 2009Left-arm medium pace bowler RP Singh has made his way into the 15-member Indian team for the next month's ICC World Twenty20 to be played in England. Rudra Pratap Singh, who was the highest Indian wicket-taker in the victorious squad of the 2007 World Twenty20 Championship, was out of the India team for nearly seven months.
Ravindra Jadeja, will join fellow Gujarat players, Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.
Orissa born Deccan Chargers left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha, also found place in the 15 member squad. He captured 10 wickets from six matches and has made tremendous impact with his leftarm spin in the ongoing IPL matches. Chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth & Co. made six changes in the 2007 squad. The ones who have missed out are Ajit Agarkar, Sreesanth, Joginder Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik.
India, who won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007, will be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Virender Sehwag as his deputy.
India Twenty20 Squad (Final 15): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, R P Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Pragyan Ojha and Irfan Pathan.
Oram named in New Zealand cricket team for Twenty20 World Cup
Apr 07, 2009New Zealand's cricket selectors took a gamble Tuesday by including injury-plagued all-rounder Jacob Oram in a 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup.
Oram took no part in New Zealand's three-Test series against India because of a variety of injuries but had been chosen in the hope he would be fit, selector Glenn Turner said. Turner said New Zealand had to choose a versatile squad for the June tournament because of uncertainty about weather conditions in England in June.
All-rounder Scott Styris, who last played for New Zealand in December against the West Indies, has been recalled while all-rounder Grant Elliott and medium paceman Tim Southee have been omitted.
New Zealand will travel to England in mid-May and will play warmup matches against India on June 1 and Australia on June 2. The tournament begins June 5, with New Zealand in a group with Scotland and South Africa.
New Zealand Twenty20 Squad: Daniel Vettori (Captain), Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Brendon Diamanti, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor.
Pakistan Cricket Board revises World Twenty20 probables
Apr 07, 2009The Pakistan Cricket Board revised the list of 30 probables for World Twenty20 on Tuesday only a day after naming three suspended players from the unauthorized Indian Cricket League.
All-rounder Abdul Razzaq, batsman Imran Nazir and fast bowler Rana Naveed - suspended from international duty by the PCB because of their participation in the ICL - were initially named in the list of 30 probables.
However, the Pakistan board has now replaced them with wicketkeeper Zulfiqar Jan, off-spinner Saeed Ajmal and batsman Mohammad Hafeez in the list sent to the International Cricket Council on Tuesday.
All players competing in the ICL have been suspended by their respective cricket boards and are therefore unable to represent their countries in international matches. The future of ICL players will come up for discussion when the ICC's executive board meets in Dubai later this month. The provisional 30-man squad will be cut to 15 when the final squad is named next month.
Pakistan Twenty20 Squad: Younis Khan (Captain), Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, Shahzaib Hassan, Ahmed Shahzad, Umar Amin, Misbah-ul-Haq, Faisal Iqbal, Fawad Alam, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Aizaz Cheema, Mohammad Aamir, Wahab Riaz, Imran Ali, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rehman, Yasir Shah, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulfiqar Jan, Saeed Ajmal.
Three suspended players included in Pakistan's World Twenty20 squad
Apr 06, 2009Pakistan cricket selectors have included three suspended players in a squad of 30 for cricket's World Twenty20 on Monday.
All-rounder Abdul Razzaq, batsman Imran Nazir and fast bowler Rana Naveed were all suspended from international duty by the Pakistan Cricket Board because of their participation in the unauthorized Indian Cricket League (ICL).
All players competing in the ICL have been suspended by their respective cricket boards and are therefore unable to represent their countries in international matches. The future of ICL players will come up for discussion when the ICC's executive board meets in Dubai later this month. The provisional 30-man squad will be reduced to 15 when the final squad is named next month.
Pakistan Twenty20 Squad: Younis Khan (Captain), Msibah-ul-Haq, Salman Butt, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Khalid Latif, Shahzeb Hasan, Umar Amin, Ahmed Shahzad, Faisal Iqbal, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Kamran Younis, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Rao Iftikhar, Aizaz Cheema, Mohammad Aamir, Wahab Riaz, Imran Ali, Abdul Rehman, Danish Kaneria, Yasir Shah, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Abdul Razzaq, Rana Naveed, Imran Nazir.
Strauss out of World T20 squad
Apr 06, 2009England Test and one-day international captain Andrew Strauss has been left out of the 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 to be held on these shores later this year.
Strauss has been omitted by the selectors after talks between himself and England and Wales Cricket Board chief Geoff Miller, where it was decided that his slower style would not suit the shorter form of the game. Several uncapped county stars - including highly-rated Twenty20 players Graham Napier of Essex and Joe Denly of Kent and former Irish one-day player Eoin Morgan of Middlesex - have been picked.
Young Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid is also included, despite a lack of senior international experience in what is a squad with a more adventurous look than previous Twenty20 announcements.
England World T20 squad: Kabir Ali, James Anderson, Gareth Batty, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Steve Davies, Joe Denly, James Foster, Andrew Flintoff, Steve Harmison, Robert Key, Sajid Mahmood, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Eoin Morgan, Graham Napier, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior, Adil Rashid, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, Shaun Udal, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright
India name 30 probables for World Twenty20
Apr 05, 2009The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finalised a 30-man squad for the ICC World Cup Twenty20 event which will be held in England later this year. S Sreesanth, Joginder Sharma, Piyush Chawla and Ajit Agarkar were the prominent names which did not figure in the list, although they were part of the team that won the Cup in 2007. The final squad of 15-16 players will be announced just before the tournament.
Sharma, Agarkar and Chawla were left out because they failed to impress the selectors during the domestic season; Sreesanth is nursing an ankle injury. Meanwhile, batsman Robin Uthappa has secured a place in the probable squad on the basis of his performance on the domestic front. He has been struggling to get back on the national squad since the last eight months.
World Twenty20 Squad: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Munaf Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, M Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane, S Badrinath, Robin Uthappa, Virat Kohli, Manoj Tiwary, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Nayar, Amit Mishra, R Ashwin, RP Singh, L Balaji, Dhawal Kulkarni, Naman Ojha.