Twenty20 World Championship 2014 in Bangladesh



2014 ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh

ICC WT20 2014 in Bangladesh

2014 world twenty20 cricketThe 2014 ICC World Twenty20 will be the fifth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will take place in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April, 2014 and is scheduled to be played in four cities in Bangladesh - Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Kaksbajar (Cox's Bazar). The official hashtag is #wt20

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World T20 Super 10

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Super 10 Points table

Group 1

  Team Pl Pts RR
Sri Lanka 4 6 +2.233
South Africa 4 6 +0.075
New Zealand 4 6 -0.678
England 4 2 -0.776
Netherlands 4 2 -0.866

Group 2

  Team Pl Pts RR
India 4 8 +1.280
West Indies 4 6 +1.971
Pakistan 4 4 -0.384
Australia 4 2 -0.857
Bangladesh 4 0 -2.072

Group Stage Points table

Group A

  Team Pl Pts RR
BAN 3 4 +1.466
NEP 3 4 +0.933
AFG 3 2 -0.981
HKG 3 2 -1.455

Group B

  Team Pl Pts RR
NL 3 4 +1.109
ZIM 3 4 +0.957
IRE 3 4 -0.701
UAE 3 0 -1.541

World T20 Group Stage

Day 6: Zimbabwe beat UAE but crashes out as Netherlands shock Ireland

Zimbabwe raced to 118/5 in 13.4 overs after the UAE were restricted to 116/9, but they missed out on the World Twenty20 second round on run rate as Netherlands not only chased down Ireland's mammoth score of 189, but did so in just 13.5 overs. Sean Williams claimed a career-best 3-15 for Zimbabwe, while Elton Chigumbura hit a rapid 53 not out with six fours and three sixes off 21 balls. The five-wicket win in its last Group B match at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium took Zimbabwe to the top of the table, but only temporarily.

The Netherlands smashed the record for most sixes in an innings as they chased down a daunting 190-run target in just 13.5 overs, romping into the Super-10 stages in the World Twenty20. Their rampaging victory means the Netherlands qualify for the Super-10 from Group B at the expense of more fancied Zimbabwe and Ireland. In all 30 sixes were hit in the match beating the previous record of 24 set by New Zealand and India at Christchurch in 2009.

Zimbabwe XI: Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Brendan Taylor (c & wk), Vusi Sibanda, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Tinashe Panyangara, Prosper Utseya, Tendai Chatara, Natsai Mushangwe
UAE XI: Khurram Khan (c) , Ahmed Raza, Amjad Ali (wk), Amjad Javed, Faizan Asif, Manjula Guruge, Kamran Shazad, Swapnil Patil, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Shadeep Silva
Ireland XI: William Porterfield(c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Andrew Poynter, Gary Wilson(wk), Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Thompson, Alex Cusack, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, George Dockrell
Netherlands XI: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi(wk), Tom Cooper, Peter Borren(c), Ben Cooper, Mudassar Bukhari, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Malik
11th Match, Group B - Zimbabwe 118/5 in 13.4 overs (Elton Chigumbura 53*) beat UAE 116/9 (Swapnil Patel 30, Sean Williams 3-15) by 5 wickets
12th Match, Group B - Netherlands 193/4 in 13.5 ov (Myburgh 63, Cooper 45, Barresi 40) beat Ireland 189/4 (Andrew Poynter 57, William Porterfield 47, Kevin O'Brien 42*) by six wickets

Day 5: Nepal shock Afghanistan; Bangladesh qualify despite loss to Hong Kong

Nepal captured their second Group A win with a nine-run victory over Afghanistan, as they made 141/5 after being asked to bat in Chittagong and Afghanistan could only make 132/8. Asghar Stanikzai made 49, but the fall of his wicket effectively ended any chance Afghanistan had. Needing to make 24 runs in the last over to meet the target, they could make only 14 runs hitting three boundaries.

Bangladesh had to avoid a heavy defeat in Chittagong to progress and things didn't look well for them, after putting only 108 runs in 16.3 overs against Hong Kong. However Hong Kong's two-wicket victory was not enough to eliminate them from the tournament, and the hosts will now join West Indies, India, Pakistan and Australia in Group Two of the Super 10 phase.

Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (W), Nowroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, S Shafiqullah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (C), Samiullah Shenwari, Dalwat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf
Nepal XI: SP Khakurel (W), Sagar Pun, G Malla, P Khadka (C), B Bhandari, S Vesawkar, N B Budayair, Basant Regmi, S P Gauchan, Sompal Kami, J K Mukhiya
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (C, W), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak
Hong Kong XI: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, J J Atkinson (C, W), M S Chapman, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Munir Dar, Tanwir Afzal, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Ehsan Nawaz
9th Match, Group A - Nepal 141/5 in 20 ov (Khakurel 56, Vesawkar 37) beat Afghanistan 132/8 in 20 ov (Stanikzai 49, Shafiqullah 36, Mukhiya 3-18) by nine runs
10th Match, Group A - Hong Kong 114/8 in 19.4 ov (Dar 36, Irfan Ahmed 34, Shakib 3-9) beat Bangladesh 108 in 16.3 ov (Nadeem Ahmed 4-21, Nizakat Khan 3-19) by two wickets

Day 4: Zimbabwe alive with last-ball win over Netherlands; Ireland win by D/L Method over UAE

Skipper Brendan Taylor with a 39-ball 49 and Hamilton Masakadza who scored 43 off 45 balls kept Zimbabwe's hopes alive in the World Twenty20 tournament Wednesday with a hard-fought five-wicket win over the Netherlands in Sylhet. When Taylor was dismissed 15 runs were needed off the last 11 balls. Earlier, Netherlands, who won the toss and batted, were lifted from a precarious 19/3 to 140/5 by a fighting 58-ball 72 not out from Tom Cooper, including nine fours and a six.

Ireland is still in running to qualify for the Super 10s of the ICC World Twenty20 after a 21-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis method over the United Arab Emirates in Sylhet. William Porterfield's men restricted the UAE to a paltry 123/6 after winning the toss and were 103/3 - well ahead of their Duckworth-Lewis target of 82 - when rain stopped play. The Irish team now just need to beat Holland in their final group match.

The Netherlands XI: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi (Wicket Keeper), Tom Cooper, Ben Cooper, Peter Borren (Captain), Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Jamil
Zimbabwe XI: Brendan Taylor (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Elton Chigumbura, Timycen Maruma, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Tinashe Panyangara, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Natsai Mushangwe
Ireland XI: William Porterfield (Captain), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Gary Wilson (Wicket Keeper), Andrew Poynter, Kevin O'Brien, Stuart Thompson, Max Sorensen, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh
United Arab Emirates XI: Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan (Captain), Swapnil Patil (Wicket Keeper), Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, Vikrant Shetty, Amjad Javed, Ahmed Raza, Kamran Shahzad, Sharif Asadullah
7th Match, Group B - Zimbabwe 146/5 (B Taylor 49, H Masakadza 43, Pieter Seelaar 2-9) beat Netherlands 140/5 (T Cooper 72*) by 5 wkts
8th Match, Group B - Ireland 103/3 in 14.2 overs (Joyce 43, Porterfield 33*) beat United Arab Emirates 123/6 (Shaiman Anwar 30) by 21 runs (D/L method)

Day 3: Nepal thrashed by Bangladesh; Afghanistan crush Hong Kong

Bangladesh, who fielded after winning the toss, kept Nepal down to 126/5 in their 20 overs before reaching the modest target in 15.3 overs in Chittagong on Tuesday. Opener Anamul Haque scored a 33-ball 42 with five boundaries and two sixes and shared an opening stand of 63 with Tamim Iqbal who scored 30. Shakib Al Hasan hit four sixes in his 37 not out and Sabbir Rahman made 21 not out complete the chase. With today's win Bangladesh top the group with four points, followed by Nepal and Afghanistan with two points each.

Afghanistan claimed their first win at the World Twenty20 with the help of captain Mohammad Shahzad’s quickfire 53-ball 68 and an unbeaten 51 off just 24 balls from Shafiqullah which propelled them past Hong Kong’s 153 for eight with 12 balls to spare in Chittagong.

Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak
Nepal XI: SP Khakurel (Wicket Keeper), Sagar Pun, G Malla, P Khadka (capt), B Bhandari, S Vesawkar, B Regmi, NB Budayair, SP Gauchan, Sompal Kami, JK Mukhiya
Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Najeeb Tarakai, Asghar Stanikzai, Shafiqullah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Hamza Hotak, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran
Hong Kong XI: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, JJ Atkinson (capt & wk), MS Chapman, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Munir Dar, Tanwir Afzal, Aizaz Khan, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed
5th Match, Group A - Afghanistan 154/3 (Mohammad Shahzad 68, Shafiqullah Shafiq 51 not out) beat Hong Kong 153/8 (M. Chapman 38) by seven wickets
6th Match, Group A - Bangladesh 132/2 (Anamul 42) beat Nepal 126/5 (Khadka 41, Al-Amin 2-17) by eight wickets

Day 2: Ireland's last-ball win over Zimbabwe, UAE beaten by Netherlands

Opener Paul Stirling's fifth Twenty20 half-century - 60 off 34 balls - set Ireland up for a last-ball victory over Zimbabwe in their first-round match in the World Twenty20 championship on Monday. Earlier, the Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor hit six boundaries and two towering sixes in his 46-ball 59, while Elton Chigumbura made 22 and Hamilton Masakadza scored 21 to take them to 164/7.

UAE faces an uphill task if they are to advance to the Super 10 at the World Twenty20 after suffering an opening-night defeat against the Netherlands in the second match of the day. Stephan Myburg blazed a rapid 55 as the Dutch team hauled in the UAE’s target of 152 with six wickets and eight deliveries to spare. The Netherlands’ selection of the Australian all-rounder Tom Cooper has been controversial, after he was rushed into the squad as an injury replacement for Tim Gruijters at late notice. Gruijters released a statement via Youtube on the morning of the game saying he had been forced to undergo a scan on an existing back injury, which would not have hindered his performance.

Ireland XI: WTS Porterfield (Captain), KJ O'Brien, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (Wicket Keeper), GH Dockrell, SR Thompson, AR McBrine, AD Poynter
Zimbabwe XI: BRM Taylor (Captain & Wicket Keeper), H Masakadza, V Sibanda, E Chigumbura, T Maruma, Sikandar Raza, P Utseya, T Panyangara, SC Williams, TL Chatara, T Kamungozi
Netherlands XI: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi (Wicket Keeper), Tom Cooper, Ben Cooper, Peter Borren (Captain), Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Timm van der Gugten, Pieter Seelaar, Ahsan Malik
United Arab Emirates XI: Amjad Ali (Wicket Keeper), Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan (Captain), Swapnil Patil, Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, Vikrant Shetty, Amjad Javed, Kamran Shahzad, Shadeep Silva, Manjula Guruge
3rd Match, Group B - Ireland 164/7 (20 ov; PR Stirling 60, Panyangara 4-37) beat Zimbabwe 163/5 (BRM Taylor 59) by 3 wickets
4th Match, Group B - Netherlands 152/4 (18.5; Myburgh 55) beat United Arab Emirates 151 (19.5 ov; Jamil 3-16) by 6 wkts

Day 1: Nepal beat Hong Kong by 80 runs, Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets

Hosts Bangladesh and Nepal won their respective Group A matches on the first day of the WT20 2014 tournament. The victory over Afghanistan almost assures Bangladesh a passage through to the super-10s as only one team from this qualifying group would go through and the hosts have a better chance of winning over Nepal and Hong Kong, than they had against Afghanistan who beat them in the Asia Cup two weeks ago. Afghanistan, sent in to bat, were skittled for 72 in 17.1 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium as left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan grabbed three wickets for eight runs. The meagre total was the second lowest in the World T20 competitions, barely surpassing Ireland's 68 against the West Indies in 2010. Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and Afghanistan's Dawlat Zadran were fined 50% of their match fees for Level 2 breaches of the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident happened in the ninth over of Bangladesh's innings when Dawlat, in his follow through, made deliberate physical contact with Shakib, who, in turn reacted and made physical contact with the bowler.

In the second match, Hong Kong were all out for 69 chasing Nepal's 149/8. The memorable group A win at Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium was set up by skipper Paras Khadka and Gyanendra Malla, who put on 80 for the third wicket after Nepal were reduced to 36/2 in 5.1 overs.

Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak
Afghanistan XI: Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Nawroz Mangal, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Aftab Alam, Najeeb Tarakai
Hong Kong XI: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, JJ Atkinson (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Babar Hayat, MS Chapman, Nizakat Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Aizaz Khan, Najeeb Amar, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed
Nepal XI: SP Khakurel (Wicket Keeper), Sagar Pun, G Malla, P Khadka (Captain), B Bhandari, S Vesawkar, NB Budayair, B Regmi, SP Gauchan, Sompal Kami, JK Mukhiya
1st Match, Group A - Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Bangladesh 78/1 in 12 ov beat Afghanistan 72 by 9 wkts
2nd Match, Group A - Hong Kong vs Nepal: Nepal 149/8 beat Hong Kong 69 in 17 ov by 80 runs

World T20 Warm-up Matches

Day two: Hong Kong upset Netherlands

Hosts Bangladesh and Zimbabwe won their respective warm-up matches ahead of the upcoming ICC World T20 with Hong Kong beating four-time World Cup participants The Netherlands.

Nepal vs UAE (1530-1830), Fatullah
-- U.A.E. won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Bangladesh vs Ireland (1930-2230), Fatullah
-- Bangladesh won by 44 runs
Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe (1530-1830), MA Aziz, Chittagong
-- Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Hong Kong vs Netherlands (1930-2230), MA Aziz, Chittagong
-- Hong Kong won by 27 runs

Day one: Ireland, Afghanistan roll over opponents

Bangladesh vs UAE (1530-1830) Fatullah
-- Bangladesh won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland vs Nepal (1930-2230), Fatullah
-- Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Afghanistan vs Netherlands (1530-1830), ZACS, Chittagong
-- Afghanistan won by 35 runs (D/L method)
Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong (1930-2230), ZACS, Chittagong
-- Hong Kong won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Ishant Sharma dropped, Raina retained

Yuvraj Singh, Roger Binny in Indian Team

Pacer Ishant Sharma was axed from both the Asia Cup and World T20 teams, while struggling batsman Suresh Raina who was dropped from the Asia Cup was retained in the T20 side. Opener Gautam Gambhir and veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who were picked in the Rest of India for Irani Trophy, were not named in the ODI squad.

India ICC World T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Roger Binny, Amit Mishra, Mohit Sharma, Varun Aaron

Teams anounce World T20 probables

India WT20 Squad

The Indian cricket team selectors Friday named youngsters Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny and seniors Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh among the 30 probables for the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh March 16-April 6. Discarded India openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were overlooked, as well as Pathan brothers Irfan and Yusuf. Gambhir has 932 runs in 37 T20 matches with seven 50s, which is highest among the Indian batsmen.

The MS Dhoni versus Delhi openers rift might be a reason for both Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir not finding a place in the team. The relationship between Dhoni and Virender Sehwag reached a nadir during India's 2011-12 tour to Australia, when press conferences were used to take pot shots at each other. Dhoni's statement that the Sehwag, Gambhir and Tendulkar trio are slow, dragged the usually quiet Gambhir into the midst of things. After both were dropped from the Indian team, and the selectors picked only two regular openers - Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay - for the tour of South Africa, Dhoni "named" Gautam Gambhir as the team's third opener while addressing the media ahead of the team's departure, almost mocking the senior opener.

India probables: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Vinay Kumar, Stuart Binny, Mohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Ishwar Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Mandeep Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Aaron, Shahbaz Nadeem, Parthiv Patel, Karn Sharma.

Logo, Dates announced

BCB promises stellar WT20

The logo for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, inspired by both the Bangladesh flag and the country’s iconic waterways, was launched in Dhaka exactly a year ahead of the tournament final. According to the ICC, it uses the colours of the Bangladesh flag with splashes of blue which represents Bangladesh’s iconic waterways. The T is made up of cricket stumps and the 0 in the T20 represents the cricket ball complete with Bangladeshi green seam, while the white in the design lends an energetic, friendly and youthful feel to the logo. It will be the biggest multi-nation tournament ever held in Bangladesh in terms of participating teams, as 16 men’s teams — 10 full members and six qualifiers — and eight women’s teams will take part in the mega event which will be played from March 16 to April 6 next year in four venues across the country.

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