2016 ICC World Twenty20, India
ICC WT20 2016 in IndiaThe 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will be the sixth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will take place in India in 2016.
India is placed in Group 2 with Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand and the qualifier from Group A.
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Teams, WT20 2016
All SquadsThe tournament is split into three stages: Group Round, Super 10 Round and the Knockout Stage, with the eight nations - Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Afghanistan and Oman competing in the Group Round for the right to qualify for the Super 10 Round. The top two teams will advance, forming two groups of five. Each team plays each group member once, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Knockout Stage, where two semi-finals and a final, to be played on April 3 in Kolkata, will determine a winner.
Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), 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
India's 15-man squad announced for T20 World Cup
Dhoni to lead, Shami back in the squad
Feb 7, 2016The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, announced the 15-man Indian squad for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 to be held in India from March 8 to April 3. The same team will also play in Asia Cup T20, which will be hosted by Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6.
Under Dhoni's leadership, India won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007. In the last tournament in 2014, they lost to Sri Lanka in the final. Dhoni has so far led in 28 World T20 matches winning 18 (Lost 9, 1 No Result).
India Asia Cup Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain and Wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami.
Sri Lanka announces team for T20 World Cup
Lasith Malinga to lead; Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara return
Feb 17, 2016Lasith Malinga, who is on a break from international cricket due to injury, was named the skipper of the T20I side for both the tournaments. Sri Lanka won their first Twenty20 title in 2014 when they defeated India by six wickets in the final under Malinga's captaincy.
Sri Lanka Asia Cup Squad: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Angelo Mathews (Vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay
Pakistan Team for T20 World Cup announced
Shahid Afridi will captain the Pakistan side
Feb 18, 2014Four uncapped players has been included in the squad like Khurram Manzoorand Babar Azam, Rumman Raees, and Mohammad Nawaz. Shahid Afridi will captain the side. The middle order depend heavily on the likes of Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi while Ahmad Shehzad and Muhammad Hafeez are expected to open the innings.
Pakistan Asia Cup Squad: Shahid Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Vice-Captain/Wicketkeeper), Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Rais.
Asia Cup and other T20 series ahead of WT20
Jan 31, 2016Defending ICC World Twenty20 champion, Sri Lanka, is in the final phase of its New Zealand tour and will head home for a break after which it will travel to India, for a three-match T20I series in February. Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and one ICC Associate Member, who will be determined through a qualifier, will clash in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh ahead of the ICC World T20. The qualifier for the Asia Cup, also in Bangladesh, will feature Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman and United Arab Emirates.
India clinched the top T20 rankings after whitewashing Australia in Australia, completing a well-deserved 3-0 victory in Sydney.
The West Indies, the champions of the 2012 edition and No. 2 in the ICC T20I rankings, does not have any international fixtures ahead of the event in India scheduled.
Reported earlier: 16 teams to participate
Jan 31, 2015The International Cricket Council Board, which had earlier awarded India the World Twenty20 championship in 2016, finalized the dates on Wednesday, the 28th. India will host the sixth edition of the ICC World T20 tournament from March 11 to April 3. Ireland and Scotland will host the qualifiers between July 6-26 in 2015.
For the second time, the tournament will feature 16 teams. All ten full members will qualify automatically, and will be joined by the six Associate Members to qualify through the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. The top eight teams in the ICC T20I Championship rankings automatically progress to the Super 10 stage, unless one of the top eight is an associate in which case the next ranked full member will progress in their place. The remaining eight teams compete in the group stage, from which two teams advance to the Super 10 stage.
ICC World Twenty20 Future
ICC World Twenty20 2018
Aug 18, 2013The host country and the dates for the 2018 ICC Men's World Twenty20 is to be announced by the ICC. The West Indies will host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's World Twenty20 in 2018 and the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2022.