Full Coverage : ICC WORLD T20

Bangladesh host the 2014 edition of the ICC World Twenty20. Follow this space for all the coverage of the mega event.

The Final Hurrah!

The Final Hurrah!

In his last T20I match, Sangakkara hits 35-ball 52* to help Sri Lanka beat India, lift first major trophy since ‘96.

Yuvraj Singh, one off day can’t undermine your tremendous contribution: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is confident that aggressive southpaw Yuvraj Singh will return to prove his detractors wrong.

Meet Percy Abeysekera, the indomitable Sri Lankan fan

Percy could make the trip to Bangladesh only after he found a home nurse at a care centre to look after his sister.

ICC World Twenty20: When an island conquered the world
April 8, 2014

After Sri Lanka won their second world title, 18 years after first, a country readies to roll out red carpet.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni named captain of India dominated ICC team of World Twenty20
April 7, 2014

Four Indian players made the side, captained by wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Harbhajan Singh defends Yuvraj Singh, says ‘he wasn’t there alone’

Harbhajan called for some perspective while analysing the dashing left-hander, who has been a proven performer.

Virat Kohli, Ashwin ascend; India descend in ICC T20I rankings

Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin attained career-high positions of second and third respectively.

Virat Kohli: The odd man not out

Another factor that has given Kohli the status of a match winner is how he has paced his innings.

Seven years, five finals… It’s been a long time coming: Kumar Sangakkara

It turned out to be a fitting farewell for Kumar Sangakkara and his other illustrious teammate Mahela Jayawardene.

Yuvraj Singh, hero of 2007 and ’11, flops in ’14

As Yuvraj Singh trudged off the field, one got the feeling that it was a wicket the Indians badly wanted.

ICC World Twenty20: Final hurrah

In his last T20I match, Sangakkara hits 35-ball 52* to help Sri Lanka beat India, lift first major trophy since ‘96.

ICC World Twenty20: Stones pelted at Yuvraj Singh’s Chandigarh home

Yuvraj Singh not only scored at a poor rate, but shifted the momentum in Sri Lanka’s favour.

Sri Lanka executed their plans brilliantly in last four overs, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India skipper Dhoni attributed the team’s loss against Sri Lanka to the islanders’ brilliant bowling at the death.

ICC World Twenty20: Fitting finale for Sri Lanka’s retiring duo
April 6, 2014

Sri Lanka became third time lucky in World T20 summit clash while Dhoni’s dream to win a record third World title lay in tatters.

ICC Twenty20 Final: The business end

The Sri Lankan bowlers bowled exceptionally well to restrict India to a paltry score of 130/4.

ICC World Twenty20 final: First 6 overs

Sri Lanka kept things tight in the first six overs and managed to take the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane.

ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka end 18-year wait

Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to win their maiden ICC World T20 trophy with a convincing six-wicket victory.

ICC World Twenty20: Psychological advantage won’t matter in the final, says MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni was relaxed on the eve of Sunday’s World T20 final as he spoke with media on different subjects.

ICC Twenty20 final preview: On cup’s cusp

Unbeaten Dhoni and Co will hold edge in title clash vs SL , who have struggled in major finals.

ICC World Twenty20: Unruffled Indian team lets hair down with PS3, selfies, soccer
Yuvraj Singh

On non-match days, players can be seen fielding cameras and playstation joysticks.

ICC World Twenty20: One good ball can get Virat Kohli out, says confident Malinga
April 5, 2014

Stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga believes that Sri Lanka has bowlers who can dismiss Virat Kohli.

ICC Twenty20: Sri Lankan dressing room will miss Sangakkara and Jayawardene’s presence, says MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that the Lankan dressing room will miss Sanga and Mahela’s experience and expertise.

ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from India skipper

Dhoni offered a defensive shot off Hendricks’ last ball to allow Kohli to score winning runs in the next over.

No connecting dots: Few singles punctuated boundaries for West Indies

The Windies top-order floundered, as none of the big hitters could contribute significantly to the run-chase.

ICC World Twenty20: R Ashwin turns it around for India

R Ashwin is riding high on his impeccable form that has steered India into the T20 World Cup finals.

ICC World Twenty20: India, Virat unbeaten

Virat Kohli’s scintillating knock of 72 runs that came off just 44 balls led India to the T20 WC finals.

Not many who are as consistent as Virat Kohli, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni
April 4, 2014

Virat Kohli once again rose to the occasion with a scintillating unbeaten 76 in the semifinal clash.

ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli seals emphatic win

Riding high on Kohli’s knock, India beat South Africa by six wickets to enter the final of the ICC World T20.

ICC World Twenty20: Virat Kohli special takes India into final

Chasing a target of 173, India completed the task with five balls to spare to reach their second World T20 final.

ICC World Twenty20: Rain ends West Indies’ reign; Sri Lanka make final

Top-order failure and rain washed away Windies’ hopes of becoming first team to retain the World T20 title.

ICC World Twenty20: India and South Africa look to their slow bowlers to deliver

Proteas have been taking extra precaution to deal with spin threat ahead, so much so that even Steyn was affected.

ICC World Twenty20: I was looking forward to raise the trophy, says dejected Darren Sammy
April 3, 2014

A dejected Sammy said it was “disappointing” and “sad” for the defending champions to exit from the WT20.

ICC World Twenty20: Final number three for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka made it to final for third time after beating defending champions West Indies by 27 runs via D/L method.

ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka through after hailstorm

Sri Lanka now face the winners of Friday’s game between India and South Africa in Sunday’s ICC World T20 final.

In last two or three months, I feel I’m at top of my bowling game: R Ashwin

Indian offie Ravi Ashwin said that he is not bothered about competition from fellow team-mate Amit Mishra.

ICC World Twenty20: Lasith Malinga to lead Sri Lanka after Chandimal opts out

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has opted out of Thursday’s semi-final game in Dhaka.

ICC World Twenty20: All about Windies for me, never about Darren, says Darren Sammy

The West Indies captain was philosophical explaining why enjoying the game meant more to him than captaincy.