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T20 World Cup Matches Today

In the ICC World Twenty 20 tournament the Super 8 stages have make the series live and more interesting than the dull group stage, that failed  to bring any excitement in the matches. In the Super eights stage of the T20 world cup 2012, all the match has been exciting and very close except the exception of the match played between India and Australia yesterday. India got out to a good start but once wickets fell, they were restricted to a small total of 140 which the 5 specialist bowlers they played were unable to defend. Australian easily achieved the target in the 15th over. Perhaps keeping Virendar Sehwag out of the playing eleven cost the match to team India.

 T20 World Cup Matches Today
Two matches will be played today in ICC World T20 . Here is the detail of the matches:
  1.  England v New Zealand at Pallekele from 3:30 local (+5:30 GMT) onwards
  2. Sri Lanka v West Indies at Pallekele  from 7:30 local (+5:30 GMT) onwards
West Indies and Sri Lanka have won their previous matches in the Super Eights, thus the winning team from the two today will increase their chances of making it to semi finals. However the real knock out punch would be in the match between England and New Zealand. For the  team loosing in the match it would be virtually end of T20 dream unless some strange calculations comes into play for make the team eligible for the next round.

Both England and New Zealand teams may need to pick the playing combination carefully. Opening batting has been a headache for England with not a single two digit opening partnership so far from the team.New Zealand team on the other hand have lost the match from close margins, they have let victory slip from theirf hands, thus a couple of changes might bring the good luck to the team.

If we consider the second match to be played today between Sri Lanka and West Indies, both the teams  seems to continue with the winning combinations. Let see how both the matches progress and what would the points table look like at end of day today.

Pakistan Take South Africa in a Must win match

Pakistan Take South Africa in a Must win match today. Instead this is a must win match for both the team because a victory here would make life little bit easier for the reaming Super Eight matches for both the team as both team will play against strong India and Australia later.

One thing everybody would love about the super eight matches in ICC Twenty Twenty world cup is that the super eights had made the tournament go live wire. Two matches were played yesterday and we saw T20 cricket magic at its peak. Match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was decided by a super over and Sri Lanka emerged as the winners here.  Second match between West Indies and England was also a close encounter. Though England has lost the match, the way England batsmen chased the score this might have given some tension to the management of Sri Lanka and New Zealand teams.

Let focus on the first match to be played between South Africa and Pakistan. I believe this will be the first tough match for the strong Pakistan team, that have a easy going in T20 world cup so far. Given that they have Australia and India to face later, Pakistan team might need to win this match at any cost. So far the batting of Pakistan team has been consistent and openers have given quick starts to the team, however this time they will face the likes of Dale Steyn and Morkel who are very lethal with the ball in T20 format.

Match is about to begin soon and you all can tune in to your TV sets for pre-match discussions or stay tune at this blog for live scoreboard.

Please note that another interesting match is to follow after this match where India and Australia will be face to face in another close T20 encounter.

Super Eights Match 2 - West Indies vs England

I hope you all liked the Super Eights match one between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.  Before I write here about the second match today between West Indies and England which is just about to begin in next few minutes, I'd like to ask for your appologies about my previous post. There is one correction that I'd like to make that the Super Eight stage is not a knock out state rather all the eight team that have qialified have been placed in two groups, thus each team here will play 3 games each and 2 team from each group will qualify for the semi finals. 

Though England are the defending champions and currently ranked one in the ICC T20 rankings, they have some problems against spin bowling. Since West Indies team have some very quality spin bowlers like Sunil Narine, Gayle, Badree etc, it'd be interesting to see how England batsmen make up for this. West Indies batting on the other hand is most strong batting line in T20s, with some players that can single handly win matches for the team. England team has the dual pressue first to face the spin attach and then stop West Indies hitter from scoring runs. Let see if England can win this match or not.

If you ask me I'd favor the West Indies team as the winners of this match, but since cricket is a game of uncertainity specially the Two format anything can happen. In any cast the game would be an entertainer I guess. Let wait few minutes to catch all the live action and see the scorebaordh ticking live for the match.
 

Super Eights Match Live Score - Sri Lanka v New Zealand

In the first match of the Super Eights in ICC Twenty 20 world cup, host Sri Lanka will face New Zealand. As the group stages matches are over now all the remainng matches are knockout matches i.e the 4 winners from the Super Eights will qualify for the semi finals and then the 2 winners from semi finals will play the final to decide the New T20 world champions.

Both Sri Lanka and New Zealand team have average performance in the T20 world cup 2012 so far. Both teams have won one group stage match and lost one as well. However given that ew Zealand team is little inconveninet against the spin bowlers Sri Lankan team might have a upper edge but at the same time one must not forget that Sri Lankan pitches are not dead for fast bowlers as in the past. Thus New Zealand fast bowler might provide the team a start needed for winning the match.

Match will be played tomorrow, 27-Sept at 15:30 local  (+5:30) at Pallekele stadium Sri Lanka. I hope the weather will not play any spoil sport and we'll see full and entertaining match tomorrow.  Please note that this is not the only match to be played in Super Eights tomorrow, England & West Indies will be face to face in another exciting knock out match that will start after the match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Match will be played at the same ground and you can easily catch all thelive action at our blog.
 

Knock out match for West Indies & Ireland in ICC T20

West Indies and Ireland play an important match today as the winner of the match will proceed to the super eight stage of ICC World T20 tournament and for the other it would be the way for exit. West Indies team was little unlucky to lose the previous match to Australia due to rain.  West Indies team seems to be on the favorites to win the match with the presence of players who have plenty of T20 exposure. West Indies team have players who can win them  matches alone however they need to pick the best bowling combinations and the bowling is little less lethal as compared to batting.

Ireland team on the other team has been playing good cricket at associate levels and they need to give good perfomance to improve the cricket in the nations and the Ireland cricket team is very much focused on the target. A win here for Ireland would the there best performance at an international cricket.

Who they will play in super eights: 
Any of the team who wins the Twenty twenty world cup match today will play against the defending champions England on Thursday, 27th September. That match might be of little less pressure to both the team given the heavy defeat of England by the hands on India in the group stage match yesterday.

Updates from ICC women's T20 world cup:
ICC women's twenty twenty world cup is going to be begin in Sri Lanka on 26th September and the opening match will be played between SL Women v SA Women.  For updates on  ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012 visit the link

India & Pakistan play tough opposition today in ICC T20 world cup

Yesterday in the group stage two important games get spoiled due to rain but fortunately we'd results for both the games. South Africa won the rain hit match against Sri Lanka, the match was shortened to seven overs a side. In the second game which I think was the most interesting game of this T20 world cup far, Australia best West Indies by Duckworth Luis system. In the West Indies innings we saw West Indies post a total of 191runs against strong bowling of Australia. I now understand the difference Chris Gayle makes in a team.

Today India and Pakistan will play their respective matches against England and New Zealand. For India, England and New Zealand these matches are of less importance as both the teams has already qualified for the super eight. However Pakistan is playing their first match of the tournament thus they need to start it off in a winning fashion. We may expect some changes in the playing eleven for India,New Zealand and the defending champions England. However Pakistan team need to pick best eleven in the team and that's what the captain Mohammad Hafeez and coach Dav Whatmore might be thinking about. The match between Pakistan will start at 3:30 pm local time (+5:50 GMT) and though it forecasts about rains I am confident of a full play today.

The second match today between India and England will be played at 7:30 pm local time and this might be another interesting match to watch. England are the defending champions of the twenty twenty world cup while Indians are the winners of the first T20 world cup played.  One thing might be interesting to see is the battle between Stuart Broad and Yuvraj Singh. 5 years back in the history it was Yuvraj Singh who hit the England bowler for 6 consecutive sixes in an over. You can read more about it at this post
Lets wait and watch if something similar happens in the match today or we can see someone taking a ha-trick of wickets. Catch all the live scores and action of the matches in few hours from now. Stay tuned. 

ICC World Twenty20 2012 Match Today

Today on the fourth day of the tournament called ICC World Twenty20 2012, two matches will be played. Before I start my overview of the matches to be played today a sad news for the supporters of Zimbabwe cricket team. Zimbabwe team lost their second consecutive match in the tournament, this time to South Africa. This defeat means end of the gates for the super 8 stage of twenty twenty world cup 2012 for the team. Thus Zimbabwe is officially the first team to be knocked out from  ICC World Twenty20 2012 Match.

Another team is on the verge fo exit from the tournament today. Afghanistan plays against the defending champions and current number one team in T20 i.e. England. If Afghanistan looses the match today then this means they;ll exit the tournament. However given the way the Afghan team played against India, I am sure the match against would be very very interesting and not a dull one sided affair like the match played yesterday between South Africa and Zimbabwe. My best wishes to the defending champions and the Afghanistan team.

Second match will be played between Bangladesh and New Zealand. Both the teams have not won any major international tournament and would like to make a solid start in the tournament by winning the match. Bangladesh team might have the home conditions advantage but New Zealand had some enough practice with the recent outing to India and the practice matches. With Pakistan as the other team of the group it'd be important for Bangladesh and New Zealand to win this match.

So stay tuned for all the major updates about  ICC World Twenty20 2012 Matches !

South Africa v Zimbabwe Twenty Twenty Match Score

Only one match is going to be played today in ICC World T20 tournament at Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The match will be played between two African teams i.e. South Africa and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has already lost their opening match to Sri Lanka and they need to win this match at any cost to keep their hopes for making it to the super eight and qualifying to the next round. South Africa team on the other hand might be looking to start the tournament on a winning node. South African team look very dangerous this time and they have some top T20 players like Kalis and Steyn. Moreover they have a coach called G. Kirsten, he is one of the most successful and respected coach. I am hopeful that Kirsten can lead this talented South African cricket team to their first ever major tournament title. Zimbabwe can only think of giving a better performance than the opening match.

Results for matches played yesterday

Two matches were played yesterday i.e  Australia  vs Ireland and India vs Afghanistan. India and Australia won the respective matches. However from the losing team is was Afghan team that impresses everyone with the talent they have. I am expecting the Afghanistan team to give some tough time to the defending champions England in the next match they play.  Ireland team was expected to show some good performance but they were ordinary in the field today, perhaps next day would be luck for them when they face the dangerous West Indies team.

Sooner we'll be posting the points table but this is insignificant at this point of time. Once each team has played one match the calculation would come to the screen.


T20 World Cup Match India Vs Afghanistan Today Score

Hi All,

Afghanistan team is playing the ICC world T20 tournament for the second time and coincidentally in both the occasion they will play the opening match with same opponent i.e team India. In the papers Indian cricket team looks solid against the Afghanistan team. But if we look at the stats of last 5 matches both the team looks at the same level. Both India and Afghanistan have lost 3 of the 5 T20 international matches they have played. The only difference is that Indian team is lots more experienced that the Afghan team. The only chance the Afghanistan team has for winning it to take over the weak Indian bowling attack because any target given to the strong Indian batting team would be small unless  2 of the Afghan bowlers can face the pressure of T20 and bowl a spell of their life. but remember this is T20 and a couple of overs can change the course of the game. Let keep ourselves tuned for the all the live action of the match today. Please note that you can see the live scoreboard ticking online.

Please remember that another match will be played  today between Australia and Ireland. So if you area support of any of those team then you can watch this match at 15:30 local time (+5:30 GMT).

Summary of the opening match
What an opening match we'd  at Hambantota, Sri Lanka between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. By the first innings it seemed that match would be an interesting one and Zimbabwe would post some tough times for the favotires Sri Lanka. However the moment one wicket of Zimbabwe fell they all fell like a deck of cards one by one and in the end Sri Lanka won the ICC world T20 opening match by 82 runs.  Target of 183 runs was never in the reach of Zimbabwe team who put on an ordinary performance at the field. Perhaps they have got another chance to show the potential they have in the next match they play. Wishing both Zimbabwe abd Afghanistan team all the best for their matches.

ICC T20 Opening Match Today Live Score

Its just another few hours left for the opening match of ICC world T20 to start. Like all cricket fans its hard for me to wait for the tournament to start. The opening match of this year's twenty twenty world cup will be played between the hosts Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Match will begin at 7:30 pm local time  (+5:30 GMT).

You can catch all the live action of the match from this blog along with all major sports channels and news broadcasters. Lets get some review or say post matcdh presentation here. Zimbabwe cricket and the players has seen some difficult days in the nation in recent past and the team needs to perform well at the international level to get more matches and for the rise of game in the nation. Sri Lanka on the other hand has been performing well at all the format of the cricket but been unable to win any major tournament. Sri Lankan cricktet team needs a win not only in the openign match but perhaps in the finals of the tournament as well.

However since its the start of the tournament it'd be too early to depict which on the teams will reach the finals of ICC World T20. Lets wait and watch how this tournament progress game by game.

Live T20 world cup warm up matches today


Teams have started arriving at Sri Lanka now and many of those are playing practice matches already. Today in an interesting T20 world cup practice match Sri Lanka defeated West Indies team comfortably. However interestingly for the both the team star players for T20 were missing from the fields. For West Indies batting opened without Chris Gayle and for Sri Lanka bowling opened without Lasith Malinga.

Perhaps both the teams don’t want to risk their match winner players to get any kind of injuries and save them for the actual matches. Also these are the kind of players that don’t need any kind of match practice they already have that experience in T20, one is the batsmen with top strike rate another is the most economical bowlers with highest number of wickets in this format of cricket.  Still from the warm up match played today I was little concerned about performance of West Indies team they are being considered at potential winners of the T20 world cup 2012 but they gave a below average performance in the field.

In another warm up match played today Ireland defeated Zimbabwe comfortable. First the Irish batsmen batted strongly giving Zimbabwe the target of more than 8runs per over to win the match and then restricting them reaching the target. Ireland is one of the non-test playing team that’s looking for a test status. A good performance in Sri Lanka at T20 world cup will enhance the chances of this team producing some world class cricketers.   Let’s see if any of the associate members of ICC will make it to the next round of the world cup T20. Since there is nothing certain of T20 game we can see some surprises for sure.

If you want to see how your country team is perfrming in the warm up matches then you can catch al the live action here at http://icccricket.blogspot.com/ . In case you aren’t aware of the T20 world cup warm up matches schedule please take a look at the list below:

  • 13 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Ireland  vs Zimbabwe  
  • 13 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Sri Lanka vs West Indies 
  • 15 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 
  • 15 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Australia  vs New Zealand 
  • 15 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Bangladesh vs  Zimbabwe 
  • 15 Sep 2012 9:30AM  India  vs Sri Lanka 
  • 17 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Australia vs England 
  • 17 Sep 2012 9:30AM  Bangladesh vs Ireland 
  • 17 Sep 2012 9:30AM  New Zealand vs South Africa 
  • 17 Sep 2012 2:00PM  Afghanistan  vs  West Indies 
  • 17 Sep 2012 2:00PM  India  vs  Pakistan 
  • 19 Sep 2012 9:30AM  England vs Pakistan

T20 World Cup Tickets go for Sale – ICC World T20 2012 Sri Lanka

It’s around three weeks left for the ICC T20 world cup to start and queries for the sale of tickets are going all around among people. This posts is to update you all that sale of tickets for the mega even is on and one can easily purchase the tickets well in advance so as to make they don’t miss the match of the favorite team due to unavailability of tickets later.

Please note that you can purchase tickets online or people who are in Sri Lanka presently can purchase tickets from various box offices in different parts of the host country.  If you are not sure when the match of the country you support is, please take a look at the ICC World T20 Match Details.  Plan your day and book match tickets accordingly.  Our team would be there at Oct7, for the final match to support both the teams in the finals ;). See you there.

In Sri Lanka the matches will be played at three venues i.e. Hambantota, Colombo and Pallekele. All these three locations are not very far from each other , thus if you are planning a holiday and enjoy cricket together then you can easily afford to watch different matches while exploring different places in Sri Lanka.  Even the women’s T2o world cup is being played in the same duration so if you and a fan of your country’s women cricket team you can support them in the stadium too.  Fixtures for the ICC women’s T20 world cup are posted here.