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ICC T20 2012: News

Dhoni should include Virender Sehwag against Pakistan

I don't know much about the Virender Sehwag issue. But if he is fit, my advice to MS Dhoni is simple - put his name first on the team list. Inzamam ul-Haq writes. India should play five bowlers

Fear of defeat can have fatal consequences

The losing sides in the first round of the Super Eights reminded me of a phrase that comes from all those old Wild West spaghetti westerns I used to watch in my teenage years, 'Last chance at the OK Saloon'. John Wright writes.

India handled pressure better

Pakistan will have to wait, no one knows for how long, to beat India in a World Cup match. Their best chance came and went on Sunday. Inzamam-ul Haq writes.

MS likely to persist with seven batsmen

India are getting past Pakistan in the mind games by a long way. The biggest problem for the latter has been their batting against India. Sourav Ganguly writes.

Blowing up the action sky high

Twenty20 cricket is not just about fireworks on the field. It is also about a sparkling show off it, like the ones you see go up in the sky when a batsman hits a six or a wicket falls. The magic of pyrotechnics has enhanced the experience of fans at the World T20.

Extra spinner could’ve helped India

India are again out of the T20 World Cup in the Super Eight stage, although their performance this time was better than in the Caribbean and England. Sourav Ganguly writes

The comeback would have bolstered Pak

After watching Pakistan make the semifinals of the World T20, memories of the 1992 and 1999 World Cups rush to the mind. Inzamam-ul Haq writes.

WI spinners hold the key against Oz

It's time for a clash between Caribbean Calypso and Aussie regimentation, and if both teams play to their potential, it should be a cracker of a competition. In T20, it's never easy to predict a winner and when two balanced teams face-off in a knock-out situation, there is more to it than just strength on paper. Sourav Ganguly writes.

Windies should be bold in selection

Playing a semifinal is like knowing you're on the guest list but still awaiting an invitation to the wedding. If you win, you get to go but if you lose there is no cake, you pack up and go home. Semifinals are the toughest games to lose. John Wright writes.

Initial self control the key to Virat’s consistency

If you go by the exterior - the spikes, tattoos, swagger and arrogance, Virat Kohli epitomises the youth of 21st century India. But the way he bats, especially in the first half of his innings, he's an antithesis of how the youth likes to bat in this age of T20. Aakash Chopra reports.

Spin & sling to stem a storm

It’s a final matching power against precision, brawn versus brain. It’s the highly colourful West Indies playing the clinical Sri Lanka. Ian Chappell writes.

T20 pays scant respect to favourites’ tag

Chris Gayle has 20 overs to bat if the West Indies are to take the final. Fifteen overs may suffice but if he can duplicate the performance of the semis, the Windies will win. John Wright writes.

Jayawardene will make it tough for rampant Gayle

It should be a good contest between two teams which have come through the grind. It's amazing how a small island like Sri Lanka has produced quality cricketers. Sourav Ganguly writes.

West Indies win a mirage or for real?

The team’s World Twenty20 success has been widely hailed, but the real challenge will be Test cricket. Pradeep Magazine writes.
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t20 fixtures

Match Date Time Teams
1st 19/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST AUS vs IRE
2nd 19/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs IND
3rd 20/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST SA vs ZIM
4th 21/09/2012 10:00 GMT | 15:30 IST NZ vs BAN
5th 21/09/2012 14:00 GMT | 19:30 IST AFG vs ENG

t20 standings

Team MP MW ML MT NR NRR Pts
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 -0.049 8
Sri Lanka 3 3 0 0 0 +0.998 6
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 2 0 1 +0.488 6
Perth Scorchers 4 1 2 0 1 -0.474 6
Auckland Aces 4 1 2 0 1 -0.963 6
Australia 3 2 1 0 0 +0.464 4
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