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ICC T20 2012: News

Miandad to assist Pakistan batsmen for World T20

Pakistan's former captain and now director general cricket in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Javed Miandad has been given the task of assisting the national team's batsmen ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Nothing is impossible with Pakistan

What is the one thing that defines volatility? The answer depends on who you ask the question. But a die-hard cricket fan is sure to point to Pakistan, the erratic sub-continent giants whose defining trait is oozing talent one day and lacking in temperament the next. HT reports. 5 players to watch our for

We have to repeat our World Cup success: Dhoni

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it was important for the team to do well in the World Twenty20 tournament after the triumph in the World Cup last year.

Miandad in Sri Lanka to motivate Pak players ahead of T20 WC

Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad has been sent to Sri Lanka by the Cricket Board to motivate the country's players before the Twenty20 World Cup.

India face Pakistan in World T20 tune-up

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will get an early chance to size up each other ahead of the World Twenty20 when they clash in a high-profile practice match in Colombo next Monday.

Champs look to buck the trend

No team has defended its World T20 title in the three editions of the tournament so far. Here's England's chance for a first. Can England do it minus Kevin Pietersen? HT reports.
5 players to watch out for

Hosts warm up for big event in style

Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit half-centuries as hosts Sri Lanka prepared for the World Twenty20 with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies on Thursday.

Team India to wear 'lucky shirt' for World Twenty20

Indian cricketers have been ordered to wear the same jersey design that won them the World Cup last year for next week's World Twenty20 in a bid to bring them good luck.

PCB players refuse to watch Aamer video during ACSU briefing

The ICC had to drop the idea of screening a message from banned fast bowler Mohammed Aamir on anti-corrruption issues during the briefing of Pakistan players as the squad members told their team manager Naved Cheema that they don't wish to watch the footage once again.

India warm up with win over Sri Lanka

Irfan Pathan scalped five wickets as India warmed up for the World Twenty20 with a comfortable 26-run victory over hosts Sri Lanka in their first practice match in Colombo today.

His calm fits perfectly in the stormy game

Although India lost momentum towards the end to lose the Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Chennai, what shone through was how Virat Kohli guided the chase, underlining his sublime touch and maturity that is driving him forward. HT reports. Virat with the willow

Fearless cricket need of the hour

With the triumph in the inaugural World T20 being the only highlight, Men in Blue have lot to play for in the fourth edition. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Key batsmen | Key bowlers | Captain under fire | Expert speak | India’s swot analysis | India at World T20 | Mark these dates

Sri Lanka banks on cricket to cleanse bloody image

Sri Lanka is banking on cricket to repair the damage to its blood-stained image after the brutal end to a 37-year ethnic war as it stages the biggest tournament in the nation's post-independence history.

No favourites as World T20 kicks off on Tuesday

The high-profile ICC World Twenty20 gets underway in Colombo tomorrow with no clear favourites but inaugural champions India will fancy their chances on the slow familiar tracks of the island nation where they have played a lot of cricket in recent times.

Bowling gives the blues

Weak bowling and shambolic fielding, a perennial problem which has afflicted Indian cricket for long, resurfaced at the R Premadasa Stadium on Monday to ensure that the Men in Blue will not go into the World Twenty20 in the right frame of mind. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Time for plenty20 | The squads | Highest scores in World T20 and venues
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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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