Indian skipper MS Dhoni was critical of the poor efforts by some of his main bowlers after coming through anxious moments to defeat Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 on Wednesday. HT
Given quite a few anxious moments by minnows Afghanistan in their World Twenty20 opener, India's in-form batsman Virat Kohli conceded that his side's bowling at the death overs is a "worrying factor".
Jacques Kallis recorded the best Twenty20 figures for his country to inspire South Africa to a convincing 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a Group C match at Hambantota today.
Defending champions England’s morale is brilliant after winning both Twenty20 World Cup warm-up games against Pakistan and Australia, captain Stuart Broad said on Thursday, the eve of their opening Group A match against Afghanistan. The 2010 winners beat Pakistan by 15 runs and the Australians by nine runs.
It will be a David versus Goliath battle at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday when defending champions England launch their World Twenty20 campaign against Afghanistan, who displayed enough fighting abilities in their opening fixture against India. England vs Afghanistan
In the last two editions of the World Twenty20, India were without the combination of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir at the top of the order. On both occasions the team flopped. Sanjjeev K Samyal
reports. Sehwag and Gambhir together
| In last three matches
“They were very quiet on the field, no one was talking. We could make out they were tense,” said Afghanistan skipper Nawroz Mangal, proud of his team after they fought against the fancied India in their opening World T20 game on Wednesday. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal
As he knocked Shapoor Zadran’s delivery over the boundary on Wednesday evening, Yuvraj Singh not only announced his return in his characteristic style but also laid to rest the fears and uncertainties of last nine months. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
Two giant-killers who have a reputation of disturbing set calculations will be up against each other when New Zealand and Bangladesh clash in their opening Group D match of the World Twenty20 in Pallekele today.
Brendon McCullum notched the highest individual score in all Twenty20 internationals to help New Zealand humble Bangladesh by 59 runs at Pallekele stadium on Friday. Demolition Man | Standings
Defending champions England started their campaign in style as they thrashed Afghanistan by 116 runs in a group league match of the ICC World Twenty20, in Colombo today.
In Friday's training session, the India camp spent a few nervous moments when Sehwag took a blow on his right thumb while fending an awkward ball against the fast bowlers. Sanjjeev K Samyal
When the West Indies face Australia on Saturday, strategic inputs will come from Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
India's listless bowling attack will aim to put up an improved performance ahead of the Super Eight stage when the team takes on England in its final group league encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo on Sunday.
South Africa beat hosts Sri Lanka by a convincing 32 run margin in a rain-shortened seven-over-a-side World Twenty20 group C match today. Scorecard