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Twenty20 cricket, abbreviated as T20, is a shorter form of cricket in which the two playing teams have a single innings of maximum of 20 overs each. The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket, whose inaugural version was won by India in 2007. India will also host the tournament next year. Over the last decade, this format of the game has become immensely popular and observers say it has given rise to a more “explosive form” of cricket.