Complete your work, fasten your seat belts and go to some hill station with your tv because the big tournament of short format is ahead now. International Twenty20 cricket tournament being held in Sri Lanka on 18th September and all the teams are ready to fight for the glory in T20 cricket.
The World T20championship 2012 is about to kick off on 19 th Feb Participating Twelve Teams.This is 3rd Tournament in last 5 years once again highlighting the Growing dominance of T20 over the Last Two traditional format of the Game.
The unpredictably of the shortest format of the game is so thrilling that no one can Predict the out come of the game in any moment.In their days Monnow can pulls of an vital upset were as most fancy side can loose the conquest.Before starting the tournament lets analysis each and every team.
ICC World T20 2012 Teams
England T20 World Cup 2012
England (2010 Champions) = This English team are the most unpredicatable at the moment in all forms of the game.They are the defending champs and still contain the Batsman who performs well on this form of the game even without their Controversial star batsman Kevin Peterson, Their Seam bowling are best at the moment and Performance of one the Best Off spinner in the World Grame Swan can dictate English fortune in the series.Their only Drawback is that their Performance in Sub Continenet is Pathetic off late but Can Alistair Cook men can defend their Solitary Major Tournament Title can be Debatable
India T20 World Cup 2012
India (World Champion 2007) = They upset many and even surprised themselve by lifting the Inaugural cup five Years ago but Faltered Badly in the Next two edition in 2009 and 2010 were they labelled as one of the Favourites.Poor Bowling attack and Vulnerablity against short Pitch stuff from the Top Order Batsman on lively pitched undone Indias march.
However the Condition in Sri lanka will favour the Batters as well as slow bowler and .If the Batting clicked there is no Stoppage of Onslaught fro this Talented Indian team led by Most Charistmatic Mahendra singh Dhoni.Further they are feeling the Pride of being only Side who have won all the Tournament featuring all test playing Nation (World Cup 1983,2011,World Series in 1985.
Champions Trophy Co winner in 2002 and T20 world cup in 2007) will This Indian team will write the greatest Script in the golden era of the Indian Cricket.If India win this it will be nice Farewell gift to recently Resigned Dravid .Laxman and even Tendulkar who are twillight on his Glittering carear
Pakistan T20 World Cup 2012
Pakistan (Runner up 2007, World Champions 2009, Semi finalist 2010) = If One Team who had performed splendidly in T20 defing the Odds are Pakistan.They Lost the final against arch rival India by mere one Strike over the Ropes in 2007 T20 which they rectified later on clincally Triumph in 2009final against Sri lanka.
Pakistan looked as like to make 3 consecutive T20 final appearance were deprived by Magnificient Inning by Australia Mike Hussey in an High Scring Semifinal.However this Team Under Mohd Hafeez were looking balance outfit and with 2-1 Recent Victory over Australia Their morale will be sky high.
Their batting though Vulnerable but contains several big hitters were as their Bowling line up specially the Spin department led by Mysterious Saeed Ajmal are the best in the tournament
Australia T20 Cricket World Cup 2012
Australia (Runner up 2010)=Australia top ranked side of the last decade, Four time World champion , ruled the Cricket in test matches for along time,Two back to back champions Trophy victory in 2006 and 2009 but still yet to had empty place of T20 Truimph in their Packed cupboard.The reason Perhaps The Rise of T20 championship was been during the Dec;ine Phase of Aussies Domination.After Semi final Debacle in 2007 and Shatterring First Round Exit in 2009 the Australiansn are very much on their Way to script the History in Caribeans in 2010 until Andrew Straus Poms halted their March in the Final.At the Moment they are Bottom ranked T20 side but they shown the Glimpse of remarkeable improvement in their recent 1-2 lost against Pakistan.
Their Opening combination of Warner and Watson are most Settle and threathening while their Middle order led by mike Hussey are capable to Change the Complexion of the Game.Even though George Bailey side are far below the Standard of their Glorious Preceders but one thing are definatley on the card the Australians never leave the shore without any Fight.
West Indies World T20 2012
West Indies (Semi finalist 2009) Its Chris Gayle and Possibly only Chris Gayle who can single handedly Lift the Global Title since 2004 Champion Trophy for the Team in Carriebeans.There are some World Class performer in team like Bravo,Kemar Roach,etc but its Gayle Performance can reflect the Windies Fortune.For West indies 2009 world cup was better compare to other two as they were the Semi finalist in that edition.
Sri Lanka T20 World Cup 2012
Sri Lanka (Runner up 2009, Semi finalist 2010)-Host Sri lanka are one of the favorite to win the cup.Their Top Order contains Dilshan,Thoranga, Jaywardhne, Sangakara followed by Big Hitters Angleo Mathews and Perera are most Explosive Batting in their own Condition.
Addition to fact they have Lasith Malinga their best Death bowler and greates exponent of Reverse swinging Yorker followed by trops of slow medium Bolwer will give any side a serious night mare and if they all click it wil an up hill task for any opposition to Stop them.
They were 2009 Finalist and Played very well in 2010 championship before going down to eventual champion England in Semi final
South Africa T20 World Cup 2012
South Africa (Semi finalist 2009)-If One team who can be labelled as most unlucky team in the Tournament has been South Africa .Like the ODI world cup they are almost set their Record Straight by choking in the crucial junction.In 2007 Being Host and in red hot form the Proteas almost booked in Semi final place after clinical Victories over Kiwis and Poms But their Solitary huge Defeat against the Inspired Indian team cost them the World Cup Semi final.The Pattern followed the Same in 2009 When Undefeated South African side were beaten by than Struggling and ueventaly champs Pakistan.In 2010 they were out due to Poor Performance in Super Eight stage led them exit from the Championship without labelling chokers.The Current team under Ab Devillers are in nice shape and this wil one of the attraction of this World cup when South Africans are concern whether they rewrite their long tradition of Choking History or the Creates the history by Lifting their Second ICC event Trophy after 1998 Knock out Series
New Zealand T20 World Cup 2012
New Zealand (Semi finalist 2007) Compare to Test and ODI the Kiwis are much Stronger in T20,The shortest format suits to their Players.Since comming into Existance Cricket the Apart from 2002 Champions Trophy victory the Blacks never had Global Triumph in their name.Hope the current Edition of T20 championship allow them to script History.It will be better gift to someone like Daniel Vettori who are in the twillight of his cricketting Carear
After Analysing all the Team No one can guaranteed towin the cup.The topsy turvy nature of the T20 format and interesting compettion between Top 7 sides make this Series Quite interesting
ICC T20 World Cup 2012 Groups
World T20 Rules and Regulations
During the group stage and Super Eight, points are awarded to the teams as follows.
Win = 2 points
No result = 1 point
Loss = 0 points
In case of a tie a Super Over decides the winner. This is applicable in all stages of the tournament.
Within each group teams are ranked against each other based on the following criteria.