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The ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the ICC World T20 or the T20 World Cup) is the world cup organized by Cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council.

2007 Twenty20 World Cup

India beat Pakistan by 5 runs to win the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 World Cup at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in South Africa.

2009 Twenty20 World Cup

Pakistan won the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup defeating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. The tournament was hosted by England and the final was held at Lord's, London.

The Indian team lost to South Africa in the Super-8 matches for which Dhoni blamed poor form for defeat.

Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat became the second bowler to take 100 Twenty20 wickets when he picked up four wickets playing for Sussex against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

England batsman Ian Bell, who is part of the 13-man ODI squad for five-match series against Australia, has said that the vibe in the team is great, as the confidence from the Twenty20 World Cup triumph has shifted into the rest of the squad.

2010 Twenty20 World Cup

England defeated Australia by 7 wickets to win the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup hosted by West Indies.

2012 Twenty20 World Cup

West Indies beat hosts Sri Lanka by 36 runs to win the 2012 Twenty20 World Cup. The final was a low scoring match held at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 7 October 2012.

Twenty20 World Cup in News

MoneyGram to Crown ‘Ultimate Cricket Fan’
Back by popular demand, MoneyGram is again hosting its annual Ultimate Cricket Fan contest, where one winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament held in the United Kingdom

Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh makes comeback to Indian squad
Indian squad for New Zealand tour selected

Yuvraj and Harbhajan named in probables for World Twenty20 Championships
Yuvraj Singh is making a comeback after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer, while Harbhajan Singh was dropped earlier for poor form

Arthur believes it will take another two years for Cummins's body to mature
Australia coach Mickey Arthur has said that young teenage pace sensation Pat Cummins will face injuries as he grows into his body.

'Extreme heat' may nix Pak's proposed home series with Australia in UAE
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has expressed "significant concerns" over hot weather conditions in the UAE, which can play spoilsport in the proposed Pakistan-Australia limited-overs series in the gulf state.

West Indies among top contenders to win Twenty20 World Cup: Watson
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has named the West Indies as the team to beat at the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Proteas to rely on seniors for T20 WC following youngsters' failure to impress
The South African selectors must put their weight behind the senior players for the Twenty20 World Cup later this year in Sri Lanka following the failure of a young Proteas team during the tri-series in Zimbabwe.

'Sanguine" Proteas gunning for T20 World Cup glory
South Africa's Twenty20 captain Hashim Amla, who is leading the team in the absence of AB De Villiers, has said he is confident of his team performing well in the tri-series featuring Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, and added that the series provides a good opportunity for the selectors to pick the right team for the Twenty20 World Cup that is to be held in Sri Lanka in September.

'Out of favor' Akmal fancying another chance to represent Pakistan
Out of favour Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who hasn't been a part of the national team since their heart-wrenching defeat against India in Mohali during last year's World Cup semifinal, is hopeful of making a comeback in the team.

India favourites to lift Twenty20 World Cup: Williamson
With less than 100 days to go to the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson feels that cricketing powerhouse India will be amongst the favourites to lift the trophy.

Clarke wants Oz players to stay focused on impending ODIs, T20s for now
Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to solely focus on the upcoming one-day series against England and Pakistan, and then on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, rather then keeping next year's Ashes series in mind.

Strike threat looms as CA's negotiations with Oz cricketers nears stalemate
With the threat of a players' strike looming, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has said he is "surprised and a little bit disappointed" over the attitude of the cricketers' union as negotiations over performance-related pay is nearing a crisis point.

Lorgat slams Gavaskar while defending ICC's verdict to retain Duckworth-Lewis method
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has criticized former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar for his negative comments against the ICC's decision to retain the Duckworth-Lewis method for settling interrupted matches

Mohsin Khan says PCB should be 'more consistent' while appointing captains
Former coach and chief selector Mohsin Khan has told the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to be more consistent in their decision to appoint a captain while pointing towards their 1-1 draw in the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka.

ACA chief Marsh says players' strike would be 'absolute' last resort
Australia Cricketers' Association (ACA) chief Paul Marsh has claimed senior players are not ruling out strike action if the June 30 deadline passes without a new pay agreement, but going on a strike would be an absolute last resort for them.

Pietersen to remain just Test wonder following rejection of his T20 playing plea
England batsman Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement from the fifty-over format cricket format on Thursday, however, he expressed his desire to continue playing in the Test format and the Twenty20 format.

Ex-Pak player Wasti says Imran Nazir could lead them to T20 World Cup glory
Former Pakistan batsman Wajahatullah Wasti has said Imran Nazir could be an inspired selection for the national team during the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka later this year, and could help them win the tournament.

India to host New Zealand, England and Australia from Aug 2012 to Mar 2013
The BCCI has announced that India will host three international cricket series from August 2012 to March next year, involving 10 Tests, five one-dayers and four Twenty20 Internationals.

Intikhab Alam says 'we have two or three alternatives to Sri Lanka in mind for Oz series'
Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Director of Game Development, Intikhab Alam has claimed they have two or three options with them for host series against Australia, following the Sri Lanka Cricket Board's refusal to hold five one-day internationals and three T20 internationals between the two nations.

Hyundai the Official Partner for ‘ICC World Twenty20’ Announces ‘Trophy Tour’
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the largest exporter and second largest car manufacturer in India and Official Partner of ICC, today hosted an exclusive display of the prestigious ICC World Twenty20 trophy at all Hyundai showrooms in Delhi & NCR. With this trophy tour, Hyundai is set to embark various consumer-engagement initiatives for the upcoming ICC Twenty20 World Cup

Yuvraj resumes training, sets sight on T20 World Cup
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh has returned to rigorous training, raising the possibility of an international comeback in September's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

England cannot afford complacency to remain No. 1 Test side: Flower
England cricket coach Andy Flower has reckoned that his team cannot afford complacency in 2012 if it is to remain the No.1 Test side.

Hayden urged to make Oz comeback for 2012 Twenty20 World Cup
Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden's fitness guru has urged him to consider nominating himself for selection in the national team for next year's Twenty20 World Cup.

Coach Arthur urges fans to be patient before assessing Oz cricket rebuilding
Australia's newly- appointed cricket head coach Mickey Arthur has said fans should assess his rebuilding efforts only after four years.

All three UAE international cricket venues set to host all format matches for first time
All three international cricket venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to witness the best of action for the first time, with Pakistan hosting the series against Sri Lanka and England in the country.

Broad faces challenge of reasserting his authority as England Twenty20 captain
England fast bowler Stuart Broad insists that he will not lose any influence as the Twenty20 captain despite missing part of the key build-up to next year's World Cup through injury.

Dhoni named captain of ICC ODI team
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the captain of ICC World ODI team for 2011.

Collingwood backs England's Twenty20 generation to rule world
All-rounder Paul Collingwood believes that England is paving the way to rule the world again with a generation that has grown up with Twenty20 cricket.

Dhoni awarded honorary doctorate degree by British University
Team India captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University of United Kingdom on Monday

England's forgotten man Kieswetter wants a recall to ODI team
England's forgotten man Craig Kieswetter wants a recall to the one-day team and feels he is now "mentally hard enough" to stay in the side.

Clarke wants to give his views on review of Oz cricket
New captain Michael Clarke wants to give his views on the review of Australian cricket, following the team's disastrous Ashes campaign.

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