ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016
The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will be sixth edition of ICC World Twenty20 and it is scheduled to play in India from 8 March to 3 April. There will be 16 teams taking participation in 2016 T20 world cup and Sri Lanka cricket team will be the defending champion in competition.
16 countries from all over the world will be participating in this prestigious event. All 10 full members of International Cricket Council have qualified for the competition whereas 6 associated members team have entered in the ICC World T20 2016 through 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers. It will be first occasion when Oman’s national cricket team will be playing in twenty20 world cup.
There are two stages in the event. Top 8 teams according ICC T20I championship rankings have reached to Super 10 stage whereas rest eight nations will play in first round to get into super-10. Let’s have a look at the teams according group stage and super 10.
First Round / Group Stage
Second Round / Super – 10
|Qualified from first round||TBA|
Read more: All 16 teams squad for WT20
|Group A||Group B|
Second round – Super 10
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Afghanistan (Q1)||Bangladesh (Q2)|
Read more about group stage here.
Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) announced that 8 cities will be hosting T20 world cup 2016 cricket matches between 8 March and 3 April. Organization also declared that final match of championship will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Have a look at the list of venues for 6th ICC World Twenty20.
|Vidarbha Cricket Stadium||Nagpur||45,000|
|Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium||New Delhi||41,000|
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||Bangalore||40,000|
|M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||Chennai||38,000|
The fixtures and schedule of ICC World T20 2016 released on 11 December 2015. Title defending champions Sri Lanka are placed in Group-1 along with West Indies, England, South Africa and one qualifier from Group B of first stage. Hosts India are placed in Group-2 of super 10 stage along with Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and winner of Group-A from first round.
|8 March 2016||15:00||Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong||Nagpur||Zimbabwe won by 14 runs|
|19:30||Scotland vs Afghanistan||Nagpur||Afghanistan won by 14 runs|
|9 March 2016||15:00||Bangladesh vs Netherlands||Dharamsala||Bangladesh won by 8 runs|
|19:30||Ireland vs Oman||Dharamsala||Oman won by 2 wickets|
|10 March 2016||15:00||Scotland vs Zimbabwe||Nagpur||Zimbabwe won by 11 runs|
|19:30||Hong Kong vs Afghanistan||Nagpur||Afghanistan won by 6 wickets|
|11 March 2016||15:00||Netherlands vs Oman||Dharamsala||Match abandoned due to rain|
|19:30||Bangladesh vs Ireland||Dharamsala||Match abandoned due to rain|
|12 March 2016||15:00||Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan||Nagpur||Afghanistan won by 59 runs|
|19:30||Scotland vs Hong Kong||Nagpur||Scotland won by 8 wickets|
|13 March 2016||15:00||Netherlands vs Ireland||Dharamsala||Netherlands won by 12 runs|
|19:30||Bangladesh vs Oman||Dharamsala||Bangladesh won by 54 runs|
|15 March 2016||19:30||India vs New Zealand||Nagpur||New Zealand won by 47 runs|
|16 March 2016||19:30||West Indies vs England||Mumbai||West Indies won by 6 wickets|
|15:00||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||Pakistan won by 55 runs|
|17 March 2016||19:30||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||Kolkata||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets|
|18 March 2016||15:00||Australia vs New Zealand||Dharamsala||New Zealand won by 8 runs|
|19:30||South Africa vs England||Mumbai||England won by 2 wickets|
|19 March 2016||19:30||India vs Pakistan||Kolkata||India won by 6 wickets|
|20 March 2016||15:00||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Mumbai||South Africa won by 37 runs|
|19:30||Sri Lanka vs West Indies||Bengaluru||West Indies won by 7 wickets|
|21 March 2016||19:30||Australia vs Bangladesh||Bengaluru||Australia won by 3 wickets|
|22 March 2016||19:30||New Zealand vs Pakistan||Mohali||New Zealand won by 22 runs|
|23 March 2016||15:00||England vs Afghanistan||New Delhi||England won by 15 runs|
|19:30||India vs Bangladesh||Bengaluru||India won by 1 run|
|25 March 2016||15:00||Pakistan vs Australia||Mohali||Australia won by 21 runs|
|19:30||South Africa vs West Indies||Nagpur||West Indies won by 3 wickets|
|26 March 2016||15:00||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Kolkata||New Zealand won by 75 runs|
|19:30||England vs Sri Lanka||New Delhi||England won by 10 runs|
|27 March 2016||15:00||Afghanistan vs West Indies||Nagpur||Afghanistan won by 6 runs|
|19:30||India vs Australia||Mohali||India won by 6 wickets|
|28 March 2016||19:30||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||New Delhi||South Africa won by 8 wickets|
|30 March 2016||19:00||Semi-Final: England vs New Zealand||New Delhi||England won by 7 wickets|
|31 March 2016||19:00||Semi-Final: West Indies vs India||Mumbai||West Indies won by 7 wickets|
|3 April 2016||19:00||Final: England vs West Indies||Kolkata||West Indies won by 4 wickets|
Check more: ICC Women’s World Twenty20 fixtures
Top teams from Group-A and Group-B will go through to super-10. Best 2 teams in Group-1 and Group-2 of super-10 stage will make it through to semi-final. Find points table for wt20 2016 here.
Star Sports will be the official broadcaster of International Cricket Council world t20 2016. Indian sub-continent viewers will be able to catch the live action on Star Sports network in English and Hindi commentaries.