The event of the year’s biggest cricket – the ICC T20 World Championship – is here. From March 8 to April 3 will be played in seven locations in India with 16 teams participating in the tournament.
Here’s all you need to know about the T20 World Cup.
2016 ICC World Twenty20, will have a group stage to be raced by partner teams qualified – Ireland, the Netherlands, Oman, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Scotland – along with the two lower sides Full Members of classification – Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. One team from each group will qualify for the main group and join the first eight full members of the ICC T20I team score in the second round – Super 10.
AFGHANISTAN – Asghar Stanikzai; (Capt.) Dawlat Zadran; Gulbadin Naib; Hamid Hassan; Hamza Hotak; Karim Sadiq; Mohammad Nabi; Mohammad Shahzad; Najibullah Zadran; Noor Ali Zadran; Rashid Khan; Samiullah Shenwari; Shafiqullah Shafaq; Shahpoor Zadran and Usman Ghani.
Coach – Inzamam-ul-Haq
AUSTRALIA – Steve Smith; (Capt.) Ashton Agar; Nathan Coulter-Nile; James Faulkner; Aaron Finch; John Hastings; Josh Hazlewood; Usman Khawaja; Mitchell Marsh; Glenn Maxwell; Peter Nevill; Andrew Tye; David Warner; Shane Watson and Adam Zampa.
Coach – Darren Lehmann
BANGLADESH – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (capt.); Abu Hider; Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun; Mushfiqur Rahim; Mustafizur Rahman; Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan; Sabbir Rahman; Shakib Al Hasan; Soumya Sarkar; Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed.
Coach – Chandika Hathurushinghe
England – Eoin Morgan; (Capt.) Moeen Ali; Sam Billings; Jos Buttler; Liam Dawson; Steven Finn; Alex Hales; Chris Jordan; Adil Rashid; Joe Root; Jason Roy; Ben Stokes; Reece Topley; James Vince and David Willey.
Coach – Trevor Baylis
HONG KONG – Tanwir Afzal (capt.); Nadeem Ahmed; Haseeb Amjad; Jamie Atkinson; Waqas Barkat; Ryan Campbell; Chris Carter; Mark Chapman; Babar Hayat; Aizaz Khan; Nizakat Khan; Waqas Khan; Adil Mehmood; Anshuman Rath and kinchit Shah.
Coach – Simon Cook
INDIA – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt.); Ravichandran Ashwin; Jasprit Bumrah; Shikhar Dhawan; Ravindra Jadeja; Virat Kohli; Pawan Negi; Ashish Nehra; Hardik Pandya; Ajinkya Rahane; Suresh Raina; Mohammed Shami; Rohit Sharma; Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.
Team Manager – Ravi Shastri
Ireland – William Porterfield; (Capt.) Andrew Balbirnie; George Dockrell; Andrew McBrine; Tim Murtagh; Kevin O’Brien; Niall O’Brien; Andrew Poynter; Stuart Poynter; Boyd Rankin; Max Sorensen; Paul Stirling; Stuart Thompson; Gary Wilson and Craig Young.
Coach – John Bracewell
NETHERLANDS – Peter Borren; (Capt.) Wesley Barresi; Logan Van Beek; Mudassar Bukhari; Ben Cooper; Timm van der Gugten; Vivian Kingma; Ahsan Malik; Paul van Meekeren; Roelof van der Merwe; Stephan Myburgh; Max O’Dowd; Michael Rippon; Pieter Seelaar and Sikander Zulfiqar.
Coach – Anton Roux
NEW ZEALAND – Kane Williamson (capt.), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.
Coach – Mike Hesson
OMAN – Sultan Ahmed; (Capt.) Kaleem Aamir; Aaqib Sulehri; Adnan Ilyas; Ajay Lalcheta; Amir Ali; Bilal Khan; Jatinder Singh; Mehran Khan; Munis Ansari; Rajeshkumar Ranpura; Sufyan Mehmood ;; Vaibhav Wategaonkar; Zeeshan Siddiqui and Zeeshan Maqsood.
Coach – Duleep Mendis
PAKISTAN – Shahid Afridi; (Capt.) Anwar Ali; Imad Wasim; Khalid Latif; Khurram Manzoor; Mohammad Amir; Mohammad Hafeez; Mohammad Irfan; Mohammad Nawaz; Mohammad Sami; Sarfaraz Ahmed; Sharjeel Khan; Shoaib Malik; Umar Akmal and Wahab Riaz.
Coach – Waqar Younis
Scotland – Preston Mommsen; (Capt.) Richie Berrington; Kyle Coetzer; Matt Cruz; Josh Davey; Ali Evans; With Lange; Michael Leask; Matt Machan; Calum MacLeod; Gavin principal; George Munsey; Safyaan Sharif; Rob Taylor and Mark Watt.
Coach – Grant Bradburn
SOUTH AFRICA – Faf du Plessis (capt.); Kyle Abbott; Hashim Amla; Farhaan Behardien; Quniton Kock; AB de Villiers; JP Duminy; David Miller; Chris Morris; Aaron Phangiso; Kagiso Rabada; Rilee Rossouw; Dale Steyn; Imran Tahir and David Wiese.
Coach – Russell Sunday
SRI LANKA – Lasith Malinga; (Capt.) Dushmantha Chameera; Dinesh Chandimal; Niroshan Dickwella; Tillakaratne Dilshan; Rangana Herath; Shehan Jayasuriya; Chamara Kapugedera; Nuwan Kulasekara; Angelo Mathews; Thisara Perera; Sachithra Senanayake; Dasun shanaka; Milinda Siriwardana and Jeffrey Vandersay.
Coach – Graham Ford
WEST INDIES – Darren Sammy; (Capt.) Samuel Badree; Suleiman Benn; Carlos Brathwaite; Dwayne Bravo; Charles Johnson; Andre Fletcher; Chris Gayle; Jason Holder; Ashley nurse; Denesh Ramdin; Andre Russell; Marlon Samuels; Lendl Simmons and Jerome Taylor.
Coach – Phil Simmons
ZIMBABWE – Hamilton Masakadza; (Capt.) Tendai Chatara; Elton Chigumbura; Tendai Chisoro; Graeme Cremer; Luke Jongwe; Neville Madziva; Wellington Masakadza; PJ Moor; Richmond Mutumbami; Tinashe Panyangara; Sikandar Raza; Vusimuzi Sibanda; Malcolm Waller and Sean Williams.
Coach – Dav Whatmore
Match schedule – date, place, time
8th March 2016, Tuesday
Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong (3:00 PM)
Scotland vs Afganisthan (7:30 PM)
9th March 2016, Wednesday
Bangladesh vs Netherlands (3:00 PM)
Ireland vs Oman (7:30 PM)
10th March 2016, Thursday
Scotland vs Zimbabwe (3:00 PM)
Hong Kong vs Afganisthan (7:30 PM)
11th March 2016, Friday
Netherlands vs Oman (3:00 PM)
Bangladesh vs Ireland (7:30 PM)
12th March 2016 Saturday
Zimbabwe vs Afganisthan (3:00 PM)
Scotland vs Hong Kong (7:30 PM)
13th March 2016, Domingo
Ireland vs Netherlands (3:00 PM)
Bangladesh VS Oman (7:30 PM)
March 15, 2016, Tuesday
New Zealand vs India (19:30)
16 March 2016, Wednesday
West Indies vs England (3:00 PM)
Pakisthan vs Q1A (7:30 PM)
March 17, 2016, Thursday
Sri Lanka vs Q1B (7:30 p.m.)
18 March 2016, Friday
Australia vs New Zealand (3:00 PM)
South Africa vs England (7:30 PM)
19 March 2016 Saturday
India vs Pakistan (7:30 PM)
20 March 2016, Domingo
South Africa vs Q1B (3:00 PM)
Sri Lanka vs West Indies (7:30 PM)
March 21, 2016, Monday
Q1A Australia VS (7:30 PM)
22 March 2016, Tuesday
New Zealand vs Pakistan (7:30 PM)
March 23, 2016, Wednesday
England vs Q1B (3:00 PM)
Location: New Delhi
India vs Q1A (7:30 PM)
25 March 2016, Friday
Pakistan vs Australia (3:00 PM)
South Africa vs West Indies (7:30 PM)
26 March 2016 Saturday
Q1A vs New Zealand (3:00 PM)
England vs Sri Lanka (7:30 PM)
Location: New Delhi
27 March 2016, Domingo
India vs Australia (3:00 PM)
Q1B vs West Indies (7:30 PM)
March 28, 2016, Monday
South Africa vs Sri Lanka (7:30 PM)
Location: New Delhi
March 30, 2016, Wednesday
Semi Final 1 (7:30 PM)
Location: New Delhi
of March 31, 2016, Thursday
Semi Final 2 (7:30 PM)
3rd April 2016, Sunday