ICC World Twenty 20 2016 was launched in Mumbai on 10th of December. Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane & Shikhar Dhawan were present in that event. ICC launched the logo and announced the schedule in that event. Last ICC event happened in India was 50 over world cup in 2011. After 5 years ICC is back in India with the World Twenty 20. ICC World Twenty 20 will be played across 8 venues. Dharamsala, Mohali, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangaluru & Chennai. All these venues are high scoring. So it is expected to be a run fest. The event will start from 8th March 2016.
ICC World Twenty 20 will start with a qualifying round. In qualifying round no. 9 & no. 10 team according to ICC T20 rankings will play along with the associate nations who has qualified for this tournament. From qualifying round two teams will join top 8 international teams in super 10. Super 10 will begin from March 15 where top 10 teams of the world will begin their fight for the ultimate glory. After super 10 there will be semi finals and a final. In Super 10, ten teams are divided into two groups and India & Pakistan are in the same group. India vs Pakistan will be played in Dharamsala on 19th March.
Australia and New Zealand are the other two teams in group 2 along with India and Pakistan. While in group 1 there are Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and England. In each group one team will join other teams from the qualifying round. The schedule is well designed and the venues are smartly selected. All the teams have started preparing for it. Each and every team is trying different combinations in different departments to get the winning one. In March every team will land in India with their best players in the business. As I said earlier it is expected to be a run fest.
As it is going to be played in India, India is considered to be one of the favourites to win it. I think out of the top eight teams, four teams are outright favourites to win it. I am not going to talk about those four teams now because I am going to cover the whole world cup on this blog. So as we will get closer to it I will talk about those favorites. I know I was not able to cover whole #CWC15 or all Delhi Daredevils matches in 2015 as I made some mistakes during those tournaments. This time I am not going to repeat those mistakes again and the whole #WT20 2016 will be on this blog. I am pretty excited for #Wt20 2016? Are you?