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Twenty20 is a form of cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in 2003. Both teams have a single innings and bat for a maximum of 20 overs. This article is about the sport. ... The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. ... An innings, or inning, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring. ... In the sport of cricket, an over is a set of six consecutive balls bowled in succession. ...


A Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 75 minutes, thus bringing the game closer to the timespan of other popular team sports such as football. It was introduced to create a lively form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television and as such it has been very successful. The ECB did not intend that Twenty20 would replace other forms of cricket and these have continued alongside it. Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The game has spread around the cricket world. On most international tours there is a Twenty20 match and most Test-playing nations have a domestic cup competition. The inaugural ICC World Twenty20 was played in South Africa in 2007 with India defeating Pakistan in the final. For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ... The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. ... The Indian cricket team is an international cricket team representing India. ... The Pakistani cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ...

A view of the Twenty20 match between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl on June 15, 2006
A view of the Twenty20 match between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl on June 15, 2006
Middlesex playing against Surrey at Lord's, in front of a 28,000-strong crowd
Middlesex playing against Surrey at Lord's, in front of a 28,000-strong crowd

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Playing Conditions

England batsman Andrew Strauss batting for Middlesex against Surrey
England batsman Andrew Strauss batting for Middlesex against Surrey

The Laws of cricket apply to Twenty20 with some exceptions: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (533x800, 535 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Twenty20 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (533x800, 535 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Twenty20 ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. ... Andrew John Strauss MBE, (born 2 March 1977 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is an English cricketer who plays county cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club and Test matches and One Day Internationals for England. ... Middlesex County Cricket Club is a first-class cricket club in England, named after the historic county of Middlesex in which their home ground, Lords Cricket Ground in London, is located. ... Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) is an English first-class cricket team, based at The Oval cricket ground in south London. ... The laws of cricket are a set of rules framed by the Marylebone Cricket Club which serve to standardise the format of cricket matches across the world to ensure uniformity and fairness. ...

  • Each bowler may bowl a maximum of only one-fifth of the total (generally 4, for a full, uninterrupted game) overs per innings.
  • Umpires may award 5-run penalty runs at their discretion if they believe either team is wasting time.
  • If the fielding team doesn't start to bowl their 20th over within 75 minutes, the batting side is credited an extra 6 runs for every whole over bowled after the 75 minute mark; the umpire may add more time to this, if he considers the batting team is wasting time.
  • The following fielding restrictions apply:
    • No more than five fielders can be on the leg side at any time.
    • During the first 6 overs, a maximum of two fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle.
    • After the first 6 overs, a maximum of five fielders can be outside the fielding circle.
  • If the match ends with the scores tied and there must be a winner, the tie is broken with a bowl-out (similar to a penalty shoot-out in football), with five bowlers from each side delivering 1 ball each at an unguarded wicket. If the number of wickets is equal after the first five balls per side, the bowling continues and is decided by sudden death.
  • Should a bowler deliver a no ball by overstepping the popping crease, it costs 1 runs and his next delivery is designated a free-hit, from which the batsman can only be dismissed through a run out, for hitting the ball twice, obstructing the field or handling the ball, as is the case for the original "no ball".

An umpire in cricket (from the Old French Nompere meaning not equal, i. ... It has been suggested that Fielding strategy (cricket) be merged into this article or section. ... The leg side, or on side, is defined to be a particular half of the field used to play the sport of cricket. ... It has been suggested that Fielding strategy (cricket) be merged into this article or section. ... A drawing of a bowler hitting the wicket in a bowl-out. ... Kicks from the penalty mark (commonly referred to as a penalty shootout) are sometimes used to decide the winner of a tied match of association football (soccer). ... Soccer redirects here. ... M*A*S*H, see Sticky Wicket (M*A*S*H episode). ... For other uses, see Sudden death (disambiguation). ...

Impact

On July 15, 2004, Middlesex vs. Surrey (the first Twenty20 game to be held at Lord's) attracted a crowd of 26,500, the largest attendance for any county cricket game other than a one-day final since 1953. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Middlesex County Cricket Club is a first-class cricket club in England, named after the historic county of Middlesex in which their home ground, Lords Cricket Ground in London, is located. ... Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) is an English first-class cricket team, based at The Oval cricket ground in south London. ... The Pavilion The Grand Stand Match in progress The Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground This memorial stone to Lord Harris is in the Harris Garden at Lords Lords Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in St Johns Wood in London, at grid reference TQ268827. ... In the UK, County cricket is the domestic form of the sport of cricket that is considered to be first-class cricket. ...


On January 12, 2005, Australia's first Twenty20 game was played at the WACA ground between the Western Warriors and the Victorian Bushrangers. It drew a sellout crowd of 20,700. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WACA is the commonly used name to describe the sports ground in Perth, Western Australia as well as its owners and operators, the Western Australian Cricket Association. ... Former Warriors captain Justin Langer The Western Warriors (referred to as Retravison Warriors for sponsorship reasons) are an Australian first class cricket team based in Perth, Western Australia. ... The Victorian Bushrangers are an Australian cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria. ...


On February 17, 2005, Australia defeated New Zealand in the first men's full international Twenty20 match, played at Eden Park in Auckland. The game was played in a light-hearted manner - both sides turned out in kit similar to that worn in the 1980s, the New Zealand team's a direct copy of that worn by the Beige Brigade. Some of the players also sported moustaches/beards and hair styles popular in the 1980s taking part in a competition amongst themselves for best retro look, at the request of the Beige Brigade. Australia won the game comprehensively, and as the result became obvious towards the end of the NZ innings, the players and umpires took things less seriously - Glenn McGrath jokingly replayed the Trevor Chappell underarm incident from a 1981 ODI between the two sides, and Billy Bowden showed him a mock red card (red cards are not normally used in cricket) in response. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... Eden Park is the main sports ground in Auckland, New Zealand for both rugby union during winter, and cricket in summer. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... The Beige Brigade is a group of colourful and passionate New Zealand sport fans who identify themselves by wearing beige colours. ... Glenn Donald McGrath AM (pronounced [mɪ:ɡɹoː]) (born 9 February 1970 in Dubbo, New South Wales), nicknamed Pigeon[1] is a former Australian cricket player. ... Trevor Martin Chappell (born October 21, 1952) was an Australian cricketer, a member of the South Australian Chappell family which excelled at cricket. ... In cricket, underarm bowling is as old as the sport itself. ... Brent Fraser Billy Bowden (born 11 April 1963) is an international cricket umpire from New Zealand and is known for his dramatic signalling style. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Yellow card. ...


The first Twenty20 international in England was played between England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire on the 13th June 2005, which England won by a record margin of 100 runs. On January 9, 2006, Australia and South Africa met in the first international Twenty20 game in Australia. In a first, each player's nickname appeared on the back of his uniform, rather than his surname. The international match drew a crowd of 38,894 people at the The Gabba. Australia convincingly won the match with man of the match Damien Martyn scoring 96 runs. The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... The Rose Bowl is an English cricket stadium used for county matches. ... For other uses, see Hampshire (disambiguation). ... (Redirected from 13th June) June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas, is a national cricket team representing South Africa. ... Cricket has a rich tradition of using nicknames. ... The Brisbane Cricket Ground is a major sports stadium in the Queensland capital of Brisbane. ... In sport, a man of the match or player of the game or man of the series award is given to the outstanding player in a particular match or series. ... Damien Richard Martyn (born October 21, 1971 in Darwin, Northern Territory) is a former Australian cricketer. ...


On February 16, 2006, New Zealand defeated West Indies in a tie-breaking bowl-out 3-0; 126 runs were scored apiece in the game proper. The game was the last international match played by Chris Cairns - NZC handed out life-size cardboard masks of his face to patrons as they entered the ground. is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ... A drawing of a bowler hitting the wicket in a bowl-out. ... Christopher Lance Cairns (born 1970 June 13) is a champion all-rounder who plays for the New Zealand international cricket team, the Black Caps, and son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns. ...


Starting July 11, 2006, 19 West Indies regional teams competed in what was named the Stanford 20/20 tournament. The event has been financially backed by billionaire Allen Stanford, who gave at least US$28,000,000 funding money. West Indies legends also backed the programme, and several "looked after" the teams during their stay in and around the purpose built ground in Antigua. It is intended that the tournament will be an annual event. Guyana won the inaugural event, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets.[1] The top prize for the winning team was US$1,000,000, but other prizes were given throughout the tournament, such as play of the match (US$10,000) and man of the match (US$25,000).[2] is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stanford 20/20 Tournament is a cricket tournament which was first held in July and August 2006 in the West Indies at the Stanford Cricket Oval, St. ... Allen Stanford[1], [2] is an American billionaire and philanthropist, and is well known as a sponsor of professional sports. ... The Guyanese cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Guyana. ... Trinidad & Tobago The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago. ...


On January 5, 2007, Queensland Bulls played the New South Wales Blues at The Gabba, Brisbane. A crowd of 11,000 was expected based on pre-match ticket sales. However, an unexpected 16,000 turned up on the day to buy tickets, causing disruption and confusion for surprised Gabba staff as they were forced to throw open gates and grant many fans free entry. Attendance reached 27,653.[3][4] is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Queensland Bulls are the Brisbane-based Queensland representative cricket team in Australias domestic cricket tournaments: Pura Cup (formerly Sheffield Shield), 4-day matches with first-class status, since the 1926/27 season Ford Ranger One Day Cup, 1-day (50 over per side) tournament with List-A status... The New South Wales Blues are an Australian first class cricket team based in Sydney, New South Wales. ... The Brisbane Cricket Ground is a major sports stadium in the Queensland capital of Brisbane. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ...


For February 1, 2008's Twenty20 match between Australia and India, the Melbourne Cricket Ground was sold out based on pre-ticket sales and 84,041[1] people attended the match involving the Twenty20 World Champions against the ODI World Champions. is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... “MCG” redirects here. ...


International

Twenty20 International has been played since 2005. To date 12 countries have played the format, including all Test playing nations. Middlesex playing against Surrey at Lords, in front of a 28,000-strong crowd Twenty20 is a form of cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003. ...


Every two years a ICC World Twenty20 tournament is to take place, the first was during 2007 in South Africa where India defeated Pakistan in the final. The ICC World Twenty20 is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... The Pakistani cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ...


The following teams have played a Twenty20 International, the date of their debut is shown in brackets:

  1. Australia (17th February, 2005)
  2. New Zealand (17th February, 2005)
  3. England (13th June, 2005)
  4. South Africa (21st October, 2005)
  5. West Indies (16th February, 2006)
  6. Sri Lanka (15th June, 2006)
  7. Pakistan (28th August, 2006)
  8. Bangladesh (28th November, 2006)
  9. Zimbabwe (28th November, 2006)
  10. India (1st December, 2006)
  11. Kenya (1st September, 2007)
  12. Scotland (12th September, 2007)

The Australian cricket team is the national cricket team of the Commonwealth of Australia. ... (Redirected from 17th February) February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Zealand cricket team, also known as the Black Caps, played their first Test in 1930 vs England in Christchurch, New Zealand, becoming the fifth Test nation. ... (Redirected from 17th February) February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... (Redirected from 13th June) June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The South African cricket team, also known as The Proteas, is a national cricket team representing South Africa. ... (Redirected from 21st October) October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. ... (Redirected from 16th February) February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sri Lankan cricket team is a national cricket team representing Sri Lanka. ... (Redirected from 15th June) June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pakistani cricket team is a national cricket team representing Pakistan. ... (Redirected from 28th August) August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bangladeshi cricket team is a national cricket team representing Bangladesh and is nicknamed the Tigers. ... (Redirected from 28th November) November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Zimbabwean cricket team is a national cricket team representing Zimbabwe. ... (Redirected from 28th November) November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indian cricket team is an international cricket team representing India. ... (Redirected from 1st December) December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 1st September) September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Cricket has a lower profile in Scotland than it has south of the border in England. ... (Redirected from 12th September) September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Domestic

England (Twenty20 Cup)

The Twenty20 Cup is a cricket competition for English and Welsh county clubs. ... Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) is an English domestic first-class cricket team based at The Oval in London. ... Leicestershire County Cricket Club is a county cricket club based at Leicester. ... Somerset County Cricket Club is a county cricket club based at Taunton. ... Leicestershire County Cricket Club is a county cricket club based at Leicester. ... Kent County Cricket Club is an English county cricket club based at Canterbury, Kent. ...

Pakistan (Twenty20 Cup)

  • 2004-05: Faisalabad Wolves
  • 2005-06: Sialkot Stallions
  • 2006-07: Sialkot Stallions

South Africa (Pro20 Series)

The Goodyear Eagles is the current name of the Free State Province first class cricket team in South Africa. ... The Nashua Titans is the current name for the first class cricket team representing the former Northern Transvaal province now part of the Gauteng province and Limpopo Province of South Africa. ... The Goodyear Eagles is the former name of the Free State Province first class cricket team in South Africa. ... The Highveld Lions is the currrent name for the first class cricket team that represents the Gauteng (Transvaal) province of South Africa. ...

Sri Lanka (Twenty20 Cup)

The Sinhalese Sports Club is a first-class cricket club in Sri Lanka. ...

Australia (KFC Twenty20 Big Bash)

For the 2006/2007 series, see Twenty-20 cricket in Australia in 2006-07 The KFC Twenty20 Big Bash is the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. ... The 2005-06 Australian cricket season began on 2005-10-05 with the first official ICC Super Series matches, and is scheduled to last until 2006-03-28 which will be the fifth day of the Pura Cup final. ... The Victorian Bushrangers are an Australian cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... The 2006–07 Australian cricket season is made up of three domestic competitions, the first class Pura Cup, the List A Ford Ranger One Day Cup and a 20/20 competition. ... The Victorian Bushrangers are an Australian cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... The Victorian Bushrangers are an Australian cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria. ...

New Zealand State Twenty20 Cricket Tournament

The Canterbury Wizards are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Canterbury, New Zealand. ... The Auckland Aces are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... The Auckland Aces are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Central Districts Stags are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in central New Zealand. ... The Northern Districts Knights are a New Zealand first class cricket team based in the upper half of the North Island of New Zealand (excluding Auckland). ...

West Indies (Stanford 20/20)

The Stanford 20/20 Tournament is a cricket tournament which was first held in July and August 2006 in the West Indies at the Stanford Cricket Oval, St. ... The Guyanese cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Guyana. ... Trinidad & Tobago The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Trinidad & Tobago The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago. ... The Jamaican cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Jamaica. ...

India (Twenty20 Ranji Trophy/ Indian Cricket League/ Indian Premier League)

  • Indian Premier League
    • (IPL) will be making its first appearance in April-June 2008

The Indian Cricket League (ICL) is a private cricket league that runs parallel to the existing cricket league managed by BCCI. At the moment, matches in the ICL follow the Twenty20 format. ... The Indian Premier League (also known as the DLF Indian Premier League), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). ... The Tamil Nadu cricket team is one of the Elite Group cricket teams of the Ranji Trophy, the top cricketing competition in India. ... The Punjab cricket team is the official first-class cricket team that represents the Indian state of Punjab. ... The Indian Cricket League (ICL) is a private cricket league that runs parallel to the existing cricket league managed by BCCI. At the moment, matches in the ICL follow the Twenty20 format. ... Chennai Superstars is one of the six teams for proposed private cricket league called Indian Cricket League (ICL). ... Hyderabad Heroes is one of the six teams competing in the Indian Cricket League (ICL). ... The Indian Premier League (also known as the DLF Indian Premier League), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). ...

Kenya Twenty20 Cricket Tournament

  • 2008: Kenyan Elite Zonal league debut in January.

Champions Twenty20 League

On September 13 the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced it would host a Champions Twenty20 Cricket tournament in April 2008. The tournament would consist of the top 2 domestic Twenty20 sides from India, England, Australia and South Africa. The prize fund would be £2.5 Million with £1 million for the winning team. [2] For the defunct bank see Bank of Credit and Commerce International The Board of Control for Cricket in India, or BCCI, is the apex governing body for cricket in India and lays down its law. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is the national cricket team which represents England and Wales. ...


Statistics and rankings

With Twenty20 still in its infancy, available statistical data is limited. There is an unofficial ranking of all domestic teams around the world, known as the Bartercard Power Rankings. The ratings are said to be based on factors including runs scored, totals chased the loss of wickets and margins of victory, though no details of the calculations are in the public domain. The whole area of statistics and rankings is likely to move forward rapidly with the increased exposure expected from the World Championship in September 2007. Image File history File links Wikitext. ...


Another set of rankings available is one released by the popular cricket website www.holdingwilley.com. While these rankings aren't official either, they rate the performances of both, International Twenty20 teams and players. For the players, there are two sets of rankings, one based on their performances in domestic Twenty20 cricket, and the other based on their performances in the international circuit. Although, again, no details are available, the ranking pages provide a guide to how the teams and players are evaluated and the parameters involved. These broadly include strike rate, average and frequency of 50+ innings for the batsmen, and economy rate, average and number of wickets taken for the bowlers, each factor assigned weightages according to their importance in the 20 over format.


A key factor these rankings involve is the value added by the player to his team's overall performance, which is done by relating his individual stats in a parameter to his team's stats in the corresponding parameter.


See also

Cricket Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... // The National League, currently sponsored as the Pro 40 League and formerly the totesport League, is the one-day cricket league for first class cricket counties in England. ... This is a list of Twenty20 International cricket records, that is record team and individual performances in Twenty20 cricket. ...

References

  1. ^ Cricinfo - Only Twenty20 International: Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 1, 2008
  2. ^ India Unveils Champions League

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