The ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2012 is just about to commence from September 18 this year and will continue till October 7. This year the championship will be hosted by the island country of Sri Lanka, the first oriental nation to do so in the history of T20 World Cup championship. The 2012 T20 World Cup team List has already been announced and the post below comes up with a short detail on it.
It’s said that the current edition of the T20 World Cup would comprise of twelve teams altogether. Out of these 12, ten full ICC members would get qualified automatically. As regards to the last 2 spots, two teams would be picked up from the 2012 T20 World Cup Qualifier matches. There would be 6 ODI members & 10 qualifiers from the regional T20 tournament. The two teams entering the final would come up qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 championship. It’s to mention that the two extra teams have already been selected by now and a complete group of 12 teams have been announced for the 2012 edition of the T20 World Cup tournament this year.
Now, as per the rules and regulations of the World Cup T20 this year, The T20 World Cup teams have been arranged in 4 Groups. There is Group A, B, C and D with 3 teams in every group. Group A consists of England, Afghanistan and India. Group B displays Australia, Ireland and West Indies. Group C is made up of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Finally, Group D comes with Pakistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Again there would be two groups, Group E and F that would comprise of the top two teams from each of the four groups mentioned above and this is called the Super Eight stage. The first match of World Cup ICC T20 2012 would be between the host country Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Below are confirmed teams that would participate in 2012 World Twenty20.
Travis Birt, George Bailey (captain), Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Ryan Harris, Brad Hogg, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mike Hussey, David Hussey, Ben Laughlin, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Andrew Mcdonald, Dirk Nannes, Tim Paine (wickerkeeper), Stephen O’Keefe, Steven Smith, Rob Quiney, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wicketkeeper), Adam Voges, Shane Watson, David Warner, Camron White and Sahne Watson.
Abul Hasan, Abdur Razzak, Alauddin Babu, Al Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Alok Kapali, Enamul Haque Junior, Elias Sunny, Imrul Kayes, Farhad Reza, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Mahmudullah, Kazi Kamrul Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Monimul Haque, Mohamamd Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain and wicketkeeper), Nasir Hossain, Naeem Islam, Raqibil Hasan, Nazmul Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Shuvagata Hom, Tamim Iqbal, Sohag Gazi and Ziaur Rahman.
Stuart Broad (captain), Ravi Bopara, Jonny Bairstow, Danny Briggs, Tim Bresnan, Jade Dembach, Jos Butler, Alex Hales, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter (Wicketkeeper), Eoin Morgan, Michael Lumb, Samit Patel, Luke Wright and Graeme Swann.
Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket keeper and captain), Gautam Gambhir, Ashok Dinda, Virat Kohli, Zaheer Khan, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Manoj Tiwary.
Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Rob Nicol, Ross Taylor (captain), BJ Watling, Kane Willaimson, James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Kyle Millis, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Adam Milne and Ronne Hira.
Abdul Razzaq, Imran Nazir, Asad Shafiq, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Raza Hasan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shoiab Malik, Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul and Umar Akmal.
Farhaan Behardien, Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers (wk and capt), Faf du Plessis, Richard Levi, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Albie Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Justin Ontong, Dayle Steyn, Robin Peterson and Lonwabo Tsotobe.
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thisara Perera, Dilshan Munaweera, Lasith Malinga, Rngana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Ajantha Mendis, Akhila Dhananjaya and Shaminda Eranga
Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo (vice captain), Darren Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Andre Russel, Dwayne Smith and Lendl Simmons.
Brendan Taylor (captain), Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Malcolm Waller, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Craig Ervine, Elton Chigumbura, Ray Price, Graeme Cremer, Chris Mpofu, Kyle Jarvis, Brian Vitori, Richard Muzhange, Forster Mutizwa and Prosper Utseya.
Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, George Dockrell, Nigel Jones, Tim Murtagh, Ed Joyce, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield (captain), Niall O’Brien, Max Sorensen, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson (wk), Niall O’Brien(wk) and Andrew White.
Dawlat Zadran, Nawroz Mangal (captain), Hamid Hassan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Sadeq, Izzatullah Dawalatzai, Mohammad Jawed Ahmadi, Karim Sadeq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohd Nasim Baras, Mohammad Asghar Stanikzai, Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shapur Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafaq.