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T20 World Cup 2016

T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin from today i.e. 15th march 2016. All the Matches of T20 World Cup would be Played in India. There are 8 test paying nations and Bangladesh and Afghanistan have qualified to make it 10 teams in total. 10 Teams have been divided in two groups which is Group 1 and Group 2.

Group 1 Group 2
Afghanistan Australia
England Bangladesh
South Africa India
Sri Lanka New Zealand
West Indies Pakistan

The first match will be played between India and New Zealand today . Here is the entire schedule.

Teams Date Venue Time
India Vs New Zealand 15th March Nagpur 19:30 IST
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh 16th March Kolkata 15:00 IST
West Indies vs England 16th March Mumbai 19:30 IST
Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan 17th March Kolkata 19:30 IST
Australia Vs New Zealand 18th March Dharamshala 15:00 IST
South Africa Vs England 18th March Mumbai 19:30 IST
India Vs Pakistan 19th March Kolkata 19:30 IST
South Africa Vs Afghanistan 20th March Mumbai 15:00 IST
Sri Lanka Vs West Indies 20th March Bengaluru 19:30 IST
Australia Vs Bangladesh 21st March Bengaluru 19:30 IST
New Zealand Vs Pakistan 22nd March Mohali 19:30 IST
England Vs Afghanistan 23rd March Delhi 15:00 IST
India Vs Bangladesh 23rd March Bengaluru 19:30 IST
Pakistan Vs Australia 25th March Mohali 15:00 IST
South Africa Vs West Indies 25th March Nagpur 19:30 IST
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand 26th March Kolkata 15:00 IST
Sri Lanka Vs England 26th March Delhi 19:30 IST
Afghanistan Vs West Indies 27th March Nagpur 15:00 IST
India Vs Australia 27th March Mohali 19:30 IST
South Africa Vs Sri Lanka 28th March Delhi 19:30 IST
Group 2(1st) Vs Group 1(2nd) 30th March Delhi 19:30 IST
Group 1(1st) Vs Group 2(2nd) 31st March Mumbai 19:30 IST
1st Semi winner Vs 2nd Semi Winner 3rd April  Kolkata 19:30 IST

10 teams are paying for the ultimate prize which is to be numero uno in the world of t20. Here is a look at every team closely and the chances they have. We will start with the number 10 team and go to the favorite team and these are not ICC rankings, these are based on our cricket experts. Here is a look at all the teams.




T20 World Cup 2016
Afghanistan Captain

Everyone knows Afghanistan is not going to win the world cup but the team led by Mohammed Nabi has a very impressive bowling line up. Here is the 15 member squad.

  1. Asghar Stanikzai.
  2. Ameer Hamza.
  3. Dwalat Zadran.
  4. Gulbadin Naib.
  5. Hamid Hassan.
  6. Karim Sadiq.
  7. Mohammad Nabi.
  8. Mohammad Shahzad.
  9. Najibuah Zadran.
  10. Noor Ali Zadran.
  11. Rashid Khan.
  12. Samiullah Shenwari.
  13. Shafiqllah Shafiq.
  14. Shapoor Zadran.
  15. Usman Ghani.

9. Sri Lanka

Once a very good team is struggling to find its form after the big payers have retired. They have been placed at 9 because of the current form in Asia Cup. Angelo Matthews led side have to do something extra ordinary to create an impact in this t20 world cup.

T20 World Cup 2016
Sri lankan Captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Lasith Malinga.
  2. Angelo Matthews.
  3. Dushmantha Chameera.
  4. Dinesh Chandimal.
  5. Rangana Hearth.
  6. Shehan Jayasuriya.
  7. Chamar Kapugedhara.
  8. Nuwan Kulasekara.
  9. Suranga Lakmal.
  10. Thisara Perera.
  11. Sachitra Senanayake.
  12. Dasun Shanaka.
  13. Milinda Siriwardana.
  14. Lahiru Thirimanne.
  15. Tilakratne Dilshan.


Bangladesh have been emerging as a great team and is sure to create a few upsets in the upcoming t20 world cup. Looking at their current form they can create a few jitters for their opponents. It would be very interesting to see how they perform in the world cup.

T20 World Cup 2016
bangladesh captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Mashrafe Mortaza.
  2. Shakib Al Hasan.
  3. Abu Hider.
  4. Al-Amim Hossain.
  5. Arafat Sunny.
  6. Mahamudullah.
  7. Mohammed Mithun.
  8. Mushfiqr Rahim.
  9. Mustafizur Rahman
  10. Nasir Hossain.
  11. Nurul Hasan.
  12. Sabbir Rahman.
  13. Soumya Sarkar.
  14. Tamim Iqbal.
  15. Taskin Ahmed.

7. England.

England team is full of power hitters. They have been placed at 7 because of their inability to deal with quality spin. Eoin Morgan led side would be full of surprises if they perform to their potential.

T20 World Cup 2016
england captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Eoin Morgan.
  2. Moeen Ali.
  3. Sam Billings.
  4. Jos Butler.
  5. Liam Dawson.
  6. Alex Hales.
  7. Chris Jordan.
  8. Liam Plunkett.
  9. Adil Rashid.
  10. Joe Root.
  11. Jason Roy.
  12. Ben Stokes.
  13. Reece Topley.
  14. James Vince.
  15. David Willey.

6. Pakistan

The mercurial Pakistan Side has been out of form recently but on their day they can beat any side in the world. Their Impressive Bowling line up of Amir, Wahab riaz would be tough to handle for any side. Shahid afridi led side can go a long way if their batsmen perform.

T20 World Cup 2016
Pakistan Captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Shahid Afridi.
  2. Ahmed Shehzad.
  3. Anwar Ali.
  4. Imad Wasim.
  5. Khalid Latif.
  6. Mohammad Amir.
  7. Mohammed Hafeez.
  8. Mohammed Irfan.
  9. Mohammed Nawaz.
  10. Mohammed Sami.
  11. Sarfaraz Ahmed.
  12. Shoid Malik.
  13. Sharjeel Khan.
  14. Umar Akmal.
  15. Wahab Riaz.

5. West Indies

The defending champions of the last world cup has been facing a few problems with their board. They have Players like chris gayle who can win a game single handedly.

T20 World Cup 2016
West Indies Captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Darren Sammy.
  2. Samuel Badri.
  3. Suleman Benn.
  4. Carlos Braithwite.
  5. Dwayne Bravo.
  6. Johnson Charles.
  7. Andre Fletcher.
  8. Chris Gayle.
  9. Jason Holder.
  10. Ashley Nurse.
  11. Dinesh Ramdin.
  12. Andre Russell.
  13. Marlon Samuels.
  14. Jerome Taylor.
  15. Evin lewis.

If Chris Gayle plays well then West Indies might win their second T20 world cup.

4. New Zealand

New Zealand under the leadership of Kane williamson Looks promising under all sections of bowling, batting and fielding and sure to qualify for the semis.

T20 World Cup 2016
New Zealand Captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Kane Williamson.
  2. Corey Anderson.
  3. Trent Boult.
  4. Martin Guptil.
  5. Grant Elliot.
  6. Colin Munro.
  7. Mitchell McCenaghan.
  8. Nathan McCullum.
  9. Adam Milne.
  10. Henry Nicholls.
  11. luke Ronchi.
  12. Mitchell Santer.
  13. Ish Sodhi.
  14. Tim Southee.
  15. Ross Taylor.

3. South Africa

When you think about this side only one name comes to your mind which is AB. These initials can send shivers into any Bowler. A Bowling Attack led by Steyn is fierce to say the least. They are favorite to win the world cup.

T20 World Cup 2016
South Africa Captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Francois Du Plesis.
  2. Kyle Abott.
  3. Hashim Amla.
  4. Farahan Beharadein.
  5. Quinton De cock
  6. AB Devillers.
  7. JP Duminy.
  8. Imran Tahir.
  9. Chris Morris.
  10. David Miller.
  11. Aaron Phangiso.
  12. Kagiso Rabada.
  13. Rille Rossouw.
  14. Dale Steyn.
  15. David Wiese.

2. Australia

No matter how many players retire Australia are always the Favorites. A team filled with Power hitters in Maxwell can turn the game anytime. Steve Smith led side are expected to reach the finals.

T20 World Cup 2016
Australia captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. Steve Smith.
  2. David Warner.
  3. Ashton Agar.
  4. Nathan Coulter-Nile.
  5. James Faulkner.
  6. Aaron Finch.
  7. John Hastings.
  8. Josh Hazelwood.
  9. Usman Khawaza.
  10. Mitchell Marsh.
  11. Glenn Maxwell.
  12. Peter Nevill.
  13. Andrew Tye.
  14. Shane watson.
  15. Adam Zampa.

1. India

Playing in home conditions they are the hot favorites and winning 10 of last 11 t20s shows they are in their top form. A Batting line up filled with Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, Dhoni can destroy any bowling line up. We predict that this team will reach the finals along with Australia.

T20 World Cup 2016
Indian Captain

Here is a look at the team.

  1. MS Dhoni.
  2. Ravi Ashwin.
  3. Jasprit Bumrah.
  4. Shikhar Dhawan.
  5. Harbhajan Singh.
  6. Ravindra Jadeja.
  7. Virat Kohli.
  8. Mohammed Shami.
  9. Pawan Negi.
  10. Ashish Nehra.
  11. Hardik Pandya.
  12. Ajinkya Rahane.
  13. Suresh Raina.
  14. Rohit Sharma.
  15. Yuvraj Singh.

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