Icc world twenty20 2012 Features
- A Gayle force, an honest leader and the future beckons
It was all about the Gayle force, his big hitting, his dancing and his penchant for partying during the ICC World Twenty20 2012. While doing so, almost everyone missed some significant entities that were right beneath their noses. Yes, I am referring to the other big hitters in the West Indies line up and an honest captain in Darren Sammy.
- Vanquished Sri Lanka have nothing to be ashamed of
It was the giant party that never took off, a celebration of triumph and glory that had to be put on hold, again.
- Eleven to take on the World
There were some extraordinary batting performances, some tremendous bowling efforts and several glorious moments for three and a half weeks and 27 matches that encompassed the fourth edition of the ICC World Twenty20.
- Why West Indies won the World T20
The West Indies silenced their critics as they clinched the ICC World T20 title for their first ICC trophy in eight years. The spark that was missing seems to be back. So what made it possible for the Calypso Kings to rule the world once again?
- After a sweet T20 victory, parties rule the roost in Calypso land
West Indies cricketers partied through the night on Monday after their triumph in the World Twenty20, as defeated hosts Sri Lanka cursed yet another "choke" in a final.
- World T20 glory turns Marlon Samuels from villain to hero
Marlon Samuels will leave Sri Lanka on Monday having finally emerged from the shadows of a controversial career to revive West Indian cricket with a splendid all-round display.
- Why the odds are stacked in favour of the West Indies
World T20s have may be set a precedent, with those teams winning who peak at just the right time. An inauspicious start in the World Twenty20 is all that is required to win the title it seems. That has been the norm in all the World Cups to date - 2007 (in South Africa), 2009 (in England) and 2010 (in West Indies).
- Umpiring India-Pakistan World Cup semi was my most exciting moment: Simon Taufel
Australian umpire Simon Taufel, who is set to stand in his final international game during tomorrow's ICC World T20 final, termed the 2011 World Cup semi-final between India versus Pakistan as the "most exciting match" of his career.
- How performance in London Olympics has inspired West Indies' players
West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Thursday said that the performance of Caribbean athletes at the London Olympics "inspired them" to do well in the ongoing ICC World Twenty20.
- The one that got away from Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn't seeking to create a smokescreen when he said that India's performance at the World Twenty20 was 'satisfactory'. Truth be told, it was a pretty decent outing for the team, which registered its first Super Eights victories in three editions, and only went out on net run rate.