Twenty20 cricket which mostly write as Twenty-20 and in shortly called as T20. This T20 cricket or 20-20 cricket is shortest Form of Cricket sports around the world. Two Team are Played Each other in Complete 40 Over Match where both team have to given Maximum of 20 overs.
A Twenty20 Game is Mostly Completed in about three hours, Each inning taking 75-90 mintues and in middle 10-20 Minutes of Interval. This is shortest Form of Cricket as we seen that in ODI 50 overs and Test Match are played for 5 Days. So this 20-20 tournament are became popular day by day. It was introduced to create a fast-paced form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television.
This 20 overs cricket is initiated by England and Wales cricket board in 2003 in Domestic tournament. First Twenty20 International Cricket Match was Played in 2005 between the Australia and New Zealand country. After the Success of this Shorter Format of cricket day by day, international cricket councial (ICC) started a World T20 Championship.
First Edition ICC World Twenty20 championship is host by South africa in 2007 and its was woon by Team India by defeating their Rivals Pakistan by 5 Run in the Final. After then Total Five Edition of This Events has been Organized. Upcoming and Sixth T20 world cup is schedule to be hosted by India and its begin from 8 March 2016.
T20 Match Format / Rules / How they Played
- A Typical 20 over Cricket match is played under the 3 hours of Time. For Time duration to complete one inning is for the 75-90 Minutes.
- If Match was on Interrupted then in T20 Match A bowler can Bowl a 4 Overs Maximum and Each team play Max 20 overs.
- The First Six Over of T20 Match is reserved for Powerplay. In the PowerPlay Fielding restriction can be apply like a Fielding team only two Players can be put outside in the 20 yard of Circle.
- AFter the Complete of Six over Powerplays time Fielding team captain Put Maximum of 5 Fielder outside the cricle of 30 yards.
- After the Complete of Powerplay overs Each fielding team put maximum of 5 Fielder in the leg side at any time.
- For Make game more interesting ICC introduced one more rules in this Twenty over cricket like If a bowlers bowl a No Ball by Overstepping then Batting team will be awarded one run and Next Ball will be a given as free hit where batsman can be dismissed only by run out and Obstructing the field and hitting the ball twice or handling the ball.
- After the 20 Overs of time both team scored are level means match result is tie or draw then super over comes to play to decide the winner of the Match. In Super Over Both team nominates Three batsman and One bowler to play a mini match. Whichever bated second in that match does bat first in super over.
International Debut of Each Teams in T20
The First Twenty20 International Match was played between Australia and New zealand on 17th February 2015 so New zealand and Australia are the First Two team who are make debut in this T20 International / Shorter Format of Cricket. After the 21 Teams have made debut and played atleast one 20-20 over match. Check out below the list of Countries who has make debut in a international T20 games.
|Country||T20I Debut Date|
|Australia||17 February, 2005|
|New Zealand||17 February, 2005|
|England||13 June, 2005|
|South Africa||21 October, 2005|
|West Indies||16 February, 2006|
|Sri Lanka||15 June, 2006|
|Pakistan||28 August, 2006|
|Bangladesh||28 November, 2006|
|Zimbabwe||28 November, 2006|
|India||1 December, 2006|
|Kenya||1 September, 2007|
|Scotland||12 September, 2007|
|Netherlands||2 August, 2008|
|Ireland||2 August, 2008|
|Canada||2 August, 2008|
|Bermuda||3 August, 2008|
|Afghanistan||2 February, 2010|
|Nepal||16 March, 2014|
|Hong Kong||16 March, 2014|
|United Arab Emirates||17 March, 2014|
|Oman||25 July, 2015|
Popular Twenty20 Events
- ICC World Twenty20
- Indian Premier League
- Big Bash League
- Natwest T20 Blast
- Caribbean Premier League
- Pakistan Super League
- Masters Champions League
- Bangladesh Premier League
- Nepal Premier League
- Ram Slam T20 Challenge
- Sri Lanka Premier League
- All Stars T20 League
- Celebrity Cricket League
- HRV Cup