Twenty Twenty Cricket

What is Twenty Twenty Cricket

The Twenty Twenty cricket, which is often referred to as the T20 cricket, is a type of cricket game having 2 innings consisting of twenty overs each. It is played like an ODI(the fifty over game), the only difference being of overs. The power-play overs and maximum overs limit per bowler are also limited accordingly.

Final match of T20 world cup 2009 between Pakistan & Sri Lanka
Final match of T20 world cup 2009 between Pakistan & Sri Lanka

T20 World Cup

The T20 world cup is held once in every two years. Till now two T20 world cups have been conducted; the first one was won by India with Pakistan being the runners up in 2007, Pakistan won the second one beating Sri Lanka comprehensively in the final match in 2009.


Although this format has been proved successful, it has been argued that since Twenty20 encourages far-from-technical cricket, youngsters will be misguided into believing that cricket is all about trying to hit fours and sixes and getting out in the process.

Twenty 20 playing nations and the dates of their debut

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17 February 2005
New Zealand
17 February 2005
13 June 2005
South Africa
21 October 2005
West Indies
16 February 2006
Sri Lanka
15 June 2006
28 August 2006
28 November 2006
28 November 2006
1 December 2006
1 September 2007
12 September 2007
2 August 2008
2 August 2008
2 August 2008
3 August 2008
30 January 2010
2 February 2010
United Arab Emirites(UAE)
9 February 2010
9 February 2010

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

I don't know much about cricket despite most of my relatives do and have played it when young, but I do know that I'd rather watch this game than baseball!!! Oops, did I "say" that out loud? LOL

Great hub, Ultimate Hubber!

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

LOL, I heard you and so did many other hubbers. You see USA has started playing t20 officially since 9th February 2010. :)

Glad you liked my hub and thanks for commenting.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

G'day mate, I just caught the news that the Kiwis beat Australia in extra time over the weekend. :-)

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Yup they did. I was just switching channels and there was this match on one. Sadly, I started watching it when only one ball was remaining in the match. Australia were batting and they tied the match. Then super overs were played where Australia batted first and scored only 6 runs due to really amazing bowling of Southee, Kiwis chased the score easily.

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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

G'day , we did not get these games on TV, very disappointing for us, I love the 20/20 format I think it will supersede the 50 over game, whadaya reckon :-)

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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Not completely but maybe the 50 over game will look like what test matches are these days.

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Gregc 6 years ago from Northcliff, Gauteng, South Africa.

Great Hub...

T20 is the best innovation that the cricket world has come up with for ages. It's incredibly exciting especially when the run chase is on...

We were fortunate to host the Indian T20 here in South Africa last year....brilliant!



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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago Author

Now the world cup is on its way. Lets c what happens. :)

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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Ahhh cricket.

It would be best if I do not comment.

Myself, I am a football person.

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Ultimate Hubber 5 years ago Author

I too would like to forget about cricket. :(

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