Twenty20

  (Redirected from Twenty20 cricket)

A Twenty20 match between England and Sri Lanka at the Hampshire Rose Bowl on 15 June 2006

Twenty20 cricket or Twenty-20 (often abbreviated to T20), is a shortened format of cricket. At the professional level, it was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2003 for the inter-county competition.[1] In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. Together with first-class and List A cricket, Twenty20 is one of the three current forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as being at the highest international or domestic level. A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 90 minutes and an official 10 minute break between the innings. This is much shorter than previous forms of the game, and is closer to the timespan of other popular team sports. It was introduced to create a fast-paced game that would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television.

The game has succeeded in spreading around the cricket world. On most international tours there is at least one Twenty20 match and all Test-playing nations have a domestic cup competition. West Indies are the reigning world champions, winning the 2016 competition.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

 
Former England batsman Andrew Strauss batting for Middlesex against Surrey

When the Benson & Hedges Cup ended in 2002, the ECB needed another one day competition to fill its place. Cricketing authorities were looking to boost the game's popularity with the younger generation in response to dwindling crowds and reduced sponsorship. It was intended to deliver fast-paced, exciting cricket accessible to thousands of fans who were put off by the longer versions of the game. Stuart Robertson, the marketing manager of the ECB, proposed a 20 over per innings game to county chairmen in 2001 and they voted 11–7 in favour of adopting the new format.[2]

The first official Twenty20 matches were played on 13 June 2003 between the English counties in the Twenty20 Cup.[3] The first season of Twenty20 in England was a relative success, with the Surrey Lions defeating the Warwickshire Bears by 9 wickets in the final to claim the title.[4] The first Twenty20 match held at Lord's, on 15 July 2004 between Middlesex and Surrey, attracted a crowd of 27,509, the highest attendance for any county cricket game at the ground – other than a one-day final – since 1953.[5]

Spread worldwideEdit

Thirteen teams from different parts of the country participated in Pakistan's inaugural competition in 2004, with Faisalabad Wolves the first winners. On 12 January 2005 Australia's first Twenty20 game was played at the WACA Ground between the Western Warriors and the Victorian Bushrangers. It drew a sell-out crowd of 20,000, which was the first one in nearly 25 years.[6]

Starting on 11 July 2006, 19 West Indies regional teams competed in what was named the Stanford 20/20 tournament. The event was financially backed by billionaire Allen Stanford, who gave at least US$28,000,000 in funding money. It was intended that the tournament would be an annual event. Guyana won the inaugural event, defeating Trinidad and Tobago by 5 wickets, securing US$1,000,000 in prize money.[7][8]

On 5 January 2007 Queensland Bulls played the New South Wales Blues at The Gabba, Brisbane. An unexpected 16,000 fans turned up on the day to buy tickets, causing Gabba staff to throw open gates and grant many fans free entry. Attendance reached 27,653.[9] For the February 2008 Twenty20 match between Australia and India, 85,824[10] people attended the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, involving the Twenty20 World Champions against the ODI World Champions.

The Stanford Super Series was held in October 2008 between three teams. The respective winners of the English and Caribbean Twenty20 competitions, Middlesex and Trinidad and Tobago, and a Stanford Superstars team formed from West Indies domestic players. Trinidad and Tobago won the competition, securing US$280,000 prize money.[11][12] On 1 November, the Stanford Superstars played England in what was expected to be the first of five fixtures in as many years with the winner claiming US$20,000,000 in each match. The Stanford Superstars won the first match,[13] however no further fixtures were held as Allen Stanford was charged with fraud in 2009.[14]

T20 leaguesEdit

 
Crowd during a match of the 2015 IPL season in Hyderabad, India.

Several T20 leagues started after the popularity of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.[15] The Board of Control for Cricket in India started the Indian Premier League in 2008, which utilizes the North American sports franchise system with eight teams in major Indian markets, and is currently in its twelfth season of competition. In September 2017, the broadcasting and digital rights for the next five years (2018-2022) of the IPL were sold to Star India for US$2.55 billion,[16] making it one of the world's most lucrative sports league per match. The IPL has seen a spike in its brand valuation to US$5.3 billion after the 10th edition, according to global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps.[17]

The Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League, Pakistan Super League, and Caribbean Premier League started thereafter, following similar formulae, and remained popular with the fans.[18][19] The Women's Big Bash League was started in 2015 by Cricket Australia, while the Kia Super League was started in England and Wales in 2016.

Twenty20 InternationalsEdit

The first Twenty20 International match was held on 5 August 2004 between England and New Zealand women's teams with New Zealand winning by nine runs[20].

On 17 February 2005 Australia defeated New Zealand in the first men's international Twenty20 match, played at Eden Park in Auckland. The game was played in a light-hearted manner – both sides turned out in kit similar to that worn in the 1980s, the New Zealand team's a direct copy of that worn by the Beige Brigade. Some of the players also sported mustaches/beards and hairstyles popular in the 1980s taking part in a competition amongst themselves for best retro look, at the request of the Beige Brigade. Australia won the game comprehensively, and as the result became obvious towards the end of the NZ innings, the players and umpires took things less seriously – Glenn McGrath jokingly replayed the Trevor Chappell underarm incident from a 1981 ODI between the two sides, and Billy Bowden showed him a mock red card (red cards are not normally used in cricket) in response.

The first Twenty20 international in England was played between England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire on 13 June 2005, which England won by a margin of 100 runs, a record victory which lasted until 2007.[21]

On 9 January 2006 Australia and South Africa met in the first international Twenty20 game in Australia. In a first, each player's nickname appeared on the back of his uniform, rather than his surname. The international match drew a crowd of 38,894 people at The Gabba.

On 16 February 2006 New Zealand defeated West Indies in a tie-breaking bowl-out 3–0; 126 runs were scored apiece in the game proper. The game was the last international match played by Chris Cairns.

Every two years an ICC World Twenty20 tournament is to take place, except in the event of an ICC Cricket World Cup being scheduled in the same year, in which case it will be held the year before. The first tournament was in 2007 in South Africa where India defeated Pakistan in the final. Two Associate teams had played in the first tournament, selected through the 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division One, a 50-over competition. In December 2007 it was decided to hold a qualifying tournament with a 20-over format to better prepare the teams. With six participants, two would qualify for the 2009 World Twenty20 and would each receive $250,000 in prize money.[22] The second tournament was won by Pakistan who beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in England on 21 June 2009. The 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament was held in the West Indies in May 2010, where England defeated Australia by 7 wickets. The 2012 ICC World Twenty20 was won by the West Indies, by defeating Sri Lanka at the finals. It was the first time in cricket history when a T20 World Cup tournament took place in an Asian country. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 was won by Sri Lanka, by defeating India at the finals, where the tournament was held in Bangladesh. The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 was won by West-Indies.

Impact on the gameEdit

 
Twenty20 matches can have some exciting displays such as when the batsmen run out to the pitch

Twenty20 cricket is claimed to have resulted in a more athletic and explosive form of cricket. Indian fitness coach Ramji Srinivasan declared in an interview with the Indian fitness website Takath.com, that Twenty20 had "raised the bar" in terms of fitness levels for all players, demanding higher levels of strength, speed, agility and reaction time from all players regardless of role in the team.[23] Matthew Hayden credited retirement from international cricket with aiding his performance in general and fitness in particular in the Indian Premier League.[24][25]

In June 2009, speaking at the annual Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's, former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist pushed for Twenty20 to be made an Olympic sport. "It would," he said, "be difficult to see a better, quicker or cheaper way of spreading the game throughout the world."[26]

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, on the other hand, has criticized Twenty20 as being detrimental to Test cricket and for hampering batsmen's scoring skills and concentration.[27] Former Australian captain Greg Chappell made similar complaints, fearing that young players would play too much T20 and not develop their batting skills fully, while former England player Alex Tudor feared the same for bowling skills.[28][29]

Former West Indies captains Clive Lloyd, Michael Holding and Garfield Sobers criticised Twenty20 for its role in discouraging players from representing their test cricket national side, with many West Indies players like Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo preferring instead to play in a Twenty20 franchise elsewhere in the world and make far more money.[30][31][32][33][34]

Under-17s and Under-19s are playing T20 games in national championships, and at the detriment of two-day games. Good state players these days are averaging 35; if you were averaging 35 when I was playing your dad would go and buy you a basketball or a footy and tell you to play that.

Ricky Ponting, [35]

Match format and rulesEdit

FormatEdit

Twenty20 match format is a form of limited overs cricket in that it involves two teams, each with a single innings, the key feature is that each team bats for a maximum of 20 overs. In terms of visual format, the batting team members do not arrive from and depart to traditional dressing rooms, but come and go from a bench (typically a row of chairs) visible in the playing arena, analogous to association football's technical area or a baseball dugout.[36]

 
Middlesex playing against Surrey at Lord's, in front of a 28,000-strong crowd

General rulesEdit

The Laws of cricket apply to Twenty20, with major exceptions:[37]

  • Each bowler may bowl a maximum of only one-fifth of the total overs per innings. For a full, uninterrupted match, this is 4 overs.
  • If a bowler delivers a no-ball by overstepping the crease, it costs 1 run and his next delivery is designated a "free-hit". In this circumstance the batsman can only be dismissed through a run out, hitting the ball twice or obstructing the field.
  • The following fielding restrictions apply:
    • No more than five fielders can be on the leg side at any time.
    • During the first six overs, a maximum of two fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle (this is known as the powerplay).
    • After the first six overs, a maximum of five fielders can be outside the fielding circle.
  • If the fielding team does not start to bowl their 20th over within 75 minutes, the batting side is credited an extra six runs for every whole over bowled after the 75-minute mark; the umpire may add more time to this if they believe the batting team is wasting time.

Tie decidersEdit

Currently, if the match ends with the scores tied and there must be a winner, the tie is broken with a one over per side Eliminator[38] or Super Over:[39][40] Each team nominates three batsmen and one bowler to play a one-over per side "mini-match". The team which bats second in the match bats first in the Super Over.[41][42] In turn, each side bats one over bowled by the one nominated opposition bowler, with their innings over if they lose two wickets before the over is completed. The side with the higher score from their Super Over wins. If the super over also ends up in a tie, the team that has scored the most boundaries (4s+6s) in the 20 overs wins.

In the Australian domestic competition the Big Bash League the Super Over is played slightly differently, with no 2-wicket limit, and if the super over is also tied then a "countback" is used, with scores after the fifth ball for each team being used to determine the result. If it is still tied, then the countback goes to 4 balls and so on.[43] The latest Super Over to decide a match was between the Sydney Sixers winning against the Brisbane Heat on 25 January 2017, in the Big Bash League at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, with the Sixers winning 0/22 to 0/15 in the Super Over after tying on 164.[44]

Tied Twenty20 matches were previously decided by a bowl-out.[45]

InternationalEdit

Women's and men's Twenty20 Internationals have been played since 2004 and 2005 respectively. To date, 76 nations have played the format, including all test playing nations.

Nation Date of men's T20I debut Date of women's T20I debut
  Australia 17 February 2005 2 September 2005
  New Zealand 17 February 2005 5 August 2004
  England 13 June 2005 5 August 2004
  South Africa 21 October 2005 10 August 2007
  West Indies 16 February 2006 27 June 2008
  Sri Lanka 15 June 2006 12 June 2009
  Pakistan 28 August 2006 25 May 2009
  Bangladesh 28 November 2006 27 August 2012
  Zimbabwe 28 November 2006 5 January 2019
  India 1 December 2006 5 August 2006
  Kenya 1 September 2007 6 April 2019
  Scotland 12 September 2007 7 July 2018
  Netherlands 2 August 2008 27 June 2008
  Ireland 2 August 2008 27 June 2008
  Canada 2 August 2008 17 May 2019
  Bermuda 3 August 2008
  Afghanistan 2 February 2010
    Nepal 16 March 2014 12 January 2019
  Hong Kong 16 March 2014 12 January 2019
  United Arab Emirates 17 March 2014 7 July 2018
  Papua New Guinea 15 July 2015 7 July 2018
  Oman 25 July 2015
  Sierra Leone 20 August 2018
  Lesotho 20 August 2018
  South Korea 3 November 2018
  China 3 November 2018
  Indonesia 12 January 2019
  Myanmar 12 January 2019
  Bhutan 13 January 2019
  Bahrain 20 January 2019
  Saudi Arabia 20 January 2019
  Kuwait 20 January 2019 18 February 2019
  Maldives 20 January 2019
  Qatar 21 January 2019
  Rwanda 26 January 2019
  United States 15 March 2019 17 May 2019
  Philippines 22 March 2019
  Vanuatu 22 March 2019 6 May 2019
  Spain 29 March 2019
  Malta 29 March 2019
  Mexico 25 April 2019 23 August 2018
  Belize 25 April 2019
  Costa Rica 25 April 2019 26 April 2019
  Panama 25 April 2019
  Japan 6 May 2019
  Fiji 6 May 2019
  Tanzania 6 May 2019
  Belgium 11 May 2019
  Germany 11 May 2019 26 June 2019
  Uganda 20 May 2019 7 July 2018
  Nigeria 20 May 2019 26 January 2019
  Ghana 20 May 2019
  Namibia 20 May 2019 20 August 2018
  Botswana 20 May 2019 20 August 2018
  Italy 25 May 2019
  Guernsey 31 May 2019 31 May 2019
  Jersey 31 May 2019 31 May 2019
  Norway 15 June 2019 31 July 2019
  Denmark 16 June 2019
  Mali 18 June 2019
  Malaysia 24 June 2019 3 June 2018
  Thailand 24 June 2019 3 June 2018
  Samoa 8 July 2019 6 May 2019
  Finland 13 July 2019
  Singapore 22 July 2019 9 August 2018
  France 31 July 2019
  Cayman Islands 18 August 2019
  Austria 29 August 2019 31 July 2019
  Romania 29 August 2019
  Luxembourg 29 August 2019
  Turkey 29 August 2019
  Czech Republic 30 August 2019
  Argentina 3 October 2019 3 October 2019
  Brazil 3 October 2019 23 August 2018
  Chile 3 October 2019 23 August 2018
  Peru 3 October 2019 3 October 2019
  Bulgaria 14 October 2019
  Serbia 14 October 2019
  Greece 15 October 2019
  Portugal 25 October 2019
  Gibraltar 26 October 2019
  Malawi 6 November 2019 20 August 2018
  Mozambique 6 November 2019 20 August 2018

T20 International rankingsEdit

In November 2011, the ICC released the first Twenty20 International rankings for the men's game, based on the same system as the Test and ODI rankings. The rankings cover a 2 to 3-year period, with matches since the most recent 1 August weighted fully, matches in the preceding 12 months weighted two-thirds, and matches in the 12 months preceding that weighted one-third. To qualify for the rankings, teams must have played at least eight Twenty20 Internationals in the ranking period.[46][47]

ICC T20I Championship
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1   Pakistan 31 8366 270
2   Australia 26 6986 269
3   England 21 5568 265
4   South Africa 18 4720 262
5   India 41 10645 260
6   New Zealand 24 6056 252
7   Afghanistan 23 5422 236
8   Sri Lanka 29 6830 236
9   Bangladesh 23 5212 227
10   West Indies 30 6757 225
11   Zimbabwe 21 4082 194
12     Nepal 21 4000 190
13   Scotland 23 4310 187
14   Ireland 36 6630 184
15   United Arab Emirates 26 4781 184
16   Netherlands 31 5547 179
17   Oman 18 3187 177
18   Papua New Guinea 30 5277 176
19   Namibia 25 3829 153
20   Hong Kong 19 2726 144
21   Singapore 22 2954 134
22   Qatar 21 2749 131
23   Canada 19 2399 126
24   Saudi Arabia 11 1331 121
25   Jersey 25 2848 114
26   Italy 12 1326 111
27   Kenya 18 1952 108
28   Kuwait 13 1354 104
29   Denmark 14 1438 103
30   Bermuda 13 1202 92
31   Germany 18 1527 85
32   United States 15 1208 81
33   Botswana 19 1494 79
34   Ghana 10 773 77
35   Uganda 14 1069 76
36   Norway 10 709 71
37   Guernsey 16 1127 70
38   Austria 11 772 70
39   Malaysia 26 1772 68
40   Nigeria 16 1058 66
41   Romania 8 495 62
42   Sweden 8 465 58
43   Tanzania 6 334 56
44   Spain 16 873 55
45   Cayman Islands 8 430 54
46   Philippines 9 433 48
47   Argentina 17 771 45
48   France 6 267 45
49   Vanuatu 20 869 43
50   Belize 9 377 42
51   Luxembourg 10 394 39
52   Bahrain 7 261 37
53   Peru 13 458 35
54   Fiji 6 210 35
55   Malawi 18 624 35
56   Panama 9 291 32
57   Belgium 9 290 32
58   Samoa 10 318 32
59   Japan 10 317 32
60   Costa Rica 8 252 32
61   Mexico 17 520 31
62   Hungary 6 180 30
63   Bulgaria 8 231 29
64   Czech Republic 17 478 28
65   Thailand 14 369 26
66   Israel 7 173 25
67   Portugal 9 215 24
68   Finland 13 296 23
69   Bhutan 8 180 23
70   South Korea 10 217 22
71   Isle of Man 7 149 21
72   Mozambique 18 349 19
73   Chile 14 265 19
74   Sierra Leone 5 61 12
75   Brazil 13 143 11
76   Maldives 11 114 10
77   Saint Helena 12 109 9
78   Malta 13 108 8
79   Myanmar 9 23 3
80   Indonesia 7 3 0
81   Gibraltar 12 0 0
82   Lesotho 6 0 0
83   Rwanda 6 0 0
84   Eswatini 6 0 0
85   Gambia 6 0 0
86   China 11 0 0
Reference: ICC rankings for Tests, ODIs, Twenty20 & Women ICC page, 11 January 2020
"Matches" is the number of matches played in the 12-24 months since the May before last, plus half the number in the 24 months before that.

Until 2018, the ICC did not maintain a separate Twenty20 ranking for the women's game, instead aggregating performance over all three forms of the game into one overall women's teams ranking.[48] However, in October, the ICC announced that the women's ranking would be split between ODIs and T20Is, and released both tables shortly thereafter.[49]

DomesticEdit

 
Perth Scorchers taking on Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA during BBL 01 (2011)

This is a list of the current Twenty20 domestic competitions in several of the leading cricket countries.

Country Domestic Competition Number of Teams
Afghanistan Afghanistan Premier League 5
Australia Big Bash League 8
Bangladesh Bangladesh Premier League 8
Canada Global T20 Canada 6
England Vitality Blast 18
Hong Kong Hong Kong T20 Blitz 5
India Indian Premier League, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 8, 37
Ireland Inter-Provincial Trophy 4
Netherlands Dutch Twenty20 Cup 16
Nepal Everest Premier League, Dhangadhi Premier League, Pokhara Premier League 6, 6, 6
New Zealand Super Smash 6
Pakistan Pakistan Super League, National T20 Cup 6, 18
Scotland Regional Pro Series 3
South Africa Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Mzansi Super League 6, 6
Sri Lanka Lankan Premier League, Premier Twenty20 6,24
West Indies Caribbean Premier League 6
Zimbabwe Stanbic Bank 20 Series 4

RecordsEdit

See also: List of Twenty20 International records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The first official T20 in 2003".
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Matches played 13 June 2003 ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  4. ^ Twenty20 Cup, 2003, Final – Surrey v Warwickshire ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  5. ^ Weaver, Paul (25 May 2009). "Usman Afzaal gives Surrey winning start but absent fans fuel concerns". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Sellout at WACA for Twenty20 match". ESPNcricinfo. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Guyana crowned Stanford 20/20 champions". ESPNcricinfo. 14 August 2006.
  8. ^ "Dates for Stanford Twenty20 announced". The Jamaica Observer. 9 February 2006. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008.
  9. ^ "Gabba fans let in for free". Cricket20.com.
  10. ^ "India crash to nine-wicket defeat". ESPNcricinfo. 1 February 2008.
  11. ^ "Udal leads Middlesex for Stanford". ESPNcricinfo. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  12. ^ McGlashan, Andrew (27 October 2008). "Ramdin leads T&T to big-money glory". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  13. ^ McGlashan, Andrew (1 November 2008). "Gayle leads Superstars to millions". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  14. ^ "US tycoon charged over $8bn fraud". BBC News. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  15. ^ "Are T20 leagues making money?".
  16. ^ "IPL television and broadcast rights sold for massive £1.97bn to Star India". The Guardian. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  17. ^ "IPL 2017 Valuation". TOI. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  18. ^ "IPL world's 6th most attended league, Big Bash 9th: Report".
  19. ^ "The lowdown on the major T20 leagues".
  20. ^ Miller, Andrew (6 August 2004). "Revolution at the seaside". Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  21. ^ "Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Team records / Largest margin of victory (by runs)". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  22. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier to be held in Ireland". ESPNcricinfo. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  23. ^ "An interview with Ramji Srinivasan". Takath.com. 19 June 2009.
  24. ^ "IPl 2018 Schedule In PDF, IPL 2018 Points Table, Auction, Team Players". WCricketHighlights. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Hayden heroics shining light of IPL". The Canberra Times. 13 May 2009. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009.
  26. ^ Quoted in Booth, Lawrence. "Myths; And stereotypes." The Spin, 30 June 2009.
  27. ^ "I told Dravid not to retire - Ponting".
  28. ^ "How is T20 affecting cricket?".
  29. ^ "Alex Tudor fears T20 is killing cricket's traditional skills".
  30. ^ "T20 cricket has destroyed West Indies cricket: Sir Garfield Sobers - Firstpost". www.firstpost.com.
  31. ^ "T20 has messed our cricket up - Lloyd".
  32. ^ Gray, James (17 August 2017). "Why isn't Chris Gayle playing for West Indies against England? Test absence explained".
  33. ^ "Gayle, Bravo, Pollard – Why Windies' Stars Will Skip India Series".
  34. ^ White, Jim (1 June 2010). "Twenty20 will kill Test cricket within 20 years, says West Indian great Michael Holding" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  35. ^ "I told Dravid not to retire - Ponting". ESPN Cricinfo. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  36. ^ "Bringing back fences could help even up the contest between bat and ball, and ensure that all sixes are genuine".
  37. ^ "Twenty20 Rules". CricketWorld4U. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  38. ^ "One-over eliminator could replace bowl-out". cricinfo.com cricinfo.com. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  39. ^ "Windies edge NZ in Twenty20 thriller". abc.net.au Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  40. ^ "Benn stars in thrilling tie". cricinfo.com cricinfo.com. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  41. ^ "Vettori opposes Super Over". cricinfo.com cricinfo.com. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  42. ^ The Explainer (13 January 2009). "One1". cricinfo.com cricinfo.com. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  43. ^ "KFC T20 Big Bash League: Rules". KFC T20 Big Bash League. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  44. ^ "Recap: Big Bash second Semi Final: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat". news.com.au. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  45. ^ "Super Over to replace bowl out". ESPN CricInfo. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  46. ^ ICC Team Rankings Archived 16 January 2012 at WebCite
  47. ^ Kendix, David. ICC rankings for Tests, ODIs, Twenty20 & Women. ESPN Cricinfo. ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
  48. ^ "ICC Women's Team Rankings launched". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 25 December 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  49. ^ "ICC Launches Global Women's T20I Team Rankings". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

External linksEdit