World T20 Semifinals: India, New Zealand, West Indies and England has qualified for 2016 ICC World Cup T20. India defeated Australia in their last group game to qualify for the semifinal and will join New Zealand, West Indies and England in the last four.
2nd Semifinal: India vs West Indies
Date: Thursday, 31st March – Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
World T20 Final: TBA vs TBA
Date: Sunday, 03 April – Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
See Also: Virat Kohli amazing inning of 82 guiding India to semifinal after beating Australia. Now we have the only game left in group stages which is a dead rubber where South Africa takes on Sri Lanka.
|DATE||MATCHES & RESULTS||VENUE|
|15 March||New Zealand beat India by 47 runs||Nagpur|
|16 March||Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 55 runs||Kolkata|
|16 March||West Indies beat England by 6 wickets||Mumbai|
|17 March||Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan||Kolkata|
|18 March||New Zealand beat Australia by 8 runs||Dharamsala|
|18 March||England beat South Africa by 2 runs||Mumbai|
|19 March||India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets||Kolkata|
|20 March||South Africa beat Afghanistan by 37 runs||Mumbai|
|20 March||West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets||Bengaluru|
|21 March||Australia beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets||Bengaluru|
|22 March||New Zealand beat Pakistan by 22 runs||Mohali|
|23 March||England beat Afghanistan by 15 runs||New Delhi|
|23 March||India beat Bangladesh 1 run||Bengaluru|
|25 March||Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs||Mohali|
|25 March||South Africa vs West Indies||Nagpur|
|26 March||New Zealand vs Bangladesh||Kolkata|
|26 March||England vs Sri Lanka||New Delhi|
|27 March||India beat Australia by 6 wickets||Mohali|
|27 March||West Indies vs Afghanistan||Nagpur|
|28 March||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||New Delhi|
|Knockout Stages Starts|
|30 March||First Semifinal Match||New Delhi|
|31 March||Second Semifinal Match||Mumbai|
|03 April 2016||The Twenty20 Final||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
The format of the 2016 World Twenty20 will be same like 2014 world cup. There will be a preliminary group stage from where two groups winners will join other 8 teams in super 8.
T20 World Cup 2016 Format To Be Same Like 2014:
This will be the second time that we will see 16 teams in the world cup, 10 test nations will automaticaly qualify for world cup while there will be 6 teams joining them in the world cup finals through 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
There will be a preliminary group stage of 6 qualified teams and 2 lowest test ranked teams divided into two groups of 4 teams each, group winners will qualify and join other top 8 teams in the super 10 competition (tournament proper).
In Super 10 group stage 10 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 5 teams each with every team playing 4 matches (1 match against every team in the group) where top 2 teams from both groups making it to the semifinals.
ICC World Twenty20 2016 – Qualified Teams:
Top 8 test playing nations will directly qualify for the Super 10 group stages, and two other teams will join them after the provisional group stage which will have 6 ICC associate teams and 2 lowest ranked test nations.
ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Qualifiers:
14 associate teams plaed in the T20 2016 World cup qualifiers which were played from 07th July 2015 in Scotland and Ireland. 14 teams were divided into two groups of 7 teams each and every played against other teams in the group. Group winners automatically qualify for the PROVISIONAL ROUND of ICC T20 world cup 2016. While teams who finish 2nd and 3rd in each group played cross-over matches and the winners of these games also qualified for provisional round of the 2016 t20 world cup.
2015 Twenty World Cup Qualifiers – Final Standings
- Hong Kong
- Papua New Guinea
- United States
- United Arab Emirates
India To Host World Twenty20 2016:
Indian will host the T20 world cup 2016 and this will be the first time that India are hosting a T20 world cup however quite recently they hosted 2011 50-over world cup.
Although the schedule is not announced yet but the start and finish dates are announced by ICC as the 2015 T20 World cup will start on 11 March 2016 and the final will take place on 03 April 2016.