October 7, 2012

World Twenty20 2012

Was the 2012 World Twenty20 a success?


Even before the most entertaining team won the tournament in an absorbing final, the World Twenty20 had the ingredients of a successful competition. There were several close matches, two ties, the batsmen didn't overly dominate, and the crowds were satisfactory.


The format rendered some of the marquee matches in the first round meaningless, rain was a spoilsport and the pre-seedings meant that all the teams that topped the group ended up facing each other in the Super Eights.

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Posted by jayrigo-for on (January 16, 2013, 6:21 GMT)

it is a success for sure.sorry to see SL loose but i hope the better team won at the end. SL vs NZ, NZ vs WI matches were awesome..

Posted by Chris Silva-for-for on (October 9, 2012, 6:12 GMT)

ICC World Cup T20. Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan people did us all proud. SL put on one of the best World Cups as long as we remember. Supporter, facilities, ambience, organisation could not have been better.

On a sad note you can see how IPL has destroyed our much loved game. Malinga is a mere shadow of himself. Stirke bowler, wicket taker no more. He was the easiest to score runs off. Not just the final but one only has to look at the averages. Sorry to see Mahela stepping down again. SL cricket will be better served if Malinga decides not to play for Sri Lanka and perhaps play full time for India.

Posted by Dhammika-for on (October 9, 2012, 4:39 GMT)

It was a very success tournament because there was a decent crowd not only for the home team but also for the visitors as well. there were some close matches ended up in the super over.Crowd came to enjoy a good competition I think they got value for money. On the other hand the championship has gone to the ideal team because WI players and their cricket board suffered from so many disagreements. Finally they won a major tournament and proved WI play a crucial role in the international cricket arena. I am a Sri Lankan but as cricket lovers we all wish the WI team for their superb victory.

Posted by NPN-for on (October 9, 2012, 4:21 GMT)

100% success, it was 2 tied matches, team passed 200 plus or teams normally scored 100-150 runs or above 150, winning team was unpredictable only small this was not scored 100 by any batsman, but it shouldn`t considerable.

Posted by Bosh-for on (October 9, 2012, 3:55 GMT)

Lot of people whining about trifles..This was one of the most entertaining tournaments ever.. A loota close matches..And whats this about tooo much spin on trackss.. So you wanted pointless slug-fests sorry to disappoint

Posted by Anwar uz Zaman-for-for-for on (October 9, 2012, 0:21 GMT)

It was a very good tournament. Showed clearly that the batting skills of modern time has been elevated to a different level, it is all about power hitting at will, albeit after shackling down the poor bowlers. WI after dominating the world in 80's and in wilderness thereafter seems on the verge of a comeback.Some complains about the seeding of the teams, as the sorting of the super8 was totally unbalanced. Also some unfair allowances to IND by changing their schedule and switching their last group game to be played after (instead of before)the PAK game, it was all about the run rate and gifing IND the luxury of knowing what exactly they have to do to qualify for the semis.

Posted by Naveed-against on (October 8, 2012, 22:21 GMT)

T20 is not proper cricket. Any team can win against quality opposition, whoever wins, I`d say big deal, prove yourself in test cricket. Test cricket is still the best format with real art.

The fans enjoyed the Hooligan form of cricket. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! but Cricket lost its spirit.

ICC please start world cup of test matches (to save cricket) else, street jungoism will take over the gentleman game.

Posted by Siddhartha-for-for on (October 8, 2012, 21:07 GMT)

Group stages were ridiculous and the decision to advance teams based on NRR is unfair. In case of same points, head to head record must be seen. Otherwise the tournament was great, so many close matches! Super Overs and what not, great fun to watch the Windies and their fun loving antics.

Posted by DWILSON-for on (October 8, 2012, 20:48 GMT)

my comments are brief, the tourney was a success but it should be held every 4 years. The amount of cricket being played is tiring the players. Kings need a rest..

April 6, 2013, 15:37 GMT


In this aspect I never enjoyed the 2012 World Twenty20, where D/L method was used, which was a spoilt one. Like IPL or BIG BASH we all enjoy. Even BPL the BanglaDesh Premiere League to a certain extent was ok with not much Big Names, where Shakib -Al-Hassan was adjudged Man of the BPL Tournament.

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