World Twenty20 2012 October 7, 2012

Was the 2012 World Twenty20 a success?

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Agree

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.

Disagree

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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  • on 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • on 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • sanjay-against on October 8, 2012, 19:56 GMT

    a) it was boring and completely bereft of glamour( the cheer leading needs serious work)worthy of world class tournament. b) lop sided pitches, groups,sloppy weather. c) too many one sided and boring matches. All those factors made tournament a drab.

    few positives were west indies triumphing ( it was a breath of fresh air) kp was the ace and dermot were also very good and kept the spirit up in the studio! barring west indies on the pitch and kp in the studio. It was a low budget tournament with a terrible format. and another mindless club tournament is followed by this one( championship which has more prize money in than world t20 cup).

    I rest my case.

  • ralph-for on October 8, 2012, 19:36 GMT

    Sri Lankan team like all other super 8 teams had all the power to make things happen. Unfortunately in four repeated major tournaments Sri Lanka has failed to successfully complete the final fight- Perhaps more attention must be given to train the teams not just how to play well but how to execute under preasure to adopt instantly to a chaning game. (example not give Malinga more than two owers when he was being milked out for over 30 runs in two owers,etc). Great effort and there is always room from improvemtn :-)

  • Santhosh-against on October 8, 2012, 18:14 GMT

    Rain played spoil sport in some of the matches bringing in D/L equation..especially Australia VS WI group match would have been close even though Watson got them off to a flyer..

  • Dean-for on October 8, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    Yes in the end it was a success, but only from the super 8 stage onward. The 1st stage was pointless and will need to be changed before the next tournament in Ban to avoid the hosts being eliminated before the competition really starts. I would increase the super 8 stage to 10,which would be the 8 teams from this year's S8 and Ban, none of these teams would have to qualify. Instead during the first week I would have a group of 4 teams which be Ire,Zim,Afg & a qualifier from an associate event which would be held a few months earlier.The 4 teams would play a round robin and the winner would progress to the main 'top 10' part of the event which would be 2 groups of 5 playing a RR. The winners of each group would then qualify for the s/f with the 2nd & 3rd teams playing their opposite numbers from the other group in what would effectively be 2 q/f with the winners then progressing to the semis. This way there are plenty of marquee game & no meaningless fixtures early on.

  • PakistanFTW-for on October 8, 2012, 17:29 GMT

    A fantastic event! VERY happy West Indies won. They deserved it, and it was a fitting finale. Would've been a heart breaker had they played Pakistan, though (patriotism speaking).

  • Haroon-for on October 8, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    I think this tournament started to catch on after the Super Eights. The reason is that rain played a big role in eliminating teams (not only india folks), but after we reached the semi finals, it was great to watch. I expected to see a Pak/Australia final and the opposite happened. I am happy for the windies but I would hope they schedule the 2014 cup in better weather and not the monsoon season. For me, overall, the T20 gets a 7.5/10

  • Kasun-against on October 8, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    The pooling system in super eights was not ideal at all. It should have been Group 1- India,West indies,South Africa,New zeland and Group 2- England,Australia,Srilanka and pakistan.

  • Shafqat Cheema-against on October 8, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    Overall it was a successful tournament specially the super 8 was very exciting with semifinal position on line till the last match. However was disappointed with the sluggish pitches in 1st semi final and the final. It seems like the toss decided the result in both matches, with batting on the pitch getting difficult for the team batting second. At international tournaments pitches should be sporting and should provide equal opportunity for teams batting in either innings so that the entertainment level does not drop and the games remain close and competitive. Sri Lanka got what they deserved for making such pitches to gain advantage. Wondering if ICC has any say in these kind of decisions or the home board is allowed free reign to do anything they please even if it means to hurt the spirit of the game by such unfair advantages. Congrats WI, you are the true champions.

  • Lions2-against on October 8, 2012, 15:58 GMT

    No, Rain and the pitch condition had spoiled the built up to the World cup. Also the format was not convincing.. India despite losing one match was out of the tournament while West Indies that did not win a single round game won the cup..

  • Shiva Gopalakrishnan-against on October 8, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    Format - The last match of both the groups in the super 8's could change the lineup. There were no dud matches. This need not be an every year affair; now that champions league is going to be scrapped; the WC T20 should be on the 2nd year after the 50 Over World Cup, this will also ease up the Itinerary and the FTP The non-permanent members get very few opportunities to compete with the top 8. So the groups should have been Group A - 8 teams, Group B - 8 teams. Top 3 from each group go to Super 6's again a round robin without carry over of points and the top 4 fight out in eliminator/qualifier - IPL Style - matches. This has to be done on a summer like the way the other world cup is held; never will a country which has seasonal rains during that period will be selected to host the matches.

    Two Matches should never be played on the same ground on the same day, this will ensure that the 2nd match schedule is not impacted by the super-over like situation

  • saintsunil-for on October 8, 2012, 15:07 GMT

    Fantastic tournament, the WI side were not only worthy sportsmen but wonderful entertainers also. Only complaint is the sub-par cheerleaders, watching unattractive women prance around my tv screen just ain't right ;-)

  • tharindu-for on October 8, 2012, 14:52 GMT

    YES.huge success .Crowds are good and apart from final which rain confused SriLanka this is a terrific tournement.

  • Syed Farouq-against on October 8, 2012, 14:49 GMT

    Twenty20 is successful. But its not real cricket or brave cricket, sorry to say. With a huge bat size, too much coverings (pads), small boundaries, bowling limitations (wide,free-hit etc.), feild restrictions (poweplays), bowling felxibilities (angle degrees)..........everythiing for not-so-cricket-fans. I wonder, how people or organizations rate all-time-greats or even teams and by which parameters.

  • Rav-for on October 8, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    The team that stood up and performed under the presure won the tournament. It was a fair result. The trend is changing. There is no one team that owns the competition any longer.

  • kosala-for on October 8, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    Yes successful tournament LIke the pitches and helped seamers as well as spinners. by the end of the tournament it wasn't good as they used a lot.May be they could host ladies semi , and finals in a different ground or pitch. People who saying pitches so bad, they can remember how bad was Lords T20 final pitch. It was bad as this even in UK weather.Someone who visit Sri Lanka will say how good was grounds under all weather and matches they played before. And bowlers got enough help.

  • Vijay-against on October 8, 2012, 14:03 GMT

    I am extremely happy that WI won the cup but I really don’t like the format. Afganistan, Ireland and Bangladesh played really well. Just 2 matches are enough for them. Why don’t all countries play each other and top 4 will go for semis? If you feel that would be too long, then I would suggest only 2 group play each other. The above mentioned countries will get more changes. I am not happy with the format.

  • CricWorldfan-for on October 8, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    I believe it was a success.. when I read all the "NO" comments I found out that most of them are from our "Indian" fellas... I couldn't stop laughing about these Indian people mind set.. Get real people... It was a massive success..

  • Navs-for on October 8, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    Yes.it was conducted beautifully and a great success

  • b krishnan-for on October 8, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    T20 is entertaining,it can be modulated more enterprising & entertaining if some of the present stupid rules are changed -(1) duck worth method should be abondoned totally - if the matches are abstructed then it should be played again fully to give even chances to both the teams (2) every outs should be reviewed ( for instance I felt there are few errors in judging the LBW decisions even in the final game - so to give a fair chance to the spirit of the game every outs should be reviewed thoroughly.(3) no runs should be given to No ballas as the bowler is penalised already by asking him to bowl again (4) no fielding restriction should be there - it is cruel to ask fielders to crowd within the circles during the power plays. If these present stupid rules can be replaced, we can enjoy more competitive, entertaining and spirited cricket in future.

  • Muhammad nadeem-against on October 8, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    to my knowledge of cricket it was not at the best as it was supposed to be. because it was an international tounament under ICC supervision but the standard of pitches was below averge. Pitches of first semi-final, and final were not one of those which we expect for the finals. Which makes the tournament boring. Those pithes were made to give srilanka an extra edge which was not fair at the international level.

  • Ashlee Pieris-against-against on October 8, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    I don't think this was a fair competition because the toss and/or the pitch should not be the deciding factor, who wins a game, which it was in this competition. Almost each time the team who won the toss batted first and won the game. The ICC should change the match time to an earlier time to make sure toss/dew/pitch are least of the factors effecting the outcome. Cricket should also be played in closed domes in the future so rain and D/L rules are not part of the mix either.

  • Ashlee Pieris-against on October 8, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    I don't think this was a fair competition because the toss and/or the pitch should not be the deciding factor, who wins a game, which it was in this competition. Almost each time the team who won the toss batted first and won the game. The ICC should change the match time to an earlier time to make sure toss/dew/pitch are least of the factors effecting the outcome. Cricket should also be played in closed domes in the future so rain and D/L rules are not part of the mix either.

  • Rakesh Sudan-against on October 8, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    The tournament is meant to bring out the team as champion who has best of capability.This could have been realised in a better way if the reserve day rather than cut short matches would have been provided for.Yet the better it would be if rather than one final,there would be best-of-three finals.The organisers who can afford to spare 20 days for the tournament,may quite well let spare two more days for best-of-three. A big negative was the ugly attempt by the Srilankan authorities to demoralise West Indies team by raiding the party women at Gayle's hotel room.Was he violating any law of the land?And why was the matter given so smoke n fume in the press?later Srilankan authorities didnt care to issue any apology for that misadventure.Is it cricketing ethics in reality by extending such kind of hospitality?

  • Rajith-for on October 8, 2012, 13:08 GMT

    YES

    Now everyone is questioning the seeding procedure. It was not only happened in this tournament. It has happened 2 previous tournaments too. Only problem was all group stage winners fall into same group. Pre-seeding is good because foreign cricket fans know where their teams playing.

  • Thulasidoss-for on October 8, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    What a tournament WT20 2012 was! Phoenix rise from No.9 in the rankings to the Top of the World Cricket, WINDIES. They fully deserved to be the Champions. No Gayle storm but Marlon Samuels filled the void by his usual composure and belligerence. Though 138 was quite reachable, SL faltered after knowing about D/L METHOD score, which resulted in felling of three quick wickets and ultimately the match. Thoroughly enjoyed the tournament. However, the seedings took the toll for India as their early wins did not count on any account. Had the points earned by the teams in the group stage been carried over, the story would have been different.

  • mohit loya-for on October 8, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    To start with tournaments like IPL should be banned.......... It was definately a success tournament... the icc should take strict actions against players playing into the IPL as well the boards to retain the interest of the game......the ICC should make tournament for tests..T20 is no cricket.........

  • bouncer-for on October 8, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Except for pitches in the semi final and finals, and rain at the group stage, this was a wonderful tournament. A much more balanced competition between bat and ball. This was not a slugging fest. Competition was such that semi final was projected to be between South Africa, India, England and Sri Lanka but only one out of 4 favorites made it to the final four. Good for cricket that we have a new champion. WI.

  • Anoop-for-for on October 8, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Success... Not Much I think... but just happy to see WI win... After India went out ... it was just pleasing to Watch WI... Felt as happy yesterday evening as when India would have won.

  • Anoop-for on October 8, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Success... Not Much I think... but just happy to see WI win... After India went out ... it was just pleasing to Watch WI... Felt as happy yesterday evening as when India would have won.

  • FK-for on October 8, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    overall good tournament.

  • Asma-for on October 8, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    Yes,definitely a success.Enjoyed some true spin, Mitch starc's bowling on spin-friendly tracks, Watson's heroics, Gayle's sixes and the Gangnam celebrations as well as KP's crisp comments on Star cricket.There were brilliant super overs, and some thrilling and close encounters in the supersixes.All in all, it was absolutely awesome T20 Cricket and i loved every moment.

  • Nasir-for on October 8, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    Indeed there are some real exciting games but tournament timing (rain) and some format issues are painful. Seems these days matches in super 8/6 are more entertaining than semis/final basically increasingly one sided. Srilanka handled the tournament well except in final where all crowd gone and there is no applause for WI guys looks bit embarrassing as the crowd should stay and give the winning team great see off. Well still good and had fun.

  • Arsalan Haider-for on October 8, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    Success or Failure !!! Hmm a mix of both.. Had some flaws, pitches got poorer as the tournament progressed, scheduling of a Mega Event in SriLanka in the moonson season !!!!!!! But the Good points were entertaining winners, some Close contests, some power hitting from the likes of warner, watson, gayle, samuels, virat. Some Quality bowling from the mystery spinners. And not to forget the gangnam dance.

  • piyush-against on October 8, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    I would say it was a mixed bag, success as the most hyped team won and games were played in good spirit. Failure as the rain ruined some of the games and gave unfavorable advantage to a team. And also pitches could have been more sporty, though there were no rank turners but still bowling second became a trend in finals and semifinals and team batting second didn't had big scores, not even close.

  • Syed Sarim Raza-against on October 8, 2012, 11:51 GMT

    It would be harsh to say but the truth of the matter is that the tournament was not as successful as some of the previous ones were. Especially the first two tournaments held in South Africa an England were more eye-grabbing and full of sensation. I can support why I am saying this. First of all the schedule was too bad as Srilanka had an ongoing moon soon. Most of the matches were somehow Rain affected. If it did not rain, dew played its part and turned many if the tight contest into one sided and boring ones. The entertainment factor was also missing to a large extent. The Cheer Leaders were not classy, the outlook of the stadiums was not up to the level. Last but not the least Pitches were third class in the later stages of the tournament. I am again feeling very sorry to say that for me the tournament was not a huge success. It was just an average tournament which could not fulfill the thirst of the viewers entirely.

  • Shamit-against on October 8, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    No, I think the best World T20 tournament was in the West Indies in 2010. The pitches in West Indies were more sporting, and England and Australia fielded really good sides, and played fantastic cricket in that event - but this time both teams were a bit flat, and not the world-beaters they used to be. I feel that West Indies this time round were not that great a team to beat Sri Lanka. They were simply lucky, and I think Sri Lanka were more worthy winners this time in 2012.

    But, on the other hand, I'd like to say that the Sri Lankans did pretty well to organize an event of this kind - I'm not taking anything away from them, they are a fast developing nation, and they're making rapid strides on all fronts.

    The wickets this time round were not easy for batsmen to play on, and it really tested the batting skills of all batsmen, and the bowlers were always in with a chance, so no team really came in with an upper hand. I was expecting a lot better from South Africa & India though.

  • shihab-for on October 8, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    for all the srilankan fans semi-final is for us is the final because in semi-final srilanka wins but final no thats 4 time in a row since 2007-2009-2011-2012

  • R Sivasubramaniam-for on October 8, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    An unequivocal yes. There was a lot of queries as to why it was held when the rains would interrupt - but except for 1 match - the rain did not. The people of Sri Lanka took their 4th choke in the Finals, but were very gracious losers - there was none of the seat burning, when SL beat India in a World Cup Semi Final. By the way the ICC should include a new category for a team of chokers and give it to Sri Lanka - they deserve it evenmore than Sri Lanka

  • Kaushalya Batawala-for on October 8, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    The best ever so far

  • Prashant-for on October 8, 2012, 11:12 GMT

    Tournament was fairly competitive but the format needs tweaking to make it more interesting. IPL's innovation of Eliminator match is great idea to try. Form two groups of 6 teams each with Regulars + Associates.Top team in Groups goes to Semis directly. 2nd and 3rd place criss-cross in two Eliminator matches. Eliminator Winners play Semis with Group toppers and so on. Such an format would reward consistent Team to reach Semis directly. 2nd and 3rd place teams get more opportunity to stake claims for the cup. Lower rungs and associates also get more matches to spoil someone's party.

  • alanm-for on October 8, 2012, 11:10 GMT

    The three knockout games were more entertaining than an entire IPL season.

    On the other hand, the pre-super 8 stages were a boring snooze fest, and the ICC finally found a format that prevents any upsets from minnows. So there was good and bad.

  • Altamash-against on October 8, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    Firstly, the format of the tournament was absolutely pathetic to which the ICC must admit. No offence or anything against Sri Lanka but rain and variance in pitches from Hambantota/Pallakelle to Premadasa was apauling as well. I would like to congratulate Indian fans on what i would call a successfull tournament even though they did not qualify. Chin up friends even though i am a Pakistani it was the format that took you out nothing else, please stop blaming the rain or pitch and other things. It was a day when Watson and Warner went crazy and on their day not even the best bowling attack can stop them, rain or no rain, slow pitch or flat deck. We can eventually say the best team in West Indies won, no team is a match for them on their day. They were the most consistent team and deserved it. I would also like to state, i disagree in blaming pitches because players should be proffessionals and be able to adjust to different types of bowling and pitches which the Windies did!

  • Akhil Vijay-for on October 8, 2012, 10:56 GMT

    In my opinion,this World T20 was really a sucess.There were many nail bitting finishes and the way tournament was organised was really amazing.lets hope for the same, when the tournament is shifted to Bangladesh in 2014

  • Vignesh-for on October 8, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    It was a great tournament. Everything was good from the super-overs to Gayles sixex. Unfortunately it was dissapointing for Sri Lankans.A great tournament for everyone, but us Sri Lankans.Our fourth final in five years!!!!

  • Vikash-for on October 8, 2012, 10:36 GMT

    Overall I think, T20 WC was a good tournament.

    I showed that class matters in every format of the same. Likes of Watson, Kohli, Gayle, Mahela coming on top as batsman. I still believe in quarter final structure and not super -8 structure. The exit of some top teams like India, Pakistan, SA and Australia showed the weekness these teams have. India and Australia too much dependent on some key batsmen whereas SA lacks big hitters barring AVD. Pakistan again struggled to cope the pressure, reason being no senior batsman to guide the team, wrong team selection and perhaps a defensive captain.

    I enjoyed the balling in this tournament, likes of Ajmal, Naraine, Malinga. Watson again proved that he is the best all-rounder of modern day cricket and perhaps the best T20 player ever.

  • Harish-for on October 8, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    Yes the tournament was definitely a success . There were many intriguing matches . The contest between bat and ball was even and I dont agree with people saying the toss decided the fate of the matches . On the contrary it was very good bowling and inability of some teams to handle pressure which resulted in results going against them .

    The one negative I felt was the pre-seeding which made one group really strong and the other group relatively a weaker one . I dont approve much of the format as the rankings in T20 yet dont reflect accurately match with the teams .

    But definitely there were a number of enjoyable matches some brilliant batting and extrordinary bowling spells.On the whole this was a very good tournament .

  • Amar Bharadwaj-for on October 8, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    More than anything it was indeed satisfying to see a close competition between the bat & ball... this tournament saw emergence of some exciting spin talent Ajmal, Mendis, Narine to name a few... while Ajmal has been hugely successful, Mendis and Narine's stocks are on the rise again... Brad Hogg defied all pundits who had any dounts regarding his effectiveness... in all it was a colorful competition... only if the level of umpiring could be improved (examples: Jamshed LBW decision in semi-final and Bravo LBW decision in Finals)... it is pity that we are still not using the technology which is readily available these days...

  • Vishal-for on October 8, 2012, 10:15 GMT

    No Doubt, It was a huge success, Any cricket tournments in indian sub-continent will deffinitely turn out to be most successfull sporting events.

  • Hammad-for on October 8, 2012, 10:05 GMT

    It was a success up until the semi final. Semi final(pak vs SL) and final pitches were not up to the required standard and really ICC to be blamed for this.

  • APK-for-for on October 8, 2012, 9:58 GMT

    Even though the first round was a bore, and the grouping in the super eights was unthought of, and the rain spoilt some matches. I still loved this edition of the world cup. The Reasons : 1)The Winners : The Windies deserved to win a major tournament. 2) 2 SuperOvers : SuperOvers are really a dream of cricket fans. Fans yearn to see SuperOvers and the got what they wanted. 3) It wasnt One Sided : All the teams had a chance to go into the semis, even when the last round of the supereights were about to be played. No dominated except maybe Australia(for some time) but eventually lost their last two games. And LASTLY : The SIXES that were provided by the teams especially by the Windies, which were a great entertainment. And it was fitting that the BIGGEST SIX of the tournament came in the FINALS.

  • daran-against-against on October 8, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    having all teams in a single group that topped the league stage was not a good option

  • harsha-against-against on October 8, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    flop

  • kandos-against on October 8, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    The whole tournament process has faultered somewhere as the W/I team without a single victory came to the finals. Gropings are not good for this type of tournament. All teams must play eachother at leaque level & super 8 should be selected Look at S/A a better team was nowhere there? Organisers should come out with an acceptable framework.

  • GAURAV GUPTA-against on October 8, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    No. In this tournament, it looked like a few individuals could make lot of impact. Shane Watson for Australia, Gayle / Samuels for WI.

  • Faisal Javed-for on October 8, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    It was a big success.

  • Parthasarathy-for on October 8, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Yes. Full house of entertainment. Everyone loves.

  • Pankaj Handa-for on October 8, 2012, 9:35 GMT

    Overall a very entertaining tournament with some matches with a very close finish and 2 ties. Even though India exited at an early stage, it was still good to watch the whole tournament. In the end, the likes of Chris Gayle, Sammy, Rampaul and Suneil proved everybody wrong by winning the cup hands down. Sri-Lankans were good but perhaps unlucky.

    In future the tournament should have more matches, with a kind of format in which all super 8 teams have a chance to play against each other. It was indeed a tragedy that despite having won 4 out of 5 matches, I ndia didn't make it the semis.

  • Raj Dayal-for-for-for on October 8, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    It was a fantastic tournament - full credit to all players and officials

  • Masood-against on October 8, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    Well, very much joyful, but the format that is being followed by ICC is not in favour most of the teams such as Indo-Pak. Both teams have won Matches more than West Indies but out of the tournament and WI WON.

  • Nadeem Khan-for on October 8, 2012, 9:29 GMT

    With such end result, I am happy. However, I must comment on the quality of pitches. ICC must have some say in the preparation of pitches for important matches. Both the Semi-Final and Final, involving home team, were played on pitches which clearly assisted the team batting first. I was also a bit disappointed with the crowds in neutral games. One could even see empty seats in the SF between Australia and WI. Moreover, the format of the WC should also be revisited, and the DRS system revised.

  • Venkat-against-against-against on October 8, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    But for the saving grace that West Indies won the World cup, the ICC T20 2012 WC was a disaster in all aspects. The monsoon season weather naturally played havoc on key matches/moments including the final when Jayawardene admitted being confused in his approach considering the impending rain. Add to this the absurd preseeding rules where the top teams from the Group stage were put into a Group of Death with the bottom placed teams from the groups put into a different group. Nowhere in any sport will we have such weird groupings. To add to this the Duckworth Lewis system for T20's proved to be a unmitigated disaster for T20s and was a cheif contributor to the mismatches witnessed. Hopefully the ICC rectifies all such problems before scheduling another marquee event. Otherwise the day is not long off when the viewers will simply move on to other better things in life.

  • Ali Rizvi-against on October 8, 2012, 9:20 GMT

    I am very happy as WI won this competition, but in the end of the day in crunch games Toss has played a crucial role. One can argue that in big games batting first has always been an advantage, but here batting second was really tough.

    I guess ICC has to impose some rules to ragulate pitch conditions in global events. First Semifinal and the final were played on really a rough decks.

    No execuses for Pakistan and Srilankan on batting second, but WI were deserving winners. As a passionate cricket fan, would have liked to see games on true decks like in South Africa and England.

    Cheers.

  • deepak-for on October 8, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    yes it was and deserving team won it , lankans lost in fear of rain hence the panic and it was curtains .

    @ india one bad game and world was over for them .

    @ aussies ... were superb until .. gayle hurricane .

    @ SA -- as usual superb team .. superb individuals .. yet there is ???? all over

    @ NZ- ICC tournamnet kiwis get through ... but this time it was tough .

    @pakistan-- they were good but ... succumbed to pressure.

  • Tony Knott-for on October 8, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    It was a success despite the pithces not being ideal, and some of the grounds not being full. this tournament showed that it is not just a batters game and that spin has a big place. BMT is hugely important - Sri Lanka have lost more crunch games than South Africa and yet it is the Saffers who continualy get the chockers tag. Perhaps it is time to appreciate that cricket is a funny old game and results do not always go to plan. Interesting to note as well that unlike rugby where 7's is played by a completely different set of players to test matches - cricket is played by squads that comprise the bulk of test and 50 over matches. Also interesting to note how it has changed test cricket forever- in respect of shot selection, scoring rate and the ability to chase 4th innings totals.

  • Hassan Tariq-for on October 8, 2012, 9:15 GMT

    The t20 2012 was the greatest of all of other t20's world cup.But I think that t20 world cup should held every year.Not after 2 or 3 years.t20 world cup shold have been held every year.

  • ambalal-against on October 8, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    World T-20 was proper international cricket but was played more like IPL.How can top 4 teams of super 8 be in same group. Overall so so tournament.

  • Adhil Mohideen-for on October 8, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    With the exception of the preliminary rounds which had too many one sided encounters and bad weather, I feel the tournament was a success. The super eights were great. The games were much closer (with a couple of super over finishes). Theoretically, all eight teams had a chance of making the semi finals after playing 2 out of the 3 games in the super eights. Only South Africa played their last game with no hope of making the semis (although, their game was far from a dead rubber because, India were still in with a chance of making the semis at the expense of Pakistan). However, the knock out stages could have been more closely fought out because other than the first semi final the other 2 games were over before the last 5 overs of the second innings was bowled. But, on the whole - it was a great tournament to watch!

  • Nick-for on October 8, 2012, 9:08 GMT

    A slow start to the tournament, but a great final made up for it.

  • Idris Q-for on October 8, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    As a loyal follower of cricinfo.com, I have to say what a ridiculous question. If India won this, you would not be asking. Clearly a sinister motive behind the question because sri lanka did not win. And I bet this wont get posted.

  • Raman Silva-for on October 8, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Overall it was a success because there were some closely contested matches including two ties and the batsmen could nor overally domonate the bowlers. From S8 stage there was not much disruption by weather. However, it could have been better if the pitches held up towards the end of the tournament. Cheerleading was embarassing for the host country as well as ICC who organized it and the sponsors.

  • pak cricket fan-against on October 8, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    No. ()The crowd turnout was poor. (2) The format was flawed having grouped the top teams in one basket, this would definitely eliminate 2 of the top 4 teams even before the semifinals which should not be the method to find the best among a small group of 16 nations playing T20. (3) The SL cheer girls were sub standard and did have any attracting appeal. (4) SL should not be allowed to host WC events on their own, from this example.

  • Aman-against on October 8, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    No. Too many key matches were determined by tosses.

  • Burhan-for on October 8, 2012, 8:54 GMT

    I am slightly disaapointed about the pitches of Premadasa at which matches were played. These picthes should have been batting friendly as people buy ticket to see some power and dazzling shots, whereas in the finals a total shocking performance was presented

  • Umair Murtaza-for on October 8, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    Absolutely a wonderful contest. Lastly, we had the team with the greatest self belief coming out on the top. Truly the coolest "World Champions"

  • rajat-for-for on October 8, 2012, 8:51 GMT

    yes it's was succesful

  • Kaan-against on October 8, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    No. The ICC WT20 fir the second time in a row was a big flop. 1. Meaningless Group Stage Matches. 2. Ireland not got a chance to qualify for 2nd time in a row. West Indies could not have been champion if Ireland had got a chance. 3. West Indies qualified for Super 8s without winning a match which I am strongly against. 4. Rain was another problem throughout the tournament with Aus vs WI , WI vs Ire , Ind vs Aus , SL vs SA .. badly affected.. and these were some crunch games. 5. I wanted to see the points in the group stages to be carried into Super 8s. 6. I don't like super Overs in ''NO-NEED*'' matches. NZ could have topped the group otherwise. 7. India were knocked out with just 1 Knockout game. I want NRR+ to be only used domestically and not Internation ICC tournamaents. 8. Lastly, pitches were too slow for T20 Cricket. just see the final.. WI were 14/2 in 6 overs. and still won it

    WI should not have won this cup, it should have been India, Sri Lanka,New Zealand and evn Australia

  • Fez-against on October 8, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    NO. It wasn't a huge success. In international ICC tournaments, home team should not have the right to prepare pitches to their advantage, which Sri Lanka did in Semi Final and Final. And in the Final, they fell in their own trap. Toss should not be deciding the match in these important matches. Also, it is subject to debate whether the two best teams qualified for the final (because of the pre-seedings and the doctoring of pitch in matches involving Sri Lanka).

  • Sasikumar-for-for on October 8, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    Definitely, the 2012 eddition of t20 is a huge success especially for Srilanka and of course for the new champions, West Indies. But there are few areas ICC must look into in order to improve the administration of the tournament. They are: 1. The world ranking should be used only in the begining to finalise the preliminary groupings. Once the matches start, the ranking should be immaterial. When it comes to the Group 8, only the points earned in the preliminary round should be counted. 2. The final group 8 matches, especially when one result can influence the others, should be played at the same time in order to avoid the possibilities of match fixing. For example, the last two games in group 2.

  • Jai-for on October 8, 2012, 8:29 GMT

    Dear All, Hi, Jai from Mumbai. After seeing India ouster from T20 wordcup, I had blogged a word saying Australian are coward and they lost purposely to Pakistan, wanting to see that India should be out. But then I had mentioned that Australian beware West indies are under dog and they may snatch the cup this time and that is what had happened. So the lesson to all the teams play your own game, dont be jealous of other team. It may be anybody's game, then why loose purposely and make one team out and then the next day you are out so god see what wrong you people are doing. Well congrats to West Indies and all the best for future.

  • praveen-against on October 8, 2012, 8:29 GMT

    the format was totally rubbish and the seedings too..it seems just to have a INDIA PAK tie, the entire format was revised. the crowds were seen only in the knock outs.this was not the case in RSA. the intervention of rain smashed marquee contests and marquee matches were made pointless. also using the same pitch and same ground for back to back matches is not good for the pitch as well as for the audience there

  • Hasan Shaikh-for on October 8, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    The WT20 was a success for sure. We enjoyed watching games which went down to the wire. The team which was favorite to win, showed us why they were the favorites!.

  • Faisal khan-against-against on October 8, 2012, 8:24 GMT

    I have only one question why was the semi-final pitch was so bad prepared match between pakistan vs srilanka.ICC also accepted this fact that pitch was not well prepared and it was prepared for srilanka sin blowers.

  • Jitender Bansal-against on October 8, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    I would not say that it was a success. It would have been, had the minnows performed better. Year after year, chance is given to the minnows but without any tacit improvement. Instead, minnows should be restricted to visit the test playing nations and try their worth in those series.

    A better deal would be to follow the IPL format where each team play against each other. This would enhance the spectators' interest and ICC would enjoy a greater footfall and TRP. If that had been followed, the number of games played would have increased by only 5 or 6 games. It would also take care of the teams which get ousted due to one off day or weather interruptions.

  • Fawad Alam-for on October 8, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    The pitches in the T20 world cup was equally supportive for the batsmen as well as the bowlers which made the contest really exciting. This has rarely happened in the past where pitches were unduly in favor of the batsmen.

    Having said that, I believe the pitches in Colombo favored the team batting first, specially as the tournament progressed.

  • satyen--against on October 8, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    It's a pointless pre-structure of tournament matches. If the teams should go according to their seeds into the group stages no matter if they top group or go 2nd then why should bother to organise a T20 world cup, a team ranking no.1 should be considered as champion no matter which ever teams win in group stages and even finals.

    It should be based on the current merits not on previous merits.

  • Vivek-for on October 8, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    Good to see the emergence of WI, infact was expected. May be more interesting games and upsets. Minnows dissapointed big time. Time that ICC starts looking at their development, if cricket has to be globalised.

  • Awshad Rahim-for-for on October 8, 2012, 8:03 GMT

    Yes it was a sucess.T 20 is Entertainment Cricket & the best teams were in the Final.WI for quickfire batting shown against Australia & SL the best Bowling & fielding side.

  • Ali-for on October 8, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    The format was different and invited a lot of criticism however the purpose behind pre-decided super eights was logicial albeit kind of anti-climax to have pre-determined groups and matches.

    The pitches were "Pathetic". Sri Lanka fell in the hole they dug for themselves. The pitches in Premadasa were certainly not World Tournament material. 80% of the match outcome was decided as it is at toss. Batting second was a mammoth challenege on those wickets, which Sri Lanks themselves came to understand in the Final.

    Well done the Carribeans though! I hope this is the start of a strong revival of the great Windies!

  • Raghvasimhan-against-against on October 8, 2012, 8:00 GMT

    No. As most of us agree Round1 is an extension of warmup matches. The way the teams have been grouped for Super8 is even bizareer. If not for easy matches, SL would not have qualified for finals.

  • Sujit Kumar Malik-for on October 8, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    Some matches were nerve tickling....but some matches were poor. Overall a satisfying tournament.

  • Karthik-against on October 8, 2012, 7:55 GMT

    NO.Srilanka dint prepare Pitches for T20.Any format of cricket should have pitch favoring both Bat and ball.But sadly for T20 format they prepared slow and turning pitch and no firework from Batsman.I am an indian still atleast i watch highights of other teams playing test matches but unfortunately this T20 world cup i dint see ay single match fully as it lacks T20 Flavour.

    I am happy west indies won the cup ..cheers to Sammys boys.

  • Karadas-against on October 8, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    This may be successful for WestInd. It is not a global success for cricket world. If major players like India, Pak, Eng got this achievement, in terms of money for the tickets- would have been must more bigger than what SLC board achieved now. In terms of money sharing and entertainment, this series is a flop- big flog.

  • Manukrishna-against on October 8, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    I would agree for one thing that about teams that topped their group ended up facing each other in super eights. Take an example consider group A South Africa, Pakistan, Australia and India. Compare with Group B srilanka, England, West Indies and Newzealand. how would you rate these two groups. I know that all 8 teams are efficient to reach final. Yet you have to say tough group is Group A and finally what happened no team came to final who are topped in the group stages.

    Also the pitch is also a great concern, T20 means it should be a batsman paradise game, whether or not people like to see hitting the balls rather than breaking the stumps. Here when you compare all the Super Eights matches all are low scoring (excluding West Indies 205 against Australia, as it is a brutal force of WI and poor bowling aus).

    In summary the outcome of T20 2012 is that not much entertaining.

  • Arun-against on October 8, 2012, 7:49 GMT

    Successwise: YES But entertainment wise: NO Because of the preseeding the wins in league matches didn't matter So tough teams ended into one group(aus, ind, pak, sa) and weaker teams on other group(wi, nz, sl, eng)

    Super Eights must have been Eight teams fighting each other to gain top 4 slots. because of the two groups. following clashes were missing pak vs wi ind vs wi nz vs ind pak vs nz nz vs sa sa vs sl eng vs aus eng vs sa eng vs pak nz vs aus

  • SATA-for on October 8, 2012, 7:46 GMT

    Yes it was a success - tight games, pitches with lots of variety. And a very unpredictable tournament - a side that almost got eliminated in the super 8's fighting back to win the ultimate prize. Excellent entertainment.

  • Ishan Eliyapura-for on October 8, 2012, 7:40 GMT

    Yes, we had some close games and wonderful support from the crowds.And the final was different from previous years where big teams dominate. This was a good finish and shows the format has lot of potential,unless we don't over do it,i think the T20 is the best format for todays' busy working population and the solution for dyeing formats.Overall, it was a great success,2012 world T20 cup had lot of drama and lot of passion.

  • ravi-against on October 8, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    Format was completely wrong. Cant understand the logic of format. Group leaders never

  • sanjeewan-for on October 8, 2012, 7:26 GMT

    We believe Srilanka has been a great stage for international cricket. Happy for the westindies team to have emerged champions. And well played to our SL team guys...

  • Pavan-for on October 8, 2012, 7:22 GMT

    Well organized by ICC and very well hosted by SriLanka

  • Visakh.V.Nair-for on October 8, 2012, 7:16 GMT

    It has to happen, hats of to Windies and Srilanka deserves this loss because they are a negative side. They make turning pitches for there matches and thought that with there spinners they could get the Windies cheaply in the final. Luckily toss was won by Windies and they choose to bat and Samuels played an innings of his life and Srilanka crumble by the pressure Windies build up.

    Good good the world number one negative side "Srilanka"

  • Pakistan Fan-for on October 8, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Best world cup to date. Had everything from quality bowling, batting, emotions attached and what a fantastic crowd. Thank you Sri Lanka for providing such great entertainment.

  • vijayakumar-against-against on October 8, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    NO.The pre-seeding is worth nothingand should be abolished atleast in future games.What is the meaning of super over when it is not a knock-out game. Who can forget the match fixing in Aussies-Pak match.ICC is blind or what?

  • Dhanunjay-against-against on October 8, 2012, 7:07 GMT

    Its largely due to the pre-seedings, meant that all the teams that topped the group ended up facing each other in the Super Eights, made it difficult for them to qualify for the knock-outs.

  • Sammy-for on October 8, 2012, 7:06 GMT

    Except the first round, the tournament was a huge success!!!

  • Habib-against on October 8, 2012, 6:51 GMT

    It seemed to be a planned tournament like WWF.

    Participating countries should think thrice before selecting ICC top management.

    Recently, we read some article / news that quoted Dave Richardson for apologizing semi final pitch and saying that it happened due to hot weather and again same repeated for final. Why it not happened for other matches.

  • arfhan-against on October 8, 2012, 6:48 GMT

    I think the super 8 format was poor, the two weaker sides from the groups actually made the finals, You have to feel for Aussies, PAkis, INdians and the South Africans, whats the point of a group stage if all firsts are in the same pool....absolute rubbish system, dont have a group stage if you dont know what to do, you might as well just go straight into super 8s.

  • NCnotorious-for on October 8, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    I think it was very much a success. Thrilling games for the most part and in the crucial stages of the tournament rain was not a factor and it was so close that NRR always came into play. The most entertaining team won, which is just icing on the cake I think.

  • abdullah-for-for on October 8, 2012, 6:42 GMT

    yes it was a great twenty20 tournament with some cracking matches like southafrica vs pakistan, southafrica vs india,srilanka vs newzeland,westindies vs newzeland, pakistan vs srilanka. And the crowd was great. And the pitches were great except the first semifinal one

  • pasindu-against on October 8, 2012, 6:28 GMT

    i hatedd sl loosing!it was uncontrolable wickets that took down us!

  • supervenom3-for on October 8, 2012, 6:21 GMT

    Yup, the tournament was a success in my eyes. Close matches, batsmen didn't dominate ....was very pleased to see Windies play to their potential :D

  • Andy-for on October 8, 2012, 6:18 GMT

    YES: It was awesome! thoroughly enjoyed it..

  • sahir-for on October 8, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    it was awesome...i loved it!

  • Imran Tanveer-against-against on October 8, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    Pre-Seedings, Poor early start, and rain has seriously spoiled the game. Today we see the Winners of World T20, the team that hadn't won a single match in Group stages. I mean, why on earth was given them a chance to go-through. May be Irish team could beat them anyway, we never know!!! Also consider the venues, highly been hit by Rain. The matches that were needed to match by a million fans across the globe were washed out.

    Sorry ICC!!! Better Plan the Cup in good days!!! No problems with Srilanka they are great hosts, i was there in Colombo and found it amazing. but Plzz make some amendments for the rain affect matches.

  • Saaid Japanwala-against on October 8, 2012, 6:13 GMT

    First of all the groups made for Super Eight matches were not balanced, I do not know why the Teams were predetermined for a particular group it should have been based on the points and standings, Secondly the Pitches made for semi finals and final were pathetic, in fact I think that they were tailor made for SriLankan bowlers keeping in mind that there batsmen batted first but as we all say everyday is not Sunday and the SriLankan captain lost the toss in the final match which in turn was the cause for there Loss in the final Match.

  • Saurabh Krishna-for on October 8, 2012, 6:10 GMT

    Yes, definitely 2012 world T20 was a big success. This edition of world T20 showed us that T20 cricket is not all about batsmen. Good bowling can win games too. There was a very fair competition between bat and ball.

  • Hassan Mahmood-for on October 8, 2012, 6:09 GMT

    A fantastic tournament!

  • Pankaj Kumar-against on October 8, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    No, no cricket competition could be a success without India. India was cheated out of competition by its format and the rain. It would have certainly defeated Australia but for the rain. It is the rain which was successful in the end. Further, India deserved to be in finals in place of Srilanka since it was the only team capable of defeating the home team.

  • Harshal Salvi-for on October 8, 2012, 6:03 GMT

    yes. it is big success....I am Indian. India crushed out of the tournament but here all people were watching Semis and Final with same interest.

  • Faisal-for on October 8, 2012, 6:02 GMT

    I think for the most part it was a successful tournament. Overall Umpiring was good. Pitches were decent where both batsmen and bowlers had assistance. Especially spinners came in to play and were a huge factor in results and tested the batsmen technique and aggressiveness. I was mostly impressed with the improvisation that batsmen ended up doing i.e. reverse sweeps and scoops behind keeper as a result of bowlers making their case on some helpful tracks and pushing the batsmen. Also games tested the teams on how they handle pressure and many succumbed to pressure i.e. South Africa, Pakistan in Semis, India, and of course SL in the final.

    However, I must say that after the first round the super eight groups selection was an issue where all table toppers were in one group and the others in 2nd group.

    Overall however, a very good tournament. Short and Sweet, the best side won and celebrations were, like Ramiz Raja says, Theatrical!!

  • Ravi-for on October 8, 2012, 6:01 GMT

    I always believe that cricket is a game that should have good contest between bat and ball no matter what the format is. With that in mind, we can conclude that this World T20 was a success where bowlers played a dominant role in crucial games and technically solid batsmen thrived in pitches that offered some juice. I prefer these games much more to "one sided batsmen bashers"

    West Indies were the "dark horses" coming into this tournament and played as a cohesive unit to lift the trophy. kudos to them

    Srilanka yet again perform in major ICC tournaments but bungled a great chance to lift this trophy given home advantage and support.

  • Hari-for on October 8, 2012, 5:58 GMT

    Yes,It is a success and it was really good to see the way Windies came out as winners....only concern is the rain and the schedule of the tournament...rest is a success

  • Sandy-for on October 8, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    Absolutely! This tournament was a real success...

  • Osman-for on October 8, 2012, 5:55 GMT

    The tournament really exploded into life in the super 8s.. Some great games and West Indies worthy champions!

    The group stages were a disappointment... The last super 8s games should ideally be played simultaneously to avoid any one team having an advantage

  • sukhadev lakshmanan-for-for on October 8, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    Yes. It was a big success. The most entertaining and richly deserving team has won it. They were good on paper and great in the field. Hats off to 'WIN'dies to perform this way. I wish this gives the direction to their test match success as well. Coming to the whole tournament, Srilanka and board deserves a great applause for entertaining the world. The games, venues, crown support all of them were well planned and the occassion was a celebration!

  • sukhadev lakshmanan-for on October 8, 2012, 5:52 GMT

    Yes. It was a big success. The most entertaining and richly deserving team has won it. They were good on paper and great in the field. Hats off to 'WIN'dies to perform this way. I wish this gives the direction to their test match success as well. Coming to the whole tournament, Srilanka and board deserves a great applause for entertaining the world. The games, venues, crown support all of them were well planned and the occassion was a celebration!

  • Yasser-for on October 8, 2012, 5:43 GMT

    Yes, the 2012 world twenty20 was a success, there should have been DRS too.

  • pentium-for on October 8, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    Yes. The most entertaining team West Indies won the world cup and Sri Lanka as usual, came to the finals.. :D

  • Nalaka-for on October 8, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    Yes. 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.

  • Srikanth-for on October 8, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    Yes. I agree this time it was more interesting and every match in super eight was nail biting matches where in crowd would love to see......

    And finally i feel sorry for Srilanka where they outplayed all matches and failed in Final...

    And would happy for WI, since they won World Cup (MINI) after 33 years and could see real joy in their faces....

    And thanks to IPL for bringing Gayle,Watson,Narine and many more in to limelight...

  • Babar khan-against on October 8, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    It was a kind of success till semifinals.but in semifinals wickets were not good for twenty20 cricket,specially in pak SL semifinal.In the final SL fall into its own trap.It was not possibles to score runs in second inning.So for me it was very unfair competition.

  • Waruna Tennekoon-for-for on October 8, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    It was a super success. West indies was the best team and they won.

  • Munibullah Khan-for on October 8, 2012, 5:24 GMT

    Fantastic tournament! Proved that even in the shortest format it takes a good all-round game to win. The best batsmen of the tournament were conventional batsmen (Watson, Kohli, Jayawardene, and Gayle batting in conventional mode) - this tournament proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that even on slow pitches you can do the big hitting, but you have to spend some time at the wicket to get your eye in. Thinking bowlers got wickets (Mendis, Watson, Ajmal, Rampaul). Another thing that came to the fore was the importance of captaincy both on the field and during batting (Jaya, Hafeez, MSD, ABD, and Bailey blamed for their teams' losses and misreading the game). Great tournament, deserving winners. For me, it restored my faith in the game.

  • Ahsan-against on October 8, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    How should I say it it was bit of both good and bad mostly bad, tournament started with meaningless mix between warm up games and regular matches McCollum century was a banging start India Pak game (warmup) had spark.Rain and bad pitches were the icing on the worst twenty 20 world cup cake .Only game that fancy my taste for twenty20 was the west indies and new Zealand super eight game (probably the best twenty match in t20 world cup) India was exposed they were playing with only one player you know who , virat had exceptional tournament pakistanis were their usual Aussies were all about Watson and Sri Lanka's bad luck in finals continue though they manage to make the worst pitches imagine but that bite them in the end plz ICC do not organize another world cup in Sri Lanka around monsoon

  • rajan-for on October 8, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    Yes it is a success.It has proved that there is enough talent in teams like Afghanistan, Bangladesh etc. to challenge the big cats in this shorter version of game. i strongly believe that there should be inclusion of more teams worldwide in this format and we will come to see some good entertainment.

  • Musabbir hussain-for on October 8, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    It surely was a successful tournament.

  • ravi-for-for on October 8, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    Enjoyed cricket. Thats what counts

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  • ravi-for-for on October 8, 2012, 4:56 GMT

    Enjoyed cricket. Thats what counts

  • Musabbir hussain-for on October 8, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    It surely was a successful tournament.

  • rajan-for on October 8, 2012, 5:16 GMT

    Yes it is a success.It has proved that there is enough talent in teams like Afghanistan, Bangladesh etc. to challenge the big cats in this shorter version of game. i strongly believe that there should be inclusion of more teams worldwide in this format and we will come to see some good entertainment.

  • Ahsan-against on October 8, 2012, 5:23 GMT

    How should I say it it was bit of both good and bad mostly bad, tournament started with meaningless mix between warm up games and regular matches McCollum century was a banging start India Pak game (warmup) had spark.Rain and bad pitches were the icing on the worst twenty 20 world cup cake .Only game that fancy my taste for twenty20 was the west indies and new Zealand super eight game (probably the best twenty match in t20 world cup) India was exposed they were playing with only one player you know who , virat had exceptional tournament pakistanis were their usual Aussies were all about Watson and Sri Lanka's bad luck in finals continue though they manage to make the worst pitches imagine but that bite them in the end plz ICC do not organize another world cup in Sri Lanka around monsoon

  • Munibullah Khan-for on October 8, 2012, 5:24 GMT

    Fantastic tournament! Proved that even in the shortest format it takes a good all-round game to win. The best batsmen of the tournament were conventional batsmen (Watson, Kohli, Jayawardene, and Gayle batting in conventional mode) - this tournament proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that even on slow pitches you can do the big hitting, but you have to spend some time at the wicket to get your eye in. Thinking bowlers got wickets (Mendis, Watson, Ajmal, Rampaul). Another thing that came to the fore was the importance of captaincy both on the field and during batting (Jaya, Hafeez, MSD, ABD, and Bailey blamed for their teams' losses and misreading the game). Great tournament, deserving winners. For me, it restored my faith in the game.

  • Waruna Tennekoon-for-for on October 8, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    It was a super success. West indies was the best team and they won.

  • Babar khan-against on October 8, 2012, 5:26 GMT

    It was a kind of success till semifinals.but in semifinals wickets were not good for twenty20 cricket,specially in pak SL semifinal.In the final SL fall into its own trap.It was not possibles to score runs in second inning.So for me it was very unfair competition.

  • Srikanth-for on October 8, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    Yes. I agree this time it was more interesting and every match in super eight was nail biting matches where in crowd would love to see......

    And finally i feel sorry for Srilanka where they outplayed all matches and failed in Final...

    And would happy for WI, since they won World Cup (MINI) after 33 years and could see real joy in their faces....

    And thanks to IPL for bringing Gayle,Watson,Narine and many more in to limelight...

  • Nalaka-for on October 8, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    Yes. 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.

  • pentium-for on October 8, 2012, 5:40 GMT

    Yes. The most entertaining team West Indies won the world cup and Sri Lanka as usual, came to the finals.. :D