The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 is a Twenty20 International cricket tournament to be held in India from 8 March to 3 April 2016. It will be the sixth edition of the ICC World Twenty20, and the first to be hosted by India.
Seven Indian cities will host matches at the tournament, with the final to be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. As at the previous 2014 edition, the 2016 World Twenty20 will feature sixteen teams. Ten teams qualified automatically through their status as full members of the International Cricket Council, while another six qualified through the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier.
For the second time, the tournament will feature 16 teams. All ten full members qualified automatically, joined by the six associate members that qualified through the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, played in Ireland and Scotland between 6 to 26 July 2015. The qualifying teams are Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Oman. Oman is the only team making its tournament debut.
The top eight Full Member nations in the ICC T20I Championship rankings as of 30 April 2014 automatically progressed to the Super 10 stage, with the remaining eight teams compete in the group stage, from which two teams advance to the Super 10 stage.
In October 2015 Shahryar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said that Pakistan would consider pulling out of the tournament if the series against India did not go ahead. Although the series was ultimately cancelled, Pakistan received government clearance in February 2016 to visit India to compete in the tournament. In early March, Pakistan sent a delegation to assess the security arrangements ahead of the tournament.
2016 ICC World Twenty20
Here we go with expected India Team Squad ICC T20 World Cup 2016:
- MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper)
- Shikhar Dhawan (Top Order Left Hand Batsman)
- Rohit Sharma (Right Hand Batsman)
- Virat Kohli (Middle Order Right Hand Batsman)
- Yuvraj Singh (Middle Order Left Hand Batsman & Slow left Arm Orthodox Spinner)
- Ravindra Jadeja (Allrounder)
- Suresh Raina (Middle Order Left Hand Batsman)
- A Rehant
- Ravichandran Ashwin (Allrounder)
- Hardik Pandya (Right Arm medium Fast Bowler) (Allrounder)
- Ashish Nehra (Left Arm Medium Fast)
- Jasprit Bumrah (Right Arm medium Fast Bowler)
- Harbhajan Singh (Right Arm Off-break Spinner)
- Mohd Shami (Right Arm Fast Medium Bowler)
- Pawan Negi (Slow Left Arm Orthodox Bowler)