10 Interesting Facts about T-20 World Cup 2016

ICC World T20 is considered to be the most awaited and anticipated events in Indian cricket calendar. It has gained huge popularity across the world since inception in 2007. This season, India will be hosting T20 World Cup 2016 in several locations. Its 20-over format has led the championship to gain massive popularity and craze over the cricket. This time, it is going to be the neck-to-neck competition among sixteen teams in the cricket loving nation.

T-20 World Cup 2016This year, total eight venues have been selected in India for 6th season of ICC World T20 at the home of the cricket, India. The tournament is scheduled to start on March 8 to April 3, 2016. The closing ceremony will be held in Eden Garden, Kolkata, of this event. It will also host the grand finale of ICC World T20. It is all set to be the most enthusiastic and memorable event. Before celebrating the joy of 6th season, here are some of the lesser-known and cool facts you should know about T20 World Cup.

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1. Most Runs Scored in a Single Event by any Batsman

Virat Kohli (319) is the highest single scorer in any event of ICC World T20. In 2014, he broke the record in World Cup T20 in Dhaka. Before Kohli, Suresh Raina was the highest run-scorer. He scored around 101 runs against South Africa within 60 balls. Along with an Indian batsman, another highest scorer was Brendan McCullum who scored 123 runs within 58 balls in 2012 against Bangladesh.

2. Highest Openers

Both Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle were the highest openers against South Africa. For the first wicket, they made partnership of 145 runs and set the world record. In ICC World Cup T20, Chris Gayle holds eight 50+ scores, overall.

3. Most Ducks in T20 Cricket History

Shahid Afridi, one of the most coveted Pakistani aggressive batsmen, is the holder of record of most unwanted ducks scored in World T20. In his World Cup T20 history, he got out on 0 runs for 5 times.

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4. Batsmen with Centuries in World Cup T20

In the last tournament, centuries were scored by only six batsmen. They are Ahmed Shehzad (111*), Chris Gayle (117), Suresh Raina (101), McCullum (123), Alex Hales (116*) and Mahela Jayawardene (100).

5. Highest Team Score

The highest team score of Sri Lanka (260/6) against Kenya is the highest team total by any team in the history of World Cup T20. The team has achieved this top score in the inaugural event of World Cup T20.#

6. Most Sixes in T20 World Cup

Chris Gayle, the most popular batsman in West Indies, is known for hitting highest sixes. He holds the world record by scoring 43 sixes in all five editions in T20 World Cup.

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7. Singh is King

During the inaugural edition of ICC Cricket World Twenty20 in 2007, Yuvraj Singh became the batsman who scored 6 sixes within 6 balls from Stuart Broad. It was literally a very touchy moment when the whole world said “Singh is King”. It is still an unbeatable world record in the cricket history.

8. History in Captaincy

M S Dhoni holds the record for being the only player who remained the captain of team India in every match in the history of World Cup T20. He also remains the captain in each season of 25 events.

9. Fastest 50

By scoring 50 runs within 12 balls during the inauguration in 2007, its Yuvraj Singh again who tops the list of Furious 50 makers in the World Cup T20. It is another unbeatable score for any player.

10. Best Bowling Score in WC T20

Ajanta Mendis, off-spinner in Sri Lanka has accomplished the remarkable 6 for 8 feet in a T20 match in 2012 against Zimbabwe. This bowling record is still unbreakable in WC T20 tournament.

Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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