T20 Cricket World Cup

By:Ram Mahavadi

An Overview

Cricket was created by England to be a gentleman's sport. International matches started in 1844. There are 3 types of cricket formats today. Test cricket, when you have unlimited overs (6 balls equal 1 over) to play in 5 days. ODI (One Day International) is when each side has 50 overs to score runs. T20 is when each side has 20 overs to score runs.

World Cup

T20 World Cup

Every 2 years, 10 selected teams around the world, participate a t20 competition. This is called the t20 World Cup. This year, the t20 World Cup happened in India. The first stage/round is called super 10. Teams are divided into 2 groups, Group A, and Group B. 5 teams are in each group. These were the teams-

Group A- India, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Group B- West Indies, England, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and South Africa.

2 points are rewarded for each win (Each team plays 4 games), 0 points for each loss, and 1 point for a tie. The top 2 teams from each side qualify for the playoffs. These were the teams that qualified and played each other-

India(Group A) Vs West Indies(Group B)

England(Group B) Vs New Zealand(Group A)

These games would decide who would make it to the finals. West Indies outplayed India while England Dominated New Zealand. In the end, the finals mounted up to England Vs West Indies. Who will become the champion?? After 4 hours of pounding, the winners were clear.......WEST INDIES ARE THE 2016 WORLD T20 CHAMPIONS!!!!!

About The Champions

West Indies side: Dinesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Johnson Charles, Samuel Badree, Andre Russel, Dwayne Bravo, Solomon Ben, and Lendl Simmons.

Importance

Cricket is a sport watched by around 2+ billion people around the world. Those people get entertainment from a sport like no other. Each time a team wins, their nation get bragging rights over the other. Cricket is a way for these players to represent their country and take pride in what they do. These teams earn money for their nation because of their immense skill.

My Opinion

I think cricket is not only a way for countries to interact, but for countries to bond and end disputes. As a cricket lover, I believe that cricket unites countries and allow them to interact in a friendly, fun sport.