So we know who the finalists are for the World Cup T20. When the T20 format first began there were many for and many against, but lets face it, we love the short and quick format a lot. So, do you think you know all there is to know about T20 cricket? Well, even if you do, here are some interesting nuggets of information.
Developed by the English
Twenty-20 format was first introduced by the England and Wales cricket board but the first ever match was played between Australia and New Zealand.
Bowl quick or lose some runs
In the T20 format, if one team fails to bowl 20 overs within 75 minutes, 6 runs are deducted from their total score.
There exists a Duck Record
I am sure no cricketer wants his name in this record, but Shahid Afridi has managed to get a place with 5 ducks in his T20 career till date.
Highest individual score
Aaron Finch is the highest scorer of T20 cricket with an outstanding knock of 156 runs off just 63 balls in 2013 against England.
Best team score
In the inaugural season of T20 World Cup, Srilanka scored 260/6 against Kenya which is the highest ever till date. Australia has the second best spot with 248/6 on board.
Lowest team score
39 Runs! Yes, a score that batsmen nowadays hit in just two overs was the total score of Ireland in the 2014 World Cup.
Best bowling figure
You must have witnessed a lot of amazing bowling spells in the world of cricket, but Ajantha Mendis’ 6 for 8 is something that just cannot be beaten.
Author Name: Kritika Sharma