The bowlers of India beat Pakistan 3-0. Scotland won the toss and chose to bat first. This was Scotland's first Twenty20 International match. T20I debuts were made by Fraser Watts, Ryan Watson, Navdeep Poonia, Gavin Hamilton, Neil McCallum, Dougie Brown, Colin Smith, Majid Haq, Craig Wright, John Blain, and Dewald Nel (Sco). In the field, Kyle Coetzer took three wickets and Paul Hoffmann two as Canada beat New Zealand by seven runs. The Canadians' victory meant that all five teams had achieved their objectives from the tournament - which was held between 14 February and 4 March in South Africa - with the exception of the Black Caps, who failed to win a single game.
India began their campaign against England on 14 February. They were led out to the middle by Dwayne Bravo and Rohit Sharma. Both batsmen made half-centuries as India reached 100/1 after 20 overs. However, India lost both openers within the first four balls of the next over and were dismissed for just 102. Abhinav Mukund took 3/27 while Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets.
In their second match, India played Australia. Again, both captains made half-centuries as India reached 100/1 after 20 overs. But once again, India fell short of their target by eight runs as they were dismissed for 122. Mitchell Johnson took three wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin got two.
As a result of this match, Pakistan qualified for the Super 8s. Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir made his T20I debut. In addition to these players, 16 more people have been selected for the tournament through the draft process. They are Chris Adams, Adam Ball, Alex Blackwell, Ben Dunk, George Dockrell, Greg Elliott, Iain Fyfe, James Franklin, Jason Gillespie, Jeetan Gosai, Kamal Haasan, Mahela Jayawardene, Michael Leask, and Morne Morkel.
This is a list of all the players who have appeared for participating nations at the 2007 World Twenty20. The official list of players was published on the ESPNcricinfo website on 4 July 2007.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, India, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United States have all qualified for the Super 8 stage of the tournament. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the United States have also qualified for the final stage where the winners will be determined.
The World Twenty20 is an annual cricket event which has been held since 2007 in England and Wales. It is run by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with financial support from the government of India.
Fans are also looking forward to the mouth-watering matches between the top-ranked teams, notably Pakistan, which currently leads the T20I team standings. With all due respect to ODIs and Test matches, 2020 is the year of T20 cricket. No sport is popular around the world than T20I cricket and it will continue to be so in 2020.
Pakistan is the top T20 team in the world as of now after winning the 2019 World Cup. They have also won the last three T20I Championships. India is the second-best team in the format after being runners-up in both the 2015 and 2017 T20I Championships. South Africa used to be at the top of the table but they have been struggling recently. They were knocked out of the 2019 World Cup early on account of a single defeat against Pakistan. However, their comeback story will once again be written in 2020 when they take on England in four T20Is starting January 21st in Cape Town.
Australia is the third-highest ranked team in the world. The kiwis used to be at the top of the table until Australia started dominating the format. In fact, Australia has won more T20Is than any other country except India. New Zealand played well in the past two years but they could not replicate their previous successes. Despite this, they remain one of the top three teams in the world.