It was the sixth edition of the ICC World Twenty20, the first to be hosted by India and the last to be hosted every two years, with the next edition scheduled to be held in 2020. Sri Lanka was the defending champions, were knocked out of the tournament in the Super 10 stage.
First round (group winners to progress to second round)
Group A Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and Oman
Group B Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan
Second round Super 10 Groups
Group 1 Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England and Afghanistan (Q1B)
Group 2 India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh (Q1A)
For the second time, the tournament contested by 16 teams, but top 8 Test teams enter directly into super 10 stage and other teams inluding Bangladesh and Zimbabwe with six other qualifying teams in the first round from March 8-13 for the remaining two places in the Super 10 groups. The final was played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata where the West Indies beat England by 4 wickets to win their second World Twenty20 title. Virat Kohli was named the player of the tournament.
Bushfire of bat and ball between top 16 cricket teams around the world was played in the March-April 2016. The schedule of all the matches this competition is yet to be verified with its detailed plan.
Bengaluru, Dharamshala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, Delhi and Kolkata are venues for mega event.
After hosting the 2011 ICC one-day international world cup, India successfull host World T20. Last time, India's neighbors, Sri Lanka raised the award for new, beaten India in the ultimate match. India was the champion of the first competition in 2007 when it protected the average score of 157 against die-hard opponent Pakistan.
After Twenty20 International Cricket world cup played in India from Mar 8 to Apr 3, 2016 as well as the 50 over world cup in 2023. The T20 world cup played in the same format as the 2014 which Sri Lanka won beating West Indies in the final.
For the second time, the tournament featured 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 and 26 July 2015. Oman made its debut in the tournament.
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 competed in the group stage. From the group stage, Bangladesh and associate nation Afghanistan advanced to the Super 10 stage
The International Cricket Authorities Board has honored India to variety the World 20-20 tournament 2016 after its meeting in Dubai on Jan 28, 2015.
Sri Lanka squad (18-Feb-2016)Jeffrey Vandersay, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Thisara Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chamara Kapugedera, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Suranga Lakmal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal (Wicket Keeper), Angelo Mathews (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne
Oman squad (14-Feb-2016)Sultan Ahmed (Captain/Wicket Keeper), Adnan Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood, Arun Poulose, Yousuf Mahmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Mohammad Nadeem, Mehran Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Munis Ansari, Amir Ali, Aamir Kaleem, Bilal Khan
Zimbabwe squad (13-Feb-2016)Hamilton Masakadza (Captain), Chamu Chibhabha, Vusi Sibanda, Malcolm Waller, Tawanda Mupariwa, Donald Tiripano, Richmond Mutumbami (Wicket Keeper), Sikandar Raza, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moor, Tinashe Panyangara, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Sean Williams, Tendai Chisoro
South Africa squad (10-Feb-2016)Faf du Plessis (Captain), Kagiso Rabada, David Wiese, Dale Steyn, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso
Pakistan squad (10-Feb-2016)Shahid Afridi (Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Irfan, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicket Keeper), Umar Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Sami
England squad (10-Feb-2016)Eoin Morgan (Captain), James Vince, Reece Topley, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Liam Dawson, Jos Buttler (Wicket Keeper), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, David Willey
Afghanistan squad (09-Feb-2016)Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Dawlat Zadran, Amir Hamza, Rashid Khan, Karim Sadiq, Shapoor Zadran, Shafiqullah, Mohammad Nabi, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Noor Ali Zadran, Hamid Hassan
Australia Squad (08-Feb-2016)Steven Smith (Captain), Shane Watson, Andrew Tye, Peter Nevill (Wicket Keeper), Josh Hazlewood, John Hastings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar, James Faulkner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa
Ireland Squad (08-Feb-2016)William Porterfield (Captain), Craig Young, Gary Wilson (Wicket Keeper), Stuart Thompson, Paul Stirling, Max Sorensen, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Poynter, Andrew Poynter, Niall O'Brien (Wicket Keeper), Kevin O'Brien, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Andy Balbirnie, Tim Murtagh
Scotland Squad (08-Feb-2016)Preston Mommsen (Captain), Matt Machan, Rob Taylor, Michael Rippon, Safyaan Sharif, Richie Berrington, Matty Cross (Wicket Keeper), Mark Watt, Josh Davey, George Munsey, Gavin Main, Con de Lange, Calum MacLeod, Alasdair Evans, Kyle Coetzer (Vice Captain), Michael Leask
Netherlands squad (06-Feb-2016)Peter Borren (Captain), Michael Rippon, Roelof van der Merwe, Sikander Zulfiqar, Pieter Seelaar, Max O'Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Paul van Meekeren, Ahsan Malik, Vivian Kingma, Timm van der Gugten, Ben Cooper, Mudassar Bukhari, Logan van Beek, Wesley Barresi (Wicket Keeper), Tom Cooper
India squad (05-Feb-2016)MS Dhoni (Captain), Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Vice Captain), Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey
Bangladesh squad (03-Feb-2016)Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Saqlain Sajib, Nurul Hasan (Wicket Keeper), Abu Hider, Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket Keeper), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom
New Zealand Squad (31-Jan-2016)Kane Williamson (Captain), Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Nathan McCullum, Mitchell Santner, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi (Wicket Keeper)
West Indies squad (29-Jan-2016)Darren Sammy (Captain), Johnson Charles, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite, Andre Russell, Andre Fletcher, Sulieman Benn, Samuel Badree, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Denesh Ramdin (Wicket Keeper), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Ashley Nurse, Lendl Simmons
Hong Kong squad (28-Jan-2016)Tanwir Afzal (Captain), Tanveer Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Ryan Campbell, Anshy Rath, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter, Waqas Khan, Waqas Barkat, Jamie Atkinson (Wicket Keeper), Haseeb Amjad, Mark Chapman (Vice Captain), Adil Mehmood
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