The 2012 ICC World Twenty20 will be the fourth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that will be held in Sri Lanka between September 18 and October 7, 2012. The schedule has been posted by ICC. This will be the first World Twenty20 tournament held in an Asian country, the last three being held in South Africa, England and the West Indies respectively. Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has been chosen as the event ambassador of the tournament by ICC. The format will see four groups of three in a preliminary round. India and England are in the same group and will be joined by the runner up of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier; Afghanistan. The Champions of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier; Ireland are in a group with West Indies and Australia. Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Pakistan, New Zealand and Bangladesh are the other two groups.
The 2012 World Twenty20 will be the fourth edition of the Twenty20
tournament. The first was hosted by South Africa in 2007, where India
beat Pakistan in a thriller to become Twenty20 champions. Afridi was the
man of the tournament. Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over bowled by
Stuart Broad. Pakistan, the losing finalists in 2007, defeated Sri Lanka
in the 2009 tournament to become World t20 Champions, held in England.
Dilshan was the man of the tournament. England became the third World
Twenty20 champions by beating Australia in the West Indies. Kevin
Pietersen was the Player of the tournament this time.