Men’s squads confirmed for ICC World Twenty20 2010

All 12 men’s squads for the ICC World Twenty20 2010 have now been confirmed with the very best players in the world all getting ready for the big event, which gets underway in the West Indies later this month.

Defending champion Pakistan will be led by Shahid Afridi and features a strong line-up that includes the experience of Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammed Asif, Abdul Razzaq and Umar Gul along with the burgeoning talents of Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Aamer.

One side that will be bursting to succeed during the tournament will be host West Indies, led by the always-exciting Chris Gayle. With the men from the Caribbean based in Guyana for its two matches in the group stage, it will be a particular incentive for the likes of Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Narsingh Deonarine to perform well in front of their adoring home support.

India will be coming into the event with plenty of Twenty20 practice with most of its players having been taking part in the Indian Premier League. The 2007 champion will again be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and is not short on thrilling players in the form Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yusuf Pathan and others.

The two teams that qualified for the event, Afghanistan and Ireland, will be anxious to show the world they are not there simply to make up the numbers. The Afghanis were playing in Division 5 of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League less than two years ago and now find themselves up against India and South Africa in Group C, illustrating the sort of opportunities awaiting Associate and Affiliate teams with talent and ambition.

Returning to the scene of their triumphs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, William Porterfield’s Ireland will want to reproduce the sort of form that saw them reach the last eight of that tournament and with mouth-watering ties against the host and near-neighbour England in the offing, they’ll be confident of causing another upset or two.

The action gets underway in Guyana on 30 April with the final taking place in Kensington Oval, Barbados on 16 May. St Lucia is the other venue for the men’s event with the early stages of the women’s tournament taking place in St Kitts.

All the men’s squads are listed below. The women’s squads will be announced in due course. For more information about the ICC World Twenty20 2010 go to www.icc-cricket.com.


Men’s squads


Afghanistan: Nawroz Mangal (captain), Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Rais Ahmadzai, Dawlat Ahmadzai, Mohammad Shahzad, Hamid Hassan, Samiullah Shinwari, Noor Ali, Asghar Stanikzai, Shahpoor Zadran, Shabir Noori, Sayed Nasrat, Shafiq Shafaq.


Australia: Michael Clarke (captain), Dan Christian, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Tim Paine, Steven Smith, Shaun Tait, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.


Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Syed Rasel, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Jahurul Islam.


England: Paul Collingwood (captain), James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Craig Kieswetter, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Ajmal Shahzad, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma.


Ireland: William Porterfield (captain), Peter Connell, Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, Gary Kidd, John Mooney, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Andrew White, Gary Wilson.


New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Aaron Redmond, Jacob Oram, Gareth Hopkins, Rob Nicol, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Shane Bond, Ian Butler.


Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Khalid Latif, Misbah-ul-Haq, Fawad Alam, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Yasir Arafat, Hammad Azam, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Aamer, Saeed Ajmal.


South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Kallis, Loots Bosman, Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Juan Theron, Roelof van der Merwe.


Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga, Chanaka Welagedara, Chamara Kapugedara, Sanath Jayasuriya, Chinthaka Jayasinghe.


West Indies: Chris Gayle (captain), Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Andre Fletcher, Wavell Hinds, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Jerome Taylor.


Zimbabwe: Prosper Utseya (captain), Brendan Taylor, Charles Coventry, Andy Blignaut, Hamilton Masakadza, Tatenda Taibu, Greg Lamb, Elton Chigumbura, Vusi Sibanda, Ray Price, Graeme Cremer, Chamu Chibhabha, Chris Mpofu, Timycen Maruma, Craig Ervine.

  • ruwan

    Sri lanka is the best

  • sisira

    jayasuriya won the election? how he can joint the team. its joke……………? but heis fail yesterday ipl match also………….

  • Pranjal Prasun

    Cameron White and David Hussey are the key to Aussies. If Australia goes to final vrybody remain assure, it will be WHITE to be the player of the tournament. For India it will be YUVI.

  • Ama

    Playing XI and the batting order

    chandimal
    dilshan
    sanga
    kapu
    mathew
    tissara
    sanath
    randiv
    wela
    malinga
    murali
    mahela j (12th man)

  • pushpitha

    Mahela should open the batting,then jasuriya shold play at no7 .I also think dinesh chandimal must be included in the playing 11 because he was the best batsman in the inter provincial t20.
    best of luck sri lanka!!!!!

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  • Rajan

    The team selection is good. We should not always put our faith in one player. I’m very confident we can make the final once again. We have to play as a unit. Always have a game plan and a back up plan. i.e what happen if the wickets fall over in the 1st two over aswell what if you are bowling the bating team have made very good start.Who is your optional bowlers you can bring in to attack? This has to be discussed with the coah and the player it self. We have to communicate very clear when running between the wickets. Also in the fields backuk very important, this to void any confusion. I agree with the some of the comments we need to get the young blood in to play. But we have to be caution and ensure these players know they role well. I been watching the IPL, one of my favourite team is Mumbai Indians. Because they have such a good all rounder’s, they field, bat and bowl well. When they lose early wickets the middle batmen’s getting the runners sensibly, without taking any risk, for some period. I want see Mahel, back in action. He is been quite in the IPL, I think its matter of opportunity and he’s one of the best classy players, who can bat according to the situation. We have such good bowelr, but we should not get too carried away with it.. We still need work the gaps and ensure other teams does not take any advantage of our bowlers at any situation. Good Luck to all the players and rest of the Sri Lankan unit.

  • Percy Bamunuwatte

    All Players are out of form and it will be better if Sri Lanka select young blood at least to get some experience. Tharanga’s ommision is very unfortunate as he is the fast scoring opening batsman. Dilshan is not consistent and he should not be playing hook shots unless heis very confident. He too drag the ball to the off stump to avoid that he should jump out of the off stump and play his shopt to the extra cover. Mahela is always gives slip board practice. Sangakara is a dancer and go very oftento the off gives a catch to the gulley or he gets hoodwinked. Jayasuriya should be a number 7 batsman as he cannot see the ball now and balling is very vital to the team. I always have confident in Mathew and he should do well so as Sisira.Malinga must confidently get the ball in the block hall and try to introduce variety. Wellagedera is smart guy and I wish him well and hope he gets some wickets. Murali should not play against India and may be even against Pakistan. He should be playing against all other teams. Randiv very often flight the ball and gets a six but he should try to ball accurate and a little faster so that nobody can hit the ball.

    D.S.de Silva is a Joker and he should not be the Chairman and to me he is not a good baller at any time. Arunasiri and Jagath are far better than him during that time. Aravinda De Silva should be the Chairman of cricket board as he understand much better than anyone elve or Athapattu. Both have contributed to our cricket more than De Silva who was useless.

  • sisira

    not balace team ?

  • Sanga

    We are the best amung these teams

    Dinesh Chandimal will be the player of the Tournament!!!!!!!!