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From the world press

October 02, 2012

-Photo by AFP brings you a collection of top stories, interviews, features and blogs covering the ICC World Twenty20.

Clash of equals as Sri Lanka faces Pakistan

If India v Pakistan was huge, then there is no gainsaying how big an occasion this is going to be. Read more Wisden India

Pakistani pride from California

In the madness of Section A Upper, a wave of emotion hits. You can see it on Saeed's face, hear it in his voice. Read more ESPN

Sri Lanka team, nation look ahead

Last night, already in a haze from jet lag, cheap beer and the seething energy on the eve of a Pakistan-India match, I stood in a living room and listened to friends explain the Green Bay Packers to the head coach of Pakistan's cricket team. Read more ESPN

Australia exposed in every facet of the game: Bailey

"Call it embarrassing if you want. That's the nature of the game, I think." Read more Sydney Morning Herald

Time to think about the future of some senior players in T20s

After failing to make it to the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 for the third time in a row, some serious introspection is required by the BCCI as far as identifying right players for the shortest format of the game is concerned. Read more Times of India

David Hussey in frame for Twenty20 recall

Australia are considering parachuting short-form specialist David Hussey back into the side for his first game of the World Twenty20 tournament in Friday night's knockout semi-final against the West Indies. Read more Sydney Morning Herald

Where it went wrong for England after failing to defend their title in Sri Lanka

Five reasons for England failing to defend their World Twenty20 title after being eliminated at the Super Eights stage on Monday. Read more The Telegraph

Australia match impacted our chances badly: MS Dhoni

"It was a satisfactory performance. If we talk about the tournament, the match that we lost (versus Australia) impacted us badly." Read more Times of India

India's Yuvraj Singh cherishes return to game

"Once I knew I could save my life, I always wanted to come back and play and represent my country. It's a huge honour for me. It's like a second coming." Read more BBC

Pakistan see off South Africa as Umar Akmal strikes

The great unpredictables of Pakistan did it the hard way, inevitably, but a brilliant innings from the enigmatic Umar Akmal secured a breathless victory... Read more The Guardian

Kohli, Jamshed and old-style charm

Jamshed has been the epitome of tameez when batting. Read more Wisden India

The invisible force driving the West Indies

There’s something happening with that team that is holding the people of several different countries together, and causing them to do some outrageous things on a cricket ground. Read more Wisden India

Black Caps fall to Pakistan

Pakistan were victorious over New Zealand this morning in Pallekele but the match provided arguably the most gripping contest in the World T20 tournament to date. Read more The New Zealand Herald

Pakistan prevail in T20 opener

Pakistan announced themselves at the ICC World Twenty20 with a 13-run victory over New Zealand in their Group D opener in Pallekele. Read more Sky Sports

New Zealand scrape into Super Eights despite 13-run loss to qualifiers Pakistan

There was a nervous start for Pakistan as they opted to bat first, Hafeez being dropped for nought by Ross Taylor, but they soon began to rack up the runs. Read more Daily Mail

Pakistan women are ready but England eager to reclaim World T20 crown

"Our domestic competition even has a team from Fata [the Federally Administered Tribal Areas] in Waziristan, and this team has players from Quetta, from Abbotabad, from all over the country." Read more The Guardian

Watson: I am nowhere near Kallis

"When I look at it, I find myself nowhere near Jacques Kallis." Read more ESPN Star

Watson could match Kallis, says Arthur

SHANE Watson, the powerful and emotional Australian who has made two Test centuries, can be as good as Jacques Kallis, the strong and silent South African who has made 43 of them. Read more Sydney Morning Herald

Sun and sand for players

WITH the tricky first phase of the World Twenty20 safely negotiated, a handful of Australian players escaped the Colombo hustle for a beach villa in Galle. Read more Sydney Morning Herald

Bailey not normally fussy but tired of questions about Hussey

George Bailey, the Twenty20 captain and selector, has defended the axing of David Hussey and expressed frustration about the continuing focus on the selection. Read more Sydney Morning Herald

Afghanistan gives India a scare and proves it can take on cricket's giants

Narrow win by India shows Afghans' fast progress since refugees first discovered the game in Pakistan. Read more The Guardian

England's Danny Briggs proves to be trouble and strife for Pakistan

So far, Danny Briggs has been notable as the first cricketer from the Isle of Wight to play for England. His credentials for distinction may soon be extended. Read more The Independent

'Age is not affecting Sehwag's game'

Virender Sehwag on Thursday received the backing of another swashbuckler, Sanath Jayasuriya, who said India needed an "impact player" like him to win matches. Read more ESPN Star

T20 Cricket World Cup: 1.5 billion watching, just not in the United States

It will be the world's most-watched sporting event of 2012 – aside from that little summer shindig in London – yet the chances are you have never heard of it. Read more Yahoo Sports

Pietersen will be missed massively by England in this type of cricket: Vaughan

When England arrived in the Caribbean in 2010 nobody gave them a chance of lifting the World Twenty20 trophy but they shocked everyone by doing just that.  Read more The Telegraph

Kohli: Death bowling is a big concern

Given quite a few anxious moments by Afghanistan in their World T20 opener, Virat Kohli conceded that his side's bowling at the death overs is a "worrying factor". Read more ESPN Star

England's winning formula

England's triumph at the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean was enough to cause even the most optimistic members of the Barmy Army to splutter into their rum punches. Read more BBC