The Twenty20 cricket is back! That's right, you can now find tickets to see some of the most exciting T20 cricket matches right here at StubHub. This newest form of the game continues to explode in popularity as it is much shorter and usually contains more aggressive and explosive batting and bowling than test cricket or ODIs. Now, T20 matches are now a permanent fixture on any touring schedule. Whether it's throughout the English summer, or in the Southern Hemisphere, fans flock to fill cricket stadiums around the world to see stars like Chris Gayle, Jos Butler or Martin Guptill smash the ball for six out of the ground. Twenty20 leagues are increasing in popularity as well, with players being sold for huge sums in the highly lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) or the T20 Blast in England. With so many cricket matches to choose from, buy T20 tickets today and get involved in the fun!
A brief history of T20 cricket
Twenty-20 is a short form of cricket, with each game usually completed in about three hours with innings lasting around 75–90 minutes and a 10–20-minute interval for the changeover. Looking to boost cricket's popularity, especially with the younger generation, this form of the game was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003, but with no intention of replacing other forms of cricket.
The first Twenty20 international match was in 2004 between the England and New Zealand women's teams. The first men's T20 international was between Australia and New Zealand a year later in 2005. Since then, various T20 cricket competitions have been played, the most important being the ICC World Twenty20.
The first World T20 was held in South Africa and was won by Pakistan. The tournament is generally held every two years and the most successful team in the tournament's history is the West Indies, who are also the 2016 tournament holders. So, whether you're looking for cricket world cup tickets, or international matches, buy and sell your Twenty 20 crickets today at StubHub.
Best T20 cricketers
Buying T20 tickets means you will be able to see some of the best cricketers in the world. As there are three distinct forms of international cricket, there are certain players that specialize in a format. England's Luke Wright, for example, is a specialist in the explosive style of batting which makes T20 so exciting. Pakistan are the current T20 heavyweights and, as of June 2018, Babar Azman is the highest ranked T20 batsman in the world. Interestingly, Afghanistan's Rashid Khan is the highest ranked T20 bowler and in June 2018 he became the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in T20 internationals.