Update April 4:
The finals are set in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Cricket tournament. Top favored India will take on Sri Lanka, The games is scheduled to take place Sunday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. EST here in the US and can be seen nationally on ESPN2 and live online through ESPN3. India comes into this match as an 8/11 favorite with a come back on Sri Lanks at 6/5, or even money.
Final: India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka Sunday Apr 6, 2014 at 8:30AM EST (ESPN2/ESPN3)
As America gets ready for the 2014 MLB season to get underway, across the pond the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament has begun. Cricket and MLB baseball have many similarities and many glaring differences, however the one thing they have in common is the popularity they attract from fans all over the world.
With the advancement of modern technology, cricket fans here in the US can keep up with all the action as it unfolds.
The action has already begun, but the best is yet to come. This upcoming week will feature several key match-ups including Pakistan vs. Australia, West Indies vs. India and New Zealand vs. South Africa. The ICC World Twenty20 tournament is divided into two different groups. Group 1 consists of New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, South Africa and England.
Group 2 is made up of India, Australia, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Pakistan. As of today, March 22, New Zealand and Sri Lanka are tied as co-leaders in Group 1, while India leads the Group 2 standings. That all could change as the action will pick up this week.
Overall the favorite to win the ICC World Twenty20 series is India. Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia are also named as the teams favored to take home the series.
With stars MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Team India is the favorite to take home the early 2014 T20 series, however the favorites haven’t always been the champion in the series.
Here is a glance at this week’s upcoming schedule along with TV and online viewing information. Also listed are the overall odds to win the the T20 series. Fans can catch all the highlights for this cricket series any time by heading to espncricinfo.com.
- India 3/1
- New Zealand 7/1
- England 28/1
- Australia 16/5
- South Africa 10/1
- Bangladesh 50/1
- Sri Lanka 10/3
- Pakistan 22/1
- Netherlands 200/1
- West Indies 13/2
Sunday, March 23
- 5:10 AM EDT — Pakistan vs. Australia — ESPN3
- 9:10 AM EDT — West Indies vs. India — ESPN3
Monday, March 24
- 5:10 AM EDT — New Zealand vs. South Africa — ESPN3
- 9:10 AM EDT — Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands — ESPN3
Tuesday, March 25
- 9:00 AM EDT — Bangladesh vs. West Indies — ESPN3
Thursday, March 27
- 5:10 AM EDT — South Africa vs. Netherlands — ESPN3
- 9:10 AM EDT — England vs. Sri Lanka — ESPN3
Friday, March 28
- 5:00 AM EDT — West Indies vs. Australia — ESPN3
- 9:10 AM EDT — Team – Tbd vs. India — ESPN3