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The 2016 ICC World Twenty20 will be the sixth ICC World Twenty20 tournament and is scheduled to be held in India from 11 March to 3 April
Looking forward to it
Say it quietly, but England have a half decent team - although the bowling may lack wicket taking options in Indian conditions
England have been grouped with defending champions Sri Lanka for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India. Eoin Morgan's men will also face South Africa, West Indies and a qualifier in the second group stage of the tournament which begins on 8 March.
Ireland and Scotland enter at the first group stage, but have been drawn in separate pools of four teams.
Pakistan, who had threatened to boycott the tournament over a delay in agreeing a bilateral series with India, have been placed in the same group as their bitter rivals.
First round (group winners progress to second round)
Group A - Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland and Oman
Group B - Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Afghanistan
Second round (top two progress to semi-finals)
Group 1 - Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England and winner group B
Group 2 - India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and winner group A
The women's T20 take place at the same time, with both the men's and women's finals being played as a double-header at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 3 April.
The semi-finals will also be double-headers, in New Delhi and Mumbai respectively.
The men's tournament will carry total prize money of $5.6m (£3.7m), an increase of 86% from the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh. The women's prize money is up 122% to $400,000 (£264,000).
The men's 2016 event will be last biennial tournament, with the competition switching to a four-year cycle. The women's tournament, which began in 2009 and has been won only by England (once) and Australia (three times), is to remain biennial.
Peter Nevill, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa will make their Twenty20 international debuts at the World T20 in India, while Steven Smith will replace Aaron Finch as captain after Australia's selectors dramatically shuffled the deck in a final effort to seek a winning combination.
Australia Squad: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, James Faulkner, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill (wk), Andrew Tye, Shane Watson, Adam Zampa
William Porterfield will lead an experienced Ireland squad for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India, with as many as five players ready to take part in their fifth tournament.
Ireland squad: William Porterfield (capt), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young
England squad for World T20
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt)
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Sam Billings (Kent)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Reece Topley (Hampshire)
James Vince (Hampshire)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad the most suprising exclusion?
Pakistan have picked four uncapped players in the T20I format - batsmen Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam, fast bowler Rumman Raees, and allrounder Mohammad Nawaz - in their squad for the World T20
Pakistan Squad Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees
The prospect of West Indies sending a second-string team to the World T20 has increased after the sides failed to reach agreement in their contract impasse.
Dale Steyn will lead South Africa's World T20 attack, subject to his regaining full fitness
South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese.
West Indies have been dealt big blows ahead of next month's World Twenty20, with both Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine withdrawing from the 15-man squad.
Allrounder Carlos Brathwaite has been named as Pollard's replacement, though the WICB is yet to find a player to take Narine's spot in the squad.
A West Indian cricketing crisis has been averted, with near full-strength team set to participate in the World T20; 12 of the original 15 picked by the WICB for the tournament have signed the required contracts. Among the three who have not signed is batsman Darren Bravo, who has written to the board saying he wants to focus on Test cricket. Allrounder Kieron Pollard and mystery spinner Sunil Narine had pulled out a few days ago, citing incomplete rehab work on injury and bowling action respectively.
Twenty20 captain Lasith Malinga, vice-captain Angelo Mathews and seamer Nuwan Kulasekara are back from injury for Sri Lanka, for the Asia Cup and the World T20 that follows
Sri Lanka Squad - Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay
Steven Finn has been ruled out of the World T20 in India with a calf strain with Liam Plunkett named as his replacement.
A big blow for England
Pakistan have received government clearance to travel to India and participate in the World Twenty20, bringing to an end a period of uncertainty about their involvement in the tournament.
The trip will involve Pakistan's first matches on Indian soil in more than three years, and comes after the Pakistan Cricket Board had raised security concerns with the ICC.
First round - the top side in each group progress to the Super 10 Stage
Group A: Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland, Oman
Group B: Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong, Afghanistan
8 Zimbabwe v Hong Kong, Nagpur (09:30 GMT)
8 Scotland v Afghanistan, Nagpur(14:00 GMT)
9 Bangladesh v Netherlands, Dharamsala (09:30 GMT)
9 Ireland v Oman, Dharamsala(14:00 GMT)
10 Scotland v Zimbabwe, Nagpur(09:30 GMT)
10 Hong Kong v Afghanistan, Nagpur (14:00 GMT)
11 Netherlands v Oman, Dharamsala (09:30 GMT)
11 Bangladesh v Ireland, Dharamsala(14:00 GMT)
12 Zimbabwe v Afghanistan, Nagpur (09:30 GMT)
12 Scotland v Hong Kong, Nagpur(14:00 GMT)
13 Netherlands v Ireland, Dharamsala(09:30 GMT)
13 Bangladesh v Oman, Dharamsala (14:00 GMT)