England will receive a whopping $US 1.6 million for defeating Pakistan and winning the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday.
The ICC have displayed their commitment to ensuring a result is achieved in the Final of the ICC T20 World Cup by securing an extension to the permitted operating hours at the MCG for today's clash between Pakistan and England, meaning tournament officials have been able to further extend the playing time.
After an engrossing tournament spanning 28 days, England will lock horns with Pakistan in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup at the MCG in Melbourne today, starting from 2pm Bangladesh Standard Time.
Skipper Jos Buttler says the emphatic way England crushed India to reach Sunday's Twenty20 World Cup final "doesn't count for anything" as they bid to become champions in both white-ball formats.
Pakistan have soaked up stories from the landmark 1992 Cricket World Cup final win over England in the lead up to Sunday's Twenty20 decider and hope to share their own tales of triumph in years to come, team mentor Matthew Hayden said on Friday.
Daryl Mitchell hit an unbeaten 53 against some sharp Pakistan fielding and disciplined bowling as New Zealand were held to 152-4 in the first Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Wednesday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma says beating England in their back yard just a few months ago gives his India team confidence they can do it again in their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final on Thursday.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the first semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Sydney on Wednesday.
Australia great Ricky Ponting has declared speedster Shaheen Afridi as the player that must fire if Pakistan are to claim a second ICC Men's T20 World Cup title in Australia.