How #WT20 played out across the world

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

As the world’s 16 best Twenty20 cricket teams did battle over the last month, all of the tournament’s biggest moments played out on Twitter in real time, making #WT20 the most Tweeted cricket tournament ever (TBC).

To illustrate just how engaging the Twitter conversation has been, here’s our wrap of the numbers and visualisations from #WT20.

5.75 billion Tweets viewed

Cricket fans from host nation India and all over the world came to Twitter to talk about winning moments, massive sixes, shocking upsets, classic catches, and more throughout #WT20. This contributed to more than 5.75 billion live views (impressions) of Tweets across the tournament.

How #WT20 played out across the world

The #INDvPAK game had the most Tweets

The most-Tweeted match was #INDvPAK making it the biggest T20 match ever on Twitter! The second most-Tweeted was #INDvAUS followed by #INDvWI.

Here’s a look at the top five games with the highest Tweet volume.

How #WT20 played out across the world

The most-Tweeted moments

One of the most exciting games of #WT20 was the do-or-die, winner-takes-all clash between India and Australia. @imVkhol scored 47 runs, hitting seven boundaries and a six in the last five overs, and the moment he hit the winning runs to secure India’s passage to the semi-finals was the most-Tweeted of #WT20.

How #WT20 played out across the world

Most-Retweeted Tweets

@narendramodi’s Tweet about the thrilling #INDvBAN match became the most-Retweeted Tweet of #WT20.

Here are some other most-Retweeted Tweets from #WT20.

Twitter XI

Based on all the action that got fans reaching for their phones, we created a #WT20 dream team made up of the most-mentioned players on Twitter during the tournament. The most-mentioned, India’s @imVkohli, gets the captain’s tag.

The Twitter XI has strong representation from India with six and #WT20 champions West Indies with two players. @ShaneRWatson33 was the only Aussie to make the Twitter XI.

How #WT20 played out across the world

India the most-mentioned #WT20 team
While they may not have been able to win the trophy on home soil, @BCCI took the most-mentioned honours on Twitter, followed by Pakistan. Here’s the ranking of the most-mentioned teams on Twitter.

How #WT20 played out across the world

With the Indian Premier League (@IPL) starting in just a few days, don’t expect to see T20 fever cool down anytime soon, so get ready for even more cricket action on your Twitter timeline no matter where in the world you are.