The International Cricket Council (ICC) has submitted a bid for the inclusion of women's Twenty20 in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the governing body said on Monday.
India's Virat Kohli led from the front with a sparkling 61 not out to help secure a series-levelling six-wicket victory over Australia in the third and final Twenty20 International on Sunday.
Paceman Jaydev Unadkat led a disciplined attack to set up India's five-wicket win in the third Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka as the hosts completed a 3-0 whitewash on Sunday.
Pakistan have never defeated India in a World Cup match but coach Waqar Younis is confident his team can break the jinx against the hosts who are smarting from a thumping defeat against New Zealand in their tournament opener.
Defending champions Sri Lanka said Lasith Malinga was stepping down as captain of their World Twenty20 side Tuesday after the team's disastrous Asia Cup showing, with Angelo Mathews to skipper the team in India.
Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has hailed the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a success for the country that will help the team reverse its slide in the game's shortest format.
India have gambled on the fitness of Mohammed Shami by including the injury-prone paceman in the 15-man squad named for next month's World Twenty20 tournament on home soil.