Twenty20, more commonly known in its abbreviated form T20, is one of the two officially recognized formats of limited cricket. All the general rules of cricket like runs, overs, wickets, bowling and many others are also the same for the T20 format.
A T20 match, like other cricket formats, is played between two teams with 11 players on each team. After the coin toss, one team bats for a maximum of 20 overs, followed by the other team’s innings. The team that scores the most runs at the end of the game is the winner. If a match ends in a draw, each team plays an additional over, called a “super over” to decide the winner.
Some of the restrictions that apply only for this format of cricket are
Each player may bowl only a maximum of 4 overs in a match.
Only two fielders may field outside the 30-yard circle for the first 6 overs, and after that a maximum of five fielders are allowed.
T20 matches are played both on international tours and in domestic leagues. The most popular international T20 tournament is the T20 World Cup which is held every four years. Every country where cricket is played also has domestic T20 leagues, of which the IPL, an annual series held in India, is the most popular.