A guide to the Twenty20 World Cup

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The Twenty20 World Cup kicks off this Friday when England take on Netherlands at Lords.

The two-week cricket bonanza is sure to create a number of thrilling matches in the way only Twenty20 cricket can.

Click the image on the right to launch our guide to the Twenty20 World Cup.

India are the defending champions and go in as favourites, while England on home turf, tournament specialists Australia along with South Africa, Pakistan and New Zealand will be hoping to cause an upset.

To get you ready for the tournament, we take a look at the prospects of each team and fill you in on the key players taking part.

The final will take place at Lords on Sunday 21 June.