ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP WINNERS LIST
ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Winners
The ICC T20 World Cup is the shortest format ICC tournament. Initially, it used to occur every year (2007-2016). But After 2016 it has started happening every four years. It’s the world’s one of the most-watched sports events. ICC conducted it in various countries across the globe. So far six ICC T20 Cricket World Cup events conducted. Every year ten teams participate in this championship. THE first-ever T20 International was played between ENGLAND and New Zealand women’s teams, where New Zealand women won the match by nine runs in 2004. AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND played the first-ever men’s T20 match in 2005 at Eden Park, Australia won the first-ever T2o match. After 2006 the shortest format of the game started gaining popularity eventually ICC conducted the first-ever T20 World Cup. Here is the updated ICC T20 World Cup Winners list in brief.
T20 WC 2007
The inaugural ICC T20 World Cup 2007 conducted in South Africa from 11 to 24 September. 12 countries from all over the world took part in this tournament. There 4 groups consisted of 12 teams. So
IN Group A- WEST INDIES, SOUTH AFRICA& BANGLADESH.
WITHIN Group B- AUSTRALIA, ENGLAND & ZIMBABWE.
WITH Group C- SRI LANKA, NEW ZEALAND, KENYA.
Group D-INDIA, PAKISTAN& SCOTTLAND.
Each team played 2 matches to qualify in quarter-finals. The team of quarter-finals was INDIA, AUSTRALIA, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, NEW ZEALAND, ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA & BANGLADESH. Only New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan & India could make their place in semis. Pakistan & India met each other in the final and India won the first-ever ICC T20 World Cup under MS DHONI’S leadership by beating Pakistan at Wanderers stadium in South Africa. Aussie batsman Mathew Hayden made the highest runs in the series (265). Umar Gul of Pakistan became the highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan was the man of the series for his all-round show (91 runs& 12 wickets). So Indian Cricket team named as 1st ever ICC T20 World Cup Winner. MS Dhoni was only 26 years old when he led the Indian Cricket Team to T20 World Cup 2007 and it’s a remarkable achievement at such age.
T20 WC 2009
England hosted the second edition of the T20 World Cup in 2009 from 5th to 21st June. A total of 12 nations participated in the tournament were divided into 4 groups.
IN Group A-INDIA, BANGLADESH & IRELAND
WITHIN Group B-PAKISTAN, ENGLAND, NETHERLANDS
IN Group C- AUSTRALIA, SRI LANKA, WEST INDIES
WITH Group C- NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SCOTTLAND
In the group stage, each team played 2 matches to get into the quarter-finals. The quarter-finalists were INDIA, ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, WEST INDIES, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, NEW ZEALAND& IRELAND. South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and West Indies made into semi-finals. In the final, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka to get its first-ever T20 crown under Younis Khan’s captaincy. SriLankan Batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan scored the highest run in the tournament (317) & was conferred Man of the Series award, while Umar Gul got the most wickets (13). Shahid Afridi was the best all-rounder of the 2009 T20 World Cup. So Pakistan Cricket team become the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup Winner.
T20 WORLD CUP 2010
West Indies hosted the 3rd ICC T20 World Cup in 2010. 12 teams played 27 matches in this championship.So They all were divided into four groups. This World Cup was supposed to be played in 2011 but due to the 2011 World Cup, it happened in 2010.
So IN Group A- PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, AUSTRALIA
WITHIN Group B- SRI LANKA, NEW ZEALANDN ZIMBABWE
IN Group C-SOUTH AFRICA, INDIA, AFGHANISTAN
WITH Group D- ENGLAND, WEST INDIES, IRELAND
In the initial stage, every team played 2 matches to seal places in quarter-finals. The eight teams of quarter-finals are ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA & WEST INDIES. SRILANKA, ENGLAND, PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA entered into the semis. In final England defeated Australia & won its first title. Mahela Jayawardene scored the highest run (302) & Dirk Nannes grabbed 14 wickets, which was highest but Kevin Petersen became the Man of the Series for stupendous batting. So England Cricket team become the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup Winner.
T20 WORLD CUP 2012
So The fourth edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 was held in Sri Lanka. 12 teams played 27 matches among them. So Sri Lanka hosted the tournament for the first time. There was a total of four groups.
IN Group A-ENGLAND, INDIA, AFGHANISTAN
WITHIN Group B-AUSTRALIA, WEST INDIES, IRELAND
Group C-SRI LANKA, ZIMBABWE, SOUTH AFRICA
WITH Group D- PAKISTAN, NEW ZEALAND, BANGLADESH
Therefore each team played 2 matches each. Eight teams SRI LANKA, WEST INDIES, NEW ZEALAND, ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA, PAKISTAN, SOUTH AFRICA, and INDIA Made their place in the quarter-finals. However, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies, and Australia faced each other in semis. West Indies defeated host Sri Lanka and won the cup for the first-time under Darren Sammy’s captainship. So the West Indies Cricket team become the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup Winner.
Shane Watson was the highest run-getter with 249 runs so got the Man of the Series award. Ajanta Mendis became the highest wicket-taker (15).
T20 WORLD CUP 2014
So Bangladesh hosted the 5th edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2014. 10 teams participated in the main event by playing 35 matches in total. 16 countries were INDIA, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, AUSTRALIA, ENGLAND, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, WEST INDIES, NETHERLANDS. Each team played 4 matches in the group stage & got into the quarter-finals. The top two teams of each group made their place into semi-finals (SRI LANKA, INDIA, WEST INDIES, SOUTH AFRICA). Sri Lanka beat India in the final & won their first crown under Dimuth Karunaratne’s leadership. Virat Kohli scored the highest run in the tournament (319) & was bestowed the Man of the Series award. Imran Tahir took the highest wicket in the series (12). So the Srilanka cricket team become the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup Winner.
T20 WORLD CUP 2016
So The sixth edition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 was hosted by India from 8th March to 3rd April. 10 teams played the main event. India was hosting it for the first time. Teams segregated into two groups.
Group A-WEST INDIES, ENGLAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SRI LANKA, AFGHANISTAN
Group B-NEW ZEALAND, INDIA, BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN, AUSTRALIA
Each team played four matches and the top two teams got qualified from respective groups. In semis England, New Zealand, India & West Indies clashed with each other to seal places in the final. The final match played at Eden Gardens between England and West Indies. Because of Carlos Braithwaite’s four consecutive sixes against Ben Stokes in the final over helped West Indies to win the World Cup for the second time under Darren Sammy’s captaincy. Tamim Iqbal made the highest run in the tournament (295). Similarly, Mohammad Nabi was the highest wicket-taker with 12 scalps. So Virat Kohli was Man of the Series for his exceptional batting performance throughout the series (293). So the West Indies Cricket team become the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup Winner.
SUMMERY OF ICC T20 WORLD CUP WINNERS
So here is the list of T20 World Cup Winners 2007 to 2020 :
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SO 1ST ICC T20 WORLD CUP EVENT CONDUCTED ON – 2007
NEXT EVENT– 2020 (OCT 18 TO NOV 15)
1ST ICC T20 WC WINNER– INDIA
1ST ICC T20 WC RUNNER UP– PAKISTAN
ICC T20 CRICKET WORLD CUP 2020 HOST COUNTRY – AUSTRALIA
SO MOST WICKTES IN ICC T20 WORLD CUP – SAHID AFRIDI (PAKISTAN) WITH TOTAL 39 WICKETS
CURRENT WINNER– WEST INDIES (2 TIMES CHAMPION)
MOST RUN SCORED IN T20 WORLD CUP-MAHELA JAYAWERDENE (SRI LANKA) WITH 1016 RUNS
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