ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Winners List

Prakhar Sood
03 Oct 2021
19:01
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Winners List

The T20 format redefined the limited overs game in cricket. The first-ever men’s t20 match was played back in 2005 between New Zealand and Australia, held at Eden Park. Australia came out on top as they defeated NZ by 44 runs. Since then the format has gained popularity and spectators enjoy it as the match lasts for quite short duration when compared with the 50 overs format.

The 2021 T20 tournament will have 16 teams competing against each other, with 8 already qualified for round 2 based on the ICC T20 team rankings. This world cup will be held after 5 years since the last edition held in India in 2016.

The T20 world cup generally takes place every 2 years, but this world cup was supposed to be held after 4 years before it was postponed in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The T20 world cup has been held in 2007,2009,2010,2012,2014 and 2016 till now.

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  • Please find the T20 world cup winner's list below:
EditionYear Held InWinnersRunners-UpHost Country
1st2007IndiaPakistanSouth Africa
2nd2009PakistanSri LankaEngland
3rd2010EnglandAustraliaWest Indies
4th2012West IndiesSri LankaSri Lanka
5th2014Sri LankaIndiaBangladesh
6th2016West IndiesEnglandIndia

Winners of First Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

India were under dogs going into the tournament with a young team. The likes of seniors players such as Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble were not picked for the tournament considering the new format. India picked a relatively young team with M.S Dhoni as their captain, who had no experience captaining the Indian side before. India defeated Australia in a comprehensive fashion to reach the finals. India were up against Pakistan in the final, in which they managed to win by 5 runs. India scored 157 while batting first, with Gautam Gambhir playing a top innings of 75 runs. India bowled out Pakistan for 152 and clinched the first ever T20 World cup.

Winners of 1st Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Winners of 1st Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Winners of Second Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Pakistan won the second edition of the men’s t20 world cup. This tournament was held in England and the final match was played at Lord’s Cricket Ground. This match was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, where Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. Pakistan chased 139 with 8 balls remaining. 

Winners of 2nd Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Winners of 2nd Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Winners of Third Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

England won the third edition of the men’s t20 world cup. The final took place between England and Australia at Bridgetown. Australia set a target of 148 runs for England, which England was able to chase with 7 wickets in hand and 3 overs to go. This was England’s first-ever ICC trophy. Kevin Pietersen was awarded ‘Player of the Series’ with 248 runs.

Winners of 3rd Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Winners of 3rd Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
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Winners of Fourth Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

West Indies won the Men’s T20 World Cup 2012. Sri Lanka were the hosts for the tournament and they made it to finals along with West Indies. West Indies scored 137 batting first while Sri Lanka could only manage 101 and they lost the match by 36 runs. Marlon Samuels scored 78 runs in the match and was awarded ‘Player of the Match’.Shane Watson was awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’ with 249 runs and 11 wickets in the tournament.

Winners of 4th Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Winners of 4th Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Winners of Fifth Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Sri Lanka became the T20 champions in T20 World Cup 2014. Sri Lanka faced India in the finals and defeated them by 6 wickets. India while batting first managed a low total of 130 which was chased down by Sri Lanka with 13 balls in hand. Kumar Sangakara was given the ‘Player of the Match’ as he scored 52 runs off 35 balls while Virat Kohli was awarded ‘Player of the Series’ with 319 runs. 

Winners of 5th Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
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Winners of Sixth Edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

West Indies became the only team to win the tournament twice after they emerged as winners in this tournament. West Indies were up against England in the final being held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It was a thriller of a match as West Indies required 24 runs to win in the final over and Carlos Brathwaite hit 4 sixes in a row to make his team the champions. Marlon Samuels was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ as he scored 85 runs. Virat Kohli was awarded ‘Player of the Series’ once again for his 273 runs.

  • West Indies is the only team to win the tournament twice.
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