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List of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Winners (2007-2021)


The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (formerly known as ICC World Twenty20) is the international Twenty20 cricket event.

Organized by cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the event presently consists of 16 teams, including the top 10 teams in the rankings at the given deadline and six more teams selected through the T20 World Cup Qualifier.

Typically, the event occurs every two years. However, the 2020 edition of the tournament was originally set to take place in Australia in 2020. Still, due to COVID-19, the event has been postponed until 2021, with India as the new host, five years after completing the 2016 edition.

However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic in India, the matches were moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.

In May 2016, the ICC proposed organizing a tournament in 2018, with South Africa as a potential host. However, following the end of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC abandoned plans for a 2018 tournament.

The introduction of the Twenty20 International (T20I) format in 2005 ushered in a new era in international cricket. This approach quickly became the most exciting and engaging, capturing the audience’s attention.

Given the shortened match time, it also contributed to the game’s expansion. Later in 2007, the International Cricket Council (ICC) hosted the inaugural 20-over World Cup.

On this page, we will provide the T20 world cup winners list from every edition:

WinnerRunner upYear/Host
1. IndiaPakistan2007/South Africa
2. PakistanSri Lanka2009/England
3. EnglandAustralia2010/ West Indies
4. West IndiesSri Lanka2012/Sri Lanka
5. Sri LankaIndia2014/Bangladesh
6. West IndiesEngland2016/India
7. Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemicPostponed due to COVID-19 pandemic2020/Australia
8. AustraliaNew Zealand2021/UAE and Oman
9. TBDTBD2022/Australia

T20 WC 2007: India

It was the first World Cup under the shortest format since T20 Internationals were introduced. At that time, both players and teams were still adjusting to the new format.

MS Dhoni, a teenage wicketkeeper, was appointed captain of the Indian squad, including several new players. India fared admirably to earn a spot in the semi-finals in the preliminary group rounds, beating Australia.

In the last match, India produced 157/5 thanks to a magnificent 75-run performance by Gautam Gambhir.

Pakistan could not score more than 152 runs in the frantic chase, losing by 5 runs. Irfan Pathan was named the player of the final, while Shahid Afridi was named the tournament’s best player.

T20 WC 2009: Pakistan

Pakistan triumphed in 2009 after losing the opportunity to claim the trophy in the maiden edition. They defeated South Africa by 7 runs in the first semi-final, while Sri Lanka defeated West Indies in the second semi-final.

Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and opted to bat first in the decisive match. The squad was only able to score 138 runs in 20 overs, with captain Sangakkara contributing 64 runs off 52 balls.

Shahid Afridi scored 54 runs during the chase to help Pakistan win the title with eight balls remaining.

2010 T20 WC: England

The 2010 T20 World Cup was the first ICC title ever won by the England men’s side. England defeated Sri Lanka in the first semi-final by seven wickets with 24 balls remaining. In the final, they played Australia, who had defeated the reigning champions Pakistan by three wickets in the second semi-final.

Australia, batting first, scored 147/6 thanks to late blows from David Hussey and Cameron White. England lost their first wicket early in their run chase, but Craig Kieswetter scored 63 runs to seal victory for his team. England won the match by seven wickets in 17 overs to claim the championship.

T20 WC 2012: West Indies

After a lengthy absence, the 2012 T20 World Cup brought the West Indies squad back to prominence. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by a margin of 16 runs in the inaugural semi-final of this competition. West Indies defeated Australia in the second semi-final by a large 74 runs.

West Indies were in great difficulty while batting first in the final, but Marlon Samuels held one end to propel them to 137/6.

He scored 78 runs off 56 balls by hitting 3 fours and 6 sixes. In the final, the Sri Lankan squad could not mount a challenge and was dismissed for 101 runs, losing by 36 runs.

T20 WC 2014: Sri Lanka

After losing numerous ICC competition finals, the Sri Lankan cricket side finally tasted triumph in the 2014 T20 World Cup. They faced India, who had previously defeated South Africa in the semi-finals in the final. In contrast, Sri Lanka advanced to the finals by defeating the West Indies by 27 runs.

India posted a below-par total of 130/4 in 20 overs when batting first. Virat Kohli led the squad in scoring with 77 runs off 58 balls. With Kumar Sangakkara’s fifty, Sri Lanka surpassed the goal relatively easily. They won by six wickets with 13 balls remaining.

T20 WC 2016: West Indies

With their 2016 triumph, West Indies became the first team to win the T20 World Cup twice. In the second semi-final, they overcame India, while England defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semi-final.

Joe Root contributed 54 runs to the English team’s score of 155 for nine in the final. England led the whole chase and had to defend 19 runs in the last over. However, Carlos Brathwaite made history by hitting four consecutive sixes to win the championship for his country in the final over.

Final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Match Highlights


David Warner and Aaron Finch are on the field to pursue New Zealand’s score. After scoring five runs, Trent Boult sends captain Aaron Finch back to the pavilion.

Australia’s second wicket fell. David Warner gets dismissed by Trent Boult for 53 runs.

New Zealand

Mitchell is out after Josh Hazelwood scores 11 runs. New Zealand lost its second wicket as Martin Guptill was dismissed with 28 runs on the board.

Glenn Phillips has accumulated 18 runs. The captain has returned to the pavilion after reaching 85 runs.

Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell have begun batting for New Zealand, while Mitchell Starc has begun bowling.

Australia and New Zealand contest the T20 World Cup 2021 final in Dubai at Dubai International Stadium. Australia chooses to bowl first after winning the toss.

Due to the COVID-19 issue in India, the event to be conducted in India was relocated to the UAE and Oman. Nonetheless, BCCI will continue to host the tournament.

On October 24, 2021, the most anticipated match between archrivals India and Pakistan took place, and for the first time in T20 World Cup history, Pakistan defeated India, breaking a curse.

When the T20 World Cup was moved from India to Oman and UAE, Acting ICC CEO Geoff Allardice stated, “Our first objective is to deliver the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 safely, in full, and within the allotted time frame.

While we are really sad that the tournament will not be held in India, this decision guarantees that it will be held in a country with a track record of organizing international multi-team competitions in a bio-secure environment.

We will collaborate closely with the BCCI, Emirates Cricket Board, and Oman Cricket to ensure that spectators experience a spectacular cricket celebration.”

President of the BCCI at the time, Sourav Ganguly, stated, “The BCCI is excited to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman. We would have preferred to have it in India.

Still, given the uncertainties surrounding Covid 19 and the significance of a global championship, the BCCI will continue to stage this competition in the UAE and Oman. The BCCI anticipates producing a spectacular event.”

India was set to host the seventh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time from October to November 2021.

The ICC confirmed Sri Lanka and the UAE as backup locations for the event in August 2020. The tournament was initially supposed to occur in Australia but was postponed until 2021 because of the current COVID-19 epidemic.

Geoff Allardice, CEO of the ICC, indicated in April 2021 that contingency preparations are still in place if India is unable to host the event because of the devastating COVID-19 outbreak.

BCCI’s Dhiraj Malhotra said that the UAE would be utilized as a backup plan if the current COVID-19 outbreak in India continues to deteriorate.

The BCCI suggested the following cities host the next matches on April 17, 2021: Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and New Delhi. It is projected that Ahmedabad will host the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final.

T20 World Cup Winners FAQ’s

Which is the successful team in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup?

West Indies is the successful team in the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2012 And 2016.

Who won the first ICC T20 Cricket World Cup?

India won the first ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, held in South Africa in 2007, while Pakistan placed second.

When did Pakistan win the T20 World Cup?

In 2009, Pakistan just won the T20 World Cup once, against Sri Lanka.

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