ICC T20 Cricket World Cup is an international tournament organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The first edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup was played in South Africa in 2007 and the latest Men’s ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 was hosted in UAE and Oman from 17th October to 14th November 2021. In this article, we are providing the T20 World Cup Winners List from 2007 to 2021. Let’s have a look at the T20 World Cup winners list from 2007 to 2021:
|T20 World Cup Winners List from 2007 to 2021|
The detailed analysis on ICC Men’s T20 World Cup winners list, Runner Up, Player of the Series, Top Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Taker and Venue are given below:
|Year||Winners||Runners Up||Player of the Series||Top Run Scorer||Highest Wicket Taker||Venue|
|2021||Australia||New Zealand||—||Babar Azam||Wanindu Hasaranga||Oman & UAE|
|2016||West Indies||England||Virat Kohli||Tamim Iqbal||Mohammad Nabi||India|
|2014||Sri Lanka||India||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||Ahsan Malik and Imran Tahir||Bangladesh|
|2012||West Indies||Sri Lanka||Shane Watson||Shane Watson||Ajantha Mendis||Sri Lanka|
|2010||England||Australia||Kevin Pietersen||Mahela Jayawardene||Dirk Nannes||West Indies|
|2009||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Umar Gul||England|
|2007||India||Pakistan||Shahid Afridi||Matthew Hayden||Umar Gul||South Africa|
T20 World Cup Winners
The winner of the first T20 cricket world cup was India. The ICC T20 World Cup takes place once every two years. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and some planning changes made by the International Cricket Council (ICC), there has not been a single T20 Cricket World Cup in the last five years. The last T20 World Cup was played in 2016. Now, ICC will conduct two T20 World Cups in the upcoming two years (2021 and 2022).
T20 World Cup Winners List- Country-wise
If we talk about the best cricket team in the T20 world cup, West Indies is the best T20 team so far. West Indies is the only country that won the ICC T20 World Cup twice (2012 & 2016) and India, Pakistan, England, & Sri Lanka won it once. Let’s have a look at the country-wise T20 World Cup winners list from 2007 to 2021.
|Country Name||No. of times Winner||Year|
|West Indies||2||2012, 2016|
T20 World Cup 2021 Winner
The T20 World Cup 2021 was started on 17th October 2021 in UAE and Oman. The final match of this T20 World Cup 2021 was played between Australia and New Zealand on 14th November 2021. Australia won the final match against New Zealand by 8 wickets and became ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Winner. This is the first time when the Australian cricket team won the T20 World Cup. Mitchell Marsh from Australia became the player of the match in the T20 World Cup 2021 final match. In this World Cup, 12 teams are participating in the main event (Super 12) which were divided into two groups.
T20 World Cup 2016 Winner- West Indies
West Indies cricket team won the T20 World Cup 2016 by beating England in the final. With this, West Indies became the first team to win the T20 World Cup twice. West Indies lost only one match against Afghanistan. Earlier, West Indies became champions for the first time in the 2012 T20 World Cup. In this World Cup, Virat Kohli was the Player of the Series and Tamim Iqbal was the highest run-scorer.
T20 World Cup 2016 Winner- Sri Lanka
In T20 World Cup 2014, Sri Lanka defeated India to become the new T20 World Cup Winner. Sri Lanka won the final match by 6 wickets. In this World Cup, India reached in the final second time. Virat Kohli from India became both the top run-scorer and player of the series in ICC T20 World Cup 2014.
T20 World Cup 2012 Winner- West Indies
West Indies won their first T20 World Cup in 2012 by beating hosts Sri Lanka in the summit clash by 36 runs. West Indies also lost their first match of ICC T20 World Cup 2012 against Australia and still won the trophy. In this World Cup, Shane Watson from Australia became both Player of the Series and top run-scorer and Ajantha Mendis from Sri Lanka was the highest wicket-taker bowler.
T20 World Cup 2010 Winner- England
England was the winner of the T20 World Cup 2010. With this, England became the first non-Asian team to win the T20 World Cup in 2010. England beat Ashes rivals Australia in the final by 7 wickets. The English team had lost to the West Indies in their first game, but they won all the following games and captured the trophy. Kevin Pietersen from the winning team became the player of the series in the T20 World Cup 2010.
T20 World Cup 2009 Winners- Pakistan
After finishing as runners-up in the first T20 World Cup, Pakistan won their first 120 World Cup two years later in 2009. England hosted this tournament, and Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the final to become champions. Pakistan lost their first match against England and a Super 8 match against Sri Lanka. Still, they managed to win the trophy. Tillakaratne Dilshan from Sri Lanka was the Player of the Series and the top run-scorer in this tournament.
T20 World Cup 2007 Winner- India
The Indian cricket team was the first to win the T20 World Cup playing under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. India defeated Pakistan in the final to win the first T20 World Cup in 2007. India only lost one game in the tournament – against New Zealand in Super 8s. In this tournament, Shahid Afridi from Pakistan was the player of the series.