T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup 2020

T20 World is the world cup tournament of cricket launched by ICC. It was first launched in 2007 and till date 5 tournaments have been played. The championship presently comprises of 16 squads- 10 full ICC members & 6 affiliate & associate members. The event is usually held every couple of years and matches are played as per T20 International status. The maiden T20 Worlds was hosted by South Africa and India is the first country to win the inaugural ICC World T20 championship. The championship includes a Round Robin format which is followed by a Super 8 stages that concludes with semi final and final.

T20 World Cup Winners

Total 5 teams have won T20 world cup. West Indies is two times T20 world cup champion. India, Pakistan, Australia and England all have won it single time. England has been runnerup two times. Check the following T20 world cup champions list from beginning.

Edition T20 World Cup Start Date Final Date Winner
8th T20 World Cup 2022 October 13-11-2022 TBD TBD
7th World Cup T20 2021 October 14-11-2021 TBD TBD
6th 2020 world Cup 2016 08-03-2016 03-04-2016 West Indies England
5th Twenty20 World Cup 2014 16-03-2014 06-04-2014 Sri Lanka India
4th T20 World Cup 2012 18-09-2012 07-10-2012 West Indies Sri Lanka
3rd T20 World Cup 2010 30-04-2010 16-05-2010 England Australia
2nd T20 World Cup 2009 05-06-2009 21-06-2009 Pakistan Englad
1st T20 World Cup 2007 11-09-2007 24-09-2007 India Pakistan

T20 World Cup Records

List of Centuries

Most Wickets

Most Sixes

T20 World Cup Partnership Records

Check out the wicket-wise highest partnership records in T20 world cup combined.

Overall India
1st Wicket 1st wicket for India
2nd Wicket 2nd wicket for India
3rd Wicket 3rd wicket for India
4th Wicket 4th wicket for India
5th Wicket 5th wicket for India
6th Wicket 6th wicket for India
7th Wicket 7th wicket for India
8th Wicket 8th wicket for India
9th Wicket 9th wicket for India
10th Wicket 10th wicket for India

T20 World Cup History

The post below offers a brief on each of the T20 world cup editions held so far.

T20 World Cup 2007

The 1st edition of the T20 world cup was held in South Africa, starting from September 11 to 24. 12 teams took part in the tournament, including 10 Test-playing countries & finalists of WCL Division One Tournament 2007- Scotland & Kenya. All total 27 matches were played.

Winner India

Runner-up Pakistan

Venues Newlands Cricket Ground, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and Wanderers Stadium

Group-A South Africa, Bangladesh & West Indies

Group B Australia, England Zimbabwe

Group C Sri Lanka, New Zealand & Kenya

Group D India, Pakistan & Scotland

Super 8

Group E India, New Zealand, South Africa & England

Group F Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh

Semi final

New Zealand & Pakistan where the latter won by 6 wickets

India & Australia where the former won by 15 runs


India & Pakistan where India won by 5 runs

Player of the Series Shahid Afridi

Maximum runs Matthew Hayden

Maximum wickets Umar Gul

T20 World Cup 2009

The 2nd edition of the T20 world cup was hosted by England. It ran from June 5 to 21 and had 12 teams- 9 Test playing countries and 3 associate ICC nations that earned their place in the tournament via qualification tournament. All total 27 matches were played.

Winner Pakistan

Runner up Sri Lanka

Venues Lord’s, The Oval and Bridge

Group-A India, Bangladesh & Ireland

Group B Pakistan, England, Netherlands

Group C Sri Lanka, West Indies, Australia

Group D South Africa, New Zealand & Scotland

Super 8

Group E India, West Indies, South Africa & England

Group F Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka & Ireland

Semi final

South Africa & Pakistan where the latter won by 7 runs

Sri Lanka & West Indies where the former won by 57 runs

Final Sri Lanka & Pakistan where Pakistan won by 8 wickets

Player of the Series Tilakaratne Dilshan

Maximum runs Tilakaratne Dilshan

Maximum wickets Umar Gul

T20 World Cup 2010

Although ICC T20 Worlds was initially scheduled to be held after every 2 years yet the 3rd edition was held just in the next year of the 2nd edition. It was hosted by West Indies from April 30 to May 16. 12 teams took part in the tournament, including 10 Test playing nations & 2 qualifiers. All together 27 matches were played.

Winner England

Runner up  Australia

Venues Kensington Oval, Providence Stadium and Beausejour Stadium

Group-A Pakistan, Bangladesh & Australia

Group B New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Group C South Africa, India, Afghanistan

Group D West Indies, England & Ireland

Super 8

Group E Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa & England

Group F Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, India

Semi final

Sri Lanka & England where the latter won by 7 wickets

Pakistan & Australia where Australia won by 3 wickets

Final Australia & England where England won by 7 wickets

Player of the Series Kevin Pietersen

Maximum runs Mahela Jayawardene

Maximum wickets Dirk Nannes

T20 World Cup 2012

The 4th edition of the Twenty20 World cup was again held after two years of the previous tournament. It was hosted by Sri Lanka and the Lankan nation was the first Asian country to hold it. The season ran from September 18 to October 7. As with the earlier seasons, there were 12 participants in the 2012 season and 27 matches were played.

 Winner West Indies

Runner up Sri Lanka

Venues Pallakele Cricket Stadium, R Premadasa Stadium and Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium

Group-A England, India, Afghanistan

Group B Australia, West Indies, Ireland

Group C South Africa, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

Group D Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh

Super 8

Group 1 Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies & England

Group 2 Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, India

Semi final

Sri Lanka & Pakistan where the former won by 16 runs

West Indies & Australia where WI won by 74 runs

Final West Indies & Sri Lanka where the West Indies  team won by 36 runs

Player of the Series Shane Watson

Maximum runs Shane Watson

Maximum wickets Ajantha Mendis

T20 World Cup 2014

The 5th edition of the tournament was held 2 years and it was hosted by Bangladesh. The season started on March 16 and ended by April 6. There were 16 participants instead of 12 as was in the earlier editions. Moreover, the Super 8 stage was replace by Super 10. All total 31 matches were played.

Winner Sri Lanka

Runner up India

Venues Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Rangpur Stadium, Barisal Divisional Stadium, Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Sheikh Kamal International Stadium and Sylhet International Cricket Stadium

Group-A Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Hong Kong

Group B Netherlands, Zimbabwe, UAE, Ireland

Super 10

Group 1 Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands & England

Group 2 West Indies, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India

Semi final

Sri Lanka & West Indies where the former won by 27 runs

South Africa and India where South Africa won by 6 wickets

Final India & Sri Lanka where the Lankan team won by 6 wickets

Player of the Series Virat Kohli

Maximum runs Virat Kohli

Maximum wickets Imran Tahir & Ahsan Malik- both took 12 wickets.

It’s to mention here that none of the participant countries have won the ICC T20 Worlds more than once.

T20 World Cup 2016

The T20 World Cup 2016 was held between 8th March and 3rd April. It was hosted by India. Although T20 World Cup is held after every 2 years, there would be a 4 year gap between the 2016 edition and the next one which is slated for 2021.

Winner : West Indies

Runner up : England
Player of the Series Virat Kohli
Maximum runs Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh) 295
Maximum wickets Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) 12 wickets.

2016 T20 World Cup Groups

First Round
Group 1 - Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman
Group 2 - Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong, Afghanistan
Main Round
Group A: Sri Lanka, South Africa, West indies, England, Afghanistan
Group B: India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh

T20 World Cup FAQs

Which T20 World Cup Pakistan Won?

Pakistan won the 2nd Edition of T20 World Cup i.e. T20 World Cup 2009 Against England. Check the Winner List above.

Who Won First T20 World Cup?

India won the first t20 world cup in 2008 against Pakistan.

When is Next T20 World Cup?

The upcoming T20 World Cup will be played in India in 2021..

When T20 World Cup Started?

T20 world cup started in the year 2008. India and Pakistan played the final match against each other. India won that match against PAK.

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Last Updated on: 23/07/2021