T20 World is the world cup tournament of cricket launched by ICC. It was first launched in 2007 and till date 8 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 world cup 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.
ICC T20 World Cup Winners List
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 winners list year wise.
TBA: To be announced
TBD: To be Decided
TBH : To be Held
T20 World Cup Winners Captain List
Darren Sammy is the only captain to win T20 world cup twice. Check complete T20 World cup stats.
All T20 world cup semi final list
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.
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
Group E India, New Zealand, South Africa & England
Group F Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh
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.
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
Group E India, West Indies, South Africa & England
Group F Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka & Ireland
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.
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
Group E Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa & England
Group F Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, India
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
Group 1 Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies & England
Group 2 Australia, South Africa, Pakistan, India
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
Group 1 Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa, Netherlands & England
Group 2 West Indies, Australia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India
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
Group 1 - Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman
Group 2 - Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong, Afghanistan
Group A: Sri Lanka, South Africa, West indies, England, Afghanistan
Group B: India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh
T20 World Cup FAQs
When is Next T20 world cup?
Next T20 world cup is starting in June 2024. It will be cohosted by United States and West Indies.
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 the First T20 World Cup?
India won the first t20 world cup in 2008 against Pakistan by 5 runs. Check Scorecard.
When is Next T20 World Cup?
The upcoming T20 World Cup will be played in Australia in 2022. Last T20 world cup was played in 2021 and Australia become T20 world cup champion by defeating New Zealand in the final.
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.