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T20 Cricket World Cup Winners List
The idea of ICC T20 Cricket was first proposed in England by Stuart Robertson, the marketing manager of the ECB as they were trying to find out a fast-paced version of the boring (As termed by the younger generation of the nation) Test cricket to pull the crowd to the cricket stadium.
His Idea was voted the winner by county chairmen with a result of 11-7 in his favor. The younger generation responded positively to his idea even it did not take much time to win the hearts of the people outside ECB as well. The Caribbean were the first to join the party. By seeing this hugely increasing hype International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to have a World cup starting from 2007 in every two years except any ICC 50 Over World cup don’t fall at that year. Here is the ICC T20 World Cup Winners List:
T20 World Cup Winners List Year-wise
|Year||Winners||Runners-up||Player of the Series||Top Run Scorer||Venue||Final Match Venue||Highest Wicket Taker|
|2021||Australia||New Zealand||David Warner||Babar Azam||Oman & UAE||Dubai||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|2016||West Indies||England||Virat Kohli||Tamim Iqbal||India||Kolkata||Mohammad Nabi|
|2014||Sri Lanka||India||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||Bangladesh||Dhaka||Ahsan Malik and Imran Tahir|
|2012||West Indies||Sri Lanka||Shane Watson||Shane Watson||Sri Lanka||Colombo||Ajantha Mendis|
|2010||England||Australia||Kevin Pietersen||Mahela Jayawardene||West Indies||Bridgetown||Dirk Nannes|
|2009||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Tillakaratne Dilshan||England||London||Umar Gul|
|2007||India||Pakistan||Shahid Afridi||Matthew Hayden||South Africa||Johannesburg||Umar Gul|
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# India (2007)
In the first edition, ICC t20 world cup winners twelve teams had participated. South Africa was chosen to host the 2007 T20 world cup which was the first of its kind. Arch-rivals India and Pakistan met in the final at Johannesburg on 24th September 2007 where India became the ICC t20 world cup winner of the inaugural edition by beating Pakistan by only 5 runs.
It was a thoroughly intense match where baton shifted to one team to another. India scored a decent 157 runs thanks to Gautam Gambhir who scored 75 of 54 and a late cameo of Rohit Sharma who scored 30 of 16. Umar Gul was the most successful among the Pakistani Bowlers who took 3 wickets and gave away 28 runs. Pakistan started off well courtesy Imran Nazir who scored 33 from 14 but soon lost the plot, Irfan Pathan became the saviour for India.
Misbah Ul Haq stood tall but failed to take the game away and fall short for five runs. Irfan Pathan was declared man of the match for his splendid performance with the ball, whose figure was 4-0-16-3. Shahid Afridi became the man of the series suppressing Mathew Hayden who scored the highest run-scorer with 265 runs. Afridi had 12 wickets and 91 runs with 45 balls he faced.
# Pakistan (2009)
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In the second edition of the ICC t20 world cup, Pakistan won this tournament, which was held in 2009 in England where Sri Lanka and Pakistan met in the final on 21st June by beating West Indies and South Africa respectively. It was largely a low-scoring affair in London where Sri Lanka was able to score 138 for 6 only thanks to Kumar Sangakara and Mathews. Abdul Razzaq took 3 wickets.
In reply Pakistan started with ease, Kamran Akmal kept the scoreboard ticking and Afridi Finished the game with a blistering inning of 54 from 40. Pakistan completed the tournament by a comfortable 8 wickets victory over Sri Lanka. Shahid Afridi declared man of the match for his fine show both with bat and bowl in the final. There was some consolation for Sri Lanka as well As Tillakaratne Dilshan was adjudged Man of the series being the highest run-scorer with 317 runs. Umar Gul was once again, the highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets.
In T20 World Cup Winners List, 2010 was the third edition of T20 where two non-Asian countries faced each other in a World T20 tournament for the first time in the land of Calypso-The Caribbean. The venue for the final was Bridge Town. Australia being the favorite of the tournament will be facing an unlikely opponent in England. Australia started off very badly and once they were 3 down for 8.
But thanks to David Hussey and Cameron White they were able to reach to 147 for 6 in their scheduled 20 overs. England managed to get the victory very easily thanks to Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen. Kieswetter was awarded man of the match and Peterson got the man of the series. Ever dependent Mahela Jayewardene was the highest scorer while Dirk Nannes was the highest wicket-taker in the 2010 edition of world T20.
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# West Indies (2012)
Sri Lanka was determined to clinch the title this time in their home soil as they are up with West Indies in the final for the 2012 edition. Sri Lanka was boosted with the presence of their mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis. West Indies started the proceedings in a low slow pitch and ended up with a fighting total of 136 largely because of the precious 78 of Samuels. Captain Darren Sammy scored a handy 26 in the slog which proved very vital for his team.
Though Dilshan departed early Sanga and Mahela build a good partnership But Narine made it sure that Sri Lanka does not score too many in the middle. Sammy chipped in with 2 wickets and West Indies got their first T20 trophy with a win for 36 runs over mighty Lanka. Shane Watson was adjudged the man of the series for his 249 runs and 11 wickets. And Marlon Samuels got the man of the match award. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis got the highest wicket with fifteen against his name.
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# Sri Lanka (2014)
India started as the hot favorite for the 2014 edition which took place in Bangladesh, with all comfortable wins they were rising high before the final. They met the old rivals’ Sri Lanka in the final in Sher E Bangla Stadium, Mirpur. And to everyone’s surprise apart from Virat Kohli, every other player failed to accelerate, and India finished with only 130 for 4 in their full quota Sri Lanka chased it down with ease losing only 4 wickets.
Lankans finally got their prize after failing it previously and become the ICC t20 world cup winners this year. Sangakkara got the man of the match in the final while Virat not only got the man of the series but also was the highest run-getter. Imran Tahir took the highest wicket in the tournament.
# West Indies (2016)
T20 fever now returns to our own India this time on 2016, although India losses out to West Indies in semis, Kolkata crowd gathered in the famous Eden Gardens to cheer their Second favourite team West Indies. England started the proceedings and thanks to Joe Root and Eoin Morgan they were able to finish the innings with 155 for 9. In reply West Indies almost lost their plot but Samuels stood strong and strong an outstanding 85.
And then comes the mighty Carlos Brathwaite who finishes off with 4 mammoth sixes off stokes while needing 19 from the last over and West Indies became the first-ever team to lift the cup for the second time. To Sub continent’s joy, Virat Kohli was the man of the series while Tamim Iqbal was the highest run-scorer. Mohammad Nabi got 12 wickets including the Qualifier which stood the highest among all.
Twenty 20 Cricket – The Future of Cricket
T20 World Cup Winners List: The next edition is supposed to take place on ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2020 in Australian soil. Hugely due to the success of World T20, Domestic tournaments like IPL, Big bash have evolved and are now part of yearly entertainment to the young crowd. We have seen a lot of talented teams such as Afghanistan, Nepal have emerged as the next big thing through these tournaments.
Players like Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russel, Rishabh Pant and so many others have shown the world what they are capable of. T20 is a different ball game now from test cricket. Some people may not like it as they describe it as less technical or batter friendly but no matter what, it is surely the future of cricket.
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