The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is a global cricket tournament hosted by the ICC in every two years. The inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup was held in South Africa in 2007. The tournament was a real hit as the success of the competition proved to be the pedestal for various upcoming T20 leagues in the world. Here’s a look at all the T20 World Cup winners from 2007 to 2016:
1. 2007 T20 World Cup
Host nation: South Africa
Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, Team India emerged as the T20 World Cup winners in 2007. In the Final, India won a close battle against arch-rivals Pakistan and came out victoriously by a slender margin on 5 runs. For his three-wicket spell in the T20 World Cup Final, Irfan Pathan was awarded the Man of the match in 2007.
2. 2009 T20 World Cup
Host nation: England
For the second time in a row, Pakistan entered the final of a T20 World Cup. However, this time, the ‘Men in Green’ managed to beat Sri Lanka in a one-sided final to be crowned champions of the second edition of the T20 World Cup in 2009. Shahid Afridi, with his all-round show in the final, helped his team to be called as the T20 World Cup winners in 2009.
3. 2010 T20 World Cup
Host nation: West Indies
The third edition of the T20 World Cup was held in West Indies. Facing Australia in the T20 World Cup Final, England won the match after a superb bowling effort in the final. This was England’s first-ever win in an ICC tournament in the history of their cricket.
4. 2012 T20 World Cup
Winners: West Indies
Host nation: Sri Lanka
In the 2012 edition of the T20 World Cup, West Indies defeated Sri Lanka to be crowned as the T20 World Cup winners. In a low-scoring thriller, Sri Lanka couldn’t chase down a lowish total and conceded the final to West Indies by 36 runs.
5. 2014 T20 World Cup
Winners: Sri Lanka
Host nation: Bangladesh
In the fifth edition of the T20WC, Sri Lanka was up against India in the 2014 T2o World Cup Final. The Sri Lankans proved too good for the ‘Men in Blue’ as they won their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2014 against India.
6. T20 World Cup 2016
Winners: West Indies
Host nation: India
In the most recent edition of the T20WC in India in 2016, West Indies were the T20 World Cup winners. With their win in 2016, West Indies became the first team to win the ICC World 2020 twice in the history of international T20 cricket. West Indies also happens to be the defending ICC T20WC champions.
The seventh edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 will be held in Australia in October this year. The ICC World Cup T20 2020 will be hosted for the first time in Australia.
List of T20 World Cup Winners and Runners up from 2007 to 2016
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) / Most Asked Questions
Q: Who won the inaugural T20 World Cup edition in 2007?
Ans: India won the 2007 T20 World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
Q: Who won the 2014 World Cup final against India?
Ans: Sri Lanka won the 2014 World Cup Final in Bangladesh.
Q: Who was the Man of the series in 2016 T20 World Cup?
Ans: Virat Kohli was named the Man of the series in the 2016 T20 World Cup.