T20WC history: List of T20 World Cup winners from 2007 to 2016

India won the 2007 T20 World Cup

India won the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup

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

Winners: India

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

Winners: Pakistan

Host nation: England

T20 World Cup winners in 2009
T20 World Cup winners in 2009

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

Winners: England

Host nation: West Indies

England Won T20 World Cup 2010
England won the 2010 T20 World Cup in 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

West Indies won the T20WC in 2012
West Indies won the T20WC in 2012

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

Sri Lanka won their maiden T20 World title in 2014
Sri Lanka won their maiden T20 World title in 2014

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

West Indies won the T20WC 2016
West Indies won the T20WC 2016 (Pic Credits: ICC)

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

YearWinnerRunners upHost nationMan of the series
2007IndiaPakistanSouth AfricaShahid Afridi (Pakistan)
2009PakistanSri LankaEnglandTillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
2010EnglandAustraliaWest IndiesKevin Pietersen (England)
2012West IndiesSri LankaSri LankaShane Watson (Australia)
2014Sri LankaIndiaBangladeshVirat Kohli (India)
2016West IndiesEnglandIndiaVirat Kohli (India)

 

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.

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