ICC World Twenty20 is a major t20 cricket international championship which is organized by cricket governing council ICC in every two-year span time. It is also popular as Twenty20 World Cup. The inaugural edition of ICC World T20 was hosted by South Africa in 2007. Since then five tournaments have been concluded successfully and sixth edition is scheduled to take place in 2016 in India.
Let’s have a look at the detailed history of T20 world cup over the years.
2007 ICC World Twenty20
International Cricket Council started Twenty20 world cup championship in 2007 and South Africa was awarded to host the event. The tournament was played from 11 to 24 September in which 12 teams participated.
New Zealand, Pakistan, India and Australia were the semi-finalists of inaugural wt20 championship. Pakistan beat New Zealand in the first semi-final to enter in the final where they faced arch rivals India who defeated Australia in their respective semi-final. The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg hosted the final of 2007 ICC World T20 in which India beat Pakistan by 5 runs to become champion.
2009 ICC World Twenty20
The second edition of ICC World Twenty20 was held in England from 5 to 21 June, 2009. Just like first season, 12 nations participated in the tournament. India was the defending champion in competition but team failed to enter in semis.
South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies and Sri Lanka reached in the semi-finals of 2009 T20 world cup. Pakistan defeated South Africa and Sri Lanka beat West Indies to face each other in the final of event. Lord’s in London hosted the final match in which Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to win ICC World 20-20 trophy 2009.
2010 ICC World Twenty20
The third edition of ICC World Twenty20 was hosted by West Indies in 2010. The tournament was played from 30 April to 16 May in three Caribbean cities. Pakistan was defending champion in the event but team failed to qualify for the final.
England, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia were the semi-finalists in 2010 twenty20 world cup. England beat Sri Lanka in the first semi-final by 7 wickets to enter in the final. Australia defeated defending champion Pakistan in the second semi-final to meet arch rivals England in the final. Kensington Oval in Barbados hosted the final of 2010 ICC World T20 in which England beat Australia by 7 wickets to become champions.
2012 ICC World Twenty20
The 4th edition of Twenty20 world cup was played in Sri Lanka from 18 September to 7 October 2012. England were the title defending champions in the tournament but they failed to enter in the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia and West Indies were the semi-finalist of competition. Home team Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the first semi-final to reach in the final. In the second semi-final, West Indies defeated Australia to set final against Sri Lanka. R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo hosted the final of 2012 wt20 in which West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs to become ICC World T20 champions.
2014 ICC World Twenty20
In the 5th edition of world t20, West Indies Cricket team was defending champion. Bangladesh was chosen as the host of tournament. It was the first ICC World Twenty20 championship in which 16 teams took participation. 10 full ICC members qualified for the main event whereas 6 associated members entered in the competition through 2014 ICC World T20 qualifier played in 2013.
Sri Lanka, West Indies, India and South Africa were semi-finalists in the event. Sri Lanka beat West Indies in the semi-final to enter in the final to face Indian cricket team who defeated South Africa in the semi-final. 2014 world t20 final was played at Mirpur in which Sri Lanka beat India by 6 wickets to claim their first ICC World T20 trophy.
2016 ICC World Twenty20
It will be 6th edition of world t20 championship which is scheduled to play from 11 March to 3 April 2016 in India. 16 teams like 2014 edition will be participating in the tournament. Sri Lanka will be the defending champion in 2016 twenty20 world cup.
2020 ICC World Twenty20
The seventh edition of ICC World Twenty20 will be held in Australia in 2020.
ICC World Twenty20 in Nutshell
|Year||Host||Winner||Runner-up||Final Result||Final Venue|
|2007||South Africa||India||Pakistan||India won by 5 runs||Johannesburg|
|2009||England||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Pakistan won by 8 wickets||London|
|2010||West Indies||England||Australia||England won by 7 wickets||Bridgetown|
|2012||Sri Lanka||West Indies||Sri Lanka||West Indies won by 36 runs||Colombo|
|2014||Bangladesh||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets||Dhaka|