ICC T20 world cup, formerly known as 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  the tournament 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.

ICC World Twenty20

Let’s have a look at the detailed history of T20 world cup over the years.

T20 World Cup 2007

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 t20 world cup in which India beat Pakistan by 5 runs to become champion.

T20 World Cup 2009

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.

T20 World Cup 2010

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 t20 world cup in which England beat Australia by 7 wickets to become champions.

T20 World Cup 2012

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.

T20 World Cup 2014

In the 5th edition of t20 world cup, 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 twenty20 world cup final was played at Mirpur in which Sri Lanka beat India by 6 wickets to claim their first ICC World T20 trophy.

T20 World Cup 2016

It was the 6th edition of t20 world cup championship which was played in India from 11 March to 3 April 2016. 16 teams participated in the tournament in which Sri Lanka was the defending champion.

West Indies beat England in the final match to claim their second twenty20 world cup trophy.

T20 World Cup 2020

The seventh edition of ICC twenty20 world cup will be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020.

ICC T20 World Cup 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
2016 India West Indies England West Indies won by 4 wickets Kolkata
2020 Australia

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