ICC T20 world cup is an event organized by the world cricket’s governing body ICC (International Cricket Council). This tournament will be played among 16 teams consisting of 10 teams that rank top ten up till the required deadline and six other teams that are chosen through a world t20 qualifier. The ICC t20 world cup happens every two years but is held one year earlier if the ICC Cricket World cup is going to be held that year. It happened with the 2010 t20 world cup, which was to be held in 2011, but due to the world cup, it was held a year early in 2010.
The first t20 world cup was played in South Africa in 2007 from 11 September to 24 September. Twelve teams played in this tournament, ten full members and two associate members which qualified through a qualifier tournament. These two teams where Scotland and Kenya. The event at that time was called ICC world twenty20. The final was played between India and Pakistan, and the inaugural tournament was won by the blue shirts. Indians were the first t20 world cup winners.
List of t20 World Cup Winners
|Year||Winner||Man of the Series|
|2012||WEST INDIES||Shane Watson|
|2016||WEST INDIES||Virat Kholi|
First ICC T20 World Cup Winner
The inaugural T20 world cup was held in 2007 and was played in South Africa. It was played between 12 teams for 13 days. The tournament Finals was played by India and Pakistan. The blue shirts won the toss and opted to bat first. It was a batting pitch, and they made a solid 157/5. However, the green shirts failed to chase and got all out on 152 after Misbah tried to play the notorious Paddle scoop shot that got him out, Making India the first t20 world cup winners.
Man of the Series
Shahid Afridi was made the man of the series in the first T20 world for his outstanding performances. In 7 matches he played, he made 91 runs with a strike rate of 155 with a highest innings of 59 runs and took 12 wickets with an economy of 6.71 with best figures of 4/19. It was this All round performance that earned him the Man of the series title.
2009 ICC T20 World Cup Winner
The tournament was played in 2009. This time it was hosted by England. The t20 world cup was played from 5 June 2009 to 21 June 2009. Just as the previous T20 world cup, this was played among 12 teams.
The tournament final was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the home of cricket, The Lords. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first, making 138/6. Pakistan, who was playing its second consecutive t20 final, successfully chased the target with Shahid Afridi as the man of the match. The 2009 t20 world cup winners were the Green shirts, and this was their first world title since Imran khan guided the team to 1992 world cup victory.
Man of the Series
Man of the series this time was the Srilankan batsman Tilakaratne Dilshan who made 317 runs in 7 matches he played with a blistering strike rate of 144.74 with an average of 52.83 runs, and the best score of 96 runs not out. Dilshan mesmerized the crowds of England by playing his famous “Dil-Scoop” shot. With such an outstanding record with the bat, Dilshan surely deserved the title of man of the series.
2010 ICC T20 World Cup Winner
Because of the ICC Cricket world cup being held in 2011 in India, the t20 world cup was played a year early in 2010 from 30 April to 16 May. This t20 world cup was hosted by the West Indies. It had 12 teams competing among each other with ten full members and two qualifiers.
The final was played at Barbados between English and the Aussies. England had won the toss and elected to field first. Aussies managed to make 147/6, and England successfully chased the target with seven wickets at hand, making them the 2010 ICC t20 world cup winners. It was their first ICC tournament win ever.
Man of the Series
Man of the series this time was Winning team’s Kevin Pietersen, who also made his t20 half-century at finals. Kevin Pietersen showed outstanding record. He won two consecutive man of the match awards. He made 248 runs in 6 matches he played with an average of 62 runs and strike rate of 137.77 with the best total of 73*. Kevin Pietersen proved himself to be a match-winner and earned himself the title of man of the series and forever etched his name in the annals of his country’s cricket history.
2012 ICC T20 World Cup Winner
It was the fourth T20 world cup that was played among 12 teams from 18 September to 7 October. This time, the event was hosted by Sri Lanka.
The final was played between the host team Sri Lanka and the West indies. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, making 137 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Srilankan batsmen failed to chase the target as they all fell at a total of 101 runs. This was Sri Lanka’s 4th ICC final that they had lost. The West Indies managed to bag this victory and won the trophy for the first time. They became the 2012 t20 world cup winners with the leggie, Marlon Samuels, as the man of the match.
Man of the Series
Man of the series title in 2012 even was awarded to the Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Shane Watson had amazing go with both bat and the ball. He was the leading runs scorer this tournament and was the second-highest wicket-taker. He made 249 runs in 6 innings and averaged 49 with a bombastic strike rate of 150. His best score was 72 and made three 50s. Shane Watson had an amazing time with the ball as he took 11 wickets with an economy of 7.33. He also managed to win four men of the match in this world cup. He sure did deserve the man of the series title in 2012.
2014 ICC T20 World Cup Winner
This event took place from 16 March 2014 to 6 April 2014. It was the fifth ICC T20 World cup. Bangladesh hosted the tournament for the first time, and the tournament was played among 16 teams. It was the first time that so many teams had participated, with ten full members and six associate members who had qualified for the event.
The final was played at Mirpur between India and Sri Lanka. India batted first and managed to put 130 runs on the board with the loss of four wickets. It was Sri Lanka’s fifth final that they were playing, but this time around, they won the match with six wickets at hand. Sri Lankan Lions won the t20 world cup for the first time and were the T20 world cup winners for 2014 with Kumar Sangakara, who had steered the team to victory with his blistering 52 of 35 balls.
Man of the Series
Man of the series for the tournament was India’s Virat Kohli, who had an outstanding time with the bat. He played six matches, made 319 runs with a stunning average of 106.33 runs with the strike rate of 129.14. He made four 50s and earned man of the match award in the semi-finals. Even though he could not guide his country to victory, he entertained millions of cricket fans all over the world with his outstanding cricket.
2016 ICC T20 World Cup Winner
It was the sixth edition of the T20 world cup and was hosted by India from 8 March to 3 April 2016. Just like the previous edition, this world cup was played by 16 teams. Seven cities all over India hosted the matches.
The final was played between England and West Indies. Both countries were competing for winning the title for the second time and claiming the title to be the most successful team in the t20 world cup. The final was played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The final match was a dramatic one and made the fans hold their seats. West Indies had won the toss and elected to field first. They were able to restrict the English to a total of 155 runs. The run chase begins, and the final over the one that made it dramatic. Nineteen runs were needed in last over, and Ben Stokes was bowling. But it was not going to be a good day was the English bowler as Carlos Brathwaite hit him for four consecutive sixes to steer his team to victory for the second time in a t20 world cup.
Man of the Series
Man of the series title was given to India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli who deservingly won this title for the consecutive time. He scored 273 runs in 5 matches with a staggering average of 136.5 with a strike rate of 146.77, and the best total of 89 runs not out. He scored three half-centuries and earned two man of the match titles. Virat Kohli cemented his place as one of India’s greatest match winners and surely deserved the man of the series title.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Winner
The latest edition of the T20 world cup is scheduled to be in 2021 from 18 October to 15 November 2021, with the Australians being the host. It will be played among 16 teams as before, and the final will be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Venues, Fixtures, and Schedule for t20 world cup 2021 is announced Let us see who will hold the mantle for the best T20 team this time.