T20, the shortest format of cricket, was started in 2005 and the first T20 World Cup followed in 2007. Since then the World Cup has been organized six times.
There is only a short time left for the start of the T20 World Cup. This time many teams are contenders to win this title. The T20 World Cup was organized for the first time in the year 2007. Since then it has been organized six times till 2016, which has been won by five different teams. The tournament has been held in South Africa in 2007, England in 2009, West Indies in 2010, Sri Lanka in 2012, Bangladesh in 2014 and India in 2016. Know about the winners so far
The Indian team won the first season of the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup tournament under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He won the title by defeating his arch-rivals Pakistan by 5 runs in the final match played in Johannesburg, South Africa. This exciting match was decided on the last ball of the match. Joginder Sharma is still remembered for that memorable over. With this victory, Dhoni proved himself as a captain for the first time.
The Pakistan team, which was the runner-up in the first World Cup, became the champion in the second World Cup under the captaincy of Yunus Khan. In 2009, Pakistan won the T20 World Cup for the first time by defeating Sri Lanka at the historic Lord’s. In this title match, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
In 2010, the T20 World Cup was held in the West Indies. This time England won the T20 World Cup by defeating Australia in the final. Under the captaincy of Paul Collingwood, the England team defeated the strong Australia by seven wickets. This was England’s first ICC title in any format of international cricket.
The 2012 World Cup was held in Sri Lanka. The West Indies team won the T20 World Cup for the first time under the captaincy of Darren Sammy. Despite a poor start, the Caribbean team managed to win the title. In the semi-final match, the West Indies team defeated Australia, while defeating Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the final, they won the cup.
In 2014, the T20 World Cup was held in Bangladesh. India had a strong challenge in front of Sri Lanka in the title match at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Sri Lanka had lost four finals of the global tournament. This was the last chance for the team under the captaincy of Kumar Sangakkara. India’s team gave a target of only 131 runs to Sri Lanka, which was easily achieved by Sangakkara’s team.
The last time T20 World Cup 2016 was held in India itself. In 2016, West Indies defeated England by 4 wickets in Kolkata to win this title for the second time. West Indies is the only team that has won this title twice and is a strong contender this time too.