Winners from 2007 to 2022

List of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Winners from 2007 to 2022

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has been a thrilling addition to the cricket calendar since its inception in 2007. Designed to showcase the fastest and most exciting format of the game, the tournament has seen various teams rise to the occasion and leave an indelible mark on the sport’s history. Here’s a retrospective look at the champions from each edition of the tournament from 2007 to 2022.

2007 – India: The Inaugural Champions

The very first T20 World Cup was held in South Africa, and it was India who emerged victorious, setting the stage for the format’s future. Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India defeated Pakistan in a nail-biting final that went down to the last over, sparking a T20 frenzy back home.

2009 – Pakistan: Triumph in England

After finishing as runners-up in the inaugural tournament, Pakistan returned with a vengeance in 2009. Led by Younis Khan, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka at Lord’s, thanks to a stellar performance by Shahid Afridi, who shone both with bat and ball in the final.

2010 – England: The New Champions

England clinched their first ICC trophy by winning the 2010 T20 World Cup in the West Indies. Under Paul Collingwood’s leadership, England beat Australia in the final. Kevin Pietersen was the star of the tournament, providing some scintillating performances.

2012 – West Indies: The Caribbean Flair

The 2012 edition saw the West Indies capture the title, with a memorable victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo. Marlon Samuels’ outstanding innings in the final, and Darren Sammy’s inspired captaincy, left a lasting legacy on the tournament.

2014 – Sri Lanka: The Asian Giants Prevail

Sri Lanka, having been the finalists in the previous edition, finally lifted the trophy in Bangladesh in 2014. Kumar Sangakkara played a match-winning innings in his final T20 international, helping his team defeat India in the final.

2016 – West Indies: Champions Again

The West Indies became the first team to win the T20 World Cup twice when they clinched the title in 2016 in India. The final against England was a dramatic affair, with Carlos Brathwaite hitting four consecutive sixes in the last over to seal the victory.

2021 – Australia: The Long-Awaited Triumph

After several near misses in previous editions, Australia finally won their first T20 World Cup in 2021 in the UAE. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner were instrumental in their win against New Zealand in the final, ensuring that the trophy went Down Under.

2022 – England: Dual Champions

England secured their second T20 World Cup title in Australia in 2022. Jos Buttler’s team displayed remarkable consistency throughout the tournament and defeated Pakistan in a thrilling final to claim the championship. Each of these tournaments has not only crowned a champion but also contributed to evolving the game of T20 cricket. These victories have not just been about lifting a trophy but about inspiring millions and bringing joy to fans around the world. The legacy of these winners continues to influence aspiring cricketers globally, making the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup a cradle of cricketing history.

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