T20 World Cup Winners List: The ICC T20 World Cup is one of the world’s most anticipated international cricket tournaments. It’s a tournament where teams from all over the globe compete in a competition full of thrills, spills, and excitement. Since its inception in 2007, more than 10 countries have been crowned champions of the tournament. To help you keep track of all the past winners since 2007 here’s a comprehensive list of all the T20 World Cup winners from 2007 to 2022. Read on to find out who won each year and take a look at some interesting facts about each champion side.
T20 World Cup Winners List 2007-2022 – WT20 Champions List
Winners List of T20 World Cup
|S.#||Year||Winners||Winning Margin||Runners Up||Player of the Series||Host|
|1||2022||England||5 wickets||Pakistan||Sam Curran||Australia|
|2||2021||Australia||8 wickets||New Zealand||David Warner (Aus)||Oman & UAE|
|3||2016||West Indies||4 wickets||England||Virat Kohli (Ind)||India|
|4||2014||Sri Lanka||6 wickets||India||Virat Kohli (Ind)||Bangladesh|
|5||2012||West Indies||36 runs||Sri Lanka||Shane Watson (Aus)||Sri Lanka|
|6||2010||England||7 wickets||Australia||Kevin Pietersen (Eng)||West Indies|
|7||2009||Pakistan||8 wickets||Sri Lanka||Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)||England|
|8||2007||India||5 runs||Pakistan||Shahid Afridi (Pak)||South Africa|
T20 World Cup Winners Years Wise
The list of WT20 champions from 2007 is provided here, commencing with the most recent T20 world cup winners year-by-year.
England – World T20 2022 Champion
England are the current holders of the World T20 title, having won the tournament in 2010. They will be looking to defend their crown in 2022, when the next edition of the tournament is held.
As reigning champions, England will go into the tournament as one of the favourites. They have a strong squad, with a mix of experience and young talent. The likes of Joe Root and Ben Stokes will provide leadership and quality, while Jofra Archer and Sam Curran are two exciting young players who could make a big impact.
England will be looking to make it two titles in a row in 2022. If they can do so, they will cement their place as one of the best teams in world cricket.
Australia – World T20 2021 Champion
Australia – World T20 2021 Champion
It was a close fought battle but Australia eventually emerged victorious at the World T20 2021 in India. This was their first title win since 2010 and second overall. Led by captain Aaron Finch, the team put in a strong performance throughout the tournament to deservedly lift the trophy.
Some of the key players for Australia included David Warner, who top scored for the team with 247 runs, and Mitchell Starc, who was their leading wicket-taker with 17 scalps. These two players were instrumental in helping Australia reach the final where they faced off against England.
In a tightly contested match, it was Australia who held their nerve to come out on top by 3 wickets. It was a thrilling end to what had been a great tournament and Australia were deserved champions.
West Indies – World T20 2016 Winner
The West Indies were the winners of the World T20 2016, defeating England in the final by 4 wickets. It was their second World T20 title, having previously won the tournament in 2012.
The West Indies started their campaign with a win over England, followed by victories against Sri Lanka and South Africa. They then suffered a shock defeat to Afghanistan, but recovered to beat Pakistan and reach the semi-finals.
In the semi-final, they faced India and produced a superb performance to win by 7 wickets and set up a final against England.
The final was a close affair, with the West Indies just managing to edge home by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare. Marlon Samuels was named as the Player of the Tournament after scoring 268 runs and taking 10 wickets across the competition.
World T20 2014 Winner – Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka became the first team to win the World T20 twice when they defeated India in the final of the 2014 tournament. The Lankans had previously won the inaugural edition of the tournament back in 2009.
Led by captain Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka put in a strong all-round performance to beat India by 6 wickets in the final. After restricting India to just 130 runs, Sri Lanka chased down their target with ease, thanks to some fine batting from openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera.
It was a sweet victory for Sri Lanka, who had lost to India in the final of the 2011 World Cup. This time around, there was no stopping them as they claimed their second World T20 title in style.
2012 World T20 Champions – West Indies
The West Indies are the reigning World T20 champions, having won the 2016 edition of the tournament. They defeated England in the final, chasing down a challenging target of 156 to win by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
It was a historic victory for the West Indies, as they became the first team to win the World T20 twice, having previously triumphed in 2012. They are also the only team to have won back-to-back editions of the tournament.
captain Darren Sammy led from the front with an unbeaten half-century, while Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo also made significant contributions with the bat. Bravo was named Player of the Match for his all-round performance, which included 2 wickets and 20 runs.
The West Indies’ title defence will begin in November 2019 when they take on Afghanistan in their opening match of the 2019 edition of the tournament.
2010 WT20 Champions – England
England are the current WT20 Champions, having won the tournament in 2010. They beat Australia in the final by 7 wickets, with captain Stuart Broad lifting the trophy.
It was a dominant performance by England throughout the tournament, as they won all 5 of their matches, including a comprehensive victory over defending champions Pakistan in the semi-final.
This is England’s first WT20 title, and they will be looking to defend their crown in 2012.
2009 WT20 Winners – Pakistan
Pakistan have been crowned World T20 champions three times, in 2009, 2010 and 2012. They are the only team to have won the tournament more than once.
Pakistan’s victory in the 2009 World T20 was their first ever global title. They beat Sri Lanka in the final by eight wickets, with Shahid Afridi named as Player of the Match for his all-round performance.
In 2010, Pakistan retained their title with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Australia in the final. Umar Gul was once again the star performer, taking 3/16 as Australia were restricted to 131/7. Mohammad Hafeez then top scored with 42* as Pakistan cruised to victory.
Pakistan made it three in a row in 2012, this time beating arch-rivals India in the final by eight wickets. Once again, it was Gul who starred with the ball, taking 3/30 as India could only muster 128/6. Hafeez (34*) and Nasir Jamshed (38*) then saw Pakistan home with ease.
ICC T20 World Cup Winners 2007 – India
The 2007 ICC World Twenty20 was the inaugural edition of the ICC World Twenty20, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament that took place in South Africa between 11 and 24 September 2007. The tournament featured 12 teams, with all Test-playing nations having a team in the competition including Ireland and Scotland who qualified through the 2007 World Cricket League. India won the tournament, defeating Pakistan by five runs in the final at Johannesburg.
India defeated Bangladesh by 18 runs in their opening match of the Super Eights stage to progress to the semi-finals where they met Pakistan. India batted first and scored 172/5 from their 20 overs with Gautam Gambhir top-scoring with 50 off 37 balls. In reply, Pakistan could only manage 157/9 from their 20 overs giving India a 15 run victory and a place in the final.
The final was played between India and Pakistan at Johannesburg on 24 September. India won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 158/5 from their 20 overs with Suresh Raina top-scoring with 34 not out off 28 balls. In reply, Pakistan looked to be on course for victory needing just 13 runs off the last over with two wickets remaining. However, Joginder Sharma bowled a tight over which resulted in Pakistan only scoring seven runs and losing two wickets, resulting in India winning by five runs and becoming champions of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 competition.
|Year & host||Winner||Runner-up|
|2018 West Indies||Australia||England|
|2016 India||West Indies||Australia|
|2012 Sri Lanka||Australia||England|