Thursday, July 2, 2020
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ICC T20 World Cups

T20 or Twenty Twenty is a relatively new, shorter duration variant of the regular One day Cricket, which was introduced in 2003 with an aim to boost the games popularity among the general public, especially the youngsters. In T20, matches will consist of one innings per side, each innings being limited to a maximum of 20 overs. Each match shall consist of 2 sessions of 1 hour 25 minutes each, separated by a 20 minute interval between innings.


Originally T20 was introduced by England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003, and in no time became extremely popular with other cricket boards & cricket playing countries. International Cricket council introduced the World T20 / T20 World Cup in 2007 with its 10 full time member countries and five other associate members chosen through World T20 qualifier. Generally held every 2 years with exceptions, 6 tournaments have been played so far.

World Cup 2007

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Indian boys lifts the first T20 world cup

Venue: The New Wanderers Stadium, South Africa.
Teams: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Finals  : 24 September.
Score : 157 runs for 5 wickets off 20 Overs

Winner : India, led by M.S Dhoni beat Pakistan by 5 runs
Man of the match : Irfan Pathan (India) for scoring 149 runs from 104 balls
Player of the tournament : Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Host : South Africa

World Cup 2009

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Pakistan squad lifts the world cup

Venue : Lord's, London, England.
Teams : Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies.
Finals : June 21
Score : 139 runs for 2 wickets off 112 balls

Winner : Pakistan, led by Younis Khan beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets.
Man of the match : Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Player of the tournament : Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Host : England

World Cup 2010

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England lifts the world cup in 2010

Venue : Kensington Oval, Barbados, West Indies
Teams : Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Finals : May 16
Score : 148 runs for 3 wickets off 102 balls

Winner : England, led by Paul Collingwood, beat Australia by 7 wickets
Man of the match : Craig Kieswetter (England)
Player of the tournament : Kevin Pietersen (England)
Host : West Indies

World Cup 2012

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West-Indies lifts the world cup in 2012

Venue : R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Teams : Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Finals : October 7
Score : 137 runs for 6 wickets off 120 balls

Winner : West Indies, led by Darren Sammy, beat Srilanka by 7 wickets
Man of the match : Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
Player of the tournament : Shane Watson (Australia)
Host : Sri Lanka

World Cup 2014

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Sri-Lanka lifts the world cup in 2014

Venue : Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Bangladesh
Teams : Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Srilanka, United Arab Emirates, West Indies.
Finals : April 6
Score : 134 runs for 4 wickets off 107 balls

Winner : Sri Lanka, led by Dinesh Chandimal, beat India by 6 wickets
Man of the match : Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Player of the tournament : Virat Kohli (India)
Host : Bangladesh

World Cup 2016

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West Indies again lifts the world cup in 2016

Venue : Eden Gardens stadium, Kolkata
Teams : Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Srilanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe.
Finals : April 3
Score : 161 runs in 19.4 overs for 6 wickets loss

Winner : West Indies, led by Darren Sammy, beat England by 4 wickets
Man of the match : Marlon Samuels (West Indies)
Player of the tournament : Virat Kohli (India)
Host : Bangladesh