Ever since Twenty20 cricket made its debut in the international arena in the late 2004s (First Women’s T20I Match) and the early 2005s (First Men’s T20 Match), the format has seen a rise in popularity and, thus, a hike in the number of matches every year.

The format saw its first World Cup in 2007. Two teams, India and Pakistan, said to be the last to accept the idea of T20 Internationals, reached the finals. Men in Blue, under the new and refreshing leadership of MS Dhoni for the first time, won the inaugural T20 World Cup.

Since then, there have been 8 World Cups held, and the 9th edition of the tournament is scheduled for 2024 in West Indies and USA.

This article will list the winners of the T20 World Cup in every edition, along with other details.

Who has won the T20 World Cup year by year?

EDITION YEARWINNERRUNNERCAPTAIN OF THE WINNING TEAMHOST COUNTRY
2007INDIAPAKISTANMS DhoniSOUTH AFRICA
2009PAKISTANSRI LANKAYounis KhanENGLAND
2010ENGLANDAUSTRALIAPaul CollingwoodWEST INDIES
2012WEST INDIESSRI LANKADaren SammySRI LANKA
2014SRI LANKAINDIADinesh Chandimal/Lasith MalingaBANGLADESH
2016WEST INDIESENGLANDDaren SammyINDIA
2021AUSTRALIANEW ZEALANDAaron FinchUAE
2022ENGLANDPAKISTANJos ButtlerAUSTRALIA

Who won the T20 World Cup most number of times?

West Indies are the first team to win the T20 World Cup two times in tournament history. The Caribbean team claimed the championships in 2012 and 2016. England joined them by claiming the championship in 2022 in Australia.

The other teams to win T20 World Cup are India, Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka, and Australia. All these teams have won once.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan have reached the finals thrice in the tournament, whereas India, West Indies, England, & Australia twice. New Zealand in 2021 has entered the grand finale for the first and their only time so far.

Who are the most successful cricketers in T20 World Cup?

Virat Kohli is the only player to win the Man of the Series award twice in the history of the T20 World Cup in two consecutive seasons in 2014 and 2016.

Runs-wise, Mahela Jayawardene is the first batsman to reach 1000 runs in the T20 World Cup and the only one to do so. Read the top ten run-scorers here.

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You can also find the edition-wise leading runs scorers, the highest individual scores, and the list of players who have scored the maximum runs in a single edition to understand other batting superstars to play the tournament.

Bowling-wise, we have Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan leading the list of wicket-takers – 47.

You can also find the list of all 5-wicket-hauls picked in the T20 World Cup here.

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