T20 World Cup Winners And Their Winning Captains From 2007

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Tushar Sahu

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Are you interested in watching T20 matches? If yes, you are more likely to be a fan of the T20 World Cup. T20 is the shortest format in International Cricket, yet it is the most exciting game.

One cannot imagine the level of craziness of the fans for T20 World Cups. You will know about it in Asian countries; India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. These mentioned countries have the most loyal and crazy fan base globally.

International Cricket of Council (ICC) organizes this tournament every two years. This article will list all the T20 World Cup Winners from the start of this tournament. That means this list will cover every T20 World Cup Winners from 2007 to this recent 2021 tournament.

Even being the shortest tournament, this format has a craze at a different level. Cricket fans from various parts come to watch the matches. Also, to support their native cricket team.

Along with the list of T20 World Cup Winners, this article will also mention the name of the captain of that winning team. Moreover, you will also know about the player of the match award in that particular tournament.

Without making any delay, let us begin with the list of T20 World Cup Winners from the beginning.

1) India (2007)

Captain of Winning Team - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Player of the Match - Irfan Pathan

India (2007) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

That was the inaugural T20 World Cup tournament in 2007. The finalists were two arch-rivals, India and Pakistan. India defeated Pakistan in the final over and became the first team to secure a place in T20 World Cup Winners. In the group stage, India lost only to New Zealand.

2) Pakistan (2009)

Captain of Winning Team - Younis Khan

Player of the Match - Shahid Afridi

Pakistan (2009) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

In the T20 World Cup 2009, Pakistan portrayed a great example of a comeback after defeat. After losing the final against India in the 2007 T20 World Cup, Pakistan played exceptionally well in this tournament.

In their first match, Pakistan lost against England. Also, in the super eight matches, they lost against Sri Lanka. In the final, they beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. With that, they become 2nd team in the list of T20 World Cup Winners.

3) England (2010)

Captain of Winning Team - Paul Collingwood

Player of the Match - Craig Kieswetter

England (2010) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

In this edition, England displayed almost the same performance as Pakistan had shown in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup. In the first match, they lost against the West Indies. After that, they have won all the matches.

In the final, they defeated their arch-rivals Australia by 7 wickets. With that, they became the third team to take place in the list of T20 World Cup Winners.

4) West Indies (2012)

Captain of Winning Team - Daren Sammy

Player of the Match - Marlon Samuels

West Indies (2012) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

In the final of the T20 World Cup 2012, West Indies defeated the hosts, Sri Lanka. Once again, they displayed what comeback is. They lost their first match of that edition against Australia.

In the final match against Sri Lanka, they were 14/2 in the powerplay. After 10 overs, their score was only 32/2. Still, they managed to register the win by 36 runs. Marlon Samuels's performance in the final was the cherry on the cake. With that exceptional performance, they became the fourth team in the list of T20 World Cup Winners.

5) Sri Lanka (2014)

Captain of Winning Team - Lasith Malinga

Player of the Match - Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka (2014) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

After a defeat in the final of 2009 and 2012 T20 World Cups, Sri Lanka won T20 World Cup 2014. Throughout the entire edition of that World Cup, Sri Lanka dominated against every team.

In the group stage, they lost only against England, that too in a close match. Srilanka beat India in the final by 6 wickets. In the final, they dominated in all areas batting, bowling and fielding. Sri Lanka became the fifth team in the list of T20 World Cup Winners.

6) West Indies (2016)

Captain of Winning Team - Daren Sammy

Player of the Match - Marlon Samuels

West Indies (2016) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

West Indies became the first team to win two T20 World Cups. They repeated their performance in the 2012 World Cup in the 2016 edition also. West Indies showed dominance in every match of the tournament. They only lost against Afghanistan in the close counter.

In the final and semi-final matches of the tournament, they displayed how to overcome a difficult situation by teamwork. In the last over of the final, Charlos Braithwaite smashed consecutive four sixes and made the West Indies for the second time. West Indies became the first team in the list of T20 World Cup Winners to win two trophies.

7) Australia (2021)

Captain of Winning Team - Aaron Finch

Player of the Match - Mitchell Marsh

Australia (2021) | ICC T20 World Cup Winners

The recent T20 World Cup was won by team Australia. Due to a pandemic, this tournament got delayed for a year. Also, ICC shifted the venue from India to UAE.

In the group stage, Australia only lost to England in a one-sided game. Besides that, no other team made Australia in the trouble. They defeated New Zealand in the final match by 8 wickets. They chased down the target in less than 19 overs.

Great captaincy and all-rounder performance of players is the reason Australia became champion in the T20 format as well. With that achievement, the Australian team also registered their name in the list of T20 World Cup Winners.

That is the list of T20 World Cup Winners from 2007-2021, consisting of every edition of the tournament. Along with these, the names of captains and players of the match of winning teams are also mentioned above.

The mentioned list of T20 World Cup Winners gives the necessary information about the performance of the winning team in brief. It also mentions how they defeated the opponent team in the finals and with what margin.

Australia is the champion of the T20 World Cup 2021. Once again, the Australian team showed why they are the most successful team in ICC Tournaments. Also, they are now officially added to the list of T20 World Cup Winners.

Australia will host the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. It is just a year away from us. That is all about the list of T20 World Cup Winners till now. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Be in touch to read more about different things.

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