West Indies won the 2016 World Twenty20 in India beating England in the final in dramatic fashion. With that they became only the first team in cricket to have won two T20 world cup titles. Below is the list of all past winners and how they did it.
As the 2016 World T20 gets underway with the Super 10 stage this Tuesday, 15th March, India will be looking to become the first team to win more than 1 world cup. So far 5 editions of 20-over world cup has taken place and we have had 5 different champions which goes to show the unpredictability of shorter format. World Twenty20 was established back in 2007 when India went on to become champions defeated Pakistan in the final. We take a look at all World Twenty20 past winners and how did they achieve their success.
|2007||India (157/5, 20 overs)||Pakistan (152 all out, 19.3 overs)||India won by 5 runs||South Africa|
|2009||Pakistan (139/2, 18.4 overs)||Sri Lanka (138/6, 20 overs)||Pakistan won by 8 wickets||England|
|2010||England (148/3, 17 overs)||Australia (147/6, 20 overs)||England won by 7 wickets||West Indies|
|2012||West Indies (137/6, 20 overs)||Sri Lanka (101 all out, 18.4 overs)||West Indies won by 36 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2014||Sri Lanka (134/4, 17.5 overs)||India (130/4, 20 overs)||Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets||Bangladesh|
|2016||West Indies (161/6, 19.4 overs)||England (155/9, 20 overs)||West Indies won by 4 wickets||India|
Most Successful Team In World Twenty20 Short History ? Pakistan has played two finals and were 1 decent over away from reaching their third final when defending 18 runs of last over in 2010 semifinal against Australia, Saeed Ajmal failed to contain Mike Hussey who belted him for 3 sixes and a four to get Australia over the line. That game would go down as one of the Best T20 matches of all times. Australia went on to lose against England in the final.
India also appeared in 2 finals, they won the competition back in 2007 the very first edition of the shorter format while ended up runners-up in the most recent T20 world cup in Bangladesh when Sri Lanka defeated them in the final. So so far 5 world cups and 5 champions in India, Pakistan, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka. Who will it be this time around ? Indians are favorite playing at home and widely regarded as the best T20 team at the moment.