T20 World Cup History
The first edition of this international t20 tournament was in South Africa in 2007. This first edition of the tournament was referred to as the ICC World Twenty20, the addition of the term World Cup was not added to the name until the next event in 2009.
India beat Pakistan in a thriller to win the first Twenty20 tournament in 2007. At the second tournament, held in England, Pakistan went on to defeat Sri Lanka. In 2010 England became the third World Twenty20 champions, defeating Australia in the West Indies.
The next three tournaments were hosted by Aisan countries, Sri Lanka 2012, Bangladesh 2014 and India 2016.
There was no tournament in 2018, then the 2020 tournament was postponed. Consequently, there was a five-year gap between the 2016 tournament and the current tournament being held in 2021 in UAE and Oman (which was moved from India).
The West Indies are the only team to have won the tournament more than once.
- Changes to the tournament formats over time
- More about the ICC World Twenty20
- List of T20 world cup Winners
- List of Host Countries
- T20 World Cup Trivia
- More Sports History