ICC Men's T20 World Cup

ICC Men's T20 World Cup
ICC Men's T20 World Cup Trophy.webp
T20 World Cup Trophy
AdministratorInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
FormatTwenty20 International
First edition2007
Latest edition2021
Next edition2022
Tournament formatPreliminary round
Super 12
Number of teams16
20 (2024 onwards)[1]
Current champion Australia (1st title)
Most successful West Indies (2 titles)
Most runsSri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene (1016)[2]
Most wicketsBangladesh Shakib Al Hasan (41)[3]

The ICC Men's T20 World Cup (earlier known as ICC World Twenty20)[4] is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament currently consists of 16 teams, comprising the top ten teams from the rankings at the given deadline and six other teams chosen through the T20 World Cup Qualifier.

The event has generally been held every two years. However, the 2020 edition of the tournament was scheduled to take place in 2020 in Australia, but due to COVID-19, the tournament was postponed to 2021, with the host changed to India, five years after the conclusion of the 2016 edition. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India, the matches were relocated to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.[5] In May 2016, the ICC put forward the idea of having a tournament in 2018, with South Africa being the possible host.[6] But at the conclusion of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC dropped the idea of 2018 edition.[7]

Seven tournaments have so far been played, and only the West Indies has won the tournament on multiple occasions. The inaugural 2007 World Twenty20, was staged in South Africa, and won by India, who defeated Pakistan in the final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The 2009 tournament took place in England, and was won by the previous runner-up, Pakistan, who defeated Sri Lanka in the final at Lord's. The third tournament was held in 2010, hosted by the countries making up the West Indies cricket team. England defeated Australia in the final in Barbados, which was played at Kensington Oval, winning their first international tournament. The fourth tournament, the 2012 World Twenty20, was held in Asia for the first time, with all matches played in Sri Lanka. The West Indies won the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka in the final, winning its first international tournament since the 2004 Champions Trophy.[8] The fifth tournament, the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, was hosted by Bangladesh, and was won by Sri Lanka defeating India, Sri Lanka being the first team to play in three finals. Australia are the current T20 World Cup holders, having beaten New Zealand in the 2021 final, winning their first title.

  1. ^ "ICC announces expansion of global events". ICC. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. ^ Records – ICC World Twenty20 – Most Runs Archived 1 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Cricinfo
  3. ^ Records – ICC World Twenty20 – Most Wickets in a career Archived 1 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Cricinfo
  4. ^ "World T20 renamed as T20 World Cup". ICC. 23 November 2018. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "T20 World Cup: It's India vs Pakistan in Dubai on October 24". The Live Mirror. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  6. ^ "ICC hopeful of World T20 return in 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  7. ^ Mukesh Bhatt (18 June 2017). "Champions Trophy to take place in 2021, No World T20 in 2018". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Samuels special the spur for epic West Indies win". Wisden India. 7 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

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