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Twenty20 World Championship

For the ICC Twenty20 ranking scheme, see ICC T20I Championship.
ICC World Twenty20
The logo of 2014 ICC World Twenty20
Administrator International Cricket Council
Format Twenty20 International
Tournament format Round robin, followed by Super 8, and conclusion with the Semi Final and Final
Number of teams 12
Current champion  West Indies
Most successful
Most runs Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene (858)
Most wickets Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga (33)
2014 ICC World Twenty20

The ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the ICC World T20 or the T20 World Cup) is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket. Organised by cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament consists of 12 teams, comprising all ten ICC full members and two other ICC members chosen through the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. The event is generally held every two years, and all matches are accorded Twenty20 International status.

The inaugural event, the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, was staged in South Africa from 11–24 September 2007. The tournament was won by India, who became the first World T20 Champions after defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final at Johannesburg. The second event, the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 took place in England from 5–21 June 2009. This tournament was won by the previous runners-up Pakistan who defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the final at Lord's, London.[1][2] The third tournament, the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 was held from 30 April–16 May 2010 and hosted by the West Indies. The winners were England who defeated Australia by 7 wickets in the final at Kensington Oval, Barbados. This was the first ever ICC tournament won by England. The fourth tournament, the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, was held from 18 September to 7 October 2012 and was hosted by Sri Lanka. The winners were West Indies who defeated Sri Lanka by 36 runs, their first appearance in a World cricket final since 1983 and their first victory since 1979.[3]


Rules and regulations

During the group stage and Super Eight, points are awarded to the teams as follows:

Results Points
Win 2 points
No result 1-point
Loss 0 points

In case of a tie (that is, both teams scoring the same number of runs at the end of their respective innings), a Super Over would decide the winner. In the case of a tie occurring again in the Super Over, the match is won by the team that has scored the most sixes in their innings. This is applicable in all stages of the tournament, having been implemented during the 2009 tournament. During the 2007 tournament, a bowl-out was used to decide the loser of tied matches.[4]

Within each group (both group stage & Super Eight stage), teams are ranked against each other based on the following criteria:[5]

  1. Higher number of points
  2. If equal, higher number of wins
  3. If still equal, higher net run rate
  4. If still equal, lower bowling strike rate
  5. If still equal, result of head to head meeting.
  6. If still equal, each team gets a point.


All Test-playing nations achieve automatic qualification to the tournament, with the remaining places filled by other ICC members through a qualification tournament. Qualification for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 came from the results of the first cycle of the World Cricket League, a 50-over league for non-Test playing nations. The two finalists of the Division One tournament (Kenya and Scotland) qualified for the inaugural tournament alongside the Test-playing nations. For subsequent tournaments, qualification has been achieved through the World Twenty20 Qualifier, with Afghanistan (2010 and 2012), Ireland (2009, 2010, and 2012), Netherlands (2009), and Scotland (2009) each having qualified through this process.


The International Cricket Council's executive committee votes for the hosts of the tournament after examining bids from the nations which have expressed an interest in holding the event. After South Africa in 2007, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka hosted the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2012 respectively. The next tournament will be hosted by Bangladesh in 2014.[6] The ICC decided that South Africa and England should host the first two tournaments as they were the earliest adopters of the format.[7] India will host the 2016 tournament.[8]



Year Host Nation(s) Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner Up
 South Africa Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa  India
157/5 (20 overs)
Scorecard  Pakistan
152 all out (19.4 overs)
 England Lord's, London, England  Pakistan
139/2 (18.4 overs)
Scorecard  Sri Lanka
138/6 (20 overs)
 West Indies Kensington Oval, Barbados  England
148/3 (17 overs)
Scorecard  Australia
147/6 (20 overs)
 Sri Lanka R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka  West Indies
137/6 (20 overs)
Scorecard  Sri Lanka
101 all out (18.4 overs)
 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Year Host Nation(s) Final Venue Final
Winner Result Runner Up
Lord's, London, England  England
86/4 (17 overs)
Scorecard  New Zealand
85 (10)
West Indies Cricket Board
West Indies
Kensington Oval, Barbados  Australia
106/8 (20 overs)
Scorecard  New Zealand
103/6 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka  Australia
142/4 (20 overs)
Australia won by 4 runs
138/9 (20 overs)
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
 Afghanistan 2 2010 2012 Group Stage 4 0 4 0 0 0.00
 Australia 4 2007 2012 Runners-Up (2010) 21 13 8 0 0 61.90
 Bangladesh 4 2007 2012 Super Eight (2007) 11 1 10 0 0 9.09
 England 4 2007 2012 Champions (2010) 22 10 11 0 1 45.45
 India 4 2007 2012 Champions (2007) 22 12 8 1(1) 1 56.82
 Ireland 3 2009 2012 Super Eight (2009) 9 1 6 0 2 11.11
 Kenya 1 2007 2007 Group Stage 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
 Netherlands 1 2009 2009 Group Stage 2 1 1 0 0 50.00
 New Zealand 4 2007 2012 Semi-Final (2007) 21 9 10 2(0) 0 47.62
 Pakistan 4 2007 2012 Champions (2009) 26 16 9 1(0) 0 63.46
 Scotland 2 2007 2009 Group Stage 4 0 3 0 1 0.00
 South Africa 4 2007 2012 Semi-Final (2009) 21 13 8 0 0 61.90
 Sri Lanka 4 2007 2012 Runners-Up (2009, 2012) 25 16 8 1(1) 0 66.00
 West Indies 4 2007 2012 Champions (2012) 20 9 9 1(1) 1 47.50
 Zimbabwe 3 2007 2012 Group Stage 6 1 5 0 0 16.67

The number in bracket indicates number of wins in tied matches by Super Over, Bowl out or any other conventional methods of T20, however these are considered as half a win regardless of the result.


Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
 Australia 3 2009 2012 Champions (2010, 2012) 9 7 2 0 0 77.77
 England 3 2009 2012 Champions (2009) 8 6 2 0 0 66.66
 India 3 2009 2012 Semi-Final (2009, 2010) 8 4 4 0 0 50.00
 New Zealand 3 2009 2012 Runners-Up (2009, 2010) 10 8 2 0 0 80.00
 Pakistan 3 2009 2012 Group Stage 9 1 8 0 0 11.11
 South Africa 3 2009 2012 Group Stage 7 1 6 0 0 14.29
 Sri Lanka 3 2009 2012 Group Stage 7 2 5 0 0 28.57
 West Indies 3 2009 2012 Semi-Final (2010, 2012) 7 3 4 0 0 42.85

Teams' performances

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams in the ICC World Twenty20. It contains data for all the men's and the women's tournaments:


Team 2007 2009 2010 2012 2014
 Pakistan F W SF SF
 India W S8 S8 S8
 West Indies GS SF S8 W
 England S8 S8 W S8
 Sri Lanka S8 F SF F
 Australia SF GS F SF
 New Zealand SF S8 S8 S8
 South Africa S8 SF S8 S8
 Bangladesh S8 GS GS GS
 Zimbabwe GS N/A GS GS
 Ireland N/A S8 GS GS
 Scotland GS GS N/A N/A
 Afghanistan N/A N/A GS GS
 Netherlands N/A GS N/A N/A
 Kenya GS N/A N/A N/A


Team 2009 2010 2012 2014
 Australia SF W W
 England W GS F
 India SF SF GS
 Pakistan GS GS GS
 Sri Lanka GS GS GS
 New Zealand F F SF
 South Africa GS GS GS
 West Indies GS SF SF
  • W = Winner; F = Finalist; SF = semi-Finalist; S8 = Super Eight; GS = Group Stage

Statistics and records

Main article: ICC World Twenty20 statistics and Records


External links

Cricket portal
  • Official Twenty20 ICC World Cup 2012 Website
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