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T20 World Cup winners: List of past champions, semi-finalists and Players of the Tournament

T20 World Cup winners
by Wisden Staff 4 minute read

The men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in October and November this year – looking back at past winners of the tournament over the last six editions.

The T20 World Cup will be held across two stages – Round 1 and Super 12s, which will conclude with the semi-finals and final. Matches will be held in UAE and Oman.

T20 World Cup 2021 fixtures: Complete schedule of the tournament can be found here.

Here’s the list of past winners of the T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2016.

T20 World Cup 2007

Winners: India

The inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, then referred to as the World T20, was held in South Africa. India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals by five runs.

Two other sides which made it to the semi-finals were Australia and New Zealand.

Highest run-scorer: Matthew Hayden
Highest wicket-taker: Umar Gul
Player of the Match (final): Irfan Pathan
Player of the Tournament: Shahid Afridi

T20 World Cup 2009

Winners: Pakistan

The second edition was held in England. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in the finals by eight wickets.

Two other sides which made it to the semi-finals were West Indies and South Africa.

Highest run-scorer: Tillakaratne Dilshan
Highest wicket-taker: Umar Gul
Player of the Match (final): Shahid Afridi
Player of the Tournament: Tillakaratne Dilshan

T20 World Cup 2010

Winners: England

The third edition was held in the West Indies. England beat Australia in the finals by seven wickets.

Two other sides which made it to the semi-finals were Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Highest run-scorer: Mahela Jayawardene
Highest wicket-taker: Dirk Nannes
Player of the Match (final): Craig Kieswetter
Player of the Tournament: Kevin Pietersen

T20 World Cup 2012

Winners: West Indies

The fourth edition was held in Sri Lanka. West Indies beat the hosts in the final by 36 runs.

Two other sides which made it to the semi-finals were Australia and Pakistan.

Highest run-scorer: Shane Watson
Highest wicket-taker: Ajantha Mendis
Player of the Match (final): Marlon Samuels
Player of the Tournament: Shane Watson

T20 World Cup 2014

Winners: Sri Lanka

The fifth edition was held in Bangladesh. Sri Lanka beat India in the finals by six wickets.

Two other sides which made it to the semi-finals were South Africa and West Indies.

Highest run-scorer: Virat Kohli
Highest wicket-taker: Imran Tahir
Player of the Match (final): Kumar Sangakkara
Player of the Tournament: Virat Kohli

T20 World Cup 2016

Winners: West Indies

The sixth edition was held in India. West Indies beat England in the finals by four wickets, to lift the title a second time.

Two other sides which made it to the semi-finals were India and New Zealand.

Highest run-scorer: Tamim Iqbal
Highest wicket-taker: Mohammad Nabi
Player of the Match (final): Marlon Samuels
Player of the Tournament: Virat Kohli 

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