ICC T20 World Cup – All You Need to Know (Updated)
ICC T20 World Cup – All You Need to Know (Updated)

ICC T20 World Cup – All You Need to Know (Updated)

ICC T20 world cup
ICC T20 World Cup

What is the ICC T20 World Cup? There are a few prestigious cricket tournaments that earned high attention from millions of fans, and T20 International is one of them. With new format has been applied, and it promises to bring more outstanding performances for cricket enthusiasts around the world.

icc t20 world cup trophy
ICC T20 World Cup Trophy

ICC T20 World Cup

Official link: https://www.t20worldcup.com/

What is ICC T20 World Cup?

CC T20 World Cup is the international championship of Twenty20 cricket, organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The event has normally been held every two years, starting from 2016.

The game is inspired by encouraging thousands of fans who who were put off by the longer versions of the game can access fast-paced and exciting cricket. All full members of the ICC automatically qualify for the tournament, while the remaining spots are filled through a T20 World Cup Qualifier for other ICC members.

The T20 format of cricket, with its energetic cheerleaders, loud music, and fast-paced entertainment, is credited with reviving the sport in the 21st century. Although players initially had doubts about the new format, they eventually mastered the skills required for T20, which included improved fielding, throwing, and fitness. However, traditional cricket enthusiasts were concerned that the ICC T20 World Cup would inevitably threaten the future of Test cricket, which is widely regarded as the purest and most complex form of the game. 

ICC T20 Men's World Cup

Who have won ICC T20 World Cup for Men?

YearHost(s)Final venueWinnerRunners-upMarginTeams
2022AustraliaMelbourne Cricket GroundEngland
138/5 (19 overs)
137/8 (20 overs)
5 wickets16
2021UAE OmanDubai International StadiumAustralia
173/2 (18.5 overs)
New Zealand
172/4 (20 overs)
8 wickets12
2016IndiaEden Gardens, KolkataWest Indies
161/6 (19.4 overs)
155/9 (20 overs)
4 wickets16
2014BangladeshSher-e-Bangla Stadium, DhakSri Lanka
134/4 (17.5 overs)
130/4 (20 overs)
6 wickets16
2012Sri LankaR Premadasa Stadium, ColomboWest Indies
137/6 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka
101 all out (18.4 overs)
36 runs12
2010West IndiesKensington Oval, BridgetownEngland
148/3 (17 overs)
147/6 (20 overs)
7 wickets12
2009EnglandLord's, LondonPakistan
139/2 (18.4 overs)
Sri Lanka
138/6 (20 overs)
8 wickets12
2007South AfricaWanderers Stadium, JohannesburgIndia
157/5 (20 overs)
152 all out (19.4 overs)
5 runs12

ICC T20 World Cup Records - Best Players

Virat Kohli (India) – Most run

Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in T20 Internationals, with 4,008 runs. With outstanding performances in both World Cup and Twenty20 Internationals, Kohli has been nothing short of spectacular, with a record of five centuries and 12 half-centuries, including his highest score of 117.

 Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – Most Wickets

Shakib Al Hasan has emerged and re-emerged as the greatest cricketer of its first two decades in the Bangladesh national team. He also became the first batsman from Bangladesh to score five hundred, despite mostly batting at No. 5 in ODIs. In his career, has amassed over 140 wickets and in T20I 233 in Test.

MS Dhoni (India) – Most dismissals

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian professional cricketer, who plays as a wicket-keeper-batsman. He probably ranks as the third-most-popular Indian cricketer ever, behind only Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. He is one of the best wicketkeepers in the World Cup with 829 dismissals.

 Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – Highest individual score

A former New Zealand cricketer now is taking the role of head coach for his national team, McCullum has an excellent career as a batsman. He holds the record for the fastest 150 in Test cricket. McCullum was the first batsman to score 2 tons in ICC T20 World Cup.

AB De Villiers (South Africa) – Most catches

AB De Villiers is the best fielder who has the most catches in T20I, with a record of 44 catches, making him a batting legend in T20 leagues worldwide. He is well-known as a 360-degree batter who could hit any ball anywhere, against any bowler.

2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Twelve teams have already secured their spots for the 2024 showpiece event. As hosts, the West Indies and the USA take the first two spots. The top eight teams in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022, with four teams from each Super 12 group, have gained their places. Along with them, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who were the next best teams on the MRF Tyres ICC T20 International Rankings cut-off date of 14 November 2022, have also qualified.

The top two teams from each group in the Super 12 round will then move to the semi-finals, while the remaining eight qualifiers will come from the regions. Africa, Asia, and Europe will each provide two teams, and the Americas and EAP will provide one team each.

The qualified teams so far are West Indies (host), United States of America (host), Australia, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan (highest ranked team outside of the teams that have automatic qualification based on the T20I rankings at November 14, 2022, cut-off), and Bangladesh (next best on T20I rankings at November 14, 2022, cut-off). 

The top two teams in each of the groups will move to a Super Eight phase, where the remaining teams will be split into two groups of four.

ICC T20 World Cup
ICC T20 World Cup

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 Winner

The 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which was held in South Africa, was the eighth edition of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup tournament. 

This year, it is happiness doubled for Australian cricket fans as their men’s team and women’s team all achieved champion titles for the two biggest cricket tournaments in the world. While the Australian men’s cricket team continued its winning streak over India for the sixth ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 winner, the women’s team was honoured for being the winner of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 after defeating the host nation, South Africa. 

ICC T20 World Cup 2023
Winner of T20 World Cup 2023

ICC Women's T20 World Cup Summary

Year Host nation(s)Final venueWinnersRunners-upResults Teams
2009EnglandLord's, LondonEngland
86/4 (17 overs)
New Zealand
85 (20 overs)
6 wickets9
2010West IndiesKensington Oval, BridgetownAustralia
106/8 (20 overs)
New Zealand
103/6 (20 overs)
3 runs8
2012Sri LankaR. Premadasa Stadium, ColomboAustralia
142/4 (20 overs)
138/9 (20 overs)
4 runs8
2014BangladeshSher-e-Bangla Stadium, DhakaAustralia
106/4 (15 overs)
105/8 (20 overs)
6 wickets10
2016IndiaEden Gardens, KolkataWest Indies
149/2 (19 overs)
148/5 (20 overs)
8 wickets10
2018West IndiesSir Vivian Richards Stadium, North SoundAustralia
106/2 (15.1 overs)
105 (19.4 overs)
8 wickets10
2020AustraliaMelbourne Cricket GroundAustralia
184/4 (20 overs)
99 (19.1 overs)
85 runs10
2023South AfricaNewlands, Cape TownAustralia
156/6 (20 overs)
South Africa
137/6 (20 overs)
19 runs10

Five breakout stars of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

Marufa Akter – Bangladesh

Marufa, who was one of the stars of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January, has proven that she is capable of making a similar impact at the senior level with a series of excellent performances. She was one of the quickest bowlers on display, constantly posing a threat to the opposition’s wickets during the early Powerplay overs, and added a spark to Bangladesh’s attack up-front.

Muneeba Ali – Pakistan

Muneeba Ali, a bespectacled batter from Pakistan, has gained a lot of international experience in the T20 format. However, she truly proved to be a top-level player during this tournament with her magnificent century against Ireland. Muneeba’s exceptional talent is now evident, and it will be fascinating to see what the future holds for her as such a skilled batter.

Karishma Ramharack – West Indies

Karishma Ramharack has proven her outstanding performances for West Indies Women by contributing to the cricket team the Most Valuable Team of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Ramharack has been consistently improving and was one of the top performers for West Indies throughout the tournament. 

Harshitha Samarawickrama – Sri Lanka

It is worth mentioning that Samarawickrama, the ace of Sri Lanka, was a foundation of the team whenever her team needed her in what was, at the time a massive match with powerful opponents.

Orla Prendergast – Ireland

Another name that has shaken the T20 World Cup 2023 is Orla Prendergast, a 20-year-old all-rounder with boundless athleticism and talent. She has represented Ireland at U15 and U17 level and her proudest moment was scoring a century for Ireland U17 against Scotland.

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 Qualification Pathway

The journey to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Bangladesh 2024 has commenced. In the first quarter of 2024, ten teams will participate in a Global Qualifier to secure a place in women’s cricket’s biggest T20 event, which is scheduled for September and October.

In the Global Qualifier, ten teams will compete for two spots in the T20 World Cup. These teams include eight teams from the five regions, as well as Ireland and Sri Lanka, who participated in the last ICC Women’s T20 World Cup held in South Africa. Ireland and Sri Lanka failed to gain automatic qualification for the 2024 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup by not being among the top six teams in that edition.

The top six teams from the T20 World Cup in South Africa, namely Australia, South Africa, England, India, New Zealand, and the West Indies, earned direct qualification. Bangladesh qualified as hosts, and Pakistan qualified by virtue of their position in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings.

ICC T20 World Cup
ICC T20 World Cup

Frequently Asked Questions

The winners and runners-up of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 and 2023 will receive $1 million and $500,000 respectively. This is an increase of five times the amount given in 2018. Also, the prize money for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2022 has increased to $3.5 million from $2 million, which was given for the 2017 edition held in England.

The teams participating in the 2024 T20 World Cup will be split into 4 groups, each containing 5 teams. The top two teams from each group will progress to the Super Eights, where they will be divided into two groups of four. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the semi-finals. The West Indies and the United States have been chosen as co-hosts for the tournament. Let me know if you need any further assistance.

Base run rate is calculated by dividing the total number of runs scored by a team by the number of overs they faced. For instance, if a team scores 200 runs in 50 overs, the run rate is 4 runs per over (200/50). During a team’s innings, this metric provides an indication of their scoring proficiency.

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