To make the game of cricket more exciting, popular, and charming a shortened form of cricket was introduced called the twenty 20 in this form each innings is for 20 overs which must be completed in 70 minutes. there is an innings break for 10 minutes so the total duration of the match is 150 minutes. The concept in mind was to shorten the game to equal to other sports like soccer, hockey tennis, etc. England and Wales cricket board first time introduced this format in 2003 in their inter-country championship and the experience was very successful, later on, ICC International Cricket Council approved this format at international and domestic levels. after that, almost the cricket boards of the world started this format at their domestic level and different leagues have been started all over the world which got outstanding popularity among the crowd on the grounds and the viewers on the television screens around the globe.
When Twenty 20 Start at International Level?
After getting popularity and excitement at the domestic level the twenty 20 starts at the international level. The First Twenty-20 international match was played in August 2004 between England and New Zealand’s women’s cricket teams while the men’s international twenty-20 match was played in February 2005 between New Zealand and Australia. The twenty-20 world cup was played after every two years.
ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty20 – 2007 | South Africa
The first edition of the twenty-20 world cup was hosted by South Africa. Twelve teams take part in the tournament which was divided into four groups of three teams each. two teams from each group will qualify for the group of eight those eight teams were divided into two groups where they play with each other. The top two teams of the group will play in the semi-finals.
|Group A||South Africa||West Indies||Bangladesh|
|Group C||Sri Lanka||New Zealand||Kanya|
South Africa and West Indies qualified from group A while Australia and England were from group B, Sri Lanka and New Zealand were from group C, and India and Pakistan were from group D. These eight teams were divided into two groups
|Group E||India||New Zealand||South Africa||England|
|Group F||Pakistan||Australia||Sri Lanka||West Indies|
The final was played in Johannesburg between India and Pakistan. India beat Pakistan to win the first twenty-20 world cup. the final score was India 157/5 Pakistan 152 in 19.3 overs. India won by 5 runs
ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty-20 – 2009 | England
The second edition of the world cup was played in England with the same pattern as in 2007. twelve teams divided into four groups
|Group C||Sri Lanka||West Indies||Australia|
|Group D||South Africa||New Zealand||Scotland|
The following teams qualified for the next stage group of four teams. India and Ireland from group A, England and Pakistan from group B, Sri Lanka and West Indies from group C, and South Africa and New Zealand from Group D
|Group E||South Africa||West Indies||England||India|
|Group F||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||New Zealand||Ireland|
The final was played in Lords between Pakistan and Sri Lanka again two Asian teams as in 2007. Pakistan won by 8 wickets with 8 ball spares. the final score was Sri Lanka 138/6 and Pakistan 139/2 in 18.4 overs
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ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty-20 – 2012 | Sri Lanka
The third edition of the twenty-20 world cup was played in Sri Lanka. Twelve teams were divided into four groups
|Group B||Australia||West Indies||Ireland|
|Group C||South Africa||Sri Lanka||Zimbabwe|
|Group B||Pakistan||New Zealand||Bangladesh|
The following teams qualified for the next stage. India and England from group A, Australia and West Indies from group B, South Africa and Sri Lanka from group C, and Pakistan and New Zealand from group D. these teams divided into two groups
|Group 1||Sri Lanka||West Indies||England||New Zealand|
|Group 2||Australia||Pakistan||India||South Africa|
The final was played in Colombo between West Indies and Sri Lanka. West Indies won the match by 36 runs. The final score was West Indies 137/6 and Sri Lanka 101 in 18.4 overs.
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ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty -20- 2014 | Bangladesh
The fourth edition of the twenty-20 world cup was scheduled in Bangladesh with the revised pattern on which the previous world cups were played. Teams have been reduced from twelve to ten divided into two groups of five teams in each group
|Group 1||Sri Lanka||South Africa||New Zealand||England||Netherlands|
|Group 2||India||West Indies||Pakistan||Australia||Bangladesh|
The final was played in Mirpur between India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets. the final score was India 130/4 and Sri Lanka 134/4 in 17.5 overs
ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty-20 – 2016 | India
The fifth edition of the twenty-20 world cup was hosted by India. Ten teams take part in the tournament in two groups of five teams each.
|Group 1||West Indies||England||South Africa||Sri Lanka||Afghanistan|
|Group 2||New Zealand||India||Australia||Pakistan||Bangladesh|
The final of the tournament was played in Kolkata between England and West indies. West Indies won the match by 4 wickets with 2 balls spare. The final score was England 155/9 and West Indies 161/6 in 19.4 overs. This is West Indies’ second world cup win.
ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty-20 – 2020 | United Arab Emirates
The sixth edition of the twenty-20 world cup was hosted by the United Arab Emirates. The period schedule of the twenty-20 world cup has been revised from two years to four years. Twelve teams take part in the event divided into two groups.
|Group 1||England||Australia||South Africa||Sri Lanka||West Indies||Bangladesh|
|Group 2||Pakistan||New Zealand||India||Afghanistan||Namibia||Scotland|
The final was played in Dubai between Australia and New Zealand. Australia won the match by 8 wickets with 7 balls to spare. the final score was New Zealand 172/4 and Australia 173/2 in 18.5 overs
ICC Cricket World Cup Twenty-20 – 2022 | Australia
The seventh edition of the world cup twenty-20 is scheduled to be played in Australia in October 2022.
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