In review: Past winners of World T20


NEW DELHI: – The five past winners of the World Twenty20, which starts with the preliminary phase on Tuesday.    

2014 – SRI LANKA

Sri Lanka defeated India by six wickets to lift the 2014 title in

Mirpur, Bangladesh, to atone for their defeat in the previous two finals and provide the perfect T20 international farewell for Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

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2012 – WEST INDIES

West Indies stunned Australia in the semi-finals and then broke the

hearts of Sri Lanka in a low-scoring final. Despite scoring only a modest 137, the Windies restricted the hosts to 101 in reply before Chris Gayle led his team-mates in a celebratory ‘Gangnam Style’ dance.

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2010 – ENGLAND

Player of the tournament Kevin Pietersen inspired England to their first ICC trophy in perfect fashion, defeating arch-rivals Australia in the West Indies.

Pakistan's Younis Khan (C) and teammates hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final against Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London June 21, 2009.     REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN SPORT CRICKET)

Pakistan’s Younis Khan (C) and teammates hold the trophy as they celebrate winning the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final against Sri Lanka at Lord’s cricket ground in London June 21, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown (BRITAIN SPORT CRICKET)

2009 – PAKISTAN

A Younis Khan-led Pakistan blew Sri Lanka away in a one-sided final at Lord’s to secure their second ICC world title.

Jubilant Indian cricket team players celebrate while holding the ICC World Twenty20 trophy after defeating Pakistan in the final at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg, 24 September 2007. India won the ICC World Twenty20 in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN

Jubilant Indian cricket team players celebrate while holding the ICC World Twenty20 trophy after defeating Pakistan in the final at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg, 24 September 2007. India won the ICC World Twenty20 in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN

2007 – INDIA

India won a thrilling inaugural final against Pakistan by five runs when Misbah-ul-Haq failed to make the runs needed in the final over, inspiring their previously sceptical fanbase to embrace the T20 format.