T20 cricket has totally changed the idea of playing the game of cricket. Now we can see its impact on every format. The batsmen are ready to chase any score at any stage of the game. That is why we have started to get even more results in test cricket as well. Earlier, both teams were happy to settle for a draw. But since the inception of T20 cricket, teams are more likely to look to chase in the fourth innings.
That is one of the positive impacts that it has had on cricket. Speaking of the rich history, the T20 World event started in 2007, but since then, a total of 106 countries are now playing this format across the globe. And the role of a leader is always important for any game. And there are a few captains who have the honor of leading their country to glory in the T20 World Cup. So, in this article we will discuss the list of the World Cup winning captains.
3. MS Dhoni (India) 2007 World Cup win in South Africa
After an early exit from the 2007 ODI World Cup in the West Indies, no one really gave a chance to the Indian team. That is the reason that most of the senior players opted out of playing in this competition and the captaincy job was handed over to MS Dhoni. That was one of the best masterstrokes in the history of Indian cricket. Because that has totally changed the face of Indian cricket.
MS Dhoni led the team to the glory of the T20 World Cup in 2007 and became the inaugural season winner. India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the final with a dramatic finish to claim the trophy. MSD was also the most successful captain in T20 World Cup. He has led India to 33 matches and has won 20 of them.
2. Younis Khan (Pakistan) 2009 World Cup win in England
After reaching the finals of the inaugural edition of the World Cup, Pakistan lost to India. But they have had a really good team up until now when it comes to the shorter format. That is what they showed in the 2009 World Cup held in England. Pakistan won the very next ICC event under the leadership of Younis Khan. They beat Sri Lanka in the finals and lifted the trophy.
It was the first World Cup win for Pakistan since 1992. Overall, Younis led Pakistan in 7 matches in that year and won five of them. Shahid Afridi was the “Man of the Match” for his performances of 54* and 1/20. Umar Gul was the pick of the bowlers as he ended the tournament with the highest total of 13 wickets.
1. Daren Sammy (West Indies) in 2012 and 2016 World Cups
When it comes to the most successful captain in the history of the T20 World Cups, Daren Sammy tops the list. The former captain led the West Indies to World Cup victories in 2012 and 2016. He is also the only captain to lead his team to two T20 World titles. Overall, he has led the West Indies in 18 games and won 11 matches.
And of those 11 wins, including two finals. His record is still to be broken. Speaking of the upcoming T20I World Cup, only Aaron Finch has the opportunity to equal the record of Daren Sammy, if he is able to lead Australia to successive T20 World titles.
List of T20 World Cup Winning Captains
India won by 5 runs vs Pakistan
Pakistan win 8 wickets vs Sri Lanka
England Won by 17 runs vs Australia
West indies won by 36 runs vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets vs India
West Indies won by 4 wickets vs England
Australia won by 8 wickets vs New Zealand
England Won by 5 wickets against PAK