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India's performances in every T20 World Cup

It has been a roller-coaster ride for the Indian Cricket Team in the T20 World Cup as they are yet to find their second title after being Champions in 2007.

Arijit Barua and Abishek Goswami
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India won the inaugural T20 World Cup edition

India won the inaugural T20 World Cup edition | Image: BCCI/X

Team India's journey in the ICC T20 World Cup has been no less than a roller-coaster ride. The World Cup has been played a total of eight times so far, and the Indian team has been led by MS Dhoni for the first 6 times, Virat Kohli led India in 2021 while Rohit led in the 2022 edition. India has played a total of 44 matches in the T20 WC, where it has won 27 and lost 15 matches. In this article, Sportzpoint will give you the details of India's performance in each edition.

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ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2007 | Champions

India after winning the 2007 T20 Cricket World Cup
India after winning the 2007 T20 Cricket World Cup | Image: X

After a horror exit in the ODI World Cup, a new captain and a fresh-looking team took the field in this tournament. MS Dhoni not only proved himself to be a great leader but also created history by winning the inaugural T20 World Cup. In the Super 8 League matches, India lost to New Zealand but defeated England and South Africa in the following matches to enter the WC semi-final. India defeated a strong Australia in the semi-finals and went on to clinch the World Cup 2007 title by defeating Pakistan in the Finals.

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ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2009 | Super 8

India in 2009 WC | SportzPoint.com

India got knocked out of the tournament from Super 8 in the 2008 campaign | Image - CricPost

The second edition of the World Cup was held in England. The winner of the previous edition - India, crashed out of the tournament after losing three matches in a row against West Indies, England, and South Africa. Team India's only win in the tournament was against Ireland. Interestingly, WC 2007's runner-ups Pakistan went one step further to win the trophy after beating Sri Lanka in the Final.

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2010 | Super 8

T20 World Cup 2010 | India | SportzPoint.com

India got knocked out of the tournament from Super 8 in 2010 too | Image - ESPN Cricinfo

The third edition of the T20 WC was hosted by the West Indies. India had a good start in the tournament as it defeated Afghanistan and South Africa in its first two matches. However, India once again got knocked out after losing against Australia, West Indies, and Sri Lanka. England went on to win the World Cup.

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ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2012 | Super 8

Irfan Pathan takes wicket | SportzPoint.com

India got knocked out of the tournament from Super 8 in 2012 too | Image: Zee News

It was a near-miss for India in the fourth edition of the T20 WC held in Sri Lanka. India lost just one match and defeated the likes of Afghanistan, England, and South Africa. However, India couldn't qualify for the next round due to a poor net run rate. West Indies, under the leadership of Darren Sammy, went on to win its maiden World Cup trophy. 

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2014 | Runners-up

India in the final of the T20 World Cup 2014 | SportzPoint.com

India lost the Final to Sri Lanka in the 2014 campaign | Image: CricNerds

The Indian Cricket Team, in this edition, looked like the best team to win the trophy as they cruised their way into the WC Final without losing any match. However, it all turned upside down as Sri Lanka defeated India to lift the trophy in the final. Virat Kohli was named Player of the Tournament. 

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2016 | Semi-Finalists

The sixth edition of the T20 WC was held in India. The hosts - India - suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the opening game but then won every game to make their place in the semi-finals. It was against the mighty West Indies. India, despite the best efforts from the eventual player of the tournament Virat Kohli, lost the match. It also turned out to be MS Dhoni's last appearance in T20 WCs. 

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ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2021 | Super 12

India in the Super 12 of T20 World Cup 2021 | SportzPoint.com

India had a poor outing in the 2012 campaign | Image: X

The seventh edition of the T20 WC 2021 was hosted in the UAE. Although it was scheduled to happen in India COVID-19 scare deflects it as it's happening in UAE. Meanwhile, India ended their journey in the Super 12 as they lost their first two games against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively. However, despite winning the rest of the matches India were knocked out of the Semis race.

ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 | Semi-Finalists

ICC T20 World Cup 2007 Champions | Sportz Point

India lost the semi-final to England in the 2022 campaign | Image: BCCI

Just like the 2016 edition, India's title journey in the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup ended in the Semis with defeat at the hands of England. India performed well throughout the Super 12 group stage - winning five of their six games. The only defeat came against the Proteas while the second defeat knocked out India from the tournament. Virat Kohli was the highest run-scorer not just for India but also in the overall series. Meanwhile, in bowling, Arshdeep Singh was the standout performer from India.

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