Pakistan cricket team has been doing well in the T20Is over the years. They have played very well in the bilateral and also have done well in the ICC T20 World Cups over the years.
At one stage, they were No. 1 in the T20Is when Sarfaraz was the captain of the team and has won so many series as well. Pakistan also has a very good T20 side that can challenge any team in the world.
Today, we will talk about the history and records of the Pakistan cricket team in the ICC T20 World Cups over the years.
Pakistan cricket team records in ICC T20 WCs (all editions)
ICC T20 World Cup 2007
Host- South Africa (SA)
Winner- India (IND)
Pakistan cricket team’s performance in 2007
Pakistan has done well in the 2007 ICC T20 WC to reach the final. But they lost to their arch-rival India by just 5 runs in the final. Whenever we talk about the T20 WC 2007, that visual always comes to mind where Misbah ul Haq played that scoop shot and the ball went into the hands of S Sreesanth.
In the first round as well, Pakistan lost to India in a bowl-out after the match was tied.
In the Super 8 stage, they won all three games against Sri Lanka, Australia, and Bangladesh and reached the knockout stages.
Pakistan cricket team won the semi-final against New Zealand while chasing a target of 144. They lost the close final against India by just 5 runs and their dream of winning the T20 WC remains unfulfilled.
ICC T20 World Cup 2009
Host- England (ENG)
Winner- Pakistan (PAK)
Pakistan cricket team’s performance in 2009
They went one step further this time around and won the title in 2009. Younis Khan was the captain of the side that won their first-ever T20 title.
In the group stages, they lost to England but won against the Netherlands comfortably to qualify for the Super 8. Pakistan won two games in the Super 8, against New Zealand and Ireland, and lost only one game against Sri Lanka.
They won a close encounter against South Africa by 7 runs in the semi-final. And they took revenge against Sri Lanka by beating them in the finals by 8 wickets.
Umar Gul was the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan with 13 wickets in the tournament.
ICC T20 World Cup 2010
Host- West Indies (WI)
Winner- England (ENG)
Pakistan cricket team’s performance in 2010
Although they lost a game against Australia, the Pakistan cricket team went to the Super 8 stage by winning one game against Bangladesh.
In the Super 8 stage, they just won one game against South Africa and lost two against New Zealand and England. But they still manage to go into the knockouts due to their better net run rate (NRR). Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa all three had won just one game, but the Pakistan cricket team had a better NRR.
Australia knocked Pakistan out of the tournament by beating them in the semi-final by 3 wickets.
ICC T20 World Cup 2012
Host- Sri Lanka (SL)
Winner- West Indies (WI)
Pakistan cricket team’s performance in 2012
Pakistan won both the games in the Group stage against New Zealand and Bangladesh.
In the Super 8, they only lost one game against India and won the other two games against Australia and South Africa.
Sri Lanka took their revenge of the 2009 T20 WC final and beat Pakistan in the semi-final.
ICC T20 World Cup 2014
Host- Bangladesh (BAN)
Winner- Sri Lanka (SL)
Pakistan cricket team’s performance in 2014
Pakistan cricket team didn’t manage to reach the knockouts this time. They lost to India and West Indies and won the other two games against the Aussies and Bangladesh.
ICC T20 World Cup 2016
Host- India (IND)
Winner- West Indies (WI)
Pakistan cricket team’s performance in 2016
Pakistan’s form in the T20 WC dipped as they again didn’t manage to reach the knockouts. They only managed to win one game, which was against Bangladesh. And lost three games against Australia, New Zealand, and India.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Host- UAE and Oman
Winner- Australia (AUS)
Pakistan cricket team’s Performance in 2021
Pakistan cricket team was relentless in the Super 12 stages. They won all of their 5 games against New Zealand, India, Afghanistan, Scotland, and Namibia.
It was the first time that Pakistan has won a game against Team India in the ICC T20 World Cup.
But they didn’t replicate their performance in the semi-final against Australia. Matthew Wade took the game away from Pakistan in the last two overs of the match.
ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Host- Australia (AUS)
Winner- England (ENG)
Pakistan cricket team’s Performance in 2022
At one stage, it was looking like Pakistan will be out of the tournament. But unexpected scenarios happened and South Africa lost to the Netherlands and give a sniff to Pakistan. Pakistan won their last league stage game against Bangladesh and advanced into the knockouts.
They won the game against New Zealand in the semi-final. But they didn’t get over the line as they lost to England in the low-scoring final of the tournament.
So, all n all, Pakistan has a very good track record in the ICC T20 WCs over the years. They won a title and also played two finals in 2007 and 2022. Pakistan also reached the knockouts quite a few times. They will be eager to win their 2nd title in the upcoming years.
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