ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (earlier known as ICC World Twenty20) is the international championship of T20 cricket which was introduced by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The first edition of the T20 World Cup was held in the year 2007 and it took place in South Africa.
Notably, India managed to win the inaugural tournament by defeating Pakistan in the final by 5 runs at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Meanwhile, the latest edition of the T20 World Cup was held in the year 2016 which West Indies won by defeating England by 4 wickets.
Team West Indies has been the most successful team so far in the tournament as they managed to win two titles one in 2012 and the other one in 2016. Currently, the highest run-scorer in the tournament is Mahela Jayawardene and the highest wicket-taker is Shahid Afridi. Notably, both the players have retired.
However, few players have played all the editions of the T20 World Cup and will once again be seen in the 7th edition which is T20 World Cup 2021. The marquee tournament is scheduled to begin on 17 October and the finals of the event will take place on 14 November in the United Arab Emirates.
6 Players Who Have Been Part Of All The ICC T20 World Cups So Far
One of the best modern-day batters Rohit Sharma aka Hitman has been part of all the T20 World Cups which have been played so far. Rohit Sharma is known for his explosive batting, he has established himself as one of the most trustable batsmen for India in white-ball cricket, and now he is also establishing himself as the dependable Test batsman too.
From 2007 to 2016, Rohit Sharma played 28 Twenty-20 World Cup games and batted in 25 innings. In these games, Rohit Sharma has scored 673 runs at an average of 39.58 and a strike rate of 127.22 with his highest being 79*.
Also, the 34-year-old has been able to score 6 fifties in the tournament. Rohit will be hoping to increase the runs count once he enters the upcoming marquee event and the performance of team India’s batting unit will be dependent a lot on Rohit’s performance.