India won the first Icc World T20 Championship in 2007, which was held in South Africa. It is also known as the CLT20 Tournament. In fact, it is regarded as the world's biggest cricket tournament with eight countries participating in the event. India is the only country to have won the title more than once.
World Cricket League (WCL) - which includes three divisions (WCL 1, 2, and 3) - is another international tournament that has been running since 2009. It is played annually and is widely considered to be the most prestigious domestic T20 competition in India. The winner of the WCL gets promoted to the next level of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2014, Mumbai Indians became the first team to achieve this feat when they defeated Deccan Chargers in the final of the WCL 3 tournament.
Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new captain of the Indian cricket team following the retirement of Virat Kohli. The 29-year-old fast bowler had been serving as Kohli's vice-captain since 2015. He will lead the team in the series against Australia starting from January 2018.
India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007, generating a massive market for T20 on the subcontinent that was rapidly exploited by the IPL. Following World Cups were held in various cricket-playing countries, with the West Indies winning the majority of them (two). In between the World Cups, there have been several other international events featuring T20 teams from around the world.
There has also been one unofficial T20 World Cup that took place in 2009. The best eight teams as determined by an initial round-robin stage competed in two groups to determine the final standings. The group winners went through to contest the final, which India won.
However, due to political issues between India and Pakistan, all bilateral ties were suspended after the 2008 Mumbai attacks. As a result, India could not send a team to the West Indies in 2011, and it was subsequently removed from the tournament. Despite this, India remained at number one in the T20I rankings up until April 2012 when they were overtaken by Australia.
Since then, India have regained the top spot, having won the 2013 and 2015 World Cups. They remain number one today (March 2016) ahead of Australia who are second. However, due to the lack of a tournament following the 2013 World Cup, it is not certain who would be ranked first if it were held again today.
India Six tournaments have been held thus far, with only the West Indies, who currently hold the championship, winning the tournament on several occasions. The inaugural World Twenty20 was held in South Africa in 2007 and was won by India, who defeated Pakistan in the final at Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium. In 2011, Sri Lanka beat India in the final of another global tournament - the World Cricket League Championship - which served as a qualifier for the 2012 Olympics.
India has also finished among the top two teams on five other occasions, most recently in 2009 when they came second to Australia. In between, they were champions in 2003, 2008 and 2014.
In terms of individual performances, Sachin Tendulkar has been the most successful player so far, having scored over 1500 runs in each of his ten appearances at the World T20. India's other big names - including Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni - have also done well at this event. However, none of them have managed to win the title yet.
India has played ten matches so far and won seven times. This shows that even though they are the defending champions, it is not easy to retain the title.
As you can see, India has won the first World Cup in 2007. They're one of only three countries to have achieved this feat (the others being England and Australia).
On September 24, 2007, India began a new chapter in sports history. On this day 13 years ago, the Indian cricket team, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. India defeated archrival Pakistan by a score of five runs at The Wanderers in Johannesburg, South Africa. This victory made India the first non-test nation to win the tournament.
The tournament was played across four countries - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - and was split into two groups of three teams. Each team would play all others in their group once, with the top two from each group going on to compete in the semi-finals. The winners of these matches would then meet in the final. In case of a tie between two or more teams after both groups had been completed, we used a series of rules to determine who went through to the next stage of the competition.
Here is how: If two or more teams are still tied after having played each other, a playoff game will be held at a later date to determine which team goes through to the next stage of the tournament. If only one team is left in the group after playing all others, they will go through to the next stage without any games needed to be played.
In its inaugural year, the T20 World Cup was played over a period of eight days. On Day 1, India took on Australia in Johannesburg.