2016 ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup Won by West Indies Team [ Current Affairs ]


About West Indies Cricket team: West Indies Cricket team is also known as the Windies. It is a multi-national cricket team which represents a honorable league of 15 mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries. It was one of the strongest team in the world in both Test and One Day International Cricket from the mid-1970s to early-1990s.

This team is coached by Phil Simmons and captains are Jason Holder for Test and ODI and Darren Sammy for T20I.

About achievements of this team:

  • The Windies had won ICC Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979.
  • It also won ICC World T20 in 2012 and 2016.
  • This Team won ICC Championship Trophy in 2004.
  • In 2016, it wins ICC Under 19 cricket World Cup.
  • It became first team which won back-to-back World Cups in 1975 and 1979.

About winning of 2016 T-20 World cup:

  • West Indies has won the ICC Cricket World Men’s T-20 Cup 2016.
  • They won by defeating England by 4 wickets in the final match which was played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India.
  • England batting first and had scored 155 runs for 9 wickets.
  • West Indies successfully achieved the target by scoring 161 runs in 19.4 over at the loss of 4 wickets.
  • West Indies became the first team which wins the ICC World Twenty20 title twice.
  • It had also won its first title in 2012 by defeating Sri Lanka.

About awards after match:

  • Player of the match was Marlon Samuels (West Indies).
  • Player of the series was Virat Kohli (India).

About Women’s ICC Cricket World Women’s T-20 Cup 2016:

  • West Indies has won their maiden Women’s World T-20 title by defeating leading champions Australia by 8 wickets.
  • First batting was done by Australia and it scored 148 runs for 5 wickets.
  • West Indies scored 149 runs in 19.3 over at the loss of 2 wickets.

About awards after match:

  • Player of the match: Hayley Matthews (West Indies).
  • Player of the series: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies).

- Published on: April 4, 2016