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5 Biggest Upsets in T20 World Cup History

5 Biggest Upsets in T20 World Cup History. In any sport, an inexperienced team defeating a strong team is considered an upset, just like football, and hockey, there have been major upsets in cricket.

The ninth edition of the ICCT Twenty World Cup is happening in America and the West Indies. There are thrilling matches of the event. After the USA defeated the experienced team of Pakistan last night, another big upset has come out.

The International Cricket Council has also now mentioned the 5 biggest upsets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history so far.

What are the 5 biggest upsets in T20 World Cup history?

Defeat of Pakistan by America (2024)

 

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In the ICCT Twenty World Cup, on Thursday night, what no one could have imagined happened, the host American team, playing the World Cup for the first time, crushed the strong and experienced Pakistan team by the noses and defeated them in the Super Over. Upset.

In the Group A match played at Dallas, host USA captain Monanik Patel won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first.

Pakistan scored 159 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs, in response USA also scored 159 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

America needed 5 runs off the last ball to win the match, American batsman Nitish Kumar tied Haris Rauf for a boundary and then the match was decided in the super over.

In the Super Over, America scored 18 runs while batting first and the green shirts got a target of 19 runs. In response, thanks to the brilliant bowling of American fast bowler Saurabh Netrawalkar, Pakistan could not chase the target and could only score 13 runs.

And so, America pulled off the biggest upset in World Cup history by achieving a historic victory against Pakistan.

Ireland win against England (2022)

 

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In the ICCT Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in 2022, Ireland once again defeated England and caused a big upset in the T20 World Cup by defeating the English team under the DLS method.

In the match played in Melbourne, Ireland scored 157 runs, chasing the target when the English team batted for 105 runs in 14.3 overs, the match was stopped due to rain.

At that time, under the DLS method, the English team was at a deficit of 5 runs, the rain did not stop and the match ended with the victory of Ireland.

It should be noted that Ireland also defeated England in the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Namibia win against Sri Lanka (2022)

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Another upset came in the KT20 World Cup when associate nation Namibia outclassed an experienced Sri Lankan team.

Namibia scored 163 runs for 7 wickets while playing first. In pursuit of the target, the batting line of the Sri Lankan team failed miserably and the whole team collapsed for 108 runs.

Thus, Namibia pulled off a major upset in the T20 World Cup by defeating Sri Lanka.

West Indies lost to Afghanistan (2016)

 

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In the T20 World Cup held in India in 2016, an inexperienced Afghanistan team surprised everyone when they defeated a strong West Indian team.

In the Group 10 stage match, Afghanistan scored 123 runs while playing first.

It should be noted that the Afghanistan team in 2016 was not as strong and experienced as it is today.

Netherlands win against England (2009)

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In the 2009 T20 World Cup, a weak-looking Netherlands team caused a major upset in the event by defeating the hosts England in the very first match of the event.

The English team scored 162 runs while playing first.

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