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Which Cricket Teams Have Never Won T20 World Cup?

By Akanksha - May 26, 2024 - Last updated on May 27, 2024 01:57 PM
Which Cricket Teams Have Never Won T20 World Cup?

The T20 World Cup 2024 is scheduled to start in Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas, USA, on June 1, 2024. This is the first major ICC mega event to take place in the United States. Only seven of the 20 teams that are competing have had the opportunity to win the World Cup trophy thus far. Let's examine every team that has failed to win a T20 World Cup championship.

Which Cricket Teams Have Never Won T20 World Cup?

Serial Number Team
1 Afghanistan
2 Bangladesh
3 Canada
4 Hong Kong
5 Ireland
6 Kenya
7 Namibia
8 Nepal
9 Netherlands
10 New Zealand
11 Scotland
12 South Africa
13 UAE
14 Zimbabwe

1. Afghanistan

Over the years, Afghanistan has made significant progress in international cricket. They haven't yet taken home the T20 World Cup, despite their improvement. They have exited the competition early many times along their voyage. In Round 1, they were eliminated in 2010, 2012, and 2014. In the years 2016, 2021, and 2022, they made it to Round 2. They are eligible to compete in the tournament in 2024.

2. Bangladesh

Bangladesh, a nation well-known for its potential and ardent cricket fans, has not yet won a T20 World Cup. Over the years, their performance has varied, with both early departures and moderate advancement. Although they made it to Round 2, they were eliminated in Round 1 in 2009, 2010, and 2012. They returned to Round 2 in 2022, 2021, and 2016. They have once more qualified for the competition in 2024.

3. Canada

Although they have competed in the T20 World Cup qualifying, Canada has never really affected the main competition. They are ineligible for the edition of 2024.

4. Hong Kong

Hong Kong has only made a few appearances at the T20 World Cup. They have not gone any farther after making it to Round 1 in both 2014 and 2016.

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5. Ireland

Ireland has a reputation for upsetting teams while playing cricket internationally. Their spirit of competition hasn't helped them win the T20 World Cup. They have advanced to Round 2 in 2009, but have failed to go past Round 1 in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2021. They qualified for the 2024 edition after making it to Round 2 in 2022.

6. Kenya

In recent years, Kenya, an international cricket squad that was once highly promising, has underperformed. They competed in the T20 World Cup and were eliminated early in the 2007 Round of 16.

7. Namibia

Namibia has participated in the T20 World Cup only occasionally, although recently they have performed better. In 2022, they advanced to Round 2, while in 2022, they were eliminated in Round 1. They are ineligible for the edition of 2024.

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8. Nepal

Nepal has taken part in the T20 World Cup qualifying tournament; they achieved Round 1 in 2014, which was a noteworthy showing. They are ineligible for the edition of 2024.

9. Netherlands

Participating in many T20 World Cups, the Netherlands is renowned for its sporadic upsets. They made it to Rounds 1 and 2 in 2009, 2016 and 2022, respectively. They are ineligible for the edition of 2024.

10. New Zealand

In international cricket, New Zealand has shown to be a formidable side; they have advanced to the finals but have never won the T20 World Cup. They qualified for Round 2 in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014, advanced to the Semi-Finals in 2007 and 2016, and finished second in 2021. They qualified for the 2024 tournament and advanced to the Semi-Finals once more in 2022.

11. Scotland

Scotland has competed in the T20 World Cup on many occasions, with differing levels of success. They made it to Rounds 1 and 2, in the years 2007, 2009, 2016, and 2022, respectively. They are ineligible for the edition of 2024.

12. South Africa

Even though they have one of the best cricket teams in the world, South Africa has never won the T20 World Cup. They have advanced to Round 2 in 2007, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2021, and 2022; they have also made it to the Semi-Finals twice, in 2009 and 2014. They are ineligible for the edition of 2024.

13. UAE

With two participation in the T20 World Cup, the United Arab Emirates has the following record: they have advanced to Round 1 in 2014 and 2022.

14. Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's performance in the T20 World Cup has been uneventful. They made it to Rounds 1 and 2, in the years 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

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