Top 8 upsets of the T20 World Cup


Scotland vs West Indies (T20 WC 2022)

In the qualifying stage, Scotland stunned West Indies as they defeated the 'Men in Maroon' by 42 runs. Courtesy of George Munsey's brilliant unbeaten 66 runs, Scotland started their T20 World Cup campaign with a win

Namibia vs Sri Lanka (T20 WC 2022)

Namibia pulled out a major upset after they defeated Asia Cup 2022 champions Sri Lanka in their qualifying match. Namibia defeated Sri Lanka by 55 runs.

Zimbabwe vs Australia (2007 T20 World Cup)

Zimbabwe stunned favourites Australia in the 2007 T20 World Cup in Cape Town. Brendan Taylor shrugged off a rain delay with 60 off 45 balls and finally winning for his side.

Bangladesh vs West Indies (2007 T20 WC)

Bangladesh defeated West Indies by 6 wickets in Group A of the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa. The defeat eliminated West Indies from the tournament after their defeat to South Africa

Netherlands vs England (2009)

Among the unexpected cricketing occurrences, Netherlands’ victory against the mighty English brigade in the 2009 T20 World Cup opener is likely to rank on the higher side

Netherlands vs England (2014)

The Netherlands humiliated England once again when they defeated them in T20 World Cup 2014. England were outplayed in all three departments and defeated by 45 runs, a huge margin in this form of the game

Hong Kong vs Bangladesh (2014 T20 World Cup)

Hong Kong pulled out a major upset when they defeated Bangladesh by 2 wickets in Chattogram at the 2014 T20 World Cup

Afghanistan vs West Indies (2016 T20 World Cup)

In Nagpur, Afghanistan defeated West Indies in the T20 World Cup 2016. However, West Indies went on to win the ICC's elite tournament after defeating England in the final