The first T-20 International was played between New Zealand and Australia on 17th February 2005. Since then, T-20 has become a popular format in the world of Cricket. Many teams have started playing this format including the associate nations like Netherlands, Ireland, and Kenya.

The top-10 full member nations have participated in the T20 World Cup tournament which was first held in 2007. India was winners of the first World Cup and since then there have been 5 tournaments till 2014. Here we look at the successful teams in history of T-20 cricket taking around 50% as the cutoff point for success.

Before the inception of T-20 cricket, test cricket and One day Internationals were popular. The Indian Premier League started in 2008 and since then there have been many cricketing leagues happening around the world. All the international teams have now adapted the style of play to be played in T-20 cricket and I recent times some associate nations have upset big teams.  

Here is the list of most Successful teams in the history of T20 cricket –

Sl.No

Team Name

Debut 

Played

Result

Won-Loss-Tie/NR

% Wins

1

Sri Lanka

2006

64

39

23

2

62.9

2

South Africa

2005

69

42

26

1

61.76

3

Pakistan

2006

81

49

30

2

60.5

 4

India

2006

50

29

19

2

60.4

 5

Ireland

2008

37

20

14

3

58.8

 6

Netherlands

2008

29

15

13

1

53.5

 7

Australia

2005

72

36

33

3

52.1

 8

New Zealand

2005

75

34

34

7

50.00

 9

West Indies

2006

61

28

29

4

49.1

 10

England

2005

72

33

35

4

48.5

Source: itsonlycricket.com; this is an updated as 2nd August 2015

These ten teams in all have played a total 610 matches with an average of 6.1 per team. One can see teams like India, Ireland and Netherlands are the only countries playing less than the average. Eight of the ten teams have the glory of winning 50 % or more of the matches have they have played. Only two teams i.e England and West Indies fall short of winning 50% of the matches. Twenty nine (4.5%) out of 610 matches did not yield any results.