Cricket is among one of the trendings or we can say followed sport after football. The fan following of this sport is much higher than many of the other sports. One of the trending formats of this sport is a twenty-twenty format. In T-20 tournaments, a 20 overs game is played between the teams and is much popular as the result is fast and the action is breath-taking. So, here we discuss the main leagues in the world that are being played in this format.
These T-20 tournaments are widely watched and being enjoyed by the fans as they are full of action, drama, and some mesmerizing breath-taking moments. T-20 tournaments are basically followed in a double round-robin format.
Various countries are organizing these types of tournaments every year. The major successful T-20 tournaments are being discussed in this article. So do check the whole article, hope you will get some good information regarding the various twenty-20 leagues in the world.
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Famous T-20 Leagues
Twenty-20 is the trendiest format of cricket nowadays, as it offers more adrenaline rush to the fans as it is full of high voltage drama and some mesmerizing action.
Some of the famous T-20 Tournaments and Leagues are:
PSL stands for Pakistan Super League which is played in Pakistan and being organized by PCB.
BBL stands for Big Bash League which is organized by Cricket Australia and being played in the Australian Continent.
BPL stands for Bangladesh Premier League which is organized by BCB and its very famous in the country.
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Brief Information About Format
Twenty-20, which is also stated as T-20, is the shorter format of cricket which came into existence in early 2003 in England. The first Twenty-20 match is played on 5th August, 2004 between England and New Zealand women.
This format is basically started by England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) for an inter-county championship. Later, this format gained success as of its early results and action-packed thrill. T-20 tournaments are is internationally accepted by ICC as it is of shorter span and a fast pace result-oriented game.
The first World Cup organized in this format was in 2007 where team India clinches the title by defeating Pakistan. The world cup hits massive success. As a result, many T-20 tournaments are played across the globe after this. Just after 1 year of the world cup, India organizes its own T-20 league as IPL in 2008 which is the massive hit of the year. The format gains many fans due to its short span fast pace action. Many T-20 leagues are also started after this like Big Bash League, Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League.
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Leagues consist of a set of matches that are played amongst the teams that are participating in the tournament. At the end of the league, a winner is chosen among the participating teams by elimination. Here we are discussing the top T20 leagues played in the world.
Indian Premier League is one of the oldest leagues in the history of T20 cricket. The first season of the league was played in the year 2008, just after 1 year of the first ICC T20 world cup where team India wins the title. It is an Indian league which is head by the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control of India).
Indian Premier League is the highest watched and attended cricket league in the world. It is the professional t-20 league played in India in the months of April and May every year. A total of eight teams participate in this league. The eight teams that participate in this league are:
- Chennai Super Kings
- Mumbai Indians
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Delhi Capitals
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Kings Eleven Punjab
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Rajasthan Royals
These teams fight every year to win the title of the world most famous and most-watched league. The most successful team of the league is Mumbai Indians who won the title 4 times followed by Chennai Super Kings who won the title 3 times.
|LEAGUE NAME||IPL(INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE)|
|HEAD||BCCI(BOARD OF CRICKET CONTROL IN INDIA)|
|CURRENT CHAMPION||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|MOST TITLES||MUMBAI INDIANS|
|WINNING AMOUNT||7.0 MILLION $|
|MOST RUNS||VIRAT KOHLI|
|MOST WICKETS||LASITH MALINGA|
|BROADCASTERS||STAR SPORTS, DISNEY+, HOTSTAR ETC.|
Big Bash League is counted among one of the two most successful t-20 tournaments in cricket alongside the Indian Premier League in terms of audience, popularity, and many aspects. Big Bash League is being organized by the cricket body of Australia named Cricket Australia. The league was started in 2011 and till then 9 seasons are being played in this league. The last season played was 2019-20 which was won by Sydney Sixers beating Melbourne Stars by 19 runs. Perth Scorchers is the most successful team of this league as they won the title 3 times. Out of the eight teams that played in the league six teams won the title at least one time. The eight teams that play in this tournament are:
- Adelaide Strikers
- Perth Scorchers
- Melbourne Stars
- Melbourne Renegades
- Sydney Sixers
- Sydney Thunder
- Hobart Hurricanes
- Brisbane Heat
|LEAGUE NAME||BBL(Big Bash League)|
|CURRENT CHAMPION||SYDNEY SIXERS|
|MOST TITLES||PERTH SCORCHERS|
|WINNING AMOUNT||890000 $|
|MOST RUNS||CHRIS LYNN|
|MOST WICKETS||BEN LAUGHIN|
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Pakistan Super League is an annual T-20 league played in UAE and Pakistan and the league is managed by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). The league was started in 2016 in UAE (United Arab Emirates) where Bakhtaran Bhutto-Zardari, alongside Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, inaugurated the opening ceremony. The first season of PSL was supposed to be played in 2015 but some reasons it was delayed. The first season of PSL earned a profit of 2.6$ million reported by the official. Six teams participated in this league, but in the starting two seasons 5 teams take part in the league, but after the success of two seasons, one team include in the league.
Islamabad United is the most successful team of the PSL winning the title 2 times whereas Quetta Gladiators is the recent champion. In recent times the league is expanded well and it comes under one of the famous leagues of the world. The six teams that played in this league are:
- Islamabad United
- Quetta Gladiators
- Karachi Kings
- Multan Sultan
- Lahore Qalandar
- Peshawar Zalmi
|LEAGUE NAME||PSL(PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE)|
|HEAD||PCB(PAKISTAN CRICKET BOARD)|
|CURRENT CHAMPION||QUETTA GLADIATORS|
|MOST TITLES||ISLAMABAD UNITED|
|WINNING AMOUNT||400000 $|
|MOST RUNS||KAMRAN AKMAL|
|MOST WICKETS||WAHAB RIAZ|
The next one in this list of t-20 tournaments is BPL. Bangladesh Premier League is also one the favorite league of the fans that is played in Bangladesh lies in the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the famous leagues in the world besides IPL and BBL. It is the annual cricket league played in the months of September-October. There are a total of 7 teams that participated in this league.
BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE was formed in 2011 but the first season is played in February 2012. The current champion of the league is Rajshahi Royals who defeated Khulna Titans in the recent season of the league.
7 teams participate in the league are:
- Rajshahi Royals
- Khulna Tigers
- Rangpur Riders
- Dhaka Dynamites
- Cumilla Warriors
- Sylhet Thunder
- Chattagoram Challengers
|LEAGUE NAME||BPL(BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE)|
|HEAD||BCB(BANGLADESH CRICKET BOARD)|
|CURRENT CHAMPION||RAJSHAHI ROYALS|
|MOST TITLES||DHAKA DYNAMITES(2 times as DHAKA GLADIATORS)|
|WINNING AMOUNT||300000 $|
|MOST RUNS||MUSHFIQUR RAHIM|
|MOST WICKETS||SHAKIB AL HASAN|
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After getting the whole information regarding the most famous and watched league of T20 cricket whole across the world we can state that this format is the most loved and watched format of cricket. We provided all the related info regarding the leagues that follow this format.
FAQs (Frequently Ask Questions)
Ans: Indian Premier League is the richest league in the world.
Ans: Chennai Super Kings is the Strongest team of the tournament.
Ans: Suresh Raina, from team Chennai Super Kings, is known as Mr. IPL.