Popular cricket leagues of the World

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“Cricket” , The second most followed game after soccer has gone through lots of improvisation since its international evolution. The first international cricket was played between England and Australia in 1877. Earlier, It had been popular amongst British Commonwealth Nations but Now it is being played in More than 100 nations. The past Two decades Witnessed promising development in world cricket. Apart from international cricket tournaments ,many Franchise leagues have been initiated by the Respective nation cricket Board. In this Blog we will describe some details of popular cricket leagues of the world.  

Indian premier league {IPL}

Top Most Franchise cricket league of World

Indian Premier league is the most popular and lucrative T20 cricket franchise league of the world.BCCI has started IPL in 2007 just after the ICC T20 World Cup. The estimated Brand value of IPl is 475 billion rupees [USD6.7 billion] as per 2019 data. In 2010 IPL created history to become the first sporting event to live stream on youtube. The covid effected 2020 edition has another milestone of most live watched sports. As per BCCI data IPL contributed 11.5 billion rupees {$160 million} in 2015 GDP. 

List Of  IPL Teams And their owens 

Chennai Super KingIndia Cement
Kolkata  Knight RidersShahrukh Khan , Juhi Chawala
Delhi CapitalsJSW Group and GMR group
Sunrisers Hyderabad Sun Tv Network
Punjab KingsNess Wadia, Preity Zinta, Mohit Burman,               karan paul         
Rajasthan Royals Manoj Badale, Lachman Mundoch
Royal Challenger BangaloreUnited Spirits limited
Mumbai indiansReliance India group

Top  individual performers 

Most Runs Most Wickets Most sixes 
Virat Kohli- 6076 runsLasith malinga-170 WicketsChris gayle-357 Sixes
Shikhar Dhawan-5577 RunsAmit Mishra-166 WicketsAb de villiers-245 sixes
Suresh Raina-5491 RunsPiyush chawala-156 WicketsRohit Sharma-224 Sixes
Rohit Sharma-5480 RunsDwayne Bravo-156 WicketsMS Dhoni- 217 Sixes
David Warner-5447 RunsH. Singh-150 WicketsK. Pollard-211 Sixes

IPL Winner lists

     TeamsNo of Times years
Mumbai Indians052013, 2015,2017,2019,2020
Chennai Super kings  032010,2011,2018
Kolkata knight riders022012,2014
Sunrisers hyderabad012016
Rajasthan royals012008
Hyderabad Deccan charges  012009

Australian “Big Bash League”[ BBL]

famous t20 leagues of world

The Australian big bash league is a professional franchise T20 cricket Tournament organised by cricket Australia. Australian has had dominance over world cricket for nearly two decades. They have won most ICC Trophy as compared to other cricket playing nations. Earlier, The Big bash T20 Tournament was played between six domestic provinces of Australia. In 2011, Cricket Australia started their own eight team professional T20 franchise cricket league. The immense Success of Indian premier league left a positive impression on Australian cricket ,so,They copied the eight team strategy based on Eight different cities of the nation from IPL and launched their own league.

In Short period of time BBL became the Second most popular cricket league of the World.

List Of BBL teams And Their captains

Adelaide StrikersTravis Head
Brisbane HeatChris Lynn
Hobart HurricanesMatthew Wade
Melbourne RenegadesAaron finch
Melbourne StarsGlenn Maxwell
Perth ScorchersMitchell Marsh
Sydney SixersMoises Henriques
Sydney ThundersCallum Fergusion

Top Individual performers of BBL Cricket League

Chris Lynn-2790 RunsBen laughlin-11 WicketsChriss Lynn-172 sixes
Aaron finch-2431 RunsSean Abbott-106 WicketsGlenn Maxwell-97 Sixes
Glenn maxwell-2205 RunsK. Richardson-98 WicketsBen Cutting-88 Sixes
Shaun Marsh-2196 RunsAndrew Tye-93 WicketsAaron Finch-86 Sixes
Marcus Stoinis-2137 RunsAdam Zampa-88 WicketsDan Christian-86 Sixes

List of Winners of BBL T20 League

TeamsNo of TimesYears
Sydney Sixers032020-21,2019-20,2011-2012
Melbourne Renegades012018-2019
Adelaide Strikers012017-18
Perth Scorchers032013-14,2014-15, 2016-17
Sydney Thunders012015-16
Brisbane Heat012012-13

Caribbean premier League [ CPL T20]

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One can not imagine a T20 franchise league without West Indies players. The West indian players are famous for their ball hitting ability, They Bring joy and fun moments with their unique act of celebrations and style. That is why, Each and Every Existing Popular cricket leagues of world Pick caribbean players as priority.

In 2013, West indies cricket board adopted the same path as BCCI and cricket Australia and became the third cricket board to host Their own T20 league.

The title Sponsor of CPL t20 is hero Moto corps.

List Of Six teams of CPL Cricket league .

Barbados RoyalsJason Holder
Guyana Amazon WarriorsNocholas pooran
Jamaica tallawahsRovman powell
St kitts & nevis patriotRayad Emrit
Saint lucia kingsFaf Du plessis
Trinbago Knight RidersKieron pollard

Lead performers Of CPLT20

Lead ScoresLeading Wicket TakersMost Sixes
L Simmons-2436 RunsDj Bravo -106 WicketsChris gayle-162 Sixes
C Gayle- 2354 RunsRR Emrit-96 WicketsEwin lewis-113 Sixes
Ads fletcher-2081 RunsK santokie -85 WicketsKieron pollard-107 Sixes
J charles-2056 RunsSunil Narine-78 WicketsL simmons-105 Sixes
K pollard-1966 RunsS Cottrell-74 WicketsDarren bravo-95 Sixes

List of Winning Team {2013-2020}

TeamsNo of timesYear
Tribago Knight Riders032020,2018,2017
Barbados Tridents022019,2014
Jamaica tallawahs022016,2013
Trinidad and tobago, Red steel012015

Pakistan Super League.[PSL]

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Pakistan cricket board joins the fray of t20 franchise Cricket league in Year 2015. After Two consecutive failed attempts , PCB managed to start a cricket league in UAE in 2016. Initially,the professional T20 league of Pakistan consists of 5 teams ,later, in the 2017 edition of PSL, the sixth Team named Multan Sultan Added to the tournament. 

Two Renowned former pakistani players Wasim Akram And Ramiz Raza were agreed to promote PSL for three years.In less than 5 years of tenure Psl makes its presence in top popular cricket Leagues of the World. 

List Of Teams In Pakistan T20 league

Teams       Ownerscaptains
Islamabad unitedLeonine Global SportsShadab khan
Karachi kingsARY GroupImad Wasim
Lahore QalandarsQatar Lubricant CompanySohail Akhtar
Multan SultanAli Khan tareen, Alamgir khan tareenMohammad Rizwan
Peshawar ZalmiHaier pakistanWahab Riaz
Quetta GladiatorsOmar AssociatesSarfraz Ahmad

Top Players of pakistan Super League

Top Run ScoresMost WicketsSixer king
Babar Azam- 2070 RunsWahab riaz-94 WicketsKamran Akmal- 84 Sixes
Kamran Akmal-1820 RunsHasan Ali- 72 WicketsS. watson- 81 Sixes
Shoiab malik-1481 RunsFaheem Ashraf-55 WicketsAsif Ali- 68 Sixes
S. Watson-1361 RunsM. Nawaz-55 WicketsSharjil Khan- 58 Sixes
Fakhar Zaman-1351 RunsM. Amir-54 WicketsShoaibb malik- 58 Sixes

Winning Teams Of Pak T20 cricket  league

TeamsNo of timesYears
Multan Sultan012021
Karachi Kings012020
Quetta Gladiators012019
Islamabad united022018, 2016
Peshawar Zalmi012017

Some others T20 Franchise Leagues

Bangladesh Premier League– Bangladesh premier league was established in 2011 as a professional t20 league of the Bangladesh cricket board. BPL consists of seven teams and it is the 16th most popular cricket league of the World. Dhaka Dynamites is the Most Successful Franchise of PSL with three title Wins.
  Afghanistan Premier League-  Afghanistan A new rising Cricket Board has announced their own T20 League In 2018 .In its first Edition there were more than 40 overseas players who participated. In Coming Years this % team League will Make their Presence amongst The top famous T20 leagues of World.

Aditya Pratap Singh

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