The game of Cricket is one of the biggest tournaments in the world of sports. So, cricket is getting more popular, advance and entertaining as time goes on. Cricket has three formats Test cricket, one day and T20 format official. The T20 has got immense popularity than other formats in the League form because of its short period. So, the T20 format has several numbers of leagues around the world that have entertained cricket fans. Therefore, there are top 7 cricket leagues that have to entertain the fans more with their thrilling games and powerful hitting.
1. Indian Premier League – India
The Indian Premier League is the biggest cricket event not only in India but also the no 1 tournament in the world. So, the league is first introduced in the year 2007 by the Indian cricket board. IPL is in the number one position as it provides high entertainment, more competitive cricketing games than other T20 leagues in the world. Indian Premier League can provide more entertainment and high-level cricketing action because of high class and players from different countries.
Several star players graced the game with their cricketing talents like David Warner, Kane Williamson, Chris Gayle and many more. However, since the beginning of IPL first season, they have already completed their 13 seasons. And in 2021 the 14 edition of the IPL remaining part is going to be held in UAE from 19 September. Therefore, the six different teams have won the Indian Premier League title. And from six teams the one team that won the most times is Mumbai Indians with 5 titles in their name.
2. Caribbean Premier League – West Indies
The Caribbean Premier League is a West Indies based t20 league which is organised every year by the West Indies cricket board. The League was first introduced in the year 2013. From its beginning, CPL has already completed its seventh- seasons. Therefore, the eight seasons of CPL is going on. Caribbean Premier League is being one of the biggest T20 cricket leagues in the World along with IPL, Big Bash League, etc. The tournament is rated at the top because of the big stars and power hitters that participate in the CPL.
There are 20 teams in the competition and they are competing with each other to win one of the biggest t20 league titles. However, 3 champions win the Caribbean Premier League titles. From three teams the team Trinbago Knight Riders win the trophy for most times (4).
3. Big Bash League- Australia
Another famous T20 cricket league in the World is Australia’s biggest cricket tournament Big Bash League. The KFC Big Bash League is first introduced in the year 2011 Australian cricket. After it is was found BBL got an immens response from entire cricket fans because of its catch team name and big player. Earlier 2-3 years back Big Bash League was recognis as the second most popular T20 league in the world after IPL.
But for some years the popularity of the tournament is slowly going down because of the new leagues gaining popularity like CPL.
However, the League is completed its 10 season from 2011 to 2020. The 11 edition of BBL is going to be organise in the last month of 2021. Therefore, in the 10 seasons of BBL sixth different team’s won the title. And the two teams of Big Bash League has won most of the trophies with 3 each.
4. Pakistan Super League- Pakistan
The Pakistan Super League is a domestic tournament of Pakistan that is founded in the year 2016. The PSL is one of the new risings leagues in the T20 cricket Leagues that surpassed the other well-known tournament in the list. So, the tournament is getting immense popularity because of high intense cricketing games, powerful boundaries and the big Pakistani players.
Despite the popularity of the Pakistan Super League, they are lack because big International cricketers didn’t participate in the league. The overseas cricketers that are participating in the PSL are mostly the retired ones of the discarded players. However, the League completed its sixth season since its beginning. Therefore, the team Islamabad United has the most number of trophies with 2 in their names.
5. Bangladesh Premier League- Bangladesh
Bangladesh Premier League is one of the oldest T20 cricket leagues in the world with the Indian Premier League. The tournament was first introduced in the year 2007 by the Bangladesh cricket board. So, the league is one of the biggest T20 leagues in the World. Although the league is one of the oldest but didn’t get that must popularity because of some issues in the league’s franchises. Due to the issue, the tournament is got banned for 1 year in 2014.
However, 13 teams are competing with each other to win the BPL title. Therefore, the leagues are already completed their 12 seasons since its beginning. The four teams have won the title. And the team Dhaka Abahani has won the most number of Bangladesh Premier titles with 6 in their names.
6. T20 Blast League- England
The oldest T20 cricket league in the world is the England base tournament T20 blast. The Game of cricket is first introduced by England so, they are also the founder of the first T20 League in the world. Therefore, the T20 Blast tournament is first introduced in the year 2003 by the England cricket board. Although the league is full of entertainment and thrilling but didn’t get that popular as BBL and IPL. Therefore, the reason behind not being top of the list because of the absence of big and star cricketers from the world.
Even their several stars English International cricketers didn’t participate in the T20 blast league. Despite the lack of immense popularity. The League is extremely competitive due to its young talented cricketers as they have graced the game from time to time. However, England Cricket Board has introduced a new form of cricket league the Hundred in 2021. Now which will ship the focus of ECB from T20 blast. So, the T20 blast will face tight competition in the coming season as the hundred is featuring full of big international cricketers. Moreover, the league has already completed its 18 seasons since the beginning of the tournament. The tournament has got five different winners and one team the Edgbaston is the most number of title winners with 12 titles.
7. Ram Slam T20 Challenge- (South Africa)
The second oldest T20 Cricket league in the world is the Ram Slam T20 tournament after the England Blast league. The South African league is first introduced in the year 2003-2004 by the cricket board of South Africa. The tournament has one of the lowest numbers of participants as they have only 6 teams in the league. The Ram Slam T20 league is an average in the ranking of the top twenty20 leagues in the world. Therefore, the tournament doesn’t feature high-class cricketers from the around world.
But due to powerful boundaries and sixes, tremendous bowling spells and a high number of fans kept the league at a high level. However, the Ram Slam league have completed its 18 seasons since the beginning of the tournament in 2003-04. During the league team, titans have the highest number of trophies with 6 titles in their name.