The Most Interesting and triggered Question this everyone has faced, but here don’t worry because we are here to help you, and guide you for the No. 1 T20 league in the World while as many Leagues have played across the World. So let us know which is the NO. 1 T20 League in the World.
First, we need to understand, All the Leagues in their respective countries are operated and regularised by their country’s cricket Boards. International Cricket Council (ICC) have regularised all cricket board in their respective country across the globe.
The Top 10 Ranking for T20 League
1. The Indian Premier League (IPL):
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has found in India in 2007, having the most cash riched League with the most audience from the countries across the World attending this most popular T20 League every year starting from March to May. Earlier, It was 8 Teams Playing with each other, but currently, it has a 10 Team of Affairs. The 15th Edition of IPL will start from 26th March 2022 to 8th May 2022. With the addition of Two new teams Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans, IPL will be more excited for this season as BCCI and Players will have plenty of opportunities to make money more. Currently, The Sponsor of the 15th Edition IPL is TATA Group.
The IPL defending Champion Chennai Super Kings have won four titles throughout the tournament, while Mumbai Indians have won five times with the highest title record.
Why is this T20 League so popular other than T20 Leagues across the World.
The Players from different countries across the globe come together to play and show up their excellent talent in IPL T20 League with their fans and followers from Different nations’ engagement in the IPL Matches. It brings different nations’ cultures under one roof by playing together in this T20 League. The Winner of the IPL receives 10 Times of BBL Prize money, and the Runner up in IPL receives Six times of BBL prize money as IPL is the World’s Cash Richest League in cricket and one of the cash richest League in all-over sports across the globe. The 10 Teams Tournament play with each other twice following 12 Doubleheader Format.
2. Big Bash League (BBL):
Big Bash League, also known as KFC Big Bash League or Big Bash League (BBL), started in 2011 and is held once a year celebrated widely from December to February. It is the second most popular and Second Number cash riched T20 League in the World. Big Bash League has its origin in Australia, consisting of 8 Franchises based in eight different cities in Australia, as likely the IPL League. The players from domestic and overseas countries come together as 8 Franchisees play with each other to win the Title.
Apart from Power play Rules (generally used in all T20 Cricket League), Australia introduced Three more exciting rules-Power Surge, Bash Boost, and X-Factor Player in 2020.
Perth Scorchers are the defending champion, having won four Titles in BBL.
3. Caribbean Premier League (CPL):
Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is the premier Twenty20 competition founded in 2013 by Cricket West Indies and held annually in August and September in the Caribbean, which has replaced the Caribbean Twenty20 League. In CPL, Six Franchises play with each other having 15 contracted players in each team, consisting of 5 overseas players and four members under 23 age Players are allowed to play in each franchise. The 6 Teams Tournament play with each other twice following Double-Round Robin Format. Currently, The Sponsor of CPL is Hero MotoCorp hence it is officially named Hero CPL.
St Kitts & Nevis Patriots are the defending champions, having won the title in 2021, while Trinbago Knight Riders have won the highest record in the Tournament four times.
4. Pakistan Super League (PSL):
Pakistan Super League (PSL) is the premier Twenty20 competition, started in September 2015 by Pakistan Cricket Board and has been promoted for Pakistan Super League (PSL) by Former Pakistani national team captains Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja. In Pakistan Super League (PSL), six Franchises play with each other following the Double-Round Robin format in February and March yearly. Each franchise has a maximum member of 21 players in which up to Seven overseas players can be allowed in each team.
Lahore Qalandars are the defending champions for PSL 2022, and Peshawar Zalmi have won the Three times winner title since PSL starts.
5. T20 Vitality Blast League :
T20 Vitality Blast League is the first Professional premier Twenty20 competition in the World, established in England in 2003 for the first-class counties of England and Wales. It has operated by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as an 18 county team with vast competition. Two overseas teams were divided into two divisions with promotion, relegation, and play following the standard T20 format. The sponsorship has been given for this Twenty20 League by Vitality Insurance company since 2018 and renamed the Vitality Blast. This event is celebrated for 3months a year as it is the longest T20 competition.
Kent are the defending champions, having won the title in 2021, while Nottinghamshire (Notts Outlaws) have won the tournament’s two titles
6. Bangladesh Premier League (BPL):
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)is a professional Twenty20 cricket league formed in 2011 by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. It is the 16th most attended premier League in the World. Out of three professional cricket leagues in Bangladesh, BPL is a highly recognised league in the World. BPL consists of six teams, and each team faces the other twice in the league stage following the Double-Round Robin format in January and February yearly.
Comilla Victorians are the defending champions, having won the three titles in the tournament.
7. Mzansi Super League (MSL):
Mzansi Super League (MSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league started in 2018 by cricket South Africa, MSL was renamed from South Africa T20 League ran in 2003/2004. It was one of the World’s oldest Twenty20 competitions held in South Africa yearly, but in 2019, the cricket board started to restructure work on domestic competition. Earlier, six franchise teams representing different South African cities competed in the competition in the first two editions of MSL. Till now, MSL has played two editions with six teams. Each team plays against other teams twice like other Premier T20 Competition following a standard T20 format. The last tournament was outed in 2020 due to the covid pandemic. In 2021 South African domestic cricket has come up with significant re-structural reforms, and The MSL now with eight teams playing in the new domestic Division 1.
Paarl Rocks are the defending champions, having won the title in 2019.
8. Global T20 Canada League (GT20 Canada) :
Global T20 Canada League is the first fully sanctioned cricket Twenty20 League by ICC in North America, founded in 2018 and held in Canada. GT20 is a 20-over cricket competition with Six teams competing in a standard format; each franchise features four local Canadian players and overseas players in the squad. Only GT20 Canada played two editions under GT20 Canada due to the pandemic 2020 season being postponed to 2021 as the situation was not comfortable for the 2021 season.
Winnipeg Hawks are the defending champions, having won the title in 2019.
9. Lanka Premier League (LPL):
Cricket Sri Lanka founded the Lanka Premier League (LPL) in 2018, but with some administrative issues within SLC, LPL played the First Edition in 2020. The Sri Lanka Premier League, founded in 2011, failed after one season due to organizational problems and lack of sponsorship; hence replaced with Lanka Premier League (LPL) with some developments. The Lanka Premier League (LPL) is a professional Twenty20 league that has attracted many international players. LPL is T20 Tournament Contested every year with 5 Teams, represents Sri Lankan cities in 2020 first season following their standard format like other Cricket leagues.
Jaffna Kings are the defending champions, having won the tournament’s two titles.
10. Afghanistan Premier League (APL) :
The Afghanistan Premier League (APL) is a Professional premier Twenty20 cricket franchise tournament founded in 2018 by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), held in the United Arab Emirates with its first edition in October 2018. With 40 Overseas Players in five Franchises, each team faces other teams twice in the League following the Double-Round Robin and Knockout format. The defending champion for that first edition was Balkh Legends. APL is officially renamed Gulbahar Afghanistan Premier League for sponsorship reasons.
Balkh Legends are the defending champions, having won the title in 2018.