Cricket is doubtlessly the most-watched, famous, and enthralling game and having some of the top cricket leagues in the world. Several cricket leagues will be played in the whole world apart from ODI and T20.
We will provide all regarding the most popular cricket leagues in the world. Here, we enlist some of the best cricket leagues one by one.
11 Top Cricket Leagues in the World
1. Indian Premier League (IPL) – India
The Indian Premier League is first in the Top 10 most famous Cricket League in the world because it has huge attendees. IPL is diverting to watch and when there is a huge combination of amazing and talented players from different countries, it conducts a vast number of viewers.
IPL was first established in 2008 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India-BCCI.
IPL Winners List
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Venue||Number of Teams|
|2020||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capitals||Dubai||8|
|2019||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Hyderabad||8|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai||8|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||Rising Pune Supergiants||Hyderabad||8|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||8|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||8|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab||Bangalore||8|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||9|
|2012||Kolkata Knight Risers||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||9|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai||10|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||8|
|2009||Deccan Chargers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Johannesburg||8|
|2008||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai||8|
2. Big Bash League (BBL) – Australia
Big Bash is the second most-watched cricket league in the world which is originated by Cricket Australia in 2011. are Its teams are based in 8 cities including both regional and international players over the years, BBL has become the most famous cricket league in the world.
BBL used a bat flip technique to choose which team will be bowling or batting first instead of a traditional coin flip.
Big Bash League Winners List
|2011-12||Sydney Sixers 3/158 (18.5 overs)||Sixers won by 7 wickets||Perth Scorchers 5/156 ( 20overs)|
|2012-13||Brisbane Heat 5/167 (20 overs)||Heat won by 34 runs||Perth Scorchers 9/133 (20 overs)|
|2013-14||Perth Scorchers 6/191 ( 20 overs )||Scorchers won by 39 runs||Hobart Hurricanes 7/125 (20 overs)|
|2014-15||Perth Scorchers 6/148 (20 overs)||Scorchers won by 4 wickets||Sydney Sixers 5/147 ( 20 overs)|
|2015-16||Sydney Thunder 7/181 ( 19.3 overs)||Thunder won by 3 wickets||Melbourne Stars 9/176 ( 20 overs)|
|2016-17||Perth Scorchers 1/144 (15.5overs)||Scorchers won by 9 wickets||Sydney Sixers 9/141 ( 20 overs)|
|2017-18||Adelaide Strikers 2/202 ( 20 overs )||Strikers won by 25 runs||Hobart Hurricanes 5/177 ( 20 overs)|
|2018-19||Melbourne Renegades 5/145 ( 20 overs )||Renegades won by 13 runs||Melbourne Stars 7/132 ( 20 overs)|
|2019-20||Sydney Sixers 5/116 ( 12 overs )||Sixers won by 19 runs||Melbourne Stars 6/97 ( 12 overs)|
|2020-21||Sydney Sixers 6/188 ( 20 overs)||Sixers won by 27 runs||Perth Scorchers 9/162 ( 20 overs)|
3. Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – West Indies
Caribbean Premier League was established in 2013 before it was named the Caribbean Twenty 20, it is an annual T20 match that occurs in West Indies and it is played between 6 different teams.
At the start, Caribbean Premier League had slow growth, but now it becomes a very strong and popular team. So, it is one of the 10 best cricket leagues in the world.
Caribbean Premier League Winners List
|2013||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago||Jamaica Tallawahs129 for 3 (17.3 overs)||Tallawahs won by 7 wickets||Guyana Amazon Warriors128 for 5 (20 overs)|
|2014||Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, and Nevis||Barbados Tridents152 for 6 (20 overs)||Tridents won by 8 wickets (D/L)||Guyana Amazon Warriors 107 for 4 (15.5 overs)|
|2015||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel178 for 5 (20 overs)||Red Steel won by 20 runs||Barbados Tridents158 for 4 (20 overs)|
|2016||Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, and Nevis||Jamaica Tallawahs95 for 1 (12.5 overs)||Tallahwahs won by 9 wickets||Guyana Amazon Warriors93 all out (20 overs)|
|2017||Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad, and Tobago||Trinbago Knight Riders136 for 7 (19 overs)||Knight Riders won by 3 wickets||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots135 for 6 (20 overs)|
|2018||Trinbago Knight Riders 150 for 2 (17.3 overs)||Knight Riders won by 8 wickets||Guyana Amazon Warriors147 for 9 (20 overs)||–|
|2019||Barbados Tridents 171 for 6 ( 20 overs)||Trident won by 27 runs||Guyana Amazon Warriors 144 for 9 (20 overs)||–|
|2020||Trinbago Knight Riders157 for 2 (18.1overs)||Knight Riders won by 8 wickets||St Lucia Zokus145 all out (19.1 overs)||–|
4. Pakistan Super League (PSL) – Pakistan
Pakistan Super League was developed in September 2015 by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it is a T20 match being played by 6 different teams of different cities of Pakistan and comes under top cricket leagues in the world.
The ostentation and attractiveness of PSL make it one of the top 10 cricket premier leagues in the world.
Pakistan Super League Winners List
|2016||Islamabad United175/4 (18.4 overs)||6 Wickets||Quetta Gladiators174/7 (20 overs)|
|2017||Peshawar Zalmi148/6 (20 overs)||58 Runs||Quetta Gladiators 90 (16.3 overs)|
|2018||Islamabad United154/7 (16/5 overs)||3 Wickets||Peshawar Zalmi148/9 (20 overs)|
|2019||Quetta Gladiators139/2 (17.5 overs)||8 Wickets||Peshawar Zalmi138/8 (20 overs)|
|2020||Karachi Kings135/5 (18.4 overs)||5 Wickets||Lahore Qalandar134/7 (20 overs)|
5. Bangladesh Premier League (BBL) – Bangladesh
Bangladesh Premier League was established in 2011under the Bangladesh Cricket Board, it is a twenty20 series. The first season began in February 2021 and played between 6 teams that constitute different cities of Bangladesh. Because of its traction, it is one of the best top 10 cricket leagues in the world.
Bangladesh Premier League Winners List
|2012||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Dhaka Gladiators144/2 (15.4 overs)||Dhaka radiators won by 8 wickets||Barisal Burners140/7 (20 overs)|
|2012-13||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Dhaka Gladiators172/9 (20 overs)||Dhaka Gladiators won by 43 runs||Chittagong Kings129(16.5 overs)|
|2015-16||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Comilla Victorians157/7 (20overs)||Comilla Victorians won by 3 wickets||Barisal Blls156/4 (20 overs)|
|2016-17||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Dhaka Dynamites159/9 (20overs)||Dhaka Dynamites won by 56 runs||Rajshahi Kings103 (17.4 overs)|
|2017-18||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Rangpur Riders206/1 (20 overs)||Rangpur Riders win by 57 runs||Dhaka Dynamites149/9 (20 overs)|
|2018-19||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Comilla Victorians199/3 (20 overs)||Comilla Victorians won by 17 runs||Dhaka Dynamites189/2 (20 overs)|
|2019-20||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur||Rajshahi Rotals170/4 (20 overs)||Rajshahi Royals won by 21 runs||Khulna Tigers149/8 (20 overs)|
6. Mzansi Super Premier League – South Africa’s
Mzansi Super League is self-sustaining cricket authorization started in 2018 by South Africa. Presently, this league consisted of 6 teams, each team plays each one in a home and away round format in the league point. Due to its fascination, Mzansi Super Premier League becomes one of the top 10 cricket premier leagues in the world.
Mzansi Super Premier League Winners List
|Cape Town Blitz||Newman’s Cricket Ground||25,000||Quinton de Kock||Ashwell Prince|
|Durban Heat||Kingsmead Cricket Ground||25,000||Dane Vilas||Gary Kristen|
|Jozi Stars||Wanderers Stadium||34,000||Temba Bavuma||Donovan Miler|
|Nelson Mandela Bay Giants||St.George’s Park||19,000||JJ Smuts||Eric Simson|
|Paarl Rocks||Boland Park||10,000||Faf du Plessis||Adrian Birrell|
|Tshwane Spartans||SuperSport Park||22,000||Heinrich Klaasen||Mark Boucher|
7. Vitality Blast T20 Cup – England
Vitality Blast T20 Cup is a self-reliant franchise developed in 2003 by England and Wales Cricket Board. It consists of 18 teams and cricket enthusiasm is astonishing and comes under top cricket leagues in the world. England was the first nation that started T20 and ODI, so, that’s why it becomes one of the top 10 cricket premier leagues in the world.
Vitality Blast T20 Cup Winners List
|2003||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Surrey Lions||Won by 9 wickets||Warwickshire Bears|
|2004||Edgbaston Birmingham||Leicestershire Foxes||Won by 7 wickets||Surrey Lions|
|2005||The Oval, London||Somerset Sabres||Won by 7 wickets||Lancashire Lightning|
|2006||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Leicestershire Foxes||Won by 4 runs||Notts Outlaws|
|2007||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Kent Spitfires||Won by 4 wickets||Gloucestershire Gladiators|
|2008||Rose Bowl, Southampton||Middlesex Crusaders||Win by 3 runs||Kent Spitfires|
|2009||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Sussex Sharks||Won by 63 runs||Somerset Sabres|
|2010||Rose Bowl, Southampton||Hampshire Royals||Won by losing fewer wickets (scores level)||Somerset|
|2011||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Leicestershire Foxes||Won by 18 runs||Somerset|
|2012||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||Hampshire Royals||Won by 10 runs||Yorkshire Carnegie|
|2013||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Northants Steelbacks||Won by 102 runs (D/L)||Surrey|
|2014||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Birmingham||Won by 4 runs||Lancashire Lightning|
|2015||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Lancashire Lightning||Won by 13 runs||Northants Steelbacks|
|2016||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Northants Steelbacks||Won by 4 wickets||Durham Jets|
|2017||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Notts Outlaws||Won by 22 runs||Birmingham Bears|
|2018||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Worcestershire Rapids||Won by 5 wickets||Sussex Sharks|
|2019||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Essex Eagles||Won by 4 wickets||Worcestershire Rapids|
|2020||Edgbaston, Birmingham||Notts Outlaws||Won by 6 wickets||Surrey|
8. Lanka Premier League (LPL) – Sri Lanka
This league is formed in 2018 by Sri Lanka Cricket and played its first match on 26 November 2020. It is the T20 premier league and the competition of the Lanka Premier League is very high and due to its fame, its becomes one of the top 10 cricket premier leagues in the world.
Lanka Premier League Winners List
|Teams||Span||Mat||Won||Lost||Tie & W||Tie & L||NR||Win%|
|Colombo Kings||2020- present||9||5||3||1||0||0||61.11%|
|Dambulla Viking||2020- present||9||5||3||0||0||1||62.50%|
|Galle Gladiators||2020- present||10||3||7||0||0||0||30.00%|
|Jaffna Stallions||2020- present||10||6||3||0||0||1||66.66%|
|Kandy Tuskers||2020- present||8||2||5||0||1||0||31.25%|
9. Global T20 League -Canada
Global T20 League is a Canadian league which is established in 2018, it consists of 6 teams competing with each other. At the time of its first match, the International Cricket Council authorized the championship and due to its huge acknowledgment, it becomes one of the top 10 cricket leagues in the world.
Global T20 League Winners List
|Season||Winner||Winning Margin||Runner-Up||Final Venue||Player of the Series|
|2018||Vancouver Knights148/3(17.3 overs)||Won by 7 wickets||Cricket West Indies B Team 145 (17.4 overs)||Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario||Lendl Simmons (Winnipeg Hawks)|
|2019||Winnipeg Hawks192/8 (20 overs) 21/0 (super over)||Won by super over by 5 runs||Vancouver Knights192/6 (20 overs) 16/1 (super overs)||CAA Centre in Brampton, Ontario||JP Duminy (Winnipeg Hawks)|
10. T10 League – Abu Dhabi
It is possessed by T Ten Sports Management of Abu Dhabi, it is a 10-day cricket pattern. It was initially inaugurated by the United Arab Emirates and the 10-day pattern becomes successful due to its short period. T10 League is liked in the whole world and becomes one of the top 10 cricket leagues in the world.
T10 League Winners List
|Season||winner||Runner-Up||Win Margin in Final||Most Runs||Most Wickets|
|2017||Kerala Kings121/2 (8 overs)||Punjabi Legends120/3 (10 overs)||8 Wickets||Luke Ronchi(197)||Sohail Tanvir(5) Rayad Emrit(5) Hasan Ali(5)|
|2018||Northern Warriors140/3 (10 overs)||Pakhtoons118/7(10 overs)||22 Runs||Nicholas Pooran(324)||Hardus Viljoen(18)|
|2019||Maratha Arabians89/2 (7.2 overs)||Deccan Gladiators87/8 (10 overs)||8 Wickets||Chris Lynn(371)||George Garton(12)|
|2021||Northern Warriors85/2 (8.2 overs)||Delhi Bulls81/9 (10 overs)||8 Wickets||Sohail Akhtar(248)||Jamie Overton(12)|
11. Kashmir Premier League T20
KPL T20 is a new cricket league that is going to debut in 2021 and the matches will be played from 6th August 2021 to 16th August 2021. Kashmir Premier League is a T20 league having certification from the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and the Government of Punjab, Pakistan.
KPL Winners List
Kashmir Premier League is going to inaugurate in 2021 and after the league and we will have the KPL winners list in this section.
Q 1. Which is the no 1 cricket league in the world?
Ans. IPL is the no 1 cricket league in the world.
Q2. Which is the biggest cricket league in the world?
Ans. Shpageeza cricket league( Afghanistan), Bangladesh Premier League( Bangladesh), Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy(India), Pakistan Super League(Pakistan), Indian Premier League(IPL), National Twnety20 Cup(Pakistan).
Q3. Who is the king of IPL?
Ans. Virat Kohli is the undisputed king of IPL.
Q4. Which is the richest cricket league in the world?
Ans. Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL), Pakistan Super League (PSL) are currently the richest cricket leagues in the world.
Q5. Why are Pakistan Players banned from IPL?
Ans. Pakistani Cricketers refused to play in the age because the organizers have not invited Pakistani cricketers to reconsider their stance.
Q6. Is PSL better than IPL?
Ans. PSL is better than IPL because the standards of bowling are high. The kind of bowlers you get in PSL cannot found in any other league, not even in IPL.
Q7. Will Pakistani players play in IPL?
Ans. Due to current political situations, IPL does not see participants of Pakistani Cricketers in IPL.
Q8. Do any Pakistani players play in IPL?
Ans. Due to political dusty ance between both countries, there are no any cricket matches will be played between both countries.
Q9. Which country cricket league is the most popular?
Ans. IPL is the most popular cricket league in the world.
Q10. Which is the richest cricket league?
Ans. Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL), Pakistan Super League (PSL) are currently the richest cricket leagues in the world.
Q11. Which cricket board is the richest in the world?
Ans. BCCI is the richest cricket board in the world.
Q12. Which is the oldest cricket league?
Ans. England and Wales firstly introduced the first T20 cricket league named as Twenty20 Cup, now known as the T20 Blast, which is the oldest cricket league.
Q13. Is IPL the richest cricket league in the world?
Ans. Yes, IPL is the richest league in the world, it pays its top layers far more from taking part in it.