The Indian Premier League (IPL) is an Indian franchise T20 cricket league. The league is organized by the Indian Cricket Board every year. The league was founded back in 2007. Eight city-based franchise teams participate in IPL, and two new teams have been introduced for IPL 2022. Therefore IPL has ten city-based franchise teams now.
The names of the IPL teams are:
- Mumbai Indians
- Chennai Super Kings
- Punjab Kings
- Delhi Capitals
- Rajasthan Royals
- Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Kolkata Knight Riders
And Two new teams introduced in IPL 2022 are:
- Lucknow Super Giants
- Gujarat Titans
IPL is the most profitable cricket league in the world. The league generally conducts during the Indian summer season; April, May, and June. Both domestic and international cricketers took part in this league and played together to win the title. IPL is a boon for young uncapped cricketers who got a chance to play with or against their idols. It is a perfect platform to learn from the best in business for youngsters. Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL history with 5 IPL titles.
Big Bash League
Big Bash League (BBL) is an Australian franchise T20 league organized by Cricket Australia. The league was established in 2011, and a total of 8 cities based franchise teams take part in this competition to win the title.
The names of the BBL teams are:
- Melbourne Stars
- Melbourne Renegades
- Adelaide Strikers
- Brisbane Heat
- Sydney Thunder
- Sydney Sixers
- Perth Scorchers
- Hobart Hurricanes
The BBL matches are played in Australia during their summer season; in December, January and February. The aim of the league is to find or promote new talent and to give a chance to young cricketers to learn from the experts. Perth Scorchers is the most successful team of BBL with 4 BBL titles.
BBL vs IPL Comparison
|Origin||The Indian Premier League (IPL) was founded back in 2007 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).||The Big Bash League (BBL) was founded back in 2011 by Cricket Australia.|
|Format||The IPL features ten teams from 10 different Indian cities, and each team plays twice with other teams in the league phase. One game at home and one away game.||The BBL features eight teams from 6 different Australian cities, and each team plays two matches with other teams in the league phase. One home game and one away game.|
|Squad||The IPL features the best cricketers across the world, and the team is comprised of 18 to 25 players in the squad, with a maximum of 8 overseas players. Four overseas players can be included in playing XI for a particular match.||The BBL features 19 contracted players in the squad for a season with six overseas players. Only three overseas players can be included in the playing XI for a particular match, and each team can also have two overseas players as a replacement.|
|Prize Money||The total prize money in IPL for the winner varies from season to season, but the prize money is generally INR 20 crore for the winning team and INR 12.5 crore for the runners-up. But in IPL 2020, BCCI halved the prize money, and the winning team got INR 10 crore.||The total prize money BBL 2020/21 winner received was approximately INR 2.45 crore, and the runners-up got approximately INR 1.50 crore.|
|Team Strength||IPL has very strong teams, and the competition is always very close and real when it comes to team strength. IPL has witnessed three different winners in the last five years, which indicates the level of competition in IPL.||BBL also is a very tough league, and the BBL has witnessed four different winners in the past five seasons. Each franchise has good quality players on their side, which makes this league interesting and highly competitive.|
|Worldwide Fame||There is no doubt in accepting the fact that IPL is the most popular cricket league across the world. The IPL has millions of followers who eagerly wait for its arrival, and IPL is like a festival in India where fans support their teams and enjoy cricket.||The BBL is the 2nd most successful league after IPL and has a good number of fans in Australia and outside Australia.|