As a Cricket fan and owner of this blog, I admire all three leagues that we’re discussing in this post. However, we will analyze different factors to provide an independent comparison of PSL vs. IPL vs. Big Bash in 2020.
First, we will explain these cricket leagues one by one; then, we will compare them. We hope you like it and it will increase your knowledge. Let’s start from Pakistan Super League, also known as PSL.
Pakistan Super League PSL 2020
Firstly, Pakistan Cricket Board started PSL in 2016. PSL is the T20 cricket league in which players from Pakistan and other countries participate every year. PCB started Pakistan Super League due to massive demand from millions of crazy cricket fans from Pakistan.
As Pakistan’s neighbor countries started their cricket leagues, and due to some political problems in these countries, players from Pakistan didn’t participate in these leagues. So, after the massive demand of fans, PCB launched this cricket league to bring young talent from Pakistan and provide entertainment to Cricket Fans.
From the last 4 years, mostly matches of PSL played in UAE due to security issues in Pakistan. However, after better security conditions, now PCB announced this time PSL would host in Pakistan from Opening Ceremony to the final of PSL. In the initial stages, the popularity of PSL was slightly low globally.
In the first season, the prize of winning the team of Pakistan Super League was 1 million USD. The amount was meager as compared to other cricket leagues. However, last year’s winning prize was 2 million USD, and PCB decided to give 5 million USD to the winning team in the upcoming PSL 5.
Indian Premier League IPL 2020
Indian Premier League is the world’s most famous cricket league. Indian Cricket Board BCCI decided to launch a cricket league at the domestic level. However, they invited top-class players from all over the world to make this league famous.
Certainly, IPL gets popularity in the very initial stage of the league and beat in population all other cricket leagues around the world. The main reason was the population of India, more than 1 billion cricket lovers support this league that was nothing less than a miracle. This league was launched in 2008.
Due to the great support of 1 billion fans, IPL got immense media popularity in the world. Broadcasters from all over the world want to rights of broadcasting. But, IPL gives rights to the top 25 media bidding channels in India and other regions of the world.
Another fantastic reason for IPL popularity is batting pitches and top players from all over the world, including India. As we said, BCCI setup batting pitches, so teams of IPL score high in every second match. Players like Ab De Villiers, Steve Smith, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni, and others hit boundaries. Crazy cricket fans love these moments, and IPL got popularity due to the fantastic response of fans.
Big Bash League 2020
After the massive popularity of different cricket leagues, the Australian Cricket Board launched a cricket league with the title of Big Bash League. Big Bash league got a fantastic reputation just because of cold weather in Australia and high standards of Cricket grounds.
Big Bash decided to give the same importance to bowlers as they give to batsmen. For this purpose, they do no set the pitch flat the same as IPL. They set different pitches, like dry and green pitch conditions that support bowlers as well as batsmen.
As per news sources, last season’s winning price of Big Bash was 0.9 million USD. It is huge money but still very less as compared to the Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League.
When we compare the winning prize of all these cricket leagues. Big Bash and Pakistan Super League have the almost same prize, PSL has slightly more. On the other side, the Indian Premier League has huge prize money as compare to PSL and Big Bash.
The audience is a very dominant factor in the success and failure of any cricket league. As we know that Indian people are crazy towards cricket, and also the population of India is more than 1 billion. So, IPL is the winner in this part of the comparison.
As per the BCCI press release, IPL had a profit of about 31 million USD last season. On the other side, PSL has 2 million USD in profit. However, Big bash has not even 1 million USD in profit.
When we come to the commentators of these leagues, all these leagues have the best and senior-most commentators. Indian Premier League has Manjrekar, Sashtri, and Siddhu. Pakistan Super League has Ramiz Raja, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younas while Big bash has Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, and Adam Gilchrist.
PSL, IPL, and Big Bash league are the domestic cricket leagues of Pakistan, India, and Australia, respectively. All these countries are known for the home of crazy cricket fans. So, Cric Dash have respect for all these cricket leagues. It was just a general comparison of PSL vs. IPL vs. Big Bash. We hope you like it. If you any other information which you want to share, then let us know in the comments.