The Top 10 Popular Cricket Tournaments In The World

In this article, we have mentioned information related to the top cricket 10 tournaments in the world and more about each of them.

Cricket tournaments play an important role in the world of cricket. It has different formats of 90 overs like Test, 50 overs like ODI as well as 20 overs like T20 matches, which maintains the interests of fans as well as cricketers. Here, we will see those ten cricket tournaments that created the interest and maintain it.

1. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup

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The Cricket World Cup is one of the biggest cricket tournaments held every four years of interval. It was started in 1975. In the middle of many other international tournaments, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has maintained its position of sticking at number 1 till the date it started. In this tournament, a total of 10 teams participated of which 4 teams qualified for the semi-finals, out of them only 2 teams qualified for the finals and one team holds the trophy.

2. World Test Championship

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The World Test Championship (WTC) is also known as the World Cup of Test Cricket. It lasts for two years and involves teams earning points by winning or drawing series against strong opponents. The top two teams after 27 series get to play in the final match at Lord’s, England. Every match is important, as even winning at home against weaker teams gives fewer points than winning away against tough opponents. Right now, Australia is doing well, but India, England, and other teams are trying to catch up. This cycle began in June 2023 and will finish in June 2025.

3. ICC Champions Trophy

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The ICC Champions Trophy is also known as the ICC knockout tournament. It was started in 1998 and since then played once every four years at fixed intervals. In this tournament top eight teams take part, those eight teams are set by the ranking of ICC. In 2017 International Cricket Council abandoned the competition, opting for a single major prize in each of the three cricket formats. However, this choice was overturned in 2021, and the tournament is scheduled to make its comeback in 2025. 

4. T20 World Cup

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The T20 World Cup is one of the most important cricketing tournaments in the world. This tournament was established in 2007 and created a storm. It has gained the same popularity as the ODI World Cup and has played in the same interval of four years.

5. Ashes Series

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The Ashes series is one of the oldest and most important cricket tournaments in the world. This series is mainly held between England and Australia once every two years. It was started in 1882. They play five super intense matches called Test matches in the famous stadium like Lord’s Cricket Ground. The winning team gets the famous title name “The Ashes”. Currently, Australia has the Ashes because they drew 2-2 in 2023.

6. Indian Premier League

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Indian Premier League which is shortly known as IPL, is one the most important league game of India. It was started in 2008 and plays on the format of T20. Annually, in March-May it holds, also it broadcasts on Disney+ Hotstar earlier, and from 2023 Jio Cinema has become its broadcasting source. 10 total teams take part in this league in which each team contains different players from different countries, out of these ten teams only two teams take part in the finals and one wins the trophy. 

7. NatWest Series

The Natwest Series comprised a sequence of One Day International (ODI) tournaments hosted in England, with the final edition held in 2012. The chief sponsor for these tournaments was the National Westminster Bank. NatWest has been actively involved in promoting the T20 Blast Series.

8. Border- Gavaskar Series

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Border- Gavaskar Series is a series of Test cricket held between India and Australia. This series was named after Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar which was started in 1996 and till now it has 16 editions. And India is in the winning zone of this series it won 10 editions.

9. Asia Cup

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The Asia Cup is a big cricket tournament in Asia that is held every two years. Teams like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and one more team play in two formats: One Day Internationals (ODIs) or Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). India has won it the most (8 times), followed by Sri Lanka (6) and Pakistan (2). The cup started in 1984 and is a major warm-up for the Cricket World Cup. It helps teams practice and spot new talents. In 2023, India won in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

10. The Australian Tri-Series

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The Australian Tri-Series was one of the important tournaments of cricket which is no longer held. It was also called the Commonwealth Bank Series and was a famous cricket tournament in Australia from 1979-80 to 2014-15. Three teams including Australia and two visiting teams, played in two stages. First, they had a round-robin stage where each team played the others four times, making 12 matches in total. Then, the top two teams with the most points went to the finals. These finals were usually a best-of-three setup. If the series was tied 1-1 after two matches, they played a third one to decide the overall winner.

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