Why IPL is not just the richest but also the Toughest T20 tournament in the World?

Indian Premier League which started in 2013 has grown in stature with every passing year and emerged as one of the biggest T20 leagues in the world. Apart from the huge amount spent in the marquee event by various stakeholders, the pressure of performing is a bit high as compare to other leagues like PSL, BBL, and The Hundred.

The league is the toughest among fellow T20 Leagues conducted all over the world due to several reasons. Let us understand them in detail.

  1. The overseas players who are playing for the different franchises are usually top-class International stars who are taken by the different franchises on the high amount so the pressure on them to perform consistently in every match is quite high as compare to Indian counterparts.
  2. For e.g. Last year Maxwell was in PBKS franchise where he failed to score single six in entire 2020 editions and later he was released and taken by RCB for ongoing IPL 2021 edition.
  3. If you look at the points table of IPL 2021, three teams which include Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified for playoffs only one position is left and 4 teams barring SRH is competing for that spot which ideally speaks about the intensity of competition.
  4. In every edition of IPL, you witness close matches which is certainly large in a ratio that often doesn’t happen in the rest of other leagues and the amount of Super Over which has been played in the last edition of IPL speaks the quality of cricket which is played in the cash-rich league.
  5. T2o is batsman dominated game where nothing much is there for bowlers but the ones who are skillful certainly make a mark on the pedestal and some of the bowlers like Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Umran Malik has been clocking speeds like 145Kmph-152 Kmph which clearly indicated the class of bowlers who take part in IPL.