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Ranking the 10 best teams from the T20 leagues across the globe

This format introduced fearlessness, creativity and also made the life of bowlers a bit more difficult.

Dwayne Bravo Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2012
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: Hindustan Times)

The international version of the T20 format saw its 1000th game being played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, where the Indians were stunned by a spirited Bangladeshi performance. Nevertheless, it marked a historic occasion and in just 13 years of its existence, the format has had an impact on the game like no other.

This format introduced fearlessness, creativity and also made the life of bowlers a bit more difficult. There were some myths haunting the format in its initial years like the art of wrist-spin coming to an end and cricket losing its status as the gentleman’s game, but as it turns out, the wrist-spinners became a very important facet in the shortest format and the second one, well, its arguable.

On this wonderful occasion, let’s rate the ten best teams among the T20 leagues across the globe.

10. Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo: IANS)

One of the most underrated teams in the Indian Premier League, the Sunrisers Hyderabad went on to achieve great heights right from its first season. Apart from the 2014 and 2015 edition, they made it to the final four in each of their seven editions of existence, winning the trophy once under the stewardship of David Warner in 2016.

The Sunrisers are known to make amazing deals at the auction table and perhaps every season, they roped in one match-winner. The likes of Tom Moody and VVS Laxman have done a tremendous job in the coaching staff, well supported by the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan.

They have some of the finest players in their ranks like Kane Williamson, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Shakib Al Hasan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. They have invested heavily in young fast bowlers in the last few auctions and it’ll be interesting to see where they go with that.

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