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Currently, the IPL is one of the most cash-rich leagues in the world, with a viewership of 462 million viewers in India alone.
That figure was recorded last season, while a jump in viewership is expected in the upcoming 13th edition of IPL 2020. The league is expected to grow and reach to further heights.
India’s arch-rivals Pakistan too, kick-started their own domestic T20 league, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), following in the footsteps of IPL.
While the Indian league has already established itself as one of the top T20 tournaments in the world, the PSL is also looking to follow suit.
While it would not be fair to compare the two leagues, as IPL has been running for more than twice as many years as the PSL, still we decided to pip the two leagues in front of each other.
Here are three things that make the Pakistan Super League different from IPL and other domestic T20 leagues:
3) In the PSL there is a balance between bowling and batting
Ever since the inception of T20 cricket, it has been deemed as a format, where the batsmen reign supreme. The bowlers get decimated in this format, where there is a lot of aggressive batting and big-hitting.
And, this trend has been evident in international cricket, as well as in domestic T20 leagues across the world, where batsmen clearly dominate the bowlers.
The same can be seen in IPL as well, but it’s not a common sight in PSL, where there is a stark balance between the bowlers and the batsmen. Even stats back this claim, in 2018, IPL teams crossed the score of 200 runs 15 times, which is quite baffling.
Moreover, in the IPL, the teams were declared all-out just 12 times in 120 innings overall, but in the PSL, in the same time frame, 10 teams got all-out in 66 innings throughout the season.