5 most bizarre names of T20 franchises
The advent of T20 cricket has led to the introduction of several T20 leagues across the world with numerous teams having their own way of going about the game of cricket. Almost every recognized cricketing nation has a T20 league of its own consisting of at least 5-6 franchises.
Leagues like the IPL, Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League are popular compared to the others. The franchises playing these competitions have built a brand for themselves after playing for several years.
Building a brand comes only after coining a good name. While the team name in the franchise cricket usually consists of the region and a keyword that describes them, some franchise owners have chosen bizarre names for their teams that make them stand out among others.
Some of these teams have proven that there is nothing in the name and achieved great heights on the cricket field.
Let us take a look at 5 of the weirdest names of T20 franchises in the world.
#5 Rising Pune Supergiant
The reincarnation of the Pune franchise in the IPL were called the Rising Pune Supergiants when they first arrived in 2016. The men in violet and purple were in only for a couple of years due to the suspension of the CSK and RR.
After a forgettable season in 2016 when they languished at the bottom of the table, the team changed their name from 'Rising Pune Supergiants' to 'Rising Pune Supergiant' by dropping the 's'. The management contended that it was not just about a few players but the entire team had a 'Supergiant' ability.
It is very rare to find the names of cricket teams in a singular form. Pune's journey in the IPL was topsy-turvy. After finishing seventh in the league stage in 2016, they made it to the finals the following year. As of today, the RPS franchise stands defunct after the return of the CSK and RR.