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IPL 2018: 4 reasons why IPL is better than any other domestic T20 league in the world

Sanyam Yadav
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Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings - IPL T20
The IPL is an enriching spectacle

When the Indian Premier league started in early 2008, T20 format was a newbie in cricket. The fans were still trying to get to grips with the shorter and highly effervescent format. One thing was clear though, the format excited the audiences. It drew large numbers in the stadiums and was oriented for the casual fans.

A decade later, it is fair to say that T20 cricket has established itself firmly in world cricket. Following the footsteps of the IPL, many different leagues have been launched across the world and to an extent, each of those leagues has been very popular and productive.

But if a comparison has to be drawn between these domestic leagues, the IPL stands out of the lot. Here, we look at four reasons that explain why the IPL is considered to be an epitome of T20 cricket and why the IPL is the best domestic league in the world :

#1 The Quality of cricket

Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders - IPL T20
Cricket is of high quality in the IPL

The quality at which the games are played in the IPL is extremely high and, close to international standards. The batsmen score runs, the bowlers pick up wickets and, the fielders pull off some outrageous catches in the outfield.

There is never a dull moment and, most of the matches go down to the wire.The competition is such that it demands the players to up their games to evolve and adapt to high-pressure situations.

This is one of the reasons why youngsters who play in the IPL are accustomed to high-pressure moments and, hence succeed on the International stage as well.

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