T10 League

T10 league

What Is The T10 League?

The T10 League is a tournament based in Abu Dhabi approved by the Emirates Cricket board. The format is ten overs per side. This tournament differs slightly to the popular Vitality Blast and Big Bash League, purely down to their being 10 less overs played.

When Is The T10 League Played?

The T10 League is contested every year, the next edition will be played in November 2023. The T10 League is arguably the biggest domestic tournament that takes place in Abu Dhabi every year.

History Of The T10 League

The first edition of the T10 League was in 2017. The most successful teams are Northern Warriors and Deccan Gladiators who have both won the T10 League on two separate occasions. The competition’s value and TV audience has grown significantly since its inception, with its overall popularity growing year on year.

Top Run Scorer In T10 League History

West Indies national cricket team wicket keeper batter Nicolas Pooran scored 345 runs in the most recent T10 League campaign, these runs came off just 147 balls at a strike rate of 234.69.

Top Wicket Taker In T10 League History

Dwaine Pretorius of the South Africa national cricket team and Jordan Thompson both took 12 wickets in the 2022 T10 League. Bowlers are limited to bowling just two overs per innings in the T10 League format.

Memorable Games In The T10 League

Ten overs is the shortest format in cricket, matches are normally done in around 90 minutes so its appeal to broadcasters and TV audiences is obvious and the format has provided some remarkable performances to date. This was the case in 2021 when Team Abu Dhabi met the Northern Warriors. Abu Dhabi scored on imposing 146 for 6, South African Colin Ingram hit 61 in just 25 balls as Oshane Thomas went for 50 runs in his two overs. Chasing this down would be a record chase for Warriors in ten over cricket. Kemmar Lewis and Moeen Ali achieved this with staggering ease winning the match by ten wickets with 5 balls to spare. Lewis hit 65 not out off 32 balls but this was topped by England cricket team player Moeen Ali who picked up player of the match with 77 not out off just 23 balls (a strike rate of 334.78!) hitting no fewer than nine sixes.

In terms of individual batting feats in the T10 League, nobody has scored a century yet but in 2021 Englishman Tom Kohler-Cadmore fell agonisingly close for Deccan Gladiators against Bangla Tigers. He smashed 96 off just 39 balls falling on the fourth last ball of the 10th over. He hit twelve fours and 5 sixes in his record breaking innings which became the highest score to date in the format. His team totalled 140 for 1, in reply Bangla Tigers were all out for just 78 in 8.3 overs falling to 62 run defeat. Fittingly Kohler-Cadmore took the final catch to complete the win in this impressive T10 League match.

Similar Competitions To The T10 League

The T10 league and 10 over cricket in general is a growing format of the game but is essentially a franchise cricket tournament similar to the Caribbean Premier League and the SA20 League. Those interested in this page may also want to check out those sections.