Cricket is a very popular sport, and its players work hard to ensure that they are able to deliver incredible games. Whether they are playing Test matches or just hitting the wickets in any other tournament, there is always something good to look forward to. Here are some of the best cricket tournaments and leagues to look out for in 2022.
The Ashes is the name for the Test matches between Australia and England. It takes place every year and they take it in turn to host each game. This time around, Australia will host the games. The five matches will take place in different cities across the country.
The name of this competition came about after Australia won its first Test in England, back in 1882. A satirical obituary then appeared claiming that English cricket had died and the “ashes” of the body would be transported to Australia. This then led to the English captain declaring that they would return to Australia to reclaim the ashes in the future.
This series kicks off in December of 2021, but it does go into 2022. With Australia having won more of the games than England so far, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
The Asia Cup
The 2022 Asia Cup is likely to be one of the most interesting tournaments of the year. Pakistan are the hosts, with India being the defending champions. It is a One Day International and Twenty20 International tournament, with the games switching between the styles for each tournament, and was founded to help promote goodwill through Asian countries using cricket.
It is the only continental championship in cricket, reason enough to check it out, but it is also a great chance to see some of the top talent in Asia play. You won’t want to miss out on any of the action that goes down here!
The Indian Premier League
One of the best Twenty20 cricket leagues by fae is the Indian Premier League. Eight teams from across India take part in this contest and it is always a great spectacle to tune into. This is the most-attended cricket league in the world, and you are never going to see a dull match here.
Want to know more about how these matches are going to play out? You need to take a look at 10CRIC`s Cricket betting odds! These will hopefully give you some clear insights into what you might expect from the teams as they compete. There will always be a favourite and an underdog heading into games like this – but the great thing about cricket is that the teams can spin it on their head!
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy
The Ashes is just one of many test series played around the world. The game between India and Australia sees the two teams play for the Border-Gavaskar trophy, named for Allen Border and Sunil Gavaskar, two celebrated former captains of the teams.
India currently holds the trophy and if the coming Test series is drawn then they will continue to hold it. The matches play out across some of the finest venues for cricket in both countries, from the Gabba in Brisbane to Eden Gardens in Kolkata. If you want to see two of the biggest and best cricket teams in the world compete, you need to tune into this Test Series.
The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup
This will be the 8th ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and is due to be held in Australia. With 16 participating countries, it is sure to be a clash of the cricket titans that you don’t want to miss. The exact line up of teams has not been announced just yet, but will be decided by the outcome of the World Cup in 2021.
The teams who are able to reach the Super 12 phase of this tournament will gain automatic entry to the 2022 competition. The other four teams will be decided by the Global Qualifiers. With two Global Qualifier competitions, it will be the top two teams from each side who will be chosen to move forward to the main world cup.
The T20 Blast
If you want to follow what the English and Welsh county cricket teams are up to, you need to keep an eye on the T20 Blast competition. This competition is organised across either three or two divisions depending on the year. After all, there are 18 teams taking place in this competition, so there is plenty to explore.
With cricket having started in England, it can be worth tuning into this competition to see how it is flourishing in its home nation. Though there are other sports in the UK which are much bigger, there will always be a good following of cricket.
The Legends Cricket League
Keep an eye on cricket in the UAE in March 2022. Some former international cricketers have come together to play in a new T20 tournament that is due to kick off here, showcasing some of the legends and best players.
The names of the players are yet to be announced, but it is thought to be some top former internationals from a variety of countries including India, Pakistan, and England amongst others. It is thought that this league will be a tri-series format. It could be a fantastic opportunity to see some of the biggest stars in the world of cricket take to the field once more!
These are some of the biggest events in the world of cricket taking place in 2022! A true cricket fan won’t want to miss a single minute of the action. 2022 is likely to produce some brilliant moments, whether they are through the introduction of the Legends of Cricket League or the ever-entertaining IPL. Which competitions are you looking forward to the most? Take a look at each of them and then make a note to follow all the action as it unfolds!