BBL vs IPL : What the differences between Indian T20 League and Big Bash League

Here is everything you need to about BBL vs IPL in T20 Cricket. BBL (Big Bash League) is the Australian Cricket Premier League which is held every year. IPL (Indian premier league) is the Indian T20 League.

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When the IPL and BBL Started First

Starting Of IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league, contested by eight teams based out of eight different Indian cities. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. It is usually held between March and May of every year and has an exclusive window in the ICC Future Tours Programme.

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After 2022 IPL Mega Auction IPL will become 10 teams tournament when two new teams will join the league.

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Starting Of BBL

The Big Bash League (known as the KFC Big Bash League for sponsorship reasons, often abbreviated to BBL or Big Bash) is an Australian professional franchise Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. The Big Bash League replaced the previous competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, and features eight city-based franchises instead of the six state teams which had participated previously.

In the previous 2020-21, Big Bash Season Sydney Sixers beat Perth Scorchers to become the BBL 10 champion. They also won the 2019-20 season after defeating Melbourne Stars in the BBL 9 final.

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Teams Of BBL vs IPL

Initial Teams of Indian premier league

  1. Mumbai Indians
  2. Chennai Super Kings
  3. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  4. Rajasthan Royals
  5. Deccan Chargers
  6. Kolkata Knight Riders
  7. Kings XI Punjab
  8. Delhi Daredevils

  • But Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced Deccan Chargers in 2012 and debuted in 2013.
  • Gujarat Lions and Pune Warriors India also played in 2016 and 2013 IPL addition.
  • Kings XI Punjab changed their name to Punjab Kings in February 2021.

Teams Of Big Bash League

  1. Sydney Thunder
  2. Sydney Sixers
  3. Hobart Hurricanes
  4. Perth Scorchers
  5. Melbourne Stars
  6. Melbourne Renegades
  7. Brisbane Heat
  8. Adelaide Strikers

All Champions Till Now In Indian premier league and Big Bash League

2008Rajasthan Royals
2009Deccan Chargers
2010Chennai Super Kings
2011Chennai Super Kings
2012Kolkata Knight Riders
2013Mumbai Indians
2014Kolkata Knight Riders
2015Mumbai Indians
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
2017Mumbai Indians
2018Chennai Super Kings
2019Mumbai Indians
2020Mumbai Indians


2011-12Sydney Sixers
2012-13Brisbane Heat
2013-14Perth Scorchers
2014-15Perth Scorchers
2015-16Sydney Thunder
2016-17Perth Scorchers
2017-18Adelaide Strikers
2018-19Melbourne Renegades
2019-20Sydney Sixers
2020-21Sydney Sixers

In IPL (Indian premier league) players participate from all over the world except Pakistan and Indian players don’t participate in any foreign leagues.

Prize Money


Cricket Australia increased the prize money for the BBL to a total of $890,000 for the four finalists from the 2015–16 season, after the Champions League Twenty20 tournament was discontinued effect from 2015. The prize money will be split between the teams as follows:

  • $20,000 – To the team finishing fifth in the season
  • $80,000 – To each losing semi-finalist
  • $260,000 – To the Runners up
  • $450,000 – To the Champion of the season


There are many awards distributed along with the IPL prize money like Purple Cup (Most Wicket Taker), Orange Cup (Most Run Scorer), Most Valuable Player, Emerging player, Fair play award, Most sixes award etc.

IPL prize money started with 4.8 crores to Winners and 2.4 crores to runners up. Then it varies between 10 to 20 crores for winners and 5 to 12.5 for runners up.

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