Top 10 Best T20 Clubs 2016 – The Exclusive List

Best T20 Clubs 2016

Twenty 20 cricket is definitely the rage right now. Being the shortest format of the game, it delivers adrenaline pumping action from the very beginning along with nerve tingling climax towards the end, combing to that the modern elements of entertainment like theme songs and cheerleaders, the spectators go nuts. Twenty 20 was first introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board for inter-county competition in England and Wales in 2003. Soon the format started getting popular and in 2007 we had the first Twenty 20 World Cup that India won. Now almost every cricketing nation has a Twenty 20 league of its own where privately owned franchises compete against each other. Today we are counting down the Top 10 best T20 clubs of 2016.

Top 10 Best T20 Clubs 2016

10. Trinidad and Tobago

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trinidad and tobago

At number 10 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 is Trinidad and Tobago. It represents the county of Trinidad and Tobago in Caribbean T20 Championship. This is one of the more successful first class team and T20 franchise having won the WICB Cup ten times and the Regional Four Day Competition five times while being the reigning champion of Caribbean T20 with 3 titles yet. It was also runners-up in the inaugural Champions League T20. Its home ground is Queen Park’s Oval.

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9. Dhaka Gladiators

At number 9 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 we have Dhaka Gladiators, a Bangladeshi franchise T20 cricket club which is based in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka. They are the reigning champions of Bangladesh Premier League and have won consecutively in 2012 and 2013. The current owner of the team is Europa Group Bangladesh and its home ground is Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. They are currently coached by former England Player Ian Pont and Mashrafe Mortaza is currently serving as captain.

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8. Auckland Aces

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auckland aces

At number 8 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 is Auckland Aces, a first class cricket team and New Zealand T20 franchise based in Auckland. Auckland Aces are the most successful T20 franchise of New Zealand having won the HRV Twenty20 cup thrice, including the consecutives titles in 2011 and 2012. Its home ground is Eden Park Outer Oval. Coached by Matt Horne and captained by Gareth Hopkins, along with foreign players like Aaron Finch and Brad Hodge this team is definitely one of the best there is.

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7. Sydney Sixers

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sydney sixers

At number 7 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 we have the Sidney Sixers, an Australian T-20 franchise based in easterny Sydney and participates in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, This team has won the Big Bash cup in 2012 and also the Champion League Twenty20 in 2012 and thus became one of the best T20 teams in the world. Coached by Trevor Bayliss, Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is captaining the side.

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6. Wayamba Elevens

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wayamba elevens

At number 6 in our list is Wayamba Elevens, a Sri Lankan T20 franchise based in Kurunegala representing the North western of Sri Lanka in the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Championship. It has qualified for the Champion League Twenty20 many times under the captaincy of Mahela Jayawardane. Thilan Samaraveera and Ajantha Mendis are some of the national players who have played for this team and take it to its heights. It’s home ground is Welegedara Stadium.

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5. Lahore Lions

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lahore lions

At number 5 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 is Lahore Lions, a Pakistani Twenty20 franchise based in Lahore. Counted as among the top domestic teams in Pakistan, it participates in Faisal Bank T20 cup, won the Haier T20 cup thrice in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Often considered the second best T20 club in Pakistan after Sialkot Stallions, they keep working hard for the coveted number 1 position. Their home ground is LCCA Ground Gaddafi Stadium. Muhammad Hafeez is the captain of this team.

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4. Sialkot Stallions

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sialkot stallions

At number 4 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 is Sialkot Stallions, a Pakistani Twenty20 franchise based in Sialkot which participates in the Faysal Bank T20 cup and RBS Twenty20 Cup. It is the most successful T20 franchise from Pakistan having won 6 championship titles including 5 consecutive titles from 2006 to 2010. The team also holds the record for 25 games win streak at a top tier T20 competition. Its home ground is Jinnah Stadium.

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3. Mumbai Indians

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mumbai indians

At number 3 in our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 is Mumbai Indians, an Indian Twenty20 franchise based in Mumbai which participates in the IPL. It is one of the most successful franchises in the world having won the IPL in 2013 and the Champions League Twenty20 title in 2011 and 2013 becoming the 1st team to win this international Twenty20 league more than once. Its home ground is Wankhede Stadium and is captained by Rohit Sharma.

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2. Victorian Bushrangers

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victorian bushrangers

At number 2 in our list is Victorian Bushrangers, an Australian Twenty20 franchise based in Melbourne that participates in KFC Big Bash League. It has won 4 titles yet, including three consecutive titles from 2006 to 2008. Their home ground is the Melbourne Cricket Stadium.  The team is coached by Greg Shipperd and is captained by Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade. Known for their consistent performances and calmness on the field, they are one of the best Twenty20 clubs in the world.

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1. Chennai Super Kings

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chennai superkings

At the top of our list of Best T20 Clubs 2016 is Chennai Super Kings; an Indian Twenty 20 franchise based in Chennai and participates in IPL. It is the most successful team of IPL having won the titles twice consecutively in 2010 and 2011 and the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010, thus becoming the 1st Indian team to do so. Boasting some of the best players in the whole and world and also one of the best captains in world cricket in the form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, they are an unstoppable juggernaut.  Their home stadium is M.A Chidambaram Stadium.
The franchise has been temporarily been suspended for two years by the Supreme Court of India.

These are the Top 10 Best T20 Clubs 2016. Each of these clubs consists of some of the best players in the whole world and some of the best fan bases. These teams have not only helped the pros to polish their craft but have also have a given platform for many a young lads to showcase their talents and become heroes on their own rights.

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Top 10 Best T20 Clubs 2016 – The Exclusive List

1. Chennai Super Kings
2. Victorian Bushrangers
3. Mumbai Indians
4. Sialkot Stallions
5. Lahore Lions
6. Wayamba Elevens
7. Sydney Sixers
8. Auckland Aces
9. Dhaka Gladiators
10. Trinidad and Tobago