Four coincidences in the inaugural seasons of Indian T20 League and Women’s T20 League

The inaugural season of the Indian T20 League took place in 2008 while that of Women’s T20 League commenced on March 4, 2023

Similarities between Indian T20 League and Women's T20 League
Similarities between Indian T20 League and Women's T20 League (Source: Twitter)

The inaugural seasons of the Indian T20 League and the Women’s T20 League have had a lot of similarities within the opening days of the latter competition. The two competitions rank among India’s most popular cricket leagues in men’s and women’s cricket, respectively. Their brand values are extremely high, and numerous Indian city and state-based franchises contend for the coveted championship. The Women’s T20 League 2023 season began on March 4, and in just the first three games of the competition, there have been a few similarities to the Indian T20 League’s inaugural season in 2008. Here are four such uncanny similarities.

4.Opening games of both tournaments were one-sided

Women's T20 League Bangalore Franchise
Bangalore Franchise (Source: twitter)

In 2008, the Kolkata franchise thrashed Bangalore in the Indian T20 opener. In the meantime, Gujarat women’s team were destroyed by Mumbai women’s team in the Women’s T20 League opener, making the first-ever games of the two premier T20 Leagues of India a one-sided contest.

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