Back in the 1950s, there was only one format in cricket, and that was Test cricket. The players toiled on the cricket field for five or even more days before the match produced a result. A few decades later, the organizers introduced the ODI format. Both teams played 60 overs each, with the team scoring the most runs winning the contest. ODI cricket became famous worldwide because of the Cricket World Cups.
Soon, the organizers cut down the number of overs to 50. As years passed, the organizers felt a need to introduce a shorter format to ensure that the fans do not lose interest in the game. In 2007, the ICC planned the T20 World Cup, which brought about a revolution in world cricket. T20 cricket gave birth to domestic leagues, where players from all around the world assembled under one roof to compete against each other.
In 2020, every cricket playing nation has a T20 league of its own. While the BCCI does not allow its players to participate in foreign competitions, the other boards permit their cricketers to compete abroad.
Players like Shane Watson and AB de Villiers have quit international cricket, but they have continued to play in the domestic cricket leagues. The cricketers earn more money in relatively lesser time through these competitions, which is why every league can attract the star players. In this listicle, we will look at the top five players with the most number of T20 championship wins globally.
Here’s the list:
5. Rohit Sharma – 9
Rohit Sharma, the Indian limited-overs team’s vice-captain, stands at the fifth position on this countdown. Sharma was a part of the Indian team that won the T20 World Cup in 2007. Two years later, the right-handed batsman won his maiden IPL title as a part of the Deccan Chargers squad.
Later, Rohit Sharma shifted to the Mumbai Indians. In his 10-year stint with MI, The Hitman has won four championships. It is noteworthy that all of MI’s title triumphs have come under Rohit’s captaincy. Besides, Sharma also won the Champions League T20 tournament once with the Mumbai Indians.
Rohit won the Asia Cup T20 in 2016 and led the Indian team to the Nidahas Trophy win in 2018. Thus, these are the nine trophies that Rohit Sharma has won as a player in T20 cricket. The Mumbai opener could soon touch the double digits if the Mumbai Indians could win IPL 2020 in the UAE.
4. Lasith Malinga – 9
Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has achieved much success in white-ball cricket. He is the leading wicket-taker in IPL history, whereas Malinga has also done well in the other T20 leagues. Talking about his T20 title wins with Sri Lanka first, Malinga won the T20 World Cup in 2014.
In the Indian Premier League, the 37-year-old veteran has seized four trophies with the Mumbai Indians. And, in 2011, he won the Champions League T20 cup with Mumbai. Besides, the Sri Lankan star won the 2014 Super 4’s T20 as a part of the Southern Express squad.
Lasith Malinga has also won one Bangladesh Premier League trophy. The Galle-based player was a member of the BPL winning Rangpur Riders squad in 2017. Ten years before that, Malinga had won the Twenty20 Cup in England, representing Kent.
3. Shoaib Malik – 11
Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Shoaib Malik has been playing international cricket since 1999. Under Malik’s captaincy, Pakistan had reached the summit clash of the inaugural T20 World Cup. Although the Men in Green could not win that year, they secured their maiden T20 World Cup two years later, with Malik being a vital member of the squad.
A majority of Malik’s T20 title wins have taken place in the National T20 Cup of Pakistan. He represented the Sialkot Stallions for a decade and won six trophies with the team. Shoaib Malik also won the Caribbean Premier League with Barbados Tridents in 2014.
Besides, Malik has won two Bangladesh Premier League trophies with the Comilla Victorians. Lastly, he had won a tri-series with the Pakistan team in 2018-19, also involving Zimbabwe and Australia.
2. Kieron Pollard – 14
Caribbean all-rounder Kieron Pollard is the captain of the West Indies ODI and T20I cricket teams. Pollard was a part of the West Indian team that won the T20 World Cup in 2012. However, in 2016, the Men in Maroon managed to triumph without Pollard’s services.
The 33-year-old has participated in all the top T20 leagues on the planet. He has won four IPL trophies and two Champions League T20 events with the Mumbai Indians. He has played cricket for Trinidad and Tobago regularly since 2006. The all-rounder won the Stanford T20 Cup with T & T in 2008, while his team won the Caribbean Twenty20 three times between 2010 and 2013.
Pollard had won the Bangladesh Premier League with Dhaka Gladiators in 2012, while he lifted the Caribbean Premier League trophy in 2014 with the Barbados Tridents. Recently, he won the CPL 2020 as a part of the Trinbago Knight Riders team.
1. Dwayne Bravo – 14
Former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo is one of the few players on the planet to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice. Bravo featured in the West Indian squads of the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups, playing a match-winning role for them. He has won two IPL titles and one CLT20 trophy as a part of the Chennai Super Kings squad.
Like Kieron Pollard, Bravo had been an integral part of the Trinidad and Tobago team in the T20 format. He won the Caribbean Twenty20 competition thrice. The all-rounder has won the Caribbean Premier League four times with the Trinbago Knight Riders.
Bravo also seized the Big Bash League title with the Victorian team in 2009/10, whereas two years later, he won the same trophy with the Sydney Sixers. Thus, these are the 14 titles that DJ Bravo has won in the T20 format.
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