Recently, cricket has got huge fame around the world. Especially, the youngsters are getting into the sports more and more. Besides, the impact of cricket on social media is noticeable. Millions of people worldwide follow their favourite players and playing teams. In Asia, there are more than cricket-playing countries. Most of them are active on social media. Here, we will make a list of the top 5 Asian cricket teams popular on social media.
5 most popular Asian cricket teams on social sites:
Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have a huge audience level of different teams. Folks from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have always cheered for their respective teams. Even the fan following of these teams on social media corroborates that love for the game is on another level. Let us have a look at the top 5 most popular Asian cricket teams on these networking sites.
The Afghanistan cricket team has stars like Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Their brand gives an impact of excitement on social media sites. Here is their follower level on different sites. In fact, the number will be increasing in the coming years.
- Twitter – 0.69 million
- Instagram -0.3 million
- Facebook – 2.9 million
4. Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka has been such an Asian cricket team that has been showing progress over the years. Many promising cricketers have come up and have gained a good number of followers. The team also won the Asia Cup trophy in 2022. Here are how their social media pages look.
- Facebook – 3.7 million
- Instagram – 0.35 million
- Twitter – 1.2 million
Bangladesh debuted in 1986 and since then, they have played 43 matches in the distinguished tournaments. In those tournaments, they have won only 7 games and lost 36. They are yet to grab their maiden title in the Asia Cup but despite these underwhelming facts, they have more than 20 million followers on social media.
On Facebook, they have earned 14 million supporters while on Twitter, 3.5 million fans are following them. Along with these two social media platforms, they are famous on Instagram too. On the 13-year-old social site, the Bangladeshi team has earned 2.6 million fans.
Since the 2012 Asia Cup, the performance of Bangladesh in white-ball cricket has witnessed a steep rise. In that tournament, they qualified for the finals for the first time and concluded their journey as runners-up, against Pakistan. In the 2016 and 2018 instalments of the tournament, they finished as runners-up, both times losing to India.
- Facebook – 14.25 million
- Instagram – 2.5 million
- Twitter – 3.4 million
Pakistan is in third place among the most successful teams in Asia Cup with two titles. In 2000, they became the champions for the first time, beating Sri Lanka at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka. After their maiden trophy victory, they failed in the next three tournaments of the Asia Cup.
In 2012, they snatched their second title with their close 2-run win against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Mirpur. In 2014 and 2022, they qualified for the final but could not get the opportunities and finished their journey as runners-up, losing to Sri Lanka.
When it is to their social media followers, they are the second-most popular Asian cricket team with more than 20.7 million supporters. It consists of 6.2 million Twitter supporters, 12 million Facebook supporters, and 2.5 million Instagram followers.
- Facebook – 12.59 million
- Instagram – 2.4 million
- Twitter – 6 million
India is the most achieving side among all the Asian cricket teams with 7 titles so far. Their maiden trophy came in the inaugural edition of 1984’s tournament, under Sunil Gavaskar’s leadership. They achieved their last success in 2018 when they beat Bangladesh at the Dubai International Stadium.
Talking about their success rate in the Asia Cup, they are in the second position currently with 63.26% with 31 wins and 16 defeats in 49 games. India is the most followed cricket team on social media sites. It has the support of more than 79.7 million people worldwide.
On Instagram and Facebook, they have around 29 million followers while on Twitter, they are having gained 21.7 million supporters. With such a huge follower level, no other Asian cricketing side is the nearest competitor of the Indian cricket team on social media.
- Instagram – 28.3 million
- Twitter – 21.1 million
- Facebook – 29.5 million
However, the Asian cricket teams have a good impact on social media and the fans over there. The fan-following and supporter base there encourages the teams to perform better.