The popularity of shorter formats, smaller venues, the introduction of powerplays and the addition of other batting friendly innovations in the sport are a few reasons that can be listed as the reason behind the rise.
It was a cloudy evening in Bangalore but it was Brendon McCullum who burst on the RCB bowlers as he went on to smash an unbeaten 158 off 73 deliveries, helping the cash-rich T20 league get off to a rousing start.
Congress now has 21 MLAs in the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly. Ruling National People's Party (NPP), which is currently leading the coalition government in the state with the support of regional parties and BJP, has 20 MLAs.
Hailed as the most lethal center forward in Premier League, the battle between Tottenham's number 10 Harry Kane and Juventus' number 1 Gianluigi Buffon is something the football fans would be looking forward to.
Liverpool is looking confident after sealing an emphatic 4-0 victory over Arsenal and will look forward to continue their unshakable form against the Blues. Although been in charge of Manchester City for more than a year now, Guardiola has failed to wipe out City's vulnerable defence line woes.
Unable to win the Champions League back in 2015, Juventus will be eager to attain European glory by carrying forward their phenomenal domestic run. Real Madrid, on the other hand, are hoping to become the first team to successfully defend the Champions League title.