Popularity of Cricket Around the World

Cricket is played around the world, though it is more popular in certain countries. Here we use online search traffic for the term 'cricket' to analyze which countries it is more popular. See also the lists of popular sports in many countries.

Cricket is most popular, based on online searches for that term, in India. Indians are very passionate about their cricket, and the search traffic numbers are helped by their very large population too. It is clear how well the game of cricket has spread to the English colonies.

ranking Country Regional Popularity *
1 India 100
2 Pakistan 70
3 Sri Lanka 68
4 Bangladesh 42
5 Australia 32
6 United Arab Emirates 30
7 Nepal 28
8 Trinidad and Tobago 26
9 South Africa 24
10 New Zealand 22
11 United Kingdom 19
12 Jamaica 19
13 Afghanistan 15
14 Zimbabwe 14
15 Papua New Guinea 14
16 Oman 12
17 Botswana 11
18 Kuwait 9
19 Fiji 8
20 Singapore 7
21 Namibia 7
22 Hong Kong 6
23 Tanzania 6
24 Zambia 5
25 Saudi Arabia 5
26 Ireland 5
27 Uganda 5
28 United States 5
29 Kenya 4
30 Iraq 4
31 Canada 3
32 Mozambique 2
33 Mauritius 1
34 Malaysia 1
35 Poland 1
36 Nigeria 1
37 Norway 1
38 Taiwan 1
39 Ghana 1
40 South Korea 1
41 Sudan 1
42 Netherlands 1
43 Sweden 1
44 Yemen 1
45 Switzerland 1
46 Philippines 1
47 Panama 1
48 Denmark 1
49 Germany 1
50 Lebanon 1

* Regional Popularity is a relative term (proportional to the most popular term and related to the popularity of other terms in each region), and does not represent an actual number of searches.

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