Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder BBL Final 2016 The Big Bash League is Australia’s premier domestic Twenty20 cricket competition.

Riding on the success of the Indian Premier League, the Big Bash was formed in 2011 with eight teams based in six cities. Sydney and Melbourne were both given two teams, while Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth have the single team each.

The inaugural Big Bash League was won by the Sydney Sixers, who recorded a seven-wicket win over Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground.

The Brisbane Heat, under the tutelage of Darren Lehmann, won the second edition, before the Perth Scorchers went back-to-back in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The Sydney Thunder won their maiden title in 2015-16 after enduring a torrid first four seasons from which they reaped three wooden spoons and no finals appearances.

The Perth Scorchers then brought up a third title in the 2016-17 season, defeating the Sydney Sixers at the WACA by nine wickets.

Fixtures
The fixtures for the 2017-18 competition were announced during early August. This season sees an increase in matches, with each team to play ten instead of eight matches and the competition to last for an extra week.

It started on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, with the final regular season match to be played on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The semi-finals will then be played on Thursday, February 1 and Friday February 2, with the final to be played on Sunday, February 4.

Full Big Bash League Fixture List

Teams
The eight teams that feature in the Big Bash League are:

Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

Similar to the Indian Premier League, each team has a private ownership model and is able to sign up to 18 players, unrestricted by traditional state-defined boundaries that other Australian domestic cricket competitions have, with each side also able to sign two overseas-based players on their roster.

Last updated: 20 December, 2017

BBL Articles

Struggling Stars Thunder-struck at the MCG

Struggling Stars Thunder-struck at the MCG

by , 20 Jan 2018

The Sydney Thunder have beaten the Melbourne Stars at the MCG by seven wickets in a match that has kept the hopes alive for the Sydney team of making the BBL finals this year.

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Big Bash League cricket live scores, blog

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes: Big Bash League cricket live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2018 Popular article! Video

In the second game of the Big Bash doubleheader, the Perth Scorchers get set to host the Hobart Hurricanes in what could be one of the games of the season. Join The Roar for live scores from 9:20pm AEDT.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder: Big Bash League cricket live scores, blog

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder: Big Bash League cricket live scores, blog

by , 20 Jan 2018

Match result: The Sydney Thunder have beaten the Melbourne Stars at the MCG by seven wickets in a match that has kept the hopes alive for the Sydney team of making the BBL finals this year.

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash preview and prediction

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Big Bash preview and prediction

by , 20 Jan 2018

The Perth Scorchers need a win to go back to the top the table when they take on the Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA tonight. Here is my full preview as well as The Prophet’s pick.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Big Bash preview and prediction

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Big Bash preview and prediction

by , 20 Jan 2018

The Sydney Thunder need a win to keep their season alive as they take on the Melbourne Stars at the MCG tonight. Here is my full preview as well as The Prophet’s Pick.

Heat hopeful of Lynn making BBL return

Heat hopeful of Lynn making BBL return

by , 19 Jan 2018

A desperate Brisbane Heat are hopeful of having master blaster Chris Lynn back when their Big Bash League chances go on the line against the Melbourne Renegades next week.

It’s time for Cricket Australia to decide what the Big Bash League will be

It’s time for Cricket Australia to decide what the Big Bash League will be

by , 19 Jan 2018

Seven years in, Cricket Australia can no longer play both sides of the fence when it comes to its booming short-form competition.

The BBL – keeping kids up past their bed time

The BBL – keeping kids up past their bed time

by , 19 Jan 2018

There is nothing quite as confronting as an over-tired child.

A fault in the Melbourne Stars

A fault in the Melbourne Stars

by , 18 Jan 2018

To say that the Melbourne Stars have underperformed would be an understatement.

Strikers beat Hurricanes, go top of BBL

Strikers beat Hurricanes, go top of BBL

by , 18 Jan 2018

The Adelaide Strikers have secured a BBL finals berth and returned to the top of the ladder with a hard-fought 11-run home victory over the Hobart Hurricanes.


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The Crowd Says (7)

  • December 26th 2013 @ 9:46pm
    kris said | December 26th 2013 @ 9:46pm | ! Report

    i think that adelaide strikers rule

  • December 30th 2013 @ 3:16pm
    Satwik said | December 30th 2013 @ 3:16pm | ! Report

    will Warner play his next match against Melbourne Stars??

  • February 3rd 2014 @ 10:03pm
    aman said | February 3rd 2014 @ 10:03pm | ! Report

    tommorow big bash playing eleven

  • February 5th 2014 @ 9:59am
    john uhr- henry said | February 5th 2014 @ 9:59am | ! Report

    Good on my home state Tasmania for sticking it up the Vics in their semi final.
    Tasmania although the smallest state in the commonwealth has really come of age since 30 years ago when David Boon and the English coach Jack Simmons came to Tasmania every summer to coach a reasonably young in experienced side who were finding their way into Australian cricket.

    Its always very true how a champion side always beats a team of so called champions, and it has happened again last night..
    I hope the Tassy team can go all the way and win the final and go to the IPL in the future.

    Tasmania has won a string of cricket finals in various years and finals of different descriptions. Good luck to the Tassie boys especially Tim Paine and captain George bailey who himself has done plenty this season. Up yours Eddie and big mouth Shane.

    • January 14th 2017 @ 11:18am
      Bird Dog 58 said | January 14th 2017 @ 11:18am | ! Report

      Hey mate what a fantastic game of t20 with the Hurricanes and the Renegades. But really you have to get that chip of your shoulder about the Vics mate. Love George Bailey and Tim Paine(who should be in the national squad). They are great cricketers but leave poor old Eddie alone.Could say the same about Ponting. When the Hurricanes are going poorly he just sits there and sulks like a little kid thats just gone out first ball.Will be a Scorchers and Stars g/f.Sorry

  • December 18th 2016 @ 8:38am
    David Wood said | December 18th 2016 @ 8:38am | ! Report

    Where do we go to get the final teams for each BBL Match please?

    Not just the squad list, but the match list.

  • December 30th 2016 @ 8:07pm
    Pete said | December 30th 2016 @ 8:07pm | ! Report

    Mark Waugh should tell KP where to go. KP is a disgrace! He should go back to wherever he calls home. How dare he come and criticise the Australian Selection process. If I was Mark I would have taken the phones off and gone home.
    Pete

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