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Here, you can see The Roar’s complete 2019-20 Big Bash ladder. The season ran from December 17 and ended with the final on February 8, 2020 – which was won by the Sydney Sixers over the Melbourne Stars.
The competition ran with a full home-and-away season, with each team playing 14 games.
In a major change from the previous season, however, the finals were expanded to five matches with five teams, rather than the straight knockout format of three matches and four teams we had seen throughout the history of the tournament.
The BBL finals series is now as follows.
The Eliminator: (Fourth v Fifth)
The Qualifier: (First v Second)
The Knock-Out: (Third v Winner of The Eliminator)
The Challenger: (Loser of The Qualifier v Winner of The Knock-Out)
The Final: (Winner of The Qualifier v Winner of The Challenger)
The way the ladder works didn’t change though, with teams given two points for a win and one for a tie or no result match.
In the case of a number of teams finishing on the same number of points, net run rate is used as a tiebreaker to separate the sides. Unlike the basic ‘for and against’ used in so many other sports, net run rate is a slightly more complex beast. Put simply, net run rate is the sum of a team’s average runs scored per over minus the team’s average runs conceded per over.
Big Bash history
The Sydney Sixers are defending champions after they defeated the Melbourne Stars at the SCG in the 2019-20 decider.
|BBL|01 (2011-12)||Sydney Sixers (1)|
|BBL|02 (2012-13)||Brisbane Heat (1)|
|BBL|03 (2013-14)||Perth Scorchers (1)|
|BBL|04 (2014-15)||Perth Scorchers (2)|
|BBL|05 (2015-16)||Sydney Thunder (1)|
|BBL|06 (2016-17)||Perth Scorchers (3)|
|BBL|07 (2017-18)||Adelaide Strikers (1)|
|BBL|08 (2018-19)||Melbourne Renegades (1)|
|BBL|09 (2019-20)||Sydney Sixers (2)|