The Big Bash is Australia’s domestic T20 tournament and their answer to the Indian Premier League (IPL), and it is a major betting event on the cricket calendar.
Big Bash Tips and Match Betting Predictions
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Throughout the whole of the Big Bash, we will be running our daily free Big Bash Tips, giving you our expert match prediction from cricket betting experts on each and every one of the BBL|10 fixtures.
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The 2020/21 Big Bash League, or BBL|10 as it is mainly known, starts on 10th December 2020, and runs through until 6th February 2021.
Who Plays in the Big Bash?
There are 8 franchise teams that play in the Big Bash. For the BBL|10 tournament, the 8 franchise teams are
- Adelaide Strikers
- Brisbane Heat
- Hobart Hurricanes
- Melbourne Renegades
- Melbourne Stars
- Perth Scorchers
- Sydney Sixers
- Sydney Thunder
The Impact of Covid-19 on BBL|10
There is a tweak to the format this year though – due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Usually all teams play each other home and away in the round robin format. This season that is not the case, with some matches being played in neutral venues to limit travel, and hopefully keep a lid on positive Covid-19 outbreaks.
All 8 franchises will see home matches, but not in the usual home and away format we have become accustomed too.
An example to the changes is the city of Melbourne won’t host a game until Match 39, on 14th January. And this match is officially a home fixture for Brisbane Heat (verses Melbourne Renegades).
As well as that, the Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will not play any matches in Perth throughout BBL|10.
These are just some of the measures that have been put in place to ensure Big Bash League 10 can take place, and in the safest environment as possible.
Big Bash History
The first domestic T20 tournament in Australia was held in the 2005/06 season, and was won by the Victorian Bushrangers.
Back in 2005 the tournament was a 6 team tournament – made up of State sides – with 2 groups of 3 teams playing each other once. The group winners then contested the final (7 matches in total).
These days it has significantly changed, and the competition as we know it now is on a different level altogether.
It was back in the 2011/12 season that the competition re-branded itself and became the T20 Big Bash League (BBL). The competition we know and love today.
The most significant change of all though, seen the competing teams change from State sides, to be City franchises.
Big Bash Format
The Big Bash is a franchise cricket tournament. It starts with matches played in round-robin format from mid December to late January/start of February.
All 8 teams play each other both home and away, meaning all sides play a total of 14 group games each.
The top 5 teams then qualify to play in the finals section. The 2021 dates are –
- Eliminator – 29th Jan
- Qualifier – 30th Jan
- Knock Out – 31st Jan
- Challenger – 4th Feb
- Final – 6th Feb
Big Bash Winners List
- Sydney Sixers – BBL|01 -2011/12
- Brisbane Heat – BBL|02 – 2012/13
- Perth Scorchers – BBL|03 – 2013/14
- Perth Scorchers – BBL04 – 2014/15
- Sydney Thunder – BBL|05 – 2015/16
- Perth Scorchers – BBL|06 – 2016/17
- Adelaide Strikers – BBL|07 – 2017/18
- Melbourne Renegades – BBL|08 – 2018/19
- Sydney Sixers – BBL|09 – 2019/20
- Sydney Sixers – BBL|10 – 2020/21
Big Bash FAQ
The most successful team in the Big Bash League is Perth Scorchers. So far they have won 3 titles, in 2014, 2015, and 2017.