Big Bash League 2023-24

Big Bash League 2023-24

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Competition Information

Dates7 December 2023 – 24 January 2024
Administrator(s)Cricket Australia
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double round-robin and playoffs
Host(s)Australia
Participants8
Matches44

The 2023-24 Big Bash League season is set for an action-packed summer of T20 cricket in Australia. Running from early December 2023 into late January 2024, BBL 13 features some key format changes to provide more content to fans.

This year’s tournament has been shortened to a tighter schedule of 43 matches among the 8 franchises – Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

With the format tweak, each club will face the other 7 teams at least once now instead of playing some sides twice previously. This ensures varied matchups through the league phase.

The adjusted BBL 2023/24 format aims to deliver intensity while reducing fixture congestion for star players also active internationally. Get ready for another entertaining BBL this Australian summer showcasing cricket’s premier T20 stars!

Big Bash League 2023 - 24 Schedule, Fixtures, Live Score & Points Table

The 2023-24 Big Bash League will be the 13th edition of Australia’s premier domestic T20 competition. With the new season on the horizon, here is a primer covering the key details for BBL fans:

The tournament runs from early December 2022 through January 2023. All 8 city-based franchises participate – Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

They will face each other in a double round-robin league format. The finals will trim the field down to the top 4 before the champions are crowned.

Venues span major cricket stadiums across Australia with the schedule and player draft/lists still being finalized. Broadcast partners Fox Cricket and 7Plus will bring the action to homes. Tickets will open closer to the season.

The Big Bash continues to showcase exciting talents, high-scoring thrillers and passionate fans. Expect another competitive BBL season with fierce contests between the Aussie franchises.


Match Date Time Teams Venue
1 07 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
2 08 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Sydney Sixers vs. Melbourne Renegades Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
3 09 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Adelaide Strikers vs. Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
4 10 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Melbourne Renegades vs. Perth Scorchers GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
5 11 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Sixers University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston
6 12 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Sydney Thunder vs. Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval, Canberra
7 13 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Melbourne Stars vs. Perth Scorchers Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
8 19 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Adelaide Strikers vs. Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
9 20 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Perth Scorchers vs. Hobart Hurricanes Optus Stadium, Perth
10 21 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Melbourne Renegades vs. Brisbane Heat Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
11 22 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Sydney Sixers vs. Adelaide Strikers Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
12 23 Dec 2023 10:00 AM Melbourne Stars vs. Sydney Thunder Lavington Sports Ground, Albury
13 23 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs. Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena, Hobart
14 26 Dec 2023 12:35 PM Sydney Sixers vs. Melbourne Stars Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
15 26 Dec 2023 3:45 PM Perth Scorchers vs. Melbourne Renegades Optus Stadium, Perth
16 27 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney Thunder Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
17 28 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs. Melbourne Stars Blundstone Arena, Hobart
18 29 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Melbourne Renegades vs. Adelaide Strikers Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
19 30 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Sydney Thunder vs. Sydney Sixers Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
20 31 Dec 2023 1:45 PM Adelaide Strikers vs. Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
21 01 Jan 2024 10:30 AM Hobart Hurricanes vs. Sydney Thunder Blundstone Arena, Hobart
22 01 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Brisbane Heat vs. Sydney Sixers Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
23 02 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Melbourne Stars vs. Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
24 03 Jan 2024 12:35 PM Sydney Sixers vs. Brisbane Heat C.ex International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
25 03 Jan 2024 3:45 PM Perth Scorchers vs. Adelaide Strikers Optus Stadium, Perth
26 04 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Melbourne Renegades vs. Hobart Hurricanes Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
27 05 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Adelaide Strikers vs. Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
28 06 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Melbourne Stars vs. Sydney Sixers Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
29 07 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Brisbane Heat vs. Hobart Hurricanes Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
30 08 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Sydney Thunder vs. Perth Scorchers Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
31 09 Jan 2024 2:10 PM Adelaide Strikers vs. Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
32 10 Jan 2024 2:10 PM Brisbane Heat vs. Perth Scorchers Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
33 11 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs. Adelaide Strikers Blundstone Arena, Hobart
34 12 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Sydney Sixers vs. Sydney Thunder Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
35 13 Jan 2024 10:45 AM Perth Scorchers vs. Brisbane Heat Optus Stadium, Perth
36 13 Jan 2024 2:00 PM Melbourne Renegades vs. Melbourne Stars Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
37 14 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Sydney Thunder vs. Adelaide Strikers Manuka Oval, Canberra
38 15 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Melbourne Stars vs. Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
39 16 Jan 2024 2:10 PM Perth Scorchers vs. Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium, Perth
40 17 Jan 2024 1:45 PM Sydney Thunder vs. Melbourne Renegades Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Qualifier 19 Jan 2024 1:45 PM TBC vs. TBC TBC, TBC
Knockout 20 Jan 2024 1:45 PM TBC vs. TBC TBC, TBC
Challenger 22 Jan 2024 1:45 PM TBC vs. TBC TBC, TBC
The Final 24 Jan 2024 1:45 PM TBC vs. TBC TBC, TBC
Teams Players
Adelaide Strikers Captain: Travis Head
Other Players: Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Cameron Boyce, Henry Thornton, Chris Lynn, Harry Conway, Wes Agar, Jake Weatherald, Peter Siddle, Daniel Worral, Harry Nielsen, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Matt Short, Liam Scott, Jonathan Wells, Jake Lehmann.
Coach: Jason Gillespie
Brisbane Heat Captain: Jimmy Peirson
Other Players: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Michael Neser, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Spencer Johnson, Ross Whiteley, Will Prestwidge, Josh Brown, Colin Munro.
Coach: Wade Seccombe
Hobart Hurricanes Captain: Matthew Wade (C)
Other Players: Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitchell Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Josh Kann, Peter Handscomb, Thomas Rogers, Joel Paris, Harry Brook, Nathan McSweeney, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, David Miller.
Coach: Adam Griffith
Melbourne Renegades Captain: Nic Maddinson (C)
Other Players: Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Josh Lalor, Shaun Marsh, Cameron Boyce, Reece Topley, Jack Prestwidge, Zahir Khan, James Pattinson, Noor Ahmad, Mitchell Perry, Benny Howell.
Coach: David Saker
Melbourne Stars Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Other Players: Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Andre Russell, Sam Rainbird, Qais Ahmad, Marcus Harris, Seb Gotch, Will Pucovski, Matt Parkinson, Daniel Sams.
Coach: Peter Moores
Perth Scorchers Captain: Ashton Turner (C)
Other Players: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Cameron Green.Corey Rocchiccioli, Liam Livingstone.
Coach: Adam Voges
Sydney Sixers Captain: Moises Henriques/ Steve Smith
Other Players: Josh Phillipe, Sean Abbott, Carlos Brathwaite, James Vince, Mickey Edwards, Ben Manenti, Lloyd Pope, Gurinder Sandhu Jackson Bird, Ben Dwarshuis, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Stephen O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Kurtis Patterson.
Coach: Greg Shippered
Sydney Thunder Captain: Pat Cummins
Other Players: Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Jason Floros, Liam Hatcher, Chris Tremain, Nicholas Pooran, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner.
Coach: Trevor Bayliss
Pos. Team Played Won Lost Tied No Result Points NRR
1
Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat

HEA

10 7 1 0 2 16 0.972
2
Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers

SIX

10 6 2 0 2 14 0.339
3
Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers

PS

10 6 3 0 1 13 0.725
4
Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers

STR

10 5 4 0 1 11 0.331
5
Hobart Hurricanes

Hobart Hurricanes

HUR

10 4 6 0 0 8 -0.268
6
Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars

MS

10 4 6 0 0 8 -1.051
7
Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades

MR

10 2 6 0 2 6 -0.289
8
Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder

ST

10 1 7 0 2 4 -0.652
Stadium Name City Audience Capacity
Adelaide Oval Adelaide 53,583
Lavington Sports Ground Albury 12,000
The Gabba Brisbane 42,000
Cazalys Stadium Cairns 13,500
Manuka Oval Canberra 14,000
Coffs Harbour International Stadium Coffs Harbour 20,000
Kardinia Park Geelong 26,000
Metricon Stadium (Carrara Stadium) Gold Coast 25,000
Blundstone Arena (Bellerive Oval) Hobart 20,000
York Park Launceston 16,000
Marvel Stadium (Docklands Stadium) Melbourne 53,359
Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne 100,024
Junction Oval Melbourne 7,000
Optus Stadium (Perth Stadium) Perth 60,000
North Sydney Oval Sydney 19,000
Sydney Showground Stadium Sydney 22,000
Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney 48,000
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Big Bash League 2023-24


Big Bash League 2023-24

The 2023-2024 Big Bash League season is shortened from the usual 60+ match campaign down to just 44 games. The trimmed structure features 40 round-robin ties and 4 playoff clashes rather than the multiple games between some opponents previously.

Cricket Australia announced the condensed schedule to allow greater fixture flexibility catering to clubs and fans. The refined format also aims to reduce demands on star multi-format male players active in international cricket.

While the men’s BBL 13 trims down, the 59-match Women’s Big Bash league remains unchanged continuing to drive growth in women’s cricket through its expanded model.

The refined men’s BBL 2023/24 structure looks to strike an optimal balance between fan engagement via must-see contests and player workload in a crowded calendar. Get ready for a tighter and even more intense competition between Australia’s T20 franchises.

The 2023-2024 Big Bash League campaign will kick off on December 7th featuring defending champions Perth Scorchers and the 7 other franchises. Cricket Australia released the new-look BBL schedule comprised of 44 total fixtures.

The adjusted format reduces each club’s head-to-head contests but still includes a double round-robin league phase. After 40 games between the teams, a top 4 will qualify for knockout semi-finals and finals.

Squads can now sign 6 overseas players in their 18-man rosters rather than just 2 imports previously. This should amplify the world-class talent on display. Broadcast partners remain Seven Network and Foxtel.

While condensed, the BBL 13 fixture retains the glitz, gloss and exhilarating atmosphere the Big Bash is loved for each Australian summer. With international stars supplemented by emerging local talent, another thrill-ride awaits!


BBL List of Captains Names

These established T20 superstars will lead their respective franchises as BBL 13 gets underway in December. Most captains are key batter/keepers batting in the top order. Each club blends these stars with rising talents and overseas recruits in well-balanced XIs.

Team Captains 
Melbourne Glenn Maxwell
Brisbane Heat Chris Lynn
Hobart Hurricanes Matthew Wade
Melbourne Renegades Aaron Finch
Stars Adelaide Strikers  Alex Carey
Perth Scorchers Ashton Turner
Sydney Sixers Moises Henriques
Sydney Thunder Callum Ferguson

Big Bash League Past Winners List

The Big Bash League (BBL) was founded in 2011 by Cricket Australia as Australia’s professional Twenty20 cricket competition. Originally named the Twenty20 Big Bash, it was rebranded the Big Bash League after the inaugural 2011-12 season.

Since then, the BBL has developed into one of the premier T20 leagues globally. It features city-based franchise teams packed with domestic and international stars playing fast-paced, high-scoring cricket each Australian summer.

After a decade of growth, the BBL now draws over a million spectators each season alongside strong broadcast viewership. The league provides a platform for emerging Aussie talent to thrive alongside T20 superstars from across the cricketing world.

Here’s the full list of Big Bash winners:

Edition Year Winner Won By Runner Up
12th 2022-23 Perth Scorchers 5 wickets Brisbane Heat
11th 2021-22 Perth Scorchers 79 runs Sydney Sixers
10th 2020-21 Sydney Sixers 27 runs Perth Scorchers
9th 2019-20 Sydney Sixers 19 runs Melbourne Stars
8th 2018-19 Melbourne Renegades 13 runs Melbourne Stars
7th 2017-18 Adelaide Strikers 25 runs Hobart Hurricanes
6th 2016-17 Perth Scorchers 9 wickets Sydney Sixers
5th 2015-16 Sydney Thunder 3 wickets Melbourne Stars
4th 2014-15 Perth Scorchers 4 wickets Sydney Sixers
3rd 2013-14 Perth Scorchers 39 runs Hobart Hurricanes
2nd 2012-13 Brisbane Heat 34 runs Perth Scorchers
1st 2011-12 Sydney Sixers 7 wickets Perth Scorchers

 

Big Bash 2023 TV Schedule

The 2023-2024 Big Bash League campaign begins on December 7th, overlapping the men’s Australian Test squad series against India. Lasting almost two months, the eighth edition of the BBL T20 tournament will feature top-tier domestic and global T20 talent across the eight franchises.

Seven Network and Fox Cricket have broadcasting rights in Australia, showcasing every match live for fans. Internationally, the tournament also attracts strong viewership as one of the world’s premier T20 leagues.

Leading Australian white-ball cricketers will form the core of BBL teams this season. They will be supplemented by overseas player signings like Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers), Liam Livingstone (Melbourne Renegades) and Jason Roy (Perth Scorchers) among others.

Fresh off lifting the T20 World Cup trophy, Australia’s T20 stars will look to bring that success into the Big Bash after it eluded them last season.

Here’s the complete list of TV schedules across countries:

Region Channel Timings
Australia Fox Sports, Optus TV, Seven West Media 11:10 AM, 1:05 PM, 2:10 PM, 3:05 PM, 3:10 PM, 4:05 PM, 4:10 PM, 4:15 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:10 PM, 5:40 PM, 6:15 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:20 PM (AEST)
India Sony Six TV, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony Ten 5:40 AM, 7:35 AM, 8:40 AM, 10:35 AM, 10:40 AM, 11:35 AM, 12:40 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:20 PM, 2:45 PM, 3:50 PM (IST)
United States of America Willow TV 7:10 PM, 9:05 PM, 10:10 PM, 12:05 AM, 12:10 AM, 1:05 AM, 2:10 AM, 3:15 AM, 3:50 AM, 4:15 AM, 5:20 AM (EST)
United Kingdom BT Sport 1 HD, BT Sport 2 HD 12:10 AM, 2:05 AM, 3:10 AM, 5:05 AM, 5:10 AM, 6:05 AM, 7:10 AM, 8:20 AM, 8:55 AM, 9:20 AM, 10:25 AM (GMT)
New Zealand SKY Sports NZ, SKY Network Television 1:10 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM, 6:05 PM, 6:10 PM, 7:05 PM, 8:10 PM, 9:15 PM, 9:50 PM, 10:15 PM, 11:20 PM (NZDT)
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Sony Pictures Networks 6:10 AM, 8:05 AM, 9:10 AM, 11:05 AM, 11:140 AM, 12:05 AM, 1:10 PM, 2:15 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:20 PM (BST)
Pakistan Sony Pictures Networks, PTV Sports 5:10 AM, 7:05 AM, 8:10 AM, 10:05 AM, 10:10 AM, 11:05 AM, 12:10 PM, 1:15 PM, 1:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:20 PM (PKT)
South African Regions Super Sport

T20 Big Bash League Prize Money

As Australia’s elite domestic T20 competition, the Big Bash League rewards successful franchises with substantial prize money each season. The victorious team takes home a winner’s cheque of $450,000 AUD.

Additionally, the BBL champions gain a place in the multimillion dollar Champions League T20 tournament as the Australian representative side. There is also a $50,000 MVP bonus awarded to the league’s best performer.

While BBL salaries and bonuses don’t match the astronomical figures seen in rival leagues like the IPL, earning potential remains strong enough to attract top T20 talents from Australia and overseas. Marquee Australian players have secured contracts over $200,000 for BBL seasons.

The hefty payouts available ensure fierce competition between franchises hungry for glory and financial windfalls that the BBL delivers. For domestic cricketers, starring in the Big Bash also bolsters their case for national team selection.

Stage Prize Money Details (Australian Dollar)
Winners $450,000 (Successful undefeated team ($600,000)
Runner-ups $220,000
Semi-Finalist $80,000 (Each losing team in semi finals)
5th Place Team $20,000

List of the Commentators Big Bash League 2023-24

Commentator Age Career
Mel McLaughlin 41 Sports anchor/host
Ricky Ponting 45 Former cricketer
Alison Mitchell 38 Professional commentator
Tim Paine 35 Australian Test cricket captain
Brendon McCullum 39 Former cricketer
Greg Blewett 49 Former cricketer
Damien Fleming 50 Former cricketer
James Brayshaw 53 Professional commentator

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When did the Perth Scorchers last win the Big Bash League?

The Perth Scorchers claimed their most recent Big Bash League championship in the 2022-23 season.

How many Big Bash League titles have the Sydney Sixers won?

The Sydney Sixers have secured three Big Bash League championships, specifically in the seasons of 2011-12, 2019-20, and 2020-21.

How many times have the Adelaide Strikers won the Big Bash League?

The Adelaide Strikers have emerged as Big Bash League champions once, during the 2017-18 season.

When did the Sydney Sixers last win the Big Bash League?

The Sydney Sixers most recently triumphed in the Big Bash League during the 2020-21 season.

Which team holds the record for the most Big Bash League titles?

The Perth Scorchers are the record holders, having won five Big Bash League titles in the seasons of 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2021-22, and 2022-23.

How many Big Bash League titles have the Brisbane Heat won?

The Brisbane Heat have been crowned Big Bash League champions once, during the 2012-13 season.

When did the Adelaide Strikers last win the Big Bash League?

The Adelaide Strikers last claimed the Big Bash League title in the 2017-18 season.

When did the Sydney Thunder last win the Big Bash League?

The Sydney Thunder secured their latest Big Bash League championship in the 2015-16 season.

How many times have the Melbourne Renegades won the Big Bash League?

The Melbourne Renegades have won the Big Bash League championship once, in the 2018-19 season.

When did the Melbourne Renegades last win the Big Bash League?

The Melbourne Renegades most recently clinched the Big Bash League title in the 2018-19 season.

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