BBL 2020-21: Teams, Squads, Fixtures, Timings, Broadcaster, Live Streaming and all other details you need to know

BBL 2020-21: Teams, Squads, Fixtures, Timings, Broadcaster, Live Streaming and all other details you need to know

The tournament will follow the usual format of double round-robin and Playoffs between 8 participants over 61 fixtures.

Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

So! It’s that time of the year again. Only that the year is weird, or perhaps, the weirdest. But the world is recovering and the cricketing sphere has gained its momentum back. After the successful conduction of a host of bilateral series, the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and the Indian Premier League (IPL), it is time for the 2020-21 season of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The 10th edition of the men’s domestic cricket competition was earlier scheduled to commence from 3rd December, however, it has been delayed by a week and the tournament opener – scheduled between the Hobart Hurricanes and the defending champions Sydney Sixers at the Bellerive Oval – will now be played on 10th December 2020. The current edition of the league will conclude on 6th February 2021.

The tournament will follow the usual format of double round-robin and Playoffs between 8 participants over 61 fixtures, of which 56 will be league-stage fixtures followed by five-game finals series. Cricket Australia has confirmed that the matches will be organized at multiple venues as the improved COVID situation has allowed the lifting of lockdown and free movement can be expected with the reopening of several inter-state borders. Although, only the venues for the first 21 league matches have been announced so far, and the remaining will be confirmed in the due course of time.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Alistair Dobson, the Head of Big Bash League, stated “We have got some really exciting initiatives for the coming season. Innovation and creativity are the hallmarks for the BBL. And we will, hopefully, make some new announcements in the near future that will be exciting. We are optimistic about having overseas players, and there are a number of things (relevant protocols, exemptions, and processes) in place.”

Here is everything you need to know about BBL 2020-21

Key proposed changes

The BBL 2020-21 edition is subject to a host of radical changes, which are expected to include –

  • Bonus points available to teams for their progress at the 10-over mark of an innings.
  • Substitutions also allowed within that same period.
  • PowerPlay split between the first four overs of the innings and two overs floating elsewhere.
  • Free-hits as a penalty for wide balls.
  • Extra breaks for advertisements and player strategy after every five overs.
  • A player draft for international signings.

BBL 2020-21 Squads

Adelaide Strikers

Coach: Jason Gillespie

Squad: Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Cameron White, Nick Winter, Daniel Worrall

Brisbane Heat

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Squad: Chris Lynn (c), Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Peirson, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory, Morne Morkel

Hobart Hurricanes

Coach: Adam Griffith

Squad:  Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Peter Handscomb, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, D’Arcy Short

Melbourne Renegades

Coach: Michael Klinger

Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Mitch Perry, Beau Webster, Imran Tahir, Noor Ahmad, Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge

Melbourne Stars

Coach: David Hussey

Squad: Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Will Pucokvki, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Jonny Bairstow

Perth Scorchers

Coach: Adam Voges

Squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Jason Roy

Sydney Sixers                  

Coach: Greg Shippard

Squad: Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Tom Curran, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Mitchell Starc

Sydney Thunder

Coach: Shane Bond

Squad: Callum Ferguson (c), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Adam Milne, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain, Sam Billings

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Broadcast Details

TV- Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has acquired the exclusive media rights for the BBL 2020-21. The matches, in India, will be telecasted on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD.

Live Steaming – Sony Liv app.

BBL 2020-21 Fixtures