After one of the most successful years of Big Bash cricket to date, the BBL and WBBL will return this year in a completely different world.
With COVID-19 causing havoc on the world’s sporting calendar, cricket certainly hasn’t been immune.
Plenty of changes have already been made to the WBBL schedule, while Cricket Australia is yet to confirm what format the BBL will take place in.
But rest assured, the cricket is still going to be of a high standard, well at least if the broadcasters have their way.
Here at Sporting News we’ve got you covered with all the latest details surrounding WBBL06 and BBL10.
And we’ll be keeping you up to date with rolling coverage throughout the season as we get closer to the Big Bash kicking off.
For all the latest news, scores and information on the Sheffield Shield and WNCL, head over here.
WHO IS PLAYING IN THE BBL AND WBBL?
The BBL and WBBL are eight-team tournaments.
The teams are the Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder.
BBL AND WBBL FIXTURES
However, since that announcement it has been confirmed WBBL06 will take place entirely in Sydney.
As a result, the opening fixture of WBBL06 will take place on Sunday, October 25.
BBL10 is currently scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 3. The Strikers will take on the Renegades at the Adelaide Oval in the opening game of the tournament.
It’s expected that the BBL won’t change to a one-city hub, but modifications will be made to reduce travel as much as possible.
These dates and fixtures are still subject to change because of COVID-19.
WBBL 06 FIXTURES
Sunday, October 25
Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, North Sydney Oval, 10:20 am
Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes, Hurstville Oval, 10:30 am
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, North Sydney Oval, 1:45 pm
Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat, Hurstville Oval, 2:30 pm
Monday, October 26
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder, North Sydney Oval, 9:30 am
Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, Hurstville Oval, 9:30 am
Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers, North Sydney Oval, 2:30 pm
Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, Hurstville Oval, 2:30 pm
Saturday, October 31
Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Showground, 12:15 pm
Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers, Drummoyne Oval, 2:30 pm
Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Showground, 3:40 pm
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, Sydney Showground, 7:05 pm
Sunday, November 1
Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, Drummoyne Oval, 9:30 am
Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat, Sydney Showground, 10:20 am
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, Sydney Showground, 1:45 pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, Drummoyne Oval, 2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 3
Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 2:30 pm
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 7:05 pm
Wednesday, November 4
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 2:30 pm
Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 7:05 pm
Saturday, November 7
Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, North Sydney Oval, 12:15 pm
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder, Hurstville Oval, 2:30 pm
Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes, North Sydney Oval, 3:40 pm
Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, North Sydney Oval, 7:05 pm
Sunday, November 8
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, Hurstville Oval, 9:30 am
Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers, North Sydney Oval, 10:20 am
Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars, North Sydney Oval, 1:45 pm
Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, Hurstville Oval, 2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 10
Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 2:30 pm
Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 7:05 pm
Wednesday, November 11
Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 2:30 pm
Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 7:05 pm
Saturday, November 14
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Showground, 12:15 pm
Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat, Drummoyne Oval, 2:30 pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, Sydney Showground, 3:40 pm
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars, Sydney Showground, 7:05 pm
Sunday, November 15
Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, Drummoyne Oval, 9:30 am
Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat, Sydney Showground, 10:20 am
Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, Sydney Showground, 1:45 pm
Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, Drummoyne Oval, 2:30 pm
Tuesday, November 17
Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers, Hurstville Oval, 9:30 am
Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 2:30 pm
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Hurstville Oval, 2:30 pm
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 7:05 pm
Wednesday, November 18
Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers, Hurstville Oval, 9:30 am
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 2:30 pm
Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, Hurstville Oval, 2:30 pm
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, Blacktown International Sportspark 1, 7:05 pm
Saturday, November 21
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, Drummoyne Oval, 9:30 am
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, Drummoyne Oval, 2:30 pm
Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers, North Sydney Oval, 3:40 pm
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, North Sydney Oval, 7:05 pm
Sunday, November 22
Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, Drummoyne Oval, 9:30 am
Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, North Sydney Oval, 10:20 am
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers, North Sydney Oval, 1:45 pm
Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat, Drummoyne Oval, 2:30 pm
Wednesday, November 25: Semi-final 1 (TBC)
Thursday, November 26: Semi-final 2 (TBC)
Sunday, November 29: Final (TBC)
BBL 10 SQUADS
Travis Head (c), Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Matt Renshaw, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Worrall, Jon Wells
IN: Daniel Worrall (Stars), Matt Renshaw (Heat)
OUT: Billy Stanlake (Stars)
Coach: Jason Gillespie
Chris Lynn (c), Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Jimmy Peirson, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
IN: Tom Cooper and Jack Wildermuth (Renegades)
OUT: Matt Renshaw (Heat), Ben Cutting (Thunder)
Coach: Darren Lehmann
Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, D’Arcy Short, Mac Wright
IN: Peter Handscomb (Stars)
Coach: Adam Griffith
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster
OUT: Tom Cooper and Jack Wildermuth (Renegades), Dan Christian (Sixers)
Coach: Michael Klinger
Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
IN: Billy Stanlake (Strikers)
OUT: Daniel Worrall (Strikers), Peter Handscomb (Hurricanes)
Coach: David Hussey
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Coach: Adam Voges
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk
IN: Dan Christian (Renegades)
Coach: Greg Sheppard
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, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
IN: Ben Cutting (Heat)
OUT: Jay Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu.
Coach: Shane Bond
Darcie Brown, Suzie Bates (NZ), Sarah Coyte, Ellie Falconer, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin, Tahlia McGrath, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Alex Price, Megan Schutt, Stefanie Taylor (WI), Laura Wolvaardt (SA)
IN: Laura Wolvaardt, Madeline Penna (Stars)
OUT: Sophie Devine (Scorchers)
Coach: Luke Williams
Maddy Green (NZ), Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr (NZ), Delissa Kimmince, Nadine de Klerk (SA), Charli Knott, Lilly Mills, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll
IN: Nichola Hancock (Stars), Nadine de Klerk, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll
OUT: Sammy-Jo Johnson (Thunder), Beth Mooney (Scorchers), Kirby Short (retired)
Coach: Ashley Noffke
Nicola Carey, Maisy Gibson, Brooke Hepburn, Corinne Hall, Sasha Moloney, Hayley Matthews (WI), Rachel Priest (NZ), Chloe Tryon (SA), Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck
IN: Rachel Priest (Thunder)
OUT: Erin Fazackerly (Renegades), Heather Knight (Thunder)
Coach: Salliann Briggs
Makinley Blows, Maitlan Brown, Josie Dooley, Erin Fazackerley, Ella Hayward, Lizelle Lee (SA), Carly Leeson, Sophie Molineux, Courtney Neale, Amy Satterthwaite (NZ), Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu (NZ), Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb
IN: Erin Fazackerly (Hobart Hurricanes), Ella Hayward, Lizelle Lee, Amy Satterthwaite
OUT: Tammy Beaumont, Jess Duffin, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Danni Wyatt
Coach: Lachlan Stevens
Katherine Brunt (Eng), Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Bhavi Devchand, Nicole Faltum, Holly Ferling, Tess Flintoff, Georgia Gall, Alana King, Meg Lanning, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Nat Sciver (Eng), Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani
IN: Katherine Brunt, Bhavi Devchand (Scorchers) Meg Lanning (Scorchers), Nat Sciver
OUT: Katherine Brunt, Bhavi Devchand (Scorchers) Meg Lanning (Scorchers), Nat Sciver
Coach: Trent Woodhill
Sophie Devine (c) (NZ), Jemma Barsby, Sam Betts, Megan Banting, Nicole Bolton, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Sarah Glenn (Eng), Heather Graham, Amy Jones (Eng), Emma King, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo, Georgia Wyllie
IN: Sophie Devine (Strikers), Beth Mooney (Heat)
OUT: Meg Lanning (Stars)
Coach: Shelley Nitschke
Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Ashleigh Gardner, Lisa Griffith, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Emma Hughes, Marizanne Kapp (SA), Ellyse Perry, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk (SA),
IN: Angela Reakes, Lisa Griffith
OUT: Lauren Smith (Thunder)
Coach: Ben Sawyer
Sam Bates, Tammy Beaumont (ENG), Hannah Darlington, Rachael Haynes, Saskia Horley, Shabnim Ismail (SA) Sammy-Jo Johnson, Heather Knight (ENG) Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Lauren Smith, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson
IN: Sammy-Jo Johnson (Heat), Lauren Smith (Sixers), Heather Knight (Hurricanes), Tammy Beaumont (Strikers)
OUT: Rachel Priest (Hurricanes)
Coach: Trevor Griffin
HOW TO WATCH THE BBL AND WBBL?
The BBL and WBBL will be broadcast across Channel 7, Fox Cricket, Kayo Sports and the Cricket Australia website.
For WBBL06, 26 of the 59 matches will be broadcast on either Channel 7 or Fox Cricket.
The remaining 33 games will be live-streamed on cricket.com.au or the Cricket Australia app.
All 59 matches are available to watch on Kayo Sports.
For BBL10, Channel 7 will broadcast 45 matches on free to air.
All matches will be available on Fox Cricket and Kayo Sports.
BIG BASH LEAGUE NEWS
Ellyse Perry believes she’ll be ready to go from game one – October 12
Ellyse Perry has provided a positive update on the hamstring injury she suffered during the T20 Women’s World Cup in March.
After a minor setback in Brisbane as part of the Australian women’s series against New Zealand, the talented all-rounder is confident she will be ready to go for game one of the WBBL with the Sydney Sixers.
She also shelved any talk of giving up bowling to prolong her career.
Sydney confirmed as host for full 59-game WBBL season
Cricket Australia has confirmed that the full 59 games of the WBBL|06 season will be played in Sydney, with the tournament set to begin on Sunday, October 25.
The season will follow the Commonwealth Bank T20 and ODI Series between Australia and New Zealand, which is set to be played at Brisbane’s Allan Border Field from September 26 to October 7.
According to Sportsbet, the Melbourne Stars are the current favourites for BBL10.
Last year’s champions the Sydney Sixers are not far behind.
While their cross-town rivals the Thunder are at the bottom.
2019-20 BIG BASH RESULTS
The Sydney Sixers won the 2019-2020 BBL season in a rain-soaked affair at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Sixers finished second on the ladder and defeated the table-topping Melbourne Stars in the final.
Sydney won the hosting rights for the final after defeating the Stars in a qualifier at the MCG.
The Brisbane Heat won their second-straight WBBL title in the 2019-2020 season.
The Heat defeated the Adelaide Strikers at Allan Border Oval with Beth Mooney being awarded player of the match in the final for the second-straight year.
Brisbane and Adelaide were far and away the two best teams of the season, finishing first and second respectively on the ladder.
PREVIOUS BIG BASH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
2011/12: Sydney Sixers
2012/13: Brisbane Heat
2013/14: Perth Scorchers
2014/15: Perth Scorchers
2015/16: Sydney Thunder
2016/17: Perth Scorchers
2017/18: Adelaide Strikers
2018/19: Melbourne Renegades
2019/20: Sydney Sixers
2015/16: Sydney Thunder
2016/17: Sydney Sixers
2017/18: Sydney Sixers
2018/19: Brisbane Heat
2019/20: Brisbane Heat