The eleventh edition of the Big Bash League will commence on 5th December ,2021 on Sunday. The opening encounter will be played between the defending Champions Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars. The marquee league consists of eight teams, a total of 61 games will be played in the Round Robin format followed by the knockout games. Over the span of 46 days, 56 league matches will be played. The final of Big Bash League 2021 will be played on Friday, 28th January.

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Big Bash League 2021-22 Team Previews

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers finished 5th in the 10th edition of the Big Bash League 2020. The franchise will look to improve on their efforts in the 11th edition of the tournament. Alex Carey and captain Travis head are likely to miss the tournament due to their selection in the test Squad for the Ashes.  The team has one of the best spinners in the world, Rashid Khan, who is an elite T20 bowler. The team has experience of Peter Siddle, Matthew Renshaw and Liam Scott.

Squad – Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, George Garton (England), Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall

Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat finished 4th on the points table last year. The team can make a bigger impact in this edition of the Big Bash League. Mujib ur Rahman has already established himself as a versatile T20 bowler in the world. He took 14 wickets in 8 games including a 5 wicket haul in his Maiden appearance in the Big Bash. The team has some quality cricketers like Chris Lynn and Max Bryant.

Squad – Tom Abell (England), Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett (England), Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Jimmy Pierson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Willans

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Hobart Hurricanes 

The hurricanes finished 6th in the last edition of the Big Bash League. Matthew Wade will be available for the team and will captain the side. Matthew Wade had an amazing T20 World Cup and can score big runs this season of Big Bash. Team has the experience of Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott and D’arcy Short as T20 specialists. Sandeep Lamichhane will also be the part of team this season alongside Scott Boland and Riley Meredith.

Squad – Scott Boland, Harry Brook (England), Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, Tom Rogers, D’Arcy Short, Jordan Thompson (England), Matthew Wade, Mac Wright

Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne renegades had an disappointing season, and finished last on the Big Bash points table. They won just four out of their 14 games in the season. The Australia captain Aaron Finch is not having the best of his time with the bat. Shaun Marsh is a reliable player for the team and carry a lot of experience in then shortest format. Nick Maddinson is likely to captain the side, bowlers like Kane Richardson and James Pattinson along his side to add lot of value to the team in the Big Bash’s 11th season.

Unmukt Chand is all set to join Melbourne Renegades, for the 11th season of Big Bash League.
Former India Batter, and U-19 World Cup Winning Captain Unmukt Chand has joined Melbourne Renegades for Big Bash League 2021-22

Squad – Cameron Boyce, Unmukt Chand (India), Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Josh Lalor, Nic Maddinson, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Reece Topley (England)

Melbourne Stars 

Melbourne Stars have a top heavy squad, with the 3 marquee players in Adam Zampa, Marcus Stoinis and the captain Glenn Maxwell. Adam Zampa will be joined by Qais Ahmed, leg spinner from Afghanistan. Billy Stanlake and Nathan coulter-nile will have high expectations from the star’s fan. Joe Burns has also been included in the squad which improves the batting lineup.

Glenn Maxwell remain key to Melbourne Stars' hopes in Big Bash
Glenn Maxwell remain key to Melbourne Stars’ hopes in Big Bash

Squad – Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (England), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchcliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa

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Perth Scorchers 

Perth scorchers have been the most consistent side in the history of Big Bash League. They played the finals in the last season and lost against Sydney Sixers. Mitchell Marsh is all set to join the team after is heroics in the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The team has won 3 titles and has finished 2nd two times in the Big Bash history. Mitchell Marsh will be supported by Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft and Ashton turner.

Squad – Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Laurie Evans (England), Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Colin Munro (New Zealand), Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Aston Turner, Andrew Tye

Sydney Sixers 

Sydney sixers are the defending champions of the Big Bash League. Tom curran will be available for the team after missing out the last season. Chris Jordan will also be available for the Sydney Sixers for the first 5 games. The team looks highly balanced with the explosive openers like Josh Philippe, Daniel and James Vince at the top. Moises Henriques, Dan Christian and Jordan Silk and will bat in the middle order. Steve O’keefe and Jackson bird who had an excellent outing last year will also join the party for sixers.


Squad – Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Dan Christian, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince (England)

Sydney Thunders

The thunders had an impressive last season finishing 3rd in the tournament.  Alex Hales was the leading run scorer last season. Usman Khawaja will not be available for the side due to his test commitments. On the other hand Callum Ferguson has announced his retirement. Players like Sam billings, Ben cutting, and Alex Hales makes this team one of the most dangerous sites in the tournament. Trevor Bayliss has joined the team as the head coach.

Squad – Sam Billings (England), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Saqib Mahmood (England), Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain


Match No Date Match Venue



December 05, 2021 Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 14:05
2 December 06, 2021 Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval, Canberra



December 07, 2021 Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers Marvel Stadium 13:45
4 December 08, 2021 Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers University of Tasmania Stadium



December 08, 2021 Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat Optus Stadium 16:05
6 December 09, 2021 Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval



December 10, 2021 Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 13:45
8 December 11, 2021 Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney



December 11, 2021 Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers Optus Stadium 16:00
10 December 12, 2021 Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars Sydney Showground Stadium



December 13, 2021 Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades Metricon Stadium 13:45
12 December 14, 2021 Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers Blundstone Arena



December 15, 2021 Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 13:45
14 December 19, 2021 Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder The Gabba, Brisbane



December 20, 2021 Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes Optus Stadium 13:45
16 December 21, 2021 Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney



December 22, 2021 Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers Marvel Stadium 13:45
18 December 23, 2021 Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval



December 24, 2021 Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars Blundstone Arena Blundstone Arena 10:00
20 December 26, 2021 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers Sydney Showground Stadium



December 26, 2021 Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades Optus Stadium 15:45
22 December 27, 2021 Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers Blundstone Arena



December 27, 2021 Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars The Gabba, Brisbane 15:35
24 December 28, 2021 Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval, Canberra



December 29, 2021 Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 12:35
26 December 29, 2021 Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes Marvel Stadium



December 30, 2021 Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars Optus Stadium 13:45
28 December 31, 2021 Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval



January 1, 2022 Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat Blundstone Arena 10:30
30 January 1, 2022 Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades Coffs International Stadium



January 2, 2022 Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers CitiPower Centre 10:00
32 January 2, 2022 Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers Sydney Showground Stadium



January 3, 2022 Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 13:45
34 January 4, 2022 Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers Metricon Stadium



January 5, 2022 Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval 12:35
36 January 5, 2022 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium



January 6, 2022 Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat GMHBA Stadium 12:35
38 January 6, 2022 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium



January 7, 2022 Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval 13:45
40 January 8, 2022 Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder Marvel Stadium



January 8, 2022 Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes The Gabba, Brisbane 15:00
42 January 9, 2022 Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Coffs International Stadium



January 10, 2022 Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 08:40
44  January 10, 2022 Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder University of Tasmania Stadium



January 11, 2022 Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers GMHBA Stadium 13:45
46 January 12, 2022 Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers The Gabba, Brisbane



January 13, 2022 Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes Sydney Showground Stadium 10:30
48 January 13, 2022 Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars Marvel Stadium



January 14, 2022 Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval 14:45
50 January 15, 2022 Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney



January 16, 2022 Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 14:10
52 January 17, 2022 Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena



January 18, 2022 Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers Adelaide Oval 13:45
54 January 19, 2022 Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers The Gabba, Brisbane


55 January 19, 2022 Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades Sydney Showground Stadium



January 19, 2022 Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 14:20
57 January 21, 2022 Eliminator TBA



January 22, 2022 Qualifier TBA



January 23, 2022 Knockout TBA



January 26, 2022 Challenger TBA


61 January 28, 2022 The Finals


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