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The sixth edition of the Big Bash League T20 competition kicks off on December 20, 2016 when reigning champions Sydney Thunder taking on their cross-town rivals Sydney Sixers.

A total of 35 matches will be played across 40 days during the Australian holiday season. The Adelaide Oval will hold the traditional New Year’s Eve fixture with the Adelaide Strikers hosting the Sydney Sixers.

There will be a total of four double headers while the Boxing Day fixture has been moved to Hobart from Perth with the Hurricanes set to take on the Melbourne Stars. Perth will host the Sydney Thunder in the second match on New Year’s Day.

All eight teams play each other at least once while they play one of the other sides for a second time in the same season. The top four teams in the competition after each of the eight teams have played eight times move into the semi-finals. 

Once again, the organisers have chosen not to have any matches scheduled on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day. The semi-finals will be played on January 24 and 25 with the final set to be played on January 28.


Live action from the Australian Big Bash League T20 competition this year will be available online - and you can watch and bet on every game online.

Sydney Thunder will kick-start the competition as the defending champions in this sixth edition of the competition and all customers can watch and bet on every BBL game via the bet365 live streaming player.

Read our guide to how to watch all Big Bash League games streamed live online or click on the streams from the list below when available.


The Big Bash League is made up of eight teams - city-based franchises from across the country.

Adelaide Strikers:

Brisbane Heat:

Hobart Hurricanes:

Melbourne Renegades:

Melbourne Stars:

Perth Scorchers:

Sydney Sixers:

Sydney Thunder:


Big Bash League Winners

BBL01 (2011-12)Sydney SixersPerth Scorchers
BBL02 (2012-13)Brisbane HeatPerth Scorchers
BBL03 (2013-14)Perth ScorchersHobart Hurricanes
BBL04 (2014-15)Perth ScorchersSydney Sixers
BBL05 (2015-16)Sydney ThunderMelbourne Stars


There are various markets available on which you can bet on cricket matches, series and tournaments. Most of the bookmakers will offer opportunities to bet before the start of each of the three Tests of the series apart from offering outright betting on the series itself. To search for all the markets available, visit the website of your favourite bookmaker and head to the CRICKET menu. Under cricket, you can hunt for the market of your choice.

Outright Winner Bets

All bookmakers will offer odds on the outright winner of the BBL. You're betting on who you think will be crowned champions. This will be available through the entire duration of the tournament, till obviously it is decided. So right up to the final, you will be able to bet on the outright winners.

Match Betting

All bookmakers will offer odds on match winners for every match in the Big Bash League. These odds will fluctuate up and down for each of the results - win, loss and draw - during the course of the tournament.

Top Batsmen/Bowlers

Most bookmakers will offer markets for the top batsman and bowler for both teams. And there will be odds for the top batsman and bowler for the entire tournament as well, for each side. 


Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet and bet365 are among the best places to bet on BBL. They boast a huge number of markets. If you're needing to watch a live stream, then bet365 is the place to head with the world's biggest bookmaker offering coverage of all games. Alternatively, take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

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*Over 18s only. Wagering requirements apply. State exclusions apply to some offers. Exc. NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Please read the T&Cs of each offer with each bookmaker.

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