With the race for the playoffs in the Big Bash League heating up, the Brisbane Heat can’t afford to lose any more and that makes their match against the Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba on Sunday crucial.
An eight-wicket loss to the table topping Melbourne Stars ended Perth Scorchers’ winning run in the Big Bash League, but they get an immediate shot at redemption at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.
After losing out to the Brisbane Heat and seeing them waltz above them in the Big Bash League standings, the Adelaide Strikers get a chance to gain revenge at Adelaide Oval on Friday.
Hobart Hurricanes need a win to boost their playoff hopes in the Big Bash League when they travel to Sydney to take on the high-flying Sydney Sixers on Thursday.
Two of the form teams in the Big Bash League will clash when the Perth Scorchers meet the Melbourne Stars at the Optus Stadium on Wednesday.
With their Big Bash League hopes all but ended, Melbourne Renegades travel to Manuka Oval to take on Sydney Thunder still in search of a first win.
Only one point separates Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers before this fixture between the sides at The Gabba in Brisbane and this will be crucial to both in terms of their playoff hopes.
A steadily climbing Perth Scorchers will travel to Hobart on Monday looking for full points that would condemn the Hobart Hurricanes to the bottom-half of the Big Bash League.
It’s a top of the table clash as the Melbourne Stars will look to keep their advantage over the Sydney Sixers when the sides meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
With no wins from eight games and time running out, champions the Melbourne Renegades will hope that the trip to the Adelaide Oval to take on Adelaide Strikers will result in a much-needed victory.
BIG BASH LEAGUE TIPS
The ninth edition of the Big Bash League T20 competition kicked off on December 17.
A total of 56 games will be played in the regular season before a new finals format featuring double chances for teams will result in the BBL09 champions being crowned.
Melbourne Renegades are the defending champions having won the BBL title for first time last year when defeating Melbourne Stars in the final.
BIG BASH LEAGUE LIVE STREAM
Channel 7 will be televising every game in the Big Bash League season.
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.
BIG BASH LEAGUE TEAMS
The Big Bash League is made up of eight teams – city-based franchises from across the country.
BETTING ON BIG BASH LEAGUE CRICKET
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.
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.
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.