Big Bash Grand Final tips, best bets, predictions and preview.
The Sydney Sixers will look to book their place in their third consecutive BBL Final when they host the in-form Adelaide Strikers on Australia Day.
The Adelaide Strikers will be looking to make it five consecutive wins against the Hurricanes in the eliminator.
Brisbane will be looking to end their season on a winning note when they host the Sixers at the Gabba.
The Hobart Hurricanes will be looking for a much-needed win to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth.
These two local rivals battle it out at the SCG in a Saturday night blockbuster.
The Thunder will look to make it seven wins on the trot when they clash against the Hurricanes on Thursday afternoon.
The second instalment of the Melbourne derby is fraught with danger for both sides, as they look for a must needed win to feature in BBL 11 playoff action.
The bottom of the ladder Adelaide Strikers are set to battle it out against the Perth Scorchers at Adelaide Oval on Friday morning.
Both sides will be looking to find some form and make a surge towards a playoff position at The Gabba on Wednesday night.
BIG BASH LEAGUE TIPS
The 13th edition of the Big Bash League T20 competition begins on Thursday December 7.
A total of 44 games will be played in the regular season before the finals begin on January 19. The champions will be crowned in the Grand Final on January 24.
The Perth Scorchers are the defending champions after beating the Brisbane Heat for their fifth title last season.
BIG BASH LEAGUE LIVE STREAM
Channel 7 and Fox Cricket will be broadcasting every game of the Big Bash League season.
Live action from the Australian Big Bash League T20 competition this year will be available online via Kayo Sports.
Thursday, December 7: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars (Gabba, 7:15pm)
Friday, December 8: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades (SCG, 7:15pm)
Saturday, December 9: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat (Adelaide Oval, 7:15pm)
Sunday, December 10: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers (GMHBA Stadium, 7:15pm)
Monday, December 11: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers (University of Tasmania Stadium, 7:15pm)
Tuesday, December 12: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat (Manuka Oval, 7:15pm)
Wednesday, December 13: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers (MCG, 7:15pm)
Tuesday, December 19: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder (Adelaide Oval, 7:15pm)
Wednesday, December 20: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes (Optus Stadium, 7:15pm)
Thursday, December 21: Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat (Marvel Stadium, 7:15pm)
Friday, December 22: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers (SCG, 7:15pm)
Saturday, December 23: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder (Lavington Sports Ground, 3:30pm); Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades (Blundstone Arena, 7:15pm)
Tuesday, December 26: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars (SCG, 6:05pm); Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades (Optus Stadium, 9:15pm)
Wednesday, December 27: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder (Gabba, 7:15pm)
Thursday, December 28: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars (Blundstone Arena, 7:15pm)
Friday, December 29: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers (Marvel Stadium, 7:15pm)
Saturday, December 30: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers (Sydney Showground, 7:15pm)
Sunday, December 31: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Oval (7:15pm)
Monday, January 1: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder (Blundstone Arena, 4pm); Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers (Gabba, 7:15pm)
Tuesday, January 2: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades (MCG, 7:15pm)
Wednesday, January 3: Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat (C.ex Coffs International Stadium, 6:05pm); Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers (Optus Stadium, 9:15pm)
Thursday, January 4: Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes (Marvel Stadium, 7:15pm)
Friday, January 5: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers (Adelaide Oval, 7:15pm)
Saturday, January 6: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers (MCG, 7:15pm)
Sunday, January 7: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes (Gabba, 7:15pm)
Monday, January 8: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers (Sydney Showground, 7:15pm)
Tuesday, January 9: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes (Adelaide Oval, 7:40pm)
Wednesday, January 10: Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers (Gabba, 7:40pm)
Thursday, January 11: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers (Blundstone Arena, 7:15pm)
Friday, January 12: Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder (SCG, 7:15pm)
Saturday, January 13: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat (Optus Stadium, 4:15pm); Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars (Marvel Stadium, 7:30pm)
Sunday, January 14: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers (Manuka Oval, 7:15pm)
Monday, January 15: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes (MCG, 7:15pm)
Tuesday, January 16: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers (Optus Stadium, 7:40pm)
Wednesday, January 17: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades (Sydney Showground, 7:15pm)
Friday, January 19: Qualifier, TBC
Saturday, January 20: Knockout, TBC
Monday, January 22: Challenger, TBC
Wednesday, January 24: Final, TBC
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.
WHERE TO BET ON THE BIG BASH LEAGUE
There are a lot of betting sites out there, and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. That’s where we come in. We review all the best online bookmakers in Australia, and if they’re worth your time, we list them on our website.
We will provide you with all the information on each bookmaker, so that it’s easier for you to pick your favourite based on what is available. Whatever your betting needs, we’ve got you covered.
We review and rank every major online sportsbook to help people find the best one for them personally tailored around what they want in a bettor’s experience- whether that be offers or ease of use when making transactions via different payment methods like credit cards!
Bookmakers Ladbrokes and Sportsbet are among the best places to bet on BBL. They boast a huge number of markets.