The 2020–21 Big Bash League (BBL) season 10 will be the tenth season of the KFC Big Bash League, the professional men’s Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia, with 61 matches scheduled to be played. On 15 July 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed the fixtures for the tournament. Subsequently, on 5 November 2020, Cricket Australia announced the revised dates, start times, and matchups for all 56 regular-season games, but venues have been confirmed only for the first 21 matches up until 31 December. The tournament is scheduled to start on 10 December 2020, and finish on 6 February 2021, with the majority of the matches being played at night.
There are several changes for the season, including bonus points, substitutions, and free hits for wides, which were suggested by Cricket Australia. However, on 16 November 2020, Cricket Australia announced three changes to the BBL’s playing conditions, which will add a more strategic element to the T20 tournament. All three rules are designed to maximize interest throughout the full 40 overs of a contest and ensure strategic thinking is rewarded.
The three new rules are as follow
The ‘Power Surge’ is a two-over period during which the fielding team is allowed only two players outside the inner fielding circle. The batting side can call for this at any point from the 11th overs of their innings. The fielding restrictions replicate those of the usual Powerplay at the beginning of an innings, which has been shortened to four overs.
An ‘X-factor Player’, named as either the 12th or 13th player on the team sheet, can come into the game beyond the 10th over of the first innings and replace any player who is yet to bat or has bowled no more than one over.
And the ‘Bash Boost’ will be a bonus point awarded halfway through the second innings. The team chasing will receive the bonus point if they’re above the equivalent 10-over score of their opposition, while if they’re trailing, the fielding side will receive the point. Teams will also now be awarded three points for winning the match, as opposed to the traditional two.
BBL 2020 Teams
Adelaide strikers Squad
Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs (England), Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt (England), Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Cameron White, Nick Winter, Daniel Worrall
Coach: Jason Gillespie
The Strikers made a couple of notable signings for BBL10, bringing in former Test opener Matt Renshaw and swing bowler Dan Worrall. Worrall had been a regular threat with the new ball at the Stars, while Renshaw bounced around the order for the Brisbane Heat but is set to be handed a more stable role up the top with the Strikers. Perhaps their biggest move was retaining Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan another season, and English batsman Phil Salt has also returned to the side. His countryman, Danny Briggs, is the Strikers’ other international player.
Adelaide will no longer be able to call on the services of Billy Stanlake, with the beanpole quick swapping places with Worrall at the Stars.
Brisbane Heat squad
Chris Lynn (c), Tom Banton (England), James Bazely, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory (England), Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Dan Lawrence (England), Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel, Jimmy Peirson, Mujeeb ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
Coach: Darren Lehmann
Brisbane has made a couple of nice signings from the Melbourne Renegades, picking up batsman Tom Cooper and all-rounder Jack Wildermuth. They’ll also have another season of big-hitting from Englishman Tom Banton, and his countryman Lewis Gregory, an all-rounder, is also in the squad, and Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman is back too. Young English batsman Dan Lawrence will play in Tom Banton’s place while the latter is unavailable on international duty.
Two Heat regulars have left the side for 2020-21: all-rounder Ben Cutting has moved to the Thunder, while batsman Matt Renshaw has been lured down to Adelaide.
Hobart Hurricanes Squad
Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Tim David, Jake Doran, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Will Jacks (England), Dawid Malan (England), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Tim Paine, D’Arcy Short, Nic Winter, Mac Wright
Coach: Adam Griffith
A strong Hurricanes top order which boasts Matt Wade, D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott was made even stronger with the signing of England’s world no.1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan, as well as former Australian international Peter Handscomb from the Melbourne Stars. South African Colin Ingram is expected to take Malan’s place before Christmas while the latter is unavailable due to international selection.
The Hurricanes have also signed young Englishman Will Jacks, who will be available for the entire tournament. The 21-year-old is a batting al-rounder who also bowls off-spin.
It’s been reported Jofra Archer won’t be a part of this year’s Big Bash due to his ever-increasing role with England. George Bailey is another loss for BBL10, the former skipper retiring at the end of last season, but Australian Test captain Tim Paine is back in purple – although only for the last few games of the season.
Melbourne Renegades Squad
Aaron Finch (c), Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan), Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), James Pattinson, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Will Sutherland, Imran Tahir (South Africa), Beau Webster
Coach: Michael Klinger
There’s been some significant roster turnover at the Renegades, with veterans Dan Christian (Sixers), Tom Cooper and Jack Wildermuth (both Brisbane) leaving the club. South African duo Rilee Rossouw and Imran Tahir have joined the side, and Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad is there as cover for Tahir.
There’s an exciting group of youngsters in the team, with Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper and Mackenzie Harvey all committed to the red side of Melbourne, and the Renegades have retained Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi. They’ve also brought back fast bowler James Pattinson after a stint with the Brisbane Heat.
Melbourne Stars squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Jonny Bairstow (England), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran (West Indies) Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
Coach: David Hussey
The Stars have lured a couple of big-name signings for BBL10, nabbing England star Jonny Bairstow and West Indies big-hitter Nicholas Pooran for their first appearances in the tournament, and beanpole quick Billy Stanlake from Adelaide. Peter Handscomb and Dan Worrall have both left the club for Hobart and Adelaide respectively, but they’ve also secured the services of rising young star Will Pucovski.
Perth Scorchers squad
Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Joe Clarke (England), Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Jason Roy (England), Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Coach: Adam Voges
The Scorchers have made two blockbuster signings for their top order, bringing in England and New Zealand opening batsmen Jason Roy and Colin Munro for the season. With Roy and countryman Liam Livingstone unavailable for the first three games of the season, Perth has also signed fellow English batsman Joe Clarke as a temporary replacement.
Sydney Sixers Squad
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies) Dan Christian, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince (England)
Coach: Greg Sheppard
The defending champions from BBL09, Sydney have only further strengthened their side by signing West Indian all-rounder, as well as veteran Dan Christian from the Melbourne Renegades. Englishmen Tom Curran and James Vince are the other two international players on their books.
Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (England), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Coach: Shane Bond
The Thunder have added some BBL experience to their side through all-rounder Ben Cutting. One of the biggest hitters in the competition, Cutting arrived from the Brisbane Heat and will add some clean striking to the Thunder’s lower order. They’ve also got a pair of England internationals in the form of Sam Billings and Alex Hales.
Usman Khawaja is officially a Thunder player and is set to play a significant role in the tournament after being overlooked for Australian selection. The club has released wicketkeeper-batsman Jay Lenton and fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu.
Scheulde of big bash league 2020-2021
|Thu Dec 10||Hurricanes vs Sixers||Blundstone Arena||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Fri Dec 11||Stars vs Heat||Manuka Oval||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sat Dec 12||Stars vs Thunder||Manuka Oval||4:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Dec 12||Renegades vs Scorchers||Blundstone Arena||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Dec 13||Strikers vs Hurricanes||Blundstone Arena||2:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Dec 13||Sixers vs Renegades||Blundstone Arena||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Mon Dec 14||Thunder vs Heat||Manuka Oval||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Dec 15||Hurricanes vs Strikers||UTAS Stadium||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Wed Dec 16||Stars vs Hurricanes||UTAS Stadium||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sat Dec 19||Renegades vs Sixers||Blundstone Arena||11:10am||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Dec 20||Scorchers vs Strikers||Blundstone Arena||11:10am||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Dec 22||Thunder vs Scorchers||Manuka Oval||7:15pm||Fox Cricket|
|Wed Dec 23||Heat vs Strikers||The Gabba||7:15pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Dec 26||Thunder vs Renegades||Manuka Oval||6:10pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sat Dec 26||Sixers vs Stars||Metricon Stadium||9:20pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Dec 27||Heat vs Hurricanes||The Gabba||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Mon Dec 28||Strikers vs Scorchers||Adelaide Oval||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Dec 29||Scorchers vs Strikers||Metricon Stadium||6:10pm||Fox Cricket|
|Tue Dec 29||Renegades vs Sixers||Manuka Oval||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Wed Dec 30||Thunder vs Stars||The Gabba||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Thu Dec 31||Hurricanes vs Heat||Adelaide Oval||6:45pm||Seven/Fox|
|Fri Jan 1||Renegades vs Thunder||TBC||7:15pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Jan 2||Hurricanes vs Stars||TBC||5:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Jan 2||Heat vs Sixers||TBC||8:15pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sun Jan 3||Scorchers vs Renegades||TBC||4:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sun Jan 3||Strikers vs Sixers||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Mon Jan 4||Heat vs Thunder||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Jan 5||Stars vs Hurricanes||TBC||4:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Tue Jan 5||Renegades vs Strikers||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Wed Jan 6||Scorchers vs Sixers||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Thu Jan 7||Hurricanes vs Thunder||TBC||6:10pm||Seven/Fox|
|Thu Jan 7||Heat vs Stars||TBC||9:20pm||Seven/Fox|
|Fri Jan 8||Strikers vs Renegades||TBC||6:10pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Jan 9||Scorchers vs Thunder||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Jan 10||Sixers vs Heat||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Mon Jan 11||Strikers vs Stars||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Jan 12||Scorchers vs Hurricanes||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Wed Jan 13||Thunder vs Sixers||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Thu Jan 14||Heat vs Renegades||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Fri Jan 15||Stars vs Strikers||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sat Jan 16||Sixers vs Scorchers||TBC||6:40pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sun Jan 17||Stars vs Renegades||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Mon Jan 18||Thunder vs Hurricanes||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Jan 19||Scorchers vs Heat||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Wed Jan 20||Renegades vs Stars||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Thu Jan 21||Strikers vs Heat||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Fri Jan 22||Hurricanes vs Scorchers||TBC||4:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Fri Jan 22||Sixers vs Thunder||TBC||7:15pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Jan 23||Renegades vs Heat||TBC||4:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sat Jan 23||Stars vs Scorchers||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Jan 24||Thunder vs Strikers||TBC||4:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Sun Jan 24||Sixers vs Hurricanes||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Mon Jan 25||Strikers vs Thunder||TBC||7:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Jan 26||Heat vs Scorchers||TBC||1:05pm||Fox Cricket|
|Tue Jan 26||Renegades vs Hurricanes||TBC||4:15pm||Seven/Fox|
|Tue Jan 26||Stars vs Sixers||TBC||7:50pm||Seven/Fox|
|Fri Jan 29||Fourth vs Fifth||TBC||TBC||Seven/Fox|
|Sat Jan 30||First vs Second||TBC||TBC||Seven/Fox|
|Sun Jan 31||Third vs Eliminator winner||TBC||TBC||Seven/Fox|
|Thu Feb 4||Qualifier loser vs Knockout winner||TBC||TBC||Seven/Fox|
|Sat Feb 6||Qualifier winner vs Challenger winner||TBC||TBC||Seven/Fox|
BBL 2020 LIVE Broadcast Details
TV- Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has acquired the exclusive media rights for the BBL 2020-21. The matches, in India, will be telecasted on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD.
Live Steaming – SonyLiv app.