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Melbourne Stars2.5
Adelaide Strikers3.25
Sydney Sixers4.333
Perth Scorchers17
Brisbane Heat17
Sydney Thunder34
Hobart Hurricanes34

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10:06 am | 01-24-2020

Hat-trick of Defeats For Brisbane Heat, Latest at the Home Ground

The home ground couldn't do much benefit to Brisbane Heat as team lost the match against Sydney Sixers by eight wickets. The batsmen performed in bits and pieces, thus posing a run chase of just 126 runs. On contrary, the opening batsmen of the Sixers already created the momentum towards victory. The Heat bowlers seemed out of form as they simply bagged two wickets throughout the play, thus giving out an easy win to the other end. The Heat ranks at the third last slot while the Sixers are at the second in the point table as of now.

10:34 am | 01-23-2020

Strikers Pace Up The Point Table, Winning Over Stars

The momentum of skipper Handscomb couldn't cover up the slow pace of the top order as the team lost its match against Strikers from 11 runs. The constant clinching of wickets by Stars halted the chase train, yet the Striker top the table. A better performance on part of the batsmen led the tea to score 162 at a loss of just 2 wickets in contrary to loss of 8 wickets for 151 runs by Melbourne Stars.

11:43 am | 01-22-2020

Hurricanes Register Tight Win Amidst Nabi's Attack

The explosive innings by Mohammad Nabi of Melbourne Rengades was in vain, as Hurricanes clinched the match from a close call of just 4 runs. Despite the results, the team positions in the point table remains unaffected. Renegades had a poor start with loss of Marcus Harris for a 2 runs off 8-balls and Sam Harper to an injury, but gained momentum with Nabi hitting 63 off 30 towards the end. Hurricane openers gave a great momentum to the team followed by a sudden slow down towards the middle order. It was a close call towards the finishing line, with Hurricanes taking the winning cap.

11:39 am | 01-22-2020

Scorchers Name Turner's Replacement

Perth Scorchers have named a replacement for all-rounder Ashton Turner who is currently with the Australian ODI squad to play a three-match ODI series in India. Batsman Jaron Morgan, owing to his impressive performance in a domestic game, has earned a spot in the squad as a replacement for Turner. Morgan has also been picked in the team's 13-man squad to take on the Melbourne Stars on January 15 at the Optus Stadium.

Big Bash League

The ninth edition of the Big Bash League is set to kick off on 17th December 2019 and will conclude on 8th February 2020. A total of eight city-based franchises will be participating in the tournament. While the duration of the tournament has been reduced from the previous season, the number of matches has been increased to 61. The league stage will comprise 56 matches, but unlike last season, the knock-out stage has been redesigned into a play-off system comprising the Eliminator, the Qualifier, the Knockout, the Challenger followed by the Final.

The league stage of the BBL 09 will be played in a double round-robin format i.e. each team will play every other team two times, once at its home ground and once at that of its opponent. Instead of four, the top five teams at the end of the league phase will qualify for the play-offs this time. While the fourth and fifth placed teams will clash in the Eliminator, the top two teams will face-off in the Qualifier. The winner of the Qualifier will advance directly to the final while the winner of the Eliminator will take on the third placed team in the Knockout. The Challenger will see the loser of the Qualifier go up against the winner of the Knockout in a bid to book the remaining spot in the final.

BBL 2019-20 Latest News and Updates

Scorchers Name Turner's Replacement (14-jan-2020)

Perth Scorchers have named a replacement for all-rounder Ashton Turner who is currently with the Australian ODI squad to play a three-match ODI series in India. Batsman Jaron Morgan, owing to his impressive performance in a domestic game, has earned a spot in the squad as a replacement for Turner. Morgan has also been picked in the team's 13-man squad to take on the Melbourne Stars on January 15 at the Optus Stadium.

Hobart's Meredith Sidelined for BBL 09 with Injury (8-Jan-2020)

Hobart Hurricanes have been dealt an injury blow as Riley Meredith is likely to miss the remainder of the BBL season due to a side strain he sustained in Sunday's 8-run win over Perth Scorchers. The fast bowler picked up the injury while bowling and left the field after completing his over. Scans have shown a significant strain in his left side which will likely take at least a month to heal. The Hurricanes are already missing the services of paceman James Faulkner due to a calf injury.

Thumb Injury Defers Lyon's BBL Return (8-Jan-2020)

Nathan Lyon was set to represent Sydney Sixers in his first game of the season against Adelaide Strikers on January 8 but an untimely injury has delayed his return to the Big Bash League. The off-spinner injured his right thumb during the third and final match in the home test series against New Zealand and is likely to miss the Sixers' next three clashes - against Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes. Lyon's thumb will take a few days to heal and he is expected to be available for the derby clash against Sydney Thunder at the Sydney Showground Stadium on January 18.

BBL 09 Squad Updates: Ins and Outs of Each Team

With the Australian test summer coming to an end and with Australia scheduled to tour India for a three-match ODI series next week, the Big Bash clubs (except Sydney Thunder) will see a few changes in their squad. Some of the Australian internationals are set to return to their respective franchises after the conclusion of the New Zealand test series. However, some will be gone for a period of twelve days to play the 50-over format in India and are expected to be available again from January 21.

Here's a team-by-team squad update revealing the players set to leave for the India ODIs as well as those returning from the recent home test series against the Kiwis.

Melbourne Stars

Players departing: Peter Handscomb and Adam Zampa
Players returning: None

The Stars will miss the services of wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb and spinner Adam Zampa who have been called-up to the Australian ODI squad. Meanwhile, the club has also lost England fast bowler Patrick Brown for the season due to a back injury with Pakistan quick Haris Rauf drafted into the squad as a replacement. On the bright side, Melbourne Stars will be relieved to find that three of their key players in Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Glenn Maxwell will continue to remain available.

Sydney Sixers

Players departing: Steve Smith and Josh Hazlewood
Players returning: Nathan Lyon

Steve Smith forms an integral part of the Australian ODI set-up and will miss five fixtures for the Sixers from January 8 till January 20. Paceman Josh Hazlewood will also be away on national duty. Sean Abbott is currently recovering from a side strain and his return to action is not confirmed as of now. Nathan Lyon was to play his first game of the season on Thursday against Adelaide Strikers but a thumb injury in the Sydney test match has postponed his BBL campaign and the off-spinner is not expected to be match-fit before the derby encounter on January 18.

Adelaide Strikers

Players departing: Alex Carey
Players returning: Travis Head

The Strikers will welcome Travis Head into their camp who is returning after a 3-0 clean sweep of New Zealand. The left-handed batsman is set to play his first BBL 09 game on January 12 against Melbourne Renegades. Harry Nielsen will be doing the glovework in the absence of Head. The team was recently boosted with the return of pace duo Michael Neser and Peter Siddle. Adelaide Strikers won't be losing any strength from their pace attack as Billy Stanlake has not been picked for the India ODIs.

Brisbane Heat

Players departing: Marnus Labuschagne
Players returning: Joe Burns, James Pattinson and Mitchell Swepson

Brisbane Heat will be without the in-form batsman Marnus Labuschagne who has earned a call-up from the Australian national selectors. On the positive side, the club will be delighted to have Joe Burns back who will bolster their middle-order batting. The Heat are due to receive a big batting boost when AB de Villiers joins them for the January 14 game against Adelaide Strikers. Also returning are fast bowler James Pattinson and leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson who looks set to play against Hobart Hurricanes this Thursday.

Perth Scorchers

Players departing: Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner
Players returning: None

Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner have both been named in Australia's ODI squad and the all-rounders are expected to return for the clash against Sydney Thunder on January 20. With Agar away on national duty, leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed's role with the ball will become even more crucial. The Scorchers, however, will have their captain Mitchell Marsh available for them for the entire BBL 09 season.

Hobart Hurricanes

Players departing: D'Arcy Short
Players returning: Matthew Wade

D'Arcy Short's quickfire century in the previous match against Perth Scorchers has given him a late call-up for the India tour. Matthew Wade, however, will be returning after the New Zealand tests and the Hurricanes will be hoping that he can fill the void created in the batting line-up due to Short's departure. Meanwhile, the club has been hit by injury blows with pace pair Riley Meredith and James Faulkner sitting on the sidelines with side strain and calf injury respectively. The former probably won't be participating further in the tournament. To make matters worse, David Miller felt discomfort in his leg last time out against the Scorchers.

Melbourne Renegades

Players departing: Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson
Players returning: None

The defending champions are having a disastrous BBL season with seven losses from seven games and now ODI call-ups to Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson will only add to their woes. Good thing for the Renegades is that they have plenty of openers in their squad. Shaun Marsh is available for the entire Big Bash League and looks set to partner Marcus Harris at the top in the absence of skipper Finch. The absence of Richardson will deplete an already struggling bowling attack as Richard Gleeson has been expensive while England pace bowler Harry Gurney is down with a hamstring injury.

Sydney Thunder

Players departing: None
Players returning: None

Sydney Thunder is the only team that is unaffected by Australia's upcoming ODI tour of India. Many had expected Usman Khawaja to be called-up for the tour but his omission from the Australian ODI squad means that the club won't be losing any firepower from the batting department. So far, the left-handed opening batsman has cracked a couple of half-centuries in this Big Bash season.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, tips and predictions for Big Bash League 2019-20...

BBL 2019-20 Schedule

DateMatchTime
Dec 17, TueBrisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 1st Match The Gabba, Brisbane1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 18, WedBrisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 5th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 19, ThuMelbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 3rd Match Simonds Stadium, Geelong1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 20, FriHobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, 4th Match Traeger Park, Alice Springs9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 01:15 PM LOCAL
Dec 20, FriBrisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 5th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 21, SatSydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 6th Match TBC, TBC1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 01:40 PM LOCAL
Dec 21, SatPerth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, 7th Match Perth Stadium, Perth3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 22, SunMelbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, 8th Match TBC, TBC9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 09:15 AM LOCAL
Dec 22, SunSydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, 9th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 23, MonAdelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, 10th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Dec 24, TueHobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, 11th Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL
Dec 26, ThuPerth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, 12th Match Perth Stadium, Perth1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 04:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 27, FriMelbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 13th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 28, SatSydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 29, SunMelbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, 15th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 30, MonHobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, 16th Match Aurora Stadium, Launceston1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Dec 31, TueAdelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 17th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 01, WedBrisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, 18th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 02, ThuSydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, 19th Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 02, ThuMelbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, 20th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 03, FriHobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, 21st Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 04, SatMelbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 22nd Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 05, SunSydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, 23rd Match TBC, TBC1:10 PM 07:40 AM GMT / 01:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 05, SunPerth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 24th Match Perth Stadium, Perth4:10 PM 10:40 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 06, MonSydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 25th Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 07, TueMelbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, 26th Match Simonds Stadium, Geelong1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 08, WedAdelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, 27th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 08, WedMelbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, 28th Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 09, ThuBrisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 29th Match The Gabba, Brisbane1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 10, FriMelbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, 30th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 11, SatSydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 31st Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney12:40 PM 07:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 11, SatPerth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, 32nd Match Perth Stadium, Perth3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 12, SunAdelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 33rd Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 12, SunMelbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, 34th Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 13, MonHobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, 35th Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 14, TueBrisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 36th Match The Gabba, Brisbane10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 02:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 15, WedSydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, 37th Match TBC, TBC12:40 PM 07:10 AM GMT / 12:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 15, WedPerth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, 38th Match Perth Stadium, Perth3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 16, ThuSydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 39th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 17, FriAdelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 40th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 18, SatMelbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 41st Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 18, SatSydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, 42nd Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 19, SunHobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match Aurora Stadium, Launceston9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL
Jan 19, SunBrisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, 44th Match The Gabba, Brisbane1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 20, MonSydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, 45th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney1:10 PM 07:40 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 20, MonPerth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, 46th Match Perth Stadium, Perth4:10 PM 10:40 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 21, TueMelbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 47th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 22, WedAdelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 48th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 23, ThuBrisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, 49th Match The Gabba, Brisbane1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 24, FriHobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, 50th Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart12:40 PM 07:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 24, FriPerth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, 51st Match Perth Stadium, Perth3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 25, SatSydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, 52nd Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 25, SatMelbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 53rd Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
Jan 26, SunSydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers, 54th Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL
Jan 26, SunAdelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 55th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL
Jan 27, MonMelbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 56th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL
Jan 30, ThuTBC vs TBC, Eliminator TBC, TBC5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL
Jan 31, FriTBC vs TBC, Qualifier TBC, TBC5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL
Feb 01, SatTBC vs TBC, Knockout TBC, TBC5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL
Feb 06, ThuTBC vs TBC, Challenger TBC, TBC5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL
Feb 08, SatTBC vs TBC, Final TBC, TBC5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL
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Big Bash 2019/20 Teams Preview

Sydney Thunder Preview & Odds

Team News

Sydney Thunder have made quite a few changes to their squad from the previous season. They have picked England batsman Alex Hales and South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris as replacements for Jos Buttler and Joe Root. The franchise has also signed a three-year deal with batsman Alex Ross and pace bowler Chris Tremain who played for Melbourne Renegades last season. Kurtis Patterson and Fawad Ahmed have moved to Perth Scorchers while Shane Watson has retired and Usman Khawaja is likely to miss a major part of the tournament due to international commitments. Sydney Thunder have appointed Callum Ferguson as their captain for BBL 09.

Past Performances

Sydney Thunder are champions of the 2015-16 edition. They defeated Melbourne Stars at the MCG in the final to claim their first ever BBL title. However, their overall performance in the tournament has not been very good as they have ended up at the bottom on four occasions. The Thunder have finished sixth in the standings in the previous two seasons and they won six out of their fourteen league matches last time.

Key Players

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja and captain Callum Ferguson are the big guns for Sydney Thunder in terms of batting. Ferguson has shown impressive form in the domestic circuit while Hales and Khawaja have tons of international experience. Chris Tremain is known for his economical spells with the ball and he is the x-factor in the Thunder's bowling line-up. Chris Morris and Gurinder Sandhu are two other bowlers in this side capable of troubling the batsmen.

Sydney Thunder Betting Odds

Sydney Thunder are being offered at odds of 6.50 on Bet365 and 6 on Betway and 10CRIC to win the ninth season of the Big Bash League.

Sydney Thunder Squad

Callum Ferguson (c), Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Tremain, Jason Sangha

Perth Scorchers Preview & Odds

Team News

Perth Scorchers will miss quite a few of their senior players in the BBL 09. While Shaun Marsh has left the franchise and moved to Melbourne Renegades, Hilton Cartwright and Nathan Coulter-Nile have signed with Melbourne Stars. Michael Klinger has taken retirement while Jason Behrendorff, due to his back injury, could miss a large part of the tournament. The Scorchers, however, have added former Sydney Thunder players - Kurtis Patterson and Fawad Ahmed to their squad.

Past Performance

Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the history of the Big Bash League with three title wins in the bag. They are the only team in the tournament to have won two consecutive seasons - they beat Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA in the 2013-14 final and Sydney Sixers in the following year's final at the Manuka Oval. Last season, the Scorchers finished at the bottom of the table with just four wins in the league stage and it was the first time in the history of the BBL that they failed to reach the knockouts.

Key Players

Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner and Mitchell Marsh hold the key to the Scorchers' batting. Turner finished among the leading run-getters last time with 378 runs and he will look to replicate that form this season. With the ball, Perth Scorchers will rely on the pace troika of Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson to do the damage. Andrew Tye was the team's best bowler last BBL having picked 17 wickets at an economy of 8.50.

Perth Scorchers Betting Odds

Perth Scorchers are 9 with Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the Big Bash League 2019-20.

Perth Scorchers Squad

Mitchell Marsh (c), Fawad Ahmed, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Liam Guthrie, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Nick Hobson, Chris Jordan, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman

Sydney Sixers Preview & Odds

Team News

After an impressive showing last season, Sydney Sixers have decided to retain the bulk of their squad for this ninth edition of the Big Bash League. The team will welcome back Jackson Bird who played for Melbourne Stars last time while England internationals Tom Curran and James Vince are their most notable signings this year.

Past Performance

Sydney Sixers won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2011-12, beating Perth Scorchers in the final at the WACA. They also have happy memories from the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons in which they came runners-up. Overall, the Sixers have a pretty good record in the BBL having made it past the league stage five times out of eight. In the previous season, they finished third in the league standings with eight wins and six defeats.

Key Players

Daniel Hughes has showcased smashing form with the bat in domestic white-ball cricket and the opening batsman was also among the top five run-scorers in the previous BBL edition. James Vince and Steve Smith also add a lot of strength to the team's batting. Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe and Tom Curran were the standout performers with the ball last time. Abbott had finished as the tournament's second-best bowler with 22 wickets while O’Keefe and Curran took 21 and 20 respectively.

Sydney Sixers Betting Odds

Sydney Sixers have been priced at 6 with Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the BBL 2019-20.

Sydney Sixers Squad

Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Jackson Bird, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Steve Smith, James Vince, Henry Thornton

Melbourne Stars Preview & Odds

Team News

Melbourne Stars have made a few major changes to their squad for this year's BBL. While Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has renewed his contract with the franchise for the entire season, the Australian duo of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Hilton Cartwright have migrated from Perth Scorchers. Veteran South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn will be available for at least the first six games.

Past Performance

Melbourne Stars are one of the most consistent teams in the tournament having made it to the knockout round on seven occasions. But unfortunately, they have not been able to lay their hands on the trophy yet. They are two-time finalists having finished runners-up in the 2015-16 season and then last time in 2018-19. In the previous season, the Stars ended up fourth on the leaderboard with seven wins and as many losses.

Key Players

The Stars boast tremendous batting firepower in Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis. The explosive Maxwell is a game-changer with the bat and Stoinis was one of the most consistent batsmen last year with 533 runs at an average of 53.30. Dale Steyn will bring plenty of quality into this bowling attack and the South African quick will be a big threat both in the powerplays as well as at the death. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane and Adam Zampa will be the other go-to bowlers for Melbourne Stars this season.

Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

Melbourne Stars are being offered at odds of 3.60 on Bet365 and 3.50 on Betway and 10CRIC to win the ninth edition of the BBL.

Melbourne Stars Squad

Glenn Maxwell (c), Pat Brown, Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O'Connell, Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa

Brisbane Heat Preview & Odds

Team News

Brisbane Heat have acquired the services of South African batting legend AB de Villiers - arguably the most prominent signing of this BBL season. However, he won't be available for the Heat's first few matches. The team will have a new captain this year with Chris Lynn taking over the reigns from Brendon McCullum.

Past Performance

Brisbane Heat are champions of the second edition of the Big Bash League which was held in 2012-13. They secured a comfortable 34-run victory over Perth Scorchers in the final of that season at the WACA. But since then, they have had only one semi-final appearance in the next six seasons. The Heat missed out on a semi-final berth by just a couple of points last time, finishing fifth on the table with six wins and seven defeats.

Key Players

Brisbane Heat have good depth in their batting and the likes of Chris Lynn, Joe Burns, Matt Renshaw and Tom Banton will be the ones to look out for. Lynn had finished among the tournament's leading run-getters last season and will be expected to bring that form into the BBL 09. Even AB de Villiers will pose a big threat to the oppositions once he arrives at the scene. On the bowling front, the Heat will bank on the skills of Ben Laughlin, Josh Lalor, James Pattinson and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Josh Lalor took 20 wickets last time and so the team will be having huge expectations from him.

Brisbane Heat Betting Odds

Brisbane Heat are 11 with Betway and 10 with Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the BBL 09.

Brisbane Heat Squad

Chris Lynn (c), AB de Villiers, Ben Laughlin, Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Zahir Khan, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Hobart Hurricanes Preview & Odds

Team News

Matthew Wade will be leading Hobart Hurricanes in this year's Big Bash League. The team has lost quite a few players from the previous edition including Clive Rose, Jake Doran, Alex Doolan and Simon Milenko. The Hurricanes could also be without Jofra Archer who is likely to be picked by the England team for their tour of South Africa.

Past Performance

Hobart Hurricanes have made four semi-final appearances in the BBL and have finished runners-up on two occasions, most recently in the 2017-18 season. They were impressive last time as well as they topped the points table at the end of the league stage with ten wins and four losses. The Hurricanes made a perfect start to their campaign with five wins from their first five matches. They breezed past the league round but suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Melbourne Stars in the semi-final.

Key Players

Hobart Hurricanes will look to their stalwarts D'Arcy Short, David Miller, Matthew Wade and George Bailey to do the bulk of the scoring. Short and Wade were the top two batsmen of the previous BBL edition, scoring 637 and 592 runs respectively. Their bowling attack, however, lacks international experience and they will be mainly reliant on James Faulkner, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland and Nathan Ellis to deliver the goods for them this season. Faulkner was the most impressive bowler for the Hurricanes last year with 18 wickets in 13 matches.

Hobart Hurricanes Betting Odds

Hobart Hurricanes are currently priced at 11 with 10CRIC and 13 with Betway and Bet365 to win the ninth season of the BBL.

Hobart Hurricanes Squad

Matthew Wade (c), George Bailey, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Tom Rogers, D'Arcy Short, Aaron Summers, Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, David Miller, Clive Rose

Adelaide Strikers Preview & Odds

Team News

Australia batsman Travis Head will be leading Adelaide Strikers although he is unlikely to link up with the team at the start of the BBL 09 due to international commitments. Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan will be playing his third season with the franchise. The Strikers have replaced South African batsman Colin Ingram with Cameron White.

Past Performance

Two seasons back, Adelaide Strikers went all the way to clinch their first ever BBL title. They, however, could not replicate that performance last time as they finished second from the bottom in the league standings with six wins and eight defeats. They were very much in contention for a top-four finish at the half-way mark but then four losses on the bounce made things pretty gloomy for them. The Strikers have made it to the semis three times in the last five editions of the tournament.

Key Players

Jonathan Wells was the most consistent batsman for Adelaide Strikers last year with 359 runs at an average of 44.87 and he will look to replicate that form this season. Cameron White, Travis Head, Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald are some other good strikers of the ball in this squad. Rashid Khan had a good tournament last time finishing with 19 wickets at an economy of 6.14 and the Afghan leg-spinner will once again be a major weapon for the Strikers in their bowling arsenal. Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway, Wes Agar and Peter Siddle are the other wicket-taking options in the side.

Adelaide Strikers Betting Odds

Adelaide Strikers are being offered at odds of 5 with Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the Big Bash League 2019-20.

Adelaide Strikers Squad

Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O'Connor, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Cameron White, Nick Winter

Melbourne Renegades Preview & Odds

Team News

Melbourne Renegades have retained a large part of the squad that helped them win their first-ever BBL title last time. Aaron Finch is the captain of the team but is likely to miss some part of the tournament due to international commitments. Shaun Marsh, who previously represented Perth Scorchers, has signed with the Renegades. Faheem Ashraf and Usman Khan Shinwari will be available for the Renegades’ seven and eight matches respectively and they will be replaced with Mohammad Nabi and Harry Gurney respectively when they depart.

Past Performance

After putting up a good show in 2017-18, Melbourne Renegades continued from where they left off and went all the way to win the tournament last time. The defending champions finished the league round as the second-placed team with eight wins and six losses. The Renegades did not have the best of starts as they lost three of their first five encounters. However, they managed to find some consistency towards the backend of the tournament. After winning their semi-final clash against Sydney Sixers, they got the better of Melbourne Stars in the final to clinch their first-ever BBL title.

Key Players

Melbourne Renegades seem to be well equipped when it comes to batting stocks. Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris and Shaun Marsh are all solid with the bat at the top of the order. Harper scored the most runs for the team last season - 341 runs at a strike-rate of 139.75. Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian can make an impact with both bat and ball. Kane Richardson topped the bowling chart last time with 24 wickets and he is going to be the key man again for the Renegades. Cameron Boyce, Harry Gurney and Tom Andrews are also pretty handy with the ball.

Melbourne Renegades Betting Odds

Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC are all offering odds of 34 on Melbourne Renegades to win the BBL 09.

Melbourne Renegades Squad

Aaron Finch (c), Tom Andrews, Cameron Boyce, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper, Alex Doolan, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Richard Gleesan, Harry Gurney (replacement for Usman Khan Shinwari), Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (replacement for Faheem Ashraf), Kane Richardson, Beau Webster, Will Sutherland, Jack Wildermuth

Our Prediction: Who Will Win Big Bash League 2019/20?

Melbourne Renegades will go into this ninth edition of the Big Bash League as the defending champions. They have stuck with most of their squad from last time and are favorites to make it past the league stage this year as well. Perth Scorchers, after facing a lot of disappointment last year, will be desperate to turn things around.

Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers are the three teams that we don't think will finish in the top five this season. Melbourne Stars finished runners-up last time. Their squad looks pretty good this year with star allrounder Glenn Maxwell at the helm. The Stars are one of the most consistent teams in the tournament and we feel they could win their maiden title this time around.

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BBL 2019-20 Top Betting Markets

Most of the reputed bookmakers are offering a wide range of betting markets on the Big Bash League 2019-20. Picking the right one could be a little confusing, especially for those who are new to cricket betting online. Below you will find the most popular BBL 09 betting markets you can wager on.

Outright Winner: This is probably the simplest of all. All you need to do is place your bet on any of the eight teams you feel has the best chance of winning the tournament this season.

To Win the Match: You can also place a bet on a particular BBL match rather than the whole tournament. You just have to pick the team who according to you is more likely to emerge victorious in that match. There will be the option of pre-match bet where you will have to place your bet before the start of the match or you can choose in-play bet if you like to bet while the game is going on. Our free betting tips will help you with your BBL betting.

Top Team Batsman: In this type of betting market, you need to wager on the batsman who is likely to score the most runs for his team in the tournament.

Top Team Bowler: Similar to the top team batsman, you will need to pick the bowler who is likely to finish with the most wickets at the end of the BBL 09.

Man of the Match: The player who delivers the best performance in a match is awarded the 'man of the match'. Generally, this award is given to a player from the winning team unless a player from the losing team performs exceptionally well.

Toss Winner: Normally a coin is tossed before the start of a game to decide which team gets to bat or bowl first. However, BBL has introduced 'bat-flip' where a cricket bat is tossed in the air instead of a coin. You just need to predict the team that will win this bat-flip.

BBL 2019-20 Live Streaming

Many sportsbooks offer live streaming facility on their websites. One such sportsbook is Bet365 where you can catch all the live action of this ninth edition of the BBL and that too in a very good quality. This way, you can watch the game you have wagered on and you also have the option of simultaneously placing bets on the various markets. Punters need to bear in mind though that the odds start to fluctuate once the game gets underway.

Big Bash League 2020 Winner Prediction

Back Melbourne Stars to win the Big Bash League 2019-20 at 3.60 with Bet365 and 3.50 with Betway and 10CRIC.

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