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Australia’s biggest T20 cricket league - BBL is back for yet another thrilling season. The 13th season or BBL 13 is set to start on 7th December, 2023 at The Gabba in Brisbane. The final will take place on 24th January in 2024.
Current champions Perth Scorchers will go into the next season as the favourites. They have won two BBL seasons back to back and they are the most successful team with 5 titles.
2022 runners-up Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will go head to head against each other in the season opener match of the BBL 2023-24 season. There are some new changes in the squads for the upcoming season and we will see the power-hitter from South Africa, Quinton de Kock making his BBL debut this year.
Let’s take a look at our analysis for the upcoming season of the BBL 2023.
According to our analysis, we are backing Sydney Sixers to win the BBL 2023-24 trophy.
The Scorchers are certainly the favourites and a strong squad as well. But it can be difficult for them to win three seasons back to back.
Sydney Sixers have roped in England’s bowling all-rounder Tom Curran for the upcoming season. He was awarded the Player of the Tournament for the The Hundred Men’s 2023 season. Along with him, Sean Abbott will lead the pace attack after finishing the last season as the leading wicket taker with 29 wickets.
The batting line-up will be equipped with some of the top batters like Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Josh Philippe, James Vince. Silk was brilliant in the last season as he accumulated 363 runs at an average of 45.37.
Here is a complete detail of all the BBL 2023 team squads, captains, head coach, key players.
2022 Result: 7th position
Captain: Travis Head
Key Players: Wes Agar, Chris Lynn, Matthew Short, Henry Thornton, Rashid Khan
Adelaide Strikers had a disappointing outing in the BBL 2022 edition. They managed to win just 5 out of 14 league matches and finished at the 7th spot on the points table.
The Strikers successfully retained their star spinner Rashid Khan in the draft. Melbourne Stars went for him but Strikers were able to get him back to the squad. Khan is just 2 wickets away from reaching 100-wicket mark in the BBL. He will be a key bowler along with Thornton and Agar. Wes Agar was the leading wicket taker last season, with 18 wickets in 13 matches.
In the batting department, Chris Lynn and Matthew Short will be the key players. Short finished the last season as the 2nd highest run scorer with 458 runs scored at a strike rate of 144.47. Lynn also scored 400+ runs and is still the leading run scorer in BBL history.
Wes Agar, James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Brendan Doggett, Travis Head, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Chris Lynn, Ben Manenti, D'Arcy Short, Matthew Short, Henry Thornton, Rashid Khan, Jamie Overton, Adam Hose, Jake Weatherald, Harry Nielsen
2022 Result: Runners-up
Captain: Usman Khwaja
Key Players: Michael Neser, Colin Munro, Matthew Renshaw, Matthew Kuhnemann
Brisbane Heat had a great season in the last edition of the BBL. They were denied their 2nd BBL title by the Perth Scorchers and finished as the runners-up.
We are backing Colin Munro and Matthew Renshaw as the key batters from the Heat squad. Munro smashed 278 runs in just 8 matches at an impressive strike rate of 150.27. Renshaw scored an impressive 283 runs and picked 2 wickets as well.
In the bowling department, we are backing Matthew Kuhnemann and Michael Neser. Neser finished the last season as the 2nd highest wicket taker with 26 wickets in 17 matches. He bowled at an average of 19.03. Kuhnemann, on the other hand, took 16 wickets in 17 matches.
Usman Khawaja, Xavier Bartlett, Josh Brown, Max Bryant, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Paul Walter, Jack Wildermuth
2022 Result: 6th position
Captain: Nathan Ellis
Key Players: Tim David, Caleb Jewell, Riley Meredith, Paddy Dooley
Hobart Hurricanes had a decent outing in the last season and they missed the knockout qualification by just 1 point. They finished at the 6th spot with 6 wins in 14 matches.
Tim David batted at an aggressive strike rate of 160.90 in the last season and accumulated 354 runs in 14 matches. He will be a key batsman along with Caleb Jewell who scored 289 runs in 11 matches.
In the bowling unit, we are backing Riley Meredith and Paddy Dooley as the key bowlers for the Hurricanes. Meredith was the highest wicket taker with 21 wickets last season while Dooley picked 19 wickets at an impressive average of 12.78.
Iain Carlisle, Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Peter Hatzoglou, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Billy Stanlake, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright, Chris Jordan, Sam Hain, Corey Anderson
2022 Result: 3rd position
Captain: Nic Maddinson
Key Players: Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Quinton de Kock
Melbourne Renegades would be quite happy with their BBL 2022-23 campaign. They finished at the 3rd spot on the points table and they were beaten by Brisbane Heat in the Knockout match.
Aaron Finch was the highest run scorer from the Gades squad in the last season. Finch smashed 428 runs in 15 matches at an average of 38.90. We are backing him as a key batsman along with Quinton de Kock who will make his BBL debut this year. He looked in confident form in the Cricket World Cup 2023 and he can carry that form in the BBL.
In the bowling department, we are backing Kane Richardson and Tom Rogers as the key players. Tom Rogers was the leading wicket taker from the Renegades in the last season with 23 wickets in 15 matches while Richardson took 12 in 12 matches.
Nic Maddinson, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, MacKenzie Harvey, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Peter Siddle, Jon Wells, Will Sutherland, Adam Zampa, Quinton de Kock, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Joe Clarke, Harry Dixon
2022 Result: 8th position
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Key Players: Hilton Cartwright, Thomas Rogers, Haris Rauf, Marcus Stoinis
Melbourne Stars had a disappointing season in BBL 2022-23. They finished at the bottom of the points table with just 3 wins in 14 matches.
Maxwell is fit and in-form for the upcoming season after missing out last year. Melbourne Stars has picked Pakistan’s fast bowler Haris Rauf and spinner Usama Mir for the upcoming season.
We are backing Rauf as a key bowler along with all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. Haris Rauf has picked 30 wickets in 18 BBL matches so far. Stoinis is among the top all-rounders in Australia.
In the batting unit, we are backing Hilton Cartwright and Thomas Rogers as the key players because of their brilliant performance in the 2022 edition. Rogers scored 324 runs while Cartwright scored 321.
Scott Boland, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Harper, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir
2022 Result: Winner
Captain: Ashton Turner
Key Players: Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff
Perth Scorchers emerged as the winner of the BBL 2022-23 season and they lifted the 5th BBL trophy which is highest by any team so far. The team performed brilliantly under the captaincy of Ashton Turner who will lead the side once again. They finished at the top of the points table with 11 wins in 14 matches.
The Scorchers did not make any changes to the existing squad in the draft pick. In the batting unit, we are backing Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis and Ashton Turner as the key players. All three of them were among top 10 run scorers of the season in 2022 and Hardie finished as the leading run scorer of the season with 460 runs at a strike rate of 141.10.
In the bowling department, we are backing Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff. Tye and Behrendorff were among the top 5 leading wicket takers in last season. Tye finished with 26 wickets while Behrendorff took 21 wickets.
Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Hamish McKenzie, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Zak Crawley, Laurie Evans
2022 Result: 2nd position
Captain: Moises Henriques
Key Players: Hayden Kerr, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Tom Curran
Sydney Sixers had a great season as they finished at the 2nd position on the points table and they were eliminated by Brisbane Heat in the Challenger match.
The key batters from this team will be Hayden Kerr and Jordan Silk. Silk was the highest run scorer from the last season with 363 runs in 14 innings. He has accumulated more than 2000 runs in the BBL. Kerr scored 133 runs and picked 16 wickets in the last season.
In the bowling section, we are backing Sean Abbott and Tom Curran. Curran has been retained by the Sixers. He has picked 47 wickets in 32 BBL matches so far. Abbott finished the last season as the highest wicket taker of the season with 29 wickets in 15 matches.
Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Joel Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Todd Murphy, Steve O'Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, James Vince, Rehan Ahmed
2022 Result: 4th position
Captain: Chris Green
Key Players: Ollie Davies, Alex Hales, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu
Sydney Thunder had a decent season in the BBL 2022. They finished at the 4th spot on the table and Brisbane Heat kicked them out in the Eliminator Match.
Ollie Davies and Alex Hales will be the top batters from the Thunder squad. Davies scored 333 runs in 13 matches last season while Hales had a brilliant run batting at the top-order. Hales scored 245 runs at an average of 30.62.
The bowling unit will have Daniel Sams and Gurinder Sandhu leading from the front. Daniel Sams was the leading wicket taker with 18 wickets in 14 matches. Sandhu, on the other hand, took 11 wickets at an impressive bowling average of 17.81.
Cameron Bancroft, Ollie Davies, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Blake Nikitaras, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, Alex Hales, Zaman Khan
|Tournament Format||Double round-robins & knockouts|
|Dates||07 December, 2023 - 24 January, 2024|
|Current champions||Perth Scorchers (5 titles)|
The 13th season of Australia's top-most competitive T20 league - Big Bash League is set to kick-off on 7th December, 2023. 8 franchise teams, representing different cities of Australia, will go head to head against each other in a double round-robin.
The draft pick for the BBL 2023-24 season took place in early September this year and the teams were assembled and finalised.
The runners-up of the last season - Brisbane Heat will take on Melbourne Stars in the season opener of the BBL 2023 on 7th December at The Gabba in Brisbane.
A total of 44 matches will take place across 13 venues in the 2023 edition of the BBL.
Here is a list of all the venues which will host matches in the BBL 2023-24 edition:
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