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|Dec 17, Tue||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder, 1st Match The Gabba, Brisbane||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 18, Wed||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 5th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 19, Thu||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 3rd Match Simonds Stadium, Geelong||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 20, Fri||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, 4th Match Traeger Park, Alice Springs||9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 01:15 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 20, Fri||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 5th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 21, Sat||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 6th Match TBC, TBC||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 01:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 21, Sat||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, 7th Match Perth Stadium, Perth||3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 22, Sun||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, 8th Match TBC, TBC||9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 09:15 AM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 22, Sun||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, 9th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 23, Mon||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, 10th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 24, Tue||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, 11th Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart||9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 26, Thu||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, 12th Match Perth Stadium, Perth||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 04:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 27, Fri||Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 13th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 28, Sat||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 29, Sun||Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, 15th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 30, Mon||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, 16th Match Aurora Stadium, Launceston||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Dec 31, Tue||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 17th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 01, Wed||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, 18th Match Carrara Oval, Queensland||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 02, Thu||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, 19th Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 02, Thu||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, 20th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 03, Fri||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, 21st Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 04, Sat||Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 22nd Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 05, Sun||Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, 23rd Match TBC, TBC||1:10 PM 07:40 AM GMT / 01:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 05, Sun||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 24th Match Perth Stadium, Perth||4:10 PM 10:40 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 06, Mon||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 25th Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 07, Tue||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, 26th Match Simonds Stadium, Geelong||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 08, Wed||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, 27th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 08, Wed||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, 28th Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 09, Thu||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 29th Match The Gabba, Brisbane||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 10, Fri||Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, 30th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 11, Sat||Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 31st Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney||12:40 PM 07:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 11, Sat||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, 32nd Match Perth Stadium, Perth||3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 12, Sun||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 33rd Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 12, Sun||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, 34th Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 13, Mon||Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, 35th Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 14, Tue||Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 36th Match The Gabba, Brisbane||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 02:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 15, Wed||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, 37th Match TBC, TBC||12:40 PM 07:10 AM GMT / 12:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 15, Wed||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, 38th Match Perth Stadium, Perth||3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 16, Thu||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 39th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 17, Fri||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 40th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 18, Sat||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 41st Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 18, Sat||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, 42nd Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 19, Sun||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match Aurora Stadium, Launceston||9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 19, Sun||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, 44th Match The Gabba, Brisbane||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 20, Mon||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, 45th Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||1:10 PM 07:40 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 20, Mon||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, 46th Match Perth Stadium, Perth||4:10 PM 10:40 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 21, Tue||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, 47th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 22, Wed||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 48th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 23, Thu||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, 49th Match The Gabba, Brisbane||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 24, Fri||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, 50th Match Bellerive Oval, Hobart||12:40 PM 07:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 24, Fri||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, 51st Match Perth Stadium, Perth||3:40 PM 10:10 AM GMT / 06:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 25, Sat||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, 52nd Match Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||10:10 AM 04:40 AM GMT / 03:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 25, Sat||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, 53rd Match Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 26, Sun||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers, 54th Match Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney||9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 26, Sun||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 55th Match Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||1:40 PM 08:10 AM GMT / 06:40 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 27, Mon||Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 56th Match Docklands Stadium, Melbourne||9:15 AM 03:45 AM GMT / 02:45 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 30, Thu||TBC vs TBC, Eliminator TBC, TBC||5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL||-|
|Jan 31, Fri||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier TBC, TBC||5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 01, Sat||TBC vs TBC, Knockout TBC, TBC||5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 06, Thu||TBC vs TBC, Challenger TBC, TBC||5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL||-|
|Feb 08, Sat||TBC vs TBC, Final TBC, TBC||5:30 AM 12:00 AM GMT / 05:30 AM LOCAL||-|
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 are 9 with Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the Big Bash League 2019-20.
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
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.
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.
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 have been priced at 6 with Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the BBL 2019-20.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 are 11 with Betway and 10 with Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the BBL 09.
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
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.
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.
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 are currently priced at 11 with 10CRIC and 13 with Betway and Bet365 to win the ninth season of the BBL.
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
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.
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.
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 are being offered at odds of 5 with Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC to win the Big Bash League 2019-20.
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 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.
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.
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.
Betway, Bet365 and 10CRIC are all offering odds of 34 on Melbourne Renegades to win the BBL 09.
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
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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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.
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.
10:10 am | 07-02-2020
The run target of 194 set by the Melbourne Stars seemed quite far fetched for the Sydney Thunder as it could just manage 166 at loss of 8 wickets. With loss of just 2 wickets, Marcus Stonis and Nick Larkin amassed 83 runs each for 54 & 49 deliveries for the Stars. The victory at the home ground was a result of efficient batting and world class bowling skills displayed by the local team. On contrary, the Thunder found it hard to cope up with the gradual yet striking momentum and lost wickets at short intervals. For the final showdown, Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers will lock horns at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 8.
11:04 am | 06-02-2020
In the recent confirmation by Brisbane Heat, Tom Banton has been signed aboard for the next 2 years as well. His impressive stint as an opening batsman with 223 runs across seven matches at a strike rate of 176.98, compelled the team to roll him up. Although the team finished seventh in the point table of BBL 2019, it was his bright performance in most of the matches that brought a sigh of relief. He is the new find for the Heat and is expected to stay true to his momentum in the seasons to follow. With a hat-trick of three half centuries, one of his was the second fastest of all time. He made it within just 16 balls and smashed five consecutive sixes.
10:07 am | 31-01-2020
With a margin of 57 runs, Sydney Thunder stole the match from Hurricanes, booking its seat for the bout against Strikers. The team kept its aggressive mode on right from the start with Khwaja and Hales giving the required momentum. On contrary, the opening duo of Hobart walked a slow pace, thus making the players that followed walk the same path. The team was all out at 140 in 18.3 overs. Thunder's Jonathan Cook and Morris were the key wicket keepers that halted the flight of the opponents. Sydney Thunder will now lock horns with Adelaide Strikers in the knockouts at Adelaide.
10:48 am | 28-01-2020
Having lost the match, Heat failed to win its last league match as Aaron Finch and Mohammad Nabi of Renegades completed a clear chase of Heat's 154 for 7 at home. While top batting order of Heat's failed to impress, it was Renshaw who somehow kept the boat sailing. The Renegade bowlers choked the batting unit right from the start with Sutherland making a hat-trick. While the Renegades are at the last spot in the point table as of now, Brisbane Heat has bagged the second last for itself.
11:23 am | 27-01-2020
Matthew Wade, the skipper batsman of Hurricanes led the foundation of a massive score of 217 with his 130 runs. The bowlers at the other end devastated the Strikers at 207 runs with 8 wickets in hand. The Strikers batsmen performed in bits and pieces, with Salt, Head and Carey making some major scores. The home team couldn't make it to the victory owing to the stupendous performance of both units of the Hobart Hurricanes. While Strikers rank third in the point table as of now, Hurricanes are just next to them at fourth.
10:06 am | 24-01-2020
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 | 23-01-2020
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 | 22-01-2020
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 | 22-01-2020
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.
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