The 2021-22 edition of the Big Bash League 2021 (BBL) is all set to get underway from December 05 with an exciting game of cricket between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars. The much-hyped tournament features a total of eight teams namely Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars, Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, and Hobart Hurricanes.

The tournament will follow the round-robin format with each team playing a total of 14 league matches. 61 matches including the league games and knockouts are scheduled to be played throughout the 11th season of the tournament.

The top five teams from the league stage will make it to the next round of BBL. The fourth and fifth-placed teams will meet each other in the Eliminator and the winner will then proceed to the Knockout. In the Knockout match, the team will then meet the team that finished third at the points table.

Meanwhile, the first and second-placed teams will play the Qualifier against each other. The team winning the match will directly confirm a berth in the final. Meanwhile, the team losing will get another chance as they will face the winner of the Knockout in the Challenger.

Here take a look at the schedule of BBL 2021-22:

Week 1
December 5, SundaySydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars1:45 PM, Sydney
December 6, MondaySydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat1:45 PM, Canberra
December 7, TuesdayMelbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers1:45 PM, Melbourne
December 8, WednesdayHobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers1:05 PM, Launceston
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat4:05 PM, Perth
December 9, ThursdayAdelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades1:45 PM, Adelaide
December 10, FridayMelbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder1:45 PM, Melbourne
December 11, SaturdaySydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes1:05 PM, Sydney
Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers4:00 PM, Perth
December 12, SundaySydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars1:45 PM, Sydney

Week 2

Week 2
December 13, MondayBrisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades1:45 PM, Queensland
December 14, TuesdayHobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers1:45 PM, Hobart
December 15, WednesdayMelbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers1:45 PM, Melbourne
December 19, SundayBrisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder2:10 PM, Brisbane

Week 3

Week 3
December 20, MondayPerth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes1:45 PM, Perth
December 21, TuesdaySydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers1:45 PM, Sydney
December 22, WednesdayMelbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers1:45 PM, Melbourne
December 23, ThursdayAdelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat1:45 PM, Adelaide
December 24, FridayHobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars10:00 AM, Hobart
December 26, SundaySydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers12:35 PM, Sydney
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades3:45 PM, Perth

Week 4

Week 4
December 27, MondayHobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers12:35 PM, Hobart
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars3:35 PM, Brisbane
December 28, TuesdaySydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers1:45 PM, Canberra
December 29, WednesdaySydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat12:35 PM, Sydney
Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes1:45 PM, Melbourne
December 30, ThursdayPerth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars1:45 PM, Perth
December 31, FridayAdelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder1:45 PM, Adelaide
January 1, SaturdayHobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat10:30 AM, Hobart
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades2:00 PM, Coffs Harbour
January 2, SundayMelbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers10:00 AM, Melbourne
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers1:45 PM, Sydney

Week 5

Week 5
January 3, MondayMelbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades1:45 PM, Melbourne
January 4, TuesdayBrisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers1:45 PM, Queensland
January 5, WednesdayAdelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes12:35 PM, Adelaide
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder3:45 PM, Perth
January 6, ThursdayMelbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat12:35 PM, Geelong
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers3:45 PM, Perth
January 7, FridayAdelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars1:45 PM, Adelaide
January 8, SaturdayMelbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder12:35 PM, Melbourne
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes3:00 PM, Brisbane
January 9, SundaySydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers1:45 PM, Coffs Harbour

Week 6

Week 6
January 10, MondayMelbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers8:40 AM, Melbourne
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder1:45 PM, Launceston
January 11, TuesdayMelbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers1:45 PM, Geelong
January 12, WednesdayBrisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers1:45 PM, Brisbane
January 13, ThursdaySydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes10:30 AM, Sydney
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars2:00 PM, Melbourne
January 14, FridayAdelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers2:45 PM, Adelaide
January 15, SaturdaySydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder2:10 PM, Sydney
January 16, SundayMelbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat2:10 PM, Melbourne

Week 7

Week 7
January 17, MondayHobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades2:10 PM, Hobart
January 18, TuesdayAdelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers1:45 PM, Adelaide
January 19, WednesdaySydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades8:00 AM, Brisbane
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers11:00 AM, Sydney
Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes2:20 PM, Melbourne


21 January, FridayEliminator5:30 AM
22 January, SaturdayQualifier5:30 AM
23 January, SundayKnockout5:30 AM
26 January, WednesdayChallenger5:30 AM


January 28, FridayGrand Finale5:30 AM

Let’s take a look at the full squads of the participating teams of BBL 2021-22:

Adelaide Strikers


Adelaide Strikers will look forward to the new season of BBL. They will be well prepared this year to win the title after getting eliminated last in the eliminator match. Strikers finished 5th in the BBL10. However, even before the beginning of the league, they have suffered some major blows as few players might not be available to play the tournament. With Jason Gillespie as the team coach, things look strong for the team and will be expected to perform better in the upcoming season. Read our full Adelaide Strikers team preview here

Adelaide Strikers Squad:

  • Wes Agar
  • Alex Carey
  • Harry Conway
  • Travis Head (c)
  • Spencer Johnson
  • Harry Nielsen
  • Liam O’Connor
  • Matthew Renshaw
  • Liam Scott

  • Peter Siddle
  • Jon Wells
  • Daniel Worrall
  • George Garton
  • Ryan Gibson
  • Fawad Ahmad
  • Rashid Khan
  • Matt Short
  • Jake Weatherald

Brisbane Heat


After qualifying for one game in BBL10, Brisbane Heat will be coming with a good amount of confidence for BBL11. Brisbane Hear players made a big impact on the league last year and they finished 4th on the point table. Xavier Bartlett and James Bazley emerged as the top players in the last season from the team. They both will be hoping to repeat their performances this year as well. Chris Lynn has been replaced from the captainship by 31-year-old Jimmy Peirson. Read our full Brisbane Heat team preview here

Brisbane Heat Squad:

  • Xavier Bartlett
  • Tom Cooper
  • Sam Heazlett
  • Chris Lynn
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Jimmy Peirson (c)
  • Mark Steketee
  • Mitchell Swepson
  • Matthew Willans

  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Michael Neser
  • Ben Duckett
  • Tom Abell
  • Jack Wildermuth
  • James Bazley
  • Matt Kuhnemann
  • Max Bryant
  • Connor Sully

Hobart Hurricanes


Two-time Big Bash League runner-up, Hobert Hurricanes, had a very disappointing last year in BBL. Hurricanes have got a very strong squad ahead of the tournament and they carry the confidence to do wonders. Since Matthew Wade has not been called for the Ashes, he will be leading the team. He was very good with his performance in the T20 world cup and he will be hoping to continue the same in BBL. After a lot of controversial headlines, v will be the head coach of the team. Read our full Hobert Hurricanes team preview here

Hobert Hurricanes Squad:

  • Scott Boland
  • Tim David
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Ben McDermott
  • Riley Meredith
  • Mitch Owen
  • Wil Parker
  • D’Arcy Short

  • Matthew Wade (c)
  • Mac Wright
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Caleb Jewell
  • Joel Paris
  • Harry Brook
  • Josh Kann
  • Tom Rogers
  • Jordan Thompson

Melbourne Renegades


Big Bash League season 10 was not a great season for Melbourne Renegades. With just four wins in the previous tournament, they finished last in the point table. Skipper Aaron Finch was questioned because of his team’s form. He had to step down from the captaincy although the reasons were completely different. His recent form in the T20 world isn’t great as well & hence the team must be worried about their batting lineup. Read our full Melbourne Renegades team preview here

Melbourne Renegades Squad:

  • Cameron Boyce
  • Zak Evans
  • Aaron Finch
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Sam Harper
  • Marcus Harris
  • Mackenzie Harvey
  • Josh Lalor
  • Shaun Marsh
  • James Pattinson

  • Mitch Perry
  • Jack Prestwidge
  • Kane Richardson
  • Will Sutherland
  • Nic Maddinson (c)
  • Reece Topley
  • Unmukt Chand
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Zahir Khan

Melbourne Stars


When a team has big names attached to the squad, it is always expected to perform better in any tournament. But that’s not the case with Melbourne Stars. It is a squad with top names like Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, and Marcus Stoin. Even then Melbourne Stars turned out to be underachievers in the last season of the Big Bash League. Viewers had high expectations from the team as they reached the finals of the BBL8 and BBL9. But on the contrary, Stars completely failed to perform and finished 7th in the last season. Read our full Melbourne Stars team preview here

Melbourne Stars Squad:

  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Seb Gotch
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Clint Hinchliffe
  • Nick Larkin
  • Glenn Maxwell (c)
  • Tom O’Connell
  • Billy Stanlake

  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Adam Zampa
  • Joe Burns
  • Sam Rainbird
  • Joe Clarke
  • Qais Ahmad (joining after the conclusion of Abu Dhabi T10 League)
  • Sam Elliot
  • Beau Webster

Perth Scorchers

The most consistent performing team and three times tournament winners, Perth Scorchers, will be eying another win this year. In the last season, they reached all the way to the finals but finished second in the tournament. After a decade of presence in the tournament, winning three trophies, and finishing up 2nd for two times, Perth Scorchers will be hoping to claim the trophy again. Scorchers are filled with the best T20 performers and their skipper Mitchell Marsh is in the form as we all witness in the ICC T20 Worldcup. Read our full Perth Scorchers team preview here

Perth Scorchers Squad:

  • Ashton Agar
  • Cameron Bancroft
  • Jason Behrendorff
  • Aaron Hardie
  • Peter Hatzoglou
  • Josh Inglis
  • Matthew Kelly
  • Mitch Marsh

  • Lance Morris
  • Kurtis Patterson
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Ashton Turner
  • Andrew Tye
  • Colin Munro
  • Laurie Evans

Sydney Sixers

The team which has created new benchmarks in every season of the Big Bash League is Sydney Sixers. They will defend their BBL10 title this year. The Sixers is the most successful team in the league and they will be looking forward to winning their third consistent title win after winning BBL9 and BBL 10. Sydney Sixers are also the winner of the first season of the Big Bash League. Read our full Sydney Sixers team preview here

Sydney Sixers Squad:

  • Sean Abbott
  • Jackson Bird
  • Dan Christian
  • Tom Curran
  • Ben Dwarshuis
  • Jack Edwards
  • Mickey Edwards
  • Moises Henriques (c)
  • Daniel Hughes

  • Hayden Kerr
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Ben Manenti
  • Josh Philippe
  • Lloyd Pope
  • Jordan Silk
  • James Vince
  • Steve O’Keefe
  • Chris Jordan

Sydney Thunder

BBL10 was one of the best seasons for Sydney Thunder. They finished third on the point table and had a fantastic run in the tournament. Looking at the performance from their previous season, it will be difficult to beat the Thunder this year as well. They are one of the teams who are expected to win the tournament this year. Their squad has not gone through some big changes and they have almost the same squad as last year. It will be interesting to see how will Sydney Thunder compete in the tournament. Read our full Sydney Thunder team preview here

Sydney Thunder Squad:

  • Jonathan Cook
  • Ben Cutting
  • Ollie Davies
  • Brendan Doggett
  • Matt Gilkes
  • Chris Green
  • Baxter Holt
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Nathan McAndrew

  • Alex Ross
  • Daniel Sams
  • Tanveer Sangha
  • Chris Tremain
  • Alex Hales
  • Sam Billings
  • Baxter Holt
  • Saqib Mahmood
  • Jason Sangha

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