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The Big Bash League 2021-22 is all set to begin on 5th December 2021. As many as 10 editions of Australia’s T20 competition have been conducted so far. The Big Bash League 2021-22 will be the 11th edition and the fans are super excited to witness two months of T20 extravaganza.

Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers were the two finalists of the last edition’s tournament. Sydney Sixers beat the latter to win their third title in the history of the competition. Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers are the most successful teams in the competition. Both have managed to win the title thrice in BBL history.

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As far as the format is concerned, it will be the same as last year. All the teams will play 14 matches each in the league stage. The top five teams will then advance to the qualifying round.

The fourth and fifth-placed teams will take on each other in the Eliminator match. The winner of the match will advance to the knockout game, while the losing side will be knocked out of the tournament. The top two teams in the points table will then play the Qualifier match on 22nd January 2022. The winner of the match will book a place in the final, while the losing side will get one more chance to revive the campaign.

The winner of the Eliminator match will then meet the third-placed team in the Knockout match. The team that wins the game will advance to the Challenger match, while the losing side will go home.

The loser of the Qualifier will then play against the winner of the knockout in the Challenger to decide the second finalist. The final of the tournament will take place on 28th January 2021.

Big Bash League 2021 Start Date:

Big Bash League 2021 Schedule With PDF, Start Date, Squads, Live Telecast Channel In India, Latest News And Updates

The 11th edition of the Big Bash League 2021-22 is set to start on 5th December 2021. The tournament will be conducted from 5th December 2021 to 28th January 2022. Sydney Sixers will square up against Melbourne Stars in the first match of the 2021-22 edition of the Big Bash League.

Big Bash League 2021 Squads:

Adelaide Strikers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Big Bash League 2021 Live Telecast Channel In India

All the matches of the Big Bash League 2021 will be telecasted live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD in India. The fans can also stream all the games live on Sony Liv App.

Big Bash League 2021 Latest News and Updates:

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  • Kane Richardson set to lead Melbourne Renegades in BBL 2021-22

In the absence of Nic Maddinson, Kane Richardson will lead the Melbourne Renegades in BBL 2021-22.

Maddinson was earlier named the captain of the team after Aaron Finch stepped down from the role following the T20 World Cup triumph. Melbourne Renegades will play their first match of the competition against Adelaide Strikers on 7th December 2021.

  • Glenn Maxwell and David Hussey aim to end Melbourne Stars’ title drought

Glenn Maxwell is all set to lead Melbourne Stars in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League. Despite having a number of superstars in their set-up over the years, the Stars have never won a Big Bash title. Maxwell and coach David Hussey aim to replicate Australia’s T20 World Cup culture and thereby end their title drought.

“We are trying to replicate the culture from the T20 World Cup. Everyone had good vibes and that’s what we are trying to bring here,” Maxwell said.

“We’ve worked hard at the Stars to make it a place people want to come and play and feel comfortable.”

  • Joe Clarke to play for Melbourne Stars in BBL 2022-21

After playing for Perth Scorchers last year, Joe Clarke is set to play for Melbourne Stars this year. It took only a phone call from head coach David Hussey to convince Clarke to change the club for the upcoming edition.

“I got a phone call at the end of our English season, Dave Hussey played for my county back home, so the connection and opportunity was there,” Clarke told reporters on Wednesday.

“I jumped at the opportunity to come to play for a big club like the Stars. I would have loved to play more games last season,” he said.

Big Bash League 2021 Schedule

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December 5, Sunday

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, 1:45 PM

December 6, Monday

Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat, 1:45 PM

December 7, Tuesday

Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers, 1:45 PM

December 8, Wednesday

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, 1:05 PM

Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat, 4:05 PM

December 9, Thursday

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades, 1:45 PM

December 10, Friday

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder, 1:45 PM

December 11, Saturday

Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes, 1:05 PM

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, 4:00 PM

December 12, Sunday

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars, 1:45 PM

December 13, Monday

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, 1:45 PM

December 14, Tuesday

Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers, 1:45 PM

December 15, Wednesday

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers, 1:45 PM

December 19, Sunday

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, Gabba, 2:10 PM

December 20, Monday

Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, 1:45 PM

December 21, Tuesday

Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers, 1:45 PM

December 22, Wednesday

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers, 1:45 PM

December 23, Thursday

Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat, 1:45 PM

December 24, Friday

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, 10:00 AM

December 26, Sunday

Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers, 12:35 PM

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades, 3:45 PM

December 27, Monday

Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers, 12:35 PM

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars, 3:35 PM

December 28, Tuesday

Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, 1:45 PM

December 29, Wednesday

Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat, 12:35 PM

Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes, 1:45 PM

December 30, Thursday

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, 1:45 PM

December 31, Friday

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder, 1:45 PM

January 1, Saturday

Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat, 10:30 AM

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, 2:00 PM

January 2, Sunday

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers, 10:00 AM

Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, 1:45 PM

January 3, Monday

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, 1:45 PM

January 4, Tuesday

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, 1:45 PM

January 5, Wednesday

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes, 12:35 PM

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, 3:45 PM

January 6, Thursday

Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat, 12:35 PM

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers, 3:45 PM

January 7, Friday

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, 1:45 PM

January 8, Saturday

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder, 12:35 PM

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes, 3:00 PM

January 9, Sunday

Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, 1:45 PM

January 10, Monday

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, 8:40 AM

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder, 1:45 PM

January 11, Tuesday

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, 1:45 PM

January 12, Wednesday

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers, 1:45 PM

January 13, Thursday

Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes, 10:30 AM

Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, 2:00 PM

January 14, Friday

Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers, 2:45 PM

January 15, Saturday

Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder, 2:10 PM

January 16, Sunday

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat, 2:10 PM

January 17, Monday

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades, 2:10 PM

January 18, Tuesday

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers, 1:45 PM

January 19, Wednesday

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades, 8:00 AM

Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers, 11:00 AM

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, 2:20 PM

21 January, Friday

Eliminator, 5:30 AM

22 January, Saturday

Qualifier, 5:30 AM

23 January, Sunday

Knockout, 5:30 AM

26 January, Wednesday

Challenger, 5:30 AM

January 28, Friday

Final, 5:30 AM