Big Bash League 2021-22: All you need to know – Opening match, teams and more

The much-awaited league will feature 61 matches, including the knockouts and the final.

Varun Malik Author

Updated - 13 July 2021 3:38 pm

Australia's Big Bash League 2021-22 is all set to begin from December 5 with an opening encounter between Melbourne Stars and the defending champions Sydney Sixers. The much-awaited league will feature 61 matches, including the knockouts and the final. According to cricket.com.au, BBL will get over before the end of January 2022, signalling that the Australian white ball stars will be available for the BBL as Australia will play New Zealand from January 30.

Teams & Squads

Perth Scorchers- Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Beherendoff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter- Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Michael Klinger

Melbourne Renegades- Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari, Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth, Harry Gurney, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi.

Sydney Sixers- Joe Denly, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O' Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, Greg West, Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis.

Melbourne Stars- Sandeep Lamichhane, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jonathan Merlo, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Liam Plunkett, Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe Dwayne Bravo, Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Been Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb

Sydney Thunder- Sam Rainbird, Joe Root, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Shane Watson, Anton Devcich, Chris Jordan, Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Pat Cummins, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson

Brisbane Heat- James Pattinson, James Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum

Hobart Hurricanes- David Moody, Tim Paine, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D'arcy Short, Aaron Summers, Matthew Wade, Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Johan Botha, Alex Doolan, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills

Adelaide Strikers- Liam O'Connor, Peter Siddle, Matt Short, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Nick Winter, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Michael Cormack, David Grant, Travis Head, Colin Ingram, Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser

Schedule of BBL 2021-22

While the Big Bash Officials are yet to confirm the complete schedule, the opening encounter is set to be played between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers on December 5.

Where can you watch this tournament?

You can watch the BBL 2021-22 on Sony Pictures Sports Network in India.

What are the venues of the tournament?

As per reports, the matches will be played at Hobart, Carrara, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Melbourne (Docklands).

Where to catch the live updates of the games?

You can check the live scores of the complete tournament at SportsTiger along with ball-by-ball commentary. SportsTiger is a one-stop destination to get live score updates. The fans can download the SportsTiger application, which is available on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The starting line-ups will also be available on the app as soon as they are announced.