Big Bash League finals fixtures and TV schedule 2021/22

The BBL is set for another massive finals series. Here are the full schedule and broadcast details.

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The Big Bash League is back. After last year's pandemic-forced delay, the BBL has run a little more smoothly for the 2021/22 campaign.

The Melbourne Stars faced the two-time defending champion Sydney Sixers in the opening match at the SCG on 5 December. Every single match of the BBL is available to watch live.

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BBL fixture list and TV schedule 2021/22 season

The BBL schedule runs from December through to the final on 28 January and includes a total of 61 games. Here's the entire schedule including all your TV options and streaming platforms. To watch every single game of the BBL live your choices are simple: Kayo Sports or Foxtel. Channel 7 also has some access, showing 16 fewer regular season games than the subscription options, just as it did for the 2020/21 season.

Date Match Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Thursday, 30 December Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars 6:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 31 December Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder 6:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 1 January Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat 3:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 1 January Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades 7:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 2 January Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers 3:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 2 January Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 3 January Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 4 January Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 5 January Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes 5:35 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 5 January Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 6 January Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat 6:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 6 January Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 7 January Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars 6:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 8 January Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder 6:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 8 January Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes 7:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 9 January Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 10 January Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers 2:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 10 January Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 11 January Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 12 January Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 13 January Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes 4:00 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Thursday, 13 January Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars 7:30 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Friday, 14 January Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers 10:40 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 15 January Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars 10:40 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 15 January Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder 6:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 16 January Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Monday, 17 January Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers 5:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 17 January Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 18 January Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 19 January Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers 1:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 19 January Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades 4:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 19 January Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes 7:50 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 21 January Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 22 January Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 23 January Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 26 January Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 28 January Perth Scorchers v TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7

What is the 2021/22 BBL format?

The BBL introduced a new finals format 2 seasons ago and that has again been retained for the 2021/22 campaign. It consists of an extra team making the play-offs, which is now effectively a top 5, and greater rewards for the top 2 teams.

The sides finishing fourth and fifth have a chance to make the final, but face sudden-death matches throughout the play-offs. Whoever wins the match between them goes into another knockout against third place. Finally they play the loser of "The Qualifier" with the final awaiting.

It sounds somewhat complicated, but it makes sense. The majority of teams had complained about having a successful season just to be knocked out immediately in the finals. There's now a greater reward for dominating the regular season.

How long does a BBL match go for?

In terms of actual cricket, it is 20 overs apiece as long as there are no rain delays. Otherwise by actual time if a game goes the distance you can expect it to take a tick over 3 hours.

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    bDecember 26, 2019

    who is broadcasting the big bash at optus stadium, does no- one consider the blind who enjoy cricket but can`t see it… can not see any where that it will be on radio

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      AaronDecember 27, 2019Staff

      Hi Bev,

      We’re sorry that these details were unavailable to you originally. Due to the many different regions in Australia, radio stations differ dramatically per game. You can visit the Big Bash Nation website where you’ll be able to find a full radio broadcast breakdown for every match.

      Regards,
      Aaron

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    alanDecember 24, 2019

    Given that there are no rounds as such then what games are considered for my selected team playing in “Week 2”. i.e what are the dates for each week or is it just 7 days from today starting each Tuesday?

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      AaronDecember 27, 2019Staff

      Hi Alan,

      The BBL schedule isn’t even split into weeks, it’s simply just continuous. In some weeks teams may only play one match other times they can play two or three times. It’d be best to visit our main Big Bash League (BBL) article where you will be able to navigate to a dedicated page for your selected team. There you will find the team’s specific schedule and playing squad.

      Cheers,
      Aaron

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    alanDecember 23, 2019

    Which in the fixture list are in what rounds?

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      AaronDecember 24, 2019Staff

      Hi Alan,

      The Big Bash League doesn’t actually have rounds. Instead, the schedule is listed in chronological order by date, with all teams playing in 14 games each.

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