Big Bash League fixtures and TV schedule 2020/21

The BBL is celebrating its 10th birthday and is set for a massive new season. Here are the full schedule and broadcast details.

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The Big Bash League is back. Starting a little later than planned due to the pandemic, the season gets underway with hubs in Hobart and Canberra.

The Hobart Hurricanes host the defending champion Sydney Sixers in the opening match on 10 December. Brisbane, Adelaide and the Gold Coast will also host matches, with the rest of the locations past New Year's Day still to be determined. Every single match of the BBL is available to watch live.

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BBL fixture list and TV schedule 2020/21 season

The BBL schedule runs from December to early February 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 has some access, showing 16 fewer regular season games than the subscription options.

Date Match Venue Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Thursday, 10 December 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Blundstone Arena 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 11 December 2020 Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 12 December 2020 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Manuka Oval 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 12 December 2020 Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Blundstone Arena 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 13 December 2020 Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena 2:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 13 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 14 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers University of Tasmania Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 16 December 2020 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars University of Tasmania Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 19 December 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena 11:10 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 20 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Blundstone Arena 11:10 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers The Gabba 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 26 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Manuka Oval 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 26 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Metricon Stadium 8:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 27 December 2020 Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes The Gabba 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 28 December 2020 Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval 6:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Metricon Stadium 5:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 30 December 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat The Gabba 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 31 December 2020 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 1 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Metricon Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 2 January 2021 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Blundstone Arena 5:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 2 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers The Gabba 8:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 3 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Optus Stadium 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 3 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Metricon Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 4 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Monday, 4 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder The Gabba 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 5 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval 7:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 6 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium 4:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 7 January 2021 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium 3:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 7 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Metricon Stadium 8:20 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 8 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval 5:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 9 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium 4:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 10 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Metricon Stadium 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 11 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval 6:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Optus Stadium 4:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Sydney Showground Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 14 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Marvel Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 15 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers MCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 16 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval 6:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 17 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades MCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 18 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Marvel Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Marvel Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 21 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat MCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 22 January 2021 Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers Marvel Stadium 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Friday, 22 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 23 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Marvel Stadium 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 23 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers MCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 24 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sunday, 24 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes MCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Monday, 25 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Sydney Showground Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers To be confirmed 1:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes MCG 4:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers MCG 4:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 29 January 2021 Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers The Gabba 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 30 January 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 31 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 4 February 2021 Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Manuka Oval 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Saturday, 6 February 2021 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Sydney Cricket Ground 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7

What is the 2020/21 BBL format?

The BBL introduced a new finals format last season and that has been retained for the 2020/21 campaign. It consists of an extra team making the play-offs, which is now effectively a top five, and greater rewards for the top two 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 three 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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