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Big Bash League fixtures and TV schedule 2019/20

Posted: 16 December 2019 8:40 pm
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BBL Schedule

The BBL is back for its ninth season and this could be the biggest yet. Here's the full schedule including broadcast details.

Well BBL|09 is here. It could be bigger than ever and that isn't just a cliché. After years of failing to attract the biggest names in the world the BBL has finally got its hands on some. AB de Villiers (Heat) and Dale Steyn (Stars) are the headliners, but there's also the returning Rashid Khan (Strikers), who is the number one T20 bowler in the world.

It isn't all about internationals. There are heaps of Australian stars too. Usman Khawaja's international career is hanging in the balance and his fate could be determined by his form for the Thunder in the BBL.

Nathan Coulter-Nile will also be pushing for a good showing and return to the ODI and T20 side. Shaun Marsh is joining the Renegades as reigning premiers. Love him or loathe him Marsh is a stud in white-ball cricket and is a loss for Perth Scorchers.

Another huge loss is for the Hurricanes who have farewelled Jofra Archer. The Sydney Sixers have Test stars Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon, but how much they play is to be determined.

Melbourne Renegades are out to defend their first ever title. The Renegades defeated the Stars in front of 40,000 at Marvel Stadium in an all Victorian final last season. Dan Christian chipped in with both bat and ball to take home man of the match honours.

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The season opener is Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder up at The Gabba. It's scheduled to begin on Tuesday 17 December at 6:10pm local time (7:10pm AEDT). Every single match of the BBL is available to watch live.

New finals format

What is easily the biggest change to this year's BBL is the new finals format. No longer will just the top four have a shot in the finals, now the top five will. There's a greater reward for the two leading sides, who can win The Qualifier and progress straight to the final. The loser of that will get a second bite at the cherry in The Challenger.

The sides finishing fourth and fifth do have a chance to make the final, but face sudden death throughout. 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.

BBL fixture list and TV schedule 2019/20 season

The BBL schedule runs from December to the start of February. It should draw huge TV viewership this year given the international side heads to India in early January. 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 almost 30% less regular season games than the pair.

Date Match Venue Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Tue, 17 Dec Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder The Gabba 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wed, 18 Dec Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers SCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 19 Dec Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder GMHBA Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 20 Dec Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Traeger Park 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 20 Dec Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Metricon Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 21 Dec Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Manuka Oval 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat, 21 Dec Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Optus Stadium 9:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun, 22 Dec Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Ted Summerton Reserve 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sun, 22 Dec Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat SCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Mon, 23 Dec Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tue, 24 Dec Hurricane vs Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Thu, 26 Dec Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 27 Dec Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Metricon Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 28 Dec Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder SCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun, 29 Dec Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Marvel Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Mon, 30 Dec Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars University of Tasmania Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tue, 31 Dec Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wed, 1 Jan Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Metricon Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 2 Jan Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Sydney Showground Stadium 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Thu, 2 Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Marvel Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 3 Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Blundstone Arena 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 4 Jan Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades MCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun, 5 Jan Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Coffs International Stadium 6:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sun, 5 Jan Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Optus Stadium 9:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Mon, 6 Jan Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Sydney Showground Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tue, 7 Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers GMHBA Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wed, 8 Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Adelaide Oval 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Wed, 8 Jan Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder MCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 9 Jan Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes The Gabba 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 10 Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Marvel Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 11 Jan Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Sydney Showground Stadium 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat, 11 Jan Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Optus Stadium 9:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun, 12 Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun, 12 Jan Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers MCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Mon, 13 Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers Blundstone Arena 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tue, 14 Jan Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers The Gabba 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Wed, 15 Jan Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Manuka Oval 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wed, 15 Jan Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Optus Stadium 9:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 16 Jan Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes SCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 17 Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat, 18 Jan Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers MCG 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat, 18 Jan Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Sydney Showground Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sun, 19 Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers University of Tasmania Stadium 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sun, 19 Jan Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades The Gabba 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Mon, 20 Jan Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars SCG 6:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Mon, 20 Jan Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium 9:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tue, 21 Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Marvel Stadium 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wed, 22 Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 23 Jan Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers The Gabba 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 24 Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Blundstone Arena 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 24 Jan Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Optus Stadium 9:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 25 Jan Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades SCG 3:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sat, 25 Jan Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat MCG 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Sun, 26 Jan Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Sydney Showground Stadium 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sun, 26 Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval 7:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Mon, 27 Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Marvel Stadium 2:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 30 Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Blundstone Arena 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Fri, 31 Jan Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers MCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 1 Feb Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thu, 6 Feb Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder MCG 7:40 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sat, 8 Feb Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars SCG 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7

How long does a BBL match go for?

In terms of actual cricket, it's 20 overs apiece as long as there's 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

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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.

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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?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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 BBL article where you will be able to navigate to a dedicated page for your selected team. There you will find the teams specific schedule and playing squad.

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    alanDecember 23, 2019

    Which in the fixture list are in what rounds?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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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