WBBL Season 03: Everything you need to know!

Chris Stead 8 December 2017 NEWS

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The big hits and close calls of a third Woman’s Big Bash season is upon us, but can the Sydney Sixes win the title again?

The Women’s Big Bash T20 League is huge. With 59 games unfolding in just 57 days, the race to the title is fast and furious. The women will play a minimum of 23 games more than the men, and up to 26 depending on how deep they go into the final series. Remarkably, the Season 2 final ended up showcasing the same two teams as the Big Bash men’s final - the Sydney Sixers against the Perth Scorchers. However, the result was reversed, with the Sydney Sixes getting the win after the Perth Scorchers took it right to the last ball, falling agonisingly short by seven runs.

Who will win the Women’s Big Bash League in Season 03? Finder.com.au will be keeping a very close eye on proceedings, given we are sponsoring the T20 coverage. We’ll be updating this page after ever round with insightful data about the performances of every team, so make sure you check back regularly.

How does the Women’s Big Bash differ from the Men’s Big Bash?

The Women’s Big Bash League is semi-professional and tends to be played more frequently in suburban ovals. This makes it more accessible for T20 fans who want to watch the game live, or otherwise they can tune in on Channel 10 or to the live streams to ensure they don’t miss out on the action.

You’ll also notice that the Women’s Big Bash League puts more focus on double or even triple headers for a tonne of entertainment value on one night. Plus the WBBL also focuses more on rivalries, allowing two teams to face off against each in subsequent games.

Season 03 of the WBBL is shaking up the way T20 teams are being put together, too. The squad lists were effectively wiped clean, with players now able to sign multi-year contracts for the first time. To make sure the competition stays balanced, a squad of 15 players is restricted to five marquee players. These individuals are defined as Australian players who have represented the national team – the Southern Stars – more than 10 times since April 24, 2014, or international players.

With no shortage of close games and big sixes in Season 02, we’re expecting plenty of entertainment in Season 03 of the WBBL. Here are the WBBL fixtures and squad lists for Season 03.

Women’s Big Bash League Season 03 Final Team Squads.

Adelaide Strikers: Rhiannon Dick, Annie O’Neil, Ellie Falconer, Tammy Beaumont (Eng), Suzie Bates (NZ), Sophie Devine (NZ), Megan Schutt, Amanda Wellington, Samantha Betts, Tahlia McGrath, Katelyn Pope, Alex Price, Tabatha Saville, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson.

Brisbane Heat: Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, Deandra Dottin (WI), Holly Ferling, Kara Sutherland, Georgia Prestwidge, Delissa Kimmince, Jemma Barsby, Haidee Birkett, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tess Cooper, Laura Harris, Kirby Short, Courtney Hill.

Hobart Hurricanes: Corinne Hall (C), Emma Thompson, Erin Fazackerley, Brooke Hepburn, Georgia Redmayne, Veronica Pyke, Katelyn Fryett, Celeste Raack, Sasha Moloney, Veda Krishnamurthy (Ind), Lauren Winfield (Eng), Meg Phillips, Stefanie Daffara, Nicola Hancock, Hayley Matthews.

Melbourne Renegades: Amy Satterthwaite (C) (NZ), Molly Strano, Sophie Molineux, Jess Duffin, Leah Tahuhu (NZ), Hayley Jensen, Emma Inglis, Maitlan Brown, Claire Koski, Georgia Wareham, Chamari Atapattu (SL), Tayla Vlaeminck, Kris Britt, Rhiann O'Donnell, Jennifer Taffs.

Melbourne Stars: Current squad: Kristen Beams (C), Makinley Blows, Hayleigh Brennan, Mignon du Preez (SA), Georgia Elwiss (Eng), Nicole Faltum, Emma Kearney, Alana King, Anna Lanning, Lizelle Lee (SA), Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Gemma Triscari, Chloe Rafferty, Annabel Sutherland.

Perth Scorchers: Nicole Bolton, Katherine Brunt (Eng), Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Megan Banting, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Lauren Ebsary, Heather Graham, Mikayla Hinkley, Emma King, Chloe Piparo, Natalie Sciver (Eng), Emily Smith, Katie Hartshorn.

Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (C), Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Marizanne Kapp, Carly Leeson, Emily Leys, Sara McGlashan, Ange Reakes, Lauren Smith, Dane Van Niekerk, Clara Iemma.

Sydney Thunder: Alex Blackwell (C), Sam Bates, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Maisy Gibson, Lisa Griffith, Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest, Naomi Stalenberg, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rachel Trenaman, Hannah Trethewy, Belinda Vakarewa, Rene Farrell, Stafanie Taylor.

Women’s Big Bash League Season 03 Fixtures and Start Times

Game Date Home Team Away Team Venue Game Start
1 09/12/2017 Melbourne Renegades Sydney Thunder North Sydney Oval No.1 1:45 pm
2 09/12/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Strikers Gliderol Stadium 2:30 pm
3 09/12/2017 Sydney Sixers Melbourne Stars North Sydney Oval No.1 6:15 pm
4 10/12/2017 Perth Scorchers Brisbane Heat North Sydney Oval No.1 10:45 am
5 10/12/2017 Adelaide Strikers Hobart Hurricanes Gliderol Stadium 12:30 pm
6 10/12/2017 Sydney Thunder Sydney Sixers North Sydney Oval No.1 2:00 pm
7 12/12/2017 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers North Dalton Park 12:00 pm
8 12/12/2017 Melbourne Stars Sydney Thunder Lavington Sports Ground 2:00 pm
9 15/12/2017 Brisbane Heat Perth Scorchers Allan Border Field 3:00 pm
10 16/12/2017 Sydney Thunder Melbourne Stars Howell Oval 1:00 pm
11 16/12/2017 Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Strikers Gliderol Stadium 2:30 pm
12 17/12/2017 Adelaide Strikers Melbourne Renegades Gliderol Stadium 1:00 pm
13 17/12/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Sydney Sixers Blundstone Arena 2:00 pm
14 22/12/2017 Brisbane Heat Melbourne Renegades Camberwell Sports Ground 2:00 pm
15 23/12/2017 Sydney Sixers Hobart Hurricanes SCG 12:20 pm
16 23/12/2017 Melbourne Renegades Brisbane Heat Etihad Stadium 2:30 pm
17 26/12/2017 Perth Scorchers Melbourne Stars WACA 2:20 pm
18 27/12/2017 Melbourne Stars Perth Scorchers WACA 2:30 pm
19 29/12/2017 Brisbane Heat Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval 2:30 pm
20 30/12/2017 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers Lilac Hill 1:00 pm
21 30/12/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Sydney Thunder UTAS Stadium 2:20 pm
22 31/12/2017 Sydney Thunder Hobart Hurricanes UTAS Stadium 1:00 pm
23 31/12/2017 Adelaide Strikers Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval 1:45 pm
24 02/01/2017 Melbourne Renegades Sydney Sixers Camberwell Sports Ground 2:00 pm
25 03/01/2017 Melbourne Renegades Sydney Sixers GMHBA Stadium 2:20 pm
26 05/01/2017 Melbourne Stars Adelaide Strikers Casey Fields 2:00 pm
27 06/01/2017 Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Stars MCG 2:20 pm
28 07/01/2017 Brisbane Heat Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena 10:00 am
29 07/01/2017 Sydney Thunder Perth Scorchers Lilac Hill 1:00 pm
30 08/01/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Brisbane Heat Blundstone Arena 1:20 pm
31 08/01/2017 Perth Scorchers Sydney Thunder WACA 4:30 pm
32 09/01/2017 Adelaide Strikers Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval 2:50 pm
33 12/01/2017 Brisbane Heat Melbourne Stars Harrup Park 7:30 pm
34 13/01/2017 Adelaide Strikers Perth Scorchers Traeger Park 12:20 pm
35 13/01/2017 Sydney Sixers Sydney Thunder SCG 2:30 pm
36 13/01/2017 Melbourne Stars Brisbane Heat Harrup Park 7:30 pm
37 14/01/2017 Melbourne Renegades Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena 10:00 am
38 14/01/2017 Perth Scorchers Adelaide Strikers Traeger Park 6:00 pm
39 15/01/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena 2:50 pm
40 18/01/2017 Sydney Sixers Brisbane Heat SCG 2:50 pm
41 19/01/2017 Brisbane Heat Sydney Sixers Hurstville Oval 2:00 pm
42 20/01/2017 Melbourne Stars Melbourne Renegades MCG 1:45 pm
43 20/01/2017 Sydney Thunder Adelaide Strikers Robertson Oval 2:00 pm
44 20/01/2017 Perth Scorchers Hobart Hurricanes WACA 4:30 pm
45 21/01/2017 Melbourne Stars Sydney Sixers Casey Fields 2:00 pm
46 21/01/2017 Adelaide Strikers Sydney Thunder Robertson Oval 2:00 pm
47 21/01/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Perth Scorchers Lilac Hill 2:00 pm
48 24/01/2017 Sydney Thunder Melbourne Renegades Manuka Oval 2:50 pm
49 27/01/2017 Melbourne Stars Hobart Hurricanes MCG 12:20 pm
50 27/01/2017 Adelaide Strikers Sydney Sixers Hurstville Oval 2:00 pm
51 27/01/2017 Melbourne Renegades Perth Scorchers Camberwell Sports Ground 2:00 pm
52 27/01/2017 Brisbane Heat Sydney Thunder Gabba 2:30 pm
53 28/01/2017 Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne Stars MCG 12:00 pm
54 28/01/2017 Perth Scorchers Melbourne Renegades Camberwell Sports Ground 2:00 pm
55 28/01/2017 Sydney Sixers Adelaide Strikers Hurstville Oval 2:00 pm
56 28/01/2017 Sydney Thunder Brisbane Heat Allan Border Field 3:00 pm
57 01/02/2017 TBC TBC TBC TBC
58 02/02/2017 TBC TBC TBC TBC
59 04/02/2017 TBC TBC TBC TBC

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