With the problem of the COVID-19 pandemic hopefully under control in Australia even more in the coming months, organizers of the Big Bash League have decided to push through with the games. The new season would begin just before the holiday season and would last until next year. No word yet if doors of the playing venues would be open for live audiences or not, but at least fans know that they have the option for live streaming or live TV coverage.
The excitement for sports bettors is also another thing, as BBL Betting Sites in India get ready for the first wave of the betting lines and odds in just a matter of weeks. Early bird gamblers can then place their bets early on even before the season starts.
To make you well-informed, here are all the things you need to know about the upcoming Big bash 2020-2021 season.
What are the BBL 2020-2021 schedules?
The BBL 2020-2021 is currently scheduled to kick off on December 3, 2020. The opening match for the season would feature the Adelaide Strikers facing off against the Melbourne Renegades. The Strikers will host the game on their home court.
From there, teams would play and face off each other in a round-robin format, with each team playing a total of ten games. The top four teams would face off each other in another round-robin set, with the two remaining teams finally facing off for the finals. Currently, there are scheduled games almost every day, with only a short break during Christmas and for New Year’s Day. The last day for the qualifiers would be on January 26, and the final game is currently scheduled to be on February 6, 2021. The venue is not yet determined.
What are the BBL 2020-20201 teams?
Below are all the teams that would be playing for the upcoming season of the BBL. This is up to date as of the time of writing.
● Hobart Hurricanes
● Sydney Thunder
● Brisbane Heat
● Sydney Sixers
● Melbourne Renegades
● Perth Scorchers
● Adelaide Strikers
● Melbourne Stars
As with all other sports, transfers across teams can still happen in the next weeks, and new sign-ups for teams can also take place at that time. Each new player in a team, whether a transfer or a new sign-up, would mean a lot to the dynamics of the team and their overall odds for the championship. For sports bettors, this could also mean major effects on the betting odds and lines. Which team would get more player power until before the tournament starts, and which one would be unfortunate enough to remain stagnant with its roster? Only time can tell.
Where are the BBL 2020-2021 venues?
Being an Australian cricket league, this season would be held in Australia, as it had been for all the past seasons. Throughout all the games this year, players would have to travel across different domes and arenas all around the country. Overall, each team would be able to play a total of five games in their home court, and five games away, before the top teams battle for the semi-finals.
Here are the current grounds for this season:
● Adelaide Oval
● Blundstone Arena
● Marvel Stadium
● Optus Stadium
● The Gabba
● Melbourne Cricket Ground
● Spotless Stadium
● Sydney Cricket Ground
Secondary grounds are also set in place, in the case of unexpected citations or emergencies. These venues are:
● UTAS Stadium
● GMHBA Stadium
● Traeger Park
● Manuka Oval
● Metricon Stadium
● Ted Summerton Reserve
All of these are final as of the moment but changes may still happen until before the games officially begin.