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Big Bash League

Launched in 2011, the Big Bash League, or BBL, is one of the most successful T20 leagues in the world. Featuring some of the best cricketers from across the globe, the BBL is sought after by millions of cricket fans and sports bettors alike.

At Britain Bet, we offer a convenient and user-friendly sports betting platform where players can wager on this popular Australian T20 league. With us, you can take advantage of several exclusive bonuses and promotional rewards, and we also offer the most competitive Big Bash betting odds. Join us now for all your Twenty20 BBL betting!

Big Bash League history

After seeing the huge success of the IPL (Indian Premier League), a number of countries have gone on to launch their own T20 leagues. Australia is one of the first countries that decided to launch its own leagues during the early 2010s.

The inaugural edition of Australia’s new T20 tournament – Big Bash League (BBL) – proved to be a huge success for cricket in the country. Also, a number of famous Aussie cricketers took part in the first season of the BBL, paving its way to becoming a highly popular T20 tournament among cricket fans in Australia and around the world.

Since the very first season of the BBL, the league has received a lot of publicity and coverage from local as well as international media. Also, the BBL has given a platform for young Aussies to make a name for themselves in the world of cricket.

Given the huge success of the league over the years, Cricket Australia now plans to bring about a number of changes in the BBL. They include adding new teams from lesser-known parts of Australia like Newcastle, Canberra, and Geelong. If things go as planned, the BBL will be able to cater to a much wider audience and will only become more popular in the coming years.

Big Bash League format

Since its inaugural edition in 2011, the BBL has followed the same format every year except its first season. The first season of the league featured 28 group matches, but the number was increased to 32 in the following season.

Following the change in the second BBL edition, the group stage matches were divided into eight rounds, and four matches were played in each round. Here, each BBL franchise played six other teams once during a season, and one team twice.

But since the 2018-19 edition of the league, each team plays all other teams twice during a season. That way, a total of 56 regular matches are played before the final series of the competition. The final match of the league is played at the home ground of the highest-ranked team.

Placing BBL bets on Britain Bet

Just like our other sports betting options, placing bets on the BBL is pretty simple at Britain Bet. As a new bettor, all you have to do is sign up for an account on our site and follow the below steps:

  • Log into your Britain Bet account using your login credentials.
  • Add funds to your account using any of the available payment options.
  • Navigate to the cricket betting section of our site.
  • Then select the cricket competition you want to wager on (BBL in this case).
  • Choose your bet type and enter your stake amount.
  • Confirm your wager.

And that’s it! Your preferred bet type on the BBL will now be placed.

Bash types of betting odds and markets

With Britain Bet, bettors can expect the most competitive odds on the Big Bash League. To cater to a variety of bettors, we offer our cricket betting odds in several different formats. The available odds formats on our platform include decimal, fractional, American, Hong Kong, Malaysian, and Indonesian.

Below are the three major types of Big Bash betting odds you can find on our platform:

Pre-game betting odds

These BBL betting odds are for upcoming BBL games. Here, you can place your wagers before the toss takes place for a generous reward.

Outright betting odds

The outright betting odds for the BBL cover the whole competition before it’s even started. The odds for these bets may be higher, but the payouts are quite substantial.

Live betting odds

The live Big Bash betting odds are bets that are made while the match is being played live. Here, you can place wagers during the ongoing game, at halftime, or during important moments.

Speaking of the betting markets, Britain Bet covers a wide range of exciting betting options, which include top batsman, top bowler, total runs, total fours/sixes, player performance, the man of the match, total ducks, total maidens, and many more.

Big Bash League teams

As with the other popular T20 leagues, the BBL features eight city-based franchises. The capital city of each of six Australia’s states/provinces has one franchise, with Sydney and Melbourne having an extra team each.

Below is the list of all the eight BBL franchises:

  • Adelaide Strikers
  • Brisbane Heat
  • Hobart Hurricanes
  • Melbourne Renegades
  • Melbourne Stars
  • Perth Scorchers
  • Sydney Sixers
  • Sydney Thunder

Big Bash League past winners

In the inaugural edition of the BBL, Sydney Sixers defeated Melbourne Stars by 19 runs and went on to lift the coveted BBL trophy.

Out of the eight teams in the league, six teams have managed to register a victory in the competition at least once. Having won the BBL title three times, Perth Scorchers is the most successful team in the league. The two teams who are yet to make it to the BBL winners list are Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes

Year Winner Runners-Up Result
2021 Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers won by 27 runs
2019-20 Sydney Sixers Melbourne Stars Sydney Sixers won by 19 runs
2018 Melbourne Renegades Melbourne Stars Melbourne Renegades won by 13 runs
2017 Adelaide Strikers Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Strikers won by 25 runs
2016 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets
2015 Sydney Thunder Melbourne Stars Sydney Thunder won by 3 wickets
2014 Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers won by 4 wickets
2013 Perth Scorchers Hobart Hurricanes Perth Scorchers won by 39 runs
2012 Brisbane Heat Perth Scorchers Brisbane Heat won by 34 runs
2011 Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets


New Big Bash rule changes explained

At the end of 2020, Cricket Australia announced three new changes to the playing conditions of the Big Bash League. These changes were made with an aim to enhance performance and increase engagement throughout the competition. The additional new BBL rules are:

Power Surge

This rule applies to the batting side and can be requested any time after the conclusion of the 11th over. Here, the batting team can opt for an additional two overs of powerplay after the initial block of six powerplay overs.

The X-factor

With this rule, players 12 and 13 on the team sheet can come in after the 10th over of the first inning. These players can replace any player that has not batted or bowled a maximum of one over.

Bash Boost

This is a bonus point that is awarded halfway through the second innings. Here, the team chasing will be awarded the bonus point if they’re above the equivalent 10-over score of the opposite side. On the other hand, the fielding side will receive a point if the batting team is trailing.

Start BBL betting today

Now that you know everything about BBL betting online, it’s time to place some wagers on the league. We cover all the major BBL betting markets, and you can expect the best and most competitive BBL odds with us. And even in the months when the Big Bash League isn’t available, you have the option to wager on several other cricket events from across the globe. Join Britain Bet now!