Big Bash League 2020 schedule and squad

Cricket Australia announces the schedule and squad details for the Big Bash League(BBL) 2020-21. This summer’s Big Bash League(BBL) will run for more than 60 days and feature its earliest ever start when the first ball is bowled on December 10.

Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced plans for a full Twenty20 Big Bash League(BBL) season starting in December. The CA announced that there will be 21 BBL matches held throughout the month of December, with Tasmania, ACT, Queensland, and South Australia hosting those fixtures.

The 10th BBL will begin on December 10 Hobart Hurricanes faces Sydney Sixers followed by 60 matches across the country and a final on February 6. Following are the Big Bash League(BBL) 2020 schedule and squad details…

Big Bash League 2020-21 Schedule and Squad

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Match NoDateMatchVenueTime(AEDT)
110-Dec-20Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney SixersBellerive Oval7:15 PM
211-Dec-20Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane HeatManuka Oval7:15pm
312-Dec-20Melbourne Stars vs Sydney ThunderManuka Oval4:05pm
4Melbourne Renegades vs Perth ScorchersBellerive Oval7:15pm
513-Dec-20Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart HurricanesBellerive Oval2:15pm
6Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne RenegadesBellerive Oval7:15pm
714-Dec-20Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane HeatManuka Oval7:15pm
815-Dec-20Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide StrikersUniversity of Tasmania Stadium7:15pm
916-Dec-20Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne StarsUniversity of Tasmania Stadium7:15pm
1019-Dec-20Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne RenegadesBellerive Oval11:10am
1120-Dec-20Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide StrikersBellerive Oval11:10am
1222-Dec-20Sydney Thunder vs Perth ScorchersManuka Oval*7:15pm
1323-Dec-20Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide StrikersGabba*7:15pm
1426-Dec-20Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Manuka Oval6:10pm
15Sydney Sixers at Melbourne StarsCarrara Stadium9:20pm
1627-Dec-20Brisbane Heat vs Hobart HurricanesGabba7:15pm
1728-Dec-20Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide StrikersAdelaide Oval7:15pm
1829-Dec-20Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney SixersCarrara Stadium*6:10pm
19Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Manuka Oval7:15pm
2030-Dec-20Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane HeatGabba7:15pm
2131-Dec-20Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval7:15pm
2201-Jan-21Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney ThunderMetricon Stadium 7:15pm*
2302-Jan-21Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne StarsBlundstone Arena 5:05pm*
24Brisbane Heat vs Sydney SixersThe Gabba 8:15pm*
2503-Jan-21Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne RenegadesOptus Stadium 4:05pm*
26Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney SixersMetricon Stadium 7:15pm
2704-Jan-21Melbourne Stars vs Hobart HurricanesBlundstone Arena 4:05pm*
28Brisbane Heat vs Sydney ThunderThe Gabba 7:15pm
2905-Jan-21Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide StrikersAdelaide oval 7:15pm
3006-Jan-21Perth Scorchers vs Sydney SixersOptus Stadium 7:15pm
3107-Jan-21Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney ThunderOptus Stadium 6:10pm
32Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne StarsMetricon Stadium 9:20pm
3308-Jan-21Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne RenegadesAdelaide Oval 6:10pm*
3409-Jan-21Perth Scorchers vs Sydney ThunderOptus Stadium 7:15pm
3510-Jan-21Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane HeatMetricon Stadium 7:15pm
3611-Jan-21Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne StarsAdelaide Oval 7:15pm
3712-Jan-21Perth Scorchers vs Hobart HurricanesOptus Stadium 7:15pm
3813-Jan-21Sydney Thunder vs Sydney SixersShowground Stadium 7:15pm
3914-Jan-21Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne RenegadesMarvel Stadium 7:15pm
4015-Jan-21Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide StrikersMCG 7:15pm
4116-Jan-21Sydney Sixers vs Perth ScorchersSCG 6:40pm*
4217-Jan-21Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne RenegadesMCG 7:15pm
4318-Jan-21Sydney Thunder vs Hobart HurricanesShowground Stadium 7:15pm
4419-Jan-21Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane HeatMarvel Stadium 7:15pm
4520-Jan-21Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne StarsMarvel Stadium 7:15pm
4621-Jan-21Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane HeatMCG 7:15pm
4722-Jan-21Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth ScorchersMarvel Stadium 4:05pm*
48Sydney Sixers vs Sydney ThundersSCG 7:15pm*
4923-Jan-21Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane HeatMarvel Stadium 4:05pm*
50Melbourne Stars vs Perth ScorchersMCG 7:15pm
5124-Jan-21Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide StrikersShowground Stadium 4:05pm*
52Sydney Sixers vs Hobart HurricanesSCG 7:15pm
5325-Jan-21Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney ThunderShowground Stadium 7:15pm
5426-Jan-21Brisbane Heat vs Perth ScorchersSCG 1:05pm*
55Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart HurricanesMCG 4:15pm
56Melbourne Stars vs Sydney SixersMCG 7:50pm
5729-Jan-21Eliminator
5830-Jan-21Qualifier
5931-Jan-21Knockout
6004-Feb-21Challenger
6106-Feb-21The Final

Also read: BBL 2021 Points Table – Big Bash League Team Standings

Big Bash League(BBL) 2020 Squad 

Melbourne Stars

Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran, Will Pucokvski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain, Andre Fletcher, Harris Rauf.

OUT: Daniel Worrall (Strikers), Peter Handscomb and Sandeep Lamichhane (Hurricanes), Haris Rauf.

Coach: David Hussey

Sydney Thunders

Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

OUT: Liam Bowe, Jay Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu (Sixers), Chris Morris, Liam Hatcher

Coach: Shane Bond

Adelaide Strikers

Danny Briggs (OS), Phil Salt (OS), Rashid Khan (OS), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head (c), Ryan Gibson, Spencer Johnson, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall.

OUT: Billy Stanlake (Stars)

Coach: Jason Gillespie

Hobart Hurricanes

Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Tim Paine, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Nick Winter.

OUT: Clive Rose.

Coach: Adam Griffith

Sydney Sixers

Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince, Jason Holder, Jake Ball.

OUT: N/A

Coach: Greg Sheppard

Also read: Steve Smith Withdraws from BBL 2020-21 Owing to this Reason

Perth Scorchers

Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff,  Joe Clarke (replacement), Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Jason Roy, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Colin Munro.

OUT: Morne Morkel (Heat)

Coach: Adam Voges

Brisbane Heat

Tom Banton, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Dan Lawrence, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Matt Willans, Jack Wildermuth.

OUT: Matt Renshaw (Heat), Ben Cutting (Thunder), James Pattinson (Renegades)

Coach: Darren Lehmann *Ur Rahman has tested positive for COVID and will miss at least the first two games.

Also read: Tom Banton Withdraws from BBL10 for THIS Reason

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Mitch Perry, Beau Webster, Imran Tahir, Noor Ahmad, Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge, Rilee Rossouw, Imad Wasim, Benny Howell, Brody Couch, Peter Hatzoglou.

OUT: Dan Christian (Sixers), Tom Cooper (Strikers), Jack Wildermuth (Heat), Harry Gurney, Richard Gleeson, Samit Patel, Andrew Fekete, Tom Andrews, Brayden Stepien, Nathan McSweeney.

Coach: Michael Klinger

*Squad updated on December 8, 2020 (4:26 AM UTC) Subjected to change

New Signings in BBL 2020-21

The Big Bash League squad has kept changing as many start players including Steve Smith, AB de Villiers have been withdrawn from the season. Times of Sports(TOS) updates the Big Bash League 2020 squad and schedule details as soon as it hit the BBL official site.

Adelaide Strikers

  • Young guns Liam Scott(Australia) and Spencer Johnson(Australia) have signed their first Big Bash deals, join the Adelaide Strikers for KFC BBL|10.
  • Danny Briggs, the most prolific wicket-taker in the history of England’s domestic Twenty20 competition joins Adelaide Strikers for BBL10.
  • Powerful opening batsman Phil Salt returns to Adelaide to play BBL10.
  • Superstar Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will again light up the KFC Big Bash League with the Adelaide Strikers in BBL10.
  • World-class wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey will remain with the Adelaide Strikers for the next four years.
  • Powerful top-order batsman Ryan Gibson has joined the Adelaide Strikers as a local replacement player for Travis Head.

Hobart Hurricanes

  • Sandeep Lamichhane, a 20-year-old has signed with the Hobart Hurricanes for BBL 10.
  • West Indian all-rounder, Keemo Paul makes his Big Bash League debut with the Hobart Hurricanes.
  • The 21-year-old Will Jacks joins Hobart Hurricanes for the BBL10 season.
  • Australian Test Captain, Tim Paine signed for Hurricanes for BBL10.
  • Domestic talents Nick Winter and Tim David joins Hobart Hurricanes for BBL10.
  • South African power-hitter, Colin Ingram joins Hobart Hurricanes for BBL10 season.
  • Home-grown all-rounder Mitchell Owen has penned his name on a Hobart Hurricanes contract.
  • Johan Botha is coming out of retirement and pulling on the purple to celebrate the BBL10.

Melbourne Stars

  • The Melbourne Stars have secured Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL season.
  • The Melbourne Stars have clinched the signing of West Indian power-hitter Nicholas Pooran ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL10 season.
  • Ahead of successful IPL 2020, Marcus Stoinis will remain a key figure for the Melbourne Stars for many seasons to come after signing a new contract extension. His contract ties him to the club until the end of the 2023-24 season.
  • Jonny Bairstow has put pen to paper with Melbourne Stars for the upcoming KFC BBL season.
  • Melbourne Stars signs Victorian batsman Will Pucovski ahead of the upcoming KFC BBL season. It is the first BBL contract for the talented 22-year-old.
  • The Melbourne Stars have filled the final domestic spot on their club with the signing of fast bowler Liam Hatcher.
  • The club has also extended contracts with batter Nick Larkin and bowler Jackson Coleman through the end of the BBL11 season.
  • The Melbourne Stars have added to their international roster with the signing of fast bowler Dilbar Hussain.
  • The Melbourne Stars have signed West Indian T20 opening batsman and wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher.
  • Pakistan pacer Harris Rauf will be turning up for BBL franchise Melbourne Stars.

Brisbane Heat

  • Rising young Queensland pace bowlers Xavier Bartlett and Matthew Willans join the Brisbane Heat for the BBL10.
  • The Brisbane Heat have signed Redlands allrounder James Bazley for the BBL|10 Season.
  • English batting talent Dan Lawrence signed to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL10.
  • The Brisbane Heat have re-signed wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson for a further two years as well as securing batsman Sam Heazlett and paceman Mark Steketee on new deals.
  • South African fast bowling great Morne Morkel joins hand with Brisbane Heat for BBL10 season.
  • The Brisbane Heat will welcome leading English allrounder Lewis Gregory to the club for the first time to play BBL10.
  • Marnus Labuschagne re-signing with the Brisbane Heat for another season.
  • The Afghan cricketer Mujeeb Ur Rahman signed to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL10.
  • Brisbane Heat signed off-spinner Jack Sinfield as a replacement player for the start of the KFC Big Bash League.

Sydney Sixers

  • West Indies star Carlos Brathwaite joins Sydney Sixers for the BBL10 season.
  • Sydney Sixers welcomes Mitchell Starc back to the Club for KFC Big Bash League 2020-21.
  • English cricketer James Vince signed with Sydney Sixers to play for BBL10.
  • Sydney Sixers signed West Indies Test captain Jason Holder on a three-game deal.
  • English international fast bowler Jake Ball has signed with the Club.

Perth Scorchers

  • The Perth Scorchers have bolstered their batting stocks with the signing of one of the world’s most dangerous hard-hitters Colin Munro for BBL10.
  • In addition, the signature of English batsman Joe Clarke has been secured for BBL10 by Perth Scorchers.
  • The Perth Scorchers have strengthened their top-order for the upcoming Big Bash League season, with the signing of explosive England opening batsman Jason Roy.
  • The club secured Joel Paris and Cameron Gannon for BBL10.
  • England international Liam Livingstone has re-committed to the club for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season.

Sydney Thunders

  • The 21 years old Baxter Holt joins hand with Sydney Thunders to play BBL10 season.
  • Sydney Thunder has recruited explosive English batter Sam Billings.
  • The New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne joins hands with Sydney Thunders for BBL10.
  • One of the world’s most exciting T20 opening batsmen Alex Hales will return to Sydney Thunder to play BBL10 season.

Melbourne Renegades

  • Renegades signed South African batsman Rilee Rossouw for the BBL10 season.
  • The club has secured fast bowler Josh Lalor and all-rounder Jack Prestwidge ahead of the BBL10 season.
  • The Melbourne Renegades have secured another emerging Victorian prospect with Mitch Perry signing on for the next two seasons.
  • Melbourne Renegades signed Imran Tahir and Noor Ahmad(Afghan) for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The world’s number one ranked T20I all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will return to the Melbourne Renegades for the tenth edition of the KFC Big Bash League.
  • The Melbourne Renegades welcome back Australian fast bowler James Pattinson who will return to the club after signing a three-year deal.
  • The Melbourne Renegades have secured the signing of Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim.
  • Melbourne Renegades have added English all-rounder Benny Howell to their squad.
  • The Renegades have also added Brody Couch and Peter Hatzoglou to the squad as Local Replacement Players for Marcus Harris and Will Sutherland respectively.