Big Bash League 2021 schedule and squad: Cricket Australia releases the schedule for the most awaited Big Bash League 2021-22. The 11th season of the exciting T20 competition will kickstart from 5th December 2021.
The first 19 games of BBL 11 will be played before Christmas while 28 matches will be played in the two weeks after Christmas, including eight double-headers. The finals spots will be decided with a triple-header on January 19.
A total of 14 venues will be used for the tournament. This will be the first time a BBL match will be played at Junction Oval in Melbourne. After being played in a bio-bubble last season, the competition returns to a full home-and-away schedule.
Meanwhile, seven BBL games will be played at the same time as an Ashes Test – two during the day-night Test in Adelaide and five during the fifth Test in Perth.
Last Updates: September 5, 2021
BBL 2021-22 Teams and Captains
Following are the teams and their captains of the Big Bash League 2021-22.
|Melbourne Stars||Glenn Maxwell|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Matthew Wade|
|Sydney Thunder||Usman Khawaja|
|Stars Adelaide Strikers||Alex Carey|
|Sydney Sixers||Moises Henriques|
|Perth Scorchers||Ashton Turner|
|Melbourne Renegades||Aaron Finch|
|Brisbane Heat||Jimmy Peirson|
Big Bash League 2021-22 Schedule and Squad
BBL 2021/2022 Schedule
|1||December 05, 2021||Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars||SCG||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|2||December 06, 2021||Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat||Manuka Oval||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|3||December 07, 2021||Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers||Marvel Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|4||December 08, 2021||Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers||University of Tasmania Stadium||6:35 PM||8.35 AM|
|5||Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat||Optus Stadium||6:35 PM||8.35 AM|
|6||December 09, 2021||Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades||Adelaide Oval||6:45 PM||8.45 AM|
|7||December 10, 2021||Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder||MCG||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|8||December 11, 2021||Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes||SCG||6:45 PM||8.45 AM|
|9||Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers||Optus Stadium||6:30 PM||8.30 AM|
|10||December 12, 2021||Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars||Sydney Showground Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|11||December 13, 2021||Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades||Metricon Stadium||6:15 PM||8.15 AM|
|12||December 14, 2021||Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers||Blundstone Arena||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|13||December 15, 2021||Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers||MCG||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|14||December 19, 2021||Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder||Gabba||6:40 PM||8.40 AM|
|15||December 20, 2021||Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes||Optus Stadium||4:15 PM||6.15 AM|
|16||December 21, 2021||Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers||SCG||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|17||December 22, 2021||Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers||Marvel Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|18||December 23, 2021||Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Oval||6:45 PM||8.45 AM|
|19||December 24, 2021||Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars||Blundstone Arena Blundstone Arena||3:30 PM||5.30 AM|
|20||December 26, 2021||Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers||Sydney Showground Stadium||6:05 PM||8.05 AM|
|21||Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades||Optus Stadium||6:15 PM||8.15 AM|
|22||December 27, 2021||Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers||Blundstone Arena||6:05 PM||8.05 AM|
|23||Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars||Gabba||8:05 PM||10.05 AM|
|24||December 28, 2021||Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers||Manuka Oval||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|25||December 29, 2021||Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat||SCG||6:05 PM||8.05 AM|
|26||Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes||Marvel Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|27||December 30, 2021||Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars||Optus Stadium||4:15 PM||6.15 AM|
|28||December 31, 2021||Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Oval||6:45 PM||8.45 AM|
|29||January 1, 2022||Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat||Blundstone Arena||4:00 PM||6.00 AM|
|30||Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades||Coffs International Stadium||7:30 PM||9.30 AM|
|31||January 2, 2022||Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers||CitiPower Centre||3:30 PM||5.30 AM|
|32||Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Showground Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|33||January 3, 2022||Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades||MCG||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|34||January 4, 2022||Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers||Metricon Stadium||6:15 PM||8.15 AM|
|35||January 5, 2022||Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval||5:35 PM||7.35 AM|
|36||Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder||Optus Stadium||6:15 PM||8.15 AM|
|37||January 6, 2022||Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat||GMHBA Stadium||6:05 PM||8.05 AM|
|38||Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers||Optus Stadium||6:15 PM||8.15 AM|
|39||January 7, 2022||Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Oval||6:45 PM||8.45 AM|
|40||January 8, 2022||Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder||Marvel Stadium||6:05 PM||8.05 AM|
|41||Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba||7:30 PM||9.30 AM|
|42||January 9, 2022||Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers||Coffs International Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|43||January 10, 2022||Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers||MCG||2:10 PM||4.10 AM|
|44||Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder||University of Tasmania Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|45||January 11, 2022||Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers||GMHBA Stadium||7:15 PM||9.15 AM|
|46||January 12, 2022||Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers||Gabba||6:15 PM||8.15 AM|
|47||January 13, 2022||Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Showground Stadium||4:00 PM||6.00 AM|
|48||Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars||Marvel Stadium||7:30 PM||9.30 AM|
|49||January 14, 2022||Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Oval||7:45 PM||9.45 AM|
|50||January 15, 2022||Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder||SCG||7:40 PM||9.40 AM|
|51||January 16, 2022||Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat||MCG||7:40 PM||9.40 AM|
|52||January 17, 2022||Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades||Blundstone Arena||7:40 PM||9.40 AM|
|53||January 18, 2022||Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers||Adelaide Oval||6:45 PM||8.45 AM|
|54||January 19, 2022||Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers||Gabba||12:30 PM||2.30 AM|
|55||Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades||Sydney Showground Stadium||4:40 PM||6.40 AM|
|56||Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes||MCG||7:50 PM||9.50 AM|
|57||January 21, 2022||Eliminator||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|58||January 22, 2022||Qualifier||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|59||January 23, 2022||Knockout||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|60||January 26, 2022||Challenger||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|61||January 28, 2022||The Finals||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Big Bash League 2021-22 Squad
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Colin Munro
Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Josh Lalor, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Nic Maddinson
Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Steve O’Keefe
Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Beau Webster, Billy Stanlake, Sam Rainbird, Sam Elliott, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Tom O’Connell, Nick Larkin, Liam Hatcher, Joe Clarke.
Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain, Alex Hales
Xavier Bartlett, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Willans, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Ben Duckett, Tom Abell.
Scott Boland, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Sandeep Lamichhane (o/s), Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright, Harry Brook.
Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head (c), Spencer Johnson, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Peter Siddle, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Matt Short, Fawad Ahmed.
New Signings in BBL 2021-22
- Peter Siddle has been signed by Adelaide for this BBL season.
- Adelaide Strikers’ most prolific run-scorer Jake Weatherald re-signed for four more years.
- English allrounder George Garton signing on to join the Strikers for KFC BBL|11.
- Rashid Khan signed to play for Adelaide Strikers for KFC BBL|11.
- Ryan Gibson signed two more seasons in Adelaide ahead of KFC BBL|11.
- Matt Short re-signs a two-year contract with Adelaide Strikers.
- Strikers signs leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed for BBL11.
- Peter Hatzoglou has signed a two-year contract with the Perth Scorchers.
- Lance Morris signed for the next two seasons.
- Scorchers re-signs Colin Munro for the 2021-22 KFC Big Bash League season.
- Nic Maddinson has signed for the BBL11 season.
- Joe Burns signs with the Stars to play until the end of the 2023-24 season.
- The Melbourne Stars have secured the signing of left arm pace bowler Sam Rainbird for the upcoming KFC BBL|11 season.
- The Melbourne Stars signs young gun Sam Elliott for the upcoming KFC BBL|11 season.
- Beau Webster signed to play for the BBL11 season.
- The Melbourne Stars extend the contract for Nick Larkin and Liam Hatcher ahead of the upcoming KFC Big Bash season.
- Melbourne Stars signs English batter/wicketkeeper Joe Clarke for the upcoming KFC BBL season.
- Heralded spinner Stephen O’Keefe has re-signed for another season with the Sydney Sixers
- Carlos Brathwaite re-signs for the BBL 2021-22.
- James Vince returns to the club for KFC BBL|11.
- Jackson Bird has signed a new two-year deal to remain with the Sydney Sixers
- Michael Neser returns after playing the inaugural year of the BBL for Brisbane in 2011-12 before switching to the Adelaide Strikers.
- The Brisbane Heat has secured the prize signature of one of the world’s best batsmen, Marnus Labuschagne, for BBL 2021.
- The Brisbane Heat are ready to spin to win once again with club record-holder Mujeeb Ur Rahman back for his fourth season in the KFC Big Bash League.
- The Brisbane Heat will welcome English batsman Ben Duckett for the summer to its KFC Big Bash League squad for 2021-22.
- Tom Abell signed by Heat for the BBL21.
- Fast bowler Brendan Doggett will remain with Sydney Thunder after signing a new two-year deal.
- Sydney Thunder has secured exciting young gun Ollie Davies for the next three KFC BBL campaigns.
- Wicketkeeper Baxter Holt has re-signed with the Sydney Thunder for the next two Big Bash campaigns.
- Big-hitting Englishman Alex Hales set to return for a third summer in green.
- English wicketkeeper batter Sam Billings agrees to return to the Thunder Nation.
- Jason Sangha signs one-year deal to remain with Thunder.
- Saqib Mahmood signs for Sydney Thunder to play for BBL 2021-22.
- Caleb Jewell was signed by Hobart Hurricanes to play for the BBL 2021-22 season.
- West Australian left-arm pace bowler, Joel Paris signed a two-year deal with the club.
- Josh Kann joins the KFC Big Bash League, signing with the Hobart Hurricanes on a one-year deal.
- Nepalese spin sensation, Sandeep Lamichhane, will return to the Hobart Hurricanes for KFC BBL|11.
- Nathan Ellis signs a contract extension that commits him to the Hobart Hurricanes until 2023.
- Matthew Wade signs a contract extension until 2024.
- Ben McDermott signs a contract extension that will see him remain in purple until at least the end of 2024.
- The Hobart Hurricanes have secured in-form young cricketing talents, Englishman, Harry Brook for the BBL 2021.
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