Big Bash League 2021-22: Full schedule, Squads and New Signings

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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.

Also read: BBL 2021 / 2022 Points Table – Big Bash League Standings

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.

Team/Franchise Name Captain
Melbourne Stars Glenn Maxwell
Hobart Hurricanes Matthew Wade
Sydney Thunder Usman Khawaja
Adelaide Strikers Travis Head
Sydney Sixers Moises Henriques
Perth Scorchers Ashton Turner
Melbourne Renegades Kane Richardson
Brisbane Heat Jimmy Peirson

Big Bash League 2021-22 Schedule and Squad

BBL 2021/2022 Schedule

Match No Date Match Venue Time(AEDT) GMT
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

Big Bash League 2021-22 Squad

Perth Scorchers

Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Laurie Evans, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitchell Marsh, Tymal Mills, David Moody, Lance Morris, Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye

Melbourne Renegades

Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Josh Lalor, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson(c), Will Sutherland, Nic Maddinson, Reece Topley, Unmukt Chand, Mohammad Nabi, Zahir Khan

Sydney Sixers

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, Shadab Khan

Melbourne Stars

Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Tom O’Connell, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Joe Burns, Sam Rainbird, Joe Clarke, Qais Ahmad, Sam Elliot, Beau Webster, Haris Rauf, Andre Russell, Ahmad Daniyal

Sydney Thunder

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, Sam Billings, Baxter Holt, Saqib Mahmood, Jason Sangha, Muhammad Hasnain.

Brisbane Heat

Xavier Bartlett, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Peirson (c), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Willans, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Ben Duckett, Tom Abell, Jack Wildermuth, James Bazley, Matt Kuhnemann, Max Bryant, Connor Sully

Hobart Hurricanes

Scott Boland, Tim David. Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c), Mac Wright, Sandeep Lamichhane, Caleb Jewell, Joel Paris, Harry Brook, Josh Kann, Tom Rogers, Jordan Thompson.

Adelaide Strikers

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, Fawad Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald

New Signings in BBL 2021-22

Adelaide Strikers

  • 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.

Perth Scorchers

  • 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.
  • Perth Scorchers have secured star England pace bowler Tymal Mills as an international signing for the upcoming 2021-22 KFC Big Bash League season.

Melbourne Renegades

  • Nic Maddinson has signed for the BBL11 season.
  • The former India A and India U19 captain Unmukt Chand signs for Melbourne Renegades in the BBL11 season.
  • England fast bowler Reece Topley has signed with the Melbourne Renegades for BBL|11.
  • Renegades signed Mohammad Nabi for the BBL11 season.
  • Afghan spinner Zahir Khan signed by Renegades for the BBL11 season.

Melbourne Stars

  • 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.
  • The Melbourne Stars have boosted their spin stocks with the signing of Afghanistan international Qais Ahmad for the KFC BBL|11 season.
  • Haris Rauf signs agreement to play for Melbourne Stars in KFC BBL|11 season.
  • Melbourne Stars ropes Andre Russell for KFC BBL|11 season.
  • The Melbourne Stars have secured the signing of Pakistan fast bowler, Ahmad Daniyal.

Sydney Sixers

  • 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.
  • Shadab Khan will be playing for Sydney Sixers in Big Bash 2021-22.

Brisbane Heat

  • 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 was signed by Heat for the BBL 21 season.
  • Jack Wildermuth re-signed for BBL11.
  • Connor Sully signed for BBL11.
  • James Bazley, Matt Kuhnemann, and Max Bryant signed by Brisbane Heat for BBL 2021-22.

Sydney Thunder

  • 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.
  • Thunders signed Muhammad Hasnain for the BBL 2021-22 season.

Hobart Hurricanes

  • 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.
  • Hobart Hurricanes signs England Cricketer Jordan Thompson to play BBL 2021-22.

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