We bring you a banging Big Bash preview where you can find all the details on this 2022-23 league. This Australian professional club Twenty20 cricket league is all set to begin on 13th December 2022.
It will consist of 8 teams playing around 61 matches against each other. The thrill and excitement for the league are massive among Australians. This article will feature all the important details of the league, including the Big Bash League schedule, the latest news on the teams, players and a lot more. Let’s get started!
Big Bash Team News
The KFC BBL 12 brings a lot of action even before it has begun. The event managers held the Overseas Player Draft on August 28, which led to the introduction of new overseas players to the team. Teams were allowed one retention from the previous teams.
The draft presents players with Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze statues. Several players attended the draft, but only a few could make it to the league. Further on, top cricketers Faf du Plessis and Andre Russel missed the draft (held in August). However, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades, respectively, grabbed them as the replacement players for the league.
The New Zealand left-handed swing bowler Trent Boult was recently released from the Black Caps central contract. This has paved the way for him to participate in the Big Bash League for the first time.
Another top New Zealand cricketer, Martin Guptill, is all ready to feature his dashing performance in the league for the second time.
Unfortunately, few English players won’t be making it to the league this year. The list includes Phil Salt from the Scorchers, who has suffered a shoulder injury. Also, Laurie Evans from the same team was forced to terminate his contract with the Scorchers following his failed anti-doping test. This led to the Perth Scorchers considering Faf du Plessis, the South African ace, as a replacement player for Evans.
Additionally, the Afghan international cricketer, Fazalhaq Farooqi, will be replacing David Willey for the Sydney Thunder. This is for the first nine matches only. You will also see Pakistani player Usman Qadir playing for the same team.
Furthermore, the ace Renegades player Liam Livingstone also won’t be performing in the BBL 12. The English player was inducted into England’s Test squad and later suffered a knee injury.
You will find Cam McClure, a Victorian fast bowler playing for the Melbourne Stars. Mickey Edward is a new addition to the Sydney Sixers.
In this Big Bash preview, we have included the list of the final squads and their respective players:
Captain: Travis Head
Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Chris Lynn, Harry Nielsen, Peter Siddle, Ben Manenti, Henry Thorton, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose (England), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) and Colin de Grandhomme (New Zealand).
Captain: Usman Khawaja
Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Will Prestwidge, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Ross Whiteley (England), Colin Munro (New Zealand), and Sam Billings (England).
Replacement Players: Josh Brown, Sam Hain (England)
Captain: Matthew Wade
Iain Carlisle, Tim David, Paddy Dooley, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Chris Tremain, Mac Wright, Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Asif Ali (Pakistan) and Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan).
Replacement Players: Zak Crawley (England), Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand)
Captain: Nic Maddinson
Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jon Wells, Akeal Hosein (West Indies).
Replacement Players: Ruwantha Kellapotha (Sri Lanka), Andre Russell (West Indies), Martin Guptill (New Zealand), David Moody
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Trent Boult (New Zealand), Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Campbell Kellaway, Nick Larkin, Cameron McClure, Tom O’Connell, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Luke Wood (England), and Joe Clarke (England).
Replacement Player: Tom Rogers
Captain: Ashton Turner
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye and Tymal Mills (England).
Replacement Players: Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Adam Lyth (England), Stephen Eskinazi (England), Hamish McKenzie
Captain: Moises Henriques
Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Steve O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince (England), Chris Jordan (England), and Izharrulhaq Naveed (Afghanistan).
Captain: Jason Sangha
Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, Sam Whiteman, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), and Alex Hales (England).
Replacement Players: Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Usman Qadir (Pakistan)
The BBL Betting Favourites ahead of the Season
Out of the previous 11 matches, Perth Scorchers has either been a winner (four times) or runner-up (thrice) for a total of seven times. So, it should not come as a surprise that a lot of cricket betting sites have already tagged it as favourites ahead of this season.
Perth Scorchers has also been in the news for various reasons this year, increasing its popularity among cricket fans. Not to mention, its top players like Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Faf du Plessis etc., look ready to offer a promising performance.
It sure is the most successful Big Bash team, and most of the followers are looking forward to this team’s performance.
However, right behind Perth Scorchers is Sydney Sixers with 6 matches (both winners and runner-ups) in its kitty. Sydney Sixers team has won the BBL thrice before and has been runner-up thrice.
Both the teams (Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers) have faced the semi-finals for 6 times throughout 11 seasons.
In the 2020-21 season, Sydney Sixers won the finals while Perth Scorchers stood as runner-up. However, the roles were reversed for the 2021-22 season. So, the fight between these two teams is expected to continue this season as well.
Our Big Bash Prediction
The winning odds for the BBL prediction according to different bookmakers in India:
|Big Bash Preview||Betway||10CRIC||Dafabet|
Our Big Bash prediction today relies on the above data. The chances of different squads winning the league are as follows:
The Big Bash Schedule
The Big Bash 2022-23 League will kick start on 13th December 2022. The first match is set to take place between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars at Manuka Oval.
The Eliminator, Qualifier and Knockout finals will take place from 27th to 29th January 2023. Further, the Challenger and the Final match is set for the 2nd and 4th of February 2023.
Here is the total BBL schedule for 2022-23 in our BBL preview.
|Dec-13, 2022||Sydney Thunder V/s Melbourne Stars||Manuka Oval|
|Dec-14, 2022||Adelaide Strikers V/s Sydney Sixers||Adelaide Oval|
|Dec-15, 2022||Brisbane Heat V/s Melbourne Renegades||Cazalys Stadium (Cairns)|
|Dec-16, 2022||Melbourne Stars V/s Hobart Hurricanes||MCG|
|Dec-16, 2022||Sydney Thunder V/s Adelaide Strikers||Sydney Showground|
|Dec-17, 2022||Perth Scorchers V/s Sydney Sixers||Optus Stadium|
|Dec-18, 2022||Melbourne Renegades V/s Sydney Thunder||Marvel Stadium|
|Dec-19, 2022||Hobart Hurricanes V/s Perth Scorchers||University of Tasmania Stadium|
|Dec-20, 2022||Adelaide Strikers V/s Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Oval|
|Dec-21, 2022||Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat||GMHBA Stadium (Geelong)|
|Dec-22, 2022||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes||SCG|
|Dec-23, 2022||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers||CitiPower Centre|
|Dec-23, 2022||Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers||Gabba|
|Dec-24, 2022||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades||Blundstone Arena|
|Dec-26, 2022||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars||SCG|
|Dec-26, 2022||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers||Optus Stadium|
|Dec-27, 2022||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||Sydney Showground|
|Dec-28, 2022||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades||SCG|
|Dec-29, 2022||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder||Metricon Stadium|
|Dec-29, 2022||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars||Optus Stadium|
|Dec-30, 2022||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers||GMHBA Stadium (Geelong)|
|Dec-31, 2022||Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes||Lavington Sports Ground (Albury)|
|Dec-31, 2022||Adelaide Striker vs Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Oval|
|Jan-01, 2023||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers||Marvel Stadium|
|Jan-01, 2023||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers||Gabba|
|Jan-02, 2023||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers||Blundstone Arena|
|Jan-03, 2023||Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades||MCG|
|Jan-04, 2023||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat||North Sydney Oval|
|Jan-04, 2023||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder||Optus Stadium|
|Jan-05, 2023||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval|
|Jan-06, 2023||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers||MCG|
|Jan-07, 2023||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes||Marvel Stadium|
|Jan-07, 2023||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||Optus Stadium|
|Jan-08, 2023||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers||Sydney Showground|
|Jan-09, 2023||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars||Blundstone Arena|
|Jan-10, 2023||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades||Adelaide Oval|
|Jan-11, 2023||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||Gabba|
|Jan-12, 2023||Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers||MCG|
|Jan-13, 2023||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers||Sydney Showground|
|Jan-14, 2023||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Oval|
|Jan-14, 2023||Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars||Marvel Stadium|
|Jan-15, 2023||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||Blundstone Arena|
|Jan-15, 2023||Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers||SCG|
|Jan-16, 2023||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat||MCG|
|Jan-17, 2023||Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers||C.ex Coffs International Stadium|
|Jan-18, 2023||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Optus Stadium|
|Jan-19, 2023||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades||Manuka Oval|
|Jan-20, 2023||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Oval|
|Jan-20, 2023||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba|
|Jan-21, 2023||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder||SCG|
|Jan-22, 2023||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars||Gabba|
|Jan-22, 2023||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades||Optus Stadium|
|Jan-23, 2023||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers||Blundstone Arena|
|Jan-24, 2023||Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers||Marvel Stadium|
|Jan-25, 2023||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat||University of Tasmania Stadium|
|Jan-25, 2023||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder||MCG|
|Feb-04, 2023||The Final||TBC|
Big Bash 2022-23 Standings
Big Bash League teams will go through a double round-robin stage. This means each team will play against every other team twice. The matches will be conducted once in Australia and once internationally. You can find the current standings in the table below.