The Big Bash League (BBL) 2023-24 season is set to be a spectacular event in the world of cricket, bringing together top-tier talent and thrilling matches. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming cricket extravaganza.
Live Streaming & Channels
The BBL 2023-24 will be broadcasted and streamed across various platforms globally. Big Bash League In India and its subcontinent, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 1 HD will cover the live action, with all matches streamed live on SonyLiv with a premium subscription. Australian fans can catch the games on Fox Sports, the Seven Network, Kayo Sports, and the Foxtel App. UK viewers can tune in to Sky Sports Cricket, while in the US, Willow TV is the go-to channel. The MENA region will have live coverage on beIN Sports.
BBL 2023-24 Schedule
The season is scheduled from December 07, 2023, to January 24, 2024. It features fifty-nine matches in a double round-robin format, leading to a thrilling playoff and final. The opening match is set between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars at The Gabba, Brisbane.
BBL 2023-24 SQUADS
Adelaide Strikers squad: Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Adam Hose, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Harry Nielsen, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald, Henry Thorton, Peter Siddle.
Brisbane Heat squad: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Sam Billings, Max Bryant, Sam Hain, Sam Heazlett, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Colin Munro, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ross Whiteley, Jack Wildermuth, Spencer Johnson, Will Prestwidge.
Hobart Hurricanes squad: Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Caleb Jewell, Shadab Khan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade, Billy Stanlake, Paddy Dooley, Chris Tremain, Mac Wright, Zak Crawley (overseas replacement for Shadab Khan)
Melbourne Renegades squad: Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Akeal Hosein, Liam Livingstone (withdrawn), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Jon Wells, Jack Prestwidge, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Marcus Harris, Andre Russell (replacing Liam Livingstone, first four matches only), Martin Guptill (replacing Liam Livingstone, 10 group matches and finals).
Melbourne Stars squad: Trent Boult, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Luke Wood, Adam Zampa, Campbell Kellaway.
Perth Scorchers squad: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Laurie Evans (contract terminated), Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Faf du Plessis (replacing Laurie Evans, first seven matches only)
Sydney Sixers squad: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Izharulhaq Naveed, Chris Jordan, Steve O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Sydney Thunder squad: Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, David Willey (withdrawn), Fazalhaq Farooqi (replacing David Willey, first nine matches only), Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Gurinder Sandhu
BBL Start Date
The excitement begins on December 07, 2023, marking the start of a cricketing festival that will captivate audiences worldwide.
Insights and Expectations
- Global Reach: The BBL 2023-24’s extensive broadcasting and streaming arrangements highlight the league’s growing global appeal.
- Competitive Squads: The diverse and talented squads suggest a highly competitive season, with each team possessing the potential to clinch the title.
- Fan Engagement: With various platforms streaming the matches, fan engagement is expected to reach new heights, bringing the excitement of the BBL to a worldwide audience.