The 2019/20 Big Bash League season starts on Tuesday, December 17 and ends with the final on Saturday, February 8.
The fixture format has undergone further expansion this year, with a whopping 61 games – two more than last season – crammed into an eight-week schedule. Despite the extra games and the longer finals series, the BBL season will run a full week shorter than it did last summer.
Add in all the action from Australia’s Test series, ODIs and T20s, and you have one hell of a cricket season ahead.
After the round-robin fixture, the top four teams on the ladder will compete in semi-finals, with the two winning teams advancing to the Big Final where the highest-ranked team earns the right to host.
Tap the buttons below to see each team’s 14-game fixture for the home and away season.
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Adelaide Strikers fixture
|Sydney Thunder||Saturday, December 21||Manuka Oval||5:40pm ACDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Monday, December 23||Adelaide Oval||6:40pm ACDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Friday, December 27||Metricon Stadium||6:40pm ACDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Sunday, December 29||Marvel Stadium||6:40pm ACDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Friday, December 31||Adelaide Oval||6:40pm ACDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Sunday, January 5||Coffs International Stadium||6:10pm ACDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Wednesday, January 8||Adelaide Oval||6:10pm ACDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Sunday, January 12||Adelaide Oval||3:10pm ACDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Tuesday, January 14||The Gabba||3:10pm ACDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Friday, January 17||Adelaide Oval||3:10pm ACDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Sunday, January 19||UTAS Stadium||2:15pm ACDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Wednesday, January 22||Adelaide Oval||6:40pm ACDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Friday, January 24||Perth Stadium||8:40pm ACDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Sunday, January 26||Adelaide Oval||6:40pm ACDT|
The Adelaide Strikers begin their campaign away to the Sydney Thunder at Manuka Oval, Canberra. They face the Thunder again in a New Year’s Eve blockbuster at Adelaide Oval and finish their fixture with an Australia Day brawl against the Hobart Hurricanes.
Brisbane Heat fixture
|Sydney Thunder||Tuesday, December 17||The Gabba||6:10pm AEST|
|Melbourne Stars||Friday, December 20||Metricon Stadium||6:10pm AEST|
|Sydney Sixers||Sunday, December 22||SCG||6:10pm AEST|
|Perth Scorchers||Wednesday, January 1||Metricon Stadium||6:10pm AEST|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Friday, January 3||Blundstone Arena||6:10pm AEST|
|Sydney Thunder||Monday, January 6||Sydney Showgrounds||6:10pm AEST|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Thursday, January 9||The Gabba||6:10pm AEST|
|Perth Scorchers||Saturday, January 11||Perth Stadium||8:10pm AEST|
|Adelaide Strikers||Tuesday, January 14||The Gabba||2:40pm AEST|
|Adelaide Strikers||Friday, January 17||Adelaide Oval||2:40pm AEST|
|Melbourne Renegades||Sunday, January 19||The Gabba||6:10pm AEST|
|Sydney Sixers||Thursday, January 23||The Gabba||6:10pm AEST|
|Melbourne Stars||Saturday, January 25||MCG||6:10pm AEST|
|Melbourne Renegades||Monday, January 27||Marvel Stadium||1:45pm AEST|
After just missing out on finals last season, Brisbane Heat are expected to go deep in BBL09. The fixture to look out for is the home clash with the Adelaide Strikers on January 14, when AB de Villiers is expected to play his first game for the Heat.
Hobart Hurricanes fixture
|Sydney Sixers||Friday, December 20||Traeger Park||2:45pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Sunday, December 22||Ted Summerton Reserve||2:45pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Tuesday, December 24||Blundstone Arena||2:45pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Monday, December 30||UTAS Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Friday, January 3||Blundstone Arena||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Sunday, January 5||Perth Stadium||9:40pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Thursday, January 9||The Gabba||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Saturday, January 11||Sydney Showgrounds||6:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Monday, January 13||Blundstone Arena||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Thursday, January 16||SCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, January 19||UTAS Stadium||2:45pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Tuesday, January 21||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Friday, January 24||Blundstone Arena||6:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, January 26||Adelaide Oval||7:10pm AEDT|
The Hobart Hurricanes will be aiming high after two strong seasons on the bounce. The standout fixtures are the home clash with the Renegades on Christmas Eve and the Australia Day closer in Adelaide.
Melbourne Renegades fixture
|Sydney Thunder||Thursday, December 19||GMHBA Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Saturday, December 21||Perth Stadium||9:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Tuesday, December 24||Blundstone Arena||2:45pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, December 29||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Thursday, January 2||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Saturday, January 4||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Tuesday, January 7||GMHBA Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Friday, January 10||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, January 12||Adelaide Oval||3:40pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Wednesday, January 15||Manuka Oval||6:10pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Sunday, January 19||The Gabba||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Tuesday, January 21||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Saturday, January 25||SCG||3:40pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Monday, January 27||Marvel Stadium||2:45pm AEDT|
Can the Melbourne Renegades defend their title? The Christmas Eve clash in Hobart is one to watch, while the derby dates with the Melbourne Stars on January 4 and January 10 are obvious highlights.
Melbourne Stars fixture
|Brisbane Heat||Friday, December 20||Metricon Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Sunday, December 22||Ted Summerton Reserve||2:45pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Friday, December 27||Metricon Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Monday, December 30||UTAS Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Thursday, January 2||Sydney Showgrounds||3:40pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Saturday, January 4||MCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Wednesday, January 8||MCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Friday, January 10||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Sunday, January 12||MCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Wednesday, January 15||Perth Stadium||9:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Saturday, January 18||MCG||3:40pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Monday, January 20||SCG||6:40pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Wednesday, January 22||Adelaide Oval||7:10pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Saturday, January 25||MCG||7:10pm AEDT|
The Melbourne Stars will be itching to get back on the park after their stunning collapse in last season’s BBL final. Expect plenty of spice when they meet the Renegades at the MCG on January 4 and at Marvel Stadium a few days later on January 10.
Perth Scorchers fixture
|Sydney Sixers||Wednesday, December 18||SCG||4:10pm AWST|
|Melbourne Renegades||Saturday, December 21||Perth Stadium||6:10pm AWST|
|Adelaide Strikers||Monday, December 23||Adelaide Oval||4:10pm AWST|
|Sydney Sixers||Thursday, December 26||Perth Stadium||4:10pm AWST|
|Brisbane Heat||Wednesday, January 1||Metricon Stadium||4:10pm AWST|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Sunday, January 5||Perth Stadium||6:40pm AWST|
|Melbourne Renegades||Tuesday, January 7||GMHBA Stadium||4:10pm AWST|
|Brisbane Heat||Saturday, January 11||Perth Stadium||6:10pm AWST|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Monday, January 13||Blundstone Arena||7:10pm AWST|
|Melbourne Stars||Wednesday, January 15||Perth Stadium||6:10pm AWST|
|Melbourne Stars||Saturday, January 18||MCG||12:40pm AWST|
|Sydney Thunder||Monday, January 20||Perth Stadium||6:40pm AWST|
|Adelaide Strikers||Friday, January 24||Perth Stadium||6:10pm AWST|
|Sydney Thunder||Sunday, January 26||Sydney Showgrounds||11:45am AWST|
The Perth Scorchers missed the BBL finals for the first time last season, so their new-look squad will be eager to impress. Despite finishing dead last in BBL08, the Scorchers have primetime clashes with the Sixers on Boxing Day and the Heat on New Year’s Day.
Sydney Sixers fixture
|Perth Scorchers||Wednesday, December 18||SCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Friday, December 20||Traeger Park||2:45pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Sunday, December 22||SCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Thursday, December 26||Perth Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Saturday, December 28||SCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Thursday, January 2||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, January 5||Coffs International Stadium||6:40pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Wednesday, January 8||Adelaide Oval||3:40pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Sunday, January 12||MCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Thursday, January 16||SCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Saturday, January 18||Sydney Showgrounds||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Monday, January 20||SCG||6:40pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Thursday, January 23||The Gabba||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Saturday, January 25||SCG||3:40pm AEDT|
The Sydney Sixers improved last season to make the semi-finals, but the international schedule means they will struggle to put their best XI on the park this season. Look out for the derby dates with the Thunder on December 28 and January 18, as well as the Boxing Day battle in Perth.
Sydney Thunder fixture
|Brisbane Heat||Tuesday, December 17||The Gabba||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Thursday, December 19||GMHBA Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Saturday, December 21||Manuka Oval||6:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Saturday, December 28||SCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Tuesday, December 31||Adelaide Oval||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Thursday, January 2||Sydney Showgrounds||3:40pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Monday, January 6||Sydney Showgrounds||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Wednesday, January 8||MCG||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Saturday, January 11||Sydney Showgrounds||6:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Wednesday, January 15||Manuka Oval||6:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Saturday, January 18||Sydney Showgrounds||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Monday, January 20||Perth Stadium||6:40pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Friday, January 24||Blundstone Arena||6:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Sunday, January 26||Sydney Showgrounds||2:45pm AEDT|
The Sydney Thunder are looking for vast improvement across the board after missing finals three years in a row. Besides the derby clashes with the Sixers on December 28 and January 18, the Thunder have a massive marquee match in Adelaide on New Year’s Eve and another at home against Perth on Australia Day.
2019-20 Big Bash League finals dates
A revamped finals system will see the playoffs extended from three matches to five. The fourth- and fifth-placed teams will play off for the right to take on the third-placed side in the knockout game, while the top two will face off for direct qualification to the final. The loser of the qualifier and the winner of the knockout will then play for the second spot in the decider.
|Eliminator||4th place vs 5th place||Thursday, January 30|
|Qualifier||1st place vs 2nd place||Friday, January 31|
|Knockout||3rd place vs eliminator winner||Saturday, February 1|
|Challenger||Qualifier loser vs knockout winner||Thursday, February 6|
|Final||Qualifier winner vs challenger winner||Saturday, February 8|
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