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How to watch the 2021/22 Big Bash League season

The Big Bash is here for another season, with the Sydney Sixers looking to defend their title. With the possibility of a DRS-type system also potentially coming into play, BBL 11 looks to hit more than just sixes this season. But where can you catch all the action of the Big Bash if you can’t make it to the ground? Learn where to stream matches online below.

How to watch the Big Bash League

Big Bash League

Channel 7 has the free-to-air broadcast rights to the 2021-22 Big Bash League, but if you can’t make it to the TV in time, you have a couple of online streaming options, namely Kayo and Foxtel. These streaming sites will show every single match from the BBL season, including some you won’t get on Channel 7.

BBL on Kayo

Arguably the go-to streaming site for many sports fanatics, Kayo offers plenty of coverage for those a fan of cricket. And for those who enjoy the shortest form of the game, you’re in luck, with Kayo broadcasting every match of the 2021-22 BBL season live and in HD, along with no ad-breaks, meaning you won’t miss a minute of the action.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Kayo One Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 1 screen at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $25 over 1 month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $30 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $35Advertised Cost/month Go To Site

BBL on Foxtel

With a dedicated cricket channel (501 Fox Cricket), Foxtel has long been a fan’s favourite when the summer of sport rolls around, offering insights, analysis, highlights and coverage of all forms of cricket. For BBL 11, Foxtel has coverage of every game, including exclusive matches not available on free-to-air.

BBL on free-to-air TV

With Channel 7 securing the rights to the cricket in the free-to-air market, multiple matches will be available throughout the season, including coverage of some of the finals fixtures. However, you won’t be able to watch the BBL season on 7Plus, meaning those looking to stick to free-to-air will only be able to catch the game live.

BBL on radio

The BBL season is also available on the radio, although which channel provides coverage will differ from state to state, meaning it’s best to check with your local provider or check the official Cricket Australia website for more details.

Will BBL11 have DRS?

After a season marred by umpiring howlers, many have called upon the BBL to implement a DRS system to ensure that wickets are correctly given, and that the game keeps up with the international forms. However, at the time of writing, there’s been no official word that the league will use DRS, although many fans are hoping that the system is put in place before the first ball is thrown down the pitch.

When does the 2021/22 BBL season start?

The 2021/22 BBBL season will kick off Sunday, December 5, 2021, with the regular season wrapping up on January 19, 2022, with the top teams heading to the finals.

BBL 11 Schedule

If there’s a match in particular that you’ve got your eye on, here is a schedule of the regular Big Bash season:

  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Melbourne Stars – 7:15pm (AEST) Sunday, December 5
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Brisbane Heat – 7:15pm (AEST) Monday, December 6
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 7:15pm (AEST) Tuesday, December 7
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Sydney Sixers – 6:35pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 8
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Brisbane Heat – 6:35pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 8
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 6:45pm (AEST) Thursday, December 9
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Sydney Thunder – 7:15pm (AEST) Friday, December 10
  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 6:35pm (AEST) Saturday, December 11
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 6:30pm (AEST) Saturday, December 11
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Melbourne Stars – 7:15pm (AEST) Sunday, December 12
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 6:15pm (AEST) Monday, December 13
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Perth Scorchers – 7:15pm (AEST) Tuesday, December 14
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Sydney Sixers – 6:15pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 23
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 7:15pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 15
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Sydney Thunder – 6:40pm (AEST) Sunday, December 19
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 4:15pm (AEST) Monday, December 20
  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 7:15pm (AEST) Tuesday, December 21
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Perth Scorchers – 7:15pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 22
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Brisbane Heat – 6:45pm (AEST) Thursday, December 23
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Melbourne Stars –3:35pm (AEST) Friday, December 24
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Sydney Sixers – 6:05pm (AEST) Sunday, December 26
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 6:15pm (AEST) Sunday, December 26
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 6:05pm (AEST) Monday, December 27
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Melbourne Stars – 8:05pm (AEST) Monday, December 27
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Perth Scorchers – 7:15pm (AEST) Tuesday, December 28
  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Brisbane Heat – 6:05pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 29
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 7:15pm (AEST) Wednesday, December 29
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Melbourne Stars – 4:15pm (AEST) Thursday, December 30
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Sydney Thunder – 6:45pm (AEST) Friday, December 31
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Brisbane Heat – 4:00pm (AEST) Saturday, January 1
  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 7:30pm (AEST) Saturday, January 1
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Perth Scorchers – 3:30pm (AEST) Sunday, January 2
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 7:15pm (AEST) Sunday, January 2
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 7:15pm (AEST) Monday, January 3
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Sydney Sixers – 6:15pm (AEST) Tuesday, January 4
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 5:35pm (AEST) Wednesday, January 5
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Sydney Thunder – 6:15pm (AEST) Wednesday, January 5
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Brisbane Heat – 6:05pm (AEST) Thursday, January 6
  • Perth Scorchers Vs. Sydney Sixers – 6:15pm (AEST) Thursday, January 6
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Melbourne Stars – 6:45pm (AEST) Friday, January 7
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Sydney Thunder – 6:05pm (AEST) Saturday, January 8
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 7:30pm (AEST) Saturday, January 8
  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Perth Scorchers – 7:15pm (AEST) Sunday, January 9
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 2:10pm (AEST) Monday, January 10
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Sydney Thunder – 7:15pm (AEST) Monday, January 10
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Sydney Sixers – 7:15pm (AEST) Tuesday, January 11
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Adelaide Strikers – 6:15pm (AEST) Wednesday, January 12
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 4:00pm (AEST) Thursday, January 13
  • Melbourne Renegades Vs. Melbourne Stars – 7:30pm (AEST) Thursday, January 13
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Perth Scorchers – 7:45pm (AEST) Friday, January 14
  • Sydney Sixers Vs. Sydney Thunder – 7:40pm (AEST) Saturday, January 15
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Brisbane Heat – 7:40pm (AEST) Sunday January 16
  • Hobart Hurricanes Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 7:40pm (AEST) Monday, January 17
  • Adelaide Strikers Vs. Sydney Sixers – 6:45pm (AEST) Tuesday, January 18
  • Brisbane Heat Vs. Perth Scorchers – 12:30pm (AEST) Wednesday, January 19
  • Sydney Thunder Vs. Melbourne Renegades – 4:40pm (AEST) Wednesday, January 19
  • Melbourne Stars Vs. Hobart Hurricanes – 7:50pm (AEST) Wednesday, January 19

How to watch the BBL Final

The final of BBL11 will be showcased on Kayo, Foxtel and Channel 7, with the match expected to kick off on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 7:30pm (AEST), although it’s best to check local guides so you don’t miss any of the action. The match will see the Scorchers taking on the Sixers at the MCG after a somewhat controversial decision in the Challenger match, in which we’ll no doubt see plenty cheering to see the Scorchers take home the silverware.

Photo Credit: Cricket Australia

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