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Sydney Sixers kickstart BBL 2021-22 against Melbourne Stars - watch live in India

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Reigning champions Sydney Sixers will kickstart their title defence in the Big Bash League 2021-22 season with a home match against Melbourne Stars in the tournament opener on Sunday, December 5 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

The 11th season of Australia’s domestic T20 competition will run from December 5, 2021 to January 28, 2022. The league stage games of BBL 2021-22 season is segmented into seven weeks and it will run until January 19, 2022, before the knockouts get underway. 

Each team will play 14 matches in the league stage, meaning that there will be a total of 56 league matches played between the eight teams. The eight participating teams are Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

After the league stage matches are over, the fourth and the fifth-placed team will play in the eliminator on January 21 while the top two teams will battle in the qualifier round, scheduled on January 22. The winning team of the qualifier round will get a direct place in the final.

Meanwhile, the winner of the eliminator round will take on the third-placed team on January 23 in the knockout. The winner of this contest will eventually lock horns with the losing team of the qualifier on January 26 to book a place in the final.

As many as 14 different venues have been finalized for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League and they are as follows:

  1. Sydney Cricket Ground
  2. Manuka Oval
  3. Marvel Stadium
  4. University of Tasmania Stadium
  5. Optus Stadium
  6. Adelaide Oval
  7. Melbourne Cricket Ground
  8. Sydney Showground Stadium
  9. Metricon Stadium
  10. Blundstone Aren
  11. The Gabba
  12. Coffs International Stadium
  13. CitiPower Centre
  14. GMHBA Stadium

Big Bash League 2021-22 full squads

Adelaide Strikers squad for BBL 2021-22: Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall

Brisbane Heat squad for BBL 2021-22: Tom Abell, Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Jimmy Pierson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Willans

Hobart Hurricanes squad for BBL 2021-22: Scott Boland, Harry Brook, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Josh Kann, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Joel Paris, Wil Parker, Tom Rogers, D’Arcy Short, Jordan Thompson, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright

Melbourne Renegades squad for BBL 2021-22: Cameron Boyce, Unmukt Chand, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Zahir Khan, Josh Lalor, Nic Maddinson, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Reece Topley

Melbourne Stars squad for BBL 2021-22: Qais Ahmad, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchcliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa

Perth Scorchers squad for BBL 2021-22: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Laurie Evans, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Aston Turner, Andrew Tye

Sydney Sixers squad for BBL 2021-22: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan 

Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince

Sydney Thunder squad for BBL 2021-22: Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Saqib Mahmood, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

Big Bash League T20 2021-22 schedule, fixtures and live India match times 

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

DATE 

MATCH DETAILS 

VENUE

TIME 

Dec 5

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars 

SCG

2:45 pm

Dec 6

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat

Manuka Oval

2:45 pm

Dec 7

Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers

Marvel Stadium

2:45 pm

Dec 8

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers

UTAS Stadium

2:05 pm

Dec 8

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat

Optus Stadium

7:05 pm

Dec 9

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades 

Adelaide Oval

3:15 pm

Dec 10

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder

MCG

2:45 pm

Dec 11

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes 

SCG

2:05 pm

Dec 11

Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers

Optus Stadium

7:00 pm

Dec 12

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars

Sydney Showground Stadium

2:45 pm

Dec 13

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades

Metricon Stadium

2:45 pm

Dec 14

Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers

Blundstone Arena

2:45 pm

Dec 15

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers

MCG

2:45 pm

Dec 19

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder 

Gabba

3:10 pm

Dec 20

    Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Optus Stadium

4:45 pm

Dec 21

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers 

SCG

2:45 pm

Dec 22

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers 

Marvel Stadium

2:45 pm

Dec 23

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat 

Adelaide Oval

3:15 pm

Dec 24

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars

Blundstone Arena

11:00 am

Dec 26

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers 

Sydney Showground Stadium

1:35 pm

Dec 26

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades

Optus Stadium

6:45 pm

Dec 27

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers 

Blundstone Arena

1:35 pm

Dec 27

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars

Gabba

4:35 pm

Dec 28

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers 

Manuka Oval

2:45 pm

Dec 29

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat 

SCG

1:35 pm

Dec 29

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes

Marvel Stadium

2:45 pm

Dec 30

    Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars

Optus Stadium

4:45 pm

Dec 31

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder

Adelaide Oval

3:15 pm

Jan 1

Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat

Blundstone Arena

11:30 am

Jan 1

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades

C.ex Coffs International Stadium

3:00 pm

Jan 2 

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers

CitiPower Centre

11:00 am

Jan 2

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Showground Stadium

2:45 pm

Jan 3

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

MCG

2:45 pm

Jan 4

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers

Metricon Stadium

2:45 pm

Jan 5

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes 

Adelaide Oval

2:05 PM

Jan 5

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder

Optus Stadium

6:45 pm

Jan 6

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat

GMHBA Stadium

1:35 pm

Jan 6

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

Optus Stadium

6:45 pm

Jan 7

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars 

Adelaide Oval

3:15 PM

Jan 8

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder

Marvel Stadium

1:35 pm

Jan 8

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes

Gabba

4:00 pm

Jan 9

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

C.ex Coffs International Stadium

2:45 pm

Jan 10

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers

MCG

9:40 am

Jan 10

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder

Utas Stadium

2:45 pm

Jan 11

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers

GMHBA Stadium

2:45 pm

Jan 12

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers

Gabba

2:45 pm

Jan 13

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes

Sydney Showground Stadium

11:30 am

Jan 13

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

Marvel Stadium

3:00 pm

Jan 14

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers

Adelaide Oval

4:15 pm

Jan 15

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder

SCG

3:10 pm

Jan 16

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat

MCG

3:10 pm

Jan 17

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades

Blundstone Arena

3:10 pm

Jan 18

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers

Adelaide Oval

3:15 pm

Jan 19

Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers

Gabba

9:00 am

Jan 19

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

Sydney Showground Stadium

12:10 pm

Jan 19

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes

MCG

3:20 pm

Jan 21

The Eliminator

NA

NA

Jan 22

The Qualifier

NA

NA

Jan 23

The Knock-Out

NA

NA

Jan 26

The Challenger

NA

NA

Jan 28

The Final

NA

NA

Where to watch Big Bash League 2021-22 live in India?

Live telecast of Big Bash League 2021-22 will be available on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony TEN 1, and Sony TEN 3 channels in India.

The live streaming of Big Bash League 2021-22 will be available on the SonyLiv app and website.

SportsAdda will bring you Big Bash League 2021-22 live scores.

Featured photo: Twitter / Sydney Sixers

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