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Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars to inaugurate Women’s Big Bash League 2021 - watch live in India

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The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) starts on Thursday, October 14 and concludes with the final on Saturday, November 27.

The seventh edition of WBBL will have two-time champions Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars clash in the curtain-raiser, while defending champions Sydney Thunder entertain Adelaide Strikers in match 3 on October 16 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

A total of 59 WBBL games will be played over 45 days from October 14 to November 27, 2021. The first 24 league matches will be held in Tasmania while Adelaide, Perth and Mackay will host the remaining league 32 fixtures. The venues for the eliminator, challenger and final are yet to be disclosed.

The eight participating teams are Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers. 

All teams will partake in double round-robin fixtures, with the top four sides progressing to the knockouts, with the eliminator and challenger scheduled for November 24 and 25.

The final of the Women’s Big Bash League 2021 will be played on Saturday, November 27.

The WBBL 2021 will have as many as 21 overseas players participating in the tournament. India will have one of the largest foreign contingents in the 2021 edition of WBBL with eight women cricketers.

Women’s Big Bash League T20 2021 schedule, fixtures and live India match times 

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Date Match Venue Time
October 14 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Hobart 2:10 PM IST
October 16 Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes 10:10 AM IST
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers 1:35 PM IST
October 17 Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat 4:45 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers 8:10 AM IST
October 19 Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes 7:55 AM IST
Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers 11:20 AM IST
October 20 Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers 7:55 AM IST
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers 11:20 AM IST
October 23 Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Launceston 4:45 AM IST
Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat 8:30 AM IST
Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Hobart 10:10 AM IST
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades 1:35 PM IST
October 24 Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Launceston 4:45 AM IST
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Hobart 8:10 AM IST
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder 11:45 AM IST
October 26 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder 7:55 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat 11:20 AM IST
October 27 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades 7:55 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars 9:20 AM IST
October 30 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Perth (Lilac Hill) 7:55 AM IST
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Launceston 10:35 AM IST
Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Perth (Lilac Hill) 11:20 AM IST
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Launceston 2 PM IST
October 31 Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes 4:45 AM IST
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Perth (Lilac Hill) 7:55 AM IST
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Launceston 8:10 AM IST
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Perth (Lilac Hill) 11:20 AM IST
November 3 Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Perth (WACA ground) 7:55 AM IST
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers 11:20 AM IST
November 6 Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Adelaide (Karen Rolton Oval) 4:45 AM IST
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers 8:10 AM IST
Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Perth (WACA ground) 11:20 AM IST
November 7 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Adelaide (Karen Rolton Oval) 4:45 AM IST
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades 8:10 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers Perth (WACA ground) 11:20 AM IST
November 9 Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Adelaide (Karen Rolton Oval) 9:05 AM IST
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder 12:30 PM IST
November 10 Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers 7:55 AM IST
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers 11:20 AM IST
November 11 Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers 7:55 AM IST
November 13 Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Mackay 8:10 AM IST
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide (Karen Rolton Oval) 11:20 AM IST
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Mackay 1:35 PM IST
November 14 Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers 4:45 AM IST
Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder 8:10 AM IST
November 17 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide (Karen Rolton Oval) 10:10 AM IST
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Mackay 1:35 PM IST
November 19 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades  10:10 AM IST
Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder 1:35 PM IST
November 20 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval 4:45 AM IST
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers   8:10 AM IST
Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder  Mackay 10:10 AM IST
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades   1:35 PM IST
November 21 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval 4:45 AM IST
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars 8:10 AM IST
November 24 Eliminator TBD TBD
November 25 Challenger TBD TBD
November 27 Final TBD TBD

Women’s Big Bash League T20 2021 squads

Adelaide Strikers: Darcie Brown, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt, Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt, Jemma Barsby, Nell Bryson-Smith, Sarah Coyte, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Annie O'Neil, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Brisbane Heat: Jess Jonassen (captain), Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Poonam Yadav, Zoe Cooke, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Kimmince, Mikayla Hinkley, Charli Knott, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll

Hobart Hurricanes: Rachel Priest (captain), Nicola Carey, Tayla Vlaeminck, Mignon du Preez, Richa Ghosh, Angelina Genford, Maisy Gibson, Ruth Johnston, Sasha Moloney, Chloe Rafferty, Amy Smith, Molly Strano, Naomi Stalenberg, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachel Trenaman

Melbourne Renegades: Sophie Molineux (captain), Georgia Wareham, Eve Jones, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Makinley Blows, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellen Falconer, Holly Ferling, Poppy Gardner, Ella Hayward, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O'Donnell, Courtney Webb

Melbourne Stars: Meg Lanning (captain), Annabel Sutherland, Maia Bouchier, Kim Garth, Linsey Smith, Lucy Cripps, Maddy Darke, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Georgia Gall, Anna Lanning, Rhys McKenna, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani

Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine (captain), Beth Mooney, Chamari Athapathu, Marizanne Kapp, Samantha Betts, Mathilda Carmichael, Piepa Cleary, Ashley Day, Amy Edgar, Heather Graham, Lisa Griffith, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo

Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (captain), Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Emma Hughes, Matilda Lugg, Angela Reakes, Claire Moore

Sydney Thunder: Rachael Haynes (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Issy Wong, Sam Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jessica Davidson, Corinne Hall, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson

Where to watch Women’s Big Bash League 2021 live in India

The Women’s Big Bash League 2021 will be telecast live on the Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India from Thursday, October 14.

Live streaming of the Women’s Big Bash League 2021 will be available on the Sony LIV app and website.

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Featured photo: Twitter / WBBL

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