The tenth Big Bash League season is set to get underway on Thursday, December 10, with defending champions Sydney Sixers scheduled to lock horns with Hobart Hurricanes at the Blundstone Arena.

BBL 2020-21 will see a host of changes in terms of rules and regulations and will see as many as 61 games - including five knockout-round matches - to be played over the course of two months. The final will take place on February 6, 2021.

While the first half of the competition will be played in Hobart and Canberra, the tournament will eventually move to Launceston, Brisbane, Adelaide, Carrara Oval, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

As we approach the Big Bash League 2020 start date, here is all you need to know about the competition in the opening week.

Big Bash League 2020-21 fixtures and week 1 schedule

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers will be the first game of the Big Bash League 2020 schedule. Melbourne Stars will then play two back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday against Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder respectively, before Renegades and Perth Scorchers lock horns in the final game on Saturday.

In Sunday’s doubleheader, Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers will return to action, this time against Adelaide Strikers and Renegades respectively.

All times in Indian Standard Time (IST)


10 December, Thursday Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers 1:45 PM Blundstone Arena
11 December, Friday Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat 1:45 PM Manuka Oval
12 December, Saturday  Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder 10:35 AM Manuka Oval
12 December, Saturday Renegades vs Perth Scorchers 1:45 PM Blundstone Arena
13 December, Sunday Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes 8:40 AM Blundstone Arena
13 December, Sunday Sydney Sixers vs Renegades 1:45 PM Blundstone Arena

Where to watch Big Bash League 2020 live in India?

Sony Sports Network is set to provide Big Bash League 2020 live telecast in India. While Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD are expected to broadcast the 10th edition of the tournament, the channel might differ in case there are more cricket matches on a given day.

On the other hand, the live streaming of Big Bash League 2020 will be available on Sony Liv.

Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @BBL