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)
|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|
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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