Big Bash League Intro
The Big Bash League is a long-established and successful cricket competition which takes place between eight city-based franchises in Australia. Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder are the teams in the reckoning.
The BBL has been in operation since the 2011-12 season and has gradually involved so that six state-based teams have been replaced by eight city-based franchises. Sydney Sixers were the first ever winners of this competition when beating Perth Scorchers and the latter were runners-up a year later when losing to Brisbane Heat in the Grand Final.
However, Perth have always been a strong contender in the Big Bash League betting and they won the BBL title in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2016-17. More recently, they were successful at the end of the 2020-21 season, with the tournament taking place between the beginning of December and the end of January.
How to Bet on the Big Bash League
When the Big Bash League comes around, then you can be sure that there are going to be lots of BBL betting odds available. The first market to come available is the outright winner and you can literally wager on any side to be crowned champions. There is also the chance to bet on the regular season winner.
Therefore, you have a choice to wager on the team that finishes top of the regular standings or alternatively the franchise that ends up winning the Grand Final. Other outright markets might focus on Top Batsman or Top Bowler.
In the case of the former, you can wager on the player to score the most runs. With the latter, it’s the player who accumulates the most wickets and these bets tend to apply to the regular season only.
However, the real action on the Big Bash League betting is when the matches are about to start. As soon as the fixtures are announced, you can be sure there are match odds available with the top betting sites and you can go through the coupon and pick out the teams that you think will win.
Big Bash League Match Betting
If you enjoy cricket betting, then the Big Bash League is a great competition when it comes to placing wagers. There is the chance to enjoy BBL cricket accumulator bets on the action, with customers able to cherry-pick the teams that they’re predicting to win their respective matches.
There is also the opportunity to bet on the individual games and the bookies won’t just have match odds available but also markets relating to the players that get the most runs or wickets for their team in the match. There might even be cricket handicap betting markets on offer with some of the top cricket betting sites.
Many Australian cricket betting customers enjoy the chance to place In-Play bets on the Big Bash League along with the Indian Premier League. They are both Twenty20 format matches where each team faces twenty overs and there can be some exciting ways to bet on the changing odds and markets as the match wears on.