Big Bash League history and Past Winners
The T20 phenomenon rolls on in Australia. Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League is now entering its 10th season. What is known throughout the country as the ‘BBL’, the tournament originated back in 2011. It continues to grow in popularity.
Past BBL winners
|2011-12||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers||Sixers won by 7 wickets|
|2012-13||Brisbane Heat||Perth Scorchers||Heat won by 34 runs|
|2013-14||Perth Scorchers||Hobart Hurricanes||Scorchers won by 39 runs|
|2014-15||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||Scorchers won by 4 wickets|
|2015-16||Sydney Thunder||Melbourne Stars||Thunder won by 3 wickets|
|2016-17||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers||Scorchers won by 9 wickets|
|2017-18||Adelaide Strikers||Hobart Hurricanes||Strikers won by 25 runs|
|2018-19||Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne Stars||Renegades won by 13 runs|
|2018-19||Sydney Sixers||Melbourne Renegades||Sixers won by 19 runs|
The Perth Scorchers have dominated the first nine seasons of the BBL winning three times. Only two teams have not won the Big Bash T20 tournament: the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars. The Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder have each won the tournament once.
Player records and noteworthy performances
Few cricket fans will forget a young David Warner announcing himself on the national stage by scoring the first-ever BBL century in just the second match. Warner scored an unbeaten 102 that day in front of a packed MCG crowd. In all, 20 centuries have been made in BBL history, with Craig Simmons being the only player to have scored two hundreds. The highest score ever made is 122 by D’Arcy Short.
|Highest score:||D’ Arcy Short||122*|
|Highest team score:||Hobart Hurricanes||8/223|
|Sixes in an innings:||Gayle, Lynn & Simmons||11|
|Most BBL hundreds:||Craig Simmons||2|
|Best bowling figures:||Lasith Malinga||6/7|
|Best innings strike rate:||Dan Christian||377.77 (34 from 9 balls)|
|Best innings economy rate:||Mitchell Johnson||0.75 (0 for 3 from 4 overs)|
Most sixes in BBL history
Chris Lynn stands alone when it comes to hitting the most sixes throughout BBL history. Lynn has hit an incredible 146 sixes in his BBL matches to date. By way of comparison, Aaron Finch is second on the list with 83 sixes. In terms of strike rate of sixes per game, Chris Gayle is on top having amassed 51 sixes from his 22 appearances. Lynn is next followed closely by D’Arcy Short (57 from 34 matches).
Most betting offers centre around the number of sixes hit by a team during an innings. Typically, if your team hits eight sixes, a promotion will be triggered with your bookmaker.