Big Bash League was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia and is the professional Twenty20 cricket league of Australia. The Big Bash Bash was started as a replacement to the Twenty20 Big Bash, which took place from 2005-6 to 2011-12.
The full list of Big Bash winners is given below -
|2019-20||Sydney Sixers||116/5||Melbourne Stars||97/6||Sydney Sixers won by 19 runs|
|2018||Melbourne Renegades||145/5||Melbourne Stars||132/7||Melbourne Renegades won by 13 runs|
|2017||Adelaide Strikers||202/2||Hobart Hurricanes||177/5||Adelaide Strikers won by 25 runs|
|2016||Perth Scorchers||144/1||Sydney Sixers||141/9||Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets|
|2015||Sydney Thunder||181/7||Melbourne Stars||176/9||Sydney Thunder won by 3 wickets|
|2014||Perth Scorchers||148/6||Sydney Sixers||147/5||Perth Scorchers won by 4 wickets|
|2013||Perth Scorchers||191/4||Hobart Hurricanes||152/7||Perth Scorchers won by 39 runs|
|2012||Brisbane Heat||167/5||Perth Scorchers||133/9||Brisbane Heat won by 34 runs|
|2011||Sydney Sixers||158/3||Perth Scorchers||156/8||Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets|
*Updated after the end of BBL 2019-20
The tournament follows a round-robin format followed by knockout matches. There are a total of eight teams in the League representing six cities. Sydney Sixers defeated Perth Scorchers to become the inaugural Big Bash winner.
Out of the eight teams in the League, six teams have been crowned Big Bash league winners at least once. Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the league, having won the BBL title three times, two of which were in consecutive seasons. It has also made the most number of appearances in the final, a total of five, four of which were consecutive, in the eight seasons of the League.
Check the complete list of 2020 BBL teams & squads.
The two teams who are yet to get their name on the Big Bash League winners list are Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars. Hobart Hurricanes reached the final twice, in 2013-14 and 2017-18, losing to Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers respectively. Melbourne Stars have been the runners up thrice, first in 2015-16, 2018-19 and then again in 2019-20.
The 2020-21 Big Bash League will run from 10 December 2020 to 6 February 2021. Eight teams will play a total of 61 matches to get their hands on the trophy. Sydney Sixers are the defending champions, having defeated Melbourne Stars in the 2019-20 season.