BBL 2022 will be the 11th season of premier men’s T20 league in Australia. This season of Big Bash League will run from 5th December 2021 to 28th January 2022, with 8 teams playing a total of 6 matches. Sydney Sixers are the last year's BBL winners.
Big Bash League 2022 will feature eight teams, the same as the year before. The teams participating on the tournament are:
The Sydney Sixers have managed to win the BBL title in the 2020-21 season and have equaled with the Perth Scorchers’ record of three title wins and three consecutive title wins.
The venues have been confirmed only for all the matches until 28 January 2022.
|Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval|
|Brisbane Heat||The Gabba & Metricon Stadium|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Blundstone Arena & UTAS Stadium|
|Melbourne Renegades||Docklands Stadium & GMHBA Stadium|
|Melbourne Stars||Melbourne Cricket Ground & Junction Oval|
|Perth Scorchers||Perth Stadium|
|Sydney Sixers||Sydney Cricket Ground &Coffs Harbour International Stadium|
|Sydney Thunder||Sydney Showground Stadium & Manuka Oval|
The BBL 11 will have 61 matches. All the teams will play each other twice, totaling to 56 regular season matches. At the end of the league stage, the top five teams will advance to the Playoff phase.
There will be five matches in the Playoff phase: The Eliminator, The Qualifier, The Knock-Out, The Challenger and The Final. The Eliminator will be played between the fifth and fourth-placed team. The losing side will be knocked out and the winner will face the third-placed team in the The Knock-Out. The team losing this game will be out of the competition and the winner will go on to play The Challenger.
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The Qualifier will be played between the top two teams of the BBL points table. The winner will directly advance to the final whereas the losing side will play The Challenger. The winning team of The Challenger will join the winner of The Qualifier in The Final.
Power Surge, X-Factor Player and Bash Boost are the three new rules introduced before the tenth edition of Big Bash League.
Power Surge will consist of two overs where the fielding side can only have two players outside the inner circle. The batting side can opt for it anytime from 11th over onwards. With the introduction of Power Surge, the Powerplay in the beginning of the innings has been reduced to four overs.
Teams can substitute an X-Factor player at the 10 over mark in the first inning. The player, named 12th or 13th on the team sheet can replace any player who is yet to bat or has bowled an over or less.
Bash Boost is a bonus point which will be awarded midway during the second inning. The chasing side will be awarded the bonus point, “if they’re above the equivalent 10-over score of their opposition”. If the chasing side fails to do so then the bonus point will be awarded to the fielding team. With the increase of points awarded for a win from two to three and the introduction of Bash Boost, now a team can score a maximum of four points in a match.
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