Published:13 July 2021
The Big Bash League (BBL) season will most likely start on the first weekend of December and end towards the end of January next year. The last time the BBL completed in January was in the 2016-17 season.
BBL organizers are expected to confirm their schedule this week, according to cricket.com.au. According to the source, the BBL final will occur a few days before Australia's one-day series against New Zealand begins on January 30.
As a result, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, and Marcus Stoinis are expected to be available for the entire BBL season among Australia's limited-overs specialists.
Australia's Test stars, on the other hand, would be unavailable for the T20 league due to national commitments. As a result, big players like Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner, and Mitch Starc appear to be out of the BBL season.
Apart from a scheduling alteration, BBL double-headers will most likely be held at night after an Ashes Test day. According to ratings, BBL games played on the day after a Test match had the highest viewing.
The BBL has also suffered a drop in attendance in recent years, as the tournament ended in February and the Australian school year began in the same month.
Apart from the BBL, Australia's cricket season is likely to be jam-packed. The limited-overs team is currently in the West Indies and will then travel to Bangladesh. The historic one-off Test between Australia and Afghanistan will take place at the Blundstone Arena from November 27 to December 1.
The Ashes will begin at the Gabba on December 8 and end on January 18 in Perth. From January 30 to February 8, Australia will play three ODIs and a T20I against longtime rivals New Zealand, followed by five T20Is against Sri Lanka.