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Twenty20 Big Bash

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We are betting you know that Twenty20 has swept the world and, in the last decade, has overtaken four- or five-day cricket matches as the most popular form of the sport.

Australia’s domestic Twenty20 Big Bash began with six franchises but has today expanded to eight. In 2019/20, following the regular season, there was a series of matches where teams hoped to upset the odds. They were given fun names: The Eliminator, The Qualifier, The Knockout, The Challenger and The Final.

Twenty20 Big Bash Format And Structure

Scan the odds and enjoy betting on Twenty20 Big Bash matches. The eight franchises include two teams each from Sydney and Melbourne, as well as one from Hobart, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. Perth defended their title in 2014/15 having won in 2013/14. English international Michael Carberry was at the wicket as Perth won with the very last ball of the final. Perth’s 2016/17 win was equally impressive, especially as they defeated the Sydney Sixers by nine wickets. Ian Bell hit an unbeaten 31 against a team which included Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon.

Each team is allowed two non-Australian (or Visa) players in their roster. In 2019/20, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Phil Salt of England were the two for Adelaide Strikes, while Hobart had the South African David Miller and Afghan spinner Qais Ahmad.

Twenty20 Big Bash Memorable Players

In their history in the Twenty20 Big Bash, Perth have brought in the likes of Paul Collingwood and Tim Bresnan from England and Herschelle Gibbs and Morne Morkel from South Africa. Attracted by the bright lights of Sydney and Melbourne, overseas players who have played in the tournament include: Jos Buttler and Joe Root (Sydney Thunder); Dwayne Bravo and Nathan McCullum (Sydney Sixers); Kevin Pietersen, Lasith Malinga and Dale Steyn (Melbourne Stars); and Shahid Afridi, Marlon Samuels, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo again (Melbourne Renegades). Betting on teams with excellent overseas players is prudent.

The 2017/18 final saw Adelaide Strikers set a target of 2020, thanks to a 70-ball knock of 115 from Jake Weatherald. Hobart Hurricanes, with Jofra Archer in their attack, scored 177 runs and lost to an Adelaide team who themselves had Peter Siddle in their side. A team’s odds of victory are about the same, even with a world-class Twenty20 Big Bash bowler in your side. So many factors go into picking a winner.

The two Melbourne teams met in the 2018/19 final, with the Renegades beating the Stars by 13 runs. The 2019/20 tournament came to a climax in February where, in a 12-overs-a-side game, Sydney Sixers overcame the Stars by 19 runs. The 29-ball half-century by Josh Philippe set them on their way, while Melbourne’s Nathan Coulter-Nile’s quick batting was too little, too late.

Why Betting On The Twenty20 Big Bash

The odds are often difficult to negotiate before any match of the Twenty20 Big Bash tournament. Looking at the points table for the 2019/20 season, Melbourne Renegades lost 11 of their 14 games, while their rivals the Stars only lost four. Sydney’s two teams won nine (Sixers) and six (Thunder), while two games were no-resulters. Betting on an individual match or on the tournament winners is possible.

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