Big Bash League Betting Preview & Statistics

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Discover key insights for the upcoming Big Bash League. Analyze team statistics, past winners, and essential betting tips for an informed strategy.

Big Bash League Betting Preview & Statistics
James Banting Tipster Competition Assistant

James has worked for the jockey club and has 20 years sports betting experience he utilises his skills in our tipster competitions and writes sports betting content.

2024-25 Big Bash League Betting Preview

As the excitement builds for the 2024-25 Big Bash League, our comprehensive betting guide is here to provide crucial statistics, in-depth team analyses, and a look at previous season trends to give you the upper hand in your betting endeavours

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The fourteenth edition of the Big Bash League will take place in 2024-25, other known as the BBL14. The OLBG cricket tipsters will have you covered throughout the season with BBL Predictions on the regular season matches as well as the playoffs and if you are looking for Who will win BBL14? then you can also see which team they are backing to win the Big Bash League Outright too once the markets are available.

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The league features eight teams and those teams will compete in a total of forty matches, there are then four playoff matches to decide the winner of the BBL14 meaning a total of forty-four matches in the 2024-25 season.

There is not usually a great deal in the betting for the outright winners given how difficult this tournament is to call. The designated home teams during the 2023-24 regular season won 20 of the 35 completed matches which means they won 57% compared to 43% for the visiting sides which isn't a vast difference over 35 games with a 20-15 split. If you are thinking of placing a bet, then it's worth checking out the best cricket betting sites according to our data.

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26 of the 35 matches had the home team as the favourite to win the match and 16 of those (62%) went on to win the match which isn't the best of returns, it means that 38% of the away underdogs went on to win. The remaining 9 matches had the visiting team as the favourites and the home team, the underdogs went on to win just 2 of those games which meant the underdog at home won only 22% of their games. Overall from the 35 games, the favourites went on to win in 23 of those matches meaning the favourites won 66% of the regular season matches.


Big Bash League Teams

Adelaide Strikers

The Adelaide Strikers play their home matches at the Adelaide Oval in South Australia, their coach is former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie and their captain for this season is Matt Short, they won their only title in the 2017-18 season when they beat the Hurricanes by 25 runs in the final having finished second in the regular season behind the Scorchers.

Brisbane Heat

The Brisbane Heat are coached by former Australian wicketkeeper Wade Seccombe and captained by Usman Khawaja, they play their home games at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Queensland, the Heat had a long wait between titles winning their first at BBL02 back in 2012-13 when defeating the Scorchers by 34 runs in the final and then had to wait until 2024 at BBL13 for their second title when defeating the Sixer by 54 runs.

Hobart Hurricanes

The Hobart Hurricanes are one of two teams who are yet to win this tournament, they have made two finals (2013-14 & 2017-18) but failed to win either of those, losing to the Scorchers in 2014 and the Strikers in 2018. They play their home games at the Bellerive Oval which is in Tasmania, they are coached by former Australian cricket Jeff Vaughan and captained by Nathan Ellis.

Melbourne Renegades

The Melbourne Renegades are now coached by David Saker and are captained by Nic Maddinson, they play their home games at the Marvel Stadium in Victoria, they won their first title in the 2018-19 season beating the city rivals the Stars by 13 runs, that was their first and only final appearance to date.

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Melbourne Stars

Coached by former England coach Peter Moores, the Melbourne Stars are captained by Glenn Maxwell, the man who sits fifth in the all-time BBL scorers list, they play their home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria. The Stars are the second team (along with the Hurricanes) who are yet to win this tournament, they have made three finals including the last two but as of yet have failed to record that maiden win.

Perth Scorchers

The most successful team in BBL history are the Perth Scorchers who are currently captained by Ashton Turner, they made the first four finals, winning two of those (2014 & 2015) and they also won the final in 2017, 2022 & 2023 and were runners-up in 2021 so eight final appearances produced five wins. They play their home games at the Perth Stadium in Western Australia and they are coached by Adam Voges.

Sydney Sixers

Having won the inaugural final back in 2012, the Sixers endured two final defeats before winning the trophy again in the 2019-20 season and then followed that up by winning again in 2020-21 but they failed to make it three on the spin in BBL11 when finishing runner-up. They play their home games at the Sydney Cricket Ground in New South Wales, they have been coached by Greg Shipperd since 2015, the former Stars coach has a good record of getting teams into the playoffs (He did so in each of his four seasons with the Stars) and they are captained by Moises Henriques.

Sydney Thunder

The Sydney Thunder have only ever made one final and that was during the 2015-16 season and they beat the Stars by 3 wickets to win their one and only BBL title. They play their home games at the Sydney Showground Stadium in New South Wales, they are coached by Trevor Bayliss, the former England cricket coach and will be captained by Chris Green.

Past Big Bash League Winners

One of the main factors which make the BLL great is how open the competition is, there have only ever been back-to-back winners on three occasions, the Scorchers did it in 2014-15, the Sixers did it in 2020-21 and then the Scorchers achieved it again in 2022-23.

There have been six different teams winning the trophy with no team being dominant which from a betting perspective is great news and you can often find value in this league.

The Perth Scorchers with those wins in 2014 and 2015 added a third win in 2017, a fourth in 2022 and then a fifth a year later in 2023 making them the most successful team with five whilst the Sixer's win in 2021 added to their wins in 2012 & 2020 meaning they have won the tournament a total of three times.

SeasonChampionsMost RunsMost Wickets
2011–12 (BBL1)Sydney SixersTravis Birk (309)Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (15)
2012–13 (BBL2)Brisbane HeatShaun Marsh (412)Ben Laughlin (14)
2013–14 (BBL3)Perth ScorchersBen Dunk (395)Cameron Gannon (18)
2014–15 (BBL4)Perth ScorchersMichael Klinger (326)John Hastings (16)
2015–16 (BBL5)Sydney ThunderChris Lynn (378)Clint McKay (18)
2016–17 (BBL6)Perth ScorchersBen Dunk (364)Sean Abbott (20)
2017–18 (BBL7)Adelaide StrikersD'Arcy Short (572)Rashid Khan (18)
Dwayne Bravo (18)
2018–19 (BBL8)Melbourne RenegadesD'Arcy Short (637)Kane Richardson (24)
2019–20 (BBL9)Sydney SixersMarcus Stonis (705)Daniel Sams (30)
2020-21 (BBL10)Sydney SixersAlex Hales (543)Jhye Richardson (29)
2021-22 (BBL11)Perth ScorchersBenjamin McDermott (577)Peter Siddle (30)
2022-23 (BBL12)Perth ScorchersAaron Hardie (460)Sean Abbott (29)
2023-24 (BBL13)Brisbane HeatMatthew Short (541)Spencer Johnson (19)

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Big Bash League Team Records and Statistics

What is the highest team total in the BBL? The record was set on the 19th of January 2022 when the 273/2 by the Melbourne Stars smashed the previous record, Glenn Maxwell hit an incredible 154 not out from just 64 balls! That record broke the old record that was set on the 22nd January 2021, the old highest team total record was when the Sydney Thunder set a total of 232/5 in a match against their Sydney rivals, the Sixers which included 110 runs from 56 balls by Alex Hales.

The combined score of 459 runs set in that 2023 game between the Strikers and Hurricanes is the highest combined score.

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What is the lowest team total in the BBL? Whilst teams are proud to hold the highest scoring total, the same cannot be said about the lowest total! In total, there have been 40 innings where teams have failed to get into the triple digits and the team who holds the unwanted record of the lowest score is the Sydney Thunder. During the 2022-23 season, we saw not only the lowest total set but the lowest total in men's professional T20 cricket with the Sydney Thunder being bowled out for just 15 from only 35 balls!

In total, there have been eleven innings where a team failed to get eighty or more runs, four of those have come against the Stars and four came against the Sixers.

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What is the largest victory by runs? Eleven matches ended with victory to one team by over a hundred runs, the Sixers beating the Stars by 152 runs in 2021 is the largest victory, they set the Stars a target of 214 to win but bowled them out for only 61! The Sixers now hold the top two records, a 145-run win over the Renegades in 2020 being the other whilst three of the top four largest victories have come against the Renegades!

What is the largest victory by wickets? There have been four whitewashes and by that, we mean victory by ten wickets, there were two in 2019 with the Hurricanes chasing down 155 (19 balls to spare) and the Heat chasing down 157 (60 balls to spare), the third came in 2020 when the Strikers successfully chased down a 101 target set by the Heat with 55 balls to spare and the fourth on record came in 2022 when the Strikers successfully chased down 101 to beat the Heat with 55 balls to spare.

Big Bash League Batting Records and Statistics

Who is the all-time leading runs scorer in the BBL? Aussie Chris Lynn passed the 3,000 run mark during BBL12 to retain his lead at the top, he leads the way with 3,725 runs from 118 innings, which includes 16 not-outs, the highest score of 101 and a strike rate of 149.05! He has made a half-century a total of 30 times and has 304 fours and became the first man to pass 200 sixers during the 2023-24 and now has a total of 208 sixes to his name!

The closest batsman to him is Aaron Finch who has a total of 3,311 runs from 105 innings, his highest score was 111 not out, he has passed the ton mark twice and the half-century 26 times, his strike rate is 131.12 and he has hit 292 fours and 118 sixes.

Top Five Big Bash League Run Scorers

  • 3,725 Runs - Chris Lynn
  • 3,311 Runs - Aaron Finch
  • 2,954 Runs - Jonathan Wells
  • 2,950 Runs - D'Arcy Short
  • 2,916 Runs - Glenn Maxwell
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Who set the highest-scoring innings? Glenn Maxwell sits at the top of the pile with his 154 for the Stars against the Hurricanes, which came from 64 balls (240.62% SR) which included 22 fours and 4 sixes. Marcus Stoinis was the record holder until Maxwell beat him, Stoinis hit 147 not out in 2020 off 79 balls, a strike rate of 186.07% with 13 fours and 8 sixes. Josh Brown was the latest man to make the list and sits in third place thanks to his 140 in 2024, he hit that from just 57 balls, a strike rate of 245.61% which is the highest strike rate for all scores of over 100!

Top Five Big Bash League Six Scorers

  • 208 Sixes - Chris Lynn
  • 123 Sixes - Benjamin McDermott
  • 122 Sixes - Glenn Maxwell
  • 118 Sixes - Aaron Finch
  • 107 Sixes - Alex Hales

Big Bash League Bowling Records and Statistics

Who is the all-time leading wicket-taker in the BBL? The top ten bowlers in the BBL now all have 100+ wickets, Sean Abbott leads the way with 165 wickets from 117 innings, he has an economy of 8.38 and an average of 20.12. Andrew Tye (156), Kane Richardson (135), Ben Dwarshuis (134), Jason Behrendorff (123) and Adam Zampa (120) are the other bowlers who have taken 120+ wickets.

Top Five Big Bash League Wicket Takers

  • 165 Wickets - Sean Abbott
  • 156 Wickets - Andrew Tye
  • 135 Wickets - Kane Richardson
  • 134 Wickets - Benjamin Dwarshuis
  • 123 Wickets - Jason Behrendorff
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There have been three six-wicket hauls in the BBL in the past, in 2012, Lasith Malinga took six wickets from four overs for the Stars against the Scorchers in which he only gave up seven runs meaning he finished with incredible figures of 6/7. A feat also achieved in 2017 for Ish Sodhi when playing for the Strikers against the Thunder, from just 3.3 overs he took 6 wickets for 11 runs. The third player was Rashid Khan in 2022 when he took 6 wickets for 17 runs (4.25) against the Thunder.

Top Five Big Bash League Economic Bowlers (40+ Matches)

  • 6.41 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • 6.44 - Rashid Khan
  • 6.63 - Brad Hogg
  • 6.65 - Steve O'Keefe
  • 6.70 - Michael Beer

**The records and statistics used in this blog are sourced from espncricinfo.

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We take great pride in the information provided in our cricket betting previews and the Big Bash League Betting Preview & Statistics is no exception. James and Dan work seamlessly together to collate and present the data in this superb guide to this event

James Banting

Cricket Tips and Event Manager

As the manager of our cricket tipsters and event preview blogs, James keeps a keen and meticulous track of the stats and results, updating them promptly following every event. His role also entails prepping our resources for all cricket events throughout the calendar. James has amassed a treasure trove of expertise and acumen in cricket betting. Be it a question from the team or the members, James stands as the go-to cricket savant, readily fielding all inquiries with his insight.

- James Banting, Tipster competition assistant

Dan Tracey

OLBG Data Scientist

Dan's specialist area is data; and lots of it! Wherever we need numbers to create our unique deep dive articles, Dan is our go-to.

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