The new cricket Big Bash League in Australia is nearly here and all eyes are on the reigning champions Melbourne Renegades as they look to hold onto their first ever BBL title.
The eight teams competing for this season’s Big Bash League championship will be looking to hit big, smash plenty of boundaries and knock the ball out of the park. The fast paced, high scoring format of the game has a huge $450,000 prize for the winners and with attendances growing year on year, the BBL has never been as popular.
The 2019/2020 big bash gets underway on the 17th of December and looks set to be another epic T20 tournament. For us this is the second best tournament of the year behind the IPL, obviously. This year sees the 8 team compete for a place in the final on the 8th of February 2020. Between now and there there’s a total of 61 matches to look forward to.
We’ve got the 2019/20 KFC BBL completely covered. We will analyse each team and provide the most important stats.
There are a huge number of betting markets available on the Australian Big Bash League and we will endeavour to point you in the right direction.
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Team by Team Stats and Previews
Previous Tournament Stats
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Big Bash Tournament Betting Tips
Here you will find our tips for the tournament markets, for individual matches please see our daily cricket betting tips.
Betway India have a few tournament length bets that we like the odds on. If you are looking for standard tournament bets then scroll down for those tips.
Tip 1 – Any batsman to score over 112.5 runs in an innings 5/6 – Betway Sports ₹2,500 bonus
This is a bet based on the trending stats for the tournament. This score was first broken by Wright in the 2012 Big Bash and stood as the tournament top score until Short hit 122 in Brisbane in January 2018.
What is worth noting is that the top tournament score has been over 112.5 for the last 3 years events. This shows a trend for higher scores from specialist batsman and we are happy to back this at 5/6 odds based on the trend.
Standard Tournament Tips
Tip 1 – Perth Scorchers to finish bottom 6/1 – 10 22 Bet 122% India Bonus
There’s a whole range of odds on who will finish on the bottom the group and Perth Scorchers at 6/1 caught our eye.
They have lost a larger number of players than other teams meaning they look a little vulnerable in the quality of the depth of the squad. We’ve also recently seen Tye and Behrendoff ruled out through injury. This has left them without 2 pace bowlers in their attack.
At 6/1 this seems an excellent value bet to have for the 2020 Big Bash.
Tip 2 – D’Arcy Short to be the top Hobart Hurricanes Batsman 5/6
The 5/6 odds on this seems very generous for a play who is 11/2 with Betway to be the top batsman in the whole tournament (If you want to back that you can see the latest Betway bonus here).
For a player with some Big Bash records he looks set to have another fantastic torment. His usual opening partner, Matthew Wade, is missing for the first 3 weeks so its down to Short to show he’s the main man.
Here’s how the top team batsman betting market looks currently for the Hurricanes –
- D’Arcy Short 5/6
- DJM Short 11/10
- Ben McDermott 10/3
- George Bailey 8/1
- Matthew Wade 16/1
Odds taken from 10Cric, correct at the time of writing. In India 10Cric is our recommend cricket betting site.
Tip 3 – Rashid Khan to be the top Adelaide Strikers bowler 6/4
This is an excellent bet for one of the Big Bash’s best bowlers. At just 21 years old he has really made a name for himself in T20 cricket.
His average per innings reads as follows from 45 innings
- 6.15 Economy
- 1.86 wickets
- Average 12.5
- S/R 12.2
Here’s the man himself in from last years BBL
That ends our top 3 betting tips for the 9th Big Bash League. We cannot wait for the action to get started on the 17th of December!
Best BBL betting markets
Cricket betting lends itself perfectly to the under/overs markets. An under/over market is where the bookmaker will decide on a number and the betting customer places a bet if they predict more or less than the amount given by the bookie.
As an example the bookmaker may offer 4.5 runs to be scored by Brisbane Heat in their first over. The customer places a bet over or under this amount. The reason the amount is 4.5 is because it is impossible to score half a run in cricket and therefore the finishing bet will be absolute and final.
There are many markets on the number of runs scored in various overs, how many overs it will take for the fall of the first, second, third wicket and so on.
There are individual player markets and how many runs they will score or how many wickets a bowler will take.
Customers will find pre match markets on who will win the bat flip and which team will win, not only a particular match but also the whole tournament.
Betway has some exciting outright markets on for the Big Bash and they’re well worth having a look at.
In play betting?
In play is a great way to place bets. As the action is unfolding, customers can get a real feel for how the match is going.
Betway has some fantastic in-play markets and their updated stats and data allow value to be found on some exciting markets.
BBL Team Stats & Betting
Current odds 6/1
Jason Gillespie leads the strikers with Travis Head as his captain.
In last season’s BBL the Strikers failed to shine and finished a lowly 7th, which Gillespie knows isn’t good enough. Nevertheless with a squad sprinkled with international players the great start they had last time out needs to be rekindled and they are more than capable of doing better this time round.
Team captain and international batsmen Travis Head is always dangerous at the crease. The left hander is more often than not in devastating form and has the ability to quickly build the score. He is often in great form and is Adelaide’s all time top score in the BBL.
Afghanistan’s captain Rashid Khan, will always cause problems for batsmen. The leg spinner has plenty of bowling experience gained from the IPL, CPL and now the Big Bash. Adelaide will look to Khan to build on their attack.
Current odds 9/2
Brisbane Heat will no doubt want to forget last season’s BBL. 7 victories as well as 7 losses meant a below mid table finish and Heat will know they can do much better this time around. Coach Ashley Noffke will want to enforce consistency and with captain Chris Lynn committing himself to the T20 cricket they will be thinking they can achieve more.
Heat will look to Chris Lynn to continue smashing the ball out of the ground. The right handed batsman will lead from the front.
Aussie fast bowler James Pattinson has racked up some incredible BIg Bash stats already. 23 wickets in 19 matches, Pattinson puts the fear in any batter. He is certainly one bowler to watch this time round.
Current odds 11/2
The Hurricanes were in outstanding form last season and finished top, only to lose out in the semi finals. Coach Adam Griffith has a fantastic squad and with Aussie wicket keeper Matthew Wade as his captain, the Hurricanes will certainly be looking to improve on last season.
D’Arcy Short forced his way back into the Australia T20 side after some impressive knocks. His average is approaching 47 in 34 matches which is solid.
James Faulkner will want to improve on last season however he is more than capable. Faulkner can prove to be an attacking threat for the Hurricanes.
Current odds 11/2
Current Big Bash champions the Melbourne Renegades will be looking to retain their title this season. When they needed their big players to step up they did and captain Aaron Finch will once again be looking for the same attitude.
Dan Christian is a great all rounder, proving a massive success with both bat and ball. Christian put in some amazing performances to help the Renegades clinch last season’s title.
Highly rated English bowler Richard Gleeson has been drafted in to add some pace and consistency to the Renegades attack.
Current odds 5/1
Melbourne Stars had a fantastic season last time out and they managed to qualify through the group stage of the competition and run out eventual losers after a horror collapse. Consistency is all too important which Glenn Maxwell will be keen to improve on.
Travis Dean is the definition of consistency. A beautiful stroke coupled picking out the right shot at the right time. It’s little wonder he is rumoured to join the test team.
A newcomer to the BBL Englishman Pat Brown has steadily been building a reputation as a solid pace bowler, something the stars will have been keen to add after the departure of Dale Steyn.
Current odds 13/2
Captain Mitchell Marsh looks like he might have a fight on his hands after many top scorchers players left. The big bash’s most successful side will really have their work cut out this time round.
Englishman Liam Livingstone has been added for this coming season. The all rounder has bags of experience having played in the IPL and Pakistan Super League. Livingstone has a fantastic reputation as a big hitter and is a great addition to the Scorchers squad.
The Scorchers have been hit with several injuries to their squad. They will be hoping fast bowler Andrew Tye can recover quickly from his elbow injury.
Current odds 8/1
Steve Smith returns for the Sixers after an eventful time. The sixers look like they have kept most of their squad in tact. Greg Shipped will want to improve on last season’s semi final appearance and they are more than capable of doing so.
Opener Daniel Hughes is very capable of building a good score and quickly. The left hander has bags of experience and has racked up an average of over 31 playing T20 cricket.
Nathan Lyon has become one of the biggest names in Australian cricket. The offspinner has been in sensational form for his country over recent seasons. Lyon has plenty of experience and 49 wickets in 40 T20 matches is a great return.
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Current odds 9/1
A somewhat of a mixed bag for the Thunder. There have been comings and goings to their squad including the likes of Alex Hales and Chris Morris. Only time will tell if coach Shane Bond has the right mix of players.
Usman Khawaja is as steady as they come. The top order batsman has racked up an average of nearly 32 in 66 T20 matches.
Pat Cummins has been in blistering form for Australia and his T20 stats are equally impressive. If Cummins can stay injury free, The Thunder will rely on him heavily to bring the all important attack. 92 wickets in 77 T20 matches shows he is more than capable.