- Betting Sites
It’s big, brash and extremely popular with UK and Aussie cricket fans alike. This is your guide to the best Big Bash League betting sites and it really does make for essential reading.
We’ve got info on how to get the best Big Bash odds, where to access live BBL streaming and our unrivalled expert betting advice will help you find winners!
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We found it hard to separate the bookies that make our Top 7 list. However, due to the fact that they have the best Big Bash odds, William Hill is recommended as the number one destination for betting on the Big Bash League. As you will see later on when we show you how to find the best BBL odds, William Hill were by far and away the best bookmaker in terms of pricing.
You will also be able to use William Hill’s Odds Boosts to pump up the price too, ensuring you’ll be very handsomely rewarded if you manage to back the Big Bash League winner. Live betting is available for every BBL match on desktop and mobile and there is an excellent selection of outright and pre-match markets available. If you are looking for a bookie to bet on the BBL, William Hill should be on the top of your list.
If you are going to bet on the BBL then picking the correct market could make the difference between a profit and a loss. As you will see in the Big Bash table of bet types vs risk below, we have cherry-picked just some of the available Big Bash League betting markets that will be available for each and every match.
We only look at five different markets in our table but you’ll have a much wider selection with most of the bookies that make our top 7 BBL bookies list. Additionally, you should combine the info below with the expert BBL betting advice further down if you really want to give yourself a fighting chance of landing some nice Big Bash League winners.
|Wager Type||Risk||Recommended for|
|Big Bash Outright Winner||4||Beginner/Novice|
|Man Of The Match||4||Expert|
|Method Of First Wicket||4||Advanced|
(*risk can be managed, not volatility)
Any punter that is serious about making money from betting on the Big Bash League should know that the best way to ensure maximum returns from winning wagers is to find the best odds. As you will see in the odds table* for the Big Bash 2020 outright market, odds can be very different depending on the opinions of each bookmaker’s team of traders.
|Sydney Sixers||7/2 (4.50)||4/1 (5.00)||5/1 (6.00)|
|Adelaide Strikers||5/1 (6.00)||5/1 (6.00)||5/1 (6.00)|
|Melbourne Stars||10/3 (4.33)||15/4 (4.75)||9/2 (5.50)|
|Perth Scorchers||6/1 (7.00)||13/2 (7.50)||11/2 (6.50)|
|Brisbane Heat||6/1 (7.00)||6/1 (7.00)||13/2 (7.50)|
|Hobart Hurricanes||7/1 (8.00)||7/1 (8.00)||7/1 (8.00)|
|Sydney Thunder||10/1 (11.00)||9/1 (10.00)||8/1 (9.00)|
|Melbourne Renegades||9/1 (10.00)||12/1 (13.00)||7/1 (8.00)|
|* Odds Table For Display Purposes Only (correct at time of writing)|
So, for example, say you strongly fancied the favourites the Sydney Sixers to win the Big Bash 2020. If you went to back them at Paddy Power you would get 7/2 (4.50). That might seem ok at the time, but you could back them at 4/1 (5.00) at bet365 and with William Hill they are a standout price of 5/1 (6.00) That is a massive difference (43%) in comparison to Paddy Power with a £10 win wager returning £15 more if you backed them with William Hill.
On the other hand, if you were planning on backing the Melbourne Renegades with William Hill you would only get odds of 7/1 (8.00). If you shopped around you would soon discover that they were 12/1 (13.00) with bet365! That is not far off double the odds and illustrates exactly why taking the time to shop around for the best Big Bash odds is so important.
If you are looking for a betting site that facilitates live streaming of the Big Bash League, your search is over. UK customers can stream every single BBL match live if they sign up with bet365. All you need is to either have a positive account balance OR that you have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours. If you tick either of those boxes you’ll be able to access a high-quality Big Bash League live stream. If you are wondering about the availability of streaming for other sports and events, check out our official guide to live streaming on betting sites.
As far as we could see, no other UK bookmakers were planning on offering live BBL streaming next season. However, that situation could change closer to the start of the Big Bash League and if it does, we will keep you posted.
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The Big Bash League is a Twenty20 cricket tournament contested by a total of 8 franchises based around Australia (find out more about who has won the most titles in our Big Bash League history section). It is a double round-robin style event with each team playing twice in the regular season, a total of 56 matches. Things get a bit more tricky in the latter stages of the tournament, just like in the IPL (more on this in our IPL betting spotlight).
First up is ‘The Eliminator’ which is played between the 4th and 5th placed teams in the Big Bash table. Next ‘The Qualifier’ is played between the top two teams and the winner of that goes straight to The Final. The ‘Knock Out’ sees the winner of The Eliminator play the 3rd placed team. The loser winner of that match takes on the loser of the Qualifier in ‘The Challenger’ with the winner of that playing in ‘The Final’ against the winner of ‘The Qualifier’
|2019/20||Sydney Sixers||19 Runs|
|2018/19||Melbourne Renegades||13 Runs|
|2017/18||Adelaide Strikers||25 Runs|
|2016/17||Perth Scorchers||9 Wickets|
|2015/16||Sydney Thunder||3 Wickets|
|2014/15||Perth Scorchers||4 Wickets|
|2013/14||Perth Scorchers||39 Runs|
|2012/13||Brisbane Heat||34 Runs|
|2011/12||Sydney Sixers||7 Wickets|
|💡 Fun BBL Fact! The Melbourne Renegades hold the record for the lowest total scored in a match in the Big Bash League with a pitiful 57 against their local rivals the Melbourne Stars in a match in 2015.|
The Big Bash League was created and launched in 2011. It replaced the six state KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, with the states being replaced by eight city-based franchises. KFC continued with their sponsorship after the new and improved Big Bash League was launched and it is played in the Australian summer months of December, January and February. The easiest and most reliable way to keep up with the latest updates is to head to the official website of BBL.
The first-ever winners of the Big Bash League in 2011/12 were the Sydney Sixers. As you can see in our previous BBL winners section, they beat The Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets in the final. The Scorchers bounced back from that devastating defeat though and they are the most successful team in BBL history with a total of three wins. Only two teams have so far failed to lift the Big Bash League trophy, the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Renegades.