Big Bash League 2020 Odds and Predictions : The 10th edition of Big Bash League the premier Australian Twenty20 league is back again this season and is about to start even as the COVID-19 Pandemic threatens to rear its hind again in Australia. Teams have a lot of work with managing player schedules because of the international season, travel restrictions, and reworked squads that will test everyone.
As of now all the teams have played around 6-7 games in this season's BBL. The defending champions Sydney Sixers are leading the points table as of now. They are closely followed by Sydney Thunders. Around half of the league matches have already completed and the 2nd half of the league games are soon to begin. Each team still have around 7 games to play in this BBL season.
Here are the Latest Big Bash League 2020 Odds and Predictions
The latest Big Bash League Predictions show that the Melbourne Stars have higher chances of winning this season’s Big Bash. Current champions Sydney Sixers are not so far behind the Melbourne Stars.
The new season of Big Bash League begins on 10th December with Hurricanes taking on Sydney Sixers. The latest odds for Hobart Hurricanes winning the match stands at 2.02 and the odds for Sydney Sixers are placed at 1.71.
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New Rules Changes for the Big Bash 2020-2021 Season:
1. One additional overseas player in the playing eleven for each team.
2. Power Surge – Teams can opt for additional two overs of powerplay after the initial block of sex but only after ten overs have been bowled. Teams with power hitters in the middle of with set batsmen can opt to go harder at the end
3. Bash Boost – BBL matches carry for points, three for the win and one bash boost. This is awarded to the gram who has more runs at the halfway stage.
4. X factor player – The idea is to name a 12th and 13th player that can come in after the 10th over of the first inning. You can only replace a player that has not batted or bowled a maximum of one over. Maybe a selection mistake could be alerted but we don’t see this being used too often.
Big Bash League 2020 Odds Predictions : Teams
Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells and Alex Carey are likely to form that core of the batting lineup alongside Matt Renshaw. This is a pretty strong lineup and the experienced Cameron White is in there as well to provide solidity as needed.
The bowling will be headed by Rashid Khan who is coming off a brilliant season of the IPL. Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Daniel Worrall and Danny Briggs are all going to play a major role in the bowling lineup.
The power game of Chris Lynn, Tom Barton and Max Bryant is going to what everyone looks forward to. It is going to be good when it comes off but that kind of approach has not been enough to win Heat matched regularly in the past and we don’t think it is going to be this time either.
Marnus Labuschagne has another chance to show off his T20 skills, whenever he is available of course. And Jimmy Pierson will want to make an impact as well.
Mujeeb ur Rehman leads a dangerous bowling attack that also has Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee and Morne Mokel.
Darcy Short is a BBL legend and is going to lead the lineup in Wade’s absence but his heroics have not been enough in the past. He does have Dawid Malan, one of the world’s top-rated T20 batsmen at the moment to call upon. If Malan can show the kind of consistency in the BBL as he has at the international level, then the Hurricanes become a team to take very seriously.
Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb, and Ben McDermott add to a pretty decent middle-order.
The Hurricanes have sacrificed their bowling a bit to cover for their batting. The balance of the team seems a bit off but there is no doubt that this is a dangerous squad.
Finch and Marsh are nearer to the end of their careers than at the start. Both are former BBL greats but whether they still have it in them remains to be seen. Adding Rilee Rossouw to the side is a smart move because of the T20 experience he brings. He is great against the spinners and can smash centuries with ease on his day.
James Pattinson comes back after a successful stint with the Mumbai Indians and will have Imran Tahir to call upon as support as well. With Kane Richardson, Jack Prestwidge and Mohammad Nabi in the squad, the Melbourne Renegades should be able to bring together a decent lineup.
Bairstow and Pooran were very good in the IPL Pooran, in particular, has the great knock of being able tp start at full-throttle every time he walks out to bat. Him and Glenn Maxwell in the middle-order could recall pack a punch. Bairstow should open along with Stoinis.
Ben Duck, Nic Maddinson and Hilton Catwright add a lot of depth to what is one of the strongest batting lineups this season. The bowling is very strong as well. Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan and Nathan Coulter-Nile will all be a huge threat combined.
Jason Ray and Liam Livingstone are absolute T20 guns and will add some tremendous six-hitting ability to the playing eleven. Colin Munro is another superstar. Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, and Ashton Turner have a continuous supply of power.
The only weakness we can see is in the lack of a quality spin option. The Perth Scorchers look perfectly set to reclaim their BBL dominance.
The defending champions of the BBL are going to be coming this tournament with the almost exact same squad. The conditions favored them in the previous season and some players like Tom Curran had an exceptional year. Carlos Brathwaite is not very consistent with the bat and his bowling is going to be cannon fodder on these Australian pitches. With players like Hayden Kerr, Jack Edwards, Lloyd Pope, and Jordan Silk, the Sydney Sixers have some very promising players.
Shane Watson is no longer going to be a part of the side. The batting is going to depend a lot on Usman Khwaja, who is not a part of the Australian set-up, and Alex Hales. Sam Billings, Alex Ross and Jason Sangha are the other major batsmen in the squad. Cutting is also a very good lower-order hitter that had a very successful season last time around. His presence gives Sydney Thunder some muscle down the order.