Big Bash League Finals

The 2023-24 Big Bash Final took place at the SCG and saw the Brisbane Heat beat the Sydney Sixers by 54 runs for their 2nd title. 

The Big Bash League runs over the summer each season down under and comes to a thrilling conclusion with the BBL Finals in late January or early February.BIG Bash Finals

After a host of Big Bash games are played by the eight teams in the domestic Twenty20 competition during the group stage, the Big Bash League finals feature a total of four games for the play-offs including the BBL Grand Final as of the 2023-24 season. 

Where the BBL teams finish on the Big Bash Ladder at the end of these opening group rounds determines whether they press onto a finals bid that season during the Playoffs Phase. Teams are awarded two points for a win and the squad with the most points sits top of the table moving onto the finals with the other three highest-ranked teams.

The four teams last in the cricket standings at this point are knocked out of the competition. The highest-ranked team playing in the Big Bash League Final has the home ground advantage.

Big Bash betting is open months in advance on exactly which teams will make it to the BBL semi-finals and which club will come up trumps and take out the championship title.



BBL|13: Big Bash Playoffs Dates & Results

2023-24 BBL|13: THE FINAL – BRISBANE HEAT 8/166 (20 overs) BEAT THE SYDNEY SIXERS 112 (17.3 overs) BY 54 RUNS

  • Date: Wednesday January 24, 2024
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: SCG, Sydney
  • Teams: Sydney Sixers (Winner of The Qualifier) vs Brisbane Heat (Winner of The Challenger)
  • Home Team: Sydney Sixers 
  • Big Bash Champions: Brisbane Heat
  • Runners-Up: Sydney Sixers
  • Result: Brisbane Heat won by 54 runs
  • Score: Brisbane Heat 8/166 (20 overs) – 112 (17.3 overs) Sydney Sixers
  • Player of the Match: Spencer Johnson (Brisbane Heat)

2023-24 BBL|13: THE QUALIFIER RESULTS – BRISBANE HEAT 113 (17.5 overs) lost to the SYDNEY SIXERS 152/8 (20 overs)

  • Date: Friday January 19, 2024
  • Time: 7:40pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Heritage Bank Stadium, Carrara
  • Teams: Brisbane Heat (First Ranked Team) v Sydney Sixers (Second Ranked Team)
  • Home Team: Brisbane Heat
  • Winner: Sydney Sixers
  • Result: Sydney Sixers won by 39 runs
  • Score: Brisbane Heat 113 (17.5 overs) – 152/8 (20 overs) Sydney Sixers
  • Player of the Match: Ben Dwarshuis (Sydney Sixers)

2023-24 BBL|13: THE KNOCKOUT RESULTS – PERTH SCORCHERS 105 (16.2 overs) lost to ADELAIDE STRIKERS 7/155 (20 overs)

  • Date: Saturday January 20, 2024
  • Time: 7:40pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Teams: Perth Scorchers (Third Ranked Team) v Adelaide Strikers (Fourth Ranked Team)
  • Home Team: Perth Scorchers
  • Winner: Adelaide Strikers
  • Result: Adelaide Strikers won by 50 runs
  • Score: Perth Scorchers 105 (16.2 overs) – 7/155 (20 overs) Adelaide Strikers
  • Player of the Match: Lloyd Pope (Adelaide Strikers)

2023-24 BBL|13: THE CHALLENGER RESULTS – BRISBANE HEAT 7/214 (20 overs) defeated the ADELAIDE STRIKERS 160 (19.5 overs)

  • Date: Monday January 22, 2024
  • Time: 7:40pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Carrara Stadium, Carrara
  • Teams: Adelaide Strikers (Winner of The Knockout) v Brisbane Heat (Loser of The Qualifier)
  • Home Team: Brisbane Heat
  • Winners: Brisbane Heat 
  • Result: Brisbane Heat won by 54 runs
  • Score: Brisbane Heat 7/214 (20 overs) – 160 (19.5 overs) Adelaide Strikers
  • Player of the Match: Josh Brown (Brisbane Heat)

Big Bash League Finals System

The BBL Finals were previously known as the Knockout Phase of the season and featured the Big Bash Semi-Finals and the Big Bash Final.

From the 2019-20 Big Bash Season on, the final system is now known as the BBL Playoffs. From the 2023-24 season onwards the Playoffs feature a reduced four games in total that conclude with the tournament decider.

For the 2023-24 BBL season the finals series were reduced from five to four matches

The four Playoff Big Bash Finals matches ahead of the BBL Grand Final are known as: The Qualifier, The Knockout and The Challenger.

Big Bash Playoffs

  • The Qualifier: First Placed Team vs Second Placed Team – Winner Straight to Spot in Final 
  • The Knockout: Third Placed Team vs Fourth Placed Team 
  • The Challenger: Winner of The Knockout vs Loser of the Qualifier 

The BBL Playoffs now feature four games played between the top four teams on the ladder having been revamped ahead of the 2023-24 Big Bash season. 

Big Bash Final

  • The Final: Winner of The Qualifier vs Winner of The Challenger 

Big Bash League Finals Results

Big Bash League Finals betting at Ladbrokes

The Perth Scorchers with five Big Bash League Final wins are one of the most successful BBL team in the competition. Photo Credit: Ray Strange.

The most successful of the Big Bash teams to date is the Perth Scorchers who enjoyed their record extending fifth title in the 2022-23 Big Bash Final. 

Of the six teams to win a BBL competition, the Scorchers are the most successful winning back-to-back T20 Big Bash finals in 2013-14, 2014-15 and taking it out again in 2016-17 and 2021-22. Their home ground – WACA Ground – has hosted the Big Bash Final four times, which is more than any other cricket venue. Their 2021-22 Big Bash title win took place at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne due to COVID restrictions in Western Australia. Their fifth title victory in BBL|12 took place at Perth Stadium in 2023. 

The Sydney Sixers are the second most successful team behind the Scorchers with three Championship wins. They defeated Perth in the 2020-21 decider before going down by 79 runs to finish runners-up to the Scorchers in the 2021-22 final the following season. The Sixers also hosted the BBL|13 Final but lost to the Brisbane Heat. 

Big Bash Finals draw record crowds and there is the incentive of extra prize money allocated by Cricket Australia for those BBL teams to make it to the semis. The BBL Champions also are awarded $450,000 in prize money for the season.

Big Bash Finals: League Champions

Season Final Winner Result Runner-Up Final Host Final Venue
2011–12 Sydney Sixers Sixers won by 7 wickets Perth Scorchers Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2012–13 Brisbane Heat Heat won by 34 runs Perth Scorchers Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2013–14 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 39 runs Hobart Hurricanes Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2014–15 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 4 wickets Sydney Sixers Neutral Venue Manuka Oval
2015–16 Sydney Thunder Thunder won by 3 wickets Melbourne Stars Melbourne Stars Melbourne Cricket Ground
2016–17 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by  9 wickets Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers WACA Ground
2017–18 Adelaide Strikers Strikers won by 25 runs Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval
2018-19 Melbourne Renegades Renegades won by 13 runs Melbourne Stars Melbourne Renegades Docklands Stadium
2019-20 Sydney Sixers Sixers won by 19 runs Melbourne Stars Sydney Sixers Sydney Cricket Ground
2020-21 Sydney Sixers Sixers won by 27 runs Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers Sydney Cricket Ground
2021-22 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 79 runs Sydney Sixers Perth Scorchers Marvel Stadium**
2022-23 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 5 wickets Brisbane Heat Perth Scorchers Perth Stadium
2023-24 Brisbane Heat Heat by 54 runs Sydney Sixers Sydney Sixers Sydney Cricket Ground

**Marvel Stadium, Melbourne was host to the 2021-22 Big Bash Final due to COVID restrictions in WA.