Big Bash League Finals

The 2022/23 Big Bash Final saw the Perth Scorchers win their fifth BBL title against the Brisbane Heat by 5 wickets.

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. 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 five games for the play-offs including the BBL Grand Final.

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 five 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|12: Big Bash Playoffs Dates & Results

2022/23 Big Bash The Final Result

Perth Scorchers 5/178 (19.2 overs) defeated the Brisbane Heat 7/175 (20 overs) by 5 wickets



  • Big Bash Champions: Perth Scorchers (5th title)
  • Runners-Up: Brisbane Heat
  • Result: Perth Scorchers by 5 wickets
  • Score: Scorchers 5/178 (19.2) v 7/175 (20.0) Heat
  • Player of the Match: Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)
  • Date: Saturday February 4, 2023
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth 
  • Teams: Perth Scorchers (Winner of The Qualifier) vs Brisbane Heat (Winner of The Challenger) 
  • Home Team: Perth Scorchers

The Eliminator Result: Brisbane Heat 5/203 (20 overs) defeated Sydney Thunder 1/52 (6.5 overs)

  • Result: Brisbane Heat win by 8 runs (DLS Method)
  • Score: Sydney Thunder 1/52 (6.5) vs 5/203 (20.0) Brisbane Heat
  • Player of the Match: Usman Khawaja (Brisbane Heat)
  • Date: Friday January 27, 2023
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
  • Teams: Sydney Thunder (2nd Placed Team) vs Brisbane Heat (4th Placed Team) 
  • Home Team: Sydney Thunder

The Qualifier Result: Perth Scorchers 3/154 (18.3 overs) defeated Sydney Sixers 8/151 (20 overs)

  • Result: Perth Scorchers won by 7 wickets
  • Score: Perth Scorchers 3/154 (18.3) vs 8/151 (20) Sydney Sixers
  • Player of the Match: Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)
  • Date: Saturday January 28, 2023
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth 
  • Teams: Perth Scorchers (1st Placed Team) vs Sydney Sixers (2nd Placed Team)
  • Home Team: Perth Scorchers 

The Knockout Result: Melbourne Renegades 5/162 (20 overs) lost to Brisbane Heat 3/164 (18.5 overs)

  • Result: Brisbane Heat won by 7 wickets
  • Score: Melbourne Renegades 5/162 (20) vs 3/164 (18.5) Brisbane Heat 
  • Player of the Match: Xavier Bartlett (Brisbane Heat)
  • Date: Sunday January 29, 2023
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Marvel Stadium, Docklands 
  • Teams: Melbourne Renegades (3rd Placed Team) vs TBD (Winner of The Eliminator) 
  • Home Team: Melbourne Renegades

The Challenger Results: Sydney Sixers 9/116 (20 overs) lost to Brisbane Heat 6/117 (18.2 overs)

  • Result: Brisbane Heat won by 4 wickets
  • Score: Sydney Sixers 9/116 (20.0) vs 6/117 (18.2) Brisbane Heat
  • Player of the Match: Michael Neser
  • Date: Thursday February 2nd, 2023
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: SCG, Sydney
  • Teams: Sydney Sixers (Loser of The Qualifier) vs Brisbane Heat (Winner of The Knockout) 
  • Home Team: Sydney Sixers

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 featuring five games that conclude with the tournament decider.

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

Big Bash Playoffs

  • The Eliminator: Fourth Placed Team vs Fifth Placed Team
  • The Qualifier: First Placed Team vs Second Placed Team
  • The Knockout: Third Placed Team vs Winner of The Eliminator 
  • The Challenger: Loser of The Qualifier vs Winner of The Knockout 

The BBL Playoffs now feature four games played between the top four teams on the ladder having been revamped ahead of the 2019/20 Big Bash season to give the two teams that finished first and second in the competition the chance to still take part in the final even if they should lose their opening Playoff match.

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. 

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

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