Big Bash League Finals 2021/22

The 2021/22 Big Bash Final saw the Perth Scorchers defeat the Sydney Sixers by 79 runs to record their record fourth title over last season’s champions 

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.

 

BBL11: Big Bash Playoffs Dates & Results

2021/22 Big Bash Final: Perth Scorchers defeated the Sydney Sixers by 79 runs

  • Big Bash Champions: Perth Scorchers (4th title)
  • Runners-Up: Sydney Sixers
  • Result: PERTH SCORCHERS defeated the SYDNEY SIXERS by 79 runs 
  • Score: Scorchers 6-171 (20.0) – 92 (16.2) Sixers
  • Player of the Match: Laurie Evans (Perth Scorchers)
  • Date: Friday January 28, 2022
  • Time: 7:40pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Marvel Stadium, Docklands
  • Teams: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers
  • Home Team: Perth Scorchers (Winner of Qualifier)
 
The BBL11 Final took place on Friday the 28th of January, 2022 between the same two teams that contested the previous season’s decider – Perth Scorchers “hosting” the Sydney Sixers at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne due to COVID restrictions in WA. 
 
The Scorchers defeated the Sixers by 79 runs to post their record 4th title. 

Eliminator: Adelaide Strikers defeated Hobart Hurricanes by 22 runs

  • Result: ADELAIDE STRIKERS defeated HOBART HURRICANES by 22 runs
  • Score: Strikers 6-188 (20.0) – Hurricanes 166 (19.4)
  • Player of the Match: Matthew Short (Adelaide Strikers)
  • Date: Friday January 21, 2022
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: MCG
  • Teams: Adelaide Strikers (4th) vs Hobart Hurricanes (5th)
  • Home Team: Adelaide Strikers


The Qualifier: Perth Scorchers defeated the Sydney Sixers by 48 runs

  • Result: PERTH SCORCHERS defeated SYDNEY SIXERS by 48 runs
  • Score: Scorchers 3-189 (20.0) Sixers 141 (19.1)
  • Player of the Match: Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers)
  • Date: Saturday January 22, 2022
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: Marvel Stadium, Docklands
  • Teams: Perth Scorchers (1st) vs  Sydney Sixers (2nd)
  • Home Team: Perth Scorchers


The Knockout: Sydney Thunder lost to Adelaide Strikers by 6 runs

  • Result: ADELAIDE STRIKERS defeated the SYDNEY THUNDER by 6 runs
  • Score: Strikers 6-184 (20.0) – Thunder 6-178 (20.0)
  • Player of the Match:  Ian Cockbain (Adelaide Strikers)
  • Date: Sunday January 23, 2022
  • Time: 7:15pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: MCG
  • Teams: 3rd vs TBC
  • Home Team: Sydney Thunder


The Challenger: Sydney Sixers defeated the Adelaide Strikers by 4 wickets

  • Result: SYDNEY SIXERS defeated the ADELAIDE STRIKERS by 4 wickets
  • Score: Sixers 6-170 (20.0) – Strikers 4-167 (20.0)
  • Player of the Match:  Hayden Kerr (Sydney Sixers)
  • Date: Wednesday January 26, 2022
  • Time: 7:25pm (AEDT)
  • Venue: SCG, Sydney
  • Teams: Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers
  • Home Team: Sydney Sixers (Loser of the Qualifier)
 

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 four 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 fourth title in the 2021-22 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. 

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 seaeson. 

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**

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