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The Women’s Big Bash League is an Australian women’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition which features eight city-based franchises, which are branded identically to the men’s Big Bash League. The WBBL first edition came in 2015-16 which replaced the Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup which was earlier played from 2007-8 to 2014-15.

The teams consist of current and former Australian Women’s cricketer and each team have up to three overseas marquee players. Till now five seasons have completed successfully out of which Sydney Sixer and Brisbane Heat have won two titles each and Sydney Thunder has won the first which was the inaugural season. 

Teams

The eight teams are each state’s capital city, which features at least once whereas Sydney and Melbourne featured two teams. 

Team Location Home ground Coach Captain Titles won
Adelaide Strikers North Adelaide, South Australia Karen Rolton Oval Luke Williams Suzie Bates 0
Brisbane Heat Albion, Queensland Allan Border Field Ashley Noffke Jess Jonassen 2
Hobart Hurricanes Bellerive, Tasmania Blundstone Arena Salliann Briggs Corinne Hall 0
Melbourne Renegades St Kilda, Victoria CitiPower Centre Lachlan Stevens Amy Satterthwaite 0
Melbourne Stars St Kilda, Victoria CitiPower Centre Trent Woodhill Meg Lanning 0
Perth Scorchers East Perth, Western Australia Lilac Hill Park Shelley Nitschke Sophie Devine 0
Sydney Sixers Moore Park, New South Wales North Sydney Oval Ben Sawyer Ellyse Perry 2
Sydney Thunder Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales Blacktown ISP Oval Trevor Griffin Rachael Haynes 1

WBBL All-time stats

All-time stats Batting record holder of the Women’s Big Bash League.

All-time stats
Batting
Criteria Player
Most runs  Ellyse Perry (SYS) – 2,612
Highest score Ashleigh Gardner (SYS) – 114 (52)
Highest partnership Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry (SYS) – 199*
Most sixes Sophie Devine (ADS) – 88

All-time stats Bowling record holder of the Women’s Big Bash League.

All-time stats
Bowling
Most wickets Molly Strano (MLR) – 96
Best bowling figures Molly Strano (MLR) – 5/15

All-time stats Fielding record holder of the Women’s Big Bash League.

All-time stats
Fielding
Most dismissals (WK) Alyssa Healy (SYS) – 69 (40 catches, 29 stumpings)
Most catches (Fielding) Erin Burns (HBH, SYS) – 39

All-time Team stats of the Women’s Big Bash League.

All-time stats
Teams
Most wins Sydney Sixers – 50
Most losses Hobart Hurricanes – 47
Highest score Sydney Sixers – 4/242 (20 overs) vs Melbourne Stars (9 December 2017)
Lowest score Hobart Hurricanes – 66 (14.1 overs) vs Sydney Sixers (25 January 2017)
Brisbane Heat – 66 (16.1 overs) vs Melbourne Renegades (23 December 2017)
Highest successful chase Melbourne Renegades – 4/185 (19 overs) vs Brisbane Heat (27 November 2019)
Lowest successful defense Sydney Thunder – 9/104 (20 overs) vs Melbourne Stars (17 January 2016)
Biggest winning margin Batting first: Sydney Sixers – 103 runs vs Hobart Hurricanes (25 January 2017)
Brisbane Heat – 68 balls remaining vs Melbourne Stars (10 January 2019)
Longest winning streak Sydney Sixers – 9 matches
Longest losing streak Hobart Hurricanes – 10 matches
Longest head-to-head winning streak Sydney Sixers – 11 matches vs Hobart Hurricanes

Each WBBL season

WBBL 2015-16

It was the inaugural season of the Women’s Big Bash League. In this season, Sydney Thunder was at the 1st position in the WBBL point table and went on to win the WBBL title after defeating Sydney Sixers by 3 wickets in the final. The Melbourne Renegades were at the bottom of the points table. 

WBBL 2016-17

In the second season of the Women’s Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers was at the 1st position in the WBBL point table and went on to win the WBBL title by defeating Perth Scorchers Sixers by 7 runs in the final. The Adelaide Strikers were at the bottom of the points table. 

WBBL 2017-18

In the third season of the Women’s Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers was again at the 1st position in the WBBL point table and went on to win the WBBL title for the second time by defeating Perth Scorchers by 9 wickets in the final. The Hobart Hurricanes were at the bottom of the points table. 

WBBL 2018-19

In the fourth season of the Women’s Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers again topped the WBBL point table for the third time in a row but this time Brisbane Heat went on to win the WBBL title for the first time by defeating Sydney Sixers by 9 wickets in the final. The Hobart Hurricanes were at the bottom of the points table. 

WBBL 2019-20

In the fifth season of the Women’s Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat was at the 1st position in the WBBL point table and went on to win the WBBL title for the second time in a row by defeating Adelaide Strikers by 6 wickets in the final. The Melbourne Stars were at the bottom of the points table. 

Team Performance
Team 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
Adelaide Strikers 7th 8th 4th (SF) 6th 2nd (RU)
Brisbane Heat 6th 3rd (SF) 5th 3rd (C) 1st (C)
Hobart Hurricanes 2nd (SF) 4th (SF) 8th 8th 7th
Melbourne Renegades 8th 7th 6th 4th (SF) 4th (SF)
Melbourne Stars 5th 5th 7th 7th 8th
Perth Scorchers 4th (SF) 2nd (RU) 3rd (RU) 5th 3rd (SF)
Sydney Sixers 3rd (RU) 1st (C) 1st (C) 1st (RU) 5th
Sydney Thunder 1st (C) 6th 2nd (SF) 2nd (SF) 6th

*C = Champion; RU = Runner-up; SF = Semifinalist; 1st = Position after Regular Season

Season Top Performer
Season Champions Most runs Most wickets Player of the Tournament

Young Gun award

2015–16 Sydney Thunder Meg Lanning (MLS) – 560 Rene Farrell (SYT) – 26 Meg Lanning (MLS) Lauren Cheatle (SYT)
2016–17 Sydney Sixers Meg Lanning (MLS) – 503 Sarah Aley (SYS) – 28 Beth Mooney (BRH)

Ashleigh Gardner (SYS)

2017–18 Sydney Sixers Ellyse Perry (SYS) – 552 Aley (SYS), Brunt (PRS) – 23 Amy Satterthwaite (MLR) Sophie Molineux (MLR)
2018–19 Brisbane Heat Ellyse Perry (SYS) – 777 Graham (PRS), Kimmince (BRH) – 22 Ellyse Perry (SYS)

Georgia Wareham (MLR)

2019–20 Brisbane Heat Sophie Devine (ADS) – 769 Molly Strano (MLR) – 24 Sophie Devine (ADS)

Hannah Darlington (SYT)

WBBL 2020-21

The sixth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League will kick start from 25 October to 29 November 2020. This time the whole tournament will be played in Sydney due to the restriction on state border amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

WBBL 2020-21 Edition
Team Captain Coach Australian representatives Overseas players
Adelaide Strikers Suzie Bates Luke Williams Tahlia McGrath
Megan Schutt
Sarah Coyte
Amanda-Jade Wellington
Suzie Bates
Stafanie Taylor
Laura Wolvaardt
Brisbane Heat Jess Jonassen Ashley Noffke Jess Jonassen
Delissa Kimmince
Grace Harris
Nadine de Klerk
Maddy Green
Amelia Kerr
Hobart Hurricanes Corinne Hall Salliann Briggs Nicola Carey
Tayla Vlaeminck
Naomi Stalenberg
Belinda Vakarewa
Hayley Matthews
Rachel Priest
Chloe Tryon
Hayley Jensen
Melbourne Renegades Amy Satterthwaite Lachlan Stevens Sophie Molineux
Georgia Wareham
Jess Duffin
Molly Strano
Lizelle Lee
Amy Satterthwaite
Lea Tahuhu
Melbourne Stars Meg Lanning Trent Woodhill Meg Lanning
Annabel Sutherland
Holly Ferling
Erin Osborne
Elyse Villani
Katherine Brunt
Mignon du Preez
Nat Sciver
Perth Scorchers Sophie Devine Shelley Nitschke Beth Mooney
Nicole Bolton
Heather Graham
Sophie Devine
Sarah Glenn
Amy Jones
Sydney Sixers Ellyse Perry Ben Sawyer Ashleigh Gardner
Alyssa Healy
Ellyse Perry
Sarah Aley
Erin Burns
Lauren Cheatle
Marizanne Kapp
Dane van Niekerk
Sydney Thunder Rachael Haynes Trevor Griffin Rachael Haynes Tammy Beaumont
Shabnim Ismail
Heather Knight

WBBL 2020-21 Schedule

The sixth edition of the WBBL will start on 25th October at North Sydney Oval, Sydney where Melbourne Renegades Women will take on  Melbourne Stars Women.