Big Bash League 6: Full schedule, where and when to watch, live coverage on TV, online streaming

Cricket is a big part of the Australian summer, and apart from the marathon Test series that are scheduled during that period Down Under, one can't take their eyes of the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia's version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Packed with excitement, the first five editions of the competition have really captured the imagination of the Australians. In 2016-17, the month-long T20 carnival has got bigger and better.

 Big Bash League 6: Full schedule, where and when to watch, live coverage on TV, online streaming

Champions of Big Bash League 5 - Sydney Thunder. AFP

The sixth edition features eight teams: Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.

Shane Watson-led Sydney Thunder enter the competition as defending champions and with other international stars like Eoin Morgan in their ranks, dislodging them from the summit won't be an easy task this season.

Brendon McCullum, Kumar Sangakkara, Stuart Broad, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Pietersen and Sunil Narine are some of the foreign superstars taking part in the competition.

Where to watch:

All matches will be aired on Star Sports 2 and HD2. You can also catch all the action online by logging on to Hotstar, either through the website or the smartphone app.

 

Full schedule

Match 1: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers

Date and time: 20 December, Tuesday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium

Match 2: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat

Date and time: 21 December, Wednesday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Match 3: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder

Date and time: 22 December, Thursday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Match 4: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Date and time: 23 December, Friday – 12.40 IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium

Match 5: Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers

Date and time: 23 December, Friday – 15.45 IST

Venue: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

Match 6: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars

Date and time: 26 December, Monday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Match 7: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

Date and time: 27 December, Tuesday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground

Match 8: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat

Date and time: 28 December, Wednesday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium

Match 9: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers

Date and time: 29 December, Thursday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Match 10: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes

Date and time: 30 December, Friday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

Match 11: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers

Date and time: 31 December, Saturday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Match 12: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

Date and time: 1 January, Sunday – 12.40 IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Match 13: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder

Date and time: 1 January, Sunday – 15.45 IST

Venue: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

Match 14: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers

Date and time: 2 January, Monday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Match 15: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers

Date and time: 3 January, Tuesday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

Match 16: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars

Date and time: 4 January, Wednesday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium

Match 17: Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat

Date and time: 5 January, Thursday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

Match 18: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes

Date and time: 6 January, Friday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Match 19: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

Date and time: 7 January, Saturday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Match 19: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder

Date and time: 8 January, Sunday – 13.40 IST

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Match 20: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades

Date and time: 9 January, Monday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground

Match 21: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers

Date and time: 10 January, Tuesday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Match 22: Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers

Date and time: 11 January, Wednesday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

Match 23: Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes

Date and time: 12 January, Thursday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Match 24: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers

Date and time: 14 January, Saturday – 12.40 IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground

Match 25: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars

Date and time: 14 January, Saturday – 15.45 IST

Venue: Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

Match 26: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades

Date and time: 16 January, Monday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Match 27: Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat

Date and time: 17 January, Tuesday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Match 28: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

Date and time: 18 January, Wednesday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium

Match 29: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades

Date and time: 20 January, Friday – 14.10 IST

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

Match 30: Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers

Date and time: 21 January, Saturday – 10.10 IST

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Match 31: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers

Date and time: 21 January, Saturday – 13.55 IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Match 32: 1st Semi-Final- TBA vs TBA

Date and time: 24 January, Tuesday

Venue: TBC

Match 33: 2nd Semi-Final- TBA vs TBA

Date and time: 25 January, Wednesday

Venue: TBC

Match 34: Final- TBA vs TBA

Date and time: 28 January, Saturday

Venue: TBC

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Updated Date: Jan 02, 2017 14:15:26 IST