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Women’s Big Bash League 2023 (WBBL 2023) is all set to begin on Thursday, October 19 with a thrilling clash between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars. Eight teams will play against each other in the ninth edition of the tournament and will feature in 59 matches, including the final on December 2 as well.

The defending champions Adelaide Strikers will take on Melbourne Stars at home on October 21. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers, the runner-up in 2022, will miss their regular captain Ellyse Perry for the opening match against the Stars as the star all-rounder is set to serve a one-match ban as well.

On the other hand, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur represents Melbourne Renegades and she will be joined by the star West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews this season in WBBL 2023. Notably, Kaur is the only Indian player playing in the tournament this season as well. On the other hand, star England player Lauren Bell is among the star players who are all set to make their debut in the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 (WBBL 2023) as well.

Women’s Big Bash League 2023 (WBBL 2023): Format

The eight teams will take on each other in a home and away round-robin format, with each team playing 14 games as well. There are 10 neutral matches scheduled at different venues across the country.

The team that will end up placed at the top of the table following the regular season qualifies directly for the final of WBBL 2023. The third and fourth-placed teams will play an Eliminator, with the winner playing against the second-placed side in the Challenger for a spot in the final as well.

All matches will have a four-over powerplay (instead of six), where the batting team can call for a two-over ‘power surge’ between the 11th and 20th overs, where powerplay fielding restrictions will be applied.

Women’s Big Bash League 2023 (WBBL 2023): Full Schedule and time (IST)

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
October 19, Thursday Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Sydney 2:10 PM
October 20, Friday Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Melbourne 9:30 PM
October 20, Friday Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers Launceston 1:40 PM
October 21, Saturday Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide 1:40 PM
October 22, Sunday Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Sydney 8:10 AM
October 22, Sunday Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Sydney 11:15 AM
October 23, Monday Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers Melbourne 9:30 PM
October 24, Tuesday Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Melbourne 9:00 AM
October 24, Tuesday Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat Sydney 12:40 PM
October 25, Wednesday Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Perth 1:40 PM
October 26, Thursday Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Sydney 9:30 AM
October 27, Friday Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Brisbane 11:10 AM
October 27, Friday Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Brisbane 3:00 PM
October 28, Saturday Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Melbourne 6:30 AM
October 29, Sunday Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Melbourne 9:30 AM
October 29, Sunday Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Adelaide 1:40 PM
October 30, Monday Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Launceston 12:40 PM
October 31, Tuesday Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Perth 2:40 PM
November 1, Wednesday Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Melbourne 9:30 AM
November 2, Thursday Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Hobart 1:40 PM
November 3, Friday Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Perth 11:40 AM
November 3, Friday Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Perth 3:10 PM
November 4, Saturday Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Melbourne 9:30 AM
November 4, Saturday Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Hobart 1:00 PM
November 5, Sunday Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Perth 8:10 AM
November 5, Sunday Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Perth 11:55 AM
November 6, Monday Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Sydney 12:40 PM
November 8, Wednesday Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Melbourne 9:30 AM
November 8, Wednesday Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Adelaide 1:40 PM
November 9, Thursday Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes Sydney 9:30 AM
November 9, Thursday Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Brisbane 1:40 PM
November 10, Friday Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Sydney 9:50 AM
November 10, Friday Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes Sydney 1:40 PM
November 11, Saturday Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Melbourne 8:30 AM
November 11, Saturday Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers Mackay 1:40 PM
November 12, Sunday Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Melbourne 4:40 AM
November 12, Sunday Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Melbourne 8:10 AM
November 13, Monday Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Hobart 12:40 PM
November 15, Wednesday Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Brisbane 6:30 AM
November 15, Wednesday Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Adelaide 10:00 AM
November 16, Thursday Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Sydney 10:00 AM
November 17, Friday Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Brisbane 10:40 AM
November 17, Friday Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Brisbane 2:10 PM
November 18, Saturday Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Sydney 9:30 AM
November 18, Saturday Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Sydney 1:40 PM
November 19, Sunday Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne 4:40 AM
November 19, Sunday Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Melbourne 8:10 AM
November 21, Tuesday Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Sydney 9:30 AM
November 21, Tuesday Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Brisbane 1:40 PM
November 22, Wednesday Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Perth 2:40 PM
November 23, Thursday Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades Hobart 1:40 PM
November 24, Friday Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder Adelaide 10:10 AM
November 24, Friday Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide 1:40 PM
November 25, Saturday Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Melbourne 12:40 PM
November 26, Sunday Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers Sydney 4:40 AM
November 26, Sunday Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Sydney 8:10 AM
TBD Eliminator TBD TBD
TBD Challenger TBD TBD
December 2, Saturday Final TBD 1:40 PM


Women’s Big Bash League 2023 (WBBL 2023): Squads

Adelaide Strikers: Georgia Adams (England), Jemma Barsby, Darcie Brown, Dani Gibson (England), Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath, Anesu Mushangwe, Courtney Neale, Annie O’Neil, Bridget Patterson, Maddie Penna, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Ella Wilson, Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa)

Overseas Players: Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa), Dani Gibson, Georgia Adams (both England)

Sydney Sixers: Ellyse Perry (captain), Jade Allen, Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Mathilda Carmichael, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Emma Hughes, Jess Kerr (New Zealand), Kate Pelle, Kate Peterson, Gabby Sutcliffe, Chloe Tryon (South Africa)

Overseas Players: Suzie Bates, Jess Kerr (both New Zealand), Chloe Tryon (South Africa), Linsey Smith (England, replacement)

Sydney Thunder: Sam Bates, Lauren Bell (England), Paris Bowdler, Hannah Darlington, Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Saskia Horley, Ebony Hoskin, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Heather Knight (England), Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Claire Moore, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson. Replacement overseas player: Chamari Athapaththu

Overseas Players: Lauren Bell, Heather Knight (both England), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka, replacement)

Melbourne Stars: Meg Lanning (c), Maia Bouchier (England), Alice Capsey (England), Sophie Day, Sophia Dunkley (England), Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Olivia Henry, Milly Illingworth, Rhys McKenna, Sasha Moloney, Jasmine Nevins, Sophie Reid, Annabel Sutherland

Overseas Players: Alice Capsey, Maia Bouchier, Sophia Dunkley (all England)

Melbourne Renegades: Tammy Beaumont (England), Sarah Coyte, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Harmanpreet Kaur (India), Erica Kershaw, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Sophie Molineux, Rhiann O’Donnell, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb

Overseas Players: Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Harmanpreet Kaur (India), Tammy Beaumont (England)

Brisbane Heat: Mignon du Preez (South Africa), Lucy Hamilton, Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Bess Heath (England), Mikayla Hinkley, Ellie Johnston, Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Charli Knott, Grace Parsons, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll. Replacement player: Sarah Glenn (England)

Overseas Players: Brisbane Heat: Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Bess Heath (England), Mignon du Preez (South Africa), Sarah Glenn (England, replacement)

Hobart Hurricanes: Nicola Carey, Julia Cavanaugh, Maisy Gibson, Heather Graham, Shabnim Ismail (South Africa), Ruth Johnston, Lizelle Lee (South Africa), Emma Manix-Geeves, Tabatha Saville, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Amy Smith, Bryony Smith (England), Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Elyse Villani

Overseas Players: Lizelle Lee (South Africa), Shabnim Ismail (South Africa), Bryony Smith (England)

Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine (c) (New Zealand), Chloe Ainsworth, Charis Bekker, Stella Campbell, Piepa Cleary, Maddy Darke, Amy Edgar, Lisa Griffith, Amy Jones (England), Alana King, Lilly Mills, Beth Mooney, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo.

Overseas Players: Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Amy Jones (England), Lauren Winfield-Hill (England, six games)

When and Where to Watch Women’s Big Bash League 2023 (WBBL 2023)?

Fans in Australia can watch all 59 matches of WBBL 2023 live and free on either the Seven Network or cricket.com.au as well. However, out of 59 matches, 24 will be televised on free-to-air on Seven and simulcast on Foxtel and Kayo, whereas the rest of the 35 games will be shown on Foxtel and Kayo Sports as well. These will also be live-streamed for free on cricket.com.au.

Sony Sports Network will broadcast the WBBL 2023 live in India whereas all the matches will be live-streamed on the SonyLiv app.

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