The Big Bash League is one of the world’s most popular and competitive T20 franchise competitions and it was created with one purpose in mind, to attract and engage new supporters, younger generation, families, and female audiences to cricket. It is the Australian version of the Indian Premier League, with a few differences. While the IPL has been running since 2008, the Australian board delayed till 2011 to come up with the Big Bash League concept. Unlike the IPL, the competition features only six teams initially, with some of the finest players appearing on occasion. 

The league has been a great and resounding success in Australia and throughout the global cricket community since its debut.

The BBL has a decent fan base thanks to bragging rights, a sense of one-upmanship, and the competitive spirit of the Australians.

The Big Bash League is contested by eight clubs from six different cities. 

  • Melbourne Stars
  • Melbourne Renegades
  • Sydney Sixers
  • Sydney Thunder
  • Perth Scorchers
  • Hobart Hurricanes
  • Adelaide Strikers
  • Brisbane Heat

There are normally 19 players on team lists, with up to four internationals – three of whom can be on the team at any given time. This is an increase from earlier seasons, when just two overseas players were permitted to participate in an XI. Except for the debut season, the BBL has maintained the same format every year since its start in 2011. The first season of the BBL included 28 group stage matches, which were increased to 32 the following season. Since the 2018–19 season, each team has played every other team twice during the regular season, for a total of 56 matches before the final series.

The Big Bash League introduced the ‘Power Surge,’ ‘X-factor Player,’ and ‘Bash Boost’ rules to keep the event entertaining for viewers and tough for players.

The ‘Power Surge’ is a two-over period during which the fielding side will only be allowed two fielders outside the inner ring. From the 11th over of the innings onwards, the batting side can take it at any time. Meanwhile, the Powerplay has been cut to four overs at the start of the innings.

The ‘Bash Boost’ is a bonus point awarded at the halfway mark of the second inning. “If they’re over the equivalent 10-over score of their opponents,” the team chasing the target will be awarded the bonus point. If the chasing team is behind at the 10-over mark, then the fielding side will be given the point.


The ‘X-factor Player‘, sometimes known as the 12th or 13th player, can enter the game as early as the 10th over of the first innings, replacing any player who has yet to bat or bowl more than a single over.

Fan2Play comes out as a viable option for Big Bash League Fantasy thanks to its user-friendly design, flexible team choosing format and a unique aspect of the Fan2Play Challenge Fantasy game where we can build our team with as few as 2, 3, or 4 players. There are no credit limits or player type restrictions; one just has to simply select the individuals they believe would perform well in a game and begin challenging others to win money.

This online Fantasy Game platform was created with the goal of redefining the world of Fantasy Sports by introducing a new way of playing and enjoying fantasy gaming competition, in which players form their own teams and compete against one another with the challenge and money going to the winner.

One can either make his/her own challenge or accept challenges issued by other players in Fan2Play Fantasy Game. Depending on one’s interests, they can participate in a variety of contests. On Fan2Play, there are mainly two types of contests: Classic and Challenge Fantasy.

In the Classic version of Fantasy Cricket, we must choose the top 11 players who can be counted on to score points for our team through their individual batting, bowling, and fielding performances. 

Head-to-Head Challenge Fantasy pits two players against each other with a team of just two, three, or four players.

The Big Bash League is trending down the gap between itself and the IPL, making BBL Fantasy on Fan2Play even more intriguing. With all of the parts of the fantasy puzzle in place, all there is to do is play Fantasy BBL on the Fan2Play app and start winning money.