Get Fantasy Team Tips for Women’s Big Bash League
The Australian women’s domestic Twenty20 cricket league is called the Women’s Big Bash League (often referred to as the WBBL and, for sponsorship purposes, the Weber WBBL). The Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup, which was played from the 2007–08 season through the 2014–15 season, was replaced by the WBBL. Eight city-based franchises that are identically branded to the men’s Big Bash League are present in the league (BBL). Teams are made up of members of the current and former Australian national teams, the finest young players in the nation, and up to three marquee players from outside.
Since its start, the league, which at first ran concurrently with the BBL, has steadily gained media attention and popularity. For the WBBL match prediction, this trend has continued. The inaugural season was listed in ESPNcricinfo’s 25 Moments That Changed Cricket series in 2018, with the designation “the competition that kicked-started a renaissance.”
The Perth Scorchers, who won their first WBBL championship, are the current champions. The Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder’s combined success in the league’s early years—four titles in the first six seasons—has largely mimicked New South Wales’ supremacy in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), the league for 50-over cricket that serves as the WBBL’s counterpart.
International Women’s Cricket League
An worldwide women’s Twenty20 league modeled on the Indian Premier League’s franchise system was announced in the early months of 2014. The concept, which was spearheaded by former Australian bowler Lisa Sthalekar and Australian entrepreneur Shaun Martyn, envisioned six privately owned teams with players who made more than $US40,000 each season.
The Women’s International Cricket League (WICL) idea received great support from top female players, and the International Cricket Council was contacted for support while former international cricketers Geoff Lawson and Clive Lloyd served on the board of the organization.
Early in June, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced that they would not release centrally contracted English players, dealing a setback to the idea. Cricket Australia (CA) also declared it would not support the WICL at the same time. Both groups raised alarm about the fact that a private firm, rather than a national cricket body, was in charge of organizing the competition.
Twenty20 Australian Women’s Cup
Cricket Australia ran the Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup, a national T20 tournament, prior to the creation of the Women’s Big Bash League. The championship operated concurrently with the WNCL (the national women’s 50-over league), while the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash and later the Big Bash League were both played during the final. Following a few exhibition games from 2007 to 2009, the competition operated from the 2009–10 season until 2014–15.
In an effort to raise the visibility and professionalism of elite-level female cricket, Cricket Australia opted to replace the tournament with the Women’s Big Bash League. This move is hoped to encourage more girls and women to play and watch cricket at the grassroots level across the nation.
Belinda Clark, a former captain of the Australian national team, revealed on January 19, 2014 that preliminary plans for a women’s BBL prediction were underway. CA was eager to capitalize on the growing interest in women’s cricket and the success of the men’s BBL during its first season on free-to-air television. Cricket Australia announced on February 19, 2015, that the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), with teams matched to the current men’s league, would begin in 2015–16.  The first player signed by each side was revealed at the official WBBL debut on July 10, 2015.
“We regard T20 as the premium format of the women’s game,” said James Sutherland, CEO of Cricket Australia, in a press release. “The women’s big bash match prediction is a fascinating concept that will improve the promotion and visibility of women’s cricket.” The sustained success of the top-ranked women’s team, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, is a monument to the fact that our current domestic female competitions are undoubtedly the strongest in the world. “Our ambition is to see cricket become the sport of choice for women and girls across the nation, whether as participants or fans,” Cricket Australia CEO Mike McKenna stated.
On October 13, 2015, 100 of Australia’s top cricketers came together to make a $20 million donation to promote grassroots cricket, retired players, and the expansion of possibilities for female cricketers.
The same eight city-based franchises that make up the Big Bash League are present in the competition. At least one team may be found in each state’s capital city, with Sydney and Melbourne having two. Each of the first six championships has been won by a different team, including the Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder, and Sydney Sixers. The disproportionate success of the two New South Wales-based clubs, the Thunder and the Sixers, is somewhat reminiscent of the New South Wales Breakers’ previous supremacy in the Women’s National Cricket League. The Sixers produced the best overall win-loss record and twice as many trips to the finals during the league’s first six seasons as any other club, earning them the moniker “glamor squad” by various media publications.
The Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars both play their home games at CitiPower Center, although traditionally, they have chosen different backup venues. While the Stars have occasionally played at Casey Fields in Melbourne’s southeast, the Renegades have staged games at regional locations west of Melbourne, including Kardinia Park (both the main stadium and its adjacent cricket field), Eastern Oval, and Kardinia Park. The Sydney teams have a similar arrangement, with the Thunder typically using venues in the city’s west and the Sixers typically using grounds in the east. However, due to the competition’s “festival” structure, which frequently sees multiple games scheduled at the same venue in a single day, both teams occasionally host fixtures at each other’s primary grounds.
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