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Taking a Look at Australia’s Most Successful Big Bash League Team

Australia is known for many things. Sprawling, gorgeous, inviting beaches, a fabulous, exciting night life, and quite a lot of cultural and natural landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the Great Mesa. However, to fans of cricket, Australia is also known as the home of one of the best national teams, as well as one of the most exciting, heart-pumping, and popular cricket leagues.

Sydney Opera House © Annie Spratt / Unsplash Photo

The KFC Big Bash League (or simply Big Bash League or BBL) is Australia’s premier, top Twenty20 cricket league. It was established in 2011, and is organized annually by Cricket Australia. As you might have gathered, the Big Bash League is sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken, and it is one of Australia’s biggest sports events. So much so, that Australian betting sites are full of cricket fans, anxiously waiting for the Big Bash League’s upcoming matches, so they can place a bet on their favorite teams.


BBL Current Teams

And speaking of the favorite BBL team, let us take a look at the teams competing at the BBL, and find out who is the most successful. For those who don’t know, the Big Bash League sees eight teams compete for the trophy. The eight teams come from six different Australian cities, and all have had quite a bit of track record in the BBL. The following is a list of the eight teams, placed in alphabetical order for your convenience:

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

However, the question we are here to answer is which of the eight has had the most success at the Big Bash? So far, there have been eleven iterations of the BBL. So, we will measure the level of success in terms of who has won the most championships. And going by that metric, the undeniable standouts in the BBL are none other than the Perth Scorchers!


Who are the Perth Scorchers?

The Perth Scorchers are a Twenty20 cricket team, and current holders of the Big Bash League champion title. During the 2021/22 season, they had the best showings, and managed to reach the finals, where they went up against the Sydney Sixers. After an exciting and difficult match, the Scorchers took the win, cementing their 5th title, and gaining the rank of the most successful Big Bash League team.

The team is coached by Adam Voges, one of Australia’s eminent coaches, and a rather successful player in his day. Mr. Voges competed as a member of the Australian national men’s cricket team, at all three popular variations of the game (ODI, Test, and Twenty20 International). He was a member of the 2016 ICC Test Match Team of the Year, and has a battling average of 61.87 in a Test match, second only behind the legendary Don Bradman.

The Perth Scorchers’ captain is Ashton Turner. Mr. Turner has had quite a lucrative 10-year-career, having first debuted during the 2012/13 season. Born in Perth, he must be quite satisfied captaining his hometown’s team. And certainly proud that the team is one of the most successful domestic cricket teams in Australia. Turner has toured all over Australia, as well as parts of Asia (most notably India), garnering quite a bit of experience as a right-arm off spinner.


Conclusion

The Big Bash League is returning for its 12th season this month. The first match will be played on December 13, and the tournament will last until February 4. Australians, as well as cricket fans from all over the world are waiting with baited breath for one of the best cricket leagues in the world today.