Australia’s limited-overs specialist players such as Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, and Marcus Stoinis will be available for the BBL 2021. As per the reports, Cricket Australia would tweak BBL’s schedule so that the star players of white-ball cricket could participate in BBL 2021.
The BBL 2021 could commence in the first week of December & finish by January end of 2022. According to Cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia will release its final itinerary by this week. According to the reports, the finals of the BBL 2021 would take place just a few days before Australia’s ODI series against New Zealand which will kick start on January 30. Hence all the white ball specialists who play only in the limited-overs series would be available for the entire BBL 2021.
However, the players like Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins could miss the BBL 2021 as its schedule is clashing with the Ashes tests. BBL double-headers are likely to occur at night following a day of an Ashes Test. Ratings have indicated that BBL fixtures after a day of Test match have garnered the most viewership.
The Australian team will compete with England in the much-awaited Ashes tests starting in Brisbane on 8th December. After the completion of the Ashes series on the 18th of January in Perth, the Aussie’s team will play a three-match ODI series and a three-match T20Is against New Zealand. After limited-overs series against New Zealand, the Australian team will play five-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The Women’s Ashes will be played as a multi-format series from the 27th of January to the 19th of February 2022. On the other hand, WBBL would be held from the 14th of October to the 27th of November.