All you need to know about Big Bash League 2023/24

Cricket News: The 13th edition of the Big Bash League is upon us. Here is everything you need to know about the tournament, where entertainment is guaranteed.

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The 13th edition of the Big Bash League is about to start in the upcoming days. On the 7th of December, the inaugural match of the season is set to take place at the Gabba between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars. The tournament will continue to have 8 teams which will fight amongst each other to attain glory. Some of the best players in the tournament are set to take part in the tournament. 

A total of 44 matches are scheduled to happen in the group stage of the tournament. The Knockout matches will happen after the conclusion of the group stage matches. As there was a deal between the broadcasters and Cricket Australia to shorten the tournament, the number of games was brought down to 44. Each team will play only 10 games in the group stage.

A team will face three opponents twice in the tournament and four other opponents once in the tournament. The unique playoff structure of the league will continue. It will feature the Qualifier, the Knockout, the Challenger and ultimately, the Final. On the 24th of January, the final of the tournament will take place. The tournament will take place for a total of 48 days. 

Key players missing from the tournament

The 13th edition of the BBL will not feature its biggest star over the years. Along with that, some key players are set to miss the tournament. Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Rehan Ahmed, and Harry Brook have opted out of the tournament due to various reasons. Their absence might make the tournament not as worthy to watch. But the tournament still has some superstars of the game.

The likes of David Warner, Quinton De Kock, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Haris Rauf, Travis Head, Aaron Finch, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Alex Hales, and many others will take part in it. However, the absence of the key pace trio of Australia like Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood would still be missed in the tournament

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