BBL @ the G

BBL @ the G
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There’s still one week left in BBL|06, with two matches held at the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground. Grab your tickets now and watch the Melbourne Stars take on the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers this week.

BBL @ the G

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat
7.40pm, Tuesday 17 January, MCG
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More info: www.bigbash.com.au

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
7.25pm, Saturday 21 January, MCG
Tickets: Click here
More info: www.bigbash.com.au

Australia’s nationwide Twenty20 cricket league, the Big Bash League has been a huge hit amongst fans of all ages. Fast-paced and action-packed, the competition has taken the nation by storm with big wickets and even bigger sixes.

The atmosphere, the fireworks, music and of course cricket will keep you on the edge of the your seat for the entirety of the match. The MCG will be transformed into a sea of green as ladder leaders the Melbourne Stars take to the stage as they set out to finish their season on a high. With finals next week, this weeks matches are crucial to the Stars campaign. For the Stars, ex-England superstar Kevin Pietersen is set to dominate, backed up by fan favourites David Hussey and Marcus Stoinis. Watch out for spinner Michael Beer; he's in red hot form after cleaning up the Perth Scorchers top order last weekend.

The Stars will start as favourites in both matches due to their excellent form, home ground advantage and depleted Heat and Sixers squads. However make no mistake, these teams will both be looking to knock over the ladder leader. Expect two very fiery games of cricket, with the pressure very much on the home side.

For those unfamiliar with the shortest format of the game, Twenty20 cricket is an evening of big hitting, huge wickets and spectacular fielding. Condensed into 3 hours at 20 overs per innings, it brings out risky and exciting play and more often than not, a result is decided in the final over of the match. It’s perfect for both fans learning the game and cricket tragics alike. 

The MCG is easily accessible by public transport and is only a short walk to the restaurant and entertainments precincts of Swan Street and Bridge Road as well as the city. The intensity of cricket in this short format is a fabulous form of entertainment and the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Melbourne. Get amongst the BBL action in the sporting capital of Australia this week!