Big Bash League: Everything you need to know about the commentators

Tuesday night’s season opener kicks off 45 BBL matches on Seven in 2022-23

The Big Bash League makes its return to Seven Network on Tuesday, December 13, when Sydney Thunder take on the Melbourne Stars at Manuka Oval in the opening match of the 2022-23 season.

Tuesday night’s season opener kicks off 45 BBL matches on Seven in 2022-23, including all marquee games and finals. It also headlines an opening week that includes:

• Wednesday night: Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers
• Thursday night: Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes
• Friday double-header: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes, followed by Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers
• Sunday: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder

Seven’s commentary team:

Led by Ricky Ponting, Seven’s commentary team for BBL12 is made up of

Ian Bishop
Greg Blewett
James Brayshaw
Trent Copeland
Ryan Daniels
Holly Ferling
Damien Fleming
Brad Hodge
Erin Holland
Justin Langer
Andy Maher
Mel McLaughlin
Alister Nicholson
Will Pucovski
Jason Richardson
Lisa Sthalekar

Elyse Villani

Additionally, current Big Bash League stars Sam Billings, Alex Carey, Alana King, Aaron Finch, Chris Green, Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell will be regulars on Seven’s live and free BBL coverage.

In a massive week for cricket fans, the highly-anticipated Australia v South Africa test will also light up the screens of Seven, opening on Saturday morning at The Gabba from 10.00am AEDT, live and free on Seven.

Big Bash League

Brad Hodge and Lisa Sthalekar

Cricket fans can find fixtures, live ball-by-ball commentary, stats, breaking news and exclusive 7Cricket stories on

Throughout the 2022-23 summer of cricket, fans can tune into 7plus for on-demand cricket content, including:
• The Spin: Every week during the BBL season, Seven’s own Lisa Sthalekar, Brad Hodge and Jason Richardson take a deep dive into the wild world of cricket, available live, free and on demand on 7plus.
The Grade Cricketer: Comedic duo The Grade Cricketer are back on 7plus joined by some of the sport’s biggest names.
Stumped: Hosted by Seven’s golden team of commentators, the cricket quiz that is so bad, it’s good returns to 7plus for the 2022-23 summer of cricket.
• Stars TV: Stars TV takes you inside the Big Bash League’s Melbourne Stars, with behind-the-scenes access to some of the biggest names and rising stars of world cricket. Available to stream now on 7plus.
Renegades Recruit: Cricketers from across Victoria come together to compete for a unique high-performance opportunity with the Renegades Academy. The winner of the show receives a unique opportunity to develop their cricket with the Renegades. Available to stream now on 7plus.

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