TV Guide: WBBL on Channel Seven and 7mate


The opening weekend of WBBL on Seven will include live and free double-headers on both Saturday and Sunday

The WBBL makes its return this weekend with a star-studded line-up in its eighth year. 

The opening weekend of WBBL on Seven will include live and free double-headers on both Saturday and Sunday, featuring the fan favourites who have taken Australia to the top of world cricket and a group of international stars for the T20 tournament. 

On Saturday, 15 October on 7Mate, Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers at 3:30 pm AEDT will be followed by Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars at 7:00 pm AEDT. 

On Sunday, 16 October, fans will enjoy Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at 10:00 am AEDT on 7mate, before Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at 1:30 pm AEDT on Channel 7 in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, and 7mate in Melbourne. 

For the first time in three years, WBBL matches will be staged in all six states as well as the ACT, with a total of 14 metropolitan and regional venues to host games. 

Seven’s coverage will be led by cricket’s #1 commentary team, which again features Lisa Sthalekar, Erin Holland, Brad Hodge, Trent Copeland, Jason Richardson, Andy Maher, Alister Nicholson and former Melbourne Stars wicketkeeper Emma Inglis, while New Zealand native wicket-keeper Katey Martin and former Brisbane Heat Captain Kirby Short also join the all-star line-up. 

In exciting news for fans, world #1 ranked T20 bowler Sophie Ecclestone will appear in the WBBL for the first time, alongside a who’s who of the world’s most exciting players. 

Managing director Seven Melbourne and head of network sport, Lewis Martin, said: “The WBBL is in a league of its own as the premier women’s T20 competition, and this season will be the best we have ever seen.

“After a spectacular 2021-22 seasons headlined by the stars of the world stage, we will once again see international cricket’s biggest names come together on Aussie soil.”

See also: WBBL sets viewing records for Foxtel, Kayo and Seven, season cume of 5.36m

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