The 11th season of Australia’s hugely popular Big Bash League T20 cricket tournament came to an exhilarating conclusion on February 4, 2023, with the Perth Scorchers defeating the Brisbane Heat in the final at Perth Stadium. This thrilling last-over win clinched a record 5th BBL title for the Scorchers, making them the most successful franchise in tournament history.
The Scorchers were powered to victory by an outstanding all-round performance from Player of the Match Cameron Green.
The 23-year-old Australian all-rounder smashed an aggressive 52 runs from 37 balls to propel the Scorchers to 168/5, before taking 3 wickets with the ball to restrict the Heat to 163/6.
Green’s man-of-the-match effort fittingly capped off a stellar individual BBL season where he finished as the 3rd highest run scorer.
In addition to the ultimate glory, the Scorchers took home a winner’s prize purse of A$500,000 (approx INR 2.8 crores). Runners-up Brisbane Heat received A$250,000 as the losing finalists.
The two losing semi-finalists, Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars, each pocketed A$100,000 for their efforts. Even the 5th-placed Adelaide Strikers took home A$30,000.
These substantial cash prizes highlight the BBL’s commitment to rewarding on-field success.
A number of other individual prizes were awarded to recognize outstanding performances throughout the 2-month long T20 extravaganza.
English player Liam Livingstone claimed the Big Bash League Player of the Tournament award after smashing 438 runs at an incredible strike rate of 178.
He also took 5 wickets with his handy spin bowling. Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Akeal Hosein was named the tournament’s Best Emerging Player.
Afghanistan spin wizard Rashid Khan came out on top with 20 wickets playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the race for the leading wicket-taker trophy.
Livingstone’s 438 runs were just edged out by Sydney Thunder’s Alex Hales who compiled 543 runs to claim the Leading Run Scorer award.
Big Bash League Prize Money 2023-24
|Position||Big Bash League Prize Money||Big Bash League Prize Money in INR|
|5th Place Team||$30k AUD||INR 16.9 Million|
|Semi-Finalists||$100k AUD (each losing team)||INR 56.7 Million|
|Runner-ups||$250k AUD||INR 142 Million|
|Winners||$500k AUD||INR 284 Million|
Big Bash League 2022-23 Awards and Winners
|Player||Awards||Prize Money (USD)||Prize Money (INR)|
|Perth Scorchers||Champions||$500,000||Approximately INR 2.8 crore|
|Brisbane Heat||Runners-up||$250,000||Approximately INR 1.24 crore|
|Ashton Turner||Player of the Final||–||–|
|Aaron Hardie||Golden Bat award (460 runs)||–||–|
|Sean Abbott||Golden Arm award (29 wickets)||–||–|
Big Bash League All-Time Winners (2011-2023)
|2011-12||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers|
|2012-13||Brisbane Heat||Perth Scorchers|
|2013-14||Perth Scorchers||Hobart Hurricanes|
|2014-15||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers|
|2015-16||Sydney Thunder||Melbourne Stars|
|2016-17||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers|
|2017-18||Adelaide Strikers||Hobarts Hurricanes|
|2018-19||Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne Stars|
|2019-20||Sydney Sixers||Melbourne Stars|
|2020-21||Sydney Sixers||Perth Scorchers|
|2021-22||Perth Scorchers||Sydney Sixers|
|2022-23||Perth Scorchers||Brisbane Heat|