The 2022-23 Big Bash League's regular season is over, and that means Zero Wicket can reveal our MVP winner.

After handing out votes on a 3-2-1 basis for every game throughout the tournament, Sean Abbott has taken the crown as this season's best, scoring 13 votes, just one ahead of the Adelaide Strikers' Matt Short.

Josh Inglis takes the bronze medal after a fantastic season for the Strikers, with a host of players, including former Australian ODI and current T20I captain Aaron Finch, up and coming Aaron Hardie, Brisbane Heat veteran Michael Neser, and star Steve Smith all locked on nine votes.

Read on for the full leaderboard, and every vote from every game this season.

Full leaderboard

Pos Player Club Votes
1 Sean Abbott Sixers 13
2 Matt Short Strikers 12
3 Josh Inglis Scorchers 10
4 Aaron Finch Renegades 9
4 Aaron Hardie Scorchers 9
4 Michael Neser Heat 9
4 Steve Smith Sixers 9
8 Jhye Richardson Scorchers 8
9 Ben Dwarshuis Sixers 7
9 Nathan Ellis Hurricanes 7
9 Chris Green Thunder 7
9 Alex Hales Thunder 7
9 Josh Philippe Sixers 7
9 Ashton Turner Scorchers 7
15 Cameron Bancroft Scorchers 6
15 Sam Harper Renegades 6
15 Chris Lynn Strikers 6
15 Henry Thornton Strikers 6
15 Akeal Hosein Renegades 6
15 Caleb Jewell Hurricanes 6
15 Usman Qadir Thunder 6
22 James Bazley Heat 5
22 Jason Behrendorff Scorchers 5
22 Nathan Coulter-Nile Stars 5
22 Tim David Hurricanes 5
22 Patrick Dooley Hurricanes 5
22 Oliver Davies Thunder 5
22 Matthew Gilkes Thunder 5
22 Lance Morris Scorchers 5
22 Kane Richardson Renegades 5
31 Joe Clarke Stars 4
31 Moises Henriques Sixers 4
31 Matthew Kelly Scorchers 4
31 Nic Maddinson Renegades 4
31 Riley Meredith Hurricanes 4
31 Steve O'Keefe Sixers 4
31 David Payne Scorchers 4
31 Matt Renshaw Heat 4
31 Tom Rogers Renegades 4
31 Daniel Sams Thunder 4
31 Marcus Stoinis Stars 4
31 Adam Zampa Stars 4
43 Sam Billings Heat 3
43 Josh Brown Heat 3
43 Sam Hain Heat 3
43 Liam Hatcher Stars 3
43 Rashid Khan Strikers 3
43 Ben McDermott Hurricanes 3
43 Gurinder Sandhu Thunder 3
43 James Vince Sixers 3
51 Wes Agar Strikers 2
51 Fawad Ahmed Renegades 2
51 Asif Ali Hurricanes 2
51 Faf du Plessis Scorchers 2
51 Mackenzie Harvey Renegades 2
51 Peter Hatzoglou Scorchers 2
51 Chris Jordan Sixers 2
51 Shadab Khan Hurricanes 2
51 Matthew Kuhnemann Heat 2
51 Colin Munro Heat 2
51 Todd Murphy Sixers 2
51 Jimmy Peirson Heat 2
51 Rilee Rossouw Thunder 2
51 Andre Russell Renegades 2
51 Jordan Silk Sixers 2
51 Matthew Wade Hurricanes 2
51 Macalister Wright Hurricanes 2
68 Ashton Agar Scorchers 1
68 Alex Carey Strikers 1
68 Stephen Eskinazi Scorchers 1
68 Martin Guptill Renegades 1
68 Adam Hose Strikers 1
68 Marnus Labuschagne Heat 1
68 Nick Larkin Stars 1
68 Nathan McSweeney Heat 1
68 Izharulhaq Naveed Sixers 1
68 Kurtis Patterson Sixers 1
68 Thomas Rogers Stars 1
68 Mitchell Swepson Heat 1
68 Andrew Tye Scorchers 1
68 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Renegades 1
68 Beau Webster Stars 1
68 Luke Wood Stars 1

All votes

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Wednesday, January 25

The Sydney Thunder were able to secure a finals spot with the second low-scoring game of the final day. Chasing 119, set up by Usman Qadir's 3 for 24 and Chris Green's 2 for 19, it was Daniel Sams who scored 28 from 18 balls to prove the difference between the two sides, despite the best efforts of Adam Zampa.

3 - Usman Qadir (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Chris Green (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)

Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, Wednesday, January 25

In a low-scoring game, the Hobart Hurricanes were able to hang onto a slim two-run victory despite only scoring 120. Macalister Wright scored almost half the side's runs, before Nathan Ellis' 2 for 26 held the Head to 118, with the batsmen failing to get going.

3 - Nathan Ellis (Hobart Hurricanes)
2 - Macalister Wright (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Riley Meredith (Hobart Hurricanes)

Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, Tuesday, January 24

The Melbourne Renegades managed to go past the Adelaide Strikers in a game which will knock the men in blue out of the finals, with Aaron Finch again starring, scoring 63 in a run chase of 142. Alex Carey was the only batter who got going for the Strikers, while Fawad Ahmed was the star with the ball.

3 - Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Fawad Ahmed (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - Alex Carey (Adelaide Strikers)

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers, Monday, January 23

Steve Smith had his third man of the match performance in a row after getting the Sixers off to a wonderful start, this time dismissed for 66 off 33 balls. That pushed the Sydney side along to 180, with the Hurricanes falling 24 runs short in response despite the efforts of Zak Crawley. It was Jackson Bird, Sean Abbott and Izharulhaq Naveed who led the attack.

3 - Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Izharulhaq Naveed (Sydney Sixers)

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, Sunday, January 22
Cameron Bancroft continued his excellent run of form, with a blistering 95 from 50 balls catapulting the Scorchers to 212 against the Renegades, who could only manage 202 in return with Aaron Finch blasting 75 from 25 balls. Ashton Turner was the pick of the bowlers.

3 - Cameron Bancroft (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, Sunday, January 22
The Brisbane Heat's 188 would be enough to hold the Stars to yet another loss in a four-run thriller. Sam Hain and Jimmy Peirson set the tempo for the men in teal with 73 and 57 respectively, while the Stars had plenty of contributions, but none enough to push them over the line, with Mitch Swepson the pick of the bowlers.

3 - Sam Hain (Brisbane Heat)
2 - Jimmy Peirson (Brisbane Heat)
1 - Mitchell Swepson (Brisbane Heat)

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, Saturday, January 21, 7:05pm

For the second Sixers' game in a row, Steve Smith was the man who stole the show, smacking 125 off 66 balls in the Sydney Smash. He led the Sixers to 187, before the Thunder crumbled to be all out for just 62.

3 - Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Steve O'Keefe (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, Friday, January 20, 8:00pm

Michael Neser's three-wicket haul was enough for the Brisbane Heat to defend 162 against the Hobart Hurricanes, despite the best efforts of Tim David and Matthew Wade. Earlier, it was Matt Renshaw who again led thr way with the bat for the Brisbane Heat.

3 - Michael Neser (Brisbane Heat)
2 - Tim David (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Matt Renshaw (Brisbane Heat)

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, Friday, January 20, 4:30pm

It was one-way traffic for the Scorchers in the battle of the west, with the bowling attack dismantling the Strikers for just 92 on the back of three wickets a piece for David Payne, Lance Morris and Peter Hatzoglou. Aaron Hardie then hit 43 to steer an easy chase in 11 overs.

3 - David Payne (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Peter Hatzoglou (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Lance Morris (Perth Scorchers)

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, Thursday, January 19

It was one-way traffic as the Thunder chased 142 set by the Renegades for the loss of just two wickets. Only Will Sutherland saved a disastrous innings for the Melbourne side, with all of the Thunder bowlers standing up, led by Usman Qadir and Chris Green. Matthew Gilkes then led the way with the bat, scoring 75 not out.

3 - Usman Qadir (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Matthew Gilkes (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Chris Green (Sydney Thunder)

Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Wednesday, January 18

Aaron Hardie was the leading light for the Scorchers as he hammered 90 from 62 balls to steer the ship in a comfortable chase of 146 against the Hurricanes. Hardie takes the credit, but it was the bowlers who set things up once again, limiting the Hurricanes batsmen, while Josh Inglis also made a half-century.

3 - Aaron Hardie (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Lance Morris (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers)

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Tuesday, January 17

Steve Smith stole the show for the Sixers, hitting the first century in club history as the men in magenta ran up 200. Despite the best efforts of Alex Carey with the bat, Ben Dwarshuis and Todd Murphy ensured a comfortable win for the Sixers.

3 - Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Ben Dwarshuis (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Todd Murphy (Sydney Sixers)

Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat, Monday, January 16

Matt Renshaw was the star of the show for the Heat, belting 90 off 56 balls to guide them in a chase of 159, with the winning runs hit on the last ball. Earlier, it was Michael Neser who led the way with the ball, while Nick Larkin and Liam Hatcher were the best with bat and ball respectively for the Stars.

3 - Matt Renshaw (Brisbane Heat)
2 - Michael Neser (Brisbane Heat)
1 - Nick Larkin (Melbourne Stars)

Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers, Sunday, January 15

The Sydney Sixers were able to pick up a big win over the Perth Scorchers by just six runs, with Sean Abbott once again leading the way for the men in magenta. Josh Philippe and Steve Smith led the way from the top of the order, before Stephen Eskinazi was unable to get the Scorchers over the line.

3 - Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Stephen Eskinazi (Perth Scorchers

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Sunday, January 15
Tim David found his top form against the Sydney Thunder, belting 76 from 41 balls to steer a comfortable chase of 135 after Patrick Dooley, Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith led the way with the ball.

3 - Tim David (Hobart Hurricanes)
2 - Nathan Ellis (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Patrick Dooley (Hobart Hurricanes)

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, Saturday, January 14
The Melbourne Renegades won the derby against the Stars, with Sam Harper and Jonathan Wells leading the men in red to 162, before the Stars fell just six runs short, with Kane Richardson the pick of the bowlers, despite the best efforts of Joe Clarke, who belted 59.

3 - Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Sam Harper (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - Joe Clarke (Melbourne Stars)

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, Saturday, January 14
The Brisbane Heat mounted a comfortable defence of 154 against the Adelaide Strikers to keep themselves alive, with James Bazley the key man alongside spinner Matthew Kuhnemann. That came after Marnus Labuscghane top-scored despite wickets for Harry Conway, Peter Siddle, Cameron Boyce and Wes Agar.

3 - James Bazley (Brisbane Heat)
2 - Matthew Kuhnemann (Brisbane Heat)
1 - Marnus Labuschagne (Brisbane Heat)

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers, Friday, January 13

The Perth Scorchers recorded a resounding victory over the Sydney Thunder, with a chase of 111 completed inside 13 overs. Oliver Davies scored almost half of the Thunder's runs as the Scorchers' bowlers tightened the screws, before Cameron Bancroft and Stephen Eskinazi led an easy chase.

3 - Matthew Kelly (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Lance Morris (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Andrew Tye (Perth Scorchers)

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, Thursday, January 12

It was one-way traffic as the Melbourne Stars picked up a crucial win over the Adelaide Strikers to keep their slim chances at qualifying for the finals alive. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher and Adam Zampa were the pick of the bowlers, while Thomas Rogers steered a simple chase.

3 - Nathan Coulter-Nile (Melbourne Stars)
2 - Liam Hatcher (Melbourne Stars)
1 - Thomas Rogers (Melbourne Stars)

Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers, Wednesday, January 11

Aaron Hardie and Josh Inglis were the stars of the show for the Perth Scorchers, with a 132-run partnership guiding the men from the west to a chase of 155 in just 16.2 overs. Jason Behrendorff and Matt Kelly led the way with the ball as the Heat batsmen failed to get going.

3 - Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Aaron Hardie (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Jason Behrendorff (Perth Scorchers)

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, Tuesday, January 10

The Adelaide Strikers were able to record another win by racking up 202 after batting first, with Chris Lynn leading the way on 69 from 37 not out. Matt Short, Adam Hose and Colin de Grandhomme all had impressive cameos. Sam Harper's 63 led the chase for the Renegades, but they would ultimately come up 20 runs short with Matt Short and Adam Hose the pick of the bowlers.

3 - Chris Lynn (Adelaide Strikers)
2 - Matt Short (Adelaide Strikers)
1 - Sam Harper (Melbourne Renegades)

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars, Monday, January 9

Caleb Jewell was the star for the Hurricanes, with the opening batsman belting 70 off 44 balls in a chase of 131. His inning ssteered the struggling Hurricanes to the total eight wickets down, with Liam Hatcher and Nathan Coulter-Nile the pick of the Stars' bowlers. Earlier, it was Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith who led the way for Hobart.

3 - Caleb Jewell (Hobart Hurricanes)
2 - Nathan Ellis (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Liam Hatcher (Melbourne Stars)

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, Sunday, January 8

Sean Abbott's 3 for 9 was allow the Sixers to prevent the Thunder to just 133 in the Sydney Smash, with all the bowlers carrying out their jobs. Only Sam Whiteman could get going properly with the bat, but the score would never be enough, with Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk putting on an unbeaten 109 to recover from 3 for 25.

3 - Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Jordan Silk (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers)

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, Saturday, January 7

The Perth Scorchers were able to pick up another win over the Brisbane Heat, scoring 173 in just 16.3 overs to pull off an easy run chase on the back of Cameron Bancroft and Aaron Hardie's big hitting. Earlier, Matthew Kelly and Andrew Tye were the leaders with the ball.

3 - Cameron Bancroft (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Aaron Hardie (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Matthew Kelly (Perth Scorchers)

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, Saturday, January 7

The Renegades were far too good for the Hurricanes, claiming a six-wicket win which was set up by Sam Harper's excellent knock of 89, but also by Kane Richardson's four overs as he went for just 20. None of the Hurricanes batters were able to capitalise on strong starts, while the bowling simply wasn't up to scratch.

3 - Sam Harper (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - Martin Guptill (Melbourne Renegades)

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, Friday, January 6

The Sydney Sixers put together an excellent run chase of 173, with James Vince leading the way through his 91. Sean Abbott was the pick of the Sixers' bowlers, while power hitting from Marcus Stoinis gave the Stars a score that would always be tough to chase.

3 - James Vince (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars)

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Thursday, January 5

The Adelaide Strikers claimed the biggest chase in BBL history, managing to reach the Hurricanes' 229 with three balls to spare on the back of a Matt Short century. Chris Lynn also got going with the bat after Rashid Khan went at under seven runs per over to stop the score from ballooning even further. The runs were shared for the Hurricanes, but Caleb Jewel's 54 from 25 balls was particularly impressive.

3 - Matt Short (Adelaide Strikers)
2 - Chris Lynn (Adelaide Strikers)
1 - Caleb Jewell (Hobart Hurricanes)

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder, Wednesday, January 4

The Sydney Thunder were able to chase down 142 with three overs to spare against the Scorchers, with Oliver Davies and Alex Ross guiding the chase. That came after Ashton Turner single-handedly held the Scorchers together.

3 - Oliver Davies (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Alex Ross (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, Wednesday, January 4

The match was abandoned with no result possible.

No votes awarded.

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, Tuesday, January 3

The Melbourne Derby was marred by a controversial mankad attempt, but ended in a heavy 33-run win for the Renegades as they limited the Stars to 108 in pursuit of 141. It was a game dominated by the bowlers, with Tom Rogers taking 5 for 16 to lead the way.

3 - Tom Rogers (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Mackenzie Harvey (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Melbourne Renegades)

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, Monday, January 2

The Hobart Hurricanes put together a dominant run chase against the Adelaide Strikers, reaching the target of 178 with 2.4 overs to spare. Runs were shared, but it was Caleb Jewell and Ben McDermott's 86-run opening stand that paved the way to victory.

3 - Ben McDermott (Hobart Hurricanes)
2 - Caleb Jewell (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Patrick Dooley (Hobart Hurricanes)

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, Sunday, January 1

In a high-scoring thriller, 224 would prove to be a bridge too far for the Sydney Sixers. It was Nathan McSweeney and Josh Brown who led the way for the Brisbane Heat, before Michael Neser led the attack and took a superb catch to ensure a 15-run win.

3 - Josh Brown (Brisbane Heat)
2 - Michael Neser (Brisbane Heat)
1 - Nathan McSweeney (Brisbane Heat)

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, Sunday, January 1

The Perth Scorchers left it until the final over, but were able to complete a comfortable enough five-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades on the first day of the new year. Aaron Finch's 65 led the Renegades to 155, before Cameron Bancroft and Josh Inglis got the job done with the bat.

3 - Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Jason Behrendorff (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades)

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, Saturday, December 31

The Melbourne Stars registered a crucial victory on the back of Marcus Stoinis belting 74 from 35 on New Year's Eve. The eight-run win saw the Strikers put up a strong chase with the bat, but ultimately not able to match the big hitting of Stoinis, with Adam Zampa the pick of the bowlers.

3 - Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars)
2 - Adam Zampa (Melbourne Stars)
1 - Adam Hose (Adelaide Strikers)

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, Saturday, December 31

The Thunder scored a monstrous 228 in Albury, with Alex Hales and Oliver Davies both going strongly. It ultimately proved to be far too many for the Hurricanes despite the work of Matthew Wade, who belted 67 off 30, with Brendan Doggett picking up four wickets for the Thunder.

3 - Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Oliver Davies (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes)

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, Friday, December 30

The Renegades were only able to muster 124 against the Thunder, with none of the batsmen being able to get going in the face of tight, economical bowling. In reply, the Sixers did the chase easily, with James Vince and Kurtis Patterson leading the way.

3 - Chris Jordan (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Ben Dwarshuis (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Kurtis Patterson (Sydney Sixers)

Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, Thursday, December 29

The Scorchers bowling attack has set the tone for much of their season, and it was Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff who led the way again for the men in orange, taking 6 for 47 from 8 overs between them as they limited the Stars to 135. Ashton Turner then had his second big performance of the season, scoring 53 to lead the Scorchers to victory with 15 balls to spare.

3 - Jhye Richardson (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Jason Behrendorff (Perth Scorchers)

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers, Thursday, December 29

182 would prove to be enough for the Sydney Thunder against the Brisbane Heat, with the men in green picking up an 11-run victory on the back of Daniel Sams 36 from 15 and 2 wickets, as well as taking an excellent outfield catch. In a high-scoring game, Nathan McAndrew took four wickets, while Colin Munro's 98 from 53 balls single-handedly kept the Heat in the contest. James Bazley also took 4 and scored 29 to give the Heat a chance.

3 - Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Colin Munro (Brisbane Heat)
1 - James Bazley (Brisbane Heat)

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Wednesday, December 28

The Sydney Sixers' put together an excellent bowling performance to record a 34-run victory over the Melbourne Renegades despite defending only 149. Josh Philippe led the Sixers to their 149, before Ben Dwarshuis took 4 wickets to be the pick of the bowlers.

3 - Ben Dwarshuis (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)

Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, Tuesday, December 27

The Sydney Thunder have claimed the first ten-wicket victory of the season, demolishing the Brisbane Heat. Chris Green led the attack in restricting the Heat to 121, before Alex Hales and Matthew Gilkes chased down the score untroubled.

3 - Chris Green (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Matthew Gilkes (Sydney Thunder)

Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, Monday, December 26

In a back and forth contest, it was the Perth Scorchers who were able to pick up an important win at home over the Adelaide Strikers. The Strikers made just 133, never able to get going with the bat, before a constant stream of wickets left the Scorchers 6 for 72. Ashton Turner's 48 from 38 ultimately proved to be the difference between the two sides however.

3 - Ashton Turner (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers)
1 - Andrew Tye (Perth Scorchers)

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, Monday, December 26

The Sydney Sixers cruised to victory against the Melbourne Stars on Boxing Day, chasing down 150 for the loss of just 3 wickets. Moises Henriques was the star of the show with the bat for the men in pink, after Beau Webster's innings had earlier saved the Stars.

3 - Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Steve O'Keefe (Sydney Sixers)
1 - Beau Webster (Melbourne Stars)

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades, Saturday, December 24

In a low-scoring contest, the Hurricanes were able to edge the Renegades by eight runs on Christmas Eve. In a game dominated by bowlers, Riley Meredith was the pick of the bunch with his 3 for 12 from 4 overs.

3 - Riley Meredith (Hobart Hurricanes)
2 - Shadab Khan (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Akeal Hosein (Melbourne Renegades)

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Friday, December 23
The Adelaide Strikers have slumped to their first lost of the season with a defeat at the hands of the Brisbane Heat, who were set up excellently with the bat by Sam Billings and Max Bryant, before Michael Neser led the way with the ball. Despite failing with the bat, Matt Short was excellent with the ball, picking up three wickets for Adelaide.

3 - Sam Billings (Brisbane Heat)
2 - Michael Neser (Brisbane Heat)
1 - Matt Short (Adelaide Strikers)

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, Friday, December 23
The Perth Scorchers have run up the third-largest score in Big Bash League history, putting on 229 against the Melbourne Stars. Josh Inglis and Faf du Plessis led the way, before the bowling attack did its job in limiting the Stars to 168.

3 - Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Faf du Plessis (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Jason Behrendorff (Perth Scorchers)

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes, Thursday, December 22

In the first rain-reduced game of the season, the Sydney Sixers were able to belt 137 runs off their 14 overs, defeating the Hurricanes by just 6. It was Josh Philippe who set things up, with Hurricanes' import Asif Ali going incredibly close to snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat.

3 - Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
2 - Asif Ali (Hobart Hurricanes)
1 - Todd Murphy (Sydney Sixers)

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, Wednesday, December 21

The Melbourne Renegades were shaky in chasing what seemed a well below par 137 against the Brisbane Heat, but ultimately got the job done on the back of an Andre Russell half century. Earlier, It had been Akeal Hosein and Tom Rogers who starred with the ball, and only a Jimmy Peirson cameo which got the Heat as far as 137.

3 - Akeal Hosein (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Andre Russell (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - Tom Rogers (Melbourne Renegades)

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, Tuesday, December 20

An Alex Hales resurgence of 68 from 50 balls wasn't enough for the Sydney Thunder to slow the red-hot Adelaide Strikers down, as Matt Short was again the star of the show in the run chase. He was backed up solidly by the batting line-up, while Henry Thornton's form continued as pick of the bowlers.

3 - Matt Short (Adelaide Strikers)
2 - Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Henry Thornton (Adelaide Strikers)

Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, Monday, December 19

The Hobart Hurricanes were able to snatch victory away from the Perth Scorchers on the back of Patrick Dooley's 4 for 16, while a score had of 172 had earlier been set up by Matthew Wade and Tim David. Josh Inglis' 62 had put the Scorchers in the driver's seat, while Jhye Richardson's 3 for 26 was the pick of the bowlers for the men in orange.

3 - Patrick Dooley (Hobart Hurricanes)
2 - Jhye Richardson (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes)

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, Sunday, December 18

Aaron Finch was the star of the show, belting 70 from 43 balls for the Renegades as they chased down 174 against the Thunder with just a ball to spare, backed up by Nic Maddinson's 39 off 28 at the top of the order. Earlier, it was Rilee Rossouw who had sparked the Thunder to their score, with economical bowling from Kane Richardson keeping the score chasebale.

3 - Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Rilee Rossouw (Sydney Thunder)
1 - Nic Maddinson (Melbourne Renegades)

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers, Saturday, December 17

The Scorchers were able to hand the Sixers their second-straight loss in Perth on the first weekend of the tournament, with Jhye Richardson taking 4 for 9 from his 4 overs to set up a strong defence of 155. Earlier, Aaron Hardie's 55 off 32 balls guided the Scorchers to their winning score.

3 - Jhye Richardson (Perth Scorchers)
2 - Aaron Hardie (Perth Scorchers)
1 - Ashton Agar (Perth Scorchers)

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, Friday, December 16

The Sydney Thunder were bowled out for the lowest score in T20 history in their first home game of the year, making just 15 in response to the Strikers' 140. Henry Thornton took five wickets and Wes Agar four as the Strikers humiliated the men in green.

3 - Henry Thornton
2 - Wes Agar
1 - Chris Lynn

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, Friday, December 16

The Melbourne Stars picked up their first win of the season in their first home game, with a Joe Clarke century firing the men in green to 183. In response, the Hurricanes fell well short of the target, with Stars' import Luke Wood and leg-spinner Adam Zampa dominating with the ball.

3 - Joe Clarke (Melbourne Stars)
2 - Adam Zampa (Melbourne Stars)
1 - Luke Wood (Melbourne Stars)

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, Thursday, December 15

The Melbourne Renegades have recorded an opening win against the Brisbane Heat in Cairns, with Nic Maddinson's 87 off 49 balls setting up a score of 166. Akeal Hosein then led the bowling attack to restrict the Heat to 6 for 144, with Jimmy Peirson making 43 to top score, backed up by Colin Munro's 35.

3 - Nic Maddinson (Melbourne Renegades)
2 - Akeal Hosein (Melbourne Renegades)
1 - James Bazley (Brisbane Heat)

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, Wednesday, December 14

The Adelaide Strikers kicked things off with a 51-run win over the Sydney Sixers. Set up by Matthew Short's 84, the Strikers would make 184 from their 50 overs, before Henry Thronton and Rashid Khan were amongst the wickets to limit the men in magenta to 133.

3 - Matthew Short (Adelaide Strikers)
2 - Henry Thornton (Adelaide Strikers)
1 - Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers)

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, Tuesday December 13
The Sydney Thunder were able to get their season off to a thrilling start with a one-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars in Canberra. After taking 2 for 23, Gurinder Sandhu would hold up the tail end to score 20 off 16 balls and win his side the game in a chase of 122 after at one point being 7 for 89.

3 - Gurinder Sandhu (Sydney Thunder)
2 - Nathan Coulter-Nile (Melbourne Stars)
1 - Chris Green (Sydney Thunder)