MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: Luke Wright of the Melbourne Stars raises his bat after scoring 100 runs during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 2, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

With the opening match of the BBL06 season beginning next Tuesday with the Sydney derby between the Sixers and the Thunder, here at Zero Wicket we thought it would be time to make our predictions for the upcoming season.

We see just one change from the top four of last season, as the Adelaide Strikers, the first-placed side in BBL05, drop down into fifth, and the Melbourne Renegades sneak into the top four.

  1. Melbourne Stars
  2. Sydney Thunder 
  3. Perth Scorchers
  4. Melbourne Renegades
  5. Adelaide Strikers
  6. Brisbane Heat
  7. Hobart Hurricanes
  8. Sydney Sixers

The two sides from last season's grand final finish in the top two positions this season, as we believe they're both the sides to beat this year once again.

Each side's BBL06 campaign has been previewed in depth, so just click on a team name to see their preview!