The 2018 Big Bash season is already reaching its conclusion, and the cream of the crop are preparing themselves to fight it out as the Finals kick off. After finishing on top of the table, the Perth Scorchers have a great chance to win consecutive titles for the second time in five years, while the Adelaide Strikers have the best chance in franchise history to take home a maiden championship.
As things begin to heat up, it’s important to review the best way to keep on top of all the action. Fortunately for Big Bash fans, you won’t have to miss a key moment, with all the action live on free-to-air TV, or available for streaming online with a 3-day Cricket Australia Live Pass.
Big Bash 2018 Preview
The Perth Scorchers and the Adelaide Strikers had been the dominant two teams all last season, and they will be the teams to beat come Finals time. The Scorchers’ sensational bowling attack has been a strength, while the Strikers’ consistency with both bat and ball has held them in good stead. They have locked up the top two positions, meaning the two semi-finals will be hosted in their home towns.
The Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes sealed the third and fourth positions respectively, but each will be underdogs going into their respective semi-final clashes. The format is simple; lose, and you’re out.
How to watch the Big Bash Live
Aussie Big Bash fans have been given plenty of options to watch the Finals. Live streaming to eligible mobile devices is offered through the Cricket Australia Live Pass, or for those who prefer to watch it on the big screen in the comfort of their favourite room, the games are all broadcast live and in High Definition on free-to-air network Channel 10.
Cricket Australia Live Pass Review
Unlike some of the other Channel Ten programming, you will not be able to stream the Big bash final through their live streaming service, Tenplay. This makes the Cricket Australia Live Pass the best way to access the Big Bash on the run. It allows you to stream Big Bash games live, either through an annual pass or via the purchase of daily subscriptions. The best value subscription is the 365 Pass. As the name suggests, this gives you access to live streaming of both International cricket games played within Australia for a one year period, which includes all BBL matches. For those wishing to watch just a single day’s action, a Day Pass is also available.
You’ll be able to stream all of this on a wide range of devices, as Cricket Australia Live: The Official App, is available on all iOS and Android devices, while PC’s and Mac’s will also be able to stream the action via the Cricket Australia website. The cost depends on the pass, but all options offer great value for the user. The 365 Pass comes in at just $29.99, while you’ll be able to catch a day’s worth of action with a Day Pass for just $5.99. Purchasing the Live Pass in Australia is simple; either download the app and purchase the pass through it, or buy it online on the Cricket Australia website.
Big Bash Finals on Free to Air
Given the games are played in the evening in Australia, many Aussie Big Bash fans will be more than happy to settle into the comfort of their couch to watch the games. These fans will have the ability to watch every game live and in High Definition through Network Ten. Channel Ten, the official Big Bash Finals free to air network, offers comprehensive coverage of every game, including ball-by-ball action as well as pre-game and post-game analysis from some of the game’s most respected names.
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