As the northern hemisphere takes a break from all things and heads into the holiday season, the southern hemisphere gears up for a summer of all things sporty. Australia is the destination for summer sports and they do it all in style. Of the many sporting events happening there, the Big Bash League and the women’s Big Bash League are the hottest sport league tournaments that are held during the months of December and January.
At the heart of it, the BBL is still pure cricket but with much more flamboyance and fan engagement. A Big Bash league game is one of the most engaging experiences for cricket fans. The game doesn't just happen within the boundary circle but the entire grounds are vivid with fans immersed in the action. The Big Bash league teams are quintessentially Australian. Teams from all corners for the country come together to battle it out for the title. The Big Bash league teams players list includes an illustrious list of top cricket professionals as well as some talented newcomers.
Here are some details that you need to know about the eight teams playing in the Big Bash League:
Adelaide Strikers: Representing the capital of South Australia, team Adelaide always ensures powerhouse entertainment with their matches in the BBL. Currently, former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie is their coach, whereas Travis Head is their captain. Their home ground is the Adelaide Oval.
Among batsmen, some of the most successful run-scorer are Travis Head, Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald. On the other hand, their bowling lineup is strengthened by great players such as Ben Laughlin and Michael Neser. They had won the seventh season of the BBL in the past.
Brisbane Heat: Winners of the second season of BBL, Brisbane Heat represents the city of the same name in the Australian state of Queensland. Their home ground is the Brisbane Cricket Ground which is also known as the Gabba.
Chris Lynn is the captain of the team whereas Darren Lehmann is the coach. Captain Chris is known to be one of the most explosive batsman in the Big Bash League. Another heavy-hitting batsman in the squad is Ben Cutting whose strike rate is one of the best in the league. Among bowlers, one must keep an eye out for Josh Lalor, Mark Steketee and Mitch Swepson.
Hobart Hurricanes: Based in Tasmania, the home ground of Hobart Hurricanes is Blundstone Arena. The current captain of the team is Matthew Wade whereas former Australian bowling coach Adam Griffith mentors the team.
All-rounder D'Arcy Short and batsman Ben McDermott have the highest individual scores in the team, making them a duo to watch out for. On the bowling front, James Faulkner and Jofra Archer are talents to keep an eye on.
Melbourne Renegades: Based in the Australian state of Victoria, the team has two home grounds - Marvel Stadium, Melbourne and GMHBA Stadium, Geelong. Currently, Andrew McDonald coaches the team and Aaron Finch is the captain of the team. The team had won the eighth season of the Big Bash League.
Tom Cooper and Marcus Harris are two of the most powerful batsmen in the team. On the bowling side, Kane Richardson and Dan Christian have proved to be ace wicket-takers.
Melbourne Stars: Just like Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars are also based out of Melbourne in Victoria. Their home ground is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is the largest cricket stadium in the world. The team’s captain is Glenn Maxwell and it is coached by David Hussey.
Nic Maddinson and Glenn Maxwell are two of the highest run-scorers in the team. On the other hand, the bowling squad is strengthened with the presence of Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa.
Perth Scorchers: Representing Perth in BBL, it is the most successful team in the league with three championship wins. The team’s current captain is Mitchell Marsh, whereas their coach is Adam Voges. The team’s home ground is Perth Stadium.
Their batting side features promising talents such as Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft and captain Mitchell Marsh. On the bowling front, some of the highest wicket-takers are Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff.
Sydney Sixers: Winners of the inaugural season of Big Bash League, the home ground of the team is the Sydney Cricket Ground. Their captain is Moises Henriques and their coach is Greg Shipperd.
The battling lineup of team Sydney comprises of powerful players such as Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk and captain Moises Henriques. Among bowlers, Sean Abbott and Ben Dwarshuis are two names to watch out for.
Sydney Thunder: Based out of Sydney, the home ground of the team is the Sydney Showground Stadium, also known as Giants Stadium. They won the fifth edition of the BBL. The team’s captain is Callum Ferguson and New Zealander Shane Bond is their coach.
Two prominent names in their batting lineup are Usman Khawaja and Chris Green along with their captain. Their bowling lineup is anchored by the presence of Gurinder Sandhu, Pat Cummins and Daniel Sams.
Now that you have some insights into the men’s league, let us have a look at the women’s league.
It is mandatory for the Big Bash league teams’ players to be a mix of Australian as well as international players. This diversifies the game and adds just the perfect pinch of skill and entertainment. As every team needs to have an overseas player, the chances are that we will soon see some Indian names in the men’s BBL. The Big Bash League is a fantastic place to spot some cricket legends as familiar names from the Aussie and Kiwi teams are active in the Big Bash League games as coaches and advisors.
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|Date & Time||Matches||Stadium|
|17th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder||The Gabba|
|18th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers||SCG|
|19th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder||Geelong|
|20th Dec 2019 (9:15 AM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers||Alice Springs|
|20th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars||Gold Coast|
|21st Dec 2019 (12:40 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers||TBC|
|21st Dec 2019 (3:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades||Perth Stadium|
|22nd Dec 2019 (9:15 AM)||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC|
|22nd Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat||SCG|
|23rd Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Oval|
|24th Dec 2019 (9:15 AM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades||Bellerive|
|26th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers||Perth Stadium|
|27th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers||Gold Coast|
|28th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder||SCG|
|29th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers||Docklands|
|30th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars||UTAS Stadium|
|31st Dec 2019 (1:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Oval|
|1st Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||Gold Coast|
|2nd Jan 2020 (10:10 AM)||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars||Sydney Showground|
|2nd Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers||Docklands|
|3rd Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat||Bellerive|
|4th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades||MCG|
|5th Jan 2020 (1:10 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers||TBC|
|5th Jan 2020 (4:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Perth Stadium|
|6th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||Sydney Showground|
|7th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers||Geelong|
|8th Jan 2020 (10:10 AM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers||Adelaide Oval|
|8th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder||MCG|
|9th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba|
|10th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars||Docklands|
|11th Jan 2020 (12:40 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Showground|
|11th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||Perth Stadium|
|12th Jan 2020 (10:10 AM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades||Adelaide Oval|
|12th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers||MCG|
|13th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers||Bellerive|
|14th Jan 2020(10:10 AM)||Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers||Gabba|
|15th Jan 2020 (12:40 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades||TBC|
|15th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars||Perth Stadium|
|16th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes||SCG|
|17th Jan 2020 (10:10 AM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Oval|
|18th Jan 2020 (10:10 AM)||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers||MCG|
|18th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers||Sydney Showground|
|19th Jan 2020 (9:15 AM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers||UTAS Stadium|
|19th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades||Gabba|
|20th Jan 2020 (1:10 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars||SCG|
|20th Jan 2020 (4:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder||Perth Stadium|
|21st Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes||Docklands|
|22nd Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Oval|
|23rd Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers||Gabba|
|24th Jan 2020 (12:40 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||Bellerive|
|24th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers||Perth Stadium|
|25th Jan 2020 (10:10 AM)||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades||SCG|
|25th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat||MCG|
|26th Jan 2020 (9:15 AM)||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers||Sydney Showground|
|26th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval|
|27th Jan 2020 (9:15 AM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat||Docklands|
|30th Jan 2020||4th-placed Vs 5th-placed||TBC|
|31st Jan 2020||1st-place vs 2nd-placed||TBC|
|1st Feb 2020||3rd-placed Vs winner of the eliminator||TBC|
|6th Feb 2020||The loser of qualifier vs winner of the knockout||TBC|
|8th Feb 2020||Winner of the qualifier vs winner of the challenger||TBC|