Big Bash League (BBL) 2018 Schedule

The Big Bash League is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia.

Cricket Australia took the initiative of starting a franchise T20 cricket league. Big Bash League, popularly recognized as BBL, soon became the most famous cricket league among all cricket playing nations. In 2019, KFC BBL will be the nineth season. In the past BBL has received a huge response from fans all over the world, making it one of the richest cricket league in the world. Following the trend, many countries started their own leagues which include IPL BPL, CPL and many more, but after IPL no league beacame as popular as Big Bash League.

Teams

Teams Captains Coach Home Ground
Adelaide Strikers Travis Head
Colin Ingram
Jason Gillespie Adelaide Oval
Brisbane Heat Brendon McCullum
Chris Lynn
Daniel Vettori The Gabba
Hobart Hurricanes George Bailey Gary Kirsten Blundstone Arena
Melbourne Renegades Aaron Finch
Cameron White
Dwayne Bravo
Andrew McDonald Etihad Stadium
Melbourne Stars John Hastings Stephen Fleming Melbourne Cricket Ground
Perth Scorchers Adam Voges
Ashton Turner
Justin Langer WACA Ground/ Optus Stadium
Sydney Sixers Moises Henriques
Johan Botha
Greg Shipperd Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Thunder Shane Watson Paddy Upton Spotless Stadium

BBL Venue

Name of the Stadium Capacity City Home team
Current Ground
Adelaide Oval 53,583 Adelaide Adelaide Strikers
Blundstone Arena 19,500 Hobart Hobart Hurricanes
Etihad Stadium 53,359 Melbourne Melbourne Renegades
Perth Stadium 60,000 Perth Perth Scorchers
The Gabba 42,000 Brisbane Brisbane Heat
Melbourne Cricket Ground 1,00,024 Melbourne Melbourne Stars
Sydney Cricket Ground 48,000 Sydney Sydney Sixers
Secondary Grounds
UTAS Stadium 21,000 Launceston Hobart Hurricanes
Traeger Park 10,000 Alice Springs Adelaide Strikers
Manuka Oval 12,000 Canberra Neutral Venue (BBL 04 Final), Sydney Thunder (2017/18 BBL)
Former Grounds
WACA Ground 20,000 Perth Perth Scorchers (2011–2018)
Stadium Australia 82,000 Sydney Sydney Thunder (2011–2014)

BBL Broadcast partners

Countries Network
Australia Network Ten (2013–present)
Fox Sports (2011–13)
New Zealand Sky Sport
Bangladesh STAR Sports
Pakistan PTV Sports
South Africa SuperSport
India STAR Sports(2011–2017)
SONY ESPN (2017–2022)
Sri Lanka STAR Sports
SONY ESPN
United Kingdom BT Sport
Channel 5 (5 FTA matches in 2016–17)
Sky Sports (2011–16)
United States Willow
NBCSN (10 games in 2016/17)
Canada CBN & ATN Cricket Plus(2016/17–2020/21)

Big Bash League Tournament results

Season Winner Result Runner-up
2011–12 Sydney Sixers Sixers won by 7 wickets Perth Scorchers
2012–13 Brisbane Heat Heat won by 34 runs Perth Scorchers
2013–14 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 39 runs Hobart Hurricanes
2014–15 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 4 wickets Sydney Sixers
2015–16 Sydney Thunder Thunder won by 3 wickets Melbourne Stars
2016–17 Perth Scorchers Scorchers won by 9 wickets Sydney Sixers
2017–18 Adelaide Strikers Strikers won by 25 runs Hobart Hurricanes

BBL 2017-18 Teams Schedule

THE Big Bash finals have been decided, with some spicy match-ups and talk of revenge being on the menu for one scorned side. But not all the big names will be there — with the semi-finals set to be robbed of some serious star power.

Date Team Result
19-Dec Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars in Brisbane Brisbane Heat won by 15 runs
20-Dec Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades in Hobart Melbourne Renegades won by 7 wkts
21-Dec Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder in Adelaide Adelaide Strikers won by 53 runs
23-Dec Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat in Melbourne Melbourne Renegades won by 7 wkts
23-Dec Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars in Perth Perth Scorchers won by 13 runs
26-Dec Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder in Brisbane Brisbane Heat won by 6 wkts (DLS method- Match reduced to 17 overs due to rain)
27-Dec Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers in Sydney Adelaide Strikers won by 6 runs
28-Dec Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers in Melbourne Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts
29-Dec Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder in Launceston Sydney Thunder won by 57 runs
30-Dec Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat in Adelaide Adelaide Strikers won by 56 runs
31-Dec Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes in Sydney Hobart Hurricanes won by 9 runs
01-Jan Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers in Perth Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts
01-Jan Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat in Melbourne Brisbane Heat won by 9 wkts
02-Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers in Geelong Melbourne Renegades won by 8 wkts
03-Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers in Hobart Hobart Hurricanes won by 7 runs
04-Jan Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers in Brisbane Brisbane Heat won by 49 runs
05-Jan Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades in Melbourne Melbourne Renegades won by 6 wkts
06-Jan Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers in Sydney Adelaide Strikers won by 25 runs
07-Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers in Hobart Hobart Hurricanes won by 5 runs
08-Jan Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades in Perth Perth Scorchers won by 5 wkts
08-Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars in Adelaide Adelaide Strikers won by 8 wkts
09-Jan Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes in Brisbane Hobart Hurricanes won by 3 runs
10-Jan Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers in Sydney Sydney Thunder won by 3 runs
11-Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars in Melbourne Melbourne Stars won by 23 runs
12-Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers in Alice Springs Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts
13-Jan Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder in Sydney Sydney Sixers won by 8 wkts
13-Jan Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat in Hobart Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts
15-Jan Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers in Melbourne Sydney Sixers won by 8 wkts
16-Jan Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes in Adelaide Adelaide Strikers won by 11 runs
17-Jan Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat in Sydney Sydney Sixers won by 9 wkts
18-Jan Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder in Melbourne Sydney Thunder won by 7 wkts
20-Jan Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes in Perth Perth Scorchers won by 5 wkts
20-Jan Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers in Melbourne Adelaide Strikers won by 26 runs
22-Jan Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars in Sydney Sydney Sixers won by 5 wkts
23-Jan Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades in Canberra Melbourne Renegades won by 9 runs
24-Jan Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers in Perth Perth Scorchers won by 4 wkts
25-Jan Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes in Melbourne Melbourne Stars won by 3 wkts
27-Jan Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades in Brisbane Melbourne Renegades won by 26 runs
27-Jan Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes in Perth Hobart Hurricanes won by 71 runs
01-Feb Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades in Adelaide Adelaide Strikers won by 1 run
02-Feb Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes in Adelaide Adelaide Strikers won by 25 runs
04-Feb Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers in Sydney Sydney Thunder won by 5 wkts

Big Bash Salary cap & Contracting period

The Big Bash League's salary cap was $1.05 million for the third season, a $50,000 increase from the two previous seasons, which were played under a salary cap of $1 million. In February 2015, BBL salary cap increased to $1.30 million for the fifth season of BBL.

Currently, the salary cap has increased to $1.60 million. Under the $1.60 million salary cap, a team can sign a total of 18 contracted players consisting of a minimum of 2 rookie contracts and maximum of 2 overseas players. In addition, 2 overseas replacement players can also be signed by a team.

Big Bash Broadcast Rights

Countries Network
Australia Network Ten (2013–present)
Fox Sports (2011–13)
New Zealand Sky Sport
Bangladesh STAR Sports
Pakistan PTV Sports
South Africa SuperSport
India STAR Sports(2011–2017)
SONY ESPN (2017–2022)

Prize money

Cricket Australia increased the prize money for the BBL to a total of $890,000 for the four finalists from 2015–16 season, after the Champions League Twenty20 tournament was discontinued with effect from 2015. The prize money will be split between the teams as follows:

$20,000 – To the team finishing fifth in the season
$80,000 – To each losing semi-finalist
$260,000 – To the Runner up
$450,000 – To the Champion of the season

However, the additional cash increase of $600,000 will go to successful clubs and not their players. Up to the 2014–15 BBL season, a total prize money of $290,000 was awarded.

Big Bash Rules

Every match that is played in KFC BBL is about much the same thing, if you’re batting, you have to make as many runs as you can and if you’re bowling, you have to take wickets and stop your opposite team to make runs.

Types of Out

  • Retired
  • Bowled
  • Caught
  • Hit the ball twice
  • Hit wicket
  • Leg before wicket (lbw)
  • Obstructing the field
  • Run out
  • Stumped
  • Timed out
  • Handled the ball

Maximum Run in a ball

As far as the answer of the tricky question – how many runs can be taken by a batsman by running? – is concerned, a pair can run as many runs as it can, till the time the ball is in play. There is no limit to it as per the cricket laws.

SETTING THE FIELD

In Cricket Two positions are set – the bowler and the wicketkeeper. The other nine fielders can be placed wherever the captain determines.

Now coming to BBL Field settings :-

  1. In the first six overs only two fielders are allowed in the outfield with the rest remaining in the infield.
  2. At the end of the first six overs another three players can head out into the outfield if the captain wishes.