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 Time Teams Venue
Wed Dec 19 7:15 PM Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers The Gabba
Thu Dec 20 7:15 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Marvel Stadium
Fri Dec 21 7:15 PM Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Manuka Oval
Sat Dec 22 3:30 PM Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers* SCG
Sat Dec 22 7:00 PM Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes* Metricon Stadium
Sun Dec 23 7:15 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval
Mon Dec 24 3:45 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars* Blundstone Arena
Mon Dec 24 7:15 PM Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Spotless Stadium
Wed Dec 26 7:15 PM Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Optus Stadium
Thu Dec 27 7:15 PM Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars SCG
Fri Dec 28 7:15 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Blundstone Arena
Sat Dec 29 7:00 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers* Marvel Stadium
Sun Dec 30 7:15 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers UTAS Stadium
Mon Dec 31 7:15 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval
January
Tue Jan 1 2:45 PM Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Metricon Stadium
Tue Jan 1 7:15 PM Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades MCG
Wed Jan 2 7:15 PM Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Spotless Stadium
Thu Jan 3 7:15 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers TBC
Fri Jan 4 7:15 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Blundstone Arena
Sat Jan 5 6:15 PM Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder* Metricon Stadium
Sat Jan 5 9:30 PM Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat* Optus Stadium
Sun Jan 6 7:15 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Adelaide Oval
Mon Jan 7 7:15 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Marvel Stadium
Tue Jan 8 7:15 PM Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat Spotless Stadium
Wed Jan 9 7:15 PM Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers MCG
Thu Jan 10 7:15 PM Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades The Gabba
Fri Jan 11 7:00 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars* Adelaide Oval
Sun Jan 13 2:45 PM Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers* Spotless Stadium
Sun Jan 13 6:35 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat TBC
Sun Jan 13 9:35 PM Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium
Mon Jan 14 7:15 PM Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes MCG
Wed Jan 16 7:15 PM Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades SCG
Thu Jan 17 7:15 PM Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder The Gabba
Fri Jan 18 9:30 PM Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes* Optus Stadium
Sat Jan 19 6:45 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars* Marvel Stadium
Sun Jan 20 7:15 PM Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat SCG
Mon Jan 21 7:15 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval
Tue Jan 22 7:15 PM Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Spotless Stadium
Wed Jan 23 2:45 PM Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers TBC
Wed Jan 23 7:15 PM Sydney Sixers Hobart Hurricanes SCG
Thu Jan 24 9:40 PM Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Optus Stadium
Sun Jan 27 7:40 PM Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat MCG
Mon Jan 28 9:15 PM Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades Optus Stadium
Tue Jan 29 4:00 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat* Blundstone Arena
Tue Jan 29 7:00 PM Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers* SCG
Wed Jan 30 7:15 PM Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder* Marvel Stadium
Thu Jan 31 7:40 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers UTAS Stadium
February
Fri Feb 1 7:40 PM Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers The Gabba
Sat Feb 2 7:00 PM Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder* SCG
Sun Feb 3 6:15 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat* Adelaide Oval
Sun Feb 3 9:15 PM Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Optus Stadium
Thu Feb 7 7:40 PM Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades Blundstone Arena
Fri Feb 8 8:40 PM Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars The Gabba
Sat Feb 9 2:45 PM Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Traeger Park, Alice Springs
Sat Feb 9 6:15 PM Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes* Manuka Oval
Sun Feb 10 2:45 PM Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers MCG
Finals
Thu Feb 14 TBC TBC vs TBC TBC
Fri Feb 15 TBC TBC vs TBC TBC
Sun Feb 17 TBC TBC vs TBC TBC

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.