Everything That You Need to Know about 8 Big Bash League Teams | BBL

Big Bash League or Popularly known with the name BBL is the second most Popular T20 Cricket League on the planet after IPL, not only that Big Bash also takes part in the Top 10 leagues in World with average attendance with a staggering number of 26,528 attending every BBL match on average.

In total there are 8 Franchise Teams Participating in BBL from 6 different cities, while Sydney and Melbourne enjoying with 2 franchises each.

Here I have mentioned almost everything about all the 8 BBL teams. go through these teams records, achievements, and statistics below.

1. Perth Scorchers:

Perth Scorchers
  • CITY: Perth
  • Ground: WACA GROUND, Optus Stadium
  • CAPTAIN: Mitchell Marsh
  • Coach: Adam Voges
  • Championship: 3 time champions (2013-14, 2014-15 & 2016-17)

By far Perth Scorchers is the most successful team of Big Bash League, they have won the championship three times and were runners up twice. They have won two BBL titles consecutively in the seasons 2013-14 & 2014-15.

Perth Scorchers Squad:

Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft*, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir (Pakistan), Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)

2. Adelaide Strikers:

Adelaide Strikers
  • CITY: Adelaide
  • Ground: Adelaide Oval
  • CAPTAIN: Travis Head
  • Coach: Jason Gillespie
  • Championship: 1-time champions (2017-18)

Adelaide strikers enjoy the highest crowd in the stadium cheering for them in their home ground. In 2015-16 or the BBL 05 season the average audience per match went up to 42,437 in the Adelaide Oval. Although they have not won that season, In the 2017-18 BBL season they have won Big Bash League Title by defeating Hobart Hurricanes in the thrilling Final by posting their opponents a massive target of 203 in 20 overs.

Adelaide Strikers Squad:

Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Michael Cormack, David Grant, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Nick Winter

3. Sydney Sixers:

Sydney Sixers
  • CITY: Sydney
  • Ground: Sydney Cricket Ground
  • CAPTAIN: Moises Henriques
  • Coach: Greg Shipperd
  • Championship: 1-time champions (2011-12)

Sydney Sixers created history by winning the first-ever BBL season in 2011-12, also in the same year (2012), they have won CLT20. but they have never won a cup after that.

Sydney Sixers Squad:

Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Juston Avendano, Tom Curran (England), Joe Denly (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, Greg West

4. Melbourne Renegades:

Melbourne Renegades
  • CITY: Melbourne
  • Ground: Marvel Stadium, GMHBA Stadium & Geelong
  • CAPTAIN: Aaron Finch
  • Coach: Andrew McDonald
  • Championship: 1-time champions (2018-19)

Melbourne Renegades Squad:

Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Harry Gurney (England)*, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari (Pakistan)*, Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth

5. Sydney Thunders:

Sydney Thunder
  • CITY: Sydney
  • Ground: ANZ Stadium. Spotless Stadium
  • CAPTAIN: Shane Watson
  • Coach: Shane Bond
  • Championship: 1-time champions (2015-16)

Sydney Thunders Squad:

Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler (England) Pat Cummins, Anton Devcich (New Zealand) Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Chris Jordan (England), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root (England), Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha

6. Brisbane Heat:

Brisbane Heat
  • CITY: Brisbane
  • Ground: The Gabba
  • CAPTAIN: Chris Lynn
  • Coach: Dareen Lehmann
  • Championship: 1-time champions (2012-13)

Brisbane Heat Squad:

Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson

7. Hobart Hurricanes:

Hobart Hurricanes
  • CITY: Hobart
  • Ground: Blundstone Arena, University of Tasmania Stadium
  • CAPTAIN: Matthew Wade
  • Coach: Adam Griffith
  • Championship: None

Hobart Hurricanes Squad:

Matthew Wade (c), Jofra Archer (England), George Bailey (c), Johan Botha, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (England), David Moody, Tim Paine, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Summers

8. Melbourne Stars:

Melbourne Stars
  • CITY: Melbourne
  • Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • CAPTAIN: Glenn Maxwell
  • Coach: David Hussey
  • Championship: None

Melbourne Stars Squad:

Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jonathan Merlo, Matt Parkinson (England)*, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa

Prize Money In BBL

  1. $450,000 – To the Champion of the season
  2. $260,000 – To the Runner up
  3. $80,000 – To each losing semi-finalist
  4. $20,000 – To the team finishing fifth in the season

Big Bash League Champions by Seasons

  1. BBL 01 (2011-12): Sydney Sixers
  2. BBL 02 (2012-13): Brisbane Heat
  3. BBL 03 (2013-14): Perth Scorchers
  4. BBL 04 (2014-15): Perth Scorchers
  5. BBL 05 (2015-16): Sydney Thunder
  6. BBL 06 (2016-17): Perth Scorchers
  7. BBL 07 (2017-18): Adelaide Strikers
  8. BBL 08 (2018-19): Melbourne Renegades
  9. BBL 09 (2019-20): Yet to be started

BBL Television Rights

Big Bash League is Telecasted in more than 105 countries across the globe on different Broadcasting Networks, The Australian Cricket Broadcasting Rights, which also Includes Big Bash League is Sold for a massive 920 Million US Dollars for Nine Network for a six-year period from 2018-2024.

Online Live Streaming of Big Bash League will be available on SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Willow TV Online, Foxtel Sports, 7Plus, and Optus Sport.

  1. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Australia: Fox Cricket, SEVEN Network(7mate)
  2. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In India: Sony Espn & Sony Six
  3. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In United Kingdom: BT Sport
  4. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Pakistan: PTV Sports
  5. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Bangladesh: Sony Six & Sony Espn
  6. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Sri Lanka: Sony Six
  7. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In United States: Willow & NBC Sports Gold
  8. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In South Africa: Supersport
  9. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In New Zealand: Sky Sports NZ
  10. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Papua New Guinea: NBC PNG
  11. Broadcasting Rights of BBL in Hong Kong: Fox Sports Asia
  12. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In South East Asia: Fox Sports Asia
  13. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Central Asia: SPN Sports India
  14. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Africa: Kwese Sports
  15. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Canada: CBN & ATN Cricket Plus
  16. Broadcasting Rights of BBL In Zimbabwe: Kwese Sports
  17. Broadcasting Rights of BBL in Caribean Islands: Sports Max, Flow Sports

Caribean Islands Includes: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands (including Tortola), Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eustatius, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saba, Suriname, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Martin, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands

Africa Includes:  Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Rwanda Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, St Helena, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Southeast Asia Includes: Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Middle East Asia Includes: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen, Chad, Djibouti, and South Sudan