Big Bash League 2018-19 Team Players List
The latest Big Bash League squads for the 2018-2019 edition of the competition will be updated soon. The BBL which has already seven seasons of tough t20 competition and this eighth edition will only get more exciting.
Why so one might ask? That’s because this season of the BBL will be the first ever in the history of Big Bash League cricket to see each side okay all other seven teams on a home and away basis.
And that would mean each side plays 14 games in a rather longish tournament. This will also force the teams and their scouts to look for players for their Big Bash League squads who fit the bill and can play through this extended season.
The BBL which was a replacement for the previous T20 competition by the name of T20 Big Bash will see 56 league games played this year.
The top four teams on the points table at the end of the league stage will qualify for the semi-finals.
So far the BBL squads haven’t been announced but the teams which will participate in the tournament are Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Hobart Hurricanes, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder.
The Scorchers have won the BBL title thrice now and will be watched by the fans as the team to beat, having made it to the final on five occasions. The squads of Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers have won the title once apiece as well.
Among other squads the Hobart Hurricanes have made the final twice and lost on both occasions while the Stars squad has gotten to the final once before this.
There is a salary cap for all the Big Bash League squads and for every season this cap is decided by the CA beforehand. BIG BASH 2018-19 team squads is placed below.
BBL Squads 2018-19
Adelaide Strikers squad: Travis Head (captain), Alex Carey, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Colin Ingram, David Grant, Jake Lehmann, Jake Weatherald , Jonathan Wells, Liam O Connor, Matthew Short, Michael Cormack, Michael Neser, Nick Winter, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar
Brisbane Heat squad: Chris Lynn (captain), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Brendon McCullum, Jack Prestwidge, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Joe Burns, Mark Steketee, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw,Max Bryant, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sam Heazlett
Hobart Hurricanes squad: George Bailey (captain), Aaron Summers, Ben McDermott, Caleb Paul Jewell, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, David Moody, Jake Doran, James Faulkner,Jofra Archer, Johan Botha, Matthew Wade, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Thomas Rogers, Tim Paine, Tymal Mills
Melbourne Renegades squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Beau Webster, Cameron Boyce, Cameron White, Chris Tremain, Daniel Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Joe Mennie, Jon Holland, Kane Richardson, Mackenzie Harvey, Marcus Harris, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Tim Ludeman, Tom Cooper, Will Sutherland, Zak Evans
Melbourne Stars squad: Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, David Willey,Hilton Cartwright, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Whiteman, Shaun Marsh
Perth Scorchers squad: Mitchell Marsh (captain), Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, David Willey,Hilton Cartwright, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Whiteman, Shaun Marsh
Sydney Sixers squad: Ben Dwarshuis, Daniel Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Henry Thornton, Jack Edwards,Joe Denly, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Justin Avendano, Lloyd Pope, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Sean Abbott, Steve OKeefe, Tom Curran
Sydney Thunder squad: Anton Devcich, Arjun Nair, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Chris Jordan, Daniel Sams,Fawad Ahmed, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Jay Lenton, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Kurtis Patterson, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Pat Cummins, Ryan Gibson, Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja
Latest BBL Squads News
John Hastings might not feature in the BBL this year before of a strange ailment which is causing him to cough up blood. Two of the new players to sign up for this season’s BBL are Mujeeb ur Rahman of Afghanistan and Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal.
England’s Matt Parkinson has also been signed up by Melbourne Stars in what has been a surprise move. Parkinson grabbed 25 wickets in the T20 Blast last season, finishing second in the top bowlers’ list.
Sydney Sixers have managed to sign a leg-spinner who is often tipped tor be the next Shane Warne, in the form of Lloyd Pope. Pope was a part of the Australia Under-19 team that played in the World Cup.
The Melbourne Renegades have added Harry Gurney and Usman Shinwari to their squad for this season of the Big Bash League too. The Brisbane Heat added Matt Kuhnemann to their squad after being impressed by his performance in other domestic cricket. The Renegades had also released Dwayne Bravo, who has now joined cross-town rivals Melbourne Stars for this season.