2019-20 Big Bash League BBL 09 Season Updates
The Big Bash League is the premier Australian T20 competition that is played in the months of December and January each year between eight teams. It was a replacement for the previous T20 competition by the name of T20 Big Bash and has eight teams play each other in a league-cum-knock-out format. BBL 2019-20 fixtures and dates are placed below.
Since the eighth edition of the Big Bash League, the format of the competition was changed to allow each team to play the seven other sides in a home and away league, making it 14 matches for each side. This was after the tournament became successful enough for the Aussie board to take that step forward from each team playing just 10 games during the league stage.
At the end of this league, the top four sides will make it to the semi-finals, unlike the PSL which has playoffs associated with it.
The eight teams in question in the Big Bash League are Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Hobart Hurricanes, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. The Scorchers are the most successful franchise in the history of the Big Bash League with three titles to their name to go with two runner-up positions. No other team has won the BBL more than once, with the Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers having clinched the title once apiece.
The Hobart Hurricanes have been two-time runner-up without winning the Big Bash League even once, the Stars have made it to the final on one occasion while the Renegades haven’t got there even once.
The Big Bash League squads are formulated by the teams signing up for players within the given salary cap. Each year this salary cap is raised a little but teams are strictly expected to adhere to that cap. BBL teams consist of 18 players of which there are two rookie contracts and two overseas players at the most, while two extra replacement cricketers can be signed up in case any of the main 18 need replacing because of injury issues or if they need to be signed up by the national side. Big Bash League 2019-20 schedule is placed below.
BBL 2019/20 Schedule & Fixtures
|Date & Time||BBL 2019-20 Schedule||Venue|
|17th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder||The Gabba|
|18th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers||SCG|
|19th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder||Geelong|
|20th Dec 2019 (2:45 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers||Alice Springs|
|20th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars||Gold Coast|
|21st Dec 2019 (6:10 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers||TBC|
|21st Dec 2019 (9:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades||Perth Stadium|
|22nd Dec 2019 (2:45 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC|
|22nd Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat||SCG|
|23rd Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Oval|
|24th Dec 2019 (2:45 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades||Bellerive|
|26th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers||Perth Stadium|
|27th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers||Gold Coast|
|28th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder||SCG|
|29th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers||Docklands|
|30th Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars||UTAS Stadium|
|31st Dec 2019 (7:10 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder||Adelaide Oval|
|1st Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||Gold Coast|
|2nd Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars||Sydney Showground|
|2nd Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers||Docklands|
|3rd Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat||Bellerive|
|4th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades||MCG|
|5th Jan 2020 (6:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers||TBC|
|5th Jan 2020 (9:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Perth Stadium|
|6th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat||Sydney Showground|
|7th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers||Geelong|
|8th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers||Adelaide Oval|
|8th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder||MCG|
|9th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes||Gabba|
|10th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars||Docklands|
|11th Jan 2020 (6:10 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes||Sydney Showground|
|11th Jan 2020 (9:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||Perth Stadium|
|12th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades||Adelaide Oval|
|12th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers||MCG|
|13th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers||Bellerive|
|14th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers||Gabba|
|15th Jan 2020 (6:10 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades||TBC|
|15th Jan 2020 (9:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars||Perth Stadium|
|16th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes||SCG|
|17th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat||Adelaide Oval|
|18th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers||MCG|
|18th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers||Sydney Showground|
|19th Jan 2020 (9:45 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers||UTAS Stadium|
|19th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades||Gabba|
|20th Jan 2020 (6:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars||SCG|
|20th Jan 2020 (9:40 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder||Perth Stadium|
|21st Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes||Docklands|
|22nd Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars||Adelaide Oval|
|23rd Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers||Gabba|
|24th Jan 2020 (6:10 PM)||Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder||Bellerive|
|24th Jan 2020 (9:10 PM)||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers||Perth Stadium|
|25th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM)||Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades||SCG|
|25th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat||MCG|
|26th Jan 2020 (2:45 PM)||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers||Sydney Showground|
|26th Jan 2020 (7:10 PM)||Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes||Adelaide Oval|
|27th Jan 2020 (2:45 PM)||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|
BBL Squads 2019/20
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. Big Bash League 2019/20 all teams players squads are placed below.
Adelaide Strikers squad: Travis Head (captain), Wes Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Phil Salt (England), Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Cameron White, Nick Winter
Brisbane Heat squad: Chris Lynn (captain), Tom Banton (England), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, AB de Villiers (South Africa), Sam Heazlett, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan – international replacement), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, James Pattinson, James Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)
Hobart Hurricanes squad: George Bailey (captain), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Jofra Archer (England), George Bailey, Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Tom Rogers, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Summers
Melbourne Renegades squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Harry Gurney (England), Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth
Melbourne Stars squad: Glenn Maxwell (captain), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Pat Brown (England)
Perth Scorchers squad: Mitchell Marsh (captain), Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman
Sydney Sixers squad: Moises Henriques (captain), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Jackson Bird, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, James Vince (England), Steve Smith
Sydney Thunder squad: Callum Ferguson (captain), Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Morris (South Africa), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain, Tanveer Sangha
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.
BBL 2019-20 Broadcast TV Channels & Live Streaming
The Big Bash League is broadcast live on television around the world with Australian viewers now able to watch is on Fox Sports after the previous contract with Channel Ten was ended last season. The Seven Network will also be involved in some sort of a simulcast.
If you are in New Zealand, you can watch it on Sky Sport while Sony ESPN will telecast it in the Indian subcontinent except for Pakistan where the BBL will be live on PTV. Supersport is the place to watch the BBL if you are in South Africa while UK viewers can watch the BBL live on BT Sport. In the USA, Willow TV has all the rights to telecast the BBL while Canadians can watch it on CBN & ATN Cricket Plus.
Tickets for the KFC BBL|08 will be released mid-year and can be purchased from the official Big Bash League website here.