Big Bash League 2018-19 – Teams, Squads, Captains & Schedule

The Big Bash League 2018-19 is all set to begin on 19th December 2018. This is the 8th season of the domestic T20 tournament played in Australia. Adelaide Strikers are the defending champions as they defeated Hobart Hurricanes in the final of Big Bash League 2017-18 at Adelaide Oval on 4th February 2018. With a total of 59 matches being played, the fans will be excited to find out the Big Bash Predictions as the league progresses.

Check out the teams, and their squads for the BBL 2018-19 season.



There will be 8 teams participating in the Big Bash League 2018-19 season.


Adelaide Strikers

Brisbane Heat

Hobart Hurricanes

Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers

Sydney Sixers

Sydney Thunder



Adelaide Strikers

Travis Head will be leading the Adelaide Strikers in this season of the BBL and the side will be coached by Jason Gillespie

Big Bash 2018 Winners
Big Bash 2018 Winners – Adelaide Strikers

The batsmen included in this squad are – Alex Carey (wk), Colin Ingram, Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells.

Here are the all-rounders in this squad – Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Cameron Valente.

The bowling unit comprises of Wes Agar, David Grant, Michel Cormack, Ben Laughlin, Liam O Connor, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, and Nick Winter.

Adelaide Oval will be the home ground for Adelaide Strikers.


Brisbane Heat

Brendon McCullum will be the captain for Brisbane Heat in the BBL 2018-19 and Daniel Vettori will be the coach of the team. The Gabba will be the home ground for Brisbane Heat.

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


Hobart Hurricanes

Blundstone Arena is the home ground for Hobart Hurricanes in this season and George Bailey is the captain. Adam Griffith is the coach for the team and here are the players in this squad –

Jofra Archer, Johan Botha, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Caleb Paul Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills, David Moody, Tim Paine, Thomas Rogers, Clive Rose, D Arcy Short, Aaron Summers, Matthew Wade


Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch will lead the Renegades in the BBL 2018-19 season along with coach Andrew McDonald. The home ground for the Melbourne Renegades is the Marvel Stadium. Here is a list of all the players in the Renegades squad –

Cameron Boyce, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Samiullah Shenwari, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth


Melbourne Stars

While the captain for the Melbourne Stars is yet to be announced, the team coach for this season is Stephen Fleming and the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the home ground for the Stars.

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


Perth Scorchers

Mitchell Marsh will lead the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League 8th season and Adam Voges will be the coach for the team. The home ground for the Scorchers is the Optus Stadium and the players in the squad are –

Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Shaun Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Joel Paris, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey


Sydney Sixers

The captain for the Sixers in this season is Moises Henriques and Greg Shipperd will be the coach. The Sydney Cricket Ground is the home ground for Sydney Sixers and here are the payers in the Sixers squad –

Joe Denly, Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Tom Curran, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Steve OKeefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, Peter Nevill


Sydney Thunder

While Shane Watson will be leading the charge for Sydney Thunder, the former New Zealand pacer, Shane Bond will be the coach for the team. Spotless Stadium is the home ground for Sydney Thunder in the BBL2018-19.

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


Schedule and Format

One thing that is different in this season of the Big Bash League is that there will be more rounds and more matches as the tournament will be played in a double round-robin format. The 8 teams will play each other twice and a total of 14 rounds will be played in the league stage.

The 1st semi-final is scheduled to be played on 14th February, and the 2nd semi-final on 15th February and the final will be held on 17th February 2019.

56 league stage matches, 2 semi-finals and 1 final packing a whole lot of entertainment for the fans and betting opportunities for the punters. A non-stop cricket for fans and punters alike is guaranteed from 19th December 2018 to 17th February 2019.

There will be 4 matches in every round of the league. The first round starts on 19th December as Brisbane Heat takes on the defending champions Adelaide Strikers at their home ground, The Gabba.


The Schedule:

Below Schedule is in this format: Team 1 vs Team 2 at Venue, Date, Local Time, Indian time (IST)



  1. Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba, December 19, 6:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  2. Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers at Docklands, December 20, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  3. Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars at TBC, December 21, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  4. Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers at the SCG, December 22, 3:30 pm, 10.00 am
  5. Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes at Carrara Stadium, December 22, 5:00 pm, 12.30 pm
  6. Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval, December 23, 6:45 pm, 1.45 pm
  7. Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval, December 24, 3:45 pm, 10.15 am
  8. Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney Showground, December 24, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  9. Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers at Perth Stadium, December 26, 4:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  10. Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at the SCG, December 27, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  11. Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder at Bellerive, December 28, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  12. Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers at Docklands, December 29, 7:00 pm, 1.30 pm
  13. Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers at York Park, December 30, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  14. Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval, December 31, 6:45 pm, 1.45 pm,
  15. Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers at Carrara Stadium, January 1, 1:45 pm, 9.15 am
  16. Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at the MCG, January 1, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  17. Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers at Sydney Showground, January 2, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  18. Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at TBC, January 3, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  19. Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers at Bellerive Oval, January 4, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  20. Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Carrara Stadium, January 5, 5:15 pm, 12.45 pm
  21. Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat at Perth Stadium, January 5, 6:30 pm, 4.00 pm
  22. Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval, January 6, 6:45 pm
  23. Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes at Docklands, January 7, 7:15 pm
  24. Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat at Sydney Showground, January 8, 7:15 pm
  25. Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at MCG, January 9, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  26. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba, January 10, 6:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  27. Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval, January 11, 6:30 pm, 1.30 pm
  28. Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney Showground, January 13, 2:45 pm, 9.15 am
  29. Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat at TBC, January 13, 6:35 pm, 1.05 pm
  30. Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth Stadium, January 13, 6:35 pm, 4.05 pm
  31. Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes at MCG, January 14, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  32. Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at SCG, January 16, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  33. Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder at The Gabba, January 17, 6:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  34. Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes at Perth Stadium, January 18, 6:30 pm, 4.00 pm
  35. Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars at Docklands Stadium, January 19, 6:45 pm, 1.15 pm
  36. Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at SCG, January 20, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  37. Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval, January 21, 6:45 pm, 1.45 pm
  38. Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades at Sydney Showground, January 22, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  39. Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers at TBC, January 23, 2:45 pm, 9.15 am
  40. Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes at SCG, January 23, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  41. Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder at Perth Stadium, January 24, 6:40 pm, 4.10 pm
  42. Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat at MCG, January 27, 7:40 pm, 2.10 pm
  43. Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades at Perth Stadium, January 28, 6:15 pm, 3.45 pm
  44. Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Bellerive Oval, January 29, 4:00 pm, 10.30 am
  45. Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers at SCG, January 29, 7:00 pm, 1.30 pm
  46. Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder at Docklands Stadium, January 30, 7:15 pm, 1.45 pm
  47. Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers at York Park, January 31, 7:40 pm, 2.10 pm
  48. Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers at The Gabba, February 1, 7:40 pm, 3.10 pm
  49. Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at SCG, February 2, 7:00 pm, 1.30 pm
  50. Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat at Adelaide Oval, February 3, 5:45 pm, 12.15 pm
  51. Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth Stadium, February 3, 6:15 pm, 3.45 pm
  52. Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval, February 7, 7:40 pm, 2.10 pm
  53. Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars at The Gabba, February 8, 7:40 pm, 3.10 pm
  54. Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers at Traeger Park, February 9, 1:15 pm, 9.15 am
  55. Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes at TBC, February 9, 6:15 pm, 12.45 pm
  56. Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers at MCG, February 10, 2:45 pm, 9.15 am


  • Semifinal 1, February 14 at TBC
  • Semifinal 2, February 15 at TBC
  • The Big Final, February 17 at TBC


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