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|Tournament format||Double round-robin and knockout finals|
|Number of teams||8|
|Current champion||Melbourne Renegades (1st title)|
|Most successful|| Perth Scorchers |
|Most runs||Michael Klinger (1,947)|
|Most wickets||Ben Laughlin (95)|
|TV|| Seven Network |
The Big Bash League (BBL) is an Australian professional Twenty20 cricket league, which was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. The Big Bash League replaced the previous competition, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, and features eight city-based franchises instead of the six state teams which had participated previously. The competition has been sponsored by fast food chicken outlet KFC since its inception. It is one of the two T20 cricket leagues, alongside the Indian Premier League, to feature amongst the top ten domestic sport leagues in average attendance.
Twenty20 cricket or (Twenty-20), often abbreviated to T20, is a shortened format of cricket. At the professional level, it was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in 2003 for the inter-county competition in England and Wales. In a Twenty20 game the two teams have a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. Together with first-class and List A cricket, Twenty20 is one of the three current forms of cricket recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as being at the highest international or domestic level. A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 90 minutes and an official 10 minute break between the innings. This is much shorter than previously-existing forms of the game, and is closer to the timespan of other popular team sports. It was introduced to create a fast-paced form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television.
Cricket Australia (CA), formerly known as the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), is the governing body for professional and amateur cricket in Australia. It was originally formed in 1905 as the 'Australian Board of Control for International Cricket'. It is incorporated as an Australian Public Company, limited by guarantee.
The KFC Twenty20 Big Bash was the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. The competition was organised by Cricket Australia, and sponsored by fast food chicken outlet KFC. The competition was replaced by the Big Bash League as Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition after the 2010–11 tournament. The Victorian Bushrangers were the most successful team during the tournament's running, winning the title four times.
BBL matches are played in Australia during the southern hemisphere summer, in the months of December, January and February.
Out of the eight teams in the tournament, six have won the title at least once. The Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in the league's short history, winning the title three times including consecutively for two years and have reached the final of the tournament in five of the eight seasons. The other five teams which have won the title are the Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Renegades, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder. The current champions are the Melbourne Renegades.
The Perth Scorchers is an Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket team representing Perth in the Big Bash League (BBL).
The Adelaide Strikers are an Australian men's professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League. The Strikers are based in the state of South Australia and represent Adelaide in the Big Bash League. Their home ground is the Adelaide Oval. The Strikers wear a cornflower blue uniform with a West End Draught logo on it, due to a sponsorship agreement with brewers, West End. The Strikers were formed in 2011 to play in the Big Bash League, succeeding the Southern Redbacks, who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.
The Sydney Sixers are an Australian professional men's cricket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League (BBL). Along with the Sydney Thunder, the Sixers are the successors of the New South Wales Blues who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The Sixers play at Sydney Cricket Ground in the south-eastern area of the inner city while the Thunder play out of Spotless Stadium further west. The inaugural coach was Trevor Bayliss and Dominic Remond is the General Manager. The Sixers' inaugural captain is Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin. Both Steve Smith and Moises Henriques have also spent time captaining the team.
Before 2014, the top two teams in the tournament used to qualify for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. It was an annual international Twenty20 competition played between the top domestic teams from various nations, which became defunct after the 2014 tournament.
The Champions League Twenty20, also referred to as the CLT20, was an annual international Twenty20 Cricket competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations. The competition was launched in 2008 with the first edition held in October 2009. It was jointly owned by the BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa, and was chaired by N. Srinivasan, who was also the chairman of the ICC. Sundar Raman was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the CLT20 as well as the IPL.
A design contest was held in 2011 to determine the design of the Big Bash League trophy. The competition was restricted to Australian designers, with the final design, chosen by the public from a field of three, revealed on 13 December 2011.
It had been proposed that the tournament would undergo expansion into more regional areas not supported by international cricket. The expansion was originally planned to be implemented in 2012. The proposed teams included: Newcastle, Canberra, Geelong, and Gold Coast. A New Zealand-based team was also mentioned as a possibility which would be based at Auckland or Christchurch, but this is unlikely to happen.The expansion proposal was suspended, mainly because the proposed cities lacked the proper cricket hosting facilities.
The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. It is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the local government areas of City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia. Geelong is 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second largest Victorian city, with an estimated urban population of 192,393 as of June 2016. Geelong runs from the plains of Lara in the north to the rolling hills of Waurn Ponds to the south, with Corio Bay to the east and hills to the west. Geelong is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Geelong municipality, which covers urban, rural and coastal areas surrounding the city, including the Bellarine Peninsula.
In 2015, former Black Caps captain and Melbourne Stars coach Stephen Fleming suggested the expansion of the tournament to include New Zealand teams and become a trans-Tasman competition. He said an expansion into New Zealand would be widely supported by locals.His views were also supported by Brisbane Heat coach and former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori. Melbourne Renegades chief executive Stuart Coventry also stated that he wants Cricket Australia to grant each club a fifth home fixture next season. Coventry said the BBL was ready to expand from 8 to 10 games, and adding matches would further establish the franchises.
The New Zealand national cricket team represents New Zealand in international cricket. Nicknamed the Black Caps, they played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, becoming the fifth country to play Test cricket. From 1930 New Zealand had to wait until 1956, more than 26 years, for its first Test victory, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch.
The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australia's Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League. The Stars wear a green uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Stephen Paul Fleming is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer, and captain of the New Zealand national cricket team in all three formats of the game.
In 2016, Anthony Everard, head of the BBL, flagged the league's intentions to approach expansion through a soft launch. He stated the short to medium term goal was to schedule BBL games involving existing franchises in regional markets before potentially adding new teams after the 2017–18 season when the broadcast deal expired. He also indicated the regional markets of Canberra, Geelong and Gold Coast will likely host games during the soft launch period.On 27 January 2017, Everard announced an extra eight matches would be added to the 2017–18 season and implored each existing franchise to look at new markets when considering where the extra games would be played, although the lengthened season was not implemented until 2018–19.
In 2018, it was reported that the Gold Coast Suns were interested in securing a Big Bash League franchise if the competition was expanded.
Former women's Test captain and Head of Brisbane's Centre of Excellence, Belinda Clark, revealed on 19 January 2014 that planning for a women's BBL was in its early stages but could become a reality very soon. She stated that the proposal was being considered due to the huge rise in television ratings during the 2013–14 season, and the rise in women's cricket popularity.
On 19 February 2015, Cricket Australia announced that a Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) would commence in the 2015–16 season, with teams aligned to the men's competition. It was announced that the teams would share the names and colours of the existing men's BBL teams, meaning that there would be two teams from Sydney and Melbourne and one team from Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart.
The inaugural Women's Big Bash League was won by the Sydney Thunder (WBBL) against the Sydney Sixers (WBBL). The Sydney Thunder (WBBL) won by 3 wickets.
In December 2015, Cricket Australia revealed that they are looking into the possibility of hosting a Christmas Day BBL match in the coming years, possibly after the next season. If the proposal is passed, it would be a first in the history of Australian sport since no professional matches are played in Australia on Christmas Day. "It is something we have just recently started discussing, the possibilities of that. We're talking about playing a Christmas Eve match, we already play Boxing Day," CA's Executive GM (Operations) Mike McKenna said.This has not yet occurred, but in September 2018, it was reported that Cricket Australia had struck a deal with the Players Association to play BBL matches on Christmas Day.
Since the inception of the BBL in 2011, the tournament has followed the same format every year except the inaugural season.The first BBL season had 28 group stage matches, before expanding to 32 in the following season.
Since the 2018–19 season, each team plays all other teams twice during a season, for a total of 56 regular season matches before the finals series.
In previous seasons of the tournament, the group stage matches were divided into eight rounds, with four matches played in each round. Each team played six other teams once during a season, and one team twice. This allowed for both Sydney and Melbourne (which have two teams each) to play 2 derbies within a single season.Each team played eight group stage matches, four at home and four away, before the top four ranked teams progressed to the semi finals. In the 2017/18 Season) the format changed so that there would be 40 group stage matches with each team playing 10 matches before the semi finals. The season was held over a similar time-frame thus resulting in more doubleheaders (one game afternoon, one game night) and teams playing more regularly.
The final of the tournament is played at the home ground of the highest-ranked team. The only exception to this rule was 2014–15 season when the final was played at a neutral venue (Manuka Oval), due to the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
In the 2018–19 season, the league introduced a 'bat flip' (instead of a coin toss) to decide who would bat/bowl first.
The competition features eight city-based franchises, instead of the six state-based teams which had previously competed in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. Each state's capital city features one team, with Sydney and Melbourne featuring two. The team names and colours for all teams were officially announced on 6 April 2011.The Melbourne Derby and Sydney Derby matches are some of the most heavily attended matches during the league and are widely anticipated by the fans. The Scorchers and Sixers have also developed a rivalry between them over the years and their matches attract good crowds and TV ratings.
A single city-based franchise can have a maximum of 18 contracted players for a season, with the squad including a minimum of two rookie contracts and a maximum of two overseas players. Each team can also have a maximum of two overseas replacement players, in case the original overseas players get injured or withdraw.
|Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide||South Australia||Adelaide Oval||Jason Gillespie|| Travis Head |
|Brisbane Heat||Brisbane||Queensland||The Gabba||Darren Lehmann|| Chris Lynn |
|Hobart Hurricanes||Hobart||Tasmania||Bellerive Oval||Adam Griffith||Matthew Wade|
|Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne||Victoria||Docklands Stadium||Andrew McDonald|| Aaron Finch |
|Melbourne Stars||Melbourne||Victoria||Melbourne Cricket Ground||David Hussey|| Glenn Maxwell |
|Perth Scorchers||Perth||Western Australia||Perth Stadium||Adam Voges|| Mitchell Marsh |
|Sydney Sixers||Sydney||New South Wales||Sydney Cricket Ground||Greg Shipperd|| Moises Henriques |
|Sydney Thunder||Sydney||New South Wales||Sydney Showground Stadium||Shane Bond|| Shane Watson |
Out of the eight teams in the tournament, six have won the title at least once. The Perth Scorchers are the most successful team, winning the title three times (including back-to-back wins in 2013–14 and 2014–15).Perth have also reached the final of the tournament the most times (including consecutive appearances in the first four seasons). Only two other teams have reached the final twice. The other five teams which have won the title are the Sydney Sixers in the inaugural season (2011–12), the Brisbane Heat in the second season (2012–13), the Sydney Thunder in 2015–16 the Adelaide Strikers in 2017–18, and the Melbourne Renegades in 2018–19.
The WACA Ground has hosted the final on four occasions, the most of any venue.
|Season||Final||Final host||Final venue|
| Sydney Sixers |
3/158 (18.5 overs)
|Sixers won by 7 wickets|
| Perth Scorchers |
5/156 (20 overs)
|Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground|
| Brisbane Heat |
5/167 (20 overs)
|Heat won by 34 runs|
| Perth Scorchers |
9/133 (20 overs)
|Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground|
| Perth Scorchers |
4/191 (20 overs)
|Scorchers won by 39 runs|
| Hobart Hurricanes |
7/152 (20 overs)
|Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground|
| Perth Scorchers |
6/148 (20 overs)
|Scorchers won by 4 wickets|
| Sydney Sixers |
5/147 (20 overs)
|Canberra/Perth Scorchers||Manuka Oval|
| Sydney Thunder |
7/181 (19.3 overs)
|Thunder won by 3 wickets|
| Melbourne Stars |
9/176 (20 overs)
| Perth Scorchers |
1/144 (15.5 overs)
|Scorchers won by 9 wickets|
| Sydney Sixers |
9/141 (20 overs)
|Perth Scorchers||WACA Ground|
| Adelaide Strikers |
2/202 (20 overs)
|Strikers won by 25 runs|
| Hobart Hurricanes |
5/177 (20 overs)
|Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval|
| Melbourne Renegades |
5/145 (20 overs)
|Renegades won by 13 runs|
| Melbourne Stars |
7/132 (20 overs)
|Melbourne Renegades||Docklands Stadium|
|Adelaide Strikers||6th||5th||7th||SF (1st)||SF (1st)||6th||W (2nd)||7th|
|Brisbane Heat||5th||W (4th)||5th||8th||6th||SF (2nd)||7th||5th|
|Hobart Hurricanes||SF (2nd)||6th||R (4th)||5th||7th||7th||R (4th)||SF (1st)|
|Melbourne Renegades||7th||SF (1st)||6th||6th||5th||5th||SF (3rd)||W (2nd)|
|Melbourne Stars||SF (4th)||SF (3rd)||SF (1st)||SF (3rd)||R (2nd)||SF (4th)||8th||R (4th)|
|Perth Scorchers||R (1st)||R (2nd)||W (3rd)||W (2nd)||SF (3rd)||W (1st)||SF (1st)||8th|
|Sydney Sixers||W (3rd)||7th||SF (2nd)||R (4th)||8th||R (3rd)||5th||SF (3rd)|
|Sydney Thunder||8th||8th||8th||7th||W (4th)||8th||6th||6th|
The salary cap was initially $1.00 million, and increased to $1.05 million for the third season.In February 2015, the salary cap increased to $1.30 million for the fifth season, and to $1.60 million for the sixth season.
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:
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.
Average home crowds for the regular season are listed below. These figures do not include finals matches. The figures for the whole season average include the finals.Post-Christmas matches have historically been the highest attended period for the League. BBL has provided a platform to create interest in playing cricket among younger children, due to its big hitting, high scoring and entertaining nature of the game.
The 2014–15 season saw record domestic cricket crowds in the states of South Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania and the ACT, including a record attendance of 52,633 at the Adelaide Strikers' home semi-final, which was then the biggest ever crowd at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval.
In the 2015–16 season, attendance figure records continued to be broken across all the venues. Perth Scorchers became the first ever BBL team to sell out all of its home matches in a season.On 2 January 2016, the BBL single match attendance record was surpassed, with a crowd of 80,883 watching the first of two Melbourne derbies between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Big Bash League also entered the top 10 most attended sports leagues in the world with respect to average crowd per match in this season.
BBL games are currently broadcast in Australia on free-to-air television by the Seven Network and subscription television by Fox Cricket. The Seven Network broadcasts 43 of 59 Matches including the Semi-Finals & Grand Final. Fox Cricket televises all 59 Matches including 16 Matches exclusively in 4K.
The rights were previously held by Network Ten, who in 2013 paid $100 million for BBL rights over five years, marking the channel's first foray in elite cricket coverage.
Network Ten's BBL coverage became a regular feature of Australian summers and attracted an average audience of more than 943,000 people nationally in 2014–15 season, including a peak audience of 1.9 million viewers for the final between the Scorchers and Sixers.
The 2015–16 season attracted an average audience of 1.13 million for each match in Australia this season, an 18% increase on the previous season. A cumulative audience of 9.65 million watched the matches in Australia, out of which 39% were females.The opening Sydney Derby match of the season attracted a peak audience of 1.53 million. The last group match between Renegades and Strikers in Session 2 was watched by an average audience of 1.36 million, which peaked at 1.67 million. The BBL Final was watched by an average audience of 1.79 million, which peaked at 2.24 million viewers. This was the first time that the ratings for a BBL match crossed the 2 million mark.
| Fox Cricket (2011–13, 2018–present)|
Network Ten (2014–2018)
Seven Network (2018–present)
| Willow (2018–present)|
NBC Sports Gold (2018–present)
|CBN & ATN Cricket Plus|
|NBC Papua New Guinea|
|South-East Asia||Fox Sports Asia|
|Central Asia||SPN Sports India|
|The West Indies|| Sports Max |
A total of sixteen grounds have been used to host BBL matches to date. Sydney Thunder moved out of ANZ Stadium after 2014–15 season and relocated to Spotless Stadium for the next 10 years. The Final of the tournament is played at the home ground of the highest-ranked team. The WACA has hosted the final four times, more than any other venue. Manuka Oval hosted the final of 2014–15 BBL season as a neutral venue primarily because other major grounds were being prepared for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Optus Stadium replaced the WACA as the home ground of Perth Scorchers commencing from the 2017–18 BBL semi-finals, where Perth's home match against Hobart Hurricanes (and a doubleheader WBBL match featuring Perth and Sydney Thunder) became only the second public event at the new stadium.
In September 2017 the Adelaide Strikers agreed to play one home BBL and WBBL match at Traeger Park in Alice Springs over the course of the 2017–18 season. In 2018, they announced that one BBL and two WBBL matches would be held at Traeger Park for the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons. In 2017–18, the Melbourne Renegades also played a match at Kardinia Park in Geelong, Victoria and the Hobart Hurricanes played at the UTAS Stadium in Launceston. The Hobart Hurricanes will also play two BBL and two WBBL matches at UTAS Stadium in the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons. They also announced that two WBBL matches would be played at Burnie's West Park against the Melbourne Stars (WBBL).
|Name of the stadium||Capacity||City||Home team|
|Adelaide Oval||53,583||Adelaide||Adelaide Strikers|
|Blundstone Arena||19,500||Hobart||Hobart Hurricanes|
|Marvel Stadium||53,359||Melbourne||Melbourne Renegades|
|Optus Stadium||60,000||Perth||Perth Scorchers|
|The Gabba||42,000||Brisbane||Brisbane Heat|
|Melbourne Cricket Ground||100,024||Melbourne||Melbourne Stars|
|Spotless Stadium||22,000||Sydney||Sydney Thunder|
|Sydney Cricket Ground||48,000||Sydney||Sydney Sixers|
|UTAS Stadium||21,000||Launceston||Hobart Hurricanes|
|GMHBA Stadium||34,000||Geelong||Melbourne Renegades|
|Traeger Park||10,000||Alice Springs||Adelaide Strikers|
|Manuka Oval||12,000||Canberra||Neutral Venue (BBL 04 Final)|
|Metricon Stadium||25,000||Gold Coast|| Brisbane Heat |
|Ted Summerton Reserve||7,500||Moe||Melbourne Stars|
|ANZ Stadium||82,000||Sydney||Sydney Thunder (2011–2014)|
|WACA Ground||20,000||Perth||Perth Scorchers (2011–2018)|
Here is a list of Big Bash League records. All records are based on statistics at espncricinfo.com.Brisbane Heat captain Chris Lynn currently holds the record of scoring most runs in the league. The record of taking most wickets in the league belongs to Ben Laughlin, who currently plays for Adelaide Strikers. He has represented Hobart Hurricanes in the past, and has played a total of 43 BBL matches since 2011.
|Most runs||Michael Klinger||1,947|
|Highest average||Usman Khawaja||49.60|
|Highest score||D'Arcy Short||122* vs Brisbane Heat (10 January 2018)|
|Highest partnership||Rob Quiney & Luke Wright||172 vs Hobart Hurricanes (9 January 2012)|
|Most sixes||Chris Lynn||123|
|Most wickets||Ben Laughlin||95|
|Lowest average||Lasith Malinga||15.00|
|Best strike rate||Yasir Arafat||13.6|
|Best economy rate||Lasith Malinga||5.40|
|Best bowling figures||Lasith Malinga||6/7 vs Perth Scorchers (12 December 2012)|
|Best bowling figures by a debutant||Daniel Sams||4/14 vs Sydney Thunder (19 December 2017)|
|Most dismissals (wicket-keeper)||Tim Ludeman||33|
|Most catches (fielder)||Glenn Maxwell||29|
|Highest total||Hobart Hurricanes||223–8 (20) vs Melbourne Renegades (12 January 2017)|
|Lowest total||Melbourne Renegades||57 (12.4) vs Melbourne Stars (3 January 2015)|
Last updated on 17 February 2019
The Sydney Thunder are an Australian professional cricket team, competing in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League. The team's home ground is Sydney Showground Stadium, known as Giants Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park. Their team uniform is lime green. Thunder won the fifth edition of Big Bash, as well as the inaugural Women's Big Bash League.
The 2012–13 Big Bash League season or BBL|02 was the second season of the Big Bash League, the premier Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. The tournament began on 7 December 2012, with the final being held on 19 January 2013.
The 2014–15 Big Bash League season or BBL|04 was the fourth season of the Big Bash League (BBL), the premier Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. The fourth edition ran from 18 December 2014 to 28 January 2015. The league ran two weeks longer as compared to the previous season. The opening match of the 2014–15 Big Bash League was played between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars on 18 December at the Adelaide Oval. The format of fourth season is same as previous season. A total of 35 matches will be played during the Big Bash 2014–15 season.
The Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) is the Australian women's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition.
The 2015–16 Big Bash League season (BBL|05) was the fifth season of the Big Bash League (BBL), the premier Twenty20 cricket competition in Australia. The tournament ran from 17 December 2015 to 24 January 2016.
The Sydney Sixers WBBL team is a women's cricket team based in Sydney, that competed in the inaugural women's Twenty20 Women's Big Bash League commenced in December 2015. They will be one of 8 founding teams. They are a franchise aligned with the current men's competition – adopting the same colours and team name. The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP is the Patron of the team. Ellyse Perry made history by becoming the Sydney Sixers Women's first ever signing. The team is coached by Ben Sawyer.
The 2015–16 Women's Big Bash League season or WBBL|01 was the first season of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), the semi-professional women's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. The tournament ran from 5 December 2015 to 24 January 2016. Each WBBL team consisted of a squad of 14 players and were aligned with the men's teams in the Big Bash League.
The 2015–16 Melbourne Renegades WBBL season was the inaugural in the team's history. Coached by Lachlan Stevens and captained by Sarah Elliott, they competed in the WBBL's 2015–16 season.
The 2016–17 Women's Big Bash League season or WBBL|02 was the second season of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), the semi-professional women's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. The tournament ran from 10 December 2016 to 28 January 2017. Each WBBL team consisted of a squad of 15 players and was aligned with one of the men's teams in the Big Bash League.
The 2016–17 Melbourne Renegades WBBL season was the second in the team's history. Coached by Lachlan Stevens and captained by Rachel Priest, they competed in the WBBL's 2016–17 season.
The 2017–18 Women's Big Bash League season or WBBL|03 was the third season of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), the semi-professional women's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. The tournament was scheduled from 9 December 2017 to 4 February 2018.
The 2016–17 Perth Scorchers WBBL season was the second in the team's history. Coached by Lisa Keightley and captained by Suzie Bates, the team competed in the WBBL|02 competition.
The 2016–17 Brisbane Heat WBBL season was the second in the team's history. Captained by Delissa Kimmince until early January 2017 and by Kirby Short for the rest of the season, and coached by Andy Richards, the team competed in the WBBL|02 competition.
The 2016–17 Hobart Hurricanes WBBL season was the second in the team's history. Coached by Julia Price and captained by Heather Knight, the team competed in the WBBL|02 competition.
The 2016–17 Melbourne Stars WBBL season was the second in the team's history. Coached by David Hemp and captained by Meg Lanning, the team competed in the WBBL|02 tournament.
The 2016–17 Sydney Sixers WBBL season was the second in the team's history. Coached by Ben Sawyer and captained by Ellyse Perry, the team competed in the WBBL|02 tournament.
The 2018–19 Big Bash League season or BBL|08 was the eighth season of the KFC Big Bash League, the professional men's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. The tournament started on 19 December 2018. Adelaide Strikers were the defending champions. The competition was extended to a full home and away season for the first time, with each team to play each other twice at both a home venue and away venue. This consists of 56 regular season matches, two semi-final fixtures and the final. For this season of the tournament, the toss was replaced by a bat flip, with "roofs and flats" used instead of heads or tails.
The 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season or WBBL|04 was the fourth season of Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), the semi-professional women's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. The tournament ran from 1 December 2018 to 26 January 2019.