Just like the India is supporting domestic cricket by IPL, Australia is doing it by BBL that is Big Bash League. Big Bash League is supporting the domestic cricket form past 4 years and is training the players more eager to do their best than ever. Launched in 2011, 4 seasons have taken place among 8 outstanding teams. Now its time for Big Bash League 2015-16 (season five).
Big Bash League 2015-16:
By getting higher number of rankings and a huge range of fans, the 5th season of Big Bash League is going to happen in 2015-16. This tournament has been started from 17th December, 2015 and will end on 24th January, 2016. Following the Twenty20 cricket format, 8 outstanding teams will participate in the tournament with group stage and knock out format.
The format of this season is also just like the formats of previous ones but the most interesting thing about Big Bash League 2015-16 is that the final is played on the home ground of the highest ranked team. This is it! This makes Big Bash League 2015-16 more enthusiastic than any other league. People supports madly for their favorite team so that they can watch them play at the home ground too.
Warm Up Matches:
One more thrilling thing about Big Bash League 2015-16 is that the teams are required to play warm up matches which became the ultimate source of creating an unachievable hype for the whole Big Bash League. Before the tournament started, warm up matches was played in which:
- Canterbury Kings played against Sydney Thunder and won the match by 9 runs, on 5th December, 2015.
- Melbourne renegades played against Victorian Invitational XI and won the match by 49 runs on 13th, December, 2015.
These warm up matches induces a supportive sense among the cricket lovers and they have geared up to support their beloved players/teams.
Big Bash League 2015-16 Teams:
Country’s top best teams are participating in Big Bash League 2015-16. These are:
- Perth Scorchers
- Sydney Thunder
- Adelaide Strikers
- Hobart Hurricanes
- Sydney Sixers
- Melbourne Star
- Melbourne Renegades
- Brisbane Heat
Big Bash League 2015-16 Squads:
The current squads of the Big Bash League 2015-16 are given below:
Adam Voges (C), Simon Mackin, Shaun Marsh, Ashton Agar, Mitch Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Micheal Klinger, Jason Behrendrof, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Muirhead, Sam Whiteman, Joel Paris, Andrew Tye, Ashton Turner.
Michael Hussay ( C ), Jake Doran, Jason Roy, Patrick Cummins, Ben Rohrer, Aiden Blizzard, Fawad Ahmed, Shane Watson, Chris Hartley, Andrew McDonald, Jacques Kallis.
Brad Hodge(C), Gary Putland, Jono Dean, Kieron Pollard, Travis Head, Michael Nasir, Kane Richardson, Tim Ludeman, Alex Ross, Ben Laughlin, Craig Simmons.
Tim Paine (C), Kumar Sangakkara, Sam Rainbird, Ben Dunk, Jon Wells, Cameron Boyce, Simon Milenko, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, George Bailey, Shaun Tait, Clive Rose, Jake Reed, Timm Van Der Gugten, Michael Hill.
Moises Henreques (C), Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, Doug Bollinger, Josh Hazlewood, Ryan Carters, Brad Haddin, Ben Dwarshuis, Mitchel Starc, Nic Maddinson, Steve Smith, Stephen O’Keefe, Jordan Silk.
David Hussey (C), Michael Clarke, John Hastings, Adam Zampa, Peter Handscomb, Evan Gulbis, Scott Boland, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Beer, Kevin Pietersen, Ben Hilfenhaus, Rob Quiny, Luke Wright, Marcus Stoinus, Tom Triffitt.
Aaron finch (C), Tom cooper, Cameron White, Nathan Rimmington, Mathew Wade, Callum Ferguson, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Tom Beaton, Dwayne Bravo, Mathew Short, Chris Gayle, Nick Winter, Xavier Doherty.
Chris Lynn (C), Nathan Reardon, Joe Burns, Andrew Feketee, Peter Forest, Jimmy Pierson, Mark Steketee, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree.
Big Bash League 2015-16 Live Broadcasting Channels:
As Big Bash League is a big hit of this ending and the New Year, it is getting a lot of media coverage. Media from all over the world is interested to broadcast these matches live on their TV channels. Some of the famous TV channels listed below are doing live streaming throughout the Big Bash League 2015-16.
- Star Sports
- Sky Sports
- ESPN Star Sports Network
- Network Ten
- Star Sports 4 TV Channel
Big Bash League 2015-16 is not only getting media coverage but also radio coverage. These matches will be broadcasted live on famous radio throughout the world and this thing again makes Big Bash League 2015-16 everyone’s favorite because if you are busy and not able to watch the tournament you can tune in to your radio and can listen to latest updates and live commentary.
Big Bash League 2015-16 sponsors:
KFC is the lead sponsor for Big Bash League 2015-16. Other than KFC many prestigious companies are acting as sponsors which are Toyota, Weet-Bix, Zooper Dooper, Ten, Summer of Cricket, Majestic Athletics and New Era.
It seems that this year the cricket world is going to make a new history during the Big Bash League 2015-16.