Big Bash League Tournaments

BIG BASH LEAGUE

 

The KFC T20 Big Bash League is Australia’s domestic T20 competition and is scheduled to start on the 20th of December 2013 and wind up on the 15th of Feb 2014. This will be the third season the event,

HISTORY OF THE BIG BASH LEAGUE

A lot of prize money up for grabs and this is one of the main reasons why the competition is able to draw players from across the world. Some of the top international players in world cricket such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shahid Afridi, Brendon McCullum,McClenaghan , and Johan Botha feature regularly in the league.

The Big Bash League receives a lot of publicity and media coverage and is also an ideal stage for young Aussie players to make a name for themselves and put their hands up for selection. This has proved to be the case for cricketers like Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques and Nathan-Coulter Nile who have put in impressive performances for their teams and have quickly made their way to the international arena.

WHY IS IT CALLED THE BIG BASH LEAGUE?

The tournament when it started was known as the KFC Twenty 20 Big Bash because it’s main sponsor was Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). However, the tournament is generally referred to the Big Bash League in most cricketing circles.

The initial tournament featured state teams who played against each other on a point based system. The tournament has now changed to city-based franchises.

 

TEAMS COMPETING

There are 8 teams competing for the elusive trophy, and while there were talks that the 2013-2014 edition might feature additional teams, the board decided against an expansion as there were concerns that the tournament might lose some of its shine and the quality of the competition could get affected.

The following teams are taking part in the 2013-2014 Big Bash League:

 

Adelaide Big Bash 2017

Captain – Johan Botha

Coach – Darren Berry

Founded – 2011

Home ground – Adelaide Oval

Website – www.adelaidestrikers.com.au

Captain – James Hopes

Coach – Stuart Law

Founded – 2011

Home ground – The Gabba

Website – www.brisbaneheat.com.au

Captain – George Bailey

Coach – Damien Wright

Founded – 2011

Home ground – Bellerive Oval

Website – www.hobarthurricanes.com.au

 Captain – Aaron Finch

Coach – Simon Helmot

Founded – 2011

Home ground – Etihad Stadium

Website – www.melbournerenegades.com.au

Captain – Cameron White

Coach – Greg Shipperd

Founded – 2011

Home ground – Melbourne Cricket Ground

Website – www.melbournestars.com.au

 Captain – Simon Katich

Coach – Justin Langer

Founded – 2011

Home ground – WACA Ground

Website – www.perthscorchers.com.au

Captain – Brad Haddin

Coach – Trevor Bayliss

Founded – 2011

Home ground – Sydney Cricket Ground

Website – www.sydneysixers.com.au

Captain – Michael Clarke

Coach – Chandika Hathurusinghe

Founded – 2011

Home ground – ANZ Stadium

Website – www.sydneythunder.com.au

 

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