The BBL season is almost done and dusted with finals just two weeks away.
Summer in Australia means cricket, and that means the Big Bash.
Our national Twenty/20 cricket competition returns this December, and promises to be as huge as ever. There will be enormous sixes, ridiculous catches, and balls tearing out that middle stump. Plus, there promises to be more fireworks and live entertainment than ever, creating a simply electric atmosphere at every match this summer. Couple all this with our fine summer sun and beautifully warm nights, and you have the perfect outing this December and January. Tickets will go on sale for most matches this Big Bash season on Thursday 4 October.
There have already been several huge signings across the league, with plenty more to follow as we get closer to December. Joe Root heads the list, as England’s Test captain heads to the Sydney Thunder for the first half of the campaign. He joins his English compatriot and big hitter Jos Buttler who has recommitted to the Thunder for a second season.
Joe Root speaks after signing for the Sydney Thunder for BBL|08
Last year’s finalists Perth Scorchers, Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades will all be hoping to one better, after all falling short to the Adelaide Strikers in BBL|07.
Australian star Mitch Marsh takes over the Scorchers captaincy, with departing captain Adam Voges taking up the role as coach of the side. The Scorchers have also confirmed Pakistani spinner Usman Qadir will join the team this year, linking up with the only other international on their list so far, Englishman David Willey.
The Melbourne Renegades have signed their captain, Aaron Finch to a further two-year deal. The club are further excited to confirm that they will return to Geelong this Big Bash season, taking two double-headers to GMHBA Stadium on January 3 and 13.
The Melbourne Renegades will return to GMHBA Stadium for two clashes this BBL season.
There will again be plenty of big hitters in the BBL this season, with the ‘Bash Brothers’, Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum continuing at the Heat. Last year’s top run scorer D’Arcy Short remains with the Hobart Hurricanes, as just a few of the big names. There are still plenty of names to drop in the coming months, with names such as A.B De Villiers and Andre Russell being bandied about as possible signings for BBL|08.
Grab your tickets to this Big Bash season at Ticketmaster.com.au, with tickets on sale from Thursday 4 October.