The Australian BBL is back. And this time, it’s bigger and better. Within a span of total 43 T20 games, the spectators are bound to get the action they are promised. We are here with our team previews, Live Streaming, TV Channels and Big Bash League 2017-18 Squad.
BBL Fans can live stream on Cricket Australia official website and CA App (iOS and Android) by pass subscription.
Network Ten and Fox Sports to broadcast live coverage of Big Bash League 2017-18 in Australia. Indian Fans can watch live Broadcasts on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.
Broadcasting TV Channels BBL 2017-18 :
Australia : Network Ten, Fox Sports
India : Sony Six, Sony Six HD
Pakistan : PTV Sports
South Africa : SuperSport
United States : Willow Tv
UK : BT Sports
Also Read : BBL Fantasy Guide
The team highly relies on the experienced T20 veterans in their squad. And they don’t disappoint. Be it Bradman of BBL Khawaja, or Pat Cummins, Shane watson, or Ferguson. Sydney thunder has it all in their BBL squad for 2017-18.
Fawad Ahmed, Aiden Blizzard, Jos Buttler (OS), Pat Cummins, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Mitchell McClenaghan (OS), Clint McKay, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson.
In : Jos Buttler (ENG), Andrew Fekete (Heat), Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ), Callum Ferguson (Renegades), Liam Hatcher (rookie)
Out : Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Doran, Nathan McAndrew, Alister McDermott, Eoin Morgan, James Vince
In Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn, they have got the most lethal opening pair of the tournament. Not only that, they have some talented players up their sleeve, too.
Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Jason Floros, Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Shadab Khan (OS), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum (OS, C), Jimmy Peirson, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mark Steketee, Cameron Valente, Yasir Shah (OS)
In : Max Bryant, Brendan Doggett, Shadab Khan, Matt Renshaw, Cameron Valente, Yasir Shah
Out : Sam Badree, Alex Doolan, Andrew Fekete, Nathan Reardon, Jack Wildermuth, Tymal Mills
With Paine on the national duties, George Bailey would be captaining the initial matches. And boy This team has some serious contenders for player of the tournament.
George Bailey (c), Jofra Archer (OS), James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Hamish Kingston, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (OS), David Moody, Tim Paine, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade
In : Jofra Archer, Tymal Mills, Tom Rogers, David Moody, Matt Wade. *One still to be announced
Out : Stuart Broad, Kumar Sangakkara, Shaun Tait, Beau Webster, Jonathan Wells, Dominic Michael
With a combination like this, you become obvious favourites in the game. Finch,Bravo, Pollard, Nabi, White… and that’s just the beginning. They have to have the right combination, and there might be a definite chance.
Aaron Finch (c), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), James Pattinson, Kieron Pollard (WI – OS), Kane Richardson, Matt Short, Will Sutherland (rookie), Chris Tremain, Guy Walker, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.
In : Tim Ludeman, Kane Richardson, Jack Wildermuth, Brad Hodge, Jon Holland, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland (rookie), Beau Webster.
Out : Peter Nevill, Peter Siddle, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Wade, Sunil Narine.
Here, you have many big names. And they are perfectly capable of doing some damage. This team, on its day, might steamroll opponents like anything. Talk about KP, Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell.
Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, James Faulkner, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, John Hastings (c), Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Dan Worrall, Luke Wright (ENG), Adam Zampa.
In : Jackson Coleman (upgrade), Ben Dunk (Strikers)
Out : David Hussey, Tom Triffitt
Big names, no big names. They just don’t care. They are here to win. And like a true australian spirit, they will fight till the end to win. That is what makes this team great. Mitchell Johnson’s character represents the team accurately.
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Voges (c), Sam Whiteman, David Willey (OS).
In : Cameron Green, Josh Inglis
Out : Ian Bell (OS), James Muirhead
Arguably the best bowling attack, and some perfect all rounders. Throw in a good opener, and you have a secret to win Big Bash League. With right combination and execution, this team packs a punch
Sean Abbott, Sam Billings (OS), Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards (rookie), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Roy (OS), Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, Henry Thornton
In : Peter Nevill, Henry Thornton
Out : Ryan Carters, Brad Haddin, Michael Lumb, Joe Mennie, Doug Bollinger, Josh Hazlewood
With good pack of batsmen, they have some quality spinners. And in Australia, spinners are a hot property. Rashid Khan is their ace of the spades, and he is sure to cause quakes someday.
Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Michael Cormack, Jono Dean, Daniel Drew, David Grant, Colin Ingram, Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jono Wells, Nick Winter.
In : Colin Ingram, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Jonathan Wells.
Out : Ben Dunk, Brad Hodge, Jon Holland, Chris Jordan, Tim Ludeman, Kieron Pollard, Kane Richardson
Looking at these teams, Big Bash League 2017-18 is going to be one explosive affair. Enjoy while it lasts. Flamboyant batters, ruthless bowlers, and flying fielders are coming your way.
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