KFC T20 Big Bash League (BBL) is a T20 league that takes place every year in Australia. The first tournament was held in the year 2011-12. Various international players from all over the world participate in the event representing 8 teams.
The BBL 2018-19 will be the 7th season of the tournament. Big Bash League 2018-19 will start on 19 December 2018 and the final will be played on 17 February 2019.
The upcoming tournament will feature a complete home-and-away season for the first time ever. A total of 59 matches will played across 61 days at 11 different venues across Australia.
Eight teams – Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder feature in the tournament.
The previous winners are: Sydney Sixers in 2011-12, Brisbane Heat in 2012-13, Perth Scorchers in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2016-17; Sydney Thunder in 2015-16 and Adelaide Strikers 2017-18.
Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars are the only teams to have not won a single season of the BBL.
As many as 11 venues will host the BBL 2018-19. They are: The Gabba, Marvel Stadium, SCG, Metricon Stadium, Adelaide Oval, Blundstone Arena, Spotless Stadium, Optus Stadium, UTAS Stadium, MCG and Traeger Park in Alice Springs.