The fifth edition of KFC Big Bash League is scheduled to take place between 17 December and 24 January. Just like previous four seasons, 8 teams are going to take participation in the prestigious Australia’s twenty20 league. Perth Scorchers are the defending champions in BBL|05 as they won fourth Big Bash edition by defeating Sydney Sixers in the final.
The first match of season will be played on 17 December 2015 between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers at Spotless Stadium. Semi-finals are scheduled to be held on 21 and 22 January whereas two teams will fight for the BBL trophy on 24 January 2016.
Let’s have a look at the playing team squads, players, captains and coaches of all eight clubs.
BBL|05 Squads of all 8 Clubs
|Adelaide Strikers||Jason Gillespie||Brad Hodge||Michael Neser, Alex Ross, Ben Laughlin, Travis Head, Jack Lehmann, Craig Simmons, Gary Putland, Kane Richardson, Tim Ludeman, Patrick Page, Hamish Kingston, Kelvin Smith, Adil Rashid, Jono Dean, Billy Stanlake, Jon Holland, Mahela Jayawardene. Read more about squad here.|
|Brisbane Heat||Daniel Vettori||Chris Lynn||Alex Doolan, Andrew Fekete, Ben Cutting, James Hopes, James Peirson, Jason Floros, Joe Burns, Josh Lalor, Jack Wildemuth, Luke Feldman, Mark Steketee, Nathan Reardon, Nick Buchanan, Mitchell Swepson, Peter Forest, Lendl Simmons, Samuel Badree. Read more about squad here.|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Damien Wright||Tim Paine||Cameron Boyce, George Bailey, Dan Christian, Ben Dunk, Michael Hill, Clive Rose, Jake Reed, Sam Rainbird, Simon Milenko, Shaun Tait, Timm Van Der Gugten, Dominic Michael, Beau Webster, Jonathan Wells, Joe Mennie, Dominic Michael, Joe Mennie, Kumar Sangakkara, Darren Sammy. Read more about squad here.|
|Melbourne Renegades||David Saker||Aaron Finch||Tom Beaton, Dwayne Bravo, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, Chris Gayle, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Nevill, James Pattinson, Jackson Coleman, Tim Copper, Nathan Rimmington, Cameron Stevenson, Gehan Seneviratne, Tom O’Donnell, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain, Ejaaz Alavi, Matthew Wade, Guy Walker, Sam Grimwade, Cameron White, Cameron Gannon, Matthew Doric, Nick Winter. Read more about squad here.|
|Melbourne Stars||Stephen Fleming||David Hussey||Michael Beer, Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Evan Gulbis, John Hastings, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen, Rob Quiney, Marcus Stoinis, Tom Triffitt, Daniel Worrall, Luke Wright, Sam Harper, Adam Zampa. Read more about squad here.|
|Perth Scorchers||Justin Langer||Adam Voges||Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, James Muirhead, David Willey, Sam Whiteman, Brad Hogg, Marcus Harris, Michael Carberry, Andrew Tye, Michael Klinger, Simon Mackin, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Joel Paris. Read more about squad here.|
|Sydney Sixers||Greg Shipperd||Brad Haddin||Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Ryan Carters, Ed Cowan, Ben Dwarshuis, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Michael Lumb, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Stephen O’keefe, Mickey Edwards, Jordan Silk, Steve Smith, Li Kai Ming, Mitchell Starc. Read more about squad here.|
|Sydney Thunder||Paddy Upton||Michael Hussey||Pat Cummins, Aiden Blizzard, Jake Doran, Chris Hartley, Usman Khawaja, Andrew McDonald, Andre Russell, Jonte Pattison, Kurtis Patterson, Chris Green, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson, Jacques Kallis, Andre Russell, Clint Mckay, Ahillen Beadle, Alister McDermott. Read more about squad here.|