Big Bash League 2019 will be the ninth season of the premier men’s Twenty20 domestic tournament in Australia. The Big Bash League season will run from 17 December 2019 to 8 February 2020. Melbourne Renegades are the defending champions of Big Bash.
There are no changes in the teams from the last season. The eight teams participating in the tournament are:
Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars are the only two who are yet to win the BBL trophy. Melbourne stars are the runners-up of the last season.Each team will have a total of 18 members. No team can have more than two overseas players in the squad.
Also see - BBL winners list
|Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||Adelaide Strikers|
|The Gabba , Brisbane||Brisbane Heat|
|Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast||Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Stars|
|Blundstone Arena, Hobart||Hobart Hurricanes|
|University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston||Hobart Hurricanes|
|Marvel Stadium, Melbourne||Melbourne Renegades|
|GMHBA Stadium, Geelong||Melbourne Renegades|
|Melbourne Cricket Stadium, Melbourne||Melbourne Stars|
|Optus Stadium, Perth||Perth Scorchers|
|Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||Sydney Sixers|
|Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney||Sydney Thunders|
|Manuka Oval, Canberra||Sydney Thunders|
|TIO Traeger Park, Alice Springs||---|
The BBL 09 will have 61 matches, two more than last season. All the eight teams will play two matches against each other. At the end of the 56 matches, the top five teams will advance to Playoff phase.
The Playoff phase has gone through a big change compared to last year. This year even the fifth-placed team will be able to qualify for the Playoff stage. The play-off matches have been given special names. They are called The Eliminator, The Qualifier, The Knock-Out, The Challenger and The Final.
The Eliminator will be played between the fifth and fourth-placed team. The losing side will be knocked out and the winner of this match will face the third-placed team in the league table in The Knock-Out. The winner of The Knock-Out. The team losing this game will be out of the BBL and the winner will go on to play The Challenger. The Qualifier will be played between the top two teams of the League table. The winner of this match will directly qualify for the final whereas the losing side will play The Challenger match. The winning team The Challenger will join the winner of The Qualifier in The Final.
The other big change in BBL this time around is regarding the Super Over. In case of a tie in the Super Over, there will be further Super Overs until the tie is broken.