WBBL 2015: Teams, Squads, Schedule and Fixtures

WBBL 2015: Teams, Squads, Schedule and Fixtures

WBBL 2015
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WBBL 2015: Teams, Squads, Schedule and Fixtures: Women cricket has slowly caught up with the pace at which Men’s cricket goes on. In terms of playing, women’s cricket has also had major tournaments like the 50-over World Cup, World T20. The Australia and England women’s teams also fight it out for the Ashes series. Now, there is one more addition to make their professional calendar little busier.

No one ever would have imagined a T20 league, especially for women cricketers. Women cricket has grown as a result of increased coverage and eye-catching performances. Seeing this, Cricket Australia has launched the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

Just like the male’s version of this league, the WBBL will feature eight city-based teams that of Brisbane Heat, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers. A league competition will lead to the knockout finals series. Overall, 59 games will be played over a span of two months and the finals will take place on 24th January 2016.

Most games will be played around weekends and will have free entry, an idea specially designed to draw as many spectators as possible to watch the games. The venues list is also long as the matches will be conducted apart from the usual international venues like the Junction Oval in St Kilda (Melbourne), Kingston Twin Ovals in outer Hobart, Blacktown Oval in Sydney’s west, Aquinas College in Perth, Drummoyne Oval by Sydney’s harbour, and Allan Border Field in Albion.

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Franchises

Hobart Hurricanes Women Squad, Perth Scorchers Women Squad, Brisbane Heat Women Squad, Melbourne Stars Women Squad, Melbourne Renegades Women Squad, Sydney Sixers Women Squad, Sydney Thunder Women Squad, Adelaide Strikers Women Squad

Squads – 

Hobart Hurricanes Women Squad:

Erin Burns, Katelyn Fryett, Corinne Hall, Brooke Hepburn, Julie Hunter, Heather Knight, Hayley Matthews, Sasha Moloney, Meg Phillips, Veronica Pyke, Celeste Raack, Amy Satterthwaite, Emily Smith, Emma Thompson.

Perth Scorchers Women Squad:

Nicole Bolton (c), Megan Banting, Suzie Bates, Emma Biss, Katherine Brunt, Jess Cameron, Piepa Cleary, Charlotte Edwards, Heather Graham, Emma King, Chloe Piparo, Nicky Shaw, Elyse Villani, Jenny Wallace.

Brisbane Heat Women Squad:

Delissa Kimmince (c), Jemma Barsby, Ashleigh Barty, Kate Cross, Holly Ferling, Jodie Fields, Grace Harris, Courtney Hill, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Kirby Short, Lauren Winfield.

Melbourne Stars Women Squad:

Meg Lanning (c), Kelly Applebee, Lily Bardsley, Kristen Beams, Hayleigh Brennan, Mignon du Preez, Kath Hempenstall, Emma Inglis, Hayley Jensen, Emma Kearney, Alana King, Anna Lanning, Katie Mack, Morna Nielsen, Natalie Plane, Natalie Sciver, Gemma Triscari.

Melbourne Renegades Women Squad:

Sarah Elliott (c), Briana Binch, Kris Britt, Cassie Brock, Nicola Hancock, Erica Kershaw, Kirsty Lamb, Sophie Molineux, Rachel Priest, Molly Strano, Jenny Taffs, Dane van Niekerk, Georgia Wareham, Danielle Wyatt.

Sydney Sixers Women Squad:

Sarah Aley, Rhiannon Dick, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Sara Hungerford, Marizanne Kapp, Emily Leys, Sara McGlashan, Laura Marsh, Ellyse Perry (C), Angela Reakes, Lauren Smith, Lisa Sthalekar, Kara Sutherland.

Sydney Thunder Women Squad:

Samantha Bates, Alex Blackwell, Nicola Carey, Lauren Cheatle, Stefanie Daffara, Rene Farrell, Maisy Gibson, Rachael Haynes, Mikayla Hinkley, Claire Koski, Erin Osborne, Naomi Stalenburg, Stafanie Taylor, Belinda Vakarewa

Adelaide Strikers Women Squad:

Sarah Coyte, Sophie Devine, Lauren Ebsary, Tegan McPharlin, Shelley Nitschke, Bridget Patterson, Alex Price, Megan Schutt, Sarah Taylor

WBBL 2015 Schedule:

5th December 2015, 10:00 local|04:30 IST –

1st Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Melbourne Stars Women, Junction Oval, Melbourne

5th December 2015, 14:30 local|09:00 IST –

2nd Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Junction Oval, Melbourne

6th December 2015, 14:30 local|09:00 IST –

3rd Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Howell Oval, Penrith

11th December 2015 10:00 local | 07:30 IST –

4th Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Aquinas College, Perth

11th Dec 19:00 local | 13:30 IST-

5th Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women, Aurora Stadium, Launceston D/N

12th Dec 10:00 local | 07:30 IST –

6th Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Aquinas College, Perth

12th Dec 13:30 local | 08:00 IST –

8th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Melbourne Renegades Women, Aurora Stadium, Launceston D/N

12th Dec 14:30 local | 12:00 IST –

7th Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Aquinas College, Perth

12th December 2015 18:00 local | 12:30 IST

9th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Adelaide Strikers Women, Aurora Stadium, Launceston D/N

13 December11:00 local| 05:30 IST

12th Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women, Aurora Stadium, Launceston

13th December 2015 09:30 local | 07:00 IST –

10th Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Aquinas College, Perth

13th December 2015, 14:30 local | 12:00 IST –

11th Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Perth Scorchers Women, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

18th December 2015, 10:00 local | 05:30 IST –

13th Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

18th December 14:30 local | 09:00 IST –

15th Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

18th December 2015 14:00 local| 09:30 IST –

14th Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Adelaide Strikers Women, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

19th December 10:00 local| 04:30 IST –

18th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Perth Scorchers Women, Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney

19th December 2015 10:00 local | 05:30 IST –

16th Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Melbourne Renegades Women, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

19th December 14:30 local| 09:00 IST

19th Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Melbourne Stars Women, Drummoyne Oval, Sydney

19th December 14:30 local| 09:00 IST

20th Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women,  Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney

19th December 2015 13:40 local| 09:10 IST

17th Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Adelaide Strikers Women, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

20th December 2015 10:00 local | 04:30 IST

25th Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women, Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney

20th December 2015 – 19th December 2015 10:00 local | 05:30 IST

21st Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Melbourne Renegades Women, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

20th December 2015 – 19th December 2015 10:00 local | 05:30 IST

22nd Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

20th December 2015 11:40 local | 06:10 IST

24th Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Perth Scorchers Women, Sydney Cricket Ground

20th December 2015 14:30 local | 10:00 IST

23rd Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

26th December 2015 11:25 local | 08:55 IST

26th Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Perth Scorchers Women, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

27th December 2015 10:00 local | 07:30 IST

27th Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Melbourne Stars Women, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

27th December 2015 14:30 local | 12:00 IST

28th Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

28th December 2015 10:00 local | 07:30 IST

29th Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Perth Scorchers Women, Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth

31st December 2015 14:10 local | 09:10 IST

30th Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Perth Scorchers Women, Adelaide Oval

1st January 2015 14:40 local| 09:10 IST

32nd Match – Brisbane Heat Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women, Bellerive Oval, Hobart

1st January 2015 14:40 local| 09:40 IST

31st Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Adelaide Strikers Women, Adelaide Oval

2nd January 2015 12:00 local | 06:30 IST

33rd Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Kingston Twin Ovals, Hobart

2nd January 2015 13:40 local | 08:10 IST

35th Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Melbourne Renegades Women, Melbourne Cricket Ground

2nd January 201518:00 local | 12:30 IST

34th Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women, Bellerive Oval, Hobart (D/N)

3rd January 2015 11:00 local | 05:30 IST

36th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Kingston Twin Ovals, Hobart

3rd January 2015 14:30 local | 09:00 IST

38th Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Melbourne Stars Women, Melbourne Cricket Ground

3rd January 2015 15:00 local | 09:30 IST

37th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Kingston Twin Ovals, Hobart

8th January 2015 10:00 local| 04:30 IST

39th Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Melbourne Stars Women, Junction Oval, Melbourne

8th January 2015 14:30 local| 09:00 IST

40th Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Junction Oval, Melbourne

9th January 2015 10:00 local| 04:30 IST

41st Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Adelaide Strikers Women, Junction Oval, Melbourne

9th January 2015 14:30 local | 09:00 IST

43rd Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Junction Oval, Melbourne

9th January 2015 14:40 local | 09:10 IST

42nd Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

10th January 2015 10:00 local | 04:30 IST

45th Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Adelaide Strikers Women Junction Oval, Melbourne

10th January 2015 14:30 local | 09:00 IST

44th Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Melbourne Renegades Women Junction Oval, Melbourne

15th January 2015 14:30 local | 09:00 IST

46th Match – Melbourne Stars Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Sydney Showground Stadium

15th January 2015 14:30 local | 09:00 IST

47th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Sydney Sixers Women, Waverley Oval, Sydney

15th January 2015 14:00 local | 09:00 IST

48th Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Melbourne Renegades, Women Adelaide Oval No 2

16th January 2015 10:00 local| 05:00 IST

51st Match – Adelaide Strikers Women v Brisbane Heat Women, Adelaide Oval No 2

16th January 2015 13:40 local | 08:10 IST

49th Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Sydney Thunder Women, Sydney Cricket Ground

16th January 2015 14:30 local | 09:00 IST

50th Match – Hobart Hurricanes Women v Melbourne Stars Women Blacktown International Sportspark, Sydney

16th January 2015 14:40 local | 09:40 IST

52nd Match – Perth Scorchers Women v Melbourne Renegades Women Adelaide Oval No 2

17th January 2015 10:00 local | 04:30 IST

53rd Match – Sydney Thunder Women v Melbourne Stars Women University Oval, Sydney

17th January 2015 10:00 local| 04:30 IST

54th Match – Sydney Sixers Women v Hobart Hurricanes Women Hurstville Oval, Sydney

17th January 2015 10:00 local | 05:00 IST

55th Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Adelaide Strikers Women Adelaide Oval No 2

17th January 2015 14:40 local | 09:40 IST

56th Match – Melbourne Renegades Women v Perth Scorchers Women Adelaide Oval No 2

Eliminator:

1st Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Venue TBC

21st January 2016

2nd Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Venue TBC

22th January 2016

Final – TBC v TBC Venue TBC

24th January 2016

Women’s Big Bash League|Fast Facts

Total games: 59

Tournament duration: 51 days

First game: Saturday, December 5, Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars at Junction Oval, Melbourne

First Sydney derby: Sunday, December 6, Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers at Spotless Stadium, Sydney

First Melbourne derby: Saturday, January 2, Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, MCG

WBBL final: Sunday, January 24

Quota for Southern Stars’ representatives per team: five

Quota for foreign cricketers per team: three

CA’s ‘Women’s Payment Fund’ for wages: $2.26 million

Retainers for WBBL players: $3000-$10,000 per campaign