The eight edition of the KFC Big Bash League is set to begin on the 19th of December 2018. The eight edition is set to big a few changes. The competition will extended to a home and away season for the first time which will see each franchise play each other twice both home venue and away venue. This will bring the total number of season matches to 56, two semi-final matches and a final. The Adelaide Strikers will be the defending champions. Here is a look at the Squads.
Current squad: Wes Agar, Alex Carey , Michael Cormack, David Grant, Travis Head(C), Colin Ingram (SA), Rashid Khan (AFG), Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Matt Short, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Nick Winter.
In: Matt Short (Renegades), Cameron Valente (Heat).
Out: Jono Dean (unsigned), Daniel Drew (unsigned).
Current squad: Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Sam Heazlett, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn(C), Brendon McCullum (NZ), James Pattinson, James Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG), Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson.
In: Matt Kuhnemann, James Pattinson (Renegades), Jack Prestwidge, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan).
Out: Shadab Khan (Pakistan), Cameron Valente (Strikers).
Current squad: Jofra Archer (ENG), George Bailey, Johan Botha, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (ENG), David Moody, Tim Paine, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Summers, Matthew Wade(C).
In: Jake Doran, James Faulkner (Stars), Caleb Jewell.
Out: Cameron Boyce (Renegades), Dan Christian (Renegades), Sam Rainbird (Thunder).
Current squad: Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch(C), Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari (PAK), Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth, Harry Gurney (ENG, international replacement)
In: Cameron Boyce (Hurricanes), Dan Christian (Hurricanes), Zak Evans, Harry Gurney (England), Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland (rookie), Usman Khan Shinwari (Pakistan).
Out: Dwayne Bravo (Stars), Brad Hodge (retired), Brad Hogg (unsigned), James Pattinson (Heat), Matt Short (Strikers), Guy Walker (AFL).
Current squad: Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe, Dwayne Bravo (WI), Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handcomb, Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP), Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell(C), Jonathan Merlo, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Matt Parkinson (ENG, international replacement)
In: Jackson Bird (Sixers), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Travis Dean (Renegades replacement), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nic Maddinson (Sixers), Jonathan Merlo.
Out: James Faulkner (Hurricanes), Sam Harper (unsigned), John Hastings (Sixers), Kevin Pietersen (retired), Rob Quiney (retired), Luke Wright.
Current squad: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh (c), Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir (Pakistan), Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England).
In: Matthew Kelly
Out: Mitchell Johnson (retired), Adam Voges (retired/coach).
Current squad: Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Joe Denly (England), Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, John Hastings*, Moises Henriques(C), Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Henry Thornton.
In: Justin Avendano, Jack Edwards (rookie), Daniel Fallins, John Hastings* (Stars), Josh Philippe (Scorchers replacement), Lloyd Pope.
Out: Jackson Bird (Stars), Johan Botha (Hurricanes), Doug Bollinger (retired), Nic Maddinson (Stars).
Current squad: Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler (ENG), Pat Cummins, Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root (ENG), Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Shane Watson(C), Anton Devcich (NZ, international replacement), Chris Jordan (ENG, international replacement).
In: Joe Root (ENG), Sam Rainbird (Hurricanes), Daniel Sams (Sixers), Jason Sangha.
Out: Aiden Blizzard (retired), Andrew Fekete, Mitch McClenaghan, Clint McKay (retired), Ben Rohrer (retired).