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The Adelaide Strikers are an Australian men's professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League.[2] The Strikers are based in the state of South Australia and represent Adelaide in the Big Bash League. Their home ground is the Adelaide Oval.[3] The Strikers wear a cornflower blue uniform with a West End Draught logo on it, due to a sponsorship agreement with brewers, West End.[3] The Strikers were formed in 2011 to play in the Big Bash League, succeeding the Southern Redbacks, who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.[4]

Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers logo.svg
Personnel
CaptainAustralia Travis Head
CoachAustralia Jason Gillespie
Overseas player(s)South Africa Colin Ingram, Afghanistan Rashid Khan
Team information
CityAdelaide
Colours     Blue
Founded2011
Home groundAdelaide Oval
Capacity53,583 (3,500 standing on hill)[1]
History
BBL wins1 (BBL07)
Official website:Official Website

T20I kit

2018–19 Adelaide Strikers season
As of 8 February 2018

The Strikers are currently coached by former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie and captained by Travis Head.

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HistoryEdit

The Adelaide Strikers were formed in 2011, as a result of the formation of the Big Bash League.[4] When the competition was first formed, each team had an opportunity to sign up players and build their lists. The contracting window opened on 30 June 2011 at 9am and closed on 22 July 2011. Each team was allowed to sign up to 18 players, including up to two from overseas.[5] The team's inaugural captain was South Australia captain, Michael Klinger, and the inaugural coach was Darren Berry, the then coach of the Southern Redbacks.[6]

In the 2016/17 Big Bash, the Adelaide Strikers were rated the most entertaining team in the BBL, with a BBEI of 2177.[7]

New Year's Eve matchEdit

Since BBL03, Cricket Australia started hosting a Strikers home match on 31 December night every year against different oppositions. It quickly gained popularity among the fans, turning into a tradition and attracting big crowds at the Adelaide Oval throughout the years. It is popularly termed as the New Year's Eve Match or NYE Clash in the media. Up until BBL08, the Strikers have maintained a clean 6–0 win record in the NYE Big Bash clashes. In season 5, Travis Head scored a brilliant century to take the Strikers home against Sydney Sixers in the NYE clash, which remains one of the most memorable NYE matches in the short history of BBL to date.[8]

List of New Year's Eve matchesEdit

No. Year Winner Loser Margin Attendance MoM
1 2013 Strikers Scorchers 6 Wickets 26,030 Michael Klinger
2 2014 Strikers Hurricanes 8 Wickets 43,288 Tim Ludeman
3 2015 Strikers Sixers 5 Wickets 46,389 Travis Head
4 2016 Strikers Sixers 48 Runs 45,471 Sean Abbott
5 2017 Strikers Heat 56 Runs 46,594 Michael Neser
6 2018 Strikers Thunder 20 Runs 41,987 Peter Siddle

SponsorsEdit

Years Kit Manufacturers Chest Sponsor Breast Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
BBL01 Kooga West End Draught People's Choice Credit Union None
BBL02
BBL03
BBL04 Majestic Athletic Jeep
BBL05
BBL06
BBL07 Vodafone Australia
BBL08 Vodafone Australia People’s Choice Credit Union Vodafone Australia

Current squadEdit

As of 26 August 2018[9]
S/N[10] Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
28 Jake Weatherald   (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
29 Jonathan Wells   (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
33 Jake Lehmann   (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
34 Travis Head   (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off spin Captain & International Cap
All-rounders
2 Matt Short   (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off spin
6 Cameron Valente   (1994-09-06) 6 September 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
20 Michael Neser   (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast International Cap
Wicket-keepers
4 Harry Nielsen   (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 24) Right-handed - Replacement player for Alex Carey[11]
5 Alex Carey   (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 27) Left-handed International Cap
Pace bowlers
3 Billy Stanlake   (1994-04-11) 11 April 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast International Cap
14 David Grant   (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
21 Wes Agar   (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
44 Nick Winter   (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium fast
56 Ben Laughlin   (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
64 Peter Siddle   (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium International Cap
Spin bowlers
9 Liam O'Connor   (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
17 Michael Cormack   (1997-06-29) 29 June 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
19 Rashid Khan   (1998-09-20) 20 September 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin Visa contract & International Cap

List of CaptainsEdit

As of 9 February 2018[12]
Name Period Mat Won Lost Ties NR %
  Michael Klinger 2011–2012 7 2 5 0 0 28.57
  Johan Botha 2012–2015 21 12 9 0 2 57.14
  Phillip Hughes 2014 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
  Brad Hodge 2015–2017 17 10 7 0 0 58.82
  Travis Head 2017 9 8 1 0 0 88.88
  Colin Ingram 2018 3 1 2 0 0 33.33

List of international playersEdit

Player Nat Period Role Batting Bowling
Johan Botha   2011–2015 Allrounder Right-handed Right-arm off break
James Franklin   2011–12 Allrounder Left-handed Left-arm medium fast
Alfonso Thomas   2011/12 Pace Bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Kieron Pollard   2012/13, 2014/15, 2016/17 Allrounder Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Saeed Ajmal   2012/13 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Shakib Al Hasan   2013/14 Allrounder Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Alex Hales   2013-2014 Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Ryan ten Doeschate   2014/15 Allrounder Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Mahela Jayawardene   2015/16 Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium
Adil Rashid   2015-2017 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Chris Jordan     2016–17 Pace Bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Ish Sodhi   2016-2017 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Colin Ingram   2017/18, 2018/19 Top-order Batsman Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Rashid Khan   2017/18 Spin Bower Right-handed Right-arm leg spin

Series resultsEdit

Season League Position Finals Position Table
2011–12 6th DNQ [1]
2012–13 5th [2]
2013–14 7th [3]
2014–15 1st 3rd
Semi Finals
[4]
2015–16 [5]
2016–17 6th DNQ [6]
2017–18 2nd Champions [7]

RecordsEdit

Team recordsEdit

Result summary v. opponentEdit

As of 8 February 2018[13]
Domestic teams
Opposition Pld W L T NR %
Brisbane Heat 7 4 3 0 0 56.14
Hobart Hurricanes 10 6 3 0 1 66.66
Melbourne Renegades 8 5 3 0 0 62.50
Melbourne Stars 7 3 4 0 0 42.85
Perth Scorchers 12 5 7 0 0 41.66
Sydney Thunder 8 5 3 0 0 62.50
Sydney Sixers 9 5 3 0 1 62.50

Highest innings totalEdit

As of 8 February 2018[14]
Score Overs RR Opposition Ground Date
202/2 20.0 10.10 Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 4 Feb 2018
198/6 9.90 Perth Scorchers WACA Ground, Perth 16 Jan 2014
196/6 9.80 Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 21 Dec 2016
189/5 9.45 Melbourne Renegades 18 Dec 2011
187/5 9.35 Melbourne Stars 18 Dec 2015

BattingEdit

Most runsEdit

As of 8 February 2018[15]
Batsman Years mat inns Runs HS Average Strike Rate
Travis Head 2013–2018 35 34 988 101* 34.06 138.18
Tim Ludeman 2012–2017 37 34 846 92* 30.21 123.86
Michael Klinger 2011–2014 22 22 663 86* 34.89 119.45
Brad Hodge 2011–2017 20 20 593 56* 42.35 128.91
Jake Weatherald 2016–2018 19 19 500 115 26.31 127.55

Highest scoresEdit

As of 9 February 2018[16]
Batsman Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Opposition Ground Date
Jake Weatherald 115 70 9 8 164.28 Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 4 Feb 2018
Travis Head 101* 53 4 9 190.56 Sydney Sixers 31 Dec 2015
Alex Carey 100 56 12 4 178.57 Hobart Hurricanes 17 Jan 2018
Tim Ludeman 92* 44 9 5 209.09 Melbourne Stars 18 Dec 2014
Michael Klinger 86* 55 5 4 156.36 Perth Scorchers 31 Dec 2013

Highest partnerships by wicketEdit

As of 9 February 2018[17]
Wkt Runs Partners Opposition Ground Date
1st 171 Alex Carey & Jake Weatherald Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 17 Jan 2018
2nd 140 Jake Weatherald & Travis Head 4 Feb 2018
3rd 102 Travis Head & Colin Ingram Bellerive Oval, Hobart 4 Jan 2018
4th 90 Travis Head & Kelvin Smith Melbourne Renegades Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 19 Jan 2015
5th 115 Brad Hodge & Alex Ross Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 18 Dec 2015
6th 59* Travis Head & Adil Rashid Sydney Sixers 31 Dec 2015
7th 44 Johan Botha & Michael Neser Melbourne Renegades Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 2 Jan 2013
8th 55 Michael Neser & Kane Richardson Perth Scorchers WACA Ground, Perth 23 Dec 2016
9th 14 Kane Richardson & Ben Laughlin Sydney Sixers Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 24 Jan 2015
Sydney Thunder Stadium Australia, Sydney 28 Dec 2015
10th 12 Alfonso Thomas & James Muirhead Perth Scorchers WACA Ground, Perth 8 Jan 2012

BowlingEdit

Most wicketsEdit

As of 9 February 2018[18]
Bowler Years Mat Inns Overs Runs Wkts BBI
Ben Laughlin 2014–2018 37 36 124.4 991 50 4/26
Kane Richardson 2011–2016 36 35 121.2 964 37 3/9
Michael Neser 2012–2018 35 34 111.0 969 3/24
Shaun Tait 2012–2015 18 17 64.0 503 28 3/22
Johan Botha 2011–2015 27 25 92.2 627 20 2/11

Best bowling figuresEdit

As of 9 February 2018[19]
Bowler Overs Figure Econ Opposition Ground Date
Ish Sodhi 3.3 6/11 3.14 Sydney Thunder Stadium Australia, Sydney 18 Jan 2017
Ben Laughlin 3.4 4/26 7.09 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 22 Dec 2017
Kane Richardson 3.4 3/9 2.45 Stadium Australia, Sydney 20 Dec 2012
Ben Laughlin 2.2 3/11 4.71 Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 31 Dec 2017
Travis Head 2.0 3/16 8.00 Melbourne Renegades Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 18 Jan 2016

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

InternationalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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