Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers logo.svg
Personnel
CaptainAustralia Travis Head
AustraliaPeter Siddle (Acting)
CoachAustralia Jason Gillespie
Overseas player(s)Afghanistan Rashid Khan
England George Garton
England Ian Cockbain
Team information
CityAdelaide
Colours  Blue
Founded2011
Home groundAdelaide Oval
Capacity53,583 (3,500 standing on hill)[1]
History
BBL wins1 (BBL07)
Official websiteOfficial Website

T20 kit

As of 8 February 2018
Seasons

The Adelaide Strikers are an Australian professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia that compete in the Big Bash League (BBL).[2] Their home ground is the Adelaide Oval,[3] and they play in a cornflower blue uniform. The Strikers were formed in 2011 to play in the BBL, succeeding the Southern Redbacks, who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.[4] Their sole victory in the BBL came in 2017–18.[5]

Over their 11-year history in the BBL, they have had many effective and popular players on their team, from all-rounders such as Johan Botha, Michael Neser, Kieron Pollard, Ryan ten Doeschate and Chris Jordan, to high-scoring batsmen Travis Head, Colin Ingram, Mahela Jayawardene, Jonathan Wells, Michael Klinger and Jake Weatherald, to effective bowlers Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Adil Rashid and Kane Richardson, and finally keepers Alex Carey and Tim Ludeman.

The Strikers are currently coached by former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie and captained by Head. Carey is the current vice-captain.

History

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 9 am and closed on 22 July 2011. Each team was allowed to sign up to 18 players, including up to two from overseas.[6] 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.[7]

In the 2016/17 Big Bash, the Adelaide Strikers were rated the most entertaining team in the BBL, with a BBEI of 2177.[8]

New Year's Eve match

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 had maintained a clean 6–0 win record in the NYE Big Bash clashes. In season 3, 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.[9] Though, in BBL09, the Strikers finally fell against the Sydney Thunder by 3 runs, the Strikers' first defeat on New Year's Eve.[10]

List of New Year's Eve matches

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
7 2019 Thunder Strikers 3 Runs 41,414 Callum Ferguson
8 2020 Scorchers Strikers 7 Wickets 21,636 Jhye Richardson

Sponsors

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Back sponsor Breast sponsor Sleeve sponsor
2011-12 KooGa West End People's Choice Credit Union
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15 Majestic Athletic Jeep
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18 Vodafone
2018-19 Vodafone People's Choice Credit Union Vodafone
2019-20 Oaks
2020-21 People's Choice Credit Union
2021-22 Nike Australian Gas Networks Swyftx No Sponsor

Current squad

The current squad of the Adelaide Strikers for the 2021–22 Big Bash League season as of 5 November 2021.[11][12]

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
3 Ian Cockbain England (1987-02-17) 17 February 1987 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas player
28 Jake Weatherald Australia (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
29 Jon Wells Australia (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
31 Thomas Kelly Australia (2000-12-14) 14 December 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
34 Travis Head Australia (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off spin Captain; International cap
77 Matt Renshaw Australia (1996-03-28) 28 March 1996 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off spin International cap
88 Ryan Gibson Australia (1993-12-30) 30 December 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
All-rounders
2 Matt Short Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
15 George Garton England (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm fast Overseas player
12 Liam Scott Australia (2000-12-12) 12 December 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
4 Harry Nielsen Australia (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
5 Alex Carey Australia (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 30) Left-handed Vice Captain; International cap
Bowlers
9 Liam O'Connor Australia (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
11 Daniel Worrall Australia (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium International cap
13 Harry Conway Australia (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
19 Rashid Khan Afghanistan (1998-09-20) 20 September 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin Overseas player & International cap
21 Wes Agar Australia (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast International cap
42 Spencer Johnson Australia (1995-12-06) 6 December 1995 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
52 Fawad Ahmed Australia (1982-02-05) 5 February 1982 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm leg break International Cap
64 Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium International cap

Administration and support staff

Role Name

List of Captains

As of 23 December 2021[13]
Name Period Mat Won Lost Ties NR %
Australia Michael Klinger 2011–2012 7 2 5 0 0 28.57
South Africa Johan Botha 2012–2015 23 12 9 0 2 57.14
Australia Phillip Hughes 2014 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
Australia Brad Hodge 2015–2017 17 10 7 0 0 58.82
Australia Travis Head 2017- 24 17 7 0 0 70.83
South Africa Colin Ingram 2018 14 5 9 0 0 35.71
Australia Alex Carey 2019- 16 7 8 0 1 46.66
Australia Peter Siddle 2020- 6 2 4 0 0 33.33

List of international players

Player Nat Period Role Batting Bowling
Johan Botha South Africa 2011/12–2014/15 All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm off break
James Franklin New Zealand 2011/12 All-rounder Left-handed Left-arm medium fast
Alfonso Thomas South Africa 2011/12 Pace Bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Kieron Pollard Cricket West Indies 2012/13–2016/17 All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 2012/13 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 2013/14 All-rounder Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Alex Hales England 2013/14 Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ryan ten Doeschate Netherlands 2014/15 All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 2015/16 Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium
Adil Rashid England 2015/16 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Chris Jordan England 2016/17 Pace Bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Ish Sodhi New Zealand 2016/17 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Colin Ingram South Africa 2017/18–2018/19 Top-order Batsman Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Rashid Khan Afghanistan 2017/18– Spin Bower Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Phil Salt Wales 2019/20–2020/21 Opening Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium
Danny Briggs England 2020/21 Spin Bowler Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
George Garton England 2021/22 Pace Bowler Left-handed Left-arm fast
Ian Cockbain England 2021/22 Top-order Batsmen Right-handed Right-arm medium

Series results

Season League Position Finals Position Table
2011–12 6th DNQ [1]
2012–13 5th [2]
2013–14 7th [3]
2014–15 1st Semi Finals (Lost to the Sixers) [4]
2015–16 1st Semi Finals (Lost to the Thunder) [5]
2016–17 6th DNQ [6]
2017–18 2nd Champions [7]
2018–19 7th DNQ [8]
2019–20 3rd Knocked out in the Knockout against the Thunder [9]
2020–21 5th Knocked out in the Eliminator against the Heat [10]
2021-22 4th Knocked out in the Challenger against Sixers [11]

Records

Team records

Result summary v. opponent

Domestic teams
Opposition Pld W L T T+W T+L NR %
Brisbane Heat 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 58.33
Hobart Hurricanes 16 9 6 0 0 0 0 60.00
Melbourne Renegades 12 8 4 0 0 0 0 66.66
Melbourne Stars 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 54.54
Perth Scorchers 17 9 8 0 0 0 0 52.94
Sydney Sixers 13 5 8 0 0 0 0 38.46
Sydney Thunder 14 6 6 0 0 0 0 50
Statistics are correct as of Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide, Big Bash League 17th match, 28 December 2020.[14]

Highest innings total

As of 24 December 2021[15]
Score Overs RR Opposition Ground Date
207/8 20.0 10.35 Hobart Hurricanes Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 26 Jan 2020
202/2 10.10 4 Feb 2018
198/4 18.0 11.00 Perth Scorchers 23 Dec 2019
198/6 20.0 9.90 WACA Ground, Perth 16 Jan 2014
197/5 9.85 Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 21 Jan 2021
196/6 9.80 21 Dec 2016

Batting

Most runs

As of 24 December 2021[16]
Batsman Years mat inns NO Runs HS Average Strike rate
Jake Weatherald 2016- 68 68 4 1721 115 26.89 131.67
Alex Carey 2017- 48 48 3 1588 101 35.28 127.24
Jonathan Wells 2017- 59 56 18 1377 69 36.23 122.50
Travis Head 2013- 50 48 5 1349 101* 31.37 133.96
Tim Ludeman 2012-2017 37 34 6 846 92* 30.21 123.86
Phil Salt 2019-2021 30 30 1 671 67* 23.13 146.50
Michael Klinger 2011–2014 22 22 3 663 86* 34.89 119.45
Colin Ingram 2017-2019 25 25 5 610 75 30.50 138.95

Highest scores

As of 24 December 2021[17]
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 101 62 10 3 162.90 Brisbane Heat 21 Jan 2021
100 56 12 4 178.57 Hobart Hurricanes 17 Jan 2018
Tim Ludeman 92* 44 9 5 209.09 Melbourne Stars 18 Dec 2014

Highest partnerships by wicket

As of 1 January 2022[18]
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 117 Jake Weatherald & Matt Renshaw Blundstone Arena, Hobart 27 Dec 2021
4th 107 Jake Weatherald & Alex Carey York Park, Launceston 15 Dec 2020
5th 104 Matthew Short & Jonathan Wells Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 23 Dec 2018
6th 115 Brad Hodge & Alex Ross Melbourne Stars 18 Dec 2015
7th 59* Travis Head & Adil Rashid Sydney Sixers 31 Dec 2015
8th 44 Johan Botha & Michael Neser Melbourne Renegades Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 2 Jan 2013
9th 55 Michael Neser & Kane Richardson Perth Scorchers WACA Ground, Perth 23 Dec 2016
10th 61* Daniel Worrall & Danny Briggs Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena, Hobart 13 Dec 2020

Bowling

Most wickets

As of 24 December 2021[19]
Bowler Years Mat Inns Wkts BBI Avg
Rashid Khan 2017- 55 55 81 6/17 17.25
Peter Siddle 2017– 49 49 61 5/16 19.98
Ben Laughlin 2014–2019 50 49 60 4/26 22.61
Wes Agar 2017- 36 36 46 4/27 23.19
Kane Richardson 2011–2016 36 35 37 3/9 26.05
Billy Stanlake 2015-2020 39 39 34 3/17 31.79

Best bowling figures

As of 24 December 2021[20]
Bowler Overs Figure Econ Opposition Ground Date
Ish Sodhi 3.3 6/11 3.14 Sydney Thunder Stadium Australia, Sydney 18 Jan 2017
Rashid Khan 4.0 6/17 4.25 Brisbane Heat The Gabba, Brisbane 12 Jan 2021
Peter Siddle 3.3 5/16 4.57 Hobart Hurricanes York Park, Launceston 15 Dec 2020
Ben Laughlin 3.4 4/26 7.09 Sydney Thunder Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 22 Dec 2017
Henry Thornton 4.0 4/26 6.50 Melbourne Stars 15 Jan 2022
Wes Agar 4.0 4/27 6.75 Brisbane Heat 21 Jan 2021
4/33 8.25 Hobart Hurricanes York Park, Launceston 19 Jan 2020

Honours

Domestic

International

See also

References

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