The Adelaide Strikers, are an Australian men's and women’s franchise 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]

The Strikers men’s are currently coached by former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie and captained by Travis Head. The women’s team are coached by Luke Williams and captained by New Zealander Suzie Bates.

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.[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 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.[8] Though, in BBL09, the Strikers finally fell against the Sydney Thunder by 3 runs, the Strikers' first defeat on New Year's Eve.[9]

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

Sponsors

Years Kit Manufacturers Chest Sponsor Breast Sponsor Sleeve Sponsor
2011-12 Kooga West End Draught People's Choice Credit Union None
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15 Majestic Athletic Jeep
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18 Vodafone Australia
2018-19 Vodafone Australia People's Choice Credit Union Vodafone Australia
2019-20

Current squad

As of 17 December 2019[10]
S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
1 Phil Salt England (1996-08-28) 28 August 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas player
7 Cameron White Australia (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm leg spin International cap
28 Jake Weatherald Australia (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
29 Jon Wells Australia (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
33 Jake Lehmann Australia (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
34 Travis Head Australia (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off spin Captain & international cap
All-rounders
2 Matt Short Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
6 Cameron Valente Australia (1994-09-06) 6 September 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
20 Michael Neser Australia (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast International cap
Wicket-keepers
4 Harry Nielsen Australia (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 25) Right-handed
5 Alex Carey Australia (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 28) Left-handed International cap
Bowlers
3 Billy Stanlake Australia (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast International cap
9 Liam O'Connor Australia (1993-06-20) 20 June 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
13 Harry Conway Australia (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
19 Rashid Khan Afghanistan (1998-09-20) 20 September 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin Overseas player & International cap
21 Wes Agar Australia (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast
44 Nick Winter Australia (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm fast medium
64 Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium International cap

List of Captains

As of 9 February 2018[11]
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 21 12 9 0 2 57.14
Australia Philip 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- 14 12 2 0 0 83.33
South Africa Colin Ingram 2018 12 5 9 0 0 35.71

List of international players

Player Nat Period Role Batting Bowling
Johan Botha South Africa 2011–2015 Allrounder Right-handed Right-arm off break
James Franklin New Zealand 2011–12 Allrounder Left-handed Left-arm medium fast
Alfonso Thomas South Africa 2011/12 Pace Bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast medium
Kieron Pollard West Indies Cricket Board 2012/13, 2014/15, 2016/17 Allrounder 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 Allrounder Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Alex Hales England 2013-2014 Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ryan ten Doeschate Netherlands 2014/15 Allrounder Right-handed Right-arm medium fast
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 2015/16 Batsman Right-handed Right-arm medium
Adil Rashid England 2015-2017 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 2016-2017 Spin Bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Colin Ingram South Africa 2017-2019 Top-order Batsman Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Rashid Khan Afghanistan 2017/18- Spin Bower Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Phil Salt England 2019/20- Top-order Batsman 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 [4]
2015–16 1st Semi Finals [5]
2016–17 6th DNQ [6]
2017–18 2nd Champions [7]
2018–19 7th DNQ [8]
2019–20 3rd Knockout final [9]

Records

Team records

Result summary v. opponent

As of 6th August 2020[12]
Domestic teams
Opposition Pld W L T NR %
Brisbane Heat 9 5 4 0 0 55.55
Hobart Hurricanes 12 7 4 0 1 58.33
Melbourne Renegades 10 7 3 0 0 70
Melbourne Stars 9 5 4 0 0 55.55
Perth Scorchers 14 7 7 0 0 50
Sydney Thunder 11 5 5 0 1 45.45
Sydney Sixers 11 5 5 0 1 45.45

Highest innings total

As of 8 February 2018[13]
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
187/4 Hobart Hurricanes 17 Jan 2018

Batting

Most runs

As of 17 December 2019[14]
Batsman Years mat inns NO Runs HS Average Strike Rate
Travis Head 2013–2019 38 37 5 1051 101* 32.84 135.78
Tim Ludeman 2012 37 34 6 846 92* 30.21 123.86
Jake Weatherald 2016-2019 33 33 0 828 115 25.09 127.77
Alex Carey 2017-2019 24 24 3 772 100 36.76 131.29
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
Brad Hodge 2014-2017 20 20 6 593 56* 42.35 128.91

Highest scores

As of 9 February 2018[15]
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 wicket

As of 9 February 2018[16]
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 104 Matthew Short & Jonathan Wells Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 23 Dec 2018
5th 115 Brad Hodge & Alex Ross Melbourne Stars 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 16* Cameron Valente & Peter Siddle Brisbane Heat Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 3 Feb 2019
10th 15 Ben Laughlin & Billy Stanlake Melbourne Stars , Moe, Victoria 23 Jan 2019

Bowling

Most wickets

As of 9 February 2018[17]
Bowler Years Mat Inns Overs Runs Wkts BBI
Ben Laughlin 2014–2019 50 49 168.1 1357 60 4/26
Michael Neser 2012–2019 48 47 154.4 1307 48 3/24
Rashid Khan 2017-2019 25 25 100.0 593 37 3/19
Kane Richardson 2011–2016 36 35 121.2 964 3/9
Billy Stanlake 2015-2019 28 28 102.2 783 30 3/17
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 figures

As of 9 February 2018[18]
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

Honours

Domestic

International

See also

References

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