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Adelaide Strikers are one of the teams in Australia’s premier T20 competition – the Big Bash League (BBL). The franchise is based in the state of South Australia and represent Adelaide in the competition. The Strikers succeeded the Southern Redbacks, who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.

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

History:

2011-2012 season:

The Adelaide  Strikers started their campaign in the inaugural season on a winning note, crushing Melbourne Renegades by 67 runs.  However, it was not the precursor of the things that were to follow. For the rest of the season, the Strikers managed to win just one more match and ended the league table at sixth position.

2012-2013 season:

After the disappointing outing in the inaugural season, the Strikers started the brand-new season on a good note, beating last season’s finalists Perth Scorchers by 6 wickets. They lost the following game but bounced back quickly to win the next two. However, they could manage only one win from their last four games and missed out on top four because of net run-rate. The Strikers finished the season at fifth position with 4 wins from eight games.

2013-2014 season:

Adelaide Strikers started the brand new season, winning their second and third game after the first did not yield any result. However, they could not win any more game for the rest of the season and ended at the seventh spot with just 2 wins from eight games.

2014-2015 season:

The Strikers began the season with a bang, winning their first four games to all but seal their spot in the semifinal. They went on to win two more games to end the season at the top of the ladder with 6 wins in 8 games. However, they could not sustain the momentum in the semifinal and lost the game against Sydney Sixers by 67 runs.

2015-2016 season:

The Strikers made a strong start to their season once again. They won seven of the eight league games to storm into the semifinals at the top-placed team. However, they failed to deliver in the semifinal and ended up losing the game by 8 wickets to Sydney Thunder.

2016-2017 season:

After the top-of-the league finish in the previous season, hopes were high from the Strikers in 2016-17 season. However, they failed to live up to expectations. The season started with losses against Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers. The Strikers then managed to bounce back and win against Sydney Sixers only to lose again to Hobart Hurricanes.  With just one win from the opening four games, the Strikers were well out of contention for a berth in the next round. They managed to win two more games but could only finish at sixth position.

2017-2018 season:

The seventh season of the competition saw the teams playing ten games instead of eight like the previous seasons. The Strikers started the season on a brilliant note, beating Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat in the first three games.  overall, they lost three games and stormed into the semifinal as the second-best team of the league phase. In the semifinal, they beat Melbourne Renegades by one run before beating Hobart Hurricanes in the final to clinch their first BBL title.

Here are some other details about the team:

Most runs for Adelaide Strikers:

Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave
TM Head 2013-2018 35 34 988 101* 34.06
TP Ludeman 2012-2017 37 34 846 92* 30.21
M Klinger 2011-2014 22 22 663 86* 34.89
BJ Hodge 2014-2017 20 20 593 56* 42.35
J Weatherald 2016-2018 19 19 500 115 26.31
AT Carey 2017-2018 12 12 443 100 49.22
BR Dunk 2016-2017 8 8 364 85 52
NJ Reardon 2012-2014 16 14 320 43 26.66
JR Dean 2013-2018 22 19 317 54* 19.81
KA Pollard 2012-2017 18 16 311 65* 22.21
J Botha 2011-2015 27 22 302 41* 23.23
CA Ingram 2017-2018 12 12 277 68 30.77
CJ Ferguson 2011-2014 18 16 262 52 16.37
AI Ross 2014-2016 18 14 247 65 20.58
CJ Simmons 2014-2015 13 13 223 46 17.15
MG Neser 2012-2018 35 22 218 40* 16.76
DPMD Jayawardene 2015-2016 7 7 191 57 27.28
AD Hales 2013-2014 8 8 175 49 21.87
PJ Hughes 2012-2014 8 8 175 74 25
KW Richardson 2011-2016 36 17 162 45 13.5
JS Lehmann 2016-2018 21 16 143 24 10.21
DJ Harris 2011-2012 6 6 142 49 23.66
JW Wells 2017-2018 12 10 139 33* 17.37
CJ Borgas 2011-2012 6 6 111 31 22.2
AC Blizzard 2011-2012 5 5 104 30 20.8
TLW Cooper 2011-2012 5 5 101 43* 33.66
RN ten Doeschate 2015-2015 5 5 60 26 12
AJ Crosthwaite 2011-2012 6 6 60 18 10
Shakib Al Hasan 2014-2014 2 2 48 46 24
AU Rashid 2015-2016 9 4 43 25 43
KR Smith 2015-2017 2 2 41 41* 41
B Laughlin 2014-2018 37 9 37 22 6.16
CJ Jordan 2016-2017 5 5 36 18 9
Rashid Khan 2017-2018 11 6 36 16* 18
AW O’Brien 2011-2012 7 5 28 13 7
AC Thomas 2011-2012 7 4 17 7 8.5
BG Drew 2012-2012 3 2 15 10 7.5
A Zampa 2013-2015 12 3 15 10* 7.5
DR Salpietro 2012-2012 2 2 13 12 6.5
IS Sodhi 2017-2017 3 2 13 8*
BE Young 2012-2013 5 2 12 9* 12
TP Doropoulos 2012-2013 3 3 12 12* 6
MJ Johnston 2012-2012 2 2 11 8*
WA Agar 2017-2018 3 2 10 8 10
CJ Boyce 2012-2013 6 2 8 7 8
B Stanlake 2015-2018 17 4 8 4*
JEC Franklin 2012-2012 1 1 7 7 7
JM Muirhead 2012-2012 2 1 5 5*
JD Smith 2012-2012 1 1 5 5 5
JM Holland 2014-2016 12 2 5 5* 5

 

Most wickets for Adelaide Strikers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Overs Maidens Wickets BBI Econ
B Laughlin 2014-2018 37 36 124.4 0 50 4/26 7.94
KW Richardson 2011-2016 36 35 121.2 3 37 3/9 7.94
MG Neser 2012-2018 35 34 111 2 37 3/24 8.72
SW Tait 2012-2015 18 17 64 0 28 3/22 7.85
J Botha 2011-2015 27 25 92.2 1 20 2/11 6.79
B Stanlake 2015-2018 17 17 63.2 0 19 3/17 6.77
Rashid Khan 2017-2018 11 11 44 0 18 3/20 5.65
AU Rashid 2015-2016 9 9 34.4 0 16 3/23 6.51
TM Head 2013-2018 35 20 37 0 13 3/16 8.21
KA Pollard 2012-2017 18 15 31 0 12 3/30 9.22
PM Siddle 2017-2018 11 11 37 2 11 3/17 5.94
A Zampa 2013-2015 12 11 41 0 11 2/26 7.02
IS Sodhi 2017-2017 3 3 11.3 0 9 6/11 6.08
CJ Jordan 2016-2017 5 5 17 0 9 3/24 9.29
JM Holland 2014-2016 12 11 36 0 8 2/19 8.33
CJ Boyce 2012-2013 6 6 15 0 6 3/17 8.06
AW O’Brien 2011-2012 7 7 28 0 6 3/26 6.46
BE Young 2012-2013 5 5 18 0 5 2/37 6.66
AC Thomas 2011-2012 7 7 26 0 5 3/24 6.8
JM Muirhead 2012-2012 2 2 5 0 4 2/17 10.8
BG Drew 2012-2012 3 3 12 0 4 2/27 7.5
LN O’Connor 2016-2018 8 8 28 0 4 2/12 7.53
CJ Simmons 2014-2015 13 6 14 0 3 2/26 6.28
GD Putland 2012-2016 7 7 22 2 3 2/39 8.45
JEC Franklin 2012-2012 1 1 3 0 2 2/22 7.33
Shakib Al Hasan 2014-2014 2 2 5 0 2 2/21 6.2
MJ Johnston 2012-2012 2 2 5 0 2 1/22 10.2
GA West 2016-2016 2 2 6 0 2 2/24 10.33
NM Lyon 2011-2013 4 4 11.5 0 2 1/26 8.11
BE McGain 2011-2012 3 3 10 0 2 1/43 11.3
JS Lehmann 2016-2018 21 2 2 0 1 1/5 8
BR Dunk 2016-2017 8 1 2 0 1 1/20 10
Saeed Ajmal 2012-2012 1 1 4 0 1 1/22 5.5
HP Kingston 2015-2015 1 1 2 0 1 1/23 11.5
DR Salpietro 2012-2012 2 2 8 0 1 1/28 8.12
KR Smith 2015-2017 2 1 1 0 0 7
BJ Hodge 2014-2017 20 1 1 0 0 8
TP Doropoulos 2012-2013 3 1 1 0 0 12
DJ Harris 2011-2012 6 1 1 0 0 15
CJ Borgas 2011-2012 6 1 1 0 0 20
NJ Reardon 2012-2014 16 2 2 0 0 14.5
TL Lawford 2014-2015 2 2 4 0 0 7.5
TD Andrews 2016-2017 2 2 5 0 0 8
BS Oakley 2013-2013 2 1 4 0 0 12.5
CA Ingram 2017-2018 12 7 8 0 0 9.5
WA Agar 2017-2018 3 3 8 0 0 11.87

 

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper for Adelaide Strikers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Dismissals Catches Stumping
TP Ludeman 2012-2017 37 35 22 21 1
AT Carey 2017-2018 12 12 16 16 0
AJ Crosthwaite 2011-2012 6 6 6 3 3
BR Dunk 2016-2017 8 5 3 3 0
TLW Cooper 2011-2012 5 1 0 0 0
HJ Nielsen 2018-2018 1 1 0 0 0

 

Current squad of Adelaide Strikers:

 

Wes Agar
Alex Carey
Michael Cormack
David Grant
Travis Head
Colin Ingram (OS)
Rashid Khan (OS)
Ben Laughlin
Jake Lehmann
Michael Neser
Liam O’Connor
Matthew Short
Peter Siddle
Billy Stanlake
Cameron Valente
Jake Weatherald
Jon Wells
Nick Winter

 

*Stats and squad updated before the start of BBL 2018-19