BBL 2019-20: Know Adelaide Strikers Team | Team Report

BBL 2019-20: Know Adelaide Strikers Team | Team Report
BBL 2019-20: Know Adelaide Strikers Team | Team Report

Adelaide Strikers, an Australian men’s franchise professional T-20 cricket team that competes in Australia’s T-20 cricket competition big bash league(BBL), is based in the state of South Australia and represents Adelaide Oval. They wear a cornflower blue uniform with a West End Draught logo on it. This team was formed in 2011

This team is currently coached by the Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie and it is under the captaincy of Travis Head. The Strikers have maintained a clean 6–0 win record in the NYE Big Bash clashes.


Rashid Khan:

The Afghanistan leg spinner, well-known his performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) fans, is continuing in the BBL (big bash league). To date, he bowled in 25 innings and claimed 37 wickets with 70.6 average and 16.20 strike rate in this season. He is worth A$203,300

Michael Neser

The allrounder from Australia made a place in the club’s all-time wicket-takers. He is the most valuable player for Strikers. He played 54 matches and scored 341 runs and claimed 55 scalps.

Wes Agar

A talented fast bowler with genuine pace, Wes Agar has been raved about in Australia’s cricketing circles. He made his debut with this team in BBL. He played 5 matches and claimed 2 wickets with 32.5 average His bid amount was A$84,200

Jake Lehmann

From a very young age, Jake Lehmann has been raved about and it’s not because he is the son of former Australian cricketer Darren Lehmann. Like his father, Jake is also a left-handed batsman who has the proclivity to strike the ball clean. He played 25 innings with 19.6 average. The bid amount of this player is A$108,300.

Billy Stanlake

The tall Australian fast bowler who bowls at express pace played a key role in the Strikers’ run to the BBL. He played 28 matches and claimed 30 wickets with a 20.5 strike rate at 37.6 average. His bid amount is A$108,300.

Cameron White

The right-handed batsmen and the World cup winning captain while in his teens in 2002, Cameron White created history again by becoming the youngest captain for Victoria at the age of 20 in 2003-04. He joined the Strikers and his the 5th highest run-scorer in BBL. He played 68 matches and scored 1534 runs at 116.04 strike rate and with an average of 26.8. His bid sum was A$77,200.

Travis Head:

The batting all-rounder player from Australia is a middle-order batsman and bowls right-arm off-breaks. After his retirement, Australia has struggled to find a reliable middle-order batsman who can both anchor and finish an innings.

His ticket to international fame was in the 2015-16 BBL season when he hit a century to take the Adelaide Strikers to a victory from out of nowhere against the Sydney Sixers. An international debut followed within weeks as he was picked for the T20I series against India at home.


He played 37 innings and scored 1051 runs at an average of 32.84 with a 135.79 strike rate. He bowled in 21 innings and claimed 13 wickets at an average of 24.20 with a strike rate of 17.50. He is worth A$ 195,100.

Alex Carey:

Alex Carey could have been a Utopian superhero, considering the set of skills he has at his disposal. The man from South Australia was a budding player in Australian Rules, having also captained aside in 2010 but his career went downhill over the next couple years

After that, he caught the attention of the selectors and earned his first senior contract for South Australia in the 2016-17 season. It was turning point for Carey as he became only the fourth glovesman ever to amass over 500 runs and effect 50 dismissals in a single Sheffield Shield Season.


He played 24 innings and scored 772 at 48.6 average with a strike rate of 131.29. His bid was for A$139,800.

Peter Siddle:

Some bowlers are known more for their never-say-die spirit rather than sheer skill sets. Peter Siddle would fall into that category – a tireless workhorse who is a captain’s dream. Siddle figured in Australia’s tour of India in 2008 when he made an instant impression. His very first delivery was a snorter that struck Gautam Gambhir on his head and his first Test scalp was that of legendary Sachin Tendulkar


He played 24 innings and got 22 wickets at an average of 45.3 with a 21.90 strike rate. He was bought for A$130,400.

Philip Salt:

Philp Dean Salt, an explosive opening batsman from England, is a heavy-hitting right-hander. He played a key role for Sussex Sharks in the UK’s Vitality Blast series in recent seasons under the coaching of Jason Gillespie.


This is going to be his debut in the Big Bash League where he got picked for A$125,000.

Jonathan Wells:

Blessed with a solid technique and an all-round game, Jonathan Wells had a lot of promise when he entered during the 2008-09 domestic season. He began to achieve success in white-ball cricket that saw him earn a contract with Hobart Hurricanes in the 2010-11 season.


He played 59 innings and scored 1312 runs at an average of 40.1 with a 120.37 strike rate. He played for Adelaide Strikers in 8 seasons. His bid amount is A$115,500.

Jake Weatherald:

A dashing southpaw more suited for the shorter formats, Weatherald came into the limelight in the 2016-17 domestic season when he made his debut both in first-class and List A. The 2017-18 Sheffield Shield season has seen him improve a lot in red-ball cricket as well – it was highlighted by his twin centuries against Western Australia.


He has played for Adelaide Strikers in 3 seasons. He batted in 33 innings and piled up 828 runs at an average of 37.9 and 127.78 strike rate. His bid amount is A$108,900.

Cameron Valente:

A seam-bowling all-rounder from Adelaide, Cameron Valente grew up playing cricket at junior levels and ended up representing Australia at the U-19 World Cup in 2014. In 2016, Perth Scorchers signed him as a replacement for Jason Behrendorff for the BBL.


He played 7 matches and scored 66 runs in 5 innings at an average of 33.3 and 140.43 strike rate. His bid amount is A$95,800.

Liam O Connor:

Wrist spinners are always handy in shorter formats. A leg spinner, he was a late addition to the Strikers squad in the 2016-17 BBL season. Adelaide Strikers announced his re-signing for the seventh edition of BBL.


He has been a part of Adelaide Strikers since season 3. He played in 15 innings and scalped 9 wickets at an average of 31.9 with a strike rate of 34.0. His bid was for A$91,700.

Harry Nielsen:

Harry Nielsen is a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman, who has represented South Australia, Adelaide Strikers, and Cricket Australia. He made his debut in all three formats during the 2017-18 domestic season.


He batted in 4 innings and scored 80 runs at a strike rate of 26.2 with an average of 40.0. He is worth A$75,400.

Matthew Short:

Matthew Short made his mark as an under-19 player for Australia in the 2014 World Cup. He scored 237 from 6 games at an average of 39.50 and ended up as the second-highest run-getter for his team behind Jake Doran. Melbourne Renegades gave him a development rookie contract in 2013-2014, and in the next season he turned up for them in two games. He was sidelined for BBL 05 but played a single game in BBL 06 against Sydney Sixers.


He played 16 innings in 17 matches and scored 245 runs at an average of 24.6 with a strike rate of 103.81. He bowled in 8 innings and claimed 3 wickets at an average of 38.7 with a strike rate of 29.7. He is worth A$73,800.

Nick Winter:

A promising left-arm fast bowler originally from Canberra, Nick Winter came into the limelight during the Australian Second XI tournament and was named in Futures League in the 2013-14 season. The Adelaide Strikers have signed up for him for the 2017-18 BBL season.


He played 3 innings to claim 5 wickets with 11.60 average at a 10.0 strike rate. His bid amount is A$ 42,000.

Harry Conway:

Harry Conway is a right-arm fast bowler from Australia. He joined the NSW Blues on a rookie contract at the start of the 2012/13 season. The lanky fast bowler represented Australia at the U-19 World Cup, taking a hat-trick against Nepal.


This is going to be his debut season in BBL with a bid amount of A$42,000.

Ben Laughlin:

A promising limited-overs bowler from Victoria, Ben Laughlin made his first-class debut in 2008. In the era of T20 Leagues, Laughlin has been popular all over the world, especially in the IPL and CPL, apart from BBL in Australia. He is the leading wicket-taker in the BBL to date and has been a regular of the Adelaide Strikers set-up.


He bowled in 24 innings to grab 95 wickets at an average of 37.3 with a strike rate of 16.40. He has been playing from the 1st season in Adelaide Strikers. His bid amount is A$107,300.

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