Big Bash League preview: Adelaide Strikers team guide

The Adelaide Strikers are hoping to make it all the way a second time in BBL|10.

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Arguably one of the more stable teams in the BBL, the Adelaide Strikers had a fine run last season. Recovering from a somewhat disastrous seventh-place finish in BBL|08, the Strikers placed third on the ladder before losing The Knockout in the play-offs to Sydney Thunder by 8 runs.

The South Australians are optimistic about BBL|10, having signed some talented players like swing bowler Daniel Worrall from Melbourne Stars and former Brisbane Heat batsman Matt Renshaw. They said goodbye to quick Billy Stanlake but are hoping the new additions will compensate for his loss.

The Strikers also re-signed fan favourite Rashid Khan for another season, so the team is looking in decent shape ahead of its opening game.

How to watch Adelaide Strikers BBL matches

Cricket fans can watch Strikers matches live and free. While some games are on Channel 7, only Foxtel and Kayo Sports have all matches live, courtesy of Fox Cricket. You can check out our guide on how to watch the BBL for more details.

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Adelaide Strikers schedule

The Adelaide Strikers start the new BBL season against Hobart Hurricanes on Sunday 13 December. Here are the team's upcoming fixtures for BBL|10:

Date Match Venue Time (AEDT) Where to watch
Sunday, 13 December 2020 Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Blundstone Arena 2:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers University of Tasmania Stadium 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 20 December 2020 Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Blundstone Arena 11:10 AM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers The Gabba 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Monday, 28 December 2020 Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers Adelaide Oval 6:45 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 31 December 2020 Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers Adelaide Oval 6:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 3 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Tuesday, 5 January 2021 Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 8 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades TBC 6:10 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Monday, 11 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Friday, 15 January 2021 Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Thursday, 21 January 2021 Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7
Sunday, 24 January 2021 Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers TBC 4:05 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Saturday, 25 January 2020 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder TBC 7:15 PM Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7

Adelaide Strikers squad

Besides the transfers mentioned above, the Adelaide Strikers also brought in English left-arm spinner Danny Briggs. Here's how the squad looks ahead of the BBL|10 season:

Player Age Country Position
Phil Salt 24 Wales Batsmen
Jake Weatherald 26 Australia Batsmen
Jon Wells 32 Australia Batsmen
Travis Head 26 Australia Batsmen
Matt Renshaw 24 Australia Batsmen
Ryan Gibson 26 Australia Batsmen
Matt Short 25 Australia All-rounders
Cameron Valente 26 Australia All-rounders
Liam Scott 19 Australia All-rounders
Michael Neser 30 Australia All-rounders
Harry Nielsen 25 Australia Wicket-keepers
Alex Carey 29 Australia Wicket-keepers
Liam O'Connor 27 Australia Bowlers
Harry Conway 28 Australia Bowlers
Danny Briggs 29 England Bowlers
Daniel Worrall 29 Australia Bowlers
Rashid Khan 22 Afghanistan Bowlers
Wes Agar 23 Australia Bowlers
Spencer Johnson 25 Australia Bowlers
Peter Siddle 36 Australia Bowlers

Adelaide Strikers history

The Adelaide Strikers are coached by former Test quick Jason Gillespie, with Travis Head the captain. They play their home games at Adelaide Oval.

The team's BBL campaigns overall have been a mixed bag. They failed to qualify for the finals the first three years, but reached the semi-finals the next two. They had their best season to date in BBL|07, managing to beat the Hobart Hurricanes in the final to secure the crown.

Since BBL|03, the Strikers have hosted a popular home match on 31 December every year, against different opponents. In 2020, they'll be facing the Perth Scorchers on New Year's Eve.

Image source: Adelaide Strikers website

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