Adelaide Strikers

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Adelaide Strikers
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Captain: South Africa Johan Botha
Coach: Australia Darren Berry
Colours:      Blue
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Adelaide Oval
Capacity: 53,583 (3,500 standing on hill)[1]
Big Bash League wins: 0
Official website: Official Website
Official Facebook Page

The Adelaide Strikers are an Australian men's 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 Adelaide Oval.[3] The Strikers wear a 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 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 9am 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, who is the coach of the Southern Redbacks.[6]


Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Brad Hodge Australia (1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 (age 40) Right-handed Right arm off spin Assistant coach and player
Craig Simmons Australia (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 (age 32) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Jono Dean Australia (1984-06-23) 23 June 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off spin
Travis Head Australia (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Right arm off spin
Alex Ross Australia (1992-04-17) April 17, 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off spin
Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium fast Overseas player
Michael Neser Australia (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium fast
Tim Ludeman Australia (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 27) Right-handed
Pace bowlers
Kane Richardson Australia (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Ben Laughlin Australia (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Gary Putland Australia (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 (age 29) Right-handed Left arm fast medium
Spin bowlers




See also[edit]


  1. ^ Voss, Cameron (29 March 2014). "Adelaide Oval ready for showdown". Retrieved 19 May 2014
  2. ^ Cricket Australia (n.d), Teams and Players, Cricket Australia, accessed 1 December 2013, <>
  3. ^ a b Cricket Australia(n.d),Adelaide Strikers,Cricket Australia, accessed 1 December 2013, <>
  4. ^ a b Jelstad, J (2011), South Australia's Big Bash team to be renamed the Adelaide Strikers, The Advertiser, accessed 1 December 2013,<>
  5. ^ Big Bash League timeline. Cricket Australia.
  6. ^ <>

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