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Adelaide Strikers


Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers Logo
Captain: Johan Botha
Coach: Darren Berry
Colors:      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
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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 have also contracted overseas players to play for them. Some of these players include; Alfonso Thomas, Kieron Pollard, Johan Botha, Alex Hales, and Shakib Al Hasan.[5]


  • History 1
  • Squad 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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 (1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 Right-handed Right arm off spin Assistant coach and player
Craig Simmons (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Jono Dean (1984-06-23) 23 June 1984 Right-handed Right arm off spin
Travis Head (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 Left-handed Right arm off spin
Alex Ross (1992-04-17) April 17, 1992 Right-handed Right arm off spin
Johan Botha (1982-05-02) 2 May 1982 Right-handed Right arm off spin Overseas player and captain
Kieron Pollard (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 Right-handed Right arm medium fast Overseas player
Michael Neser (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Trent Lawford (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Tim Ludeman (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 Right-handed
Pace bowlers
Shaun Tait (1983-02-22) 22 February 1983 Right-handed Right arm fast
Kane Richardson (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Ben Laughlin (1982-10-03) 3 October 1982 Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Gary Putland (1986-02-10) 10 February 1986 Right-handed Left arm fast medium
Chadd Sayers (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Spin bowlers
Adam Zampa (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 Right-handed Right arm leg spin
Jon Holland (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 Right-handed Left arm orthodox

See also


  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. ^ a b Big Bash League timeline. Cricket Australia.
  6. ^

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