Adelaide Strikers: T20 Excellence and Glory in BBL History

2023/12/06

Adelaide Strikers is the professional domestic team from Southern Australia that take part in the Big Bash Cricket League.

This team had a poor start to their BBL journey where tehy could not make to the knockout stages of the league for the first three seasons however, in 2017-18 season, Strikers were crowned champions of Big Bash League.

This team wears blue cricket jerseys and had been a franchise where cricket greats like Saeed Ajmal, Kieron Pollard, Shakib Al Hassan, Jihan Botha, and Mahel Jaywerdene have played.

This blog will discuss past performances of Strikers in BBL journey, the current squad for the upcoming season and its analysis, team preparation for the upcoming season, fans' love for the team, and our prediction about the Striker's standing and performance in season 13 of the Big Bash League.

Adelaide Strikers: T20 Excellence and Glory in BBL History

Adelaide Strikers Statistical Analysis in BBL History

The Strikers team has a decent record in the previous competitions of the Big Bash League. They have qualified for the knockout stages of the competition six times and won the trophy once in the 2017-18 season of the BBL.

Despite a poor start to their BBL journey, Strikers have managed to built a strong team in the recent past and have been playing an attacking brand of cricket. The following tabel shows how this team has performed over the years.

Season

Matches Played

Win

Loss

No Result

Points

NRR

LeaguePosition

Finals

2011–12

7

2

5

0

4

-0.453

6th

DNQ

2012–13

8

4

4

0

8

-0.077

5th

DNQ

2013–14

8

4

3

1

8

-0.545

7th

DNQ

2014–15

9

6

2

1

12

+0.927

1st

Semi-Finals

2015–16

9

7

2

0

14

+0.017

1st

Semi-Finals

2016–17

8

3

5

0

6

+0.012

6th

DNQ

2017–18

12

9

3

0

18

+0.606

2nd

Champions

2018–19

14

6

8

0

12

-0.355

7th

DNQ

2019–20

15

8

6

1

16

+0.326

3rd

Knockout

2020–21

15

7

8

0

14

-0.015

5th

Knockout

2021–22

17

8

9

0

16

+0.211

4th

Knockout

2022–23

14

5

9

0

10

-0.493

7th

DNQ

Adelaide Strikers Preliminary Squad for BBL 2023-24

Strikers announced their final squad for the upcoming season of BBL a few days back and here is what it looks like;

Name

Role

Nationality

Batting style

Bowling style

Travis Head

All Rounder

Australia

Left-handed

Right-arm off-break

Adam Hose

Batsman

England

Right-handed

Nil

Henry Hunt

Batsman

Australia

Right-handed

Nil

Thomas Kelly

Batsman

Australia

Right-handed

Nil

Chris Lynn

Batsman

Australia

Right-handed

Slow left-arm orthodox

D'Arcy Short

Batsman

Australia

Left-handed

Left-arm leg spin

Matthew Short

Batsman

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm off-break

Jake Weatherald

Batsman

Australia

Left-handed

Nil

James Bazley

All Rounder

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm medium-fast

Rashid Khan (Unfit)

All Rounder

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm leg break

Jamie Overton

All Rounder

England

Right-handed

Right-arm fast

Alex Carey

Batsman/WK

Australia

Left-handed

Nil

Cameron Boyce

Bowler

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm leg break

Ben Manenti

Bowler

 Italy

Right-handed

Right-arm off-break

Wes Agar

Bowler

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm fast

Brendan Doggett

Bowler

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm medium-fast

Henry Thornton

Bowler

Australia

Right-handed

Right-arm fast-medium

Key players for the Strikers in the upcoming Big Bash League

Adelaide Strikers will miss the services of Rashid Khan, the superstar spinner from Afghanistan, because of his lower back injury.

Therefore, the bowlers have to do some extra hard work to get wickets and put pressure on the opponents. The team will look towards Cameron Boyce and Wes Agar to bowl well in the tournament.

However, the batting lineup looks solid with Captain Travis Head leading the side who has an exceptional year as a cricketer being the Man of the Match in the ICC Test Championship and ICC World Cup Finals.

Chris Lynn, Alex Carey, and Mat Short are the key players who can step up for the team to perform well in the upcoming season of Big Bash.

Adelaide Strikers: T20 Excellence and Glory in BBL History

Preparation and Challenges for Strikers in BBL 2024

Strikers seem to go with an aggressive style of cricket in the upcoming BBL season that will start on December 7, 2023. The management signed the hard-hitting top-order batsman, Chris Lynn who will open the innings with Jake Weatherald who also tends to attack from the word go.

The middle order of the team looks solid with captain Travis Head and Alex Carey playing excellent cricket for the past few years.

However, Strikers got a huge blow in the face of star leg spinner Rashid Khan who missed out on the BBL season 13 due to a back injury.

Furthermore, the bowling unit of this team does not have any internationally experienced players. Therefore, it would be a real challenge for the Adelaide Strikers to deal with weak links in their squad.

Home Ground For & Fans Support for Strikers

Strikers have a passionate fan base that supports their team in all situations. Whenever Strikers play their BBL game at the home venue, fans make sure they fill the stadium wearing blue jerseys and chanting for their players and team.

Adelaide Oval is the home ground for the strikers and this stadium has a seating capacity of around 55,000

Big Bash League 2023-24 Winning Prediction about Strikers

Looking ahead to the upcoming BBL season, the Strikers have a powerful team with players in excellent form. They're in the running for their second BBL trophy, but it's likely to be a bumpy journey.

The Adelaide Strikers might encounter challenges with team composition and player injuries. Consequently, we anticipate a good performance from the Strikers, but they may end up in the lower part of the standings.


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