Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers are a professional T20 cricket franchise based out of Adelaide, Australia. They are a part of the Big Bash League (BBL), the official T20 cricket league in Australia, since its inception in season 2011-12.

Adelaide Strikers have had mixed success in BBL so far in the first 10 seasons. They have won the championship once beating Hobart Hurricanes in the finals of season 2017-2018 which was the seventh season of BBL as known as BBL|07. In the last season, they lost in the eliminator against Brisbane Heat.

The medals tally doesn’t reflect how good a team Adelaide Strikers have been.

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In the 105 games played so far, Adelaide Strikers have won 54 matches and lost 48 matches while 3 matches resulted in no result. Their winning percentage of 52.94% is 3rd-highest among 8 franchises.  

Their recent history is on similar lines as that of the overall record with 5 wins in the last 10 games.

The Strikers would want to get to winning ways right away in BBL|11. The Australian international Travis Head captains the team whereas the former Australian international cricketer, and a lethal fast bowler, Jason Gillespie is their head coach.

The famous Adelaide Oval is Strikers’ home ground which has a sitting capacity of over 50,000. They are the only franchise apart from Perth Scorchers who have a single home venue.

Adelaide Strikers Fixtures

Adelaide Strikers will start BBL 11 with back-to-back matches – away and home in that order – against Melbourne Renegades. The Strikers have the highest winning percentage (64.29%) against Melbourne Renegades with 9 wins in 14 games.

The strikers would feel confident to start their tournament against a team they have the best record against. They would love to continue the good record against the Renegades.

Adelaide Strikers have the highest winning percentage (64.29%) against Melbourne Renegades.

Cricket Betting

When is the Next Adelaide Strikers Match?

When is the Next Adelaide Strikers Womens Match?

The Strikers play Perth Scorchers next against whom they have won 9 and lost 9 matches in the 10 seasons so far in BBL. 

Adelaide Strikers have played 16 matches each against Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunders winning 9 against Hurricanes with 6 losses whereas they have won and lost 7 matches each against Sydney Thunders with a couple of washouts.

Sydney Sixers is the only team against whom the Strikers have lost more matches than they have won. In the 14 matches played so far against the Sixers, the Strikers have lost 9 and won just 5 games. They have played 14 matches against Brisbane Heat as well, winning 8 and losing 6 of these.

The strikers have played the least against Melbourne Stars. In the 13 head-to-head games, the Strikers have won 7 and lost 6 matches against the Stars.

Overall, the Adelaide Strikers have won more matches than they have lost against all the teams except for the Sixers. They would want to better that in this BBL|11 while continuing the dominance over other teams.

Big Bash League 2020 Table

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 14 9 5 0 0 0.257 36
2 Perth Scorchers 14 8 5 0 1 0.851 32
3 Sydney Thunder 14 8 6 0 0 0.949 31
4 Brisbane Heat 14 7 7 0 0 -0.286 29
5 Adelaide Strikers 14 7 7 0 0 0.105 28
6 Hobart Hurricanes 14 7 7 0 0 -0.187 28
7 Melbourne Stars 14 5 8 0 1 0.14 24
8 Melbourne Renegades 14 4 10 0 0 -1.727 16

Adelaide Strikers Team

In the first three seasons, the Adelaide Strikers team failed to reach the knock-out phase. Then, in the two consecutive seasons in 2014-15 and 2015-16, they managed to bounce back strongly to top the group after the league stage. However, the Strikers ended both these seasons with a loss in the first semi-final.

Season 2016-17 proved to be yet another lacklustre one when they failed to reach the knock-out stage. Despite that the Strikers were rated the most entertaining team that season.

Adelaide Strikers played their best so far in season 2017-18 where they went all the way to clinch the trophy – their only championship in this competition so far.

The Strikers could not reach knock-outs in the 8th season in 2018-19. In the last season, they did manage to get into the playoffs but lost to Sydney Thunder in the knockout match.

In BBL|10, they once again qualified for the playoffs but could not go past Sydney Thunder the second time in a row and got eliminated in the Eliminator.

The New Year Clash – abbreviated as the NYE Clash – has become part of the BBL tradition where Adelaide Strikers host a home match on 31st December. Till the 8th edition, the Strikers maintained a 6-0 record in NYE clash. Though last year, in BBL|09, they lost to Sydney Thunders by 3 runs.

The Striker’s team for this season looks pretty balanced. They are captained by international player Travis Head at the top of the batting along with Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey which makes Adelaide Strikers a formidable batting unit.

The presence of Rashid Khan makes it one of the better bowling attacks. The strikers have added all-rounder Liam Scott, batter Ryan Gibson, and bowlers George Garton and Fawad Ahmed – who has been given a lifeline by the strikers when many thought Fawad played his last BBLgame in BBL|10.

Travis Head (c)All Rounder
Liam ScottAll Rounder
Matt ShortAll Rounder
Matthew RenshawBatter
Jon WellsBatter
Ryan GibsonBatter
Jake WeatheraldBatter
Wes AgarBowler
Harry ConwayBowler
Spencer JohnsonBowler
Liam O’ConnorBowler
Peter SiddleBowler
Daniel WorrallBowler
George GartonBowler
Fawad AhmadBowler
Rashid KhanBowler
Alex CareyWicket Keeper
Harry NielsenWicket Keeper
Adelaide Strikers BBL|11 Squad

Adelaide Strikers Players

Let us take a look at the key Adelaide Strikers players for the upcoming season. In the batting unit, they have captain Travis Head who has represented Australia at the international level.

Jake Weatherald has scored the most runs for Adelaide strikers with 1668 runs in 68 innings with an average of 28.38 a healthy strike rate of 131.88. He has scored 1 century and 12 half-centuries in the BBL so far.

He is followed by Alex Carey – who has scored 1558 runs in just 48 innings at a healthy average of 35.29 and SR of 127.24. After that comes the captain Travis Head who has scored 1349 runs in 50 innings at an average of 31.37 and a strike rate of about 134.

Travis Head, Jake Weatherald and Alex Carry are also the only players in the current Adelaide Strikers roster to have a century in BBL. Weatherald’s century came in the BBL|07 final which Adelaide Strikers ended up winning by 25 runs.

World’s best T20 bowler, Rashid Khan, leads the bowling unit of Adelaide Strikers. In 50 matches so far in the BBL, he has taken 72 wickets – highest for Strikers – at an average of 17.46 and an astonishing economy of 6.47 – the lowest among the bowlers who have bowled in at least 30 innings. Rashid Khan was included in the Adelaide Strikers squad in BBL|07 in 2017. He helped Adelaide strikers to clinch the championship that year with 18 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of under 6 runs per over and a strike rate of below 15.

Adelaide Strikers WBBL

Adelaide Strikers Women, a women’s BBL franchise from North Adelaide in South Australia, have been part of all the WBBL seasons so far. They reached the finals of WBBL|5 in season 2019/20 where they were defeated by Brisbane Heat Women who went on to win their second consecutive title thanks to the formidable Beth Mooney who scored an unbeaten half-century in the finals.

Adelaide Strikers Women’s star player Sophie Devine was the player of the tournament in that season. Their search for the maiden title continues in the WBBL|7.

Tahlia Mcgrath*Allrounder
Sarah CoyteAllrounder
Dane Van NiekerkAllrounder
Jemma BarsbyAllrounder
Meagan DixonAllrounder
Katie MackBatter
Annie O’neilBatter
Bridget PattersonBatter
Laura WolvaardtBatter
Darcie BrownBowler
Megan SchuttBowler
Amanda-Jade WellingtonBowler
Madeline PennaBowler
Tegan McpharlinWicketkeeper
Leading Runs Scorer
  • Jake Weatherald – 433 at 36.08
  • Alex Carey – 425 at 32.69
  • Jonathan Wells – 263 at 26.30

Most runs (and average) in the last BBL season from the Adelaide Strikers squad.

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Wes Agar – 22 at 8.35
  • Peter Siddle – 19 at 7.45
  • Rashid Khan – 16 at 6.87

Most wickets (and economy) in the last season from the Adelaide Strikers squad.