Adelaide Strikers 2022-23 Squad Preview & Match Schedule

Strikers became the BBL Champions in the 2017-18 season but since then it has been a struggle for them to achieve consistent results at the Big Bash. Last year, although they did qualify for the playoffs but were knocked off by the Sixers. In the BBL 12 draft event, there was no surprise that Skrikers utilized their retention card to hold on to Rashid Khan who is their key all-rounder option for the franchise to produce consistent results. 

Adelaide Strikers 2022-23 Team Preview

Jason Gillespie, the big fast-bowling legend has been retained by the franchise as the head coach along with his other supporting coaching staff. Travis Head is also named Adelaide Strikers 2022-23 captain just like last year so it is good to see continuity in the leadership group that produced good results in the last season. 

Although Travis has been named as the captain he will be unavailable for some matches due to their International commitments for the South African test series. Alex Carey will also be unavailable for the same reason. Rashid Khan their champion cricketer is available for only the half-BBL 12 season because of his commitments with the new South Africa T20 league. 

Complete Squad

Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Colin de Grandhomme, Travis Head, Adam Hose, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Ben Manenti, Harry Nielsen, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Henry Thornton, Jake Weatherald

In BBL 2022/23 draft event where the complete Adelaide Strikers 2022-23 team squad was finalized, it was somewhat shocking for many cricket fans and experts when they called out the name of New Zealand allrounder Colin de Grandhomme who has just very recently announced his International retirement. Another exciting prospect they choose in the draft is Adam Hose who has performed brilliantly in T20 Blast and Hundred. 

Strikers pulled the plug on many of their last season players which were Spencer Johnson, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall, George Garton, and Fawad Ahmad who couldn’t deliver as much as they would have liked in BBL 11. 

The newly selected Adelaide Strikers players for BBL 12 are Cameron Boyce, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam Hose, Chris Lynn, and Ben Manenti. 

In the last season, once Alex Carey & Travis Head joined the team they got the momentum back after the dreadful start of six defeats upfront. They will be hoping for the same as both their experienced International stars are again going to be busy with International commitments in a series against South Africa. 

Rashid Khan Adelaide Strikers

ICC ranked # 2 bowler in the T20I rankings, Rashid Khan will again try his level best to provide his team an advantage right from the start of BBL 12. Rashid Khan, however, this time is only available for half the season because of his involvement in the South Africa T20 League which is scheduled to be started on January 10, 2023. 

Rashid Khan in BBL has picked 92 wickets in 62 matches he played so far with an economy of just 6.44 at a great bowling strike rate of 15.54. His best bowling figures as an Adelaide Strikers player came last year when he dismantled Brisbane Heat by six wickets for only 17 runs. 

Adelaide Strikers Fixtures 2022-23

The complete Adelaide Strikers fixtures 2022-23 have been officially announced by Cricket Australia in which we can see Strikers will be starting their BBL 12 journey on the 14th of December against Sixers. Check out BBL 2022-23 schedule Adelaide Strikers below. 

Date and TimeMatch Details
Wed, Dec 14
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, 2nd Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Fri, Dec 16
09:15 AM GMT | 08:15 PM LOCAL
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 5th Match
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Tue, Dec 20
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 9th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Fri, Dec 23
08:00 AM GMT | 06:00 PM LOCAL
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 13th Match
The Gabba, Brisbane
Mon, Dec 26
10:15 AM GMT | 06:15 PM LOCAL
Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers, 16th Match
Perth Stadium, Perth
Sat, Dec 31
08:00 AM GMT | 06:30 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 23rd Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Mon, Jan 02
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, 26th Match
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Thu, Jan 05
08:15 AM GMT | 06:45 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 30th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Tue, Jan 10
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades, 36th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Thu, Jan 12
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 38th Match
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Sat, Jan 14
05:00 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 40th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Tue, Jan 17
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, 45th Match
International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour
Fri, Jan 20
05:30 AM GMT | 04:00 PM LOCAL
Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, 48th Match
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Tue, Jan 24
08:15 AM GMT | 07:15 PM LOCAL
Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, 54th Match
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Key Players This Season

Strikers will heavily rely on their experience in the bowling department to restrict the opponent teams for targets they can easily achieve. Peter Siddle, Colin de Grandhomme & Rashid Khan are among the top bowling options they have who can dent the opponent team through their skillful bowling. Adam Hose & Thomas Kelly are two young strikers who have shown they can score runs at a rapid pace in the last overs and they will be best suitable to utilize the last 2 overs as part of a power surge that can be taken after the 11th over of the innings. 

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