Two seasons so far, has seen the Adelaide Strikers finish in the semi-finalist position. However, it seems they can achieve the feat of lifting the Big Bash Trophy this time around.
Both at home and away in BBL05, the Strikers were in position to showcase a quite strong performance, which without, they would have to take some more beating.
The last season had seen them with a rare poor performance in a game that mattered the most, as they went on to lose the match to the final winners, Sydney Thunder in the semifinal of the BBL05.
So far, from the last summer, the Strikers have made no less than five changes to their squad. Chris Jordan, England’s Paceman and Ben Dunk, former Hurricanes batsman are the big additions made by the club for this season.
However, the loss of Adil Rashid, England’s wicket taker, who is currently on active duty for his country, could prove costly for the team.
In the BBL05, Rashid had been the second highest wicket taker, while consistently stemming the flow of runs in the middle overs.
Also, Alex Ross, key batsman will not be amongst the squad as he had left to join the Heat.
So far, there has been a lot of improvement around the team, and they would be hoping to go at least one better before heading into the big final.
One of the most experienced hands in the team and the tournament overall is Brad Hodge, who averages a total of 36.5, with a strike rate of 130.3, and an exceptional T20 pedigree.
Hodge, who is also the captain of the team is a big hitter and will be hoping to blast his team to victory in the BBL06 season.