Sussex batsman joins coach Jason Gillespie in signing with the Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming BBL season
Here are some key points after the announcement of the fixtures for a tournament that needed a shot in the arm after an underwhelming 2018-19 edition
- Strikers add Salt to spice up their top order
- Takeaways from the new-look Big Bash season
- Five teams in BBL finals, second chance for top two
- White signs BBL deal with Adelaide Strikers
Pressure from broadcasters to reduce the number of dead games in the home-and-away season has led to an expanded finals
Veteran batsman switches teams after not being offered a new deal with reigning champions Melbourne Renegades
Family reasons will prevent the former South Africa batsman from adding to his two years with the Strikers
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Jon Wells and Harry Nielsen took the lead in pulling off a 175 chase
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They put on an unbroken 158 for the opening stand to consolidate the Hurricanes' position at the top of the table
It turned into a one-side encounter at Spotless Stadium with Sydney Thunder's attack sharing the success
Ingram combined with the Strikers' captain, Travis Head, to stabilise a slow start for the hosts, before a late-order flurry from Jonathan Wells closed the innings at 178
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The batsman capitalised on a disciplined bowling effort that restricted Adelaide Strikers to just 150 for 5
He also revealed he had turned down the chance to play in the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League in order to remain in Australia, citing his preparation for the World T20 in Australia in 2020 as a priority
The Strikers opener struck a 44-ball 71 to lift his team to 158, before the bowlers relentlessly chipped away to choke Renegades in the chase
After half-centuries from Colin Ingram and Alex Carey, the fast bowler picked up 3 for 20 to restrict Sydney Thunder to 155 in a chase of 176
The Afghanistan legspinner had announced his father's death on Sunday evening through a Twitter post where he said he had lost 'the most important person in my life'
On a spicy Perth pitch, the Scorchers' potent pace attack shot Adelaide Strikers out for 88
From 5 for 82, the duo struck 94 runs in just eight overs to seal Renegades' second win of the season
Adelaide Strikers captain Colin Ingram withdrew a run-out appeal after James Pattinson was given out despite clearly grounding his bat
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