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Strikers receive injury blow

09 January 2017

The Adelaide Strikers have signed New Zealand International leg-spinner Ish Sodhi as an injury replacement for English all-rounder Chris Jordan.

Scans yesterday revealed that England international Chris Jordan suffered a hamstring injury after running to the crease in the match against the Hurricanes, but will still travel with the squad for ongoing treatment.

"Jordan has a left hamstring strain which occurred during the Hurricanes match," said Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager John Porter.

"We are working with the England cricket team support staff to manage Jordan's fitness to ensure that he will be fit for their T20 series against India beginning January 26." 

 IN: New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi will join the Strikers as an injury replacement for Chris Jordan

The KFC Big Bash League Technical Committee has approved the replacement which will enable Sodhi to make his BBL debut on Tuesday night at the MCG against the Melbourne Stars. 

Sodhi yesterday took 2-22 off his four overs in New Zealand's 27-run victory over Bangladesh in the third T20 international, while also registering 3-36 in the second match of the series. 

He will join the team this evening and under BBL rules governing replacement players, must either play or be in the 12 for tomorrow night's match.

The Strikers will also be without Travis Head and Billy Stanlake for the remainder of the BBL|06 regular season as a result of their selection for the Victoria Bitter One-Day International Series against Pakistan. 

Included are experienced batsman Tim Ludeman and fast bowler Wes Agar who round out the 13-man squad set to face the Melbourne Stars at the MCG on Tuesday night.

Porter is also pleased with the progress of Kane Richardson's lower back injury. 

"Kane has also resumed bowling and after another week in the nets we are hopeful that he will be available for selection for the match against the Renegades on the 16th," he said. 

  

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