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Player numbers locked for BBL|08

17 December 2018

The Strikers have finalised their playing numbers for KFC BBL|08.

New allrounder Matt Short will wear the lowest number of the squad in No.2. The 23-year-old dons the same number when in action for native Victoria.

Fellow Strikers newcomer Cameron Valente has selected No.6 as his shirt number for his first season in blue.

Paceman Wes Agar is the only returning player who has chosen a new number this season. The 21-year-old donned the No.12 last summer but has claimed No.21 for BBL|08.

All remaining members of the club’s BBL squad have retained the same numbers as last summer.

Captain Travis Head will continue in his familiar No.34. Head also dons the same number representing the West End Redbacks in first-class and one-day formats.

Alex Carey’s No.5 is a tribute to close mate Dylan Shiel’s guernsey number during his time with AFL club Greater Western Sydney.

When converting numbers into letters, South African import Colin Ingram’s 41 translates to ‘dreams’ as a subtle but inspiring reminder before each match.

Billy Stanlake selected No.3 in honour of his favourite football player in former Brisbane captain Michael Voss.

Former Renegade Nick Winter couldn’t pronounce ‘four’ growing up and ironically wears the No.44 for the Strikers.

Allrounder Michael Neser made his State debut at age 20 which he therefore wears as a reminder of his cricketing journey.

The No.19 of Rashid Khan is the same number the lethal leg-spinner wears for his home country of Afghanistan.

The Strikers begin their BBL|08 campaign on Wednesday night against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba from 6:15pm local (6:45pm ACDT).

BBL|08 Playing numbers – Adelaide Strikers
2 – Matt Short
3 – Billy Stanlake
5 – Alex Carey
6 – Cameron Valente
9 – Liam O’Connor
14 – David Grant
17 – Michael Cormack
19 – Rashid Khan
20 – Michael Neser
21 – Wes Agar
28 – Jake Weatherald
29 – Jon Wells
33 – Jake Lehmann
34 – Travis Head
41 – Colin Ingram
44 – Nick Winter
56 – Ben Laughlin
64 – Peter Siddle