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Strikers looking to add firepower in BBL|03

12 June 2013

The Adelaide Strikers will add firepower to an already strong list for BBL|03 as the KFC T20 Big Bash League player contract period opens today.

Victorian duo, all-rounder Andrew McDonald and left-arm spinner, Jon Holland are among the key players again on the Strikers list.

“Holland was on the verge of playing for Australia before his shoulder operation. All reports are that he is recuperating well and he’ll give us a left-arm spinning option,” Berry said.

“Andrew McDonald’s all-round ability and experience will be invaluable for the Strikers this summer.

“I think Kane Richardson is one of the best finishing bowlers in the competition and his pace up-front troubled a lot of batsmen last year.

“Maxy Klinger is in really good form in England at the moment, Callum Ferguson is an important player out of Adelaide and Nathan Reardon won us a few matches and he’s a big hitter.

The player signing window will run from 12 June to 19 July, with final squad announcements to happen from 22-26 July.

“We have seven players that we can re-sign, but it will be an intense period to try and get some additional signatures,” Berry said.

‘Chuck’ believes Strikers fans should be excited about the current squad, with selectors looking to sign some explosive batting options.

“There are also a couple of South Australian players that played with us last year that we’d like to re-sign. Realistically, I think we’ll only have three to four new faces that will come on to the Strikers list this season.

“All teams will be the same, but the power play in the first six overs with the bat and the ball is crucial; I think with the ball we’ve got some good bowling options to cover that.

“With the bat, we’d like to add a bit more firepower at the top of the order just to give us a blast away; it’s one area we are certainly looking to bolster in our recruiting during this period.

“We believe we have a list capable of playing in the finals, and it’s all about execution in T20. With our 11 re-signed players we have a strong list and if we can add one or two for depth, the Strikers will be well placed for BBL|03.”

Adelaide Strikers BBL|03 squad so far:
Botha, Johan (captain)
Ferguson, Callum
Holland, Jon
Hughes, Phil
Johnston, Matt
Klinger, Michael
McDonald, Andrew
Neser, Michael
Putland, Gary
Reardon, Nathan
Richardson, Kane