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Strikers set for special milestones

26 November 2018

Jake Weatherald has hit 500 Big Bash runs for the Adelaide Strikers

Several Strikers are set to reach significant milestones in KFC BBL|08.

Captain Travis Head could become the first player to hit 1,000 Big Bash runs for the club. The 24-year-old became the Strikers’ all-time leading runscorer last season and is just 12 runs away from the milestone with 988 runs in 35 matches.

Head also needs only four more sixes to reach 50 Big Bash maximums.

Batsman Jon Wells is another closing in on 1,000 Big Bash runs with 953 overall inclusive of his previous stint with the Hobart Hurricanes.


Alex Carey rocketed up the Strikers’ runscorers leaderboard last summer and could become just the sixth Striker to notch 500 BBL runs.

Fellow opener Jake Weatherald is the latest to achieve the feat following his record BBL final innings against Hobart last season, joining Head, Tim Ludeman (846 runs), Michael Klinger (663) and Brad Hodge (593).

Strikers Throwback - Weatherald's century

Michael Neser is on track to play his 50th Big Bash match this summer. The Strikers’ BBL|03 Most Valuable Player has played 41 games after beginning his career with the Brisbane Heat.

Ben Laughlin is the most experienced player in the competition with 62 Big Bash matches to his name. Teammate Wells (52 matches) is next in line of Adelaide’s current squad.

Another strong season could see Laughlin become the first player to claim 100 Big Bash wickets. The all-time BBL leading wicket-taker has 85 career wickets in Big Bash action, including a club-high 50 for the Strikers. He took 16 scalps in 12 matches last season.

Neser (37 Strikers wickets) needs one more scalp to jump former teammate Kane Richardson into outright second spot on the Strikers’ all-time top wicket-takers leaderboard.

The allrounder needs just six wickets to notch his 50th overall Big Bash wicket inclusive of his stint with the Heat.

Cameron Valente, Michael Cormack and David Grant will be chasing their Big Bash debuts. Former Renegades pair Nick Winter and Matt Short are targeting their first Big Bash matches as Strikers.