Friday, December 8th, 2023


Adam Hose is gearing up for his second spell with Adelaide Strikers in the 2023-2024 Big Bash League and hoping to repeat last winter’s success.

The Worcestershire batter was amongst the competition’s 10 ten run-scorers when his side were eliminated.

There is another New Road connection with former Worcestershire batter and Australia World Cup final hero, Travis Head, skippering the side.

Head Coach, Jason Gillespie, praised the calming influence Hose had on the middle order batting last winter.

Hose said: “I really enjoyed it last winter. All these sort of experiences only help me as a player, and in time that can only benefit Worcestershire as well.

“For me to have exposure to top franchise competitions, playing with and against great players, is only going to challenge me and hopefully improve my game.

“I relished the challenge of the Big Bash last year. It is a great competition, a great place to play and I’m really happy to be back there this year.

“It was nice to hear those comments at the time from Jason Gillespie and I did try to bring an element of calmness and composure to my game.”

Hose’s team-mates will include D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey and Rashid Khan in a powerful looking squad.

The BBL has been curtailed from 14 to 10 group games per side after Cricket Australia struck a deal with broadcasters to shorten the competition.

Each side will face four opponents once and the remaining three twice.

The Strikers launch their campaign on December 9 against Brisbane Heat at the Adelaide Oval which has a capacity of more than 53,000.

They then have a 10-day break from action before another home fixture against Sydney Thunder on December 19.

There will be Qualifier 1 on January 19, Qualifier 2 on January 22, with the Eliminator in between on January 20, and the final on January 24.