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Phil Salt heading back to Adelaide Strikers for second Big Bash stint

Phil Salt will be returning to Australia this winter for another stint with Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.

The 24-year-old in his debut season for the Strikers in 2019/20, scoring 361 runs at a strike-rate of 164, smashing 45 boundaries and 12 sixes and registering four half-centuries during the campaign.

The Sussex Cricket pathway graduate became an instant hit with fans Down Under thanks to his explosive hitting, electric fielding and some memorable moments on the player mic and on the Strikers social media accounts.

“Last year being my first in the Big Bash was very enjoyable and the standard of cricket was immediately on show,” Phil said to the Adelaide Strikers website.

“When the opportunity came to again be part of the BBL and the Strikers, it’s just something you can’t turn down.

“Adelaide is a great place, and to again be working with Dizzy [Jason Gillespie] and a great group of people makes me very motivated for the season ahead.”

Strikers coach and a man very familiar to Sussex supporters, Jason Gillespie said: “We are very excited to have Phil returning to Adelaide for another BBL season.

As quality a person as he is a cricketer, he adds plenty to our side on and off the field, and we are delighted he will be joining us again.”

Phil is scheduled to fly to Australia on Wednesday 18th November. On arrival, he will undertake a mandatory quarantine period. 

BBL|10 begins on Thursday 10th December, with the first set of fixtures taking place in hubs in Tasmania and Canberra. Further hubs in Queensland and Adelaide follow later in the month.

Cricket Australia confirmed the first 21 fixtures in the competition last week up to and including the Strikers welcoming Perth Scorchers to the Adelaide Oval on New Year’s Eve.

The Strikers begin their BBL|10 campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in Tasmania on Sunday 13th December 13, with the first ‘home’ game scheduled against the Perth Scorchers on Monday 28th December.