Matthew Renshaw has signed a three-year deal with the Adelaide Strikers. This is the second major move from the BBL franchise, which earlier in this off-season traded away Billy Stanlake to Melbourne Stars for Daniel Worrall in return.
Renshaw had a breakthrough summer with Brisbane Heat last edition, scoring 348 runs at a strike-rate of 129.85 and a high score of 65. He was the second-highest run-scorer for his franchise that year. In addition to that, the left-handed batsman also picked six wickets across 23 overs.
“The Adelaide Strikers have always been an impressive franchise and to be joining them for the next three years, I’m just ecstatic,” Renshaw said. “I’m looking forward to having Adelaide Oval as my home ground, which is an oval that I know well and is also one of the best in the world.”
“Hopefully it will be possible to play in front of our home crowd at some point, as they really do make such an incredible atmosphere.”
Strikers Head Coach Jason Gillespie said: “We welcome Matt who is a proven batsman and he has really come into his own in T20 cricket in the last couple of seasons. He is a great character, and everyone at the Strikers is excited to have Matt on board for the next three years.”
Adelaide Strikers BBL10 squad: Travis Head (c), Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Matthew Renshaw, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall.