Adelaide Strikers sign English spinner Danny Briggs for the upcoming Big Bash League


Adelaide Strikers have completed their international signings with the addition of English spinner Danny Briggs for the upcoming Big Bash League. Briggs is the most important wicket-taker in T20 Blast history. Since his first-class debut in 2009, the 29-year-old has become a mainstay of English cricket, with nearly 400 matches in all formats.

In Twenty20 domestic cricket, Briggs has played more than 150 matches and won 172 wickets, the most of any player in the history of the league. With the best bowling figures of 5/19, Briggs is a skilled left arm spinner who can trick the batsmen in a variety of ways.

“I am very excited about joining the Strikers, the BBL is one of the best cricket leagues in the world and something I have been wanting to be a part of for years. I really can’t wait to get started,” the team said. spinner. in a statement.

Briggs has also represented his country at both one-day international and T20I. In his ODI debut, the left arm spinner took 2/39 of his 10 overs, while his best marks in T20I are 2/25.

Briggs has recently signed to play at Warwickshire in the UK, but in recent years he has been managed by Strikers head coach Jason Gillespie at Sussex. Gillespie is delighted with the signing and spoke glowingly of Briggs ahead of his BBL debut season.


“Briggsy is a calm head; an experienced campaigner. He can bowl at any stage of a T20 game. He’s very versatile and very flexible. Briggsy needs to complement Rashid Khan’s leg spin, and we’ve got the off-spin of Trav Head and Matt Short. We think Danny will add a new dimension to our bowling attack if he is given a surface suitable for multiple spin options, ”said Gillespie.

“He’s a great guy. He’s very calm, a marksman but he also has that skilled mind and he will do his job. He fits in wonderfully; the boys will enjoy his company,” he added.

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