Danny Briggs signs for Adelaide Strikers ahead of Big Bash

Briggs becomes the third and final overseas signing for Strikers, joining Phil Salt and Rashid Khan


Warwickshire spinner Danny Briggs has signed for Adelaide Strikers ahead of the upcoming Big Bash League.

This will be Briggs' maiden BBL campaign and he is the third and final overseas signing for Strikers, joining Phil Salt and Rashid Khan.

The 29-year-old has taken 172 wickets in over 150 Vitality Blast matches - more than any other player, with best figures of 5-19. He has also represented England in T20I and ODI cricket.

Briggs said: “I’m really excited about joining the Strikers, the BBL is one of the best competitions in world cricket and something I’ve wanted to be a part of for years.

“I really can’t wait to get going.”

The spinner will be reunited with Jason Gillespie, his former coach at Sussex.

“Briggsy is a calm head; an experienced campaigner," said Gillespie. "He can bowl in every phase of a T20 game. He’s very versatile and very adaptable.

“To have Briggsy to complement the leg spin of Rashid Khan, plus we’ve got the off-spin of Trav Head and Matt Short. We feel that Danny will add another dimension to our bowling attack should he get a surface that suits multiple spin options.

“He is a fantastic guy. He’s very calm, a gun fielder but he also has that experienced head and he will crack in and do his job. He will fit in wonderfully well; the boys will enjoy his company."




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