Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday confirmed signing of the batsman Ryan Gibson for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League. Gibson will fill in the void of Travis Head as his local replacement and strengthen the side’s Top-order batting.
Head is currently part of the Australian team for the Test series against India starting December 17-21 at Adelaide Oval.
Gibson has played 13 T20 matches in his career and scored 131 runs while he can be a resourceful leg-spinner in the shortest format of the game.
The 26-year-old has previously played for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League before signing with with Strikers this season.
“We’re extremely pleased that Ryan is able to join us while our captain Travis Head fulfils his Test duties against India,” Strikers’ head coach Jason Gillespie in an official statement.
“He is a fine inclusion for us with his ball-striking, and general cricket nous that will greatly benefit the group. We’re all behind Travis and wish him every success for this Test series, and we also have every faith in our depth and the senior leaders in our team,” he added.
BBL 2020-21 will begin from December 10 and Adelaide Strikers will start its campaign against Hobart Hurricanes on December 13.
Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt, Ryan Gibson, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Matthew Short, Liam Scott, Cameron Valente, Alex Carey, Liam O Connor, Harry Nielsen, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Daniel Worrall, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Spencer Johnson, Harry Conway