Having joined the Adelaide Strikers in 2017, wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey will now remain with the club for the next four years after a fresh deal.
“I’m very happy to be staying at the Strikers for the next four years being my home team and it is an unbelievable feeling playing at Adelaide Oval in front of the fans, family and friends, and I really hope that can continue this season,” Carey said.
“The Big Bash is a competition I have loved playing in each year since I first signed, and I can’t wait for it all to get started.”
Carey, who is also the vice-captain of Strikers, is expected to join the team after the white-ball leg of the series against India. The 29-year-old already has a hundred playing for the club to go with six fifties. He sits third on the run-scorer tally with 1,163 runs from his 35 matches played.
“Alex is a key part of the group, a player and leader of the highest standard, and for him to be at the Strikers for the next four years is a massive result for this franchise, the city and our fans,” head coach Jason Gillespie said.
“We feel we have assembled a squad that covers every facet of the T20 game, and we’ll be ready to hit the ground running for a huge tenth season of the Big Bash.”
Adelaide Strikers’ squad: Danny Briggs*, Phil Salt*, Rashid Khan*, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall