The capital city of South Australia is simply enchanting, a treasure trove of shopping, fine arts, gastronomy and outdoor activity. Adelaide is the heart of the world's opal industry, selling gorgeous stones from South Australian mines. Be sure to hike the aptly named Mt. Lofty Ranges and catch a wave off the Fleurieu Peninsula. Indulge your adventurous palate and traipse into nearby wine regions like the famed Barossa Valley to pick up a deliciously drinkable souvenir. 

  • The ground was first opened in 1871
  • The first test match was played in 1884 between Australia and England (England won)
  • A picket fence was put round the ground in 1900 and included a cycle track.
  • David Bowie was the first concert held at the Oval
  • Sir Don Bradman still holds the record at the ground for the most runs scored - standing at 299 in the 1931-1932 test match against South Africa
  • 16 sports have been played on the ground at some point in time including archery, lawn tennis and lacrosse
Captain:  Johan Botha
Coach:  Darren Berry
Colours:      Blue
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Adelaide Oval
Capacity: 40,000
  The Adelaide Strikers is a cricket team based in Adelaide that plays in the Big Bash League.
The Strikers wear a predominantly blue kit, with red and yellow trimmings. They play their home games at Adelaide Oval.
Darren Berry, coach of the Southern Redbacks, has undertaken the role of coaching the Strikers. South Australia captain Michael Klinger is the Strikers' inaugural captain.
 
Before the launch, all the teams will be able to sign players and build their playing lists. The three week KFC T20 Big Bash League Player Contracting Window started on 30 June 2011 at 9am and will close on 22 July 2011.

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During this time, teams can sign up to 18 players, including up to two from overseas.[1] Current overseas players are Alfonso Thomas, Kieron Pollard and Johan Botha.