There have been some key BBL retentions with Matthew Short agreeing to a new three-year deal with Adelaide Strikers. Sydney Sixers have also signed a new 3-year deal with Moises Henriques that will likely see him through to retirement.
Matthew Short won the MVP award last season ending up as the top-scorer in BBL 12 with 458 runs in 14 matches. He also scored a century against the Hobart Hurricanes. He also picked up 11 wickets with his off-spin. Short thanked the Adelaide Strikers for resigning him.
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Feels Great To Be Re-Signed: Matthew Short
“It feels great to have re-signed. The Strikers showed the faith in me and gave me the opportunities and I am trying to pay them back with my loyalty” Short said.
Moises Henriques the BBL veteran will be playing his 13th straight season in the league. He has won titles with the Sixers and will play three more seasons which will see him possibly retire from the league. He is six short of leading the Strikers in 100 games in the BBL.
Moises Henriques Eyeing BBL Record
“To be able to play the whole time with one club and stay at the Sixers and have the opportunity to lead throughout that time is pretty special to be honest,” Henriques said.
Perth Scorchers are the defending champions of the title having won the title last season beating the Brisbane Heat in the final. The schedule for the upcoming season is yet to be announced with the round of trades still remaining.
“It’s a surreal feeling. I have played a lot of games of cricket but you still never know how it’s gonna pan out. To be able to have the closest game of the competition in the final in front of an orange stadium … You’ve painted the stadium orange tonight and the support has been overwhelming. We have had a lot of guys in form and that’s not always the case particularly in T20 cricket. A lot of guys have contributed throughout the year to the wins. We have played an exciting brand of cricket. It’s the ‘never say die’ attitude. I think we have the confidence we can win from anywhere” said Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner after leading his team to their fifth BBL title.