Former South African batsman Colin Ingram is going to skip the upcoming season of the Australia T20 league, Big Bash. Ingram has completed his two years contract with Adelaide Strikers and he will not be returning to the 2017-18 champions. According to the club website, the southpaw batsman has decided not to play the next season of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the left-hander has played 25 matches in the previous two seasons for the franchise. The Proteas batsman had scored 610 runs at an average of 30.5. and a strike rate of 138.95. In fact, Colin Ingram also held captaincy bridle in the 14 matches when Travis Head was on national duty for Australia.
Ingram will not return to Strikers.
“We are disappointed to lose Colin but we were aware that it was a strong possibility that for family reasons he could not commit to a new contract,” SACA General Manager, High-Performance Tim Nielsen said.
“He is a quality player and leader and was one of the key players behind our first BBL title win last year. We wish Colin, Megan and family all the best.”
Adelaide Strikers also took to their Twitter handler to confirm the news. They showed their disappointment but also gave their acknowledgement to Colin Ingram for his contribution on and off the field.
The post read as, “Colin Ingram will not return to the Strikers next summer ?
Thanks for your outstanding contribution on and off the field [email protected] ?”.
Colin Ingram will not return to the Strikers next summer ?
Thanks for your outstanding contribution on and off the field ?@CAIngram41 ?
— Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) May 1, 2019
Jason Gillespie, who is the coach of the team also gave his wishes to Ingram. He wrote, “Col was fantastic for us. Really worked well with all his teammates, coaches and everyone involved with the @StrikersBBL.
Thanks Farmer! #Ingram #Bulldozer”
On the other hand, Colin Ingram was fetched by Delhi Capitals in the IPL Auctions. The southpaw batsman has thus far scored 172 runs in the 11 matches for the Delhi team.