In a major boost for their respective franchises, Matthew Short has signed new contracts in the Big Bash League (BBL). Short, the 27-year-old all-rounder, inked a three-year deal with the Adelaide Strikers, securing his presence in the team until 2026.
Short’s outstanding performance in the previous edition of the BBL played a significant role in earning him the long-term deal. Despite the Strikers finishing seventh on the points table, Short’s exceptional contributions did not go unnoticed. He amassed an impressive total of 458 runs in 14 matches, averaging 38.16 with a strike rate of 134.78. Moreover, he showcased his versatility by claiming 11 wickets during the tournament. Such remarkable performances earned him the prestigious title of BBL Player of the Tournament.
One of Short’s standout moments came when he notched up his personal best score of 100 not out against the Hobart Hurricanes. This incredible innings played a vital role in the Strikers achieving the highest successful run chase in BBL history, chasing down a formidable target of 230 runs. Expressing his joy and gratitude upon signing the new contract, Short emphasized the faith shown in him by the Strikers’ management.