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Adelaide Strikers add Wes Agar to their squad

Adelaide Strikers
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The Adelaide Strikers have made one change for Wednesday’s big Boxing Day clash with the Perth Scorchers at the new Optus Stadium in Western Australia.

Paceman Wes Agar comes into the Strikers’ 13-player squad for the first time this summer ahead of the club’s maiden match at the venue.

Allrounder Cameron Valente, who made his Big Bash debut against the Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval on Sunday evening, has retained his place in the line-up as has replacement player Harry Nielsen.

Western Australian leg-spinner Liam O’Connor has been squeezed out of the squad but will remain on standby in Perth should the Strikers require an extra tweaker.

Captain Travis Head and experienced seamer Peter Siddle remain unavailable for Big Bash selection due to commitments with the Australian Test squad.

Both teams will finalise their playing XI at the bat flip before the start of play.

The match begins at 4:15pm local time (6:45pm ACDT) at Optus Stadium and will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and Fox Cricket.

 BBL squad v Perth Scorchers

Colin Ingram (c)

Wes Agar

Alex Carey (wk)

Rashid Khan

Ben Laughlin

Jake Lehmann

Harry Nielsen

Michael Neser

Matt Short

Billy Stanlake

Cameron Valente

Jake Weatherald

Jon Wells

 In: Wes Agar

Out: Liam O'Connor