Ballarat cricket product Matt Short will remain an Adelaide Striker after signing a new two-year deal with the Big Bash League outfit.
Short became off-contract at the end of BBL|10, having crossed from the Melbourne Renegades in 2018.
The new deal will take Short into a fifth year with the South Australian franchise, after crossing from the Melbourne Renegades in 2018.
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The 25-year-old said his love for Adelaide and the Strikers' fans was influential in his decision to stay.
"I am super pumped and grateful to be staying in Adelaide for another season; it is a place that I have always loved coming to, including while growing up," he said.
"There is nothing better than playing in a packed Adelaide Oval and I can't wait to join up with the Strikers crew and hopefully entertain the awesome fans."
Short, a powerful all-rounder, has 37 BBL appearances to his name and has a career strike rate well over 100. His part-time off-spinners have also delivered best figures of 2-14.
Adelaide Strikers general manager Kate Harkness was thrilled to welcome Short back.
'Matt is a fantastic person that contributes strongly to the Strikers both on and off the field," she said.
"He is a committed and valuable member of our team, and we are delighted that he has agreed to return to Adelaide for at least the next two seasons."
Short and the Victorian state side are set to start their domestic season with games against New South Wales in the coming weeks, once border restrictions allow.
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