Wily leg-spinner Cameron Boyce has re-signed with the Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Adelaide Strikers and will stay with them for the next two seasons of Australia’s premier T20 men’s competition.
Boyce formed a formidable spin pair with fellow leggie Lloyd Pope at Strikers during the 2023-24 season. Together the duo accounted for 27 batters during the season that saw an impressive performance by Strikers under their newly designated captain Matt Short.
While Boyce picked up 14 wickets in 11 games at an excellent economy rate of 6.92, his partner-in-crime Pope was a touch expensive, conceding runs at an economy rate of 8.80 and snared 13 scalps in just six games in the season.
The pair performed exceedingly well in the absence of Adil Rashid who missed out on the recent season due to a back injury.
Boyce lauded Pope for his efforts and urged Strikers’ management to go in with a three-pronged spin attack in the next season of the BBL.
“The best thing that Popey and I did this year was put some pressure on not only Rash but the Strikers as well to make some hard decisions,” Boyce was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au.
“I think ultimately when you’re in an organisation and you’re making hard decisions, it’s the best thing for the team.
“I don’t know where Adelaide sits in terms of Rash at this point but I imagine he is going to be in the forefront of their minds come the draft and whatever happens there.
“Obviously it’s nice to have the season I did, it would be great to see Popey there again and it would be great to see Rash, I would love to play with him and I think all the fans would be excited to see a trio of spinners,” he added.