Hodge determined to continue BBL career

“I feel like I’m contributing and contributing well”

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Adelaide Strikers captain Brad Hodge is eager to keep playing in the Big Bash League (BBL), even if it means signing for a different franchise.

The Strikers already have no chance of winning the ongoing edition of the BBL, but Hodge, who turns 43 next December, believes he still has a lot to offer, especially considering that he has scored 247 runs in seven matches and can also take on a mentoring role.

With Hodge’s contract coming to an end, he reiterated that he would consider offers from other teams if it means that he can keep his BBL career alive.

“I’m gonna play, where that’s at who knows?” he said. “We just have to wait and see.

“I feel like I’m contributing and contributing well. We’ve seen the quality of (45-year-old Renegades spinner Brad) Hogg, and I think I’ve played pretty well this year. I love it.”

Should a deal fail to materialise anywhere, Hodge acknowledged that he would look to do some commentary work.

“I’ll do anything for money, like the rest of us,” he said while laughing. “Who knows what the future holds, I didn’t think I would play on this year and I was only going to play on if I had a good season.

“I’ve ticked that box, so what happens next year and where I end up is a different matter and commentary – there’s all sorts of things in life that intrigue me. I just have to find out what lies ahead.

“I saw (V8 Supercar driver) James Courtney here before, I asked him if he needed a partner in the Bathurst 12-hour but he said he was full.

“I would like to stay here (with Adelaide), this is a great place to play cricket and I feel I contribute well and teach the guys how to get better. And there will be guys that learn from this experience, over the past couple of years I’ve really helped a few people like Travis Head and Alex Ross and there’s a few more that are going to come through that we need to teach.

“That aspect of it is really cool, but who knows where you end up. I must say I’m out of contract so we’ll find out soon enough.”

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