Marcus Stoinis ended the year with a bang to emerge from a slow start to the tournament. He had Covid during the opening game and collected 0, 0, 4 and 10 in his first four innings. He was then rested for the game against the Sydney Sixers so that he could spend Christmas at home in Perth. But he was back to his best on the traditional New Year’s Eve day at the Adelaide Oval as he blasted the Strikers for 74 off 35 balls, including taking Henry Thornton for the most expensive over of the season so far. was included, which cost 29. Hit some balls hard. When he got going and some of the striking was phenomenal. However, there was a hint of controversy with the home side claiming they should have been timed out and the bowler conceded a few runs at the stumps under the strange playing conditions of the BBL.