Colin Ingram, Big Bash League, BBL, Adelaide Strikers
Colin Ingram, who has played 25 games scoring 610 runs at 30.5, did not renew his contract at the end of last season after serving a two-year stint with the club. @ Getty Images

South Africa batsman Colin Ingram has decided to leave Big Bash League side Adelaide Strikers, the club announced on Wednesday. Ingram, who has played 25 games scoring 610 runs at 30.5, did not renew his contract at the end of last season after serving a two-year stint with the club.

“We are disappointed to lose Colin, but we were aware that it was a strong possibility that for family reasons he could not commit to a new contract,” SACA General Manager High Performance Tim Nielsen said.

“He is a quality player and leader and was one of the key players behind our first BBL title win last year. We wish Colin, Megan and family all the best.”

Ingram has led the side in 14 games in the absence of regular captain Travis Head. Adelaide Strikers will now be on the lookout for an international replacement. Adil Rashid will return to the side this season.