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Perth Scorchers announce Liam Livingstone will stay

Perth Scorchers announce Liam Livingstone will stay
Perth Scorchers announce Liam Livingstone will stay
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The Perth Scorchers are thrilled to announce England international Liam Livingstone has re-committed to the club for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season.

The big hitter enjoyed a blistering debut BBL season last year, smashing 425 runs at an average of 30.35 and a strike rate of 142.62 to top the Scorchers run scoring.

Livingstone formed a dangerous top-order partnership alongside wicketkeeper Josh Inglis, with the pair producing three opening-stands of more than 100 runs over the course of the competition.

The on-field opening bromance became a highlight for Scorchers fans, with fast starts and inventive stroke-play regularly lighting up #TheFurnace at Optus Stadium.

His standout performance in BBL|09 came against the Adelaide Strikers when he belted seven sixes on his way to 79 in a 54-ball blitz, including a 106m bomb off Michael Neser’s first over.

Having quickly become a fan favourite with Scorchers supporters, Livingstone said the decision to return to Perth was an easy one.

“I loved my time with Perth last season, I can’t wait to get back out there and get that orange playing shirt back on,” he said.

“I enjoyed opening the batting last year and formed a great partnership with ‘Ingo’, hopefully we can pick up where we left off and continue to entertain the Perth supporters.

“The Scorchers have a rich history in the BBL, hopefully we can start the season strong and add another Big Bash title to the collection.”

Perth Scorchers coach Adam Voges said;

“It’s terrific that Liam has agreed to join us again for BBL|10, he made a great impression last season finishing as one of the competition’s leading run scorers.

“He fitted in very well with our group and along with his handy leg spin and energetic fielding, he brings a wealth of talent to the team.”