Perth Scorchers announce unchanged squad for the match against Sydney Sixers
The Perth Scorchers have named an unchanged 16-player squad for tomorrow night’s KFC Big Bash League Qualifier against the Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
While both teams enjoy the luxury of the double chance, there’s few greater incentives for Ashton Turner’s men than knowing a win will secure the right to host the BBL|10 Final in front thousands of Members and fans at Optus Stadium in Perth.
Tomorrow night’s trilogy clash can settle the scores between the Scorchers and Sixers, with the both teams claiming victory over one other from their two previous encounters this season.
The Scorchers served up a home-town thrashing at Optus Stadium earlier this month before the Sixers balanced the ledger 10 days later with victory in the nation’s capital.
Jhye Richardson and Colin Munro were both unanimous selections from the coaches in the BBL|10 Team of the Tournament and are set to sizzle under lights in Canberra.
Richardson has been the standout bowler of the KFC BBL season, snaring 27 wickets at an average of 13.25 and an economy rate of 7.08.
Meanwhile, the reliable Munro has looked at home in orange, chalking up four half-centuries to go with a further two 40+ scores this campaign.
In regards to spinner Ashton Agar’s return from injury, WACA Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Nick Jones said;
“Ashton Agar is making good progress in his return from his right calf aponeurosis injury and has successfully transitioned back into skills training.
“Ash will not be ready to return during the BBL|10 Finals however he is tracking well and we expect him to be fully available for Australia’s five-match T20 tour of New Zealand next month.”
Week 2 finals tickets go on sale to Scorchers Members at 10.00am and the general public at 2.00pm via Ticketmaster on Monday 1 February.
PERTH SCORCHERS – THE QUALIFIER
Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
Saturday 30 January, 4:15pm WST
Manuka Oval, Canberra
LIVE: Seven, Foxtel, Kayosports, SEN Radio, cricket.com.au
PERTH SCORCHERS SQUAD:
- Ashton Turner (C)
- Fawad Ahmed
- Cameron Bancroft
- Jason Behrendorff
- Aaron Hardie
- Josh Inglis
- Matt Kelly
- Liam Livingstone
- Mitch Marsh
- Colin Munro
- Joel Paris
- Kurtis Patterson
- Jhye Richardson
- Corey Rocchiccioli
- Jason Roy
- Andrew Tye