Perth Scorchers BBL squad announcement for Hurricanes and Stars matches
The Perth Scorchers have named their 16-player squad for their back-to-back KFC Big Bash League matches starting tomorrow night against the Hobart Hurricanes at Marvel Stadium and the Melbourne Stars at the MCG on Saturday.
Scorchers star Mitch Marsh is a massive inclusion in the squad and returns for the first time since suffering a side strain when the Scorchers and Hurricanes clashed earlier this month.
The Scorchers smashed the Canes on that occasion in a resounding nine-wicket win at Optus Stadium in Perth.
Kiwi Colin Munro has been in sensational form with the bat, he’s struck four half-centuries in his past five innings and now sits inside the competition’s top five run scorers with 353 runs at 35.30.
The Scorchers are sizzling with the ball in hand too and have dismissed the opposition inside 20 overs on four occasions across 11 matches, including a remarkable 7-19 to wrap up Tuesday night’s match against the Brisbane Heat.
Jhye Richardson’s grip on the Golden Arm cap continues to strengthen, the quick now has 21 wickets, three clear of the next best.
Richardson also leads the competition in dot balls, bowling his overs at a remarkable economy of 6.29 despite bowling regularly in Powerplays.
PERTH SCORCHERS - MATCH 12
Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers
Friday 22 January, 1:05pm WST
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
LIVE: Foxtel, Kayosports, SEN Radio, cricket.com.au
PERTH SCORCHERS - MATCH 13
Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers
Saturday 23 January, 4:15pm WST
LIVE: Seven, Foxtel, Kayosports, SEN Radio, cricket.com.au
IN: Mitch Marsh (fitness test)
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