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Perth Scorchers possess devastating firepower after Jason Roy signing

Perth Scorchers possess devastating firepower after Jason Roy signing
Perth Scorchers possess devastating firepower after Jason Roy signing
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The Perth Scorchers will possess devastating firepower at the top of the order in the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season, with the signing of explosive England opening batsman Jason Roy.

Scorchers fans can expect fireworks from Roy, who will play alongside countryman Liam Livingstone in orange this year.

The all-English onslaught of overseas batting talent will strengthen a dangerous Scorchers top-order that also features Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis, both of who were named in the 2019-20 KFC BBL Team of the Tournament.

With over 200 T20 matches to his name, Roy comes with a wealth of experience and the enviable reputation of a power hitter capable of match-winning brilliance.

The explosive opener has devastated new-ball attacks on the international stage with a strike rate of 147.51 across his T20 International career.

Roy carved three half-centuries from five innings for Surrey in last month’s Vitality Blast T20, including a 47-ball 66 in the Final against Nottinghamshire.

A hot BBL commodity, Roy said the Scorchers’ off-field culture played a big role in his decision.

“The Scorchers squad looks very strong, I’m excited to be joining the club,” he said.

“I’ve heard the environment of the club is awesome and that it’s a place where everyone wants to help get the best out of each other.

“I can’t wait to get amongst the boys and help contribute to as many wins as possible.”

In more good news for the club, the signatures of WA-contracted pair Joel Paris and Cameron Gannon have also been secured for BBL|10.

A lethal swing-bowler with international experience, Paris has signed-on for his sixth BBL season with the club.

Gannon joins the Scorchers having previously played for the Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars.

Perth Scorchers coach Adam Voges said;

“Jason is a world-class performer who will bring added power and experience to our top order. He is a great competitor and we look forward to welcoming Jason to the Scorchers.

“It’s great to be able to maintain a really strong WA flavour to our Scorchers squad. Both Joel and Cam bring plenty of experience and can fill a variety of roles throughout the tournament for us.”

SCORCHERS BBL SQUAD

Mitch Marsh (C)
Ashton Agar
Fawad Ahmad
Cameron Bancroft
Jason Behrendorff
Cameron Gannon
Cameron Green
Aaron Hardie
Josh Inglis
Matt Kelly
Liam Livingstone
Joel Paris
Kurtis Patterson
Jhye Richardson
Jason Roy
Ashton Turner
Andrew Tye
Sam Whiteman

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