Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers have been the most successful franchise in the Big Bash League. They have won the title thrice in the 10 seasons so far. They are tied with Sydney Sixers who also have three championships in BBL.

Perth Scorchers have 3 BBL titles – the joint most in BBL history.

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In all, The scorchers have featured in six finals out of the 10 seasons and have made it to the playoffs 8 times – the highest for any franchise in the BBL. No wonder they are called the most successful franchise in the BBL.

Scorchers have reached BBL finals the most number of times (6) in the BBL history.

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The Scorchers finished runners up in the first two seasons before they grabbed the title in two successive seasons by beating Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers respectively.

In BBL|7, the Scorchers went on to win their third title when they beat the Sixers again, that time by a convincing nine-wicket win.

BBL|8 and BBL|9 were the only two seasons when the Scorchers failed to qualify for the playoffs. They came back stronger in the last season to reach the finals for the sixth time but lost to Sydney Sixers in the finals.  

Perth’s success has been a written fact over the years with a semi-final or higher finish in each of the first seven seasons of the league. Barring the 8th and 9th seasons of BBL, they have been a top team.

The Scorchers play their home games at the WACA stadium in Perth. According to numbers, the Scorchers gathered the largest crowds over the years in the Big Bash League. 

In fact, in 2018-19, when they finished last, the Perth Scorchers had drawn over 30k fans on an average in a game – the best by a large distance in the league.

Currently, Australian international player, Mitchell Marsh, is the captain of Perth Scorchers and they are being coached by another former Australian international player, Adam Voges. Let’s see if the Marsh-Voges combination can take the Scorchers to yet another trophy in BBL|11.

Perth Scorchers Fixtures

Perth Scorchers will start the BBL|11 in the 5th match against Brisbane Heat at home on 8th December, followed by another home encounter against Adelaide Strikers on 11th December.

When is the Next Perth Scorchers Match?

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The Scorchers wouldn’t mind facing Brisbane Heat in the opening encounter as they have won 9 and lost 7 matches in the 16 head-to-head matches.

The story is similar against the Strikers against whom the Scorchers have an exact 50% win record in the 18 matches played thus far in BBL. In the next 4 games, they play Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades twice each – at home and away.

With a 60% win percentage – 9 wins and 6 losses in 15 games – against the Hurricanes. The Scorchers must feel confident in tackling them in this season.

The Scorchers have the highest win record against Melbourne Renegades with 79% wins.

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On the other hand, the Scorchers have the best record against Melbourne Renegades with 79% win in the 14 encounters – 11 wins and just 3 losses. The Scorchers have at or more than 50% win records against the three remaining franchises as well – Melbourne Stars, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers.

In fact, the Scorchers is the only franchise in the BBL that have won more or the same number of matches against all other franchises. With such a fantastic record against all of the BBL franchises, we can expect the Perth Scorchers to go all the way this time as well.

Big Bash League 2020 Table

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 14 9 5 0 0 0.257 36
2 Perth Scorchers 14 8 5 0 1 0.851 32
3 Sydney Thunder 14 8 6 0 0 0.949 31
4 Brisbane Heat 14 7 7 0 0 -0.286 29
5 Adelaide Strikers 14 7 7 0 0 0.105 28
6 Hobart Hurricanes 14 7 7 0 0 -0.187 28
7 Melbourne Stars 14 5 8 0 1 0.14 24
8 Melbourne Renegades 14 4 10 0 0 -1.727 16

Perth Scorchers Team

Perth Scorchers have the richest history in the Big Bash League. After all, winning the silverware thrice and finishing runners-up thrice in 10 campaigns is not everyone’s cup of tea. The initial Perth Scorchers team was a force not to reckon with. They finished runners-up in their first two seasons followed by back-to-back winning campaigns in the 3rd and 4th seasons of the BBL.

The Scorchers repeated the success in BBL 2016-17 to win their third and last trophy so far. Last season Perth Scorchers came close to having their hands on the trophy for the fourth time but fell short of 27 runs against Sydney Sixers in the finals. Following not a fruitful but successful campaign, Scorchers are heading to their 11th BBL with some new faces added to the roster.

Ashton Turner is set to lead the Perth Scorchers side with Adam Voges as the head coach. Perth Scorchers are blessed with four ICC T20 World Cup winners in their squad – Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis, and Jhye Richardson. But their availability for the entire season is in question.

Jhye Richardson has been called in the international Test squad for the Ashes campaign. David Moody will take Richardson’s place in the roster in his absence.

Turner’s deputy Andrew Tye will have a responsibility to carry the bowling unit along with Jason Behrendorff. Perth Scorchers added England international Tymal Mills as a replacement for Bydon Carse who will miss the campaign due to his knee injury. Mills is experienced with BBL and has already represented Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes in earlier campaigns. Tye and Mills will get help from inexperienced Aaron Hardie, Matthew Kelly, and Lance Morris throughout the campaign.

Peter Hatzoglou who played with Melbourne Renegades last season will provide spin options. Mitchell Marsh’s form will be the key for the Perth Scorchers campaign this season. But he has been added along with Josh Inglis and Ashton Agar to Australia A squad. Their absence might hurt Perth Scorchers’ plans this season. Cameron Bancroft will take the gloves in absence of Josh Inglis. Kurtis Pattinson is likely to get chances in Orange Jersey along with Kiwi left-hander Colin Munro.

Aaron HardieAllrounder
Ashton TurnerAllrounder
Cooper ConnollyAllrounder
Mitch MarshAllrounder
Cameron BancroftBatter
Colin MunroBatter
Kurtis PattersonBatter
Laurie EvansBatter
Nick HobsonBatter
Andrew TyeBowler
Ashton AgarBowler
David MoodyBowler
Jason BehrendorffBowler
Jhye RichardsonBowler
Lance MorrisBowler
Matthew KellyBowler
Peter HatzoglouBowler
Tymal MillsBowler
Josh InglisWicketkeeper
Perth Scorchers BBL|11 Squad

Perth Scorchers Players

The Perth Scorchers have assembled a group of stunning players this season with some major acquisitions, some of whom will be under the watchful eyes of spectators and analysts. 

The Perth Scorchers roster has some amazing new players for the latest edition. Here, we discuss the names in the Perth Scorchers squad that could play a major role for them in the season.

Mitchell Marsh – ICC T20 World Cup winner and man of the match of the final Mitchell Marsh will be the player to look out for this season. Marsh played a crucial role as a to-order batter throughout the T20 World Cup campaign. Marsh scored 185 runs in 7 games at an average of 61.66 and a strike rate of 146.82. He also provides bowling options to Perth Scorchers. In the last campaign, he took 4 wickets in 5 innings with an economy of 6.52, the lowest among the Scorchers.

Colin Munro – Ex-Kiwi international Colin Munro is one of the key figures in the Scorchers squad. Munro was the leading run-scorer for Scorchers last season. He scored 443 runs in 15 innings including four half-centuries at a strike rate of 128.03. Looking at his record in T20 tournaments across the world, he will be an integral part of Perth Scorchers throughout the campaign.

Andrew Tye – Scorchers Deputy Andrew Tye will be the soul of the bowling unit in the absence of Jhye Richardson. Last season Tye came up with 21 wickets at an economy of 7.99 for Scorchers and was their second leading wicket-taker below Richardson. His trademark Knuckle Ball and ability to nail yorkers in death overs will be most damaging for the opponents. 93 wickets in 69 matches of BBL so far at an economy of 7.63 prove the point that Perth Scorchers bowling unit is in right hands.

Perth Scorchers WBBL

Perth Scorchers Women haven’t had the success in Women’s BBL yet in winning the championship but they have had a constant appearance in the playoffs. They have reached the playoffs 5 times out of and managed to reach the finals twice in WBBL.

In a bid to strengthen the batting lineup they added Beth Mooney – the highest run-scorer in WBBL with 3298 runs in 94 innings at an average of 45.81 with 1 century and 30 fifties – to the squad in 2020 WBBL|6.

In the first season with Scorchers in WBBL|6, Beth Mooney scored nine 30-plus with 4 half-centuries. With her presence in the team, the Scorchers Women must feel confident to go all the way in WBBL|7.

Alana KingAllrounder
Georgia WyllieAllrounder
Heather GrahamAllrounder
Lilly MillsAllrounder
Lisa GriffithAllrounder
Marizanne KappAllrounder
Mathilda CarmichaelAllrounder
Sophie DevineAllrounder
Taneale PeschelAllrounder
Chamari AthapaththuBatter
Chloe PiparoBatter
Piepa ClearyBowler
Samantha BettsBowler
Beth MooneyWicketkeeper
Perth Scorchers Women Squad

Leading Runs Scorer
  • Colin Munro – 443 at 31.64
  • Liam Livingstone – 426 at 30.42
  • Joshua Inglis – 413 at 34.41

Most runs (and average) in the last BBL season from the Perth Scorchers squad

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Jhye Richardson – 29 at 7.69
  • Andrew Tye – 21 at 7.99
  • Jason Behrendorff – 16 at 7.03

Most wickets (and economy) in the last season from the Perth Scorchers squad