Perth Scorchers are three-time title winners in the Big Bash League history and can perhaps be called the most successful franchise in the league. They 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 2016/17, the Scorchers went on to win their third title in the Big Bash League when they beat the Sixers again, that time by a convincing nine wicket win.

However, that season remains the last the Perth Scorchers made it to the finals. They had a semi-final finish in 2017/18 but finished last in the season after that before a sixth finish in the league last year. 

The Scorchers are a unique franchise in that they have had three title wins and five finishes among the last two teams in a season.

Perth’ 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. They went downhill in 2018/19 when they finished eighth. They recovered reasonably last year but went on to finish as sixth.

The Scorchers play their home games at the WACA stadium in Perth. According to numbers, the Scorchers gathered the largest average crowd in the last season of 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.

The Scorchers come into the 2020 edition of the Big Bash League with quite a point to prove after two underwhelming finishes in the last two seasons after their impressive performances earlier in the league.

Perth Scorchers Fixtures

completed
12 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
3-131
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
130
completed
16 Dec 2020, University of Tasmania Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
6-158
Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars
1-10
completed
22 Dec 2020, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
3-156
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
5-152
completed
28 Dec 2020, Adelaide Oval, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
94
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
8-165
completed
31 Dec 2020, Adelaide Oval, Big Bash League 10
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
9-146
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
3-147
completed
03 Jan 2021, Optus Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
3-185
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
89
completed
06 Jan 2021, Optus Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
4-183
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
97
completed
09 Jan 2021, Optus Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
6-185
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
168
completed
12 Jan 2021, Optus Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
1-140
Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes
5-139

The Perth Scorchers being their 2020/21 edition of the Big Bash League with the Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades game on the 12th of December at the Blundstone Arena. They go on and play the Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars clash in the UTAS stadium on December 16. They then have the Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder game at the Manuka Oval stadium on 22nd December.

The Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers come back to back at the Adelaide Oval on 28 December and 31 December. Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers come immediately after New Year. Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes fixtures happen at the Optus and Marvel Stadium on 12 January and 22 January. The Scorchers play the Heat in the Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat at the Marvel Stadium on 19 January. They end with another clash against the Heat on 26 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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

The Perth Scorchers team prides on their fast bowling resources. Playing in one of the bounciest tracks in the country, the Scorchers have an impeccable bowling attack, especially on the pace bowling front. 

Some of their biggest names in the history of the league are Shaun Marsh, Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Voges, Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff.

They have had some excellent coaching staff over the years, but their impressive list of captains show why Perth hasn’t been over-reliant on big Aussie names, yet has delivered on all fronts in the league.  

Marcus North, Simon Katich, Adam Voges, Ashton Turner, Michael Klinger and Mitchell Marsh have led the side before.  

Some of their excellent overseas recruits over the years have been Paul Collingwood, Herschelle Gibbs, Ian Bell, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Morne Morkel and Tim Bresnan.

The Scorchers have let go of Chris Jordan and Morkel for the season, but have acquired the services of Colin Munro, Jason Roy and Joe Clarke for the 2020 edition.

The current squad assembled is slightly short on batting firepower and will be reliant on the likes of Turner, Livingstone, Bancroft and Patterson.

Cameron Green and Mitchell Marsh offer long term opportunities, but the Perth side lacks a game-changer that can make teams sit up and take notice. Their bowling attack, though, is incredible with Jason Behrendorff, Matt Kelly, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed and Ashton Agar all a major part of their squad. Green and Marsh are the other big options.

Aaron HardieAllrounder
Ashton TurnerAllrounder
Cameron GreenAllrounder
Mitch MarshAllrounder
Cameron BancroftBatter
Kurtis PattersonBatter
Liam LivingstoneBatter
Andrew TyeBowler
Ashton AgarBowler
Fawad AhmedBowler
Jason BehrendorffBowler
Jhye RichardsonBowler
Joel ParisBowler
Matthew KellyBowler
Josh InglisWicketkeeper
Sam WhitemanWicketkeeper
Perth Scorchers squad for BBL 10

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 of the Big Bash League in 2020/21. Here, we discuss the names in the Perth Scorchers squad that could play a major role for them in the season.

Jason Behrendorff – The tall left-arm seamer is an underrated customer in this format of the game. A natural swinger of the new ball, Behrendorff also gets extra bounce off the surface with his height and is a terrific new ball bowler to have. 

The left-armer has lost some pace in recent times but his role in the side could be very straightforward – get wickets in the powerplay overs. Behrendorff will look to add some early wickets to his kitty to give Perth a good start with the ball as usual. 

A key member in the Perth Scorchers roster, Behrendorff will be closely watched this season particularly with the Aussie team seamers not in the greatest of form.

Jason Roy – The England opener had a forgettable tour of South Africa recently and with the England top-order packed, Roy is in doubt of keeping his place in the side. That’s the England scene, though.

In Australia, on true bouncy wickets, Roy is a treat to have in the side. A clean striker of the ball, Roy swings through the line mercilessly and can be a handful in the powerplay phase where Perth have struggled to score at an acceptable pace in the past.  Roy will add some dash of power game too to the Perth Scorchers squad this season.

Cameron Green – An ability to bowl 140kmph or more and averaging above 50 in Sheffield Shield cricket makes Cameron Green a hero already.  The all-rounder made a debut in the series against India and could even be in line for a Test debut after his hundred in the tour game for Australia A. 

The hit-the-deck seamer had Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan playing and missing against him in the ODIs and could be an integral part of the Scorchers this season.  As the critics keep a keen eye on the Perth Scorchers roster, Green could well run away and make a middle-order spot his own this year.

Leading Runs Scorer
  • Liam Livingstone – 425 at 30.35
  • Josh Inglis – 405 at 28.92
  • Mitchell Marsh – 382 at 34.72

Top Run Scorers in 2020 T20 matches

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Fawad Ahmed – 15 at 24.86
  • Chris Jordan – 15 at 24.93
  • Jhye Richardson – 15 at 25.00

Top Wicket Takers in 2020 T20 matches

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