Big Bash League preview: Perth Scorchers team guide
The once mighty Perth Scorchers are approaching the BBL|10 season with redemption on their minds.
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After a catastrophic BBL|08, missing the finals for the first time, the Scorchers repeated the feat last summer. The most successful franchise in the BBL with three titles, the team is now hoping that new players will help it get back on top.
In fact, the Scorchers scored two big signings - England opening batsman Jason Roy and highly sought-after New Zealand cricketer Colin Munro. Their comeback campaign will be interesting to watch, to say the least.
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How to watch Perth Scorchers BBL matches
Cricket fans can watch matches of the Perth Scorchers live and free. While some games are on Channel 7, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel have all matches live, courtesy of Fox Cricket. For more broadcast details, check out our guide on how to watch the Big Bash League.
Perth Scorchers schedule
The Perth Scorchers start the new BBL season against the Melbourne Renegades on Saturday 12 December. Here are the team's upcoming fixtures for BBL|10, also be sure to check out the entire league schedule.
|Date||Match||Venue||Time (AEDT)||Where to watch|
|Saturday, 12 December 2020||Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers||Blundstone Arena||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Wednesday, 16 December 2020||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars||University of Tasmania Stadium||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 22 December 2020||Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers||Manuka Oval||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Monday, 28 December 2020||Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers||Adelaide Oval||6:45 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Thursday, 31 December 2020||Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers||Adelaide Oval||6:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Sunday, 3 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades||TBC||4:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Wednesday, 6 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Saturday, 9 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 12 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Saturday, 16 January 2021||Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers||TBC||6:40 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Tuesday, 19 January 2021||Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Friday, 22 January 2021||Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers||TBC||4:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Saturday, 23 January 2021||Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers||TBC||7:15 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 7|
|Tuesday, 26 January 2021||Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers||TBC||1:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Perth Scorchers squad
Thanks to the transfers mentioned earlier, the Perth Scorchers seem in solid shape as the new season approaches. Here's how the squad looks ahead of BBL|10:
|Jason Behrendorff||30||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Matt Kelly||26||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Joel Paris||27||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Jhye Richardson||24||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Andrew Tye||33||Australia||Pace bowlers|
|Chris Jordan||31||England||Pace bowlers|
|Fawad Ahmed||37||Australia||Spin bowlers|
Perth Scorchers history
The Perth Scorchers are the most successful team in BBL history. They won the championship three times and were runners-up twice more. Adam Voges is head coach, while Mitchell Marsh is their captain.
The Scorchers won the title during BBL|03, BBL|04 and BBL|06. So far, they are the only team with three BBL titles under their belt. However, they failed to qualify for the finals for the last two seasons.
BBL|08 marked the first time the team called Perth Stadium home, having previously played at the WACA.
Image source: Perth Scorchers website
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