A profound look into the signings, team news and players availability of the Perth Scorchers for the 2020 Big Bash League along with a fantasy cheat sheet providing the fantasy potential of the Perth Scorchers players.
Coach: A Voges
Captain: M Marsh/A Turner (Stand-in)
BBL 09 Finish: 6th place
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) – Off-Season Signings/Trades
One of the champion teams of the Big Bash League will be coming into this season after two back-to-back early-season exits in 2018 and 2019. Injuries have been hampering them for a while but they’re back to full strength this year with Jhye Richardson, J Behrendorff and A Tye all back up and running. With the bowling attack looking strong, they’ve looked to bolster their batting unit by bringing in the likes of J Roy, C Munro and J Clarke. While J Clarke and C Munro will be available from the first game, J Roy will join them right after Christmas. They’ve assembled a powerful batting order to go with the gun bowling unit which makes them one of the favourites to lift the title this year.
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) – Talking Points
The Jason Roy Debate
Jason Roy’s position in the England T20I team has neveairstow, T Banton and L Livingstone are putting in performances day in day out in T20 leagues which have brought his position under scrutiny. BBL provides a great opportunity for him to showcase the selectors his true potential to clear any doubts from their minds regarding his position in the team especially with the T20I World Cups approaching next year.
The Dorff Factor
Jason Behrendorff returning back from injury is great news for the Perth Scorchers but not so for the opposition opening batsmen. The tall left-arm pacer has been the second-highest wicket-taker in the PowerPlays in BBL history. He picks a wicket every 3.1 overs and concedes runs at an economy rate of 6.05 in BBL. With Jhye Richardson as his new-ball partner, they make for a formidable attacking bowling pair with Jhye taking the ball away from the right-hander while Behrendorff moving the ball into them. With A Tye to accompany them in the middle-overs, the task will be cut out for the opponent teams to negate this bowling pair.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 20, 2018r been in question any more than now. His vulnerability against the spinners especially the ones that turn the ball away from him has been exposed with teams targeting this weakness right at the start of the Powerplay. To make matters worse, the likes of B Stokes, J B
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) – Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Value for Money Picks
J Inglis – He had a terrific season with the bat last year scoring 405 runs from 14 innings with his conventional strokeplay and the frequent ramps in the PowerPlay. His Shield form this year is fantastic too with two hundreds and a fifty under his belt. His wicket-keeping points are a bonus.
C Munro – He’s coming into this season on the back of a successful CPL where he looked good even on those low slow turners. He’s available all through the season for the Scorchers and should largely do well except for some pace heavy bowling attacks.
F Ahmad – The 38-year-old leggie also had a good CPL and is available for the whole tournament. The presence of a gun pace bowling attack should help him to be amongst wickets.
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) –Risky Ones
M Marsh and A Agar – Both of the all-rounders are nursing their respective ankle and calf injuries. While M Marsh has seemed to have recovered to at least play as a specialist batsman, Agar’s injury rules him out for at least two weeks.
L Livingstone and C Bancroft – Both of these players game-time this year will be reduced due to the addition of C Munro and J Roy at the top of the order. While Livingstone could still adjust his game to suit the middle-order needs, Bancroft stands no chance of scoring runs in the middle-order.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 24, 2020
A Turner – His batting form in the Shield was just poor and he might not even get many chances batting lower down the order.
J Roy – Refer to the Talking points area above.
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) – Differential Picks
J Richardson, J Beherendorff and A Tye – All the three pacers are coming back from an injury and as mentioned above all three are genuine wicket-takers.
A Hardie – With A Agar nursing an injury and M Marsh not able to bowl, Scorchers might need an all-rounder to balance their team. A Hardie fits the bill perfectly and had even scored a 40-odd score and took two wickets in a practice game for the Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) – Bargain Buys
C Green – He’ll be available only at the business end of the tournament due to Australia’s test match commitments.
Perth Scorchers (BBL 10) – Cheapies
The likes of Joe Clarke, Gannon and Matt Kelly will surely get their chances at some point in the tournament and are easier to acquire due to their credentials.