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WACA must carry can for Scorchers’ failures

The West – The WACA’s failure to secure one or two top-order batsmen capable of winning Perth Scorchers games is the single clearest reason that the Big Bash League’s most successful franchise has turned into a basket-case this season.

Summary

  • The WACA’s failure to secure one or two top-order batsmen capable of winning Perth Scorchers games is the single clearest reason that the Big Bash League’s most successful franchise has turned into a basket-case this season.
  • Shaun and Mitch Marsh, two key players in Perth’s history, scored Ashes centuries at the SCG last January to suggest that they would be Test regulars this summer.
  • Adam Voges retired after the semifinal loss last January, not only costing the Scorchers handy runs but the coolest head in Australian cricket.
  • And Hilton Cartwright, despite a strong campaign that saw him score 249 runs as Perth’s second highest run-maker, still did it at a strike rate of just 112 to maintain his career return of just over a run a ball.
  • Perth also have several players like pacemen Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff and Joel Paris who hold State contracts with the WACA but are unlikely to bowl a ball in Sheffield Shield ranks this summer.


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