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The Perth Scorchers have signed England batsman Michael Carberry for the for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Carberry’s signing comes just a few days after the Scorchers traded Michael Beer to the Melbourne Stars for spinner James Muirhead.
“[Head coach] Justin Langer got in touch and said they’d love to have me on and I’m delighted and thrilled to get out there…it’s a fantastic opportunity,” Carberry said. “I played there [Perth] last year, obviously, with the Test match and I thought it was very well supported by the English fans as well as the Aussies fans.
“I’ve always enjoyed Perth; I’ve been there a few times as a young player as well on training camps or playing club cricket. To be back again and to play as a home will be fantastic.”
Langer added: “We’ve stuck to the formula of looking for senior professionals available for the full BBL campaign and Michael fits that bill perfectly. He’s a dynamic top-order batsman, a cricket tragic – which we like – and a great athlete, so he ticks a lot of boxes for us. I’m incredibly happy with our squad and it’s a great outcome for us that we’ve been able to replace Simon Katich in the top-order with someone of the calibre of Michael Carberry.”