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Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will captain the Perth Scorchers in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Marsh will succeed Adam Voges, who announced his BBL retirement last season.
Voges will be coaching the franchise after taking over the vacant spot left behind by Justin Langer, who proceeded to take over as Australia’s head coach.
The Scorchers have kept hold of a majority of their players for the forthcoming season, but have lost Voges and former Australia left-arm seamer Mitchell Johnson, who also retired.
One of the biggest announcements is that banned opener Cameron Bancroft is set to make his comeback during the tournament as he could represent the Scorchers against the Hobart Hurricanes on December 30.
With the Scorchers having won the BBL three times, Voges is confident his side can go the distance once again in the 2018/19 season.
“To retain our core group of players has been really important for us and we’re pleased everyone has decided to stay,” Voges was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “With WA having such a strong presence in the Australian white ball teams it means a lot of our younger players will get more opportunities for the Scorchers, and many of those guys played for us last summer so I’m excited for them to build on that experience.
“We have wanted to be consistent with our squads across all three formats, so naming Mitch as captain was a good fit. He’s an exciting leader and I’m sure the Scorchers fans are going to be happy.”
The Scorchers will kick off their BBL campaign against the Melbourne Renegades on December 20.