BBL: Shaun Marsh to cut off association with Perth Scorchers
"It was a very successful period for the club"- Marsh.
Updated - Mar 13, 2019 11:40 am
Shaun Marsh has decided to part ways with Perth Scorchers for the forthcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). In the erstwhile edition of the T20 tournament, he played only three matches in the tournament and notched 98 runs at an average of 49. His top score of 96 not out came against Sydney Thunder in Perth. He couldn’t play most of the games owing to international duties for Australia.
Marsh would now be plying his trade for Melbourne Renegades, who won the championship for the maiden time under the leadership of Aaron Finch, defeating Melbourne Stars in the final at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. The step from Marsh also marked the end of the Marsh family’s lifelong association with Western Australian cricket as per reports in BBL’s official website.
The 35-year-old experienced Marsh has played all his cricket with the WA as well as the Scorchers’ ever since the franchise’s inception in the T20 extravaganza way back in 2011. Mitchell Marsh, his younger brother, remains to be the captain of the Scorchers. The legendary Geoff Marsh, also their father, represented WA in a whopping 117 games in first-class cricket between 1997 and 1994.
I’m ready for a new challenge
After signing the deal, Marsh mentioned that his relationship with Finch had been pivotal in cementing the deal. Marsh is currently playing the five-match ODI series against India where Finch is the captain. He would next be playing the fifth and final encounter of the series in New Delhi. After leaving the Scorchers, Marsh expressed his gratitude to them and is also looking forward to the ‘new challenge’.
“I’d like to thank everyone at the Scorchers who have supported me over the years – it was a very successful period for the club. But I’m ready for a new challenge and the opportunity to join the Renegades on the back of such a successful season is very exciting. I’ve spent a lot of time with Finchy and know the other guys well, so I’m looking forward to it.” March was quoted as saying.
“Shaun is one of the most experienced players in the country and excels in white ball cricket. His BBL record speaks for itself and he’ll give us even greater flexibility at the top of our batting order. We’ve been on the end of a few of Shaun’s big performances over the years so it’s nice to have him as a teammate instead,” Andre McDonald, the Renegades head coach, mentioned after the signing.