Mitchell Marsh replaces Adam Voges as Perth Scorchers’ captain
The Perth-born cricketer expressed his delight and is looking forward to working with Voges.
Updated - Sep 7, 2018 7:10 pm
After retiring from international cricket for Australia back in 2017, Adam Voges retired from Big Bash League (BBL) cricket earlier this year in February. Recently, all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh has been appointed as the skipper of the Perth Scorchers, replacing Voges, who will now play the role of the franchise’s head coach in the tournament.
The Scorchers are scheduled to start their upcoming season of the T20 league with their match against Melbourne Renegades on December 20. Marsh has been with the side ever since the first season and has been an integral part of their setup. In the meantime, the Perth-born cricketer expressed his delight and is looking forward to working with Voges.
I’m looking forward to working alongside Vogesy
“It’s a great honour to be able to lead any WA team. We’ve had great success with this side and to be given the opportunity to captain the Scorchers again is really exciting. It’s important we build on last year’s efforts, BBL|07 didn’t finish the way we would’ve liked after finishing on top of the ladder,” Marsh was quoted as saying in Perth Scorchers’ official website
“I’m looking forward to working alongside Vogesy. If we continue to work hard and look after our mates I’m sure we will continue to have success as a team and an organisation,” the 26-year-old added.
The Scorchers had an impressive season last time around. They won eight out of their ten matches and finished the league stage with 16 points. Moreover, the team finished on top of the points table. The team played their semi-final match against Hobart Hurricanes but was unable to get over the line.
The Hurricanes racked up 210 runs for the loss of four wickets. Unfortunately, the Scorchers could only manage 139 runs and were bundled out with 13 balls left. The Australian cricketer will dearly wish for his team to go one step ahead and win the championship.