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Scorchers and Sixers rope in overseas players for BBL 7

Australia and England recently announced their One-Day International squads and several players will be joining their respective teams.

Carlos Brathwaite CPL 2016
Carlos Brathwaite. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The Big Bash League (BBL) has been going guns and has generated significant viewership. Before the start of the tournament, several franchises signed overseas players for their respective teams. However, national duty comes first over domestic tournaments, which leads to several players leaving midway from a tournament.

Australia and England recently announced their One-Day International squads and several players will be joining their respective teams. Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers have lost a couple of players. However, the teams have already roped in their replacements for the remaining games in the domestic T20 league.

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The replacements

Carlos Brathwaite and Joe Denly have been contracted by the Sydney Sixers in place of Sam Billings and Jason Roy. On the other hand, Tim Bresnan is set to replace David Willey in the Perth Scorchers’ squad. Greg Shipperd, Sixers’ coach, gleefully welcomed Brathwaite and gleefully expressed his delight to the media.

“Carlos’ all-round skills will be welcomed, his power hitting and wily medium pace, and dynamic fielding all go to make him a precious resource in this format,” Shipperd said as quoted by cricket.com.au.

He also hailed Joe Denly’s prowess as a cricketer. “Joe has enjoyed a great past two T20 competitions as a leading run scorer in the English domestic competition and more recently a successful season in the Bangladesh league,” he iterated.

Justin Langer, the Scorchers’ coach, also seemed happy with Bresnan’s inclusion to the squad. “Tim was with us last year he’s a great professional and an outstanding bloke, when I told the players everyone was really excited because he’s the consummate team man. The trend of the Scorchers getting players back who have been with us before has worked well in the past,” Langer quoted to the media.

The BBL is steadily entering its business end and teams need to get their combinations. Scorchers are sitting pretty with four wins in five games. Meanwhile, the Sixers are yet to open their account and have lost all their five games.

Full coverage of the Big Bash League (BBL) season 7 with match predictions, previews and more on CricTracker.

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