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Debashis Sarangi ∙ Dec 10 2022, 9:30 AM | 2 Min Read

Perth Scorchers finalise BBL 12 squad with three signings

image-lbhdb1ivAdam Lyth in action [Source: Twitter]

In a significant development, Perth Scorchers have finalised their squad for the upcoming Big Bash League by filling their remaining three slots with Adam Lyth, Stephen Eskinazi and Hamish McKenzie. 

Regarded as one of the stalwarts in English circuit, Lyth has a plethora of experience, having played in the T20 leagues across the globe. The swashbuckling southpaw starred for the Northern Superchargers in the Hundred this season, amassing 299 runs at a stupendous strike rate of 175.88. Overall, the 35-year-old has garnered 4089 T20 runs in 166 appearances.

On the other hand, Eskinazi captains Middlesex in T20s and has slammed 1955 runs, including a hundred, in 61 innings in the shortest format. He plays regularly for Claremont-Nedlands during the Australian summer and hence has a fair idea about the conditions Down Under. 

Promising left-arm wrist-spinner Hamish McKenzie completes Perth’s list off the back of impressive performances for WA’s second XI and Subiaco-Floreat. The Western Australia Cricket Rookie has taken 23 wickets at 15.22 across all formats. The 23-year-old can also contribute handy runs in the lower order. 

Earlier, Perth had lost Mitchell Marsh, Laurie Evans and Phil Salt and therefore, they needed one local and two overseas signings to complete their squad. 

Perth Scorchers squad for BBL 2022-23

Ashton Turner (C), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Faf du Plessis, Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Adam Lyth, Hamish McKenzie, Tymal Mills, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye

The Scorchers will play their first match against Sydney Sixers on December 17. 

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