The Perth Scorchers are a franchise in the Big Bash League, the domestic Twenty20 cricket of Australia. The Scorchers wear an orange kit. The Scorchers' inaugural captain is Marcus North. Mickey Arthur was originally appointed coach, but quit before the beginning of the 2011–12 season after he was appointed coach of the Australian cricket team. He was replaced by his former assistant, Lachlan Stevens.
The Scorchers started the 2011–12 Big Bash League season poorly, losing to the Hobart Hurricanes in their opening game at the WACA Ground by 31 runs. However, they subsequently won 5 games in a row, resulting in them finishing the inaugural season at the top of the ladder, securing the team a home final. The Scorchers then won the semi-final against the Melbourne Stars by 11 runs but failed to win the grand final against the Sydney Sixers by seven wickets.
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Perth Scorchers in Champions League T20
Perth Scorchers is one of the teams from Big Bash automatically qualified for the Champions League T20.
The squad for CLT20 is as follows:
Marcus North (Captain), Tom Beaton, Michael Beer, Paul Collingwood, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ryan Duffield, Ben Edmondson, Herschelle Gibbs, Brad Hogg, Simon Katich, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Ronchi.