Perth Scorchers – BBL’s joint-most successful team



The Perth Scorchers are the joint-most successful team in BBL history along with Sydney Sixers, winning three titles and being runners-up three times. They were runners-up in the first two seasons, before winning back to back titles the next two years in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, they finished third, before winning their third BBL trophy the next season. In the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons, however, they failed to make it to the knockouts. But they roared back in style to finish runners-up in BBL 10.

Perth Scorchers: Big Bash League Results With Captains

2020-21Ashton Turner1st place
2019-20Mitchell Marsh6th place
2018-19Ashton Turner/Mitchell Marsh8th place
2017-18Adam Voges3rd place
2016-17Adam VogesChampions
2015-16Adam Voges3rd place
2014-15Adam Voges/Mitchell MarshChampions
2013-14Simon KatichChampions
2012-13Simon KatichRunners-up
2011-12Marcus NorthRunners-up

The Scorchers started their first-ever BBL campaign on a poor note, losing their opening game to Hobart Hurricanes by 31 runs. However, they bounced back to win five games in a row and subsequently made it to the finals which they lost by 7 wickets to Melbourne Stars. Similar was the story next season under Simon Katich. Scorchers started the season miserably but recovered to make it to the finals which they lost to Brisbane Heat. 

The next two seasons, however, under the joint captaincy of Katich, Adam Voges and Mitchell Marsh, the side won two back to back titles. Later in 2016-17, Voges led Perth to a BBL title for the third time.  

Under Marsh and Ashton Turner’s captaincy the last three seasons, the team has seen mixed fortunes. They could not make it to the playoffs for two seasons, but reached the finals last year, where they eventually lost to Sydney Sixers. 

Perth Scorchers Squad for BBL 2021-22

Batsman: Ashton Turner (captain), Cooper Connolly, Laurie Evans, Colin Munro, Kurtis Patterson

Wicket-keeper: Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis

All-Rounder: Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Mitchell Marsh, David Moody

Bowler: Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Lance Morris, Tymal Mills, Matthew Kelly, Peter Hatzoglou, Jason Behrendorff, Ashton Agar

The Perth squad is a star-studded one, and after narrowly missing out on a fourth title last season, they will be looking to grasp the trophy this time around. Ashton Turner will continue to be at the helm of the team. Perth have let go of Fawad Ahmed, while the likes of Cameron Gannon, Cameron Green, Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy are some of the new additions. 

Perth Scorchers: BBL 2021-22 Fixtures

Date & DayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
December 8, 2021, SundayPerth Scorchers vs Brisbane HeatOptus Stadium16:05
December 11, 2021,
Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide StrikersOptus Stadium10:30
December 14, 2021,
Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth ScorchersBlundstone Arena13:15
December 20, 2021,
Perth Scorchers vs Hobart HurricanesOptus Stadium13:15
December 22, 2021,
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth ScorchersMarvel Stadium13:15
December 26, 2021
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne RenegadesOptus Stadium15:45
December 28, 2021,
Sydney Thunder vs Perth ScorchersManuka Oval13:15
December 30, 2021,
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne StarsOptus Stadium13:15
January 2, 2022,
Melbourne Stars vs Perth ScorchersCitiPower Centre10:00
January 5, 2022,
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney ThunderOptus Stadium15:45
January 6, 2022,
Perth Scorchers vs Sydney SixersOptus Stadium15:45
January 9, 2022,
Sydney Sixers vs Perth ScorchersCoffs Harbour13:15
January 14, 2022,
Adelaide Strikers vs Perth ScorchersAdelaide Oval14:45
January 19, 2022,
Brisbane Heat vs Perth ScorchersThe Gabba8:00

The Numbers That Matter

Batting Stats

Mitchell Marsh, who has been with the Scorchers since the very first edition of the tournament, is their highest run-scorer. Marsh has 1760 runs in 68 innings at an average and strike rate of 38.26 and 131.73. He also has the most fifties for his side (14).

Bowling Stats

Andrew Tye, who became a part of the franchise in 2014, has taken the most wickets for them (96). However, it is Tim David who has the best economy rate (3.00). It is also important to note that the off-break bowler played just 12 games for the three-time champions. 

Team Stats

The highest team total by the Scorchers is 213-3, which helped them beat Brisbane Heat by 34 runs in January 2020. Marsh scored an unbeaten 93 off just 41 balls. Their lowest total, on the other hand, is 69, which came against the Melbourne Stars in the second edition of the tournament. 

Perth Scorchers: Rivalries

OpponentMatch PlayedWonLostWin Percentage (%)
Melbourne Stars179852.94
Adelaide Strikers1910952.63
Sydney Sixers2010950

Sydney Sixers

The Scorchers vs Sixers rivalry is a rather well-known one as both the teams have won three BBL titles each. The Scorchers currently lead Sixers 10-9 in head-to-head, and on both occasions when the two teams met in the finals, Perth emerged victorious. 

Melbourne Stars

Perth Scorchers knocked out the Melbourne Stars from two BBL finals, rather memorably in the second edition, which started a rivalry between the two teams. Of the 17 matches played between the two teams, Perth have 9 wins while Melbourne have 8. 

Adelaide Strikers

Another team with which the Scorchers have a close head to head total is Adelaide Strikers. The two sides have played 19 games between them, winning 10 and 9 games respectively. 

Road Ahead for Perth Scorchers

One of the most consistent franchises in BBL history, Scorchers made it to the final last season, before eventually being beaten by their best rivals, the Sixers. They have a star-studded outfit this year, which includes Mitchell Marsh, one of Australia’s best performers at the 2021 T20 World Cup. 

Along with Marsh, the side also boasts of other experienced batters in Colin Munro, Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner. Their bowling department is equally impressive, comprising the likes of Jason Behrendoff, Ashton Agar and Andrew Tye. Although Josh Inglis and Jhye Richardson are unavailable due to the Ashes series, the Scorchers still look like the team to beat this season.