BBL 2021-22: Perth Scorchers SWOT Analysis

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SWOT Analysis of Perth Scorchers

The most exciting league in the cricketing world is back. Yes, you read it right. The Big Bash League (BBL) is back and the 11th edition kicks off on December 5. The eight teams will continue to compete for the coveted trophy. The league will go on till January 28, with 61 matches to be played in this edition.

The most successful teams in the competition are Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. Both have won three titles apiece. Both sides faced each other in the final last year and the Sixers came out on top. The Scorchers will be hoping to go one step ahead and clinch their fourth title.

The Scorchers have put together a good squad for the upcoming edition of the BBL. Mitchell Marsh has been handed the responsibility of leading the side and he will be oozing with confidence after playing a big part in Australia winning their first-ever T20 World Cup recently. They have got some exciting players on their side and as always, they are a team to beat in the competition. They start their campaign against Brisbane Heat on December 8.

Ahead of the first contest, let’s look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the Perth Scorchers.

 

Strengths

The Scorchers have a number of all-rounders in their side. It proves to be an advantage for them as they have got players with skillset who can deliver with both bat and ball. The likes of Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner can change the course of the match in a jiffy.

The batting line-up comprises Marsh, Turner, Josh Inglis, Colin Munro who have been impressive in the club’s history. They will continue to play a vital role in the side’s progress. Also, the experience of these players will come in handy when they take the field in their opening game.

Weaknesses

The bowling attack consists of Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson who haven’t found a place in the national T20 side in recent times. They have been off-color in recent times in the shortest format and they need to be at their absolute best in the upcoming edition of the BBL.

Cameron Bancroft will be opening the batting and his strike rate has been an issue for the franchise in the past few seasons. The opposition can target him in the long run.

 

Opportunities

Jhye Richardson is coming off an injury. He will be eager to put up some stellar performances in the upcoming few weeks and make a comeback in the national side. The same goes with Andrew Tye who lost his place after some poor performances with the ball in the national colors. It provides a great opportunity for him to prove his worth in the shortest format.

Peter Hatzoglou will ply his trade for the Scorchers this edition. He was impressive for the Renegades in the last edition and he will be eager to impress everyone with his leg-breaks.

Threats

The inexperience in the pace bowling attack might be the only concern for them entering the competition. Their pacers haven’t been in the best of forms in recent times and it will be up to them to take responsibility in crunch situations.

 

Perth Scorchers Squad for Big Bash League 2021-22

Kurtis Patterson, Laurie Evans, Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson, Colin Munro, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis, Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris, Andrew Tye

Perth Scorchers Fixtures

Perth Scorchers will kick off their campaign on December 8 against Brisbane Heat at home. The Perth Stadium in Perth will be their home ground for the upcoming edition. They will play their final league game against the Heat at The Gabba in Brisbane on January 19.

 

Perth Scorchers Predicted XI

Cameron Bancroft, Laurie Evans, Mitchell Marsh (c), Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Peter Hatzoglou, Jason Behrendorff

(Image Courtesy: Perth Scorchers)

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