Voges captained the Perth Scorchers to two of their three Big Bash Championships (BBL|04 and BBL|06) before taking the reins as coach for season 2018-19.
Voges had a distinguished international playing career, representing his country 58 times across all three formats, playing 20 Tests, amassing 1485 runs, at an impressive average of 62, with five centuries. Voges retired from First Class cricket following the 2016-17 season and finished his playing days with the Perth Scorchers at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.
Voges undertook a mentor role for the WA Under 19 side at the National Championships in Tasmania and was Director of Cricket at Melville Cricket Club throughout 2017-18.
With extensive leadership experience, Voges plans to build on the strong values and culture that has proved to be successful over the past few years.
Nitschke, one of Australia’s greatest allrounders, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Scorchers in the West.
She played 122 international matches, claiming 153 wickets and scored 3,118 runs before retiring at the peak of her powers in 2011 as the world’s No.1 allrounder and bowler.
The legendary allrounder played a pivotal role in the Aussie Women’s victory in the 2020 and 2005 Women’s World Cups and claimed ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year honours at the 2010 Women’s World T20.
Nitschke has also won the Belinda Clark Award as Australia Women’s Cricketer of the Year on four occasions.
Since her retirement, Nitschke has taken on coaching roles with South Australia, the Adelaide Strikers and Cricket Australia. She is looking forward to building on the Scorchers’ success in the coming seasons.