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Langer Trusts In Formula Balance

22 November 2017

Langer carries confidence in team heading into the BBL season // Getty Images

The Scorchers will have only one international signing for the upcoming BBL season, despite league guidelines permitting two overseas players per team.

Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer has defended the Club’s unorthodox move of signing just one international player ahead of its Championship defence, saying the team was focused more on striking the right balance than achieving overseas quotas.

The Scorchers finalised their roster for the upcoming season with the signings of local youngsters Josh Inglis and Cam Green.

The additions meant the return of England’s David Willey would be the only international signing for the side, despite teams being permitted two overseas players under league guidelines.

Langer said he was unfazed by the single appointment, saying the team was determined to strike the best balance, regardless of where players came from.

“We’ve always said, in a perfect world, we’d have no overseas players, but we also know they give us great value,” Langer said.

“When we’ve got guys like Mitch Johnson and Adam Voges, I mean, they’re as any overseas player that we could get from somewhere else.

“We look at how we can have the best squad possible and, this year, it’s with only one international player, but next year it might be with two.”