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Scorchers Secure Destructive Bat Colin Munro

12 November 2020

Colin Munro

The Perth Scorchers have bolstered their batting stocks with the signing of one of the world’s most dangerous hard-hitters Colin Munro for the 2020-21 KFC Big Bash League season.

Ranked as the world’s fifth best T20I batsman, Munro is one of the most destructive in terms of sheer power and ability to hit big from ball one.

Munro has been explosive on the world stage, his unrepentant blade has bludgeoned three T20I hundreds - the most by any batsman.

The fierce left-hander has performed excellently across the globe in various T20 leagues, making 1,724 runs at a strike rate of 156.44 - the fourth highest in the world.

Munro dominated in the recent 2020 Caribbean Premier League for the Trinbago Knight Riders earning two Player of the Match awards for superb knocks of 50 off 30 and 65 off 54 balls.

His batting aside, Munro is also a more than handy medium pacer.

With more than 200 T20 matches to his name, the 33-year-old left hand bat brings a wealth of experience and all-round skills to the team and will strengthen a dangerous Scorchers top-order.

“To jump on board with such a successful, established club that has been playing great cricket since the BBL started was really what appealed to me… it’s going to be pretty special to be part of it,” Munro said.

“The Scorchers have some world-class players in their list so to rub shoulders with them this summer is going to be really exciting.”

In other great news for the club, the signature of English batsman Joe Clarke has been secured for BBL|10.

The 24-year-old, who was the fifth highest run-scorer in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast with a strike rate of 175, will be a temporary replacement for Jason Roy.

Roy and fellow Englishman Liam Livingstone will miss the first three matches of the Scorchers’ campaign having both been selected for England’s white-ball tour of South Africa.

Head coach Adam Voges said;

“Colin’s naturally aggressive instinct with the bat and ability to take the game away from the opposition quickly will make him an extremely important impact player for us this summer. We look forward to welcoming Colin to the Scorchers.

“It’s unfortunate we won’t have our English players Liam and Jason for the early part of the campaign, but we have been planning around that since the tour was earmarked and are very excited to welcome Joe to the side.

“Joe has performed really well in T20 cricket recently and we’re excited about what he can bring to the Scorchers.”

The signing of Munro completes the Scorchers squad for BBL|10. The team open their campaign at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena on Saturday 12 December against the Melbourne Renegades.

PERTH SCORCHERS BBL|10 SQUAD:
Mitch Marsh (C)
Ashton Agar
Fawad Ahmad
Cameron Bancroft
Jason Behrendorff
Joe Clarke (replacement)
Cameron Gannon
Cameron Green
Aaron Hardie
Josh Inglis
Matt Kelly
Liam Livingstone
Colin Munro
Joel Paris
Kurtis Patterson
Jhye Richardson
Jason Roy
Ashton Turner
Andrew Tye
Sam Whiteman