The Perth Scorchers was established in 2011 as one of the franchise team in the Australia’s newly announced Twenty20 cricket competition called as the Big Bash League. The Scorchers can be recognized by their orange colored kit. The team has been successfully captained and coached by Marcus North and Mickey Arthur respectively. Most of the home matches of the Scorchers are played at their home ground known as WACA Ground that has a capacity of 22,000.
The team is made up of some of the renowned players including Herchelle Gibbs, Michael Hussey, Simon Katich, Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach, Paul Collingwood, Marcus North, Luke Rochi as well as Michael Beer.
This team started the 2011-12 Big Bash League season rather poorly, having lost to the Hobart Hurricanes by 31 runs in the opening match held at the WACA ground. But, they won five games in a row, finishing the inaugural season at the top of the ladder, and even securing a home final. Later on, the team won the semi final match against the Melbourne Stars by 11 runs, failing to win the grand final against the Sydney Sixers by 7 wickets.
Most of the men were recruited from the Western Australia Cricket team, with the additions of players like Simon Katich and Herschelle Gibbs other than Paul Collingwood. Since 2007-08 season, Brad Hogg was recruited in spite of having not played any state or international cricket matches.
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