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Morkel joins Perth Scorchers

Former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has joined the Perth Scorchers for the last three home and away games.

Morkel will replace Chris Jordan who has been selected for the England national side and will be available for selection from the match on January 26.

Coach Adam Voges said Morkel was at the top of the list.

“He brings a wealth of experience has performed really well particularly in the Mzansi Super League in South Africa where he was one of the leading wicket takers. Voges said.

“He was really keen to come on board, luckily I’ve played a bit with Morne over the years so we’ve got a good relationship he was super excited to get involved in the Big Bash."

“We’re going to get Morne to Perth next week and he’ll be around the group for a week or so before he plays so that will be great for him to get to know everyone and hopefully make that transition a bit smoother.”



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