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Munro signs for Scorchers




The Perth Scorchers have added even more top order batting firepower for BBL10, signing New Zealand master blaster Colin Munro for this year's tournament.


The 33 year old is experienced on the domestic T20 circuit, having played 270 matches in the shortest format accross time in England (Worcestershire and Hampshire), India (Kolkata and Delhi), West Indies (Trinidad), Pakistan (Islamabad and Karachi) as well as for Auckland in New Zealand.


Munro previously played for the Sydney Sixers in BBL06, making the Scorchers his second Big Bash franchise.


The South African born left hander has also played 65 T20 internationals for New Zealand, scoring three centuries and eleven fifties at a strike rate of 156.44 - the fourth highest in the world.


Munro also bowls handy medium pace, making him an important addition to a Scorchers squad already featuring Englishmen Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy.


“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 addition, 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.


Perth Scorchers coach Adam Voges was delighted to welcome both Munro and Clarke to the franchise.


“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," he said.


“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.”


Perth commence their tournament on Saturday 12 December against the Melbourne Renegades.


IMAGE: Cricket Australia.



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