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Richardson expects Scorchers response



Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jhye Richardson anticipates a strong turnaround from his side's opening BBL09 defeat at the hands of the Sydney Sixers.


Perth suffered a convincing 8 wicket loss at the SCG on Wednesday night, and return home to play the Melbourne Renegades at Optus Stadium on Saturday.


Richardson told Sports Drive on Thursday there wasn't too much time to dwell on the first up loss.


"T20 cricket and the Big Bash moves very quickly, there's plenty more games to come and they come thick and fast."


The 23 year old said he was looking forward to the challenge of bowling to state team mate Shaun Marsh, who will play his first match against the Scorchers after his stunning defection to the Renegades in March.


"We know how much of a class player he is, he's shown over the years for the Scorchers how good he is in t20 cricket." Richardson said.


"We'll have our plans against him, hopefully we get him out nice and early because we know the damage he can do."


The Australian Test and ODI representative joined the chorus of players calling for the introduction of the decision review system (DRS) in to the BBL after team mate Liam Livingstone was wrongly adjudged LBW against the Sixers.


"It does take a lot of time out of the match, people want a fast and exciting paced game, it will take a bit of time to get the decision correct but I think for a few more correct decisions it would be a positive."


Both teams will be looking for their first win of the BBL summer, with the Renegades losing their season opener to the Sydney Thunder by six wickets.


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