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Whiteman Keen for DRS in Big Bash

Perth Scorchers batsman Sam Whiteman has added his voice to the growing list of names calling for DRS to be implemented into the Big Bash.

"Big Bash is obviously internationally renowned now, so it would be awesome to have (DRS) in to even out those bad decisions so the better side wins on the day. " Whiteman said on Sports Breakfast on Tuesday.

Calls for DRS to be used have come from all corners of the country, including Whiteman's coach Adam Voges, and former Aussie spin bowler Shane Warne.

However the wicket-keeper batsman is cognizant of the fact that it may not be a realistic option due to the cost of the system.

"It was brought up in some of the off-season talks, but the reason it was turned down was because of the cost. I think it’s thirty thousand dollars a game to put it on, so cost is a huge part of it not happening."

Ahead of the season opener, Whiteman was confident the Scorchers would improve on last season.

“It’s a bit of a different team this year, but some fresh faces have created a bit of excitement. The key is to get off to a good start - last year we were none and three - so the first few games are pretty key to get a couple of wins and then everyone can relax a bit and enjoy their cricket."

The Scorchers take on the Sydney Sixers in their first game of the season on Wednesday night at the SCG.

IMAGE: Perth Scorchers


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