Perth Scorchers sign Faf Du Plessis for the BBL Season 2022-23
South African batter Faf du Plessis has signed with the Perth Scorchers. Entering the squad as a replacement international player for the upcoming BBL Season 2022-23
Decorated South African batter Faf du Plessis will soon call Optus Stadium home. After signing with Perth Scorchers as a replacement international player ahead of the BBL Season 2022-23.
A powerful full right-handed hander, du Plessis represented his country 262 times. Also, captained the proteas in 115 games during an international career from 2011 to 2021.
The most experienced player on Perth’s list right now. Having played 311 matches and scoring 8074 runs four centuries, and 50 half-centuries.
The 38 years old has proven his class playing multiple roles but is the most at the home near the top of the order where his timing and clean ball striking rise to the fore.
Du Plessis is expected to be available for the first seven games of BBL 12, replacing English man Laurie Evans.
Perth Will launch its title defense against Sydney Sixers in a twilight contest themed ‘Home of the Champions’ on Saturday, December 17 at the Optus Stadium.
Faf Du Plessis quotes after signing for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League.
I am really excited to be signing with Perth Scorchers. I think the first thing that jumps to my mind is that Perth is Four-time champions, which is very impressive. Any player who plays around the world wants to win competitions, so it is a great franchise to be the part of.
I am also keen to come in and learn. Also, it is important to learn from other people and organizations, and find out why they are successful. I am also excited to share my experience and the things I have learned and hopefully that can be a great combination.
“Looking from afar, it looks like Optus is probably the quickest wicket in the world. Watching the World Cup, the bounce looked very, very steep Obviously, the wickets in South Africa and Australia are quite similar with more pace and bounce than spin, so it is something have grown up with and I am looking forward to playing in Perth this summer.
WA Cricket General Manager – High-Performance Kade Harvey said:
“We are thrilled to sign a player of Faf’s calibre at such short notice.”
“His record in T20 cricket speaks for itself. He can play in all conditions, bats anywhere in the top six, and has proven himself at the highest level for more than a decade. Faf has been outstanding when playing for the Proteas in Australia, and he is no stranger to the sort of pace and bounce that Optus Stadium offers!”
“We believe his versatility, experience and leadership will be really valuable to our squad, and we cannot wait to get him around the group,” concluded Harvey. Perth Scorchers squad for BBL 12: Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Faf du Plessis (international – South Africa),
The 12th season of BBL will start from December 13.
Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Tymal Mills (international England). Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Phil Salt (international England), Ashton Turner (captain), Andrew Tye.