England’s Jason Roy signs BBL deal with Perth Scorchers


Hard-hitting English opener Jason Roy has been signed by Perth Scorchers for the upcoming Australian Big Bash League (BBL).

The 30-year-old Roy is the sixth England player to be part of the 10th season. He will join Liam Livingstone in Scorchers’ side, who represented the side last year too.

The No.1 ranked T20I batsman earlier this week secure a BBL deal with Hobart Hurricanes. Tom Banton (Brisbane Heat) and Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers) will also be part of the event. Alex Hales is also returning to the Sydney Thunder.

England is also scheduled to tour South Africa which will finish on December 9 and it is still uncertain about the players’ availability for their BBL teams

“The Scorchers squad looks very strong, I’m excited to be joining the club,” Roy said in a statement.

“Jason is a world-class performer who will bring added power and experience to our top order,” head coach Adam Voges said.

It must be noted that Jason has vast experience of playing T20 cricket. He has played 200+ matches. He has previously represented Sydney Sixers in the BBL back in 2015 and 2016.

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