Perth Scorchers on Monday announces signing the Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the period of four years. The 29-year-old signed the long-term deal and hence he will be associated with the franchise until the 2025 season.
Marsh is one of the notable players of Scorchers and even helped them win three Big Bash League titles in 2011, 2012 and 2016 respectively. So it was an obvious and rather a predictable decision by the club to sign the max-contract with the all-rounder and extend the association with him.
“I’m a very proud West Australian, I love representing the Scorchers and playing in front of our home crowds in Perth,” Marsh said.
“We’ve been a very successful club over a long period of time, the support we get from our fans is incredible, so it was an easy decision to sign on for another four years” he added.
Marsh was made the skipper of the Scorchers team in 2018 but he pawned it on to Ashton Turner in order to recover from an injury. Despite recovering from his injury, he didn’t take back the captaincy, instead allowed him to lead the side throughout the season.
He has so far played 55 matches for the Scorchers and scored 1429 runs at an average of 38.85, including his highest score 93* against the Brisbane Heat in the ongoing edition.
“He’s an important player and we’ve seen over the past couple of games how much influence he has in matches,” Scorchers’ head coach Adam Voges said.
“We know how proud and passionate Mitch is about playing for the Scorchers, he brings a wealth of talent and experience to our team and is a much-loved member of our squad,” he concluded.