Perth Scorchers played their hearts out to finish second in the recently concluded Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21. After losing four games in a row, Scorchers made an outstanding comeback to meet Sydney Sixers in the final. The Turner-led unit has earned praise for backing their players to the hilt, and it has helped them achieve great heights in the last few years.
To the delight of their fans, four Scorchers players, namely, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Inglis, Ashton Turner, and Andrew Tye, extended their contracts with the club on Saturday. All four players played a vital role in helping the teams reach the finals. Behrendorff, Turner and Tye have extended their tenures for two years, while Inglis has signed a contract for the next three seasons.
Skipper, Ashton Turner has received applause from all quarters for his leadership skills. Besides, he played numerous noteworthy cameos at lower down the order. In 150 balls, he amassed 228 runs last season. For the unversed, Turner is just 16 matches away to complete 100 games for Perth Scorchers in BBL career.
Having undergone spinal surgery, Jason Behrendorff too made a remarkable comeback. He appeared in 16 games of 17 during the season. Josh Inglis, also, had an outstanding season with the bat for the Scorchers, amassing 413 runs at an average of 34.41.
“It’s great to have Ashton, Andrew, Jason and Josh re-committing to the Club, each of them has played such a crucial role in the Club’s success over its history and we continued to see how influential they were during our recent BBL campaign,” Perth Scorchers’ head coach, Adam Voges said.
“Ashton has shown great leadership over the summer as captain and all four players bring a wealth of experience to the group and are highly valued members of the team,” he added.