quick Liam Haskett gearing up for his debut in the Big Bash 2023.

The Perth Scorchers, who have clinched the KFC BBL title two times in a row, have finalized their squad for the upcoming season by signing the tall left-arm quick, Liam Haskett. They are aiming for an extraordinary three-peat with this squad.

The Scorchers are the hot favorites as they kick off their BBL|13 campaign against the Melbourne Renegades in Geelong on Sunday night.

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left-arm quick Liam Haskett Haskett , image source – getty image

Liam Haskett joins a high-quality pace battery.

With an impressive height of 200cm, Haskett now joins a high-quality pace battery alongside established Australian representatives like Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, and AJ Tye.

The team also boasts all-rounders Mitch Marsh and Aaron Hardie, along with the inclusion of express quick Lance Morris, who has been part of the Test squad in the past year.

The team, which has clinched the BBL title five times, has welcomed Haskett into its already solid squad. They’ve seen only a few changes from the previous season, with the departure of Cameron Bancroft to Sydney Thunder, Peter Hatzoglou to Hobart Hurricanes, and Cameron Green. On the flip side, they’ve gained the leadership of state captain Sam Whiteman from the Sydney Thunder and the promising rookie spinner Hamish McKenzie.

Perth Scorchers BBL|13 squad: Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Zak Crawley (England), Laurie Evans (England), Stephen Eskinazi (England), Aaron Hardie, Liam Haskett, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh, Hamish McKenzie, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Sam Whiteman, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye.

left-arm quick Liam Haskett Haskett secured his initial contract with Western Australia in May, and at just 22 years old, he smoothly became a valuable part of the team’s attack. Making his debut in the opening match of the season, he showcased his skills by taking 13 wickets at an average of 29.15 in four appearances in the Marsh Sheffield Shield. Notably, he claimed the wickets of Test stars Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne.

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Liam Haskett perth scorchers , image – getty image

“Liam has a lot of exciting raw attributes so we were keen to get him around the group,” Scorchers head coach Adam Voges said. 

“We’ve seen with WA’s Sheffield Shield side that he’s up to bowling against the best batters in the country, and we certainly think he has the tools to be a damaging limited overs bowler as well.

“Although his pace and bounce are especially well suited to Optus Stadium, we believe Liam is a bowler who can have an impact wherever he plays.”

Haskett added the chance he got to learn from the Scorchers international players this season would be “unreal” and will help him to grow more.

“I’m also excited to pick the brains of the fast bowlers in our attack, especially given how much I’ve already learned as part of the WA squad this year,” he said.

“There’s no better side to be part of as a young quick, so I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

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