Willey to make Scorchers return

13 November 2017 03:41:44 EST

Perth Scorchers have confirmed they will only use one overseas player in this year's Big Bash League - Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey.

The Scorchers won the BBL title for the third time last winter when three Englishmen - Willey, county colleague Tim Bresnan and Ian Bell, of Warwickshire - all featured.

But Perth performance manager Ben Oliver confirmed the import limit would be one this year and added: "We're thrilled to have David back again - he is an exciting T20 cricketer and a great character who fits well with our squad.

"Our overseas players have all been very good, however, we have a fantastic group of local players who have performed exceptionally well.

"They love playing together for the Perth Scorchers and we have great belief in them individually and as a team."

Willey - who broke the English domestic T20 record for the fastest hundred with a 40-ball effort for Northamptonshire against Sussex two years ago - said: "I'm really pleased to be heading back to Perth.

"It's such a great competition and great place to play cricket and I absolutely love playing for the Scorchers.

"I was sitting at home on the sofa thinking about what the Scorchers side will be and that I might not get in the team now. The challenge to get in will be tough but that's good to be a part of."

The Scorchers are 4/1 to win the 2018 Big Bash League, with the Brisbane Heat 5/1 and the Sydney Sixers 5/1.

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