Jason Roy to Play for Perth Scorchers in BBL

England batsman joins Liam Livingstone at Scorchers

Jason Roy playing for England

England batsman Jason Roy will play for the Perth Scorchers in the 2020-21 edition of Australia's Big Bash League.

Roy has previously represented the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder in the BBL.

“The Scorchers squad looks very strong, I'm excited to be joining the club. I've heard the environment of the club is awesome and that it's a place where everyone wants to help get the best out of each other,” said Roy.

He will play alongside England all-rounder Liam Livingstone at the Scorchers. The franchise have also recruited local seamers Joel Paris and Cameron Gannon.

Roy's Other T20 Franchises

Roy has also played for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in South Africa's Mzansi Super League, Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League, Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League and Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.

He was named in the Delhi Capitals squad for the 2020 IPL, but later withdrew.

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

“It's great to be able to maintain a really strong WA flavour to our Scorchers squad. Both Joel and Cameron bring plenty of experience and can fill a variety of roles throughout the tournament for us.”

Other England Stars in the BBL

Several other England stars will be involved in the BBL 2020-21, too.

Batsman Dawid Malan has signed for the Hobart Hurricanes. Batsman Tom Banton will play for the Brisbane Heat. Seamer Tom Curran will be with the Sydney Sixers. Batsman Alex Hales is returning to the Sydney Thunder.

Afghanistan Duo in the BBL

The Melbourne Renegades have revealed the return of Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for a fourth consecutive season. The Adelaide Strikers will have Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan back for a fourth successive BBL, too.

The 10th edition of the BBL is scheduled to start in early December. Whether the tournament will be played without spectators as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic remains in the balance.

This year's IPL and Caribbean Premier League were played behind closed doors for the same reason. The MSL and BPL have been postponed amid the pandemic.

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