English rookie Liam Livingstone has signed with Perth Scorchers for the upcoming KFC Big Bash season. Livingstone is from County Lancashire, England and can point to 1,774 runs in his 76-game T20 career with a 140.90 hit rate.
The 26-year-old came on stage in 2015, after completing 350 runs in just 138 balls in a one-day match for Nantwich, and represented his country twice in the shortest possible format.
“It’s a tournament I’ve always wanted to attend, so I can not wait to get to Perth,” Livingstone said. “I spent a winter in Perth, I know the place well and look forward to returning there.
“I can not wait to see everyone in ‘The Furnace’ this summer, and I hope to bring some entertainment to members and fans.”
Livingstone is the scorchers’ first international engagement for BBL | 09, with the right-hander already playing in 2019 with Karachi in the Pakistan Super League and Rajasthan in the Indian Premier League.
Head coach Adam Voges was thrilled with the prospect that the Englishman would miss the first missed final in BBL | 08 would bring even more power to the extreme.
“We are very pleased to have won Liam for the upcoming season,” said Voges. “He has done very well in T20 cricket worldwide in the last 12 months.
“Liam is a great all-around package, he’ll give us some aggression at the top of the order, he’s a handy spinner and a fantastic fielder.
“We’re curious to see what Liam can do for the scorchers this season, and I’m sure he’ll be a fan favorite very quickly.” The scorchers still have an international seat to fill for the upcoming season.