Perth Scorchers feel key will be taking early wickets

Australia's Perth Scorchers, which boasts of many a proven performer in their ranks, will look for early wickets when they face South African team Dolphins in the Champion League Twenty20 here tomorrow.

PTI| Updated: Sep 19, 2014, 21:41 PM IST
Perth Scorchers feel key will be taking early wickets

Chandigarh: Australia's Perth Scorchers, which boasts of many a proven performer in their ranks, will look for early wickets when they face South African team Dolphins in the Champion League Twenty20 here tomorrow.

With bowlers exploiting the conditions at Mohali yesterday against Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes, Scorchers' top-order batsman Mitchell Marsh said his team will look to exploit the conditions.

"We have got a good bowling attack that swings the ball and I think that's key here," he said touching the Mohali tracks which tend to favour the bowlers early on.

"It's important to get early wickets with that," he said on eve of tomorrow's game. He said the team has got "a really well rounded bowling attack" with plenty of options. For the Scorchers, a lot will depend on Adam Voges and the top-order batsman will look to come good on the Mohali track. Mitchell Marsh has the ability to tear apart rival bowling attack.

The Australian side also has experienced campaigner in Brad Hogg, who seems to be getting better with age, with Michael Beer, Ashton Turner, Joel Paris and Jason Behrendorff lending teeth to the bowling department.

"We are very excited and hopefully we can get off to a good start tomorrow," Marsh, brother of cricketer Shaun Marsh, said. About the team composition, he said, "We are probably the best squad that we have had so far travel for the CLT20 yet. All the young guys who are part of the side have experience playing at this level, so we feel we are more than ready now."

With KXIP skipper George Bailey pointing out that the weather was quite humid and warm even in the night game yesterday, playing in the day match tomorrow may be a big ask for players.

"The humidity is probably a big part especially for the young guys who haven't been here before. The wickets are a little bit different but I think the wicket here (at Mohali) plays beautifully. It plays well for both, the bowlers and the batsmen. We have got a well rounded squad so we are looking forward to getting out there," he said.

About his own form, Marsh, who is eyeing to play Tests for his country, said that during the past one year he had worked hard on his game and improved in some areas.