Perth Scorchers are the most successful franchise in the history of the Big Bash League. They have qualified for the playoffs nine times out of the past 12 seasons. Meanwhile, they have won the BBL a total of four times, which is one-third of the seasons that have been played. The Scorchers won the league in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2021, respectively.
Scorchers also ended as runners-up in 2011, 2012 and 2020 seasons. And with that much success in the league, the franchise has also stuck with the same set of players. That is why, unlike the other BBL teams, the Perth Scorchers have only had six captains since the beginning of the league. In this article, we will talk about the captains for the Perth Scorchers in the BBL.
List of Captains for Perth Scorchers
4. Marcus North (Captain in BBL 2011-2012)
Marcus North was the first ever player to lead the four-time BBL champion in the very first season in 2011. He was a member of the team until 2013, and he led the team in the 2011 season as well as some games in 2012. North led them to final of the 2011 season that they lost to Sydney Sixers. Under his captaincy, the Scorchers have played 13 games with seven wins, five defeats, and one no-result.
3. Simon Katich (led Perth Scorchers to 2013 win)
After Marcus North, it was Simon Katich who took charge of the captaincy in the 2012 season. He was fantastic with his leadership and took them to the final in 2012. Although they lost to the Brisbane Heat, it didn’t end here. In the very next season, 2013, the Scorchers won their maiden BBL title, beating the Hobart Hurricanes in the final under Katich. Thus, he was the first captain to lead the franchise to the BBL title. Under him, the Scorchers played 24 games, winning 12, losing 10, along with one tie and one no-result.
2. Ashton Turner (led Perth Scorchers to 2021 and 2022 win)
Ashton Turner is the longest-capped captain for the Perth Scorchers. He took the captaincy in the 2018 season. Under his captaincy, the Scorchers ended as runners-up in 2020 and then won the 2021 season, beating the Sydney Sixers in the final. Turner is the only player to lead Perth in 50 or more games. Under him, the franchise has qualified for the BBL final 2022-23 and won their fifth title beating Brisbane Heat. He has led in a total of 57 games, won 38 with a brilliant win percentage of 69.09, and lost only 17 with one no-result.
1.Adam Voges (led Perth Scorchers to 2014 and 2016 wins)
Adam Voges has been the most successful captain, not only for the Perth Scorchers but also in the BBL. He is the only captain to lead a BBL team to BBL victories twice. Under his captaincy, the Scorchers won the 2014 and 2016 seasons, beating the Sydney Sixers both times. Voges was captain for 34 games and guided the Scorchers to 22 wins and 12 defeats. He left the team after 2018, and Ashton Turner became the captain. Voges played 54 games for the franchise and scored 1129 runs.