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BRESNAN REPLACES YORKSHIRE TEAM-MATE AT PERTH

Scorchers move to replace David Willey who is set to join England's ODI squad

Tim Bresnan will replace David Willey - who is joining up with England’s ODI squad - as the Scorchers’ overseas player for the remainder of the Big Bash season.

Bresnan, who spent time with Perth in BBL|04 and also replaced Willey in last year’s victorious campaign, will be available for their match against Sydney Thunder on January 11.

Scorchers coach Justin Langer says he is delighted to have “outstanding bloke” Bresnan back in the squad.

“The trend of the Scorchers getting players back who have been with us before has worked well in the past.”

“Tim was with us last year he’s a great professional and an outstanding bloke, when I told the players everyone was really excited because he’s the consummate team man.

“It was a short turn around for Tim to get to Australia but he was happy to do it because I think he had such a great time last year. It was a bit harder to convince Hannah, his wife after just having their third child but it was great to get him back on board.

“We’ve said all along we would only get one international player this BBL, but after injuries to Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jason Behrendorff ruled them out of the season and then the exciting news that Jhye Richardson and AJ Tye will be leaving us for the ODI’s meant we had to look at another option.

“We’ve known our bowling stocks could potentially take a hit, we’ve got some great local talent that we’re confident in, but we just need to maintain the depth of our fast bowling.

“Having someone like Tim come into the Scorchers squad will be a welcome lift both on the field and off.”

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