Perth Scorchers suffer another blow in BBL 2022–23 when Tymal Mills withdraws due to a family emergency. Perth Scorchers, the defending champions, play the Sydney Sixers to start their season.
Just a few days before playing Sydney Sixers in the BBL season opener. The defending champion Perth Scorchers experienced a significant setback. Their standout pacer, Tymal Mills, has pulled out of the competition. Due to a family matter and won’t be participating in any of the team’s games. Perth Scorchers are now looking for a substitute player.
Opening hitter Philip Salt missed the competition earlier this month due to a shoulder issue. When Laurie Evans, the show’s star in the finals the season before. It tested positive to a drug test, the Scorchers suffered yet another blow. He was forced to split ways with the franchise as a result. The Scorchers have benefited nothing from Tymal Mills’ departure.
“The club fully supports Mills’ decision and sends its thoughts and best wishes to his family during this time. Perth is exploring its options to recruit an international replacement player,”Scorchers said.
Another well known player missing this season is Mitch Marsh, the Perth Scorchers’ all-time top run scorer who just underwent ankle surgery. Adam Lyth, a former England Test opener, will replace Phil Salt in the team, while South African great Faf du Plessis will replace Evans, it was reported last week.
Scorchers look at possible replacements
However, just the first two rounds of the competition will include the two participants. Another recent addition to Perth’s lineup is English wicketkeeper-batter Stephen Eskinazi. After Mills’ departure and Lance Morris’ selection to the Australian Test team, only Jason Behrendorff, Matt Kelly, and Scorchers all-time top wicket-taker Andrew Tye remain as options for pace.
Jhye Richardson’s recovery from a toe injury is also going nicely. He bowled ferociously on Monday, which is encouraging for the squad ahead of Saturday’s game against the Sydney Sixers, who finished runners-up the previous season. It will be challenging for the Scorchers to retain their championship in the current 12th season given the squad’s numerous injury issues.