BBL - Heat v Scorchers
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Mitch Marsh of the Scorchers bats during the Men's Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Perth Scorchers at Marvel Stadium, on January 17, 2022, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mike Owen/Getty Images)
BBL - Heat v Scorchers

With BBL|12 under a month away, we take a look at one of the league's most successful teams, the Perth Scorchers. Winners of four titles, the team will bring back the same group of players who were part of last season's title.

Their squad includes Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Cooper Connolly, Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Lance Morris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, and Andrew Tye.

Add to the list trailblazing batsman Faf Du Plessis, fast bowler Tymal Mills and international Adam Lyth, and it's a team ready to become the only side to twice win the BBL in consecutive seasons.

In a double blow for the Scorchers, Mitch Marsh (ankle) and international recruit Phil Salt (shoulder) have been ruled out of BBL|12.

But in their absence, here are some of the key players to watch out for...

Key player

Andrew Tye

Since joining the Perth Scorchers from the Sydney Thunder in BBL|04, the fast bowler has been a key cog in the team's success. Last season, would be no different for the ageless 35-year-old, finishing equal third with 25 wickets at an impressive average of 16.96.

Whenever the team was in need of a wicket or looking to slow down the opposition's run rate, Tye would be the man to deliver. Possessing an outstanding slower ball, combined with excellent lengths, he is extremely hard to put away.

Currently sitting second all-time for most wickets (118) behind speedster Sean Abbott (125), Tye again will be called upon to deliver more trademark bowling performances.

Expect the veteran to make an impact in BBL|12, which you can follow intently thanks to bet365.

Player to watch

Lance Morris

Potentially one of the breakout players likely to make an impact this summer.

Morris is making an impression across all three formats at the state level for Western Australia. Expressing extreme pace and shooting the speed gun over 140 km/h consistently, the 24-year-old proves to be the X-Factor the Scorchers are eager to unleash.

Despite only 13 matches across three seasons, including two campaigns with the Melbourne Stars, there is plenty to like.

His dynamics with the ball will add a completely different dimension to the Scorchers' pace attack alongside Jason Behrendorff, Matthew Kelly, Tymal Mills, Jhye Richardson and the left-arm spin of Ashton Agar.

Look for him to tremble fear within opposition batsmen.

Key matches

Looking at some of the key fixture matchups, these are some to sit down and watch:

Saturday, December 17 v Sydney Sixers at Perth Stadium

Sunday, January 1 v Melbourne Renegades at Docklands Stadium

Wednesday, January 4 v Sydney Thunder at Perth Stadium

Sunday, January 15 v Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Sunday, January 22 v Melbourne Renegades at Perth Stadium