Perth Scorchers have signed England’s opener Michael Carberry for the Big Bash league later this year. Michael Carberry is Scorchers second international recruit, as they renewed their contract with Yasir Arafat for the tour which starts on December 18.

Michael Carberry has just played one International T20 for England but has played 100 domestic T20 matches at an average of 30 with a strike rate of 120.

This is what Carberry had to say-

“Justin Langer got in touch and said they’d love to have me on and I’m delighted and thrilled to get out there … it’s a fantastic opportunity,” Carberry said from the UK. I played there (at the WACA) last year, obviously, with the Test match and I thought it was very well supported by the English fans as well as the Aussies fans”

“I’ve always enjoyed Perth; I’ve been there a few times as a young player as well on training camps or playing club cricket. To be back again and to play as a home will be fantastic.”

This is what Justin Langer said on the appointment of Carberry

“Michael Carberry is another exciting inclusion into our Scorchers squad. We’ve stuck to the formula of looking for senior professionals available for the full BBL campaign and Michael fits that bill perfectly. He’s a dynamic top-order batsman, a cricket tragic – which we like – and a great athlete, so he ticks a lot of boxes for us”

“I’m incredibly happy with our squad and it’s a great outcome for us that we’ve been able to replace Simon Katich in the top-order with someone of the calibre of Michael Carberry”

“We have five or six of the country’s best young guns in one squad and they get to learn from some of the best senior players going around. That’s a pretty special opportunity for all involved. It’s also a great combination and holds a lot of promise for the short term and long term future of the club.”

Perth Scorchers squad (two to be named): Adam Voges (c), Ashton Agar, Yasir Arafat, Jason Behrendorff, Michael Carberry, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman.