Hard-hitting Perth Scorchers recruit Colin Munro will start his Big Bash campaign as an opener but is happy to bat anywhere once the full squad is available.
The destructive New Zealand left-hander will partner up with diminutive gloveman Josh Inglis when the Scorchers take on Melbourne Renegades in Hobart on Saturday.
Fellow imports Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone have begun their 14-day quarantine period in Brisbane after arriving from South Africa following England’s cancelled limited-overs tour.
They will link up with the squad for the South Australia leg of the tournament in the aim of playing against the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval on December 28.
Munro, who arrived in Hobart on a charter flight from Sydney today, has opened the batting for his country in his last 33 Twenty international appearances but has experience everywhere in the top seven.
“I’m happy to bat anywhere the team needs,” Munro said.
“I’m pretty flexible in that regard. If that’s at the top of the order at the start then I’ll do my best, then when the Poms get here I’ll jump in at three or four or wherever that be as long as I’m doing what’s right by the team.”
Perth’s bolstered top-order and returning pacemen AJ Tye, Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson have the team equal-second favourites with the bookies.
Australian great Mark Waugh has tipped the BBL’s most successful franchise to win their fourth title, and Munro can understand why.
“If you look through our whole team, we’ve got a bunch of match-winners so anybody on their day can turn the match on its head,” Munro said.
“I think that’s what really turns teams into title contenders, having match-winners throughout the XI and even with the guys that are missing out.
“It’s going to be interesting to see what the final make-up of the XI for the first game is going to be and when we’ve got a full-strength side to choose from.”