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Perth Scorchers to play relocated Sydney Thunder, Sixers games at Metricon Stadium on Gold Coast

The Perth Scorchers will play their relocated matches against the Thunder and Sixers at Metricon Stadium after the WA border forced the BBL to move the Optus Stadium clashes interstate.

The two Sydney teams will meet the Scorchers on the Gold Coast for back-to-back matches, scheduled for January 5 and 6, with a start time of 6.15pm AWST.

The ladder-leaders played just one home game in Perth before strict quarantine arrangements for WA forced the men in orange on the road indefinitely.

Star allrounder Ashton Agar on Tuesday labelled the extended road trip “the hardest thing the team has had to do”.

Ashton Agar and Mitch Marsh.
Camera IconAshton Agar and Mitch Marsh. Credit: Steve Bell/Getty Images

“If you look over the history of the Big Bash, this is the hardest thing the team has had to do, no doubt about it,” Agar told SportFM.

“On the road the whole time, away from family, not really knowing what’s happening with the borders, Christmas away; all of these things are stacked against us.

“And I think we’ve used that to really bring the group together and just look after one-another and that’s what we’re doing.”

The 28-year-old said the players love spending time together, going out to get coffee or playing golf in their down time.

“We enjoy each other’s company, we care about each other, we look after each other and I think that’s what it is,” he said.

“We’re far more of a family than a cricket team.”

It comes as Queensland today recorded 186 new COVID cases on Wednesday, with the virus rapidly spreading through the Sunshine State. That number, however, is dwarfted by the 3763 cases in NSW and the 1503 in Victoria.

The Scorchers will face the Melbourne Renegades – boosted by the return of T20 World Cup-winning captain Aaron Finch – at Marvel Stadium tonight, before spending Christmas away from loved ones ahead of their next match on Boxing Day, also against the ‘Gades.

World Cup-winning captain Aaron Finch will return for the Renegades.
Camera IconWorld Cup-winning captain Aaron Finch will return for the Renegades. Credit: Kelly Defina – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Imag

Fast bowler Lance Morris joined the rest of the Scorchers team in Melbourne on Tuesday night after recovering from a side strain injury.

He has been named in the 17-player squad for tonight’s clash alongside in-form batter Kurtis Patterson – who experienced tightness in his quad during Perth’s win over the Hobart Hurricanes on Monday – is also featured.

A decision on his availability will be made closer to the 4.15pm AWST start time.

The match will air live and free on Seven.

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