BBL 2017/18: Scorchers Captain Adam Voges Announces His Retirement from the League
Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges announced his retirement from the Big Bash League (BBL) cricket. Notably, Scorchers lost Hobart Hurricanes by 71 runs in the semifinal clash at Perth. Voges admitted that he is disappointed he couldn’t retire with another title.
Voges had played a crucial part in the Scorchers’ success over the past seven seasons. He had helped the franchise make the finals every campaign in a fantastic run that had included three titles.
Voges retired from Sheffield Shield ranks last summer and said it was now time for him to end his T20 career too.
“It’s a disappointing way to end, but I’ve had so many good memories. It would have been nice to finish on a better note, but you don’t always get to write your own script, ” Voges said.
The 38-year-old Voges further added it was a terrific effort to make it to the finals every year.
“To be able to play in three premiership-winning teams, and to make finals every year is a terrific effort in itself,” he added.
However, Voges feels Scorchers need to do a couple of different things.
“I know most of our squad is already contracted for next year. But I think there are one or two spots that we can strengthen our squad in. Me opening up a spot will allow Justin Langer and the team to do that,” Voges stated.
Voges admitted his love of WA cricket meant he wanted to stay involved in some capacity. But for now, he is not sure what that looked like. Scorchers fought well to finish on top of the table despite injury issues.
But, Scorchers ploy to play five seamers failed miserably against the Hurricanes. Scorchers were bowled out for 139 in reply to Hobart’s 210 for four.
Voges stressed that though the bowlers had an off day, they were superb throughout the season. He further added they didn’t deserve to be judged harshly.
The Scorchers will play all of their home games at Optus Stadium next season, and Voges said the team must get used to playing there.
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