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Returning international Colin Munro believes the Scorchers have the team to do what the women's side did, even without Mitch Marsh or Josh Inglis.

International Colin Munro believes the Perth Scorchers have the team to do what the women’s side did just days ago, even without Mitch Marsh or Josh Inglis.

The Scorchers come into this season having lost the last Big Bash Final against two-time champions the Sydney Sixers.

There hasn’t been a lot of change in the squad, but they have lost the experience of Jason Roy and Fawad Ahmed. In return, they have bought in ex-Renegades cult hero Peter Hatzoglou and English import Laurie Evans.

Evans brings 184 games of T20 experience with him, despite not playing an international match. Hatzoglou is coming off a breakthrough season in his first BBL, claiming the most wickets for the Renegades with 17 in BBL|10.

They’ll be looking to replicate what the Scorchers women did, who lifted up the WBBL Trophy last Saturday night after defeating the Strikers by 12 runs.

Top order import Colin Munro says he feels the pressure after Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine set the standard as a deadly opening duo. However he feels confident that if they can replicate what they did, it’ll go a long way to them also winning.

“If our boys can do anything nearly what they did, will go a long way to doing what they’ve done,” Munro said.

It could be a bit tougher for the Scorchers this year, with Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis potentially missing a fair bit of the tournament.

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Both were crucial in the Scorchers middle order last season, with Inglis scoring the third most runs (443 at 34.4 average) and Marsh the fifth most (315 at 39.4 average).

Inglis also picked up 13 dismissals behind the stumps (11 catches and two stumpings). Marsh began to take wickets towards the end of the tournament, picking up four at an average of 18.75.

Munro said whilst they’d be strong if they did play, they have full faith in their players to replace both.

“We’ve just got to wait and see if they are [available] then we’re pretty strong and if they’re not then it offers availability for other people to step up.”

Marsh is in red hot form this year, batting in the top order for Australia. In his 15 innings this year, he’s scored 560 runs at an average of 43.1, including 185 runs at the T20 World Cup.

Munro’s been impressed with his red hot form this year, saying the T20 World Cup Final showed how good he is.

“He showed in the final, six of the first ball, and he just backs himself, he’s such a big, strong, intimidating guy to bowl too.”

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