Aug 31, 2013
Gibbs had a good outing in his first season of the Big Bash League in 2011 but failed to repeat performance last summer. North was also dropped after string of poor performances in the last 12 months.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, Simon Katich will lead the 15-man squad of the Scorchers with spinner Brad Hogg also named in the side, while Ashton Agar also featuring in the side. Scorchers also have South African fast bowler Alfonso Thomas rejoining their squad.
The likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Michael Hussey couldn’t be considered as they were selected by their respective Indian Premier League franchises Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings respectively. Pat Cummins is also out due to injury.
Perth Scorchers squad: Ashton Agar, Michael Beer, Jason Behrendorff, Burt Cockley, Liam Davis, Brad Hogg, Simon Katich (c) , Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Alfonso Thomas, Tom Triffitt, Ashton Turner, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman.