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Cricket news - Renegades manage BBL coup, sign Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh will team up with Australia and Renegades captain, Aaron Finch, from the 2019-20 Big Bash season onwards

Shaun Marsh has joined Melbourne Renegades, the reigning Big Bash champions, on a multi-year contract, after having turned up for Perth Scorchers since the inception of Big Bash League in 2011. Scorchers finished at the bottom of the table during the 2018-19 season, which was also Adam Voges's first as the franchise coach after Justin Langer's exit.

Shaun, whose younger brother Mitchell Marsh is the current Scorchers captain, credited the time he spent with Aaron Finch, the Renegades and also Australia's limited-overs captain, for helping him arrive at what must have been a tough decision, noting how the Marsh family is synonymous with Western Australia cricket.

"I'd like to thank everyone at the Scorchers who have supported me over the years - it was a very successful period for the club," Marsh said in a statement on Wednesday (March 13). "But I'm ready for a new challenge and the opportunity to join the Renegades on the back of such a successful season is very exciting. I've spent a lot of time with Finchy and know the other guys well, so I'm looking forward to it."

Marsh, 35, played 37 games for the Scorchers over eight seasons of the BBL, scoring 1435 runs at an average of around 50, a strike-rate of 130 and a top score of 99 not out.

Melbourne Renegades head coach Andrew McDonald hailed the experience that Marsh will bring to the franchise. "Shaun is one of the most experienced players in the country and excels in white-ball cricket. His BBL record speaks for itself and he'll gives us even greater flexibility at the top of our batting order," McDonald said. "We've been on the end of a few of Shaun's big performances over the years so it's nice to have him as a teammate instead."

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