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Voges set to play on for Scorchers in BBL|07

02 April 2017

Adam Voges captained Perth Scorchers to the BBL|06 title last summer // Getty

Perth Scorchers skipper Adam Voges has indicated his desire to continue in the Big Bash League after retiring from other forms of Australian domestic cricket

Adam Voges is set to play on in the 2017-18 summer, resuming the captaincy of the Perth Scorchers in the KFC Big Bash League.

Voges called time on his international career in January when appointed captain of the Prime Minister's XI for their T20 fixture against Sri Lanka.

But he confirmed at Western Australian Cricket Association end-of-season awards night that he would play on for BBL|07 with the Scorchers, according to a report in the News Ltd press.

Voges would be 38 when BBL|07 starts, with the Scorchers seeking to defend their BBL|06 crown, having won three of the past four Big Bash titles.

Voges had lost his spot in Test side in November after suffering a concussion while batting for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield, but his grip on the No.5 spot in Australia’s middle-order already appeared shaky following a lean run with the bat.

The 37-year-old then confirmed the 2016-17 summer would be his last in the Sheffield Shield and Matador Cup one-day competitions ahead of WA's final round match.

"This season has been particularly physically and mentally tough after being left out of the Test team and no longer having the carrot of international cricket to strive for," Voges said last month.

"After 15 years of first-class cricket, my mind and body have been pushed to their limit. I have given my all to WA cricket.

"Ultimately my form this season hasn't been good enough."

Voges scores century on debut

But Voges isn't hanging up the whites entirely, and will play for English county side Middlesex this winter.

Voges finished with a Test average of 61.87 from 20 matches, and paid tribute to WA coach Justin Langer at the state's end-of-season function.

"You made me get better," Voges said to Langer.

"To earn a Baggy Green cap and play 20 Tests was a dream come true and you played such a huge role and I'll be forever grateful for that, so thank you," Voges said.

"By far and away the thing that I'll miss the most is sitting in the change rooms after a hard-fought win and celebrating the success just like we did in that last game against New South Wales.

"It was a really fitting farewell and I couldn't have asked for a better way to end."


Test record

M: 20 | R: 1485 | 100s: 5 | 50s: 4 | Ave: 61.87 | HS: 269*

One-day-international record

M: 31 | R: 870 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 4 | Ave: 45.78 | HS: 112*

T20 international record

M: 7 | R: 139 | 50s: 1 | Ave: 46.33 | SR: 121.92 | HS: 51

First-class record

M: 202 | R: 13479 | 100s: 32 | 50s: 69 | Ave: 46.80 | HS: 269*

List A record

M: 184 | R: 5883 | 100s: 5 | 50s: 46 | Ave: 43.90 | HS: 112*

T20 record

M: 167 | R: 3785 | 50s: 17 | Ave: 31.02 | SR: 126.58 | HS: 82*

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2017-18 International Fixtures:

Men's Ashes Series

First Test Gabba, November 23-27

Second Test Adelaide Oval, December 2-6 (Day-Night)

Third Test Perth TBC, December 14-18

Fourth Test MCG, December 26-30

Fifth Test SCG, January 4-8 (Pink Test)

ODI Series v England

First ODI MCG, January 14

Second ODI Gabba, January 19

Third ODI SCG, January 21

Fourth ODI Adelaide Oval, January 26

Fifth ODI Perth TBC, January 28

Prime Minister's XI

PM's XI v England Manuka Oval, February 2

T20 trans-Tasman Tri-Series

First T20I Australia v NZ, SCG, February 3

Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena, February 7

Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG, February 10

Fourth T20I – NZ v England, Wellington, February 14

Fifth T20I – NZ v Australia, Eden Park, February 16

Sixth T20I – NZ v England, Seddon Park, February 18

Final – TBC, Eden Park, February 21

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