Liam Livingstone signs with Perth Scorchers for 2019-20 BBL

Liam Livingstone, the England and Lancashire batsman, has signed with the Perth Scorchers for the upcoming season of Big Bash League. Livingstone is the first international signing for Scorchers this season.

"It's a tournament I've always wanted to play in so I can't wait to get to Perth," Livingstone said. "I've spent a winter in Perth, I know the place well and I'm looking forward to getting back there. I can't wait to see everyone at The Furnace this summer and hopefully I can provide some entertainment for the members and fans."

Livingstone has scored 1,774 T20 runs at a strike rate of 140.90 across 76 matches. The 26-year-old has played with Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League and with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in 2019.

"We're very pleased to have secured Liam for the upcoming season," Head coach Adam Voges said. "He has performed really well in T20 cricket all around the world over the past 12 months.

"Liam's a great all-round package, he'll give us some aggression at the top of the order, he's a handy spinner and a fantastic fielder. We're excited about what Liam can bring to the Scorchers this season and I'm sure he'll become a fan favourite very quickly."

Perth Scorchers Squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Fawad Ahmed, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Bancroft, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman.