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Scorchers sign England’s Bresnan for BBL duty

SYDNEY, Jan 2, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Australia's Perth Scorchers have signed English bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan as their international Big Bash League Twenty20 replacement player for David Willey, the club said on Monday.

Bresnan will be available to play for the Scorchers in their January 11 BBL game against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba, with Willey unavailable due to England team commitments.

Willey has been called into England's squad for the ODI and T20 International series in India later this month.

Fast-medium bowler Bresnan, 31, has represented England across all three formats, with 23 Tests, 85 ODIs and 34 Twenty20 internationals.

Bresnan was the third leading wicket-taker in last year's T20 Blast in England with 21 dismissals. He has previous BBL experience with the Hobart Hurricanes.

"(Tim's) international experience and first-class experience is a great asset for us," Scorchers coach Justin Langer said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)