Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner says Tuesday night's win over the Sydney Sixers proves they are more than a one-man team as Mitch Marsh was not on board to help them get over the line.
The Scorchers are priced at 7/4 to win the Big Bash League and moved six points clear at the top of the ladder thanks to the 10-run win over the Sixers.
Marsh has been a revelation for the Scorchers in BBL11 when smashing 225 runs so far and his form has resulted in a call up to act as cover in the Test squad for the Ashes.
It meant he was not available against the Sixers but the Scorchers still made it eight wins from nine games as other players stepped up to the plate.
Aaron Hardie impressed with 45 runs off 24 ball and captain Ashton Turner says the strength in depth is there for all to see.
"There has been a lot of talk about Mitch Marsh and rightly so," Turner told reporters after the win. "But I think, under the radar, a lot of our other guys have done an amazing job.
"We’ve had an even spread of run-getters and an even spread of wicket-takers. Everyone who has come in after not playing has had an impact.
"That holds us in really good stead for the back end of the tournament."
Meanwhile Sixers allrounder Dan Christian had an awesome night and can think himself very unlucky for being on the losing side.
He bowled a fantastic spell of 2-14 off his four overs and then went on to smash 73 runs with the bat, but it still wasn't enough to earn the win.
"It was nice for me personally to get some runs and Jordan Silk (16) to get some runs," Christian said. "We certainly didn’t play our best game but we still took them to the last over.
"We can still take out some positives."
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