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Scorchers look to future
Scorchers look to future

Perth Scorchers could field a vastly different line-up next season as several senior players consider their futures.

Four players from the team which lost Saturday's Big Bash League final to Brisbane are over 35 and yet to commit for next season.

Simon Katich (37), Mike Hussey (37) and fan favourite Brad Hogg (42 next month) are approaching the end of their careers.

South African Herschelle Gibbs, who missed the final with a ham- string injury, is 38, and Alfonso Thomas (36 next month) will return to England and has not signalled his BBL intentions.

Considered by many to have a squad too old to have a major impact when the inaugural BBL began in late 2011, the Scorchers have proved their doubters wrong in making successive finals.

Katich, who took over the captaincy in the wake of a disastrous Champions League campaign in South Africa late last year, said he would consider his future soon.

The lure of another Champions League campaign in India later this year is sure to play a role in some of the players' decisions.

"I'll let the dust settle first. The boys were fantastic and as long as I feel I can contribute, I'll consider that," Katich said.

"I haven't looked that far in front. I was hoping (the final) would've gone to plan but it didn't and that's cricket unfortunately.

"You've got to cop that on the chin and hopefully we can improve on that come later in the year when we get our chance in India."

Katich said he hoped the Scorchers' results had earned the team redemption after its campaign in South Africa was marred by poor off-field behaviour and average on-field performances.

They lost the opening two games of the BBL season, but won five of their remaining six to qualify for the finals.

The Scorchers won a thrilling semifinal over Melbourne Stars before a meek batting display cost them a maiden BBL title.

Set 168 for victory, they started slowly and limped to 9-133 from their allotted 20 overs.

Only Adam Voges (49 from 32 balls) enjoyed any real success against Brisbane's bowlers.

"It's a big turnaround from not qualifying for the semis there (in South Africa)," Katich said.

"In a tough eight-team competition we've got to the last two.

"It's no consolation but at least there's some sort of positive out of it in giving ourselves a chance rather than not being in the mix at all."

·Western Fury lost the women's Twenty20 final to NSW Breakers by five wickets on Saturday.

WA cricket remains without a trophy in the last nine years since the Warriors' one-day win over Queensland in 2004.

"I'll let the dust settle first ... as long as I feel I can contribute, I'll consider that."" Scorchers skipper *Simon Katich *