Melbourne Stars: Merlo to replace Webster for Heat clash

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Victorian Jono Merlo has been added to the Stars squad, after signing as a replacement player for Beau Webster.

Webster will miss the opening match of KFC BBL|13 due to commitments with the Prime Minister’s XI against Pakistan.

Merlo, who previously played for the Stars in BBL|08, returns to the club when he played 5 matches across two seasons.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming Jono back to the Melbourne Stars,” said Melbourne Stars General Manager Blair Crouch.

“He’s proven himself at the level and performed very well in our recent practice match against the Renegades.”

The Melbourne Stars play the first match of KFC BBL|13 on Thursday night against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba.

Melbourne Stars memberships for BBL|13 are on sale now. Click here for membership options.
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Current BBL|13 Squad: Scott Boland, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Dawson (ENG), Sam Harper, Campbell Kellaway, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Jono Merlo, Usama Mir (PAK), Joel Paris, Haris Rauf (PAK), Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Imad Wasim (PAK), Beau Webster

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