Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Melbourne Stars sign English international

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The Melbourne Stars have secured English world cup winner Tom Curran for the next two seasons.

Curran, part of England’s 2019 World Cup winning squad, becomes the club’s first pre-signing under new Big Bash rules which allow one international to be signed ahead of the Overseas Player Draft.

The fast-bowling allrounder was identified as an elite talent early by England, making his T20, ODI and test debut at the age of just 22.

Curran has played 196 T20 matches with experience all around the world including the IPL, the Hundred, T20 Blast, PSL and numerous BBL stints with the Sydney Sixers.

“Tom has proven himself as a world class performer for a number of years now and we are ecstatic that he has chosen the Stars for KFC BBL|14 and BBL|15,” said Blair Crouch, Melbourne Stars General Manager.

“We’ve seen him prove himself in Australian conditions during his time with the Sixers and we can’t wait to see what he can do in front of our home fans at the MCG.”

Curran has taken 51 wickets in just 36 matches in the BBL plus strikes at over 143 with the bat.

“I’m really looking to getting out to Australia in a few months and playing at the MCG which will be a great honour to call my home ground,” Curran said.

“You want to come in as an overseas player and have an impact and help win games, it’ll be a joy not having to bowl to Maxwell and Stoinis!”

Curran will be available for the entire BBL season plus finals.

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