Melbourne Stars sign England’s Luke Wright for T20 Big Bash League

The Melbourne Stars have roped in England all-rounder Luke Wright as their first international signing ahead of the inaugural T20 Big Bash League.

Luke Wright is experienced Twenty20 player who has played 98 domestic matches as well as 30 Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

“Wright is an impressive young man who can open the batting or bowling”, said Melbourne Stars Coach Greg Shipperd.

“He provides options for the team as he can play any role through the middle to finishing overs. We are extremely pleased to have him as one of our foundation players.”

James Pattinson, John Hastings and Clint McKay have also been signed.

Melbourne Stars Coach, Greg Shipperd is delighted to have James Pattinson, John Hastings and Clint McKay to his attack.

“Our squad is almost complete and we are extremely pleased with the versatility of the players assembled,” Shipperd said.

About James Pattinson: “Young James is rapidly making his mark at this level. He is proven wicket-taker, developing batsman and sound fieldsman – he is a massive plus for the Stars line-up.”

About John Hastings: “John is a player who cleverly uses his height and varying pace which has already impressed in the Australian program,” said Shipperd

“With his creativeness and intelligence, he causes real pressure on opposing sides. He’s a really dangerous lower order player.”

About Clint McKay: “Clint has been out of action for much of the season; however he has an impeccable one-day record for his country,” said Shipperd.

“He is another who possesses some quality variations as well as being a handy lower order hitter with clean hands and a strong arm.”

Melbourne Stars Squad: George Bailey, James Faulkner, Jon Holland, John Hastings, David Hussey, Alex Keath, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Rob Quiney, Peter Siddle, Chris Simpson, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, Cameron White, Luke Wright.

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