Big Bash League 2020-21 is all set to start from December 10th 2020 with the match between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers at stadium Blundstone Arena. All the eight teams are preparing hard for this year’s BBL.
In this process, the teams are singing international players for the league. Recently, Melbourne Stars has signed English Wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow played for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL and smoked 345 runs with a high score of 97 in 11 appearances. Behind the wicket, Jonny made 1 stumping and 7 catches too.
On signing with Stars, Bairstow said, “I’m really pleased to have signed with the Stars. I’ve always watched the BBL no matter where I’ve been in the world and it will be nice to finally be a part of it. I know the Stars are one of the competition’s profile clubs and have a track record of being in contention in finals.”
“The list is looking good and I can’t wait to get involved alongside Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa who I’ve been playing against during the IPL. I know Melbourne has been through a tough time over the winter with COVID so I hope the Stars can bring some of the fun back over summer and put a smile on people’s faces,” he said.
On the other hand, Sydney Sixers roped in Starc in their squad for BBL 2020-21. Last time Starc played in BBL was six years ago in 4th season of league.
“I’ve been watching from afar, the Big Bash, so it’s nice to be back involved this year and seeing the guys run around it’s a great product,” Starc was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
“It’s a great time of the year for cricket in Australia and the Big Bash just shows that level of cricket and I guess that excitement that everyone wants to watch. I was watching Steve and Josh get back involved last year, and still being around and involved with the club I saw a little bit of an opportunity to jump back in. I’m just really looking forward to being back with some of my really close mates that play for NSW and the Sixers. There’s some great people at the Sixers behind the scenes too” he added.