Melbourne Stars acquires Dwayne Bravo

Melbourne Stars have acquired Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for the forthcoming Big Bash League season 2018-19.

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Dwayne Bravo has to switch from Melbourne Renegades to Melbourne Stars in the new agreement. The former West Indies all-rounder has made himself available for the full season, despite complaining about the length of the seven-week long tournament last year.

Dwayne Bravo will once again play under the coaching of former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming as both of them have a strong connection under the franchise Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League.

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“It’s almost Big Bash time again and I’m very excited to be representing the Melbourne Stars, I’ve worked with Stephen Fleming before, he’s a great coach and I’m sure we can do great things together at the Stars.”

“The MCG is where it all started for me in Australia and I can’t wait to call it home over the summer. I want all the fans to come down and support Team Green on New Year’s Day when we take on my old team in Melbourne Derby,” Bravo added.

The coach was instrumental in acquiring Dwayne Bravo for the Melbourne Stars. Fleming is excited To work with Dwayne Bravo again as they have good terms within them because of Chennai Super Kings.

“I’ve worked with Dwayne for a number of years in the IPL and have always thought he’d be a great addition to the Stars dressing room. He’s obviously got his flamboyant side, which is great entertainment for the crowd and can really lift the energy on-field, but it’s his attacking style with both the bat and ball that can turn a game,” said Fleming

“Dwayne can be lethal with the ball, plus come in at five or six in the batting order and add some real star power. I think he’s been consistently good in the Big Bash over the years, and last year he was one of the best performers in BBL with the ball taking 18 wickets with best figures of 5-28.

“We have a lot of brilliant young players coming through at the Stars and balancing that we’re bringing in one of the most experienced T20 players in the world. Bravo holds the record for most wickets in T20, has played 410 T20 matches and his leadership, having captained Trinbago to this year’s CPL title, will be a huge asset around the Club,” he added.


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