Jonny Bairstow a 31-years old England, wicket-keeper and batsman, has served for England cricket team in every format of cricket. He made his T20 debut on September 23, 2011, against West Indies at the Oval Cricket Ground. Jonny Bairstow Joins Melbourne Stars for BBL 2020-2021.
Jonny Bairstow was currently playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. However, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) weren’t able to qualify for finals they beaten by Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Semifinals of IPL 2020.
Bairstow said in an interview that: “I’m 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 be a part of it finally. 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-19. So I hope the Stars can bring some of the fun back over summer and put a smile on people’s faces,”. The head coach for Melbourne Stars David Hussey stated that it would be a great addition to the team in both batting and the keeping gloves.
Melbourne Stars Squad
Glenn Maxwell (C), Jonny Bairstow (ENG), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.