BBL 2018-19: Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo joins Melbourne Stars

Bravo, 35, will don the green jersey for the Melbourne Stars and he is excited to join the new team.

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Dwayne Bravo. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Kartik Bansal

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Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who recently announced his retirement from the International cricket will be seen in action in the upcoming season of Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. Bravo who represented Melbourne Renegades previously will play for Melbourne Stars and has declared his availability for the entire length of the tournament. BBL season 8 starts on December 19, 2018, and will conclude only after a couple of months on February 17, 2019.

A seasoned campaigner in this format of the game, Bravo boasts of an experience of playing in a plethora of T20 leagues around the globe. A worthy all-rounder who packs a punch with his hard-hitting abilities in the middle order and can bowl with the new ball as well as at the death is an asset for any T2o side.

Excited to play for the Stars

Bravo, 35, will don the green jersey for the Melbourne Stars and he is excited to join the new team. He will be playing with his Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming at Stars and having known each other for all these years will aid both the team and the individuals.

“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,” said Bravo.

“The MCG is where it all started for me in Australia and I can’t wait to call it home over 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 the Melbourne derby,” he added.

Bravo a great addition to the side

Stephen Fleming, the Stars coach who has worked with Bravo for so many years at CSK is aware of what the all-rounder brings to the table. “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.

The Former Kiwi skipper relishes the acquisition for the Melbourne Stars which can be a major boost ahead of the new season. “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,” Fleming concluded.

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