Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars on Monday signed a the fast bowler Billy Stanlake from the Adelaide Strikers. He will be a part of the deal involving a trade of Daniel Worrall from Melbourne Stars to Adelaide in return.
The 25-year-old has played 39 matches in the BBL, and taken 34 wickets so far. He has remained as one of the premium pacers of the Strikers and also helped them win the tournament in the 2017 season.
After joining the Melbourne Stars, Stanlake said that he is looking forward to performing well for the side in the upcoming season. “The Melbourne Stars have been a very successful club for a long time in the BBL. While they haven’t lifted the trophy yet, they have been a serious contender almost every season and I hope I can contribute to taking that final step,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to meeting up with the guys later in the year and getting stuck into what I’m sure will be a slightly different campaign to normal but it’ll be great to get underway,” he added.
Melbourne Stars head coach David Hussey was pleased to see Stanlake’s pacer and variations which poses great threats to the opposition batsman.
“It’s never that nice as a batsman to have the ball coming down from that height at you and when Billy is up in the 140km zone with a good yorker and bouncer, he’s a very difficult bowler to contend with,” Hussey said.
The 10th edition of the Big Bash League is scheduled to start from December 3 and the final schedule will be released in the coming weeks.