Melbourne Stars on Tuesday announced penning a deal with the young pacer Liam Hatcher for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League. The 24-year-old from New South Wales will be joining the side ahead of the season start from December 10.
After his signing, Melbourne Stars also completed their roster for 2020-21 season of the BBL. The club also announced a contract extension with batsman Nick Larkin and bowler Jackson Coleman.
“I’m pretty excited to be joining the Melbourne Stars ahead of the upcoming season,” Hatcher said.
“I’d heard lots of good things about the club and the environment through Nick Larkin and I’m looking forward to meeting up with the players and coaches ahead of our first match in Canberra,” he added.
Stars’s head coach David Hussey also welcomed the young pacer on the board saying:
“We’re glad to have Liam on board this season and he’ll add further depth to our bowling stocks,”
“Nick Larkin and Jackson Coleman have been great contributors for the club and we’re glad to have them confirmed until the end of BBL|11. They both bring different skills to our squad,” he added.
Melbourne Stars squad: Glenn Maxwell (C), Jonny Bairstow (ENG), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan (AFG), Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran (WI), Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.