Jonny Bairstow to join Big Bash League outfit Melbourne Stars … while fellow countryman Dawid Malan is poised to sign with Hobart Hurricanes
- Jonny Bairstow is ready to make the switch to the Big Bash League
- The England international will sign with Melbourne Stars in the coming days
- Fellow Yorkshire man Dawid Malan is also poised to join Hobart Hurricanes
- Meanwhile, Melbourne Renegades are showing an interest in Joe Denly
England Limited overs specialists such as Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan are expected to be announced as new recruits to the Big Bash League in the coming days.
The Yorkshire couple are set to sign for Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes respectively, with Jason Roy being chased by Perth Scorchers and Joe Denly understanding the interesting Melbourne Renegades.
Tom Banton and Liam Livingstone, two participants from 2019-20, will perform again.
Jonny Bairstow is expected to be announced as a new recruit in Big Bash in Australia
English players are in high demand across the eight Big Bash franchises as competition seeks to offset the home-grown players’ loss to international bubbles this winter by making more foreign signing contracts than £ 100,000 through the use of central funds .
Cricket Australia has appointed Trent Woodhill as a player acquisition advisor in an effort to attract imports of the highest caliber – Woodhill recently joined the Australian team as batting coach on the limited-overs tour of England.
The Mail On Sunday understands that the availability of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler has been inquired – although the English Test players will not be available due to scheduled tours through Sri Lanka and India in early 2021.