This isn’t just any signing – it’s a reunion with a legend. Stoinis, a 2021 T20 World Cup champion, has already etched his name in Stars history, sitting second in all-time runs and sixth in wickets for the club. Reaching 100 games? Just a formality for this batting beast, who’ll become only the second player to achieve that feat.
“Marcus is a marquee player, both on and off the field,” says Melbourne Stars General Manager Blair Crouch. “His experience, skill, and passion are invaluable, and he’ll be a crucial mentor for our rising stars.”
Stoinis’s explosive batting and handy bowling have thrilled fans for years, and his New Year’s Eve heroics are still etched in memory. He’s a rare breed – a match-winner who can single-handedly turn the tide.
This three-year deal is a win-win for both the player and the club. Stoinis gets to stay in familiar territory, while the Stars secure a proven champion and a role model for the next generation.
So buckle up, Melbourne! The Big Bash is about to get even brighter with Stoinis at the helm. Get ready for more sixes, more wickets, and more electrifying moments from the man who truly shines under the Southern Cross.