Lancashire and England Lions runner Matt Parkinson signed with Melbourne Stars for the Big Bash.
He will play half of the season for the Stars when Sandeep Lamichhane, a passer from Nepal, switches to the Bangladesh Premier League.
Parkinson has established himself as one of the leading limited bowling players in English domestic cricket. He was the second highest player to get the T20 B20 in 2018 with 25 butts at 16.60 and an economic rate of 7.32, which made him the leading bowler in the Royal Cup in London with 50 innings with 18 windows, while pressing their affirmations. for all the honors of England.
"I'm very excited to have signed for the Melbourne Stars, it's one of the biggest T20 competitions in the world and I can not wait to get there and meet the rest of the team." Parkinson said. "It's a competition I've seen and admired for a long time and one I've always wanted to play in. Having the opportunity to play for the Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground would be a dream come true."
"Although I've been very satisfied With my T20 form during the last years, I still have a lot to learn with the cue ball and this will be another fantastic opportunity to develop my game, learn from some of the best players. in the world and challenge me in front of a really big crowd. "
Legspin will play a key role for the Stars throughout the competition with Adam Zampa, who was called by Australia for the series against Pakistan, also in the squad.