BBL 2023-24 – Glenn Maxwell stands down as Melbourne Stars captain

Glenn Maxwell has stood down as Melbourne Stars captain following the membership’s failure to make the BBL finals.

First reported by the Each day Telegraph and confirmed to ESPNcricinfo, Maxwell instructed team-mates following Stars’ last recreation of the season towards Hobart Hurricanes.

By then they had been out of competition for finals following Adelaide Strikers’ victory Sydney Thunder over after they misplaced management of their very own destiny by dropping to Melbourne Renegades.

Maxwell, 35, has two years left to run on his present contract. This season he made 243 runs at 34.71 and a strike-rate of 173.57, though his prime rating was an unbeaten 35, whereas claiming seven wickets.

Stars are one in all solely two golf equipment, together with Hurricanes, by no means to have received the BBL. They’ve been runner up thrice, together with back-to-back in 2018-19 and 2019-20, and had the BBL8 title inside their grasp earlier than an astonishing collapse towards Renegades

“We left our run in another person’s arms which isn’t what you need to do on this recreation,” Maxwell instructed Fox Cricket in the course of the last recreation of this season.

“After the primary couple of years, having a lot dominance and never having the ability to recover from that last hurdle, it feels just like the final 4 years out of finals competition is sort of irritating.

“We really feel like we have had a ok record, in all probability have not had sufficient luck with accidents and timing, replacements and it simply all appears to compound on itself.”

Peter Moores, the previous England coach who was in his first season at Stars, praised Maxwell’s influence on the membership.

“Credit score to him, he comes off the again of a World Cup, and what a World Cup for him personally and Australia, however to get the passion and the drive, that is all of your on the lookout for as a coach, and he is had that every single day,” Moores mentioned in the course of the last recreation of the season.

“The Stars is the place he captains, and he is put his coronary heart and soul into it. I’ve had good laughs with him on and across the recreation, and in addition off the sphere, it has been nice enjoyable.”

Marcus Stoinis can also be out of contract with Stars nevertheless it’s understood that the membership are eager to re-sign him.

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