BBL 2024-25 – Tom Curran joins Melbourne Stars on two-year deal

Allrounder Tom Curran has signed a two-year cope with Melbourne Stars within the BBL, committing to play the total length of the event.

Curran has beforehand performed 4 seasons for Sydney Sixers however was caught up in controversy within the 2023-24 marketing campaign when he was suspended for 4 matches for intimidating an umpire and his event was later ended by a knee damage. In 36 BBL matches he has taken 51 wickets at 19.76 with an economic system of 8.25 and scored 359 runs at a strike-rate of 143.60.

Curran joins beneath the BBL’s new multi-year contract choice which permits golf equipment to signal one abroad participant earlier than the draft. Any participant becoming a member of beneath the brand new settlement has to remain for your entire event – together with finals – from the 2025-26 season though Curran will achieve this for each years of his deal.

“I am actually trying to getting out to Australia in a couple of months and enjoying on the MCG which might be an excellent honour to name my house floor,” Curran mentioned. “You need to are available in as an abroad participant and have an effect and assist win video games, it will be a pleasure not having to bowl to Maxwell and Stoinis.”

In an interview carried out by Stars, Curran added that Glenn Maxwell had performed a key function in encouraging him to hitch the membership when the pair frolicked collectively for Royal Challenges Bengaluru within the IPL.

“I used to be on the IPL with Maxi on the time and I knew Peter Moores was the coach – who I’ve by no means labored with however who I’ve heard nice issues about,” he mentioned. “I had a good concept of which gamers had been a part of crew having performed a good bit in opposition to the Stars over time. After the preliminary chat it did not take too lengthy for me to resolve to be sincere.”

Stars will want a brand new captain for subsequent season after Maxwell stood down following final 12 months’s marketing campaign which noticed Stars end sixth. Marcus Stoinis has confirmed his curiosity within the function.

Stars have the primary choose within the abroad draft which is able to happen early in September.

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