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Melbourne Stars sign Luke Wright

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 18, 2011

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Luke Wright steadied England after a flurry of wickets, England v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, The Oval, September 17 2010
Luke Wright is the Melbourne Stars' first overseas signing for the Big Bash League © Getty Images
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England and Sussex allrounder Luke Wright will play for the Melbourne Stars in this year's Big Bash League.

Wright is the first overseas player to be added to the Stars squad and joins David Hussey, Cameron White and Adam Voges in the Melbourne ranks, while Victorian bowling trio James Pattinson, John Hastings and Clint McKay have also been signed.

Wright, 26, part of England's successful World Twenty20 team in the Caribbean last year and was also a member of their squad for the World Cup in the subcontinent. He also has plenty of Twenty20 experience with Sussex, having scored 1,139 runs - including one century - and taken 41 wickets for them.

"Wright is an impressive young man who can open the batting or bowling," said Melbourne coach Greg Shipperd. "He provides options for the team as he can play any role through the middle to finishing overs. We are extremely pleased to have him as one of our foundation players."

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Posted by Lees_Legends on (July 19, 2011, 11:53 GMT)

Wright open the batting or bowling??? Do they know who he is??

Posted by cmonaussiecmon on (July 19, 2011, 5:36 GMT)

Go the Perth Scorchers!! They will win for sure!

Posted by jonesy2 on (July 19, 2011, 4:51 GMT)

wha are melbourne playing at? ahaha im glad they have signed this guy he will make sure they are terrible.

Posted by Vernacular_Press_Cricinfo on (July 18, 2011, 17:37 GMT)

Sydney Thunders will win big bash

Posted by voma on (July 18, 2011, 15:55 GMT)

Well i hope he plays better for Melbourne than he has done for England , the word allrounder is being used very loosely here

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