World News – AU – Pucovski signs with Stars for BBL debut


Rising Victorian star joins for first foray into elite Twenty20 cricket with Melbourne Stars for BBL | 10

Victorian batting sensation Will Pucovski to start his KFC BBL career after signing with the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming season

Pucovski, 22, mainly focused on red ball cricket early in his young career in an approach that brought him closer to the Australian squad

The youngster will now bolster the Stars’ batting lineup as they seek redemption for the BBL final loss last year

« I am grateful to the Stars for giving me this opportunity to get involved in BBL, » said Pucovski

« It is always an exciting competition and I look forward to the opportunity to expand my knowledge with senior players from Australia and overseas »

Pucovski made his first class debut for Victoria in February 2017 and has spanned four centuries in his first 20 games

He has made 12 A-list games over 50, hitting his first century in this format against Gloucestershire last winter while touring Australia A tour of England that coincided with the World Cup at 50

His only previous experience in T20 cricket has been in the Victoria Premier Cricket competition with the Melbourne club In just four innings he had 171 points at an average of 4275 and strike rate of 123

The youngster has faced multiple concussions during his short career and has already taken time away from the game to focus on his mental health

Pucovski’s last concussion came in early February when his bat dug in the grass while performing a quick single and he hit his head to the ground while falling This remains his most recent match as he was sidelined for the remainder of the season before the COVID19 pandemic ended the sport

He is currently in Adelaide with Victoria’s Sheffield Shield side, which will play their season opener against South Australia starting on Friday

« Will is an exceptional young talent who has been talked about for some time at the highest level, » said Stars coach David Hussey

« Although he has spent the majority of his time so far in red ball cricket, we know he wants to continue to develop his game in all formats and we look forward to supporting him this season »

The Stars have been busy this offseason, losing Peter Handscomb to Hobart and trading Dan Worrall in Adelaide for Billy Stanlake

They have yet to sign an international player for the coming season, but general manager Nick Cummins is expected to announce international signings « within the next fortnight »

They have been closely linked with England wicket-keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow – who was ditched by his IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise for their last game overnight – and the return of Pakistani ace Haris Rauf

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