Maddinson is Stars' first recruit as they look to bounce back from frustrating Big Bash

Nic Maddinson has signed a three-year deal with Melbourne, who are facing an overhaul of their playing staff following a disappointing showing in BBL07


Nic Maddinson has joined Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars have begun their rebuilding process by signing Nic Maddinson from the Sydney Sixers for this year's Big Bash.

Maddinson has signed a three-year deal with the Stars, who are facing an overhaul of their playing staff following a disappointing showing in BBL07.

The batsman has an average of 25.45 from 56 Big Bash innings, striking at 133.30.

"I have very much enjoyed my time at the Sydney Sixers over the last several years and am very grateful for the opportunities they have given me. While it was a very difficult decision to leave, I now look forward to taking on new challenges at the Melbourne Stars," said Maddinson.


Maddinson moves from Sydney Sixers

"I have some good friends in the Stars squad and I’ve heard great things about the culture that Stephen Fleming, the coaching staff and the leadership team has created. My focus will be on helping the Melbourne Stars win the BBL."

Stars batting coach David Hussey is delighted with the franchise's latest acquisition.

"Nic has been a consistent performer in the BBL for the past seven seasons and, with the departure of Kevin Pietersen, we knew he would be the perfect fit for our new-look batting line up next season," he said.

"With the MCG as our home ground, we need batters up the top of the order who can hit big, clear those boundaries and really attack the power play, which Nic has proven he can do. We look forward to seeing him in action for the Stars next season."



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