Thursday, April 18, 2024

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 Every day Telegraph and confirmed to ESPNcricinfo, Maxwell advised team-mates following Stars’ remaining recreation of the season towards Hobart Hurricanes.

By then they have been out of rivalry 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 high rating was an unbeaten 35, whereas claiming seven wickets.

Stars are one among solely two golf equipment, together with Hurricanes, by no means to have received the BBL. They’ve been runner up 3 times, 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 fingers which isn’t what you wish to do on this recreation,” Maxwell advised Fox Cricket throughout the remaining recreation of this season.

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

“We really feel like we have had a adequate 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 impression 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 keenness and the drive, that is all of your searching for as a coach, and he is had that day-after-day,” Moores stated throughout the remaining 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 be out of contract with Stars nevertheless it’s understood that the membership are eager to re-sign him.

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