According to Daily Mail, Jonny Bairstow who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season of IPL is all set to join the Big Bash League franchise of Melbourne Stars.
English players are in demand with the eight Big Bash franchises as the competition looks to offset the loss of its homegrown players to international bubbles.
Big Bash League ready to pay more more overseas signings especially top English players
Cricket Australia under pressured from the official broadcast partners are going all out to sign the top quality players for the Big-Bash. The official broadcast partners of CA Chanel Seven had raised questions on the quality of players in the Big Bash this season. Citing the reason the broadcaster had put the Australian board on notice.
The increase in the price pot for the players will taken care by the Central Pool.
Cricket Australia have appointed Trent Woodhill as a player acquisition consultant in a bid to attract the highest calibre of imports possible – Woodhill was recently with the Australian team as batting coach on the limited-overs tour of England.
According to the report, enquiries are also being made to Ben Stokes & Jos Butler for Big Bash Deals. But both are unlikely to sign as they will be busy with the Test duties with the national team for the tour of Sri Lanka and India in early 2021.