Stoinis to join Brisbane Heat?

Marcus Stoinis Melbourne Stars Brisbane Heat offer Big Bash League BBL cricket

Marcus Stoinis was one of the Melbourne Stars’ top performers in the 2017/18 BBL season

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The Brisbane Heat have put forth an incredible offer to try and sign Melbourne Stars all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.

The Stars endured a torrid Big Bash League (BBL) campaign as they finished at the bottom of the table after winning just two out of their 10 games.

However, Stoinis was one of the bright spots of their disastrous season as he scored 179 runs in five matches at an average of 44.75. He also took five wickets at an average of 34.

With that in mind, the Heat, according to ESPNcricinfo, have tabled a multi-year deal that is believed to be worth approximately AUD 200,000 (approximately USD 156,000 approx) a season.

The Heat have made a move for Stoinis as they have room in their salary cap.

But, it is understood that the Stars will do everything in their power to keep hold of the 28-year-old, especially as the English duo of Kevin Pietersen and Luke Wright ended their association with the franchise.

Furthermore, with batsman Peter Handscomb’s contract having expired, the BBL team will be desperate to retain as many of their star performers as possible.

Meanwhile, Hobart Hurricanes all-rounder Dan Christian has attracted a lot of attention following his solid season.

Christian accumulated 216 runs in 12 games at an average of 27 and also claimed 11 wickets at an average of 26.63.

Given his all-round efforts, the Stars, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers have expressed their interest in signing the 34-year-old.

With so much competition, the Hurricanes, who lost to the Adelaide Strikers in the final, will have to find a way to retain the all-rounder’s services.

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