English import Joe Clarke is set to take on a permanent role at the Melbourne Stars. As he is set to be the Melbourne Stars wicketkeeper for most of the tournament.
An Unavailable For The Entire Tournament :-
Melbourne Stars local wicketkeeper Seb Gotch is battling a career-threatening finger injury and is likely to remain unattended for the rest of the tournament.
He had searched far and wide for wicketkeeping illusions including big-name foreign players. West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran had a short stint. With the Stars, last season but has been unable to make a comeback.
The job is sure to fall to Joe Clarke, who has placed all in this year’s PSL for Karachi Kings. Only 11 times in his six-year professional career. And just five times in T20 cricket.
He was placed in a County Championship match for Nottinghamshire this year but is primarily a part-timer behind first-choice Tom Moores, but Joe said he is up to the challenge.
Joe Clark said, “Knowing that my keeping was something that was on the backburner for the past few years.” “I went to Pakistan to play in the Pakistan Super League and was keeping for them, that’s something I look forward to doing here as well.”
A Leg-Spinning Pair Adam Zampa :-
Clarke will have the full keeping of the leg-spinning pair of Adam Zampa and Kais Ahmed, but they completed a quick stumping in one of the two warm-up matches played on Tuesday.
Coach David Hussey was distraught about the lack of knowledge on his coaching staff and could find reinforcements to help. But Joe Clarke was comfortable that with Hussey and assistant coach Ben Rohrer he would get the readiness job he expected.
Clarke said, “I have had a lot of fun working with him so far. “Although simply he didn’t do much to keep up with his day.
Just commuting with me and doing exercises that I do back home and stuff like that and make me feel as well prepared as possible.”
David Hussey is not concerned about Joe Clarke’s batting ability and is keen to forge an excellent opening partnership with Marcus Stoinis.
David Hussey said :-
Hussey told ESPNcricinfo, “Joe Clarke has done exceptionally well opening for Notts over the years.” “So hopefully they go to jail very, very quickly and they can open up the batting and lay a good foundation for our middle-order players.”
The pair shared a 95-run partnership in 11.4 overs against the Renegades at Junction Oval in the afternoon practice match on Tuesday. Joe completed his readiness ahead of his second stint in the BBL, scoring 64 off 40 balls.
He played three games as an early-season substitute for the Perth Scorchers last summer before the arrival of Jason Roy. His 34 off 16 balls against the Stars must have played a part in his recruitment.
“I loved it,” said Joe Clark. “Revealed that I’d love to play a few more games. But just provide a tester for the Big Bash League and how the competition goes was really good fun.”