One of the major signings for the Melbourne Stars in BBL|02 is none other than Victorian batting legend Brad Hodge. The T20 superstar has been lured back from our cross-town rival to his home of almost 20 years, the MCG.
The T20 mastermind is one of the best limited-overs batsmen in the world and will slot straight into the Stars line up.
Hodge only played five BBL matches last season after succumbing to a hamstring injury, but managed to do some serious damage when he took to the field belting 190 runs - including a high score of 72* - at an average of 47.50. The pocket-rocket is a proven match-winner, who boosts the team and will be a force to be reckoned with this summer.
With nine years of T20 experience, Hodge has played in 156 matches around the world for various domestic teams and is the second highest run-scorer in history with 4471 runs - second only to teammate David Hussey.
A thriving cricketer from a young age, Hodge was born and bred in Bayside and completed high school at St Bedes College. He now lives in Sandringham with his beautiful wife Meg and two young children Sophie and Jesse.