Stephen Fleming helps lure Dwayne Bravo to Melbourne Stars

Dwayne Bravo takes flight Getty Images

Dwayne Bravo has moved across Melbourne, switching the Renegades for the Stars, ahead of the 2018-19 Big Bash with Stephen Fleming's presence as coach a major lure for the allrounder who has committed to the entire tournament.

Bravo, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, completes the Stars' overseas names for the forthcoming season, joining the legspin duo of Matt Parkinson and Sandeep Lamichhane who will share a spot.

Bravo has formed a strong relationship with Fleming through their time with Chennai Super Kings, the current IPL champions.

"I've worked with Dwayne for a number of years in the IPL and have always thought he'd be a great addition to the Stars dressing room," Fleming said. "He's obviously got his flamboyant side, which is great entertainment for the crowd and can really lift the energy on-field, but it's his attacking style with both the bat and ball that can turn a game.

"We have a lot of brilliant young players coming through at the Stars and balancing that we're bringing in one of the most experienced T20 players in the world."

The Stars finished bottom in last year's BBL - with just two victories in 10 matches - and are putting a large stock in legspin to help turn their fortunes around, but will also hope for a significant impact from Bravo's death-bowling skills and middle-order striking.

"I've worked with Stephen Fleming before, he's a great coach and I'm sure we can do great things together at the Stars," Bravo said.

This season's tournament has expanded to include a full slate of home-and-away matches with the competition beginning on December 19 and finishing on February 17.