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Last Updated: 18/07/11 12:16pm

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Wright: becomes Melbourne's first overseas signing for this year's KFC T20 Big Bash League

Wright: becomes Melbourne's first overseas signing for this year's KFC T20 Big Bash League

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The Melbourne Stars have announced the signing of England all-rounder Luke Wright for this year's KFC T20 Big Bash League.

The 26-year-old was part of England's successful World Twenty20 team in the Caribbean last year and boasts a highest score of 103 in the format.

Wright, who has played 46 one-dayers and 30 T20 games for his country, is the first overseas player to be added to the Stars squad.

"Wright is an impressive young man who can open the batting or bowling," said Melbourne coach Greg Shipperd.

"He provides options for the team as he can play any role through the middle to finishing overs. We are extremely pleased to have him as one of our foundation players."

Melbourne, who already included Australia one-day internationals David Hussey, Cameron White and Adam Voges in their ranks, have also signed Victorian bowling trio James Pattinson, John Hastings and Clint McKay.

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