“It’s an exciting day for the Melbourne Stars to announce our partnership with OPPO – we’re thrilled to have a global leader in innovation and such a huge supporter of world cricket come on board as a co-major partner for both our men’s and women’s teams,” Cooper said.

“There is such a natural alignment between Big Bash and technology – which we’ve seen already through our partnership with Optus.

“Whether it’s watching the game, looking up the scores and stats, capturing important moments or just sporting your Team Green colours, your smartphone is your sporting companion.”

OPPO has been partnered with the International Cricket Council since 2016 and continues to promote and invest in Cricket around the world.

Teira Humby, marketing & partnerships co-ordinator at OPPO Australia, believes the Melbourne Stars are the perfect cricket partner for OPPO in Australia and is hoping to achieve great things with the club.

“We know how passionate Aussies are about cricket and we are delighted to bring our love of the sport to Australia.

“Sport plays a huge part in what being an Australian means, and whether you’re at the stadium or at home, we can’t wait to bring our customers new opportunities, experiences and content in partnership with the Stars.

“We’re thrilled to get behind the team and believe the stars will align for us this season as we look to achieve great things together,” Humby said.

The first opportunity to see OPPO in full flight with the Melbourne Stars will be the New Year’s Day Derby at the MCG, where both the WBBL and BBL teams will take on cross-town rivals the Melbourne Renegades.