The 34-year-old Surrey batsman has replaced Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga. Malinga will skip this competition because of preparations for the World Cup next year in Australia.
The Big Bash is scheduled from from 18 December 2014 to 28 January 2015. Meanwhile, the World Cup starts on 15 March, 2015.
England’s current team-management has already made decision not to select him after last winter’s 5-0 drubbing in Ashes. Kevin Pietersen has decided to play as a T20 specialist.
Pietersen said: “Joining the Melbourne Stars was an easy choice for me when you look at the players we have and the amazing off-field support staff, and don’t forget our home ground, the MCG.”
Stars’ captain Cameron White said: “He’s a tremendous addition and will fit in really well.”