MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Glenn Maxwell of the Stars reverse sweeps during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell has signed a new four-year deal with the BBL club, locking away his services with the Melbourne franchise until the end of the 2025-26 season.

The Stars announced the new deal on Friday, with the veteran big-hitter extending his decorated career as one of the greatest batsmen in the competition's history.

The 33-year-old is currently placed third on the all-time BBL runs leaderboard, having scored 2,673 runs at an average of 33.83 across his 100 matches in the domestic league.

Maxwell joined the Stars from cross-town rivals the Melbourne Renegades at the end of the first BBL season, and was appointed as captain of the club ahead of BBL|8.

The Victorian right-hander expressed his delight in further extending his tenure with the Stars.

“I'm thrilled to commit to the Stars for another 4 seasons," Maxwell said, via the club website. "I want to win a BBL title at the Stars and I believe we have the list to do that.

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"We've got a really close group with some of the best T20 players in the world and excellent support from the coaching team.

"Our members and fans are the best in the BBL and I can't wait to see everyone back at the MCG next season. The Stars have been part of my life for a decade and I'm already excited to see what we can achieve in BBL|12 and beyond."

Maxwell narrowly missed an inclusion into the BBL|11 Team of the Tournament following another stellar campaign, which was headlined by his unbeaten 154 effort against the Hurricanes to end the season.