The 46 year-old is currently overseas commentating on Australia’s ODI and T20i series in India and has signed up to play with Geelong Cricket Club later this year in preparation for BBL.
Hogg played every match in his first season in Melbourne, finishing with 8 wickets.
“Look out Melbourne, I’m coming back. I had such a good time during the last BBL season and the fire to compete is burning strongly. I can’t wait to get back into the sporting cauldron in Melbourne again with Finchy and the rest of the guys,” Hogg said.
Hogg underwent knee surgery earlier in the year but is recovering well so far.
“Recovery is going well. A little bit of maintenance is required these days to keep the machine running perfectly but I’m feeling good and looking forward to getting back into it. The Renegades members and fans were fantastic last season – I was blown away by the reception at Etihad Stadium,” Hogg added.
Melbourne Renegades Head Coach Andrew McDonald said Hogg played a key role in the side.
“Hoggy proved last year, as has done for many years, that he can still deceive some of the best players in the world with the ball. He’s an energetic and experienced presence around the group and we’re excited to have him back.”
The Renegades get their BBL season underway on 21 December against the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena.