Melbourne Stars
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Nickname(s)Team Green
LeagueBig Bash League
Personnel
CaptainAustralia Glenn Maxwell
CoachAustralia David Hussey
OwnerCricket Victoria
Team information
CityMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Colours  Green,   Black
Founded2011; 11 years ago
Home groundMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Capacity100,024
Secondary home ground(s)Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Ted Summerton Reserve, Moe
CitiPower Centre, Melbourne
Secondary ground capacity25,000, 7,500 and 7,000 respectively
History
Twenty20 debut2011
BBL wins0
Official websiteOfficial Website

Home kit

Away kit

Seasons

The Melbourne Stars are an Australian Twenty20 franchise cricket team, based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australia's Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League.[1] The Stars wear a green uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Glenn Maxwell, recently achieved the highest individual score in Big Bash League history, scoring 154* against the Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG.

Season results

Season P W L NR Pts NRR Position Finals
2011–12 7 4 3 0 8 +0.254 4th Semi-finals
2012–13 8 5 3 0 10 +0.246 3rd Semi-finals
2013–14 8 8 0 0 16 +2.189 1st Semi-finals
2014–15 8 5 3 0 10 +0.336 4th Semi-finals
2015–16 8 5 3 0 10 +0.366 2nd Runners-Up
2016–17 8 4 4 0 8 +0.397 4th Semi-finals
2017–18 10 2 8 0 8 −0.926 8th
2018–19 14 7 7 0 14 −0.062 4th Runners-Up
2019–20 14 10 4 0 20 +0.526 1st Runners-Up
2020–21 14 5 8 1 24 0.140 7th
2021-22 14 7 7 0 26 -0.222 6th

Honours

Domestic

Mascots

Starman & Starlet are two of the official mascots of the Melbourne Stars. In BBL|05 the Stars introduced a secondary mascot, Steven Seagull, the year after a seagull was struck with a cricket ball hit by Perth Scorchers batsman Adam Voges during a match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers in BBL|04 while the Stars were fielding at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Rob Quiney, who was the first to the scene, immediately signalled that he feared the worst for the stricken bird as it lay motionless on the ground, before he delicately carried it over the boundary rope and placed it back on the turf. But just minutes later, the bird came back to life and started the walk along the boundary line, much to the delight of the huge MCG crowd.[2]

Squad

The current squad of the Melbourne Stars for the 2021–22 Big Bash League season as of 5 November 2021.

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
15 Joe Burns Australia (1989-09-06) 6 September 1989 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
36 Nick Larkin Australia Republic of Ireland (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 32) Right-handed -
All-rounders
Luke Wood England (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Overseas
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
23 Clint Hinchliffe Australia (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm unorthodox spin
32 Glenn Maxwell Australia (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off break
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
20 Beau Webster Australia (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium, Right-arm off break
Wicketkeepers
33 Joe Clarke England (1996-05-26) 26 May 1996 (age 26) Right-handed Visa Contract
Pace bowlers
24 Brody Couch Australia (1999-12-05) 5 December 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Trent Boult New Zealand (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast Overseas
7 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast
19 Liam Hatcher Australia (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Spin bowlers
88 Adam Zampa Australia (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

Administration and support staff

Role Name

List of Captains

As of 4 January 2022[3]
Name Period Mat Won Lost Ties NR %
Australia Cameron White 2011–2015 27 17 9 1 0 64.81
Australia Shane Warne 2012–2013 6 3 3 0 0 50.00
Australia James Faulkner 2013 1 0 1 0 0 0.00
Australia Brad Hodge 2014 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Australia David Hussey 2015–2017 19 10 9 0 0 52.63
Australia John Hastings 2017–2018 10 2 8 0 0 20.00
Australia Glenn Maxwell 2018–Present 33 21 13 0 1 61.76
Australia Nic Maddinson 2019 3 0 3 0 0 0.00
Australia Peter Handscomb 2020 1 0 1 0 0 0.00

Current captain listed in bold.

List of Coaches

Name Period Mat Won Lost Ties NR %
Australia Greg Shipperd 2011–15 35 21 13 1 0 60.00
New Zealand Stephen Fleming 2015–19 45 20 25 0 0 44.44
Australia David Hussey 2019–Present 23 13 9 0 1 56.52

Rivalries

List of Melbourne Derby matches
No. Date Winner Margin Venue Attendance MoM
1
7 January 2012
Stars
11 runs (D/L) MCG 40,227 David Hussey
2
7 December 2012
Renegades
8 wickets Etihad Stadium 23,589 Aaron Finch
3
6 January 2013
Renegades
9 wickets MCG 46,581 Aaron Finch
4
20 December 2013
Stars
76 runs MCG 25,266 Luke Wright
5
4 January 2014
Stars
9 wickets Etihad Stadium 42,837 Cameron White
6
3 January 2015
Stars
112 runs Etihad Stadium 33,734 Michael Beer
7
10 January 2015
Stars
3 wickets MCG 37,323 Glenn Maxwell
8
2 January 2016
Stars
7 wickets MCG 80,883 Luke Wright
9
9 January 2016
Stars
8 wickets Etihad Stadium 43,176 Marcus Stoinis
10
1 January 2017
Renegades
7 runs (D/L) MCG 71,162 Brad Hogg
11
7 January 2017
Stars
46 runs Etihad Stadium 44,189 Adam Zampa
12
6 January 2018
Renegades
6 wickets MCG 48,086 Mohammad Nabi
13
12 January 2018
Stars
23 runs Etihad Stadium 44,316 Kevin Pietersen
14
1 January 2019
Stars
7 wickets MCG 46,418 Marcus Stoinis
15
19 January 2019
Stars
6 wickets Marvel Stadium 38,117 Marcus Stoinis
16
17 February 2019
Renegades
13 runs Marvel Stadium 40,816 Daniel Christian
17
4 January 2020
Stars
7 wickets MCG 54,478 Adam Zampa
18
10 January 2020
Stars
7 wickets Marvel Stadium 30,388 Glenn Maxwell
19
17 January 2021
Stars
6 wickets MCG 14,979 Liam Hatcher
20
20 January 2021
Renegades
5 wickets Marvel Stadium 14,202 Mackenzie Harvey
21
3 January 2022
Renegades
5 wickets MCG 21,562 Kane Richardson
22
13 January 2022
Stars
6 wickets Marvel Stadium 10,014 Glenn Maxwell

Sponsors

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Back sponsor Breast sponsor Sleeve sponsor
2011–12 KooGa Energy Australia Jenny Craig
2012–13
2013–14 Dick Smith Mitsubishi Motors
2014–15 Majestic Athletic
2015–16 Yes
2016–17 Optus
2017–18
2018–19 Yes
2019–20
2020-21 Aussie Broadband MG Ritchie Bros.
2021-22 Nike Genius Childcare

International Players

Period Name Nat. Role Batting style Bowling style
2011–12 Jade Dernbach England Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
2011–18 Luke Wright England All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm medium
2012–14 Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast
2012–13 Dimitri Mascarenhas England All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
2013–14 Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm off-break
2014–18 Kevin Pietersen England Batsman Right-handed Right-arm off-break
2018–20 Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal Spin bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
2018 Matt Parkinson England Spin bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
2018–19 Dwayne Bravo Trinidad and Tobago All-rounder Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
2018–19 Liam Plunkett England Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast
2019–20 Dale Steyn South Africa Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast
2019 Pat Brown England Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
2019–22 Haris Rauf Pakistan Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast
2020–21 Dilbar Hussain Pakistan Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast
2020 Jonny Bairstow England Wicket-keeper-batsman Right-handed
2020–21 Nicholas Pooran Trinidad and Tobago Wicket-keeper-batsman Left-handed
2020–21 Zahir Khan Afghanistan Spin bowler Left-handed Left-arm unorthodox
2020–21 Andre Fletcher Grenada Wicket-keeper-batsman Right-handed
2021–22 Syed Faridoun Pakistan Spin bowler Right-handed Left-arm unorthodox
2021–22 Joe Clarke England Wicket-keeper-batsman Right-handed
2021–22 Andre Russell Jamaica Pace bowler Right-handed Right-arm fast
2021–22 Qais Ahmad Afghanistan Spin bowler Right-handed Right-arm leg-break

See also

References

  1. ^ "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Seagull makes brave comeback at the 'G". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Melbourne Stars Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com".
  4. ^ "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian.