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The Melbourne Stars is 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, the largest cricket stadium in the world.[2]

Melbourne Stars
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Personnel
CaptainAustralia Glenn Maxwell
CoachAustralia David Hussey
Team information
Colours     Green,      Lime,      Black,      Silver,      White
Founded2011
Home groundMelbourne Cricket Ground
Capacity100,024
History
Twenty20 debut2011
BBL wins0 (Runners Up 2)
CLT20 wins0
Official website:Official Website

T20 kit

Current Season

MascotEdit

Starman & Starlet are the official mascots of the Melbourne Stars. In BBL|05 the Stars introduced a secondary mascot Steven Seagull after a seagull was struck with a cricket ball hit by Adam Voges during a Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers match in BBL|04 while the Stars were fielding.

2019/20 BBL squadEdit

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
53 Nic Maddinson   (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
36 Nick Larkin   (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 29) Right-handed
34 Glenn Maxwell   (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off-break International Cap
Wicketkeepers
54 Peter Handscomb   (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right armmedium fast International Cap
Ben Dunk   (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
All-rounders
Hilton Cartwright   (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Clint Hinchliffe   (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Jonathan Merlo   (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Pace bowlers
6 Nathan Coulter-Nile   (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast International Cap
Lance Morris   (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Pat Brown   (1998-08-23) 23 August 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Visa Contract and International Cap
Daniel Worrall   (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Spin bowlers
Sandeep Lamichhane   (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg-break Visa Contract and International Cap
Steve O'Keefe   (1984-12-09) 9 December 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Slow Left-arm orthodox International Cap
Adam Zampa   (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg-break International Cap

RivalriesEdit

  • The Melbourne Derby – When the league began in 2011, Cricket Australia decided they would place two teams in Melbourne. With the core group of players for both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry automatically became widely anticipated in Melbourne. The derby between the new two teams Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades quickly became hugely popular with big crowds flocking in to the derby matches at both of the MCG and Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. In the fifth season, during the first leg of the two derbies at the MCG, it drew a record crowd of 80,883 which is the highest crowd for any domestic cricket match ever in the history of the sport.[3]
  • Other Rivalries – Other rivalries include the Scorchers v Stars (following close finals encounters) and the Stars v the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder.

List of Melbourne Derby MatchesEdit

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
  •      Denotes BBL semi-final matches.
  •      Denotes BBL grand final matches.

Season ResultsEdit

Season Finishing position Finals
2011–12 4th Semi Loss
2012–13 3rd Semi Loss
2013–14 1st Semi Loss
2014–15 3rd Semi Loss
2015–16 2nd Runners Up
2016–17 4th Semi Loss
2017–18 8th Last Place
2018–19 4th Runners Up

DomesticEdit

SponsorsEdit

BBL Sponsors:

Years Kit Manufacturers Chest Sponsor Breast Sponsor Back Sponsor Shoulder Sponsor
2011–12 KooGa Energy Australia Jenny Craig Jenny Craig KFC
2012–13
2013–14 Dick Smith

Optus Yes

Mitsubishi Motors Dick Smith
2014–15 Majestic Athletic Optus Yes Majestic Athletic
KFC
Yes
2015–16
2016–17 Yes Optus Optus
2017–18
2018–19
2019–20

WBBL Sponsors:

Years Kit Manufacturers Chest Sponsor Breast Sponsor Back Sponsor Pant Sponsor Shoulder Sponsor
2015–16 Majestic Athletic rebel VicHealth Antler Luggage Optus rebel
Yes
2016–17 Yes Optus
2017–18
2018–19 Yes Optus Oppo
2019-20

Women's teamEdit

The Melbourne Stars WBBL team was captained by Meg Lanning in the inaugural two seasons of the WBBL. Leg spinner Kristen Beams took over the captaincy for WBBL|03 following Meg Lanning's defection to the Perth Scorchers. Beams resigned from the captaincy before the 2019-20 season when the captaincy was given to new signing Elyse Villani.

Imported playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  2. ^ "New Twenty20 Big Bash league to feature teams in pink, orange and purple as tradition is abandoned". Fox Sports (Australia). 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian.

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