The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australia's Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League. The Stars wear a green uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the largest cricket stadium in the world.
|Colours||Green, Lime, Black, Silver, White|
|Home ground||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|BBL wins||0 (Runners Up 2)|
|Official website:||Official Website|
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.
2018/19 BBL squadEdit
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|28||Travis Dean||1 February 1992||Right-handed||—|
|36||Nick Larkin||1 May 1990||Right-handed||—|
|53||Nic Maddinson||21 December 1991||Right-handed||Slow left arm||International Cap|
|32||Glenn Maxwell||14 October 1988||Right-handed||Right arm off spin||International Cap|
|16||Marcus Stoinis||16 August 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium||International Cap|
|4||Evan Gulbis||26 March 1986||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|12||Jonathan Merlo||15 December 1998||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|47||Dwayne Bravo||7 October 1983||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||International Cap, Visa contract|
|54||Peter Handscomb||26 April 1991||Right-handed||—||International Cap|
|13||Seb Gotch||12 July 1993||Right-handed||—|
|51||Ben Dunk||11 March 1987||Left-handed||—||International Cap|
|9||Jackson Coleman||18 December 1991||Right-handed||Left arm fast medium|
|25||Scott Boland||11 April 1989||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||International Cap|
|17||Daniel Worrall||10 July 1991||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||International Cap|
|22||Jackson Bird||11 December 1986||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||International Cap|
|33||Liam Plunkett||6 April 1985||Right-handed||Right arm fast||International Cap, Visa Contract|
|23||Liam Bowe||23 September 1997||Right-handed||Left arm chinaman|
|19||Michael Beer||9 June 1984||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox||International Cap|
|63||Adam Zampa||31 March 1992||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||International Cap|
|1||Sandeep Lamichhane||2 August 2000||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||International Cap, Visa contract|
|6||Tom O'Connell||14 June 2000||Left-handed||Right arm leg break|
- 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.
- Other Rivalries – Other rivalries include the Scorchers v Stars (following close finals encounters), Thunder v Stars and the Sydney Sixers
List of Melbourne Derby MatchesEdit
|1||11 Runs (D/L)||MCG||40,227||David Hussey|
|2||8 Wickets||Etihad Stadium||23,589||Aaron Finch|
|3||9 Wickets||MCG||46,581||Aaron Finch|
|4||76 Runs||MCG||25,266||Luke Wright|
|5||9 Wickets||Etihad Stadium||42,837||Cameron White|
|6||112 Runs||Etihad Stadium||33,734||Michael Beer|
|7||3 Wickets||MCG||37,323||Glenn Maxwell|
|8||7 Wickets||MCG||80,883||Luke Wright|
|9||8 Wickets||Etihad Stadium||43,176||Marcus Stoinis|
|10||7 Runs (D/L)||MCG||71,162||Brad Hogg|
|11||46 Runs||Etihad Stadium||44,189||Adam Zampa|
|12||6 Wickets||MCG||48,086||Mohammad Nabi|
|13||23 Runs||Etihad Stadium||44,316||Kevin Pietersen|
|14||7 Wickets||MCG||46,418||Marcus Stoinis|
|15||6 Wickets||Marvel Stadium||38,117||Marcus Stoinis|
|16||13 Runs||Marvel Stadium||40,816||Daniel Christian|
- Denotes BBL semi-final matches.
- Denotes BBL grand final matches.
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsor||Breast Sponsor||Back Sponsor||Shoulder Sponsor|
|2011–12||KooGa||Energy Australia||Jenny Craig||Jenny Craig||KFC|
|2013–14||Dick Smith||Mitsubishi Motors||Dick Smith|
|2014–15||Majestic Athletic||Optus Yes||Majestic Athletic|
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsor||Breast Sponsor||Back Sponsor||Pant Sponsor||Shoulder Sponsor|
|2015–16||Majestic Athletic||rebel||VicHealth||Antler Luggage||Optus||rebel|
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
- "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- "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.
- "Stephen Fleming named Melbourne Stars coach". 3 News. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian.