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The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 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
CoachNew Zealand Stephen Fleming
ChairmanAustralia Eddie McGuire
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

They are coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.[3]

Contents

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.

2018/19 BBL squadEdit

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
28 Travis Dean   (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 27) Right-handed
36 Nick Larkin   (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 28) Right-handed
All Rounders
53 Nic Maddinson   (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left arm International Cap
32 Glenn Maxwell   (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off spin International Cap
16 Marcus Stoinis   (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium International Cap
4 Evan Gulbis   (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
12 Jonathan Merlo   (1998-12-15) 15 December 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
47 Dwayne Bravo   (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap, Visa contract
Wicketkeepers
54 Peter Handscomb   (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 27) Right-handed International Cap
13 Seb Gotch   (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 25) Right-handed
51 Ben Dunk   (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 32) Left-handed International Cap
Pace Bowlers
9 Jackson Coleman   (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm fast medium
25 Scott Boland   (1989-04-11) 11 April 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
17 Daniel Worrall   (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
22 Jackson Bird   (1986-12-11) 11 December 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
33 Liam Plunkett   (1985-04-06) 6 April 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast International Cap, Visa Contract
Spin Bowlers
23 Liam Bowe   (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Left arm chinaman
19 Michael Beer   (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Left arm orthodox International Cap
63 Adam Zampa   (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm leg break International Cap
1 Sandeep Lamichhane   (2000-08-02) 2 August 2000 (age 18) Right-handed Right arm leg break International Cap, Visa contract
6 Tom O'Connell   (2000-06-14) 14 June 2000 (age 18) Left-handed Right arm leg break

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.[4]
  • 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

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

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

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


Imported playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 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. ^ "Stephen Fleming named Melbourne Stars coach". 3 News. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian.

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