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.
2019/20 BBL squadEdit
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|19||Imad Wasim||1 February 1992||Right-handed||—|
|—||Hilton Cartwright||14 February 1992||Right-handed||Right arm medium||International Cap|
|10||Dale Steyn||21 December 1991||Right-handed||Slow left arm||International Cap|
|32||Glenn Maxwell||14 October 1988||Right-handed||Right arm off spin||International Cap|
|43||Sunil Narine||16 August 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium||International Cap|
|31||Martin Guptil||26 March 1986||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|22||Trent Boult||15 December 1998||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium|
|Nathan Coulter-Nile||11 October 1987||Right-handed||Right arm fast||International Cap|
|Clint Hinchliffe||23 October 1996||Left-handed||Left arm unorthodox|
|4||Mahmudullah||12 July 1993||Right-handed||—|
|51||Imran Tahir||11 March 1987||Left-handed||Right arm off spin||International Cap|
|67||Jos Butler||28 March 1998||Left-handed||Left arm fast|
|10||Yasir Shah||10 July 1991||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||International Cap|
|16||Gulbadin Naib||11 December 1986||Right-handed||Right arm fast medium||International Cap|
|50||Keemo Paul||6 April 1985||Right-handed||Right arm fast||International Cap, Visa Contract|
|1||Sandeep Lamichhane||2 August 2000||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||International Cap, Visa Contract|
|10||Faheem Ashraf||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. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "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.
- "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian.