Melbourne Stars

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Melbourne Stars
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Captain: Australia David Hussey
Coach: New Zealand Stephen Fleming
Chairman: Australia Edward McGuire
Colours:      Green
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Capacity: 100,024
BBL wins: 0
CLT20 wins: 0
Official website: Official Website
2015–16 Melbourne Stars season

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]

They are currently captained by Australian David Hussey and coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.[3]

Mascot[edit]

Starman is the official mascot of the Melbourne Stars. In BBL|05 the Stars introduced a secondary mascot Sammy the 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.

2015/16 squad[edit]

Melbourne Stars squad at the Gabba, Brisbane (2014)
S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
24 Kevin Pietersen England (1980-06-27) 27 June 1980 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm off spin Visa contract
21 Robert Quiney Australia (1982-08-20) 20 August 1982 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm medium
4 Evan Gulbis Australia (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
All Rounders
8 David Hussey Australia (1977-07-15) 15 July 1977 (age 39) Right-handed Right arm off spin Captain
6 Luke Wright England (1985-03-07) 7 March 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Visa contract
5 James Faulkner Australia (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Left arm fast medium Vice-captain
32 Glenn Maxwell Australia (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off spin
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
Wicketkeepers
54 Peter Handscomb Australia (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 25) Right-handed
7 Tom Triffitt Australia (1990-11-13) 13 November 1990 (age 25) Right-handed
2 Sam Harper Australia (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 19) Right-handed
Pace bowlers
17 Daniel Worrall Australia (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
25 Scott Boland Australia (1989-04-11) 11 April 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
20 Ben Hilfenhaus Australia (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
11 John Hastings Australia (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Spin bowlers
19 Michael Beer Australia (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
63 Adam Zampa Australia (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Batsman Years mat inns Runs Average Strike Rate
Luke Wright 2011-Current 43 43 1136 29.89 135.72
David Hussey 2011-Current 39 33 718 29.91 127.98
Kevin Pieterson 2014-Current 17 17 616 41.06 139.36
Cameron White 2011-2015 34 33 615 19.83 112.22
Brad Hodge 2012-2014 18 15 561 43.15 139.90

Most Runs[edit]

Batsman Years Mat Inn Runs
Luke Wright 2011-Current 43 43 1136
David Hussey 2011-Current 39 33 718
Kevin Pieterson 2014-Current 17 17 616
Cameron White 2011-2015 34 33 615
Brad Hodge 2012-2014 18 15 561

Domestic[edit]

Imported players[edit]

Notable Fans[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 

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