Melbourne Stars

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Melbourne Stars
Melbourne stars.png
Personnel
Coach New Zealand Stephen Fleming
Chairman Australia Eddie McGuire
Team information
Colours      Green
Founded 2011
Home ground Melbourne Cricket Ground
Capacity 100,024
History
BBL wins 0 (Runners up 1)
CLT20 wins 0
Official website: Official Website

T20 kit

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 John Hastings and coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.[3]

Mascot[edit]

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 squad[edit]

Melbourne Stars squad at the Gabba, Brisbane (2014)
S/N 42 Name Mitchell Redon Nat. Date of birth 14 September 1889 (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
25 Nic Maddinson England (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm Orthodox
21 Robert Quiney Australia (1982-08-20) 20 August 1982 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm medium International Cap
All Rounders
5 James Faulkner Australia (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm fast medium Vice-captain & International Cap
4 Evan Gulbis Australia (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
32 Glenn Maxwell Australia (1988-10-14) 14 October 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off spin Internationa
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium International Cap
11 John Hastings Australia (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Captain & International Cap
Wicketkeepers
54 Peter Handscomb Australia (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 27) Right-handed International Cap
12 Seb Gotch Australia (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 25) Right-handed
51 Ben Dunk Australia (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 31) Left-handed International Cap
2 Sam Harper Australia (1996-12-10) 10 December 1996 (age 21) Right-handed
Pace bowlers
25 Scott Boland Australia (1989-04-11) 11 April 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
10 Jackson Coleman Australia (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Left arm fast medium
20 Ben Hilfenhaus Australia (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
17 Daniel Worrall Australia (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
Spin bowlers
19 Michael Beer Australia (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Left arm orthodox International Cap
23 Liam Bowe Australia (1997-09-23) 23 September 1997 (age 20) Right-handed Left arm chinaman
63 Adam Zampa Australia (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break International Cap
21 Daniel Fallins Australia (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

Rivalries[edit]

  • 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 the Etihad 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]

List of Melbourne Derby Matches[edit]

No. Year Winner Margin Venue Attendance MoM
1 2012
Stars
11 Runs (D/L) MCG 40,227 David Hussey
2 2012
Renegades
8 Wickets Etihad Stadium 23,589 Aaron Finch
3 2013
Renegades
9 Wickets MCG 46,581 Aaron Finch
4 2013
Stars
76 Runs MCG 25,266 Luke Wright
5 2014
Stars
9 Wickets Etihad Stadium 42,837 Cameron White
6 2015
Stars
112 Runs Etihad Stadium 33,734 Michael Beer
7 2015
Stars
3 Wickets MCG 37,323 Glenn Maxwell
8 2016
Stars
7 Wickets MCG 80,883 Luke Wright
9 2016
Stars
8 Wickets Etihad Stadium 43,176 Marcus Stoinis
10 2017
Renegades
7 Runs (D/L) MCG 71,162 Brad Hogg
11 2017
Stars
46 Runs Etihad Stadium 44,189 Adam Zampa
12 2018
Renegades
6 Wickets MCG 48,086 Mohammad Nabi
13 2018
Stars
23 Runs Etihad Stadium 44,316 Kevin Pietersen

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Batsman Years mat inns Runs Average Strike Rate
Luke Wright 2011-2018 50 50 1336 30.36 133.46
Kevin Pietersen 2014-2018 23 23 840 42.00 138.84
David Hussey 2011-2017 46 39 825 27.50 129.71
Rob Quiney 2011-2018 33 30 686 25.40 133.72
Glenn Maxwell 2012-Current 28 26 674 30.63 158.21

Sponsors[edit]

Melbourne Stars are sponsored by Optus, National Storage, Renault, Morris Finance and VicHealth in BBL07.

BBL Sponsors:

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

Optus Yes

Mitsubishi Motors
2014–15 Majestic Athletic
2015–16
2016–17 Yes Optus
2017–18 Yes Optus

WBBL Sponsors:

Years Kit Manufacturers Chest Sponsor Breast Sponsor Back Sponsor
2015–16 Majestic Athletic Rebel Sport VicHealth Antler Luggage
2016–17 Yes Optus
2017–18 Rebel Sport Yes

Women's team[edit]

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

Domestic[edit]

Season by season history[edit]

Season Wins Losses Ladder Pos. Knockout
2011–12 4 3 4th Semi Loss
2012–13 5 3 3rd Semi Loss
2013–14 8 0 1st Semi Loss
2014–15 5 3 3rd Semi Loss
2015–16 5 3 2nd Runners Up
2016–17 4 4 4th Semi Loss

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. 
  4. ^ "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian. 

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