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 (Cricket)
BBL wins: 0
CLT20 wins: 0
Official website: Official Website
Melbourne Stars Official Facebook Page
official Twitter page
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 cricket uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.[2]

They have made the finals in every year of the Big Bash.

They are coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.[3] Their captain is David Hussey.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjQLUEAsew

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 35) Right-handed Right arm off spin Visa contract
8 David Hussey Australia (1977-07-15) 15 July 1977 (age 38) Right-handed Right arm off spin Captain
21 Robert Quiney Australia (1982-08-20) 20 August 1982 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm medium
10 Pranjal Bachani India (1996-01-10) 10 January 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast medium 6 Luke Wright England (1985-03-07) 7 March 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Visa contract
5 James Faulkner Australia (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990 (age 25) 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
11 John Hastings Australia (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
4 Evan Gulbis Australia (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Wicketkeepers
54 Peter Handscomb Australia (1991-04-26) 26 April 1991 (age 24) 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 24) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
25 Scott Boland Australia (1989-04-11) 11 April 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
20 Ben Hilfenhaus Australia (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Spin bowlers
19 Michael Beer Australia (1984-06-09) 9 June 1984 (age 31) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
63 Adam Zampa Australia (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Imported players[edit]

Notable Fans[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBL team names and colours". 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011. [dead link]
  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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