Melbourne Stars

Nickname: Team Green
Team Country: Australia
Team City: Melbourne
Team Administrator: Melbourne Stars
Founded (Year): 2011
Home Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Home Ground: Metricon Stadium
Coach: David Hussey
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Forms of Cricket:
Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars: Australian professional men's T20 franchise

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Melbourne Stars – Australian Twenty20

Melbourne Stars is the second team in the BBL list, representing the city of the same name. The main home ground is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with a capacity of more than 100,000 people, and the auxiliary one is Metricon Stadium. The color of the form is green.

Melburne Stars competes in Australian BBL
Melburne Stars competes in Australia’s Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars: history

The starting season of 2011-2012 was quite successful for the Melburnians: having finished the draw on the fourth line of the standings, they made it to the semifinals. The following year, Shane Warne became the captain of the team, replacing Cameron White in this position; in addition, the Melbourne team invited several key players, including Briton Dimitri Mascarenhas and Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka).

Having improved the previous season’s performance, the Melburnians will soon replenish the squad again by signing Kevin Pietersen. According to the results of the draw, team representative John Hastings ranks first in the league in the number of wickets taken (16).

It took Melbourne four seasons to break through to the league finals finally, but the owners of the coveted trophy were the Sydney Thunder. In 2017, the team captain was changed again: John Hastings took the place of David Hussey, who led the Melbourne team for two seasons. Unfortunately, this particular draw turned out to be the least successful in the history of Melbourne, which not only did not reach the decisive stage of the tournament, but also took the last place in the table. This forced the management to think about updating the squad, and as a result, Dwayne Bravo, Sandeep Lamichhane and Liam Plunkett joined the ranks of the team.

As a result, Melbourne took high places for two years in a row, reaching the finals (for the first time, the team lost to the principal rivals Melbourne Renegades, for the second time – Sydney Sixers).

Glenn Maxwell - captain Melburne Stars
Glenn Maxwell – captain Melburne Star

Melbourne Stars: players

The current captain of the Melbourne Stars is all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who has been in charge of the Melbourne Stars since 2018. The following players stand out in the current squad:

  1. Marcus Stoinis who managed to make a name for himself in the Indian Premier League. In the 2019-2020 season, he ranked first in the list of league batsmen with a record of 705 runs;
  2. Nicholas Pooran, a native of Trinidad and Tobago. He is considered one of the most promising batsmen of the team;
  3. Jonny Bairstow, hereditary wicket-keeper from England, who played in parallel for Sunrisers Hyderabad;
  4. Adam Zampa, a native of New South Wales and one of the team’s best bowlers.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Stars wear a green uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne Stars: statistics

Even though the Melbourne Stars have not yet won the main league trophy, they hold fourth place in the list of teams with the highest number of victories in the BBL (52.27%).

Place in the League Final position Season (years)
4 Reached the semifinals 2011-2012
3 Reached the semifinals 2012-2013
1 Reached the semifinals 2013-2014
3 Reached the semifinals 2014-2015
2 Reached the final 2015-2016
4 Reached the semifinals 2016-2017
8 Did not make it to the semifinals 2017-2018
4 Reached the final 2018-2019
1 Reached the final 2019-2020
7 Did not make it to the semifinals 2020-2021

Melbourne Stars: recors holders

Melbourne Stars players have repeatedly set BBL season records. As for the team statistics:

  • The maximum number of runs recorded by Marcus Stoinis – 173;
  • Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright were recognized as the best pair of batsmen, who made 207 runs for two in the match against the Sydney Sixers on January 12, 2020;
  • Adam Zampa took the most wickets (53).

Melbourne Stars is one of the most interesting in Australian cricket. Follow the News of the team, and also use Tips for matches with its participation.

Nisha Bhavani
Author: Nisha Bhavani Position: Cricket Expert

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