Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars are a Melbourne, Australia-based professional T20 franchise that competes in the Big Bash League (BBL) since its start from 2011-12. They use Melbourne Cricket Ground (the MCG) as their home ground with a capacity of over 100,000. Along with MCG, they occasionally use Metricon Stadium and Junction Oval, Moe as secondary home grounds.

They have finished runners-up thrice, and semi-finalists five times, but have yet to touch the silverware. They came close to winning the title in the 2018-19 season only to lose to their city-based rivals Melbourne Renegades by 13 runs. Apart from qualifying for the playoffs seven times of the 10 seasons, they have also received a ‘wooden spoon’ for finishing last in the 2017-18 BBL season.

Melbourne Stars have qualified for playoffs 7 out of the first 10 seasons but are yet to win the BBL title - Cricket Betting


Melbourne Stars have played 111 BBL matches so far, second-most by any team below Perth Scorchers. In 111, the Stars have tasted victory 57 times. With a 52.27% winning rate, they are the fourth most successful franchise in the BBL. After finishing runners-up in the 8th and the 9th season of the BBL, Melbourne stars ended up being seventh in the last season. They won 5 out of 14 games in the BBL|10 and are currently on a three-game losing streak.

The Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been leading the team since 2018-19. He has a winning rate of 61.76%. Former Australian international David Hussey has been in the coaching shoes since 2019. The Maxwell led team would like to break the knockouts hoodoo to get their hand on the championship for the first time in BBL|11.

Melbourne Stars Fixtures

Melbourne Stars are set to travel to Sydney to play their first match of the BBL|11 season against the Sydney Sixers. It will be a tough start for the Melbourne Stars as they have lost their last five games against the Sixers including the final of BBL|9. Overall, the Stars have just a 44% win rate against Sixers with 7 wins and 9 losses in 16 games.

When is the Next Melbourne Stars Match?

Melbourne Stars will then play home and away matches against Sydney Thunder. The Stars will be looking forward to playing against the Thunder with whom they have the best track record in recent games. Melbourne Stars have 5 victories in the last 6 games against the Sydney Thunder. Overall, they have a 53% win rate against the Thunder.

The Stars will then host the Sydney Sixers before going to play back-to-back away games against Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat, and Perth Scorchers. Out of these, they have the best record against Hobart Hurricanes with 67% wins while the worst is against Brisbane Heat with just 36% wins.

On the second eve of 2022, they will host Perth Scorchers at home against whom they have a 57.14% winning rate at home. The fixtures in 2022 will be easier for Melbourne Stars as they will be playing six out of seven games in Melbourne.

The fixtures in 2022 are easier for the Melbourne Stars as they play 6 of the 7 games at home - Cricket Betting


The Melbourne Stars will play the derby games against the Melbourne Renegades on 3rd and 13th Jan. Among all the teams in BBL, Stars have the best record against their city rivals. Out of 20 games played between these two, Melbourne Stars have a win percentage of 70% with 14 wins and 6 losses.


The Melbourne Stars have the best win rate against another Melbourne franchise – the Renegades – with 70% wins - Cricket Betting


In recent years, they have overpowered their rivals thrice in the last four games. Overall, Melbourne Stars have a better track record against the Renegades, Hurricanes and Thunder to some extent. Their recent emergence under the captaincy of Glenn Maxwell is one inch short of their first BBL trophy. Will this be the season for the Stars to finally touch the BBL trophy?

TeamPldWonLostTiedN/RNet RRPts 
1Sydney Sixers1495000.25736
2Perth Scorchers1485010.85132
3Sydney Thunder1486000.94931
4Brisbane Heat147700-0.28629
5Adelaide Strikers1477000.10528
6Hobart Hurricanes147700-0.18728
7Melbourne Stars1458010.1424
8Melbourne Renegades1441000-1.72716

Melbourne Stars Team

No one has had as many heartbreaks as Melbourne Stars. Out of ten seasons of Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars have finished runners-up three times and have crashed out in semis for five times. But the hunger for getting their hands on the silverware is what makes them unique.

Last season, Melbourne Stars had an uncharacteristically poor season. Stars finished seventh in bbl 2020-21 season just above their city rivals Melbourne Renegades. But they are primed to bounce back with the quality of squad they have on the roster.

Glenn Maxwell is set to lead the stars once again for the fourth season along with David Hussey as the head coach. Maxwell, who is having a great form since the India series at the beginning of the year, will be playing a crucial role in the Stars’ game plan.

Stars have two more players from Australia’s ICC T20 World Cup-winning team – Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa. The three newly crowned champions are set to play the entire season after missing the international berths in The Ashes.

Peter Neville will be taking the gloves for Stars with Seb Gotch sidelined with a finger injury. Stars have added ex-Brisbane Heat player Joe Burns to their roaster to strengthen the top-order. The newly added Joe Clarke and Hilton Cartwright will have a tough task to fill the shoes of missing West Indian power hitters Andre Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran.

Melbourne Stars have worked on boosting their spin unit this season. Afghanistan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed and talented Pakistani left-arm wrist spinner Syed Faridoun could work with Adam Zampa throughout the season.

The only flaw for Stars is that they don’t have a star-studded pace unit. They will rely on the experienced Nathan Coulter-Nile and Billy Stanlake to take the emerging players like Liam Hatcher, Sam Elliot, and Brody Couch along with them. With skipper Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Coulter-Nile taking the role of all-rounders, Stars can expect to finally land their hands on the missing silverware.

Adam ZampaBowler
Beau WebsterBatter
Brody CouchBowler
Clint HinchcliffeBowler
Glenn MaxwellAllrounder
Hilton CartwrightAllrounder
Joe BurnsAllrounder
Joe ClarkeBatter
Liam HatcherWicketkeeper
Marcus StoinisBowler
Nathan Coulter-NileAllrounder
Nick LarkinAllrounder
Peter NevillBatter
Qais AhmadWicketkeeper
Sam ElliottBowler
Sam RainbirdBowler
Syed FaridounBowler
Tom O’ConnellBowler
Melbourne Stars BBL|11 Squad

Melbourne Stars Players

The Melbourne Stars have some outstanding players up their sleeves for the coming edition of the BBL|11. Here we look at some of the names in the Melbourne Stars squad that could play a major role for them in the season.

Glenn Maxwell – There is no denying that Melbourne Stars’ success will be dependent on Glenn Maxwell’s form. Maxwell is currently having the form of his life. Maxwell rattled the Indian ODI bowling unit at the end of the last year with 167 runs scored in just three games at a strike rate of 194.18. He then finished the IPL season for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 513 runs at an average of 42.75 and a strike rate of 144.10. His retention by RCB is living proof that nobody wants to lose Maxwell. Added to these heroics, Maxwell is the third leading run-scorer of the Big Bash League.

Marcus Stoinis – Marcus Stoinis was Stars’ leading run-scorer last season. Stoinis finished BBL 2020-21 with 396 runs at a strike rate of 142.44. The run-machine is just two places below (fifth) Maxwell in Big Bash League’s leading run-scorer list. Stoinis also played a key role in Australia’s World T20 Cup-winning campaign. Stars will enjoy a safe middle-order with Stoinis on board.

Adam Zampa – Adam Zampa was criticized earlier for giving IPL a miss before the T20 World Cup. But he proved his doubters wrong at the end of the successful World Cup. Zampa was the second leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 13 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 12.07 and a fifer. He gave less than 6 runs every over throughout the campaign.

With the presence of World Cup winning heroes, Stars will be looking forward to Liam Hatcher to have his breakout season.

Melbourne Stars WBBL

Melbourne Stars Women is the women’s BBL Franchise from Melbourne competing in the Women’s Big Bash League WBBL since 2015-16. After finishing in the bottom half for the first five seasons, the Melbourne Stars Women finished runners-up in the last WBBL. In the final, they lost to Sydney Thunder Women by 7 wickets while defending 87 runs.

Australian International Meg Lanning who has been a part of the franchise since the start finished the top run-scorer in the first two seasons with more than 500 runs. Melbourne Stars Women have a 42.68% winning record in WBBL.

Meg Lanning will continue leading the team for her fourth season with Jarred Loughman as the head coach in pursuit of their first BBL title.

Anna LanningAllrounder
Annabel SutherlandAllrounder
Erin OsborneAllrounder
Georgia GallAllrounder
Kim GarthAllrounder
Sophie DayAllrounder
Elyse VillaniBatter
Lucy CrippsBatter
Maia BouchierBatter
Meg Lanning*Batter
Linsey SmithBowler
Rhys MckennaBowler
Tess FlintoffBowler
Maddy DarkeWicketkeeper
Nicole FaltumWicketkeeper
Match Format
Best Batting Strike Rate
Most Fifties
Most Fours
Most Hundreds
Most Nineties
Most runs
Most Sixes
Best Batting Average
Highest Scores
Most wickets
Best Bowling Average
Best Economy
Best Bowling Strike Rate
Most 5 Wickets Haul
Best Bowling
Selected Filters
Best Batting Strike Rate

Best Batting Strike Rate

PlayerMatINNSRSRBt Avg
Nicholas PooranPooran66127169.3325.4
James SeymourSeymour544216810.5
Andre RussellRussell5584155.5542
Glenn MaxwellMaxwell2625831151.9137.77
Haris RaufHaris Rauf8391509
Marcus StoinisStoinis2929755148.6230.2
Tom RogersTom Rogers111414014
Joe ClarkeJoe Clarke2626791138.0431.64
Qais AhmadQais Ahmad10644133.3311
Hilton CartwrightCartwright4139870131.4130
Andre FletcherFletcher1212206130.3720.6
Peter NevillNevill1118128.5718
Nic MaddinsonMaddinson96134124.0733.5
Sam RainbirdRainbird953112415.5
Campbell KellawayKellaway9883123.8813.83
Travis DeanTravis Dean1132123.0732
Thomas RogersThomas Rogers1414342122.5826.3
Syed FaridounSyed Faridoun116120-
Nick LarkinLarkin3430598115.8929.9
Trent BoultBoult8435112.935
Beau WebsterWebster2519364111.3121.41
Ben DunkBen Dunk6569109.5213.8
Joe BurnsBurns768898.8714.66
Seb GotchSeb Gotch865194.4412.75
Charlie WakimWakim223291.4216
Liam HatcherLiam Hatcher1731688.888
Nathan Coulter-NileCoulter-Nile24133788.093.36
Justin AvendanoJustin Avendano221285.716
Adam ZampaZampa35104277.777
Clint HinchliffeHinchliffe1282777.145.4
Luke WoodWood1482261.113.66
Brody CouchBrody Couch135857.142.66
Patrick RowePatrick Rowe113503
Zahir KhanZahir Khan82250-
Ahmed DaniyalAhmed Daniyal21150-
Lance MorrisLance Morris11233.332
Tom O ConnellTom O Connell323301.5
Samuel ElliottSamuel Elliott21228.572
Billy StanlakeStanlake1233253
Xavier CroneXavier Crone211251


Clint Hinchliffe
Left Handed Bat | Left-arm chinaman
Nic Maddinson
Left Handed Bat | Left-arm orthodox
Will Pucovski
Right Handed Bat
Nick Larkin
Right Handed Bat

All Rounder

Glenn Maxwell
Right Handed Bat | Right-arm offbreak
Marcus Stoinis
Right Handed Bat | Right-arm medium
Hilton Cartwright
Right Handed Bat | Right-arm medium
Jonathan Merlo
Right Handed Bat | Right-arm fast-medium

Wicket Keeper

Ben Dunk
Left Handed Bat | Right-arm offbreak
Nicholas Pooran
Left Handed Bat | Right-arm offbreak
Seb Gotch
Right Handed Bat | Right-arm medium
Jonny Bairstow
Right Handed Bat | Right-arm medium


Nathan Coulter-Nile
Right-arm fast | Right Handed Bat
Tom O Connell
Right-arm legbreak | Left Handed Bat
Adam Zampa
Right-arm legbreak | Right Handed Bat
Jackson Coleman
Left-arm fast-medium | Right Handed Bat
Lance Morris
Right-arm medium | Right Handed Bat
Billy Stanlake
Right-arm fast | Left Handed Bat
Zahir Khan
Left-arm chinaman | Left Handed Bat
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