Melbourne Stars - Ready to win

The Big Bash League reinvented league Cricket in Australia and the Melbourne Stars are the among the most consistent teams of the league. The team was founded in 2011 and have multiple runners-up finishes and one runner up trophy to their name. Hence, the Melbourne Stars squad are one of the favourite team to grab the trophy in the Big Bash League. The Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey is a living legend of Cricket who comes with a long list of accolades and records so the team is sure to benefit from his vast experience. The home ground for Melbourne Stars players, the Melbourne Cricket ground is the largest cricket stadium in the world. That was about the men’s team. On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars women’s team was founded in 2015 but are yet to make a big impact in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

The Melbourne Stars scorecard is an impressive one but is shadowed by the Perth Scorchers. The Melbourne Stars have often finished strong on the end of league table position but this is no consolation for the championship title that has eluded them. Whereas, the Perth Scorchers are the main rivals of the Melbourne team in the BBL. The other rivalry is closer home with the Melbourne Renegades. As the second team from the same city, the Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades can make for a highly entertaining watch. So, let’s take a closer look at what makes the Melbourne Stars such a strong team in the BBL.

Melbourne Stars Homeground : Melbourne Cricket Ground

Statistics and facts - Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars team has enjoyed more success than their sister team from Melbourne. So, let us look at some of the players from this team that is expected to create a big impact this season.

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Melbourne Stars Match Schedule

Date & Time Matches Stadium Results
20th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM) Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Gold Coast Melbourne Stars won by 22 Runs
22nd Dec 2019 (9:15 AM) Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes TBC Melbourne Stars won by 52 Runs
27th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM) Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Gold Coast Melbourne Stars won by 5 Runs
30th Dec 2019 (1:40 PM) Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars UTAS Stadium Melbourne Stars won by 4 runs (DLS method)
2nd Jan 2020 (10:10 AM) Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Sydney Showground
4th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM) Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades MCG
8th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM) Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder MCG
10th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM) Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Docklands
12th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM) Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers MCG
15th Jan 2020 (3:40 PM) Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Perth Stadium
18th Jan 2020 (10:10 AM) Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers MCG
20th Jan 2020 (1:10 PM) Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars SCG
22nd Jan 2020 (1:40 PM) Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval
25th Jan 2020 (1:40 PM) Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat MCG

Melbourne Stars Facts

Matches Played 80
Matches Won 42
Matches loss 38
No Result 0
Highest Total 208/7 Against Melbourne Renegades
Most Runs Scored LJ Wright, 1479 Runs in 57 Inning
Most Wickets Take JW Hastings, 50 Wickets in 38 Inning
Highest Scores LJ Wright, 117 Run
Best Bowling Figures SL Malinga , 6/7 Against Perth Scorcher

Melbourne Stars Stats

Season Rank Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Points Net Run Rate
BBL Season 1 4 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.254
BBL Season 2 3 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.246
BBL Season 3 1 8 8 0 0 0 16 2.189
BBL Season 4 3 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.336
BBL Season 5 2 8 5 3 0 0 10 0.366
BBL Season 6 4 8 4 4 0 0 8 0.397
BBL Season 7 8 10 2 8 0 0 4 -0.926
BBL Season 8 4 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.062
BBL Season 9 1 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.88

Melbourne Stars 2019-2020

Glenn Maxwell Australian Captain
Pat Brown England Bowler
Hilton Cartwright Australian All Rounder
Jackson Coleman Australian Batsman
Nathan Coute-nile Australian Bowler
Ben Dunk Australian WicketKeeper
Seb Gotch Australian Batsman
Peter Handscomb Australian WicketKeeper
Clint Hinchliffe Australian All Rounder
Sandeep Lamichhane Australian Bowler
Nick Larkin Australian Bowler
Nic Maddinson Australian Batsman
Jonathan Merlo Australian All Rounder
Lance Morris Australian Bowler
Tom O'Connell Australian Bowler
Dale Steyn South African Bowler
Marcus Stoinis Australian All Rounder
Daniel Worrall Australian Bowler
Adam Zampa Australian Bowler

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