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 Melbourne stars is a 20-franchise cricket team based in Melbourne Victoria big bash league that competes in Australia, s 20 tournaments.

Melbourne Cricket Ground is the home ground of the stars, who wear green uniforms. 


One of their longest-serving players, Marcus stones, recently achieved the highest individual score in bash league history, scoring 147*against the Sydney sixers at the MCG.


One of the Melbourne stars' official mascots is the starlet, and the other is star man. A secondary mascot was introduced to the stars in the 2005 BBL season, Steven seagull, During a match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers in BBL 2004 while fielding at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, a seagull was struck with a cricket ball hitting by Perth Scorchers batsman Adam Vogues. Rob Quinine, who was the first to the scene, immediately signaled that he feared the worst for the stricken.

Taking the motionless bird over the boundaries rope and placing it back on the grass, he delicately carried it back to the ground. After a few moments, however, the bird began to return to life, much to the delight of the huge crowd gathered at the MCG.


Cricket Australia decided to have two teams in Melbourne when the league began in 2011.

This rivalry in Melbourne became widely anticipated because both teams were formed by the Victoria cricket team. 

With crowds flooding into both the MCG and Marvel Stadium in Melbourne for both derby matches between the new two teams Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, the derby has quickly become very popular. 

The Australian domestic cricket record crowd of 80,883 was achieved during the inaugural BBL 2005 derby at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the fifth season, which was the largest cricket crowd ever at the MCG.

Other Rivalries 

Due to the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney, there are also rivalries including the Scorchers vs Stars (after close final encounters) as well as the Stars v the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder.


Here is the current Melbourne Stars team for the upcoming season of the Big Bash League as of November 5, 2021.

A bolded name indicates a player with international experience.

 *  denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.

 *  denotes a player who is unavailable for the rest of the season.

COVID Effects

Melbourne Stars call in six club players for the COVID-hit BBL clash with Perth Scorchers.

Maxwell will lead the Stars against the Scorchers despite avoiding the virus.

But other key players including Marcus Stones, Adam Zama, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Beau Webster will be missing.

Pakistani quick pace Muhammad HASNAIN has made his debut in Big Bash League and took 3 wickets in his first debut over with a maiden over. He took his first wicket on his 2nd bowl and 2nd wicket on his 3rd ball. He almost missed hat-trick but he got succeeded in taking 3rd wicket after a dot ball. 

The Stars' 13-member squad includes BBL unknowns Brody Couch, Tom O'Connell, Justin Avendano, Lachlan Bangs, Xavier Crone, and Tom Rogers.

With coach David Hussey out, the Stars will be guided by Chris Rogers, Jarred Ploughman, and Adam Crosthwaite.

Sydney Thunder's game against Adelaide Strikers will also proceed as scheduled on Sunday despite the possible implications of COVID-19. PCR tests returned positive for four Thunder players.

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