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The Melbourne Stars are the Big Bash League‘s glamour club.

Responsible for the game’s biggest attendance records as a proud tenant at the mighty MCG, the Stars come with a big reputation but have yet to turn their regular finals appearances into tangible success.

We’ll look at the Stars’ odds, their squad, the BBL fixture list and the best betting markets in our full team preview.


About the Melbourne Stars

Established: 2011
Home ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Coach: David Hussey
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
BBL titles: 0

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Melbourne Stars fixture

Stars BBL dates
Opponent Date Venue Time (local)
Sydney Sixers Sunday, December 5 SCG 7:15pm AEDT
Sydney Thunder Friday, December 10 MCG 7:15pm AEDT
Sydney Thunder Sunday, January 12 Sydney Showgrounds 7:15pm AEDT
Sydney Sixers Wednesday, December 15 MCG 7:15pm AEDT
Hobart Hurricanes Friday, December 24 Blundstone Arena 3:30pm AEST
Brisbane Heat Monday, December 27 The Gabba 8:05pm AEST
Perth Scorchers Thursday, December 30 Optus Stadium 4:15pm AWST
Perth Scorchers Sunday, January 2 Junction Oval 3:30pm AEDT
Melbourne Renegades Monday, January 3 MCG 7:15pm AEDT
Adelaide Strikers Friday, January 7 Adelaide Oval 6:45pm AEST
Adelaide Strikers Monday, January 10 MCG 2pm AEDT
Melbourne Renegades Thursday, January 13 Marvel Stadium 7:30pm AEDT
Brisbane Heat Sunday, January 16 MCG 7:40pm AEDT
Hobart Hurricanes Wednesday, January 19 MCG 7:50pm AEDT

Melbourne Stars squad

Batters: Joe Burns, Joe Clarke (wk), Nick Larkin, Peter Neville (wk), Beau Webster.

Bowlers: Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Sam Elliott, Liam Hatcher, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa.

Allrounders: Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis.


Melbourne Stars futures betting

The Stars have always lived up to their name when it comes to recruitment, so it is no surprise to see them at the top end of the BBL outright betting markets at Sportsbet.com.au.

For more outright markets and futures bets, see our dedicated Big Bash odds page.


Tips for betting on the Melbourne Stars

There is a reason the Melbourne Stars rarely miss the final – they’re always packed with talent. Here are some of the players to watch in the runscorer and wicket-taker betting markets this season.

Most wickets betting
Melbourne’s bowling lineup has changed significantly in the past few years, but Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa are mainstays who should figure prominently in the BBL10 wicket tally. Liam Hatcher is one to watch; he was handy with 13 wickets in nine innings last season and has looked solid for NSW in domestic cricket this season.

Most runs betting
International call-ups have often left the Stars short on manpower at the heady end of the season, but the revamped schedule for the summer means the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis should be available for the entire BBL campaign. Hilton Cartwright is a solid accumulator who can put up strings of big scores when he gets on a roll.


Melbourne Stars all-time XI

The Melbourne Stars have had some of the game’s biggest names don their colours, creating huge blockbuster appeal for the BBL since the inception of the competition. This is the all-time Stars XI based on BBL performances:

  1. Luke Wright
  2. Marcus Stoinis
  3. Brad Hodge
  4. Kevin Pietersen
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Cameron White
  7. Peter Handscomb (wk)
  8. James Faulkner
  9. John Hastings
  10. Adam Zampa
  11. Scott Boland
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