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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: Peter Moores
Captain: Adam Zampa
BBL titles: 0

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Melbourne Stars 23/24 fixture

Hurricanes BBL dates
Opponent Date Venue Time (AEDT)
Brisbane Heat Thursday, December 7 The Gabba, Brisbane 7:15pm
Perth Scorchers Wednesday, December 13 MCG, Melbourne 7:15pm
Sydney Thunder Saturday, December 23 Lavington Sports Ground, Albury 3:30pm
Sydney Sixers Tuesday, December 26 SCG, Sydney 6:05pm
Hobart Hurricanes Thursday, December 28 Bellerive Oval, Hobart 7:15pm
Adelaide Strikers Sunday, December 31 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 7:15pm
Melbourne Renegades Tuesday, January 02 MCG, Melbourne 7:15pm
Sydney Sixers Saturday, January 06 MCG, Melbourne 7:15pm
Melbourne Renegades Saturday, January 13 Marvel Stadium, Melbourne 7:30pm
Hobart Hurricanes Monday, January 15 MCG, Melbourne 7:15pm

Melbourne Stars players to watch

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell’s astonishing double century against Afghanistan in the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup will have Stars fans desperate to see him bring the “Big Show” back to the BBL. His leadership and unrivalled ability with the bat will be heavily leaned on this season. The loss of Harry Brook will further accentuate the necessity for Maxwell to deliver big scores consistently this season.

Campbell Kellaway

Campbell Kellaway

Campbell Kellaway is an up-and-coming left-hander from Victoria that presents a similar challenge for bowlers that Heat batter Matt Renshaw does. Kellaway’s height and reach make him incredibly difficult to bowl to, and his added power will be much needed for the Stars. Should he continue his development, he will have a key role to play in this team’s middle order.

Scott Boland

Scott Boland

Scott Boland’s cult status will only grow further if he has a greater impact in the BBL competition. Boland’s style of bowling is like Josh Hazelwood, who has been at times the best white-ball bowler in international cricket. Depending on his availability throughout the competition, if Boland can find a similar vein of form to Hazelwood for the Stars, he could be the vital leader this bowling attack needs.

Tips for betting on the Melbourne Stars

The Stars are ranked as the bookmaker outsiders to win the BBL13 competition at +900 based on their years of inconsistency and failure. The added issues of injury that can surround Stoinis and Coulter-Nile only compact the problems in the depth of their squad.

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. Marcus Stoinis
  2. Luke Wright
  3. Kevin Pietersen
  4. David Hussey
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Ben Dunk (WK)
  7. James Faulkner
  8. John Hastings
  9. Nathan Coulter-Nile
  10. Adam Zampa
  11. Scott Boland

The national and international superstars that have played for the Stars in the BBL is unrivalled by any franchise in the competition. Stoinis has been, at times, the most destructive opening batter in the BBL along with Luke Wright some years ago. Pietersen and David Hussey are the perfect top order pairing with their differing batting styles, supported by the hard-hitting abilities of Maxwell, Dunk, Faulkner and Hastings.

The bowling line-up of Faulkner, Hastings and Coulter-Nile at their peak is one of the most talented trio’s seen in the BBL, supported by Boland and Adam Zampa, the best leg-spinner Australia has produced since the great Shane Warne.

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