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
|Home ground:||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
Best bookmakers to bet on the Melbourne Stars
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Melbourne Stars fixture
|Brisbane Heat||Friday, December 11||Manuka Oval||7:15pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Saturday, December 12||Manuka Oval||4:05pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Wednesday, December 16||UTAS Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Saturday, December 26||Metricon Stadium||8:20pm AEST|
|Sydney Thunder||Tuesday, December 29/strong>||Manuka Oval||7:15pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Saturday, January 2||Blundstone Arena||5:05pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Monday, January 4||Blundstone Arena||4:05pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Thursday, January 7||Metricon Stadium||8:20pm AEST|
|Adelaide Strikers||Monday, January 11||Adelaide Oval||6:45pm ACDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Friday, January 15||MCG||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Sunday, January 17||MCG||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Renegades||Wednesday, January 20||Marvel Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Saturday, January 23||MCG||7:15pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Tuesday, January 26||MCG||7:50pm AEDT|
Melbourne Stars squad
Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Dilbar Hussain, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jono Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran, Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.
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 leading the way in the BBL title betting 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 have missed the finals only once – 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. Billy Stanlake will look to make an impact after moving from Adelaide, while Zahir Khan adds another promising spin option.
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. West Indian imports Andre Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran should offer plenty of entertainment.
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:
- Luke Wright
- Marcus Stoinis
- Brad Hodge
- Kevin Pietersen
- Glenn Maxwell
- Cameron White
- Peter Handscomb
- James Faulkner
- John Hastings
- Adam Zampa
- Scott Boland