|Home ground||Melbourne Cricket Ground|
|BBL wins||Nil (Runners Up 3)|
|Official website||Official Website|
The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 franchise cricket team, based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australia's Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League. The Stars wear a green uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the largest cricket stadium in the world. One of their longest-serving players, Marcus Stoinis, recently achieved the highest individual score in Big Bash League history, scoring 147* against the Sydney Sixers at the MCG. Some of the best performers for the Melbourne Stars since their inception into the BBL have been the following players: Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb, David Hussey, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Adam Zampa, Scott Boland, Jackson Bird, Shane Warne and Marcus Stoinis. 
Starman & Starlet are two of the official mascots of the Melbourne Stars. In BBL|05 the Stars introduced a secondary mascot, Steven Seagull, the year after a seagull was struck with a cricket ball hit by Perth Scorchers batsman Adam Voges during a match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers in BBL|04 while the Stars were fielding at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Rob Quiney, who was the first to the scene, immediately signalled that he feared the worst for the stricken bird as it lay motionless on the ground, before he delicately carried it over the boundary rope and placed it back on the turf. But just minutes later, the bird came back to life and started the walk along the boundary line, much to the delight of the huge MCG crowd.
2019/20 BBL squad
|S/N||Name||Nat.||Date of birth (age)||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|36||Nick Larkin||1 May 1990||Right-handed||-|
|53||Nic Maddinson||21 December 1991||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox||International Cap|
|12||Jonathan Merlo||15 December 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|16||Marcus Stoinis||16 August 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||International Cap|
|23||Clint Hinchliffe||23 October 1996||Left-handed||left arm unorthodox
|32||Glenn Maxwell||14 October 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm off-spin||Captain, International Cap|
|35||Hilton Cartwright||14 February 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||International Cap|
|13||Seb Gotch||11 March 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|51||Ben Dunk||11 March 1987||Left-handed||Right arm off-break||International Cap|
|54||Peter Handscomb||26 April 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Vice-Captain, International Cap|
|7||Nathan Coulter-Nile||11 October 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||International Cap|
|8||Dale Steyn||26 August 1983 (age 36)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|9||Jackson Coleman||18 December 1991||Right-handed||Left-armfast-medium|
|17||Daniel Worrall||10 July 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|28||Lance Morris||28 March 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|40||Pat Brown||23 August 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|72||Dilbar Hussain||20 February 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|77||Haris Rauf||7 November 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|6||Tom O'Connell||14 June 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg spin|
|25||Sandeep Lamichhane||2 August 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break||Visa Contract and International Cap|
|88||Adam Zampa||31 March 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break||International Cap|
- Player ruled out of season due to injury.
- Played part of season.
- The Melbourne Derby – When the league began in 2011, Cricket Australia decided they would place two teams in Melbourne. With the core group of players for both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry automatically became widely anticipated in Melbourne. The derby between the new two teams Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades quickly became hugely popular with big crowds flocking in to the derby matches at both of the MCG and Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. In the fifth season, during the first of the two BBL|05 derbies at the MCG, it drew a record crowd of 80,883 which is the highest crowd for any domestic cricket match ever in the history of the sport.
- Other Rivalries – Other rivalries include the Scorchers v Stars (following close finals encounters) and the Stars v the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder, due to the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney.
List of Melbourne Derby Matches
|1||11 Runs (D/L)||MCG||40,227||David Hussey|
|2||8 Wickets||Etihad Stadium||23,589||Aaron Finch|
|3||9 Wickets||MCG||46,581||Aaron Finch|
|4||76 Runs||MCG||25,266||Luke Wright|
|5||9 Wickets||Etihad Stadium||42,837||Cameron White|
|6||112 Runs||Etihad Stadium||33,734||Michael Beer|
|7||3 Wickets||MCG||37,323||Glenn Maxwell|
|8||7 Wickets||MCG||80,883||Luke Wright|
|9||8 Wickets||Etihad Stadium||43,176||Marcus Stoinis|
|10||7 Runs (D/L)||MCG||71,162||Brad Hogg|
|11||46 Runs||Etihad Stadium||44,189||Adam Zampa|
|12||6 Wickets||MCG||48,086||Mohammad Nabi|
|13||23 Runs||Etihad Stadium||44,316||Kevin Pietersen|
|14||7 Wickets||MCG||46,418||Marcus Stoinis|
|15||6 Wickets||Marvel Stadium||38,117||Marcus Stoinis|
|16||13 Runs||Marvel Stadium||40,816||Daniel Christian|
|17||8 Wickets||MCG||54,478||Adam Zampa|
|18||7 Wickets||Marvel Stadium||30,388||Glenn Maxwell|
- Denotes BBL finals matches.
- Denotes BBL grand final matches.
|2017–18||8th||Did not qualify|
- Big Bash:
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsor||Breast Sponsor||Back Sponsor||Shoulder Sponsor|
|2011–12||KooGa||Energy Australia||Jenny Craig||Jenny Craig||KFC|
|2013–14||Dick Smith||Mitsubishi Motors||Dick Smith|
|2014–15||Majestic Athletic||Optus Yes||Majestic Athletic|
|Years||Kit Manufacturers||Chest Sponsor||Breast Sponsor||Back Sponsor||Pant Sponsor||Shoulder Sponsor|
|2015–16||Majestic Athletic||rebel||VicHealth||Antler Luggage||Optus||rebel|
The Melbourne Stars WBBL team was captained by Meg Lanning in the inaugural two seasons of the WBBL. Leg spinner Kristen Beams took over the captaincy for WBBL|03 following Lanning's defection to the Perth Scorchers. Beams resigned from the captaincy before the 2019-20 season, as this would be her last season of cricket before retirement, so it was announced that the captaincy had been given to new signing Elyse Villani.
- Jade Dernbach – (2011–12)
- Luke Wright – (2011–18)
- Lasith Malinga – (2012–14)
- Dimitri Mascarenhas – (2012–13)
- Mohammad Hafeez – (2013–14)
- Kevin Pietersen – (2014–18)
- Sandeep Lamichhane – (2018–present)
- Dwayne Bravo – (2018–19)
- Liam Plunkett – (2018-19)
- Haris Rauf – (2019–present)
- Dale Steyn – (2019–2020)
- Dilbar Hussain – (2020–present)
- Pat Brown* – (2020)
Key: * - Did not play due to injury
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