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Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars are one of the teams in Australia's premier T20 competition - the Big Bash League (BBL). The franchise represents Melbourne in the league.

The Stars play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the largest cricket stadium in the world. Currently, Glenn Maxwell is the captain of the side while Stephen Fleming is the head coach. Stars are one of the most consistent sides in the leagues but unfortunately they are yet to lift the trophy. In the first six seasons, they made it to the semifinal four times and final on one occasion.

History:

2011-12 season:

The Stars began their journey in the BBL under the captaincy of Cameron White. They started the season with a six-wicket loss to Sydney Thunders before bouncing back and beating Brisbane Heat in the following game. However, they lost the following games which put their season in danger. However, three consecutive wins put their season back on track as they made it to the semifinal. But they failed to make it to the final as they lost to Perth Scorchers.

2012-13 season:

For the second year in a row, the Stars made it to the semifinal.  The season started on a poor note for the Stars as they lost the opener by 8 wickets to city-rivals Melbourne Renegades. However, four wins on the trot put them very much in command. They went on to finish the season with 5 wins out of eight games and made it to the last-four. But their hopes of making it to the final was ended by Perth Scorchers.

2013-14 season:

The third season saw Melbourne Stars create history. The two-time semifinalists at that stage stormed into the semifinal by winning each and every game of the league stage. Every team that came their way suffered the same cruel fate. However, Stars once again failed to break their semifinal-jinx and ended up losing to Hobart Hurricanes. While they crushed every team in the league stage, they suffered the same fate in the semifinal, losing the game by seven wickets.

2014-15 season:

When the fourth season of the BBL began, it looked like the Stars' streak of appearing in semifinal will come to an end.  They ended up on the losing side in the first three games of the season.  They then thrashed Melbourne Renegades by 112 runs to get their campaign back on track. The Stars then went on to win the remaining four games to storm into the last four. However, they once again suffered a heartbreaking loss in the semifinal, losing to eventual winners Perth Scorchers by 18 runs.

2015-16 season:

The Stars once again made a poor start to the season. They lost the first two games of the season to Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Strikers. However, they once again bounced back in style and won the next four games to bring their season back on track. They ended the league stage at second position with five wins in 8 games. In the semifinal, they beat defending champions Perth Scorchers to enter the final after losing in semifinal in the previous four seasons. But their dreams of lifting the trophy was ended by Sydney Thunder.

2016-17:

Melbourne Stars did not show enough consistency in the sixth season but managed to win four games to advance to the semifinal for the sixth season in a row. They ended the league stage at the fourth position after registering 4 wins in 8 games. But their old knack of losing in the semifinal once again came back to haunt them as they lost to Perth Scorchers.

2017-18:

The last edition of the BBL was Stars' worst-ever season in the competition so far.  By the time the competition reached its mid-stage, the Stars were very much out of contention to progress to the next stage. They lost their first five games and eventually ended up with just two wins in ten games to finish at the bottom of the ladder.

Here are some other details about the team:

Most runs:

 

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave
LJ Wright 2011-2018 57 57 6 1479 117 29
KP Pietersen 2014-2018 33 33 3 1110 76 37
GJ Maxwell 2012-2018 37 35 5 973 84 32.43
DJ Hussey 2011-2017 48 41 9 855 52 26.71
RJ Quiney 2011-2018 39 36 3 793 97 24.03
CL White 2011-2015 34 33 2 615 88 19.83
BJ Hodge 2012-2014 18 15 2 561 88 43.15
JP Faulkner 2011-2018 45 36 17 531 47* 27.94
MP Stoinis 2013-2018 28 26 5 493 99 23.47
PSP Handscomb 2012-2018 30 26 11 453 103* 30.2
MS Wade 2011-2014 16 14 4 287 53* 28.7
EP Gulbis 2016-2018 16 12 5 205 61* 29.28
JW Hastings 2012-2018 38 23 8 190 22 12.66
SE Gotch 2017-2018 8 8 0 151 48 18.87
BR Dunk 2017-2018 10 10 0 115 47 11.5
GJ Bailey 2011-2012 8 7 1 114 33 19
TIF Triffitt 2014-2015 10 9 5 91 25* 22.75
AC Voges 2011-2012 6 5 0 79 31 15.8
BW Hilfenhaus 2015-2017 17 10 3 57 32* 8.14
DJ Worrall 2014-2018 13 6 3 48 16 16
CJ McKay 2011-2015 23 9 6 41 14* 13.66
A Zampa 2015-2018 20 10 3 40 15 5.71
SM Boland 2014-2018 25 10 7 28 8* 9.33
MA Beer 2014-2018 32 6 6 13 7* -
AR Keath 2013-2015 4 2 0 10 6 5
SB Harper 2016-2017 5 4 0 10 5 2.5
CP Simpson 2011-2012 3 1 1 8 8* -
SO Henry 2012-2012 1 1 0 6 6 6
JM Muirhead 2014-2014 4 2 1 6 6 6
Mohammad Hafeez 2014-2014 1 1 0 4 4 4
SL Malinga 2012-2014 13 3 2 4 2* 4
JM Bird 2012-2015 24 3 1 3 3 1.5
AD Mascarenhas 2013-2013 2 1 0 1 1 1
CA Rose 2012-2014 4 3 1 1 1* 0.5
SK Warne 2011-2013 15 1 1 0 0* -

 

Most wickets:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ
JW Hastings 2012-2018 38 38 134.5 1 1062 50 1/6
JP Faulkner 2011-2018 45 45 137.4 3 1052 44 7.64
SM Boland 2014-2018 25 25 90.1 0 764 31 1/7
JM Bird 2012-2015 24 24 87.3 2 626 28 7.15
CJ McKay 2011-2015 23 23 81.4 1 655 24 1/7
BW Hilfenhaus 2015-2017 17 17 56 0 457 22 1/7
MA Beer 2014-2018 32 32 111.3 0 752 22 6.74
MP Stoinis 2013-2018 28 22 54 0 459 19 1/7
A Zampa 2015-2018 20 20 74.4 0 530 19 1/6
SL Malinga 2012-2014 13 13 50 2 270 18 1/4
DJ Hussey 2011-2017 48 15 32 0 240 12 1/6
GJ Maxwell 2012-2018 37 21 42 0 327 12 1/6
DJ Worrall 2014-2018 13 13 46.3 0 416 12 1/7
SK Warne 2011-2013 15 14 47 0 341 11 1/6
EP Gulbis 2016-2018 16 16 36 0 282 8 1/6
L Bowe 2017-2018 6 6 19 0 171 6 9
LJ Wright 2011-2018 57 15 27.2 0 243 6 1/7
JR Coleman 2018-2018 6 6 15.2 0 111 5 1/6
CL White 2011-2015 34 3 6 0 47 2 1/6
AD Mascarenhas 2013-2013 2 2 7 0 54 2 1/6
JM Muirhead 2014-2014 4 4 11 0 68 2 1/5
BR Dunk 2017-2018 10 1 2 0 19 1 1/8
CP Simpson 2011-2012 3 1 3 0 25 1 1/7
JW Dernbach 2011-2011 2 2 8 0 80 1 10
CA Rose 2012-2014 4 4 12 0 121 1 1/9
KP Pietersen 2014-2018 33 2 2 0 20 0 10
Mohammad Hafeez 2014-2014 1 1 3 0 22 0 7.33
CJ Gannon 2017-2017 1 1 2 0 26 0 13
AR Keath 2013-2015 4 1 1 0 27 0 27
D Fallins 2018-2018 2 2 5 0 44 0 8.8

 

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Dismissals Catches Stumping
PSP Handscomb 2012-2018 30 26 22 16 6
MS Wade 2011-2014 16 16 14 12 2
TIF Triffitt 2014-2015 10 10 10 10 0
SB Harper 2016-2017 5 4 3 2 1
RJ Quiney 2011-2018 39 3 2 2 0
BR Dunk 2017-2018 10 2 1 1 0
SE Gotch 2017-2018 8 3 0 0 0

 

Current squad:

 

Michael Beer
Jackson Bird
Scott Boland
Liam Bowe
Dwayne Bravo (OS)
Jackson Coleman
Travis Dean
Ben Dunk
Sebastian Gotch
Evan Gulbis
Peter Handscomb
Sandeep Lamichhane (OS)
Nic Maddison
Glenn Maxwell
Jonathan Merlo
Liam Plunkett (late season replacement for Lamichhane)
Marcus Stoinis
Daniel Worrall
Adam Zampa

 

*Stats and squad updated before the start of BBL 2018-19

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 50: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers (STA vs SCO) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers will face each other at MCG on Saturday (23rd January) evening during the 50th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).

Currently, Perth Scorchers are in the second position in the BBL 10 points table with 28 points in 12 matches. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars are in the fourth spot with 24 points in 12 games.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 50: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers (STA vs SCO) – Complete Squads

Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Ed Newman, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, James Seymour, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Perth Scorchers: Ashton Turner (C), Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Matt Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Jhye Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Jason Roy, Andrew Tye

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 50: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers (STA vs SCO) – Latest Inclusion(s) And Exclusion(s)

Melbourne Stars

(Exclusion)

  • Andre Fletcher is out from the squad due to quadriceps strain.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 50: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers (STA vs SCO) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Marcus Stoinis 11 (11) 370 97* 0/2 5th most run-scorer
Glenn Maxwell 12 (11) 313 71* 0/2 8th most run-scorer
Andre Fletcher (Unavailable) 12 (12) 206 89* 0/1
Nick Larkin 9 (8) 194 61* 0/1
Hilton Cartwright 12 (11) 178 46* 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10

Players in both top run-scorers and top wicket-takers – bold and italic)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Adam Zampa 10 (10) 18 5/17 0/1 5th most wicket-taker
Liam Hatcher 9 (9) 13 3/28 0/0
Billy Stanlake 10 (10) 12 3/25 0/0
Nathan Coulter-Nile 4 (4) 9 4/10 1/0
Glenn Maxwell 12 (11) 7 2/12 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10

Players in both top run-scorers and top wicket-takers – bold and italic)

Perth Scorchers

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Colin Munro 11 (11) 358 82 0/4 6th most run-scorer
Josh Inglis 12 (12) 284 72* 0/2
Jason Roy 9 (9) 257 74* 0/1
Liam Livingstone 9 (9) 233 67 0/2
Mitchell Marsh 10 (9) 194 57* 0/2
Ashton Turner 12 (9) 166 39 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Jhye Richardson 12 (12) 25 4/24 2/0 Most wicket-taker
Andrew Tye 12 (11) 13 4/20 1/0
Jason Behrendorff 11 (11) 11 2/17 0/0
Fawad Ahmed 12 (11) 11 3/25 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson

Vice-captain – Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Josh Inglish

Batsmen – Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Nick Larkin

All-rounder(s) – Glenn Maxwell (C)

Bowlers – Jhye Richardson (vc), Andrew Tye, Fawad Ahmed, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile

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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Josh Inglish

Batsmen – Colin Munro, Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright

All-rounder(s) – Liam Livingstone, Marcus Stoinis (C), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Jhye Richardson, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (vc), Nathan Coulter-Nile

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 42: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades (STA vs REN) – Complete Squads

On Sunday (17th January), Melbourne Stars (STA) will face Melbourne Renegades (REN) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne) during the 42nd match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).

It will be their first meeting in this BBL season. Melbourne Stars are currently in the fourth position in the BBL 10 points table with 20 points in 10 matches (4 wins, 5 loses and 1 no result). In the meantime, Melbourne Renegades are in the last position with only 9 points in 10 games (2 wins and 8 loses).

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 42: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades (STA vs REN) – Complete Squads

Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Sam Elliott, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Ed Newman, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (C), Noor Ahmad, Brody Couch, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Peter Hatzoglou, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor, Shaun Marsh, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Brayden Stepien, Will Sutherland, Imad Wasim, Beau Webster

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 42: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades (STA vs REN) – Latest Inclusion(s) And Exclusion(s)

Melbourne Stars

(Exclusion)

Haris Rauf returned Pakistan to serve for the national team.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 42: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades (STA vs REN) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Glenn Maxwell 10 (9) 292 71* 0/2 4th most run-scorer
Marcus Stoinis 9 (9) 290 97* 0/2 5th most run-scorer
Andre Fletcher 10 (10) 188 89* 0/1  
Hilton Cartwright 10 (9) 162 46* 0/1  

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10

Players in both top run-scorers and top wicket-takers – bold and italic)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Adam Zampa 8 (8) 17 5/17 0/1 Joint 3rd most wicket-taker
Liam Hatcher 7 (7) 10 3/28 0/0
Billy Stanlake 9 (9) 10 3/25 0/0
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Unavailable) 3 (3) 6 4/10 1/0
Glenn Maxwell 10 (10) 6 2/12 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10

Players in both top run-scorers and top wicket-takers – bold and italic)

Melbourne Renegades

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Shaun Marsh 8 (8) 247 87 0/3
Sam Harper 10 (10) 173 66* 0/1
Aaron Finch 9 (9) 159 39 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Kane Richardson 10 (10) 13 3/22 0/0 Joint 9th most wicket-taker
Peter Hatzoglou 9 (8) 12 3/43 0/0
Imad Wasim 6 (6) 7 2/13 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Vice-captain – Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Sam Harper

Batsmen – Shaun Marsh, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Fletcher

All-rounder(s) – Imad Wasim, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (C)

Bowlers – Peter Hatzoglou, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa (vc)

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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Sam Harper

Batsmen – Jake Fraser-McGurk, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Hilton Cartwright

All-rounder(s) – Marcus Stoinis (C), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Peter Hatzoglou, Kane Richardson (vc), Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 40: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers (STA vs STR) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers will face each other at Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne) on Friday (15th January) during the 40th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).

In the latest BBL 10 points table, Adelaide Strikers are in the fourth position with 20 points in 10 matches. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars are standing in the seventh position with 16 points in 9 games.

The upcoming match will be the second meeting between Stars and Strikers in this BBL season. While they earlier met on 11th January 2021 at Adelaide, Strikers won that match by 5 wickets.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 40: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers (STA vs STR) – Complete Squads

Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Sam Elliott, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Ed Newman, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Haris Rauf, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Adelaide Strikers: Alex Carey (C), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Spencer Johnson, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 40: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers (STA vs STR) – Latest Inclusion(s) And Exclusion(s)

Melbourne Stars

(Inclusion)

  • Ed Newman joined as the replacement player of Will Pucovski.

Adelaide Strikers

(Inclusion)

  • Peter Siddle re-joined after recovering from thumb injury. However, he has to prove his match fitness ahead of this match.

(Exclusion)

  • Rashid Khan travelled to Abu Dhabi to serve for his national team Afghanistan.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 40: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers (STA vs STR) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Marcus Stoinis 8 (8) 277 97* 0/2 5th most run-scorer
Glenn Maxwell 9 (8) 255 71* 0/2 9th most run-scorer
Hilton Cartwright 9 (8) 132 46* 0/0
Nicholas Pooran (Unavailable) 6 (5) 127 65 0/1

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Adam Zampa 7 (7) 12 3/49 0/0 Joint 10th most wicket-taker
Liam Hatcher 7 (7) 10 3/28 0/0
Billy Stanlake 8 (8) 9 3/25 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Adelaide Strikers

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Alex Carey 8 (8) 279 82 0/2 4th most run-scorer
Jake Weatherald 10 (10) 244 68* 0/2
Phil Salt 10 (10) 221 59 0/2
Jon Wells 10 (10) 204 66 0/1
Matt Renshaw 10 (10) 175 35 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Wes Agar 10 (10) 17 3/23 0/0 3rd most wicket-taker
Rashid Khan

(Unavailable)

10 (10) 16 3/18 0/0 Joint 4th most wicket-taker
Peter Siddle 9 (9) 13 5/16 0/1 Joint 7th most wicket-taker
Daniel Worrall 8 (8) 9 2/12 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey

Vice-captain – Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Alex Carey (vc)

Batsmen – Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson

All-rounder(s) – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (C)

Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa

Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Stars, Fantasy Cricket, BBL, STA vs STR
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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Alex Carey, Ben Dunk

Batsmen – Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Hilton Cartwright

All-rounder(s) – Marcus Stoinis (C), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar (vc), Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 36: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars (STR vs STA) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

On Monday (11th January), Adelaide Strikers (STR) will take on Melbourne Stars (STA) in the 36th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10) at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide).

In the latest BBL 10 points table, Adelaide Strikers are in the fourth position with 17 points (4 wins and 5 loses) in nine games. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars are standing in the seventh position in the same points table with 15 points (3 wins, 4 loses and 1 no result) in eight games.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 36: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars (STR vs STA) – Complete Squads

Adelaide Strikers: Alex Carey (C), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall

Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Sam Rainbird, Haris Rauf, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 36: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars (STR vs STA) – Latest Inclusion(s) And Exclusion(s)

Adelaide Strikers

(Exclusion)

Melbourne Stars

(Inclusions)

  • Nic Maddinson returns after recovering from a sprained ankle.
  • Afghanistan leg-spinner Zahir Khan returns as the overseas replacement of Caribbean cricketer Nicholas Pooran.

(Exclusion)

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 36: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars (STR vs STA) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Adelaide Strikers

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Alex Carey 7 (7) 258 82 0/2 5th most run-scorer
Jake Weatherald 9 (9) 225 68* 0/2
Phil Salt 9 (9) 190 59 0/2
Jon Wells 9 (9) 168 66 0/1
Matt Renshaw 9 (9) 166 35 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Wes Agar 9 (9) 15 3/23 0/0 Joint 3rd most wicket-taker
Rashid Khan 9 (9) 14 3/18 0/0 Joint 5th most wicket-taker
Peter Siddle (Unavailable) 9 (9) 13 5/23 0/1 Joint 7th most wicket-taker
Danny Briggs 9 (9) 8 3/20 0/0
Daniel Worrall 7 (7) 7 2/12 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Melbourne Stars

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(Top run-scorers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Glenn Maxwell 8 (7) 255 71* 0/2 6th most run-scorer
Marcus Stoinis 7 (7) 230 97* 0/2
Hilton Cartwright 8 (7) 130 46* 0/0
Nicholas Pooran (Unavailable) 6 (5) 127 65 0/1

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers in BBL 10)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Adam Zampa 6 (6) 10 3/49 0/0
Liam Hatcher 6 (6) 10 3/28 0/0
Billy Stanlake 8 (8) 9 3/25 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Rashid Khan

Vice-captain – Alex Carey, Wes Agar

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Alex Carey

Batsmen – Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson

All-rounder(s) – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (C)

Bowlers – Wes Agar, Rashid Khan (vc), Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa

Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Stars, Fantasy Cricket, STR vs STA, BBL
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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Alex Carey (vc)

Batsmen – Jake Weatherald, Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson

All-rounder(s) – Marcus Stoinis (C), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Adam Zampa

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 27: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes (STA vs HUR) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

In the 27th match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Melbourne Stars (STA) will take on Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) at Bellerive Oval (Hobart).

They have already met once this season on last Saturday (2nd January) where Hurricanes won by 21 runs. At present, Hobart Hurricanes are in the third spot in the BBL 10 points table with 18 points in seven games (5 wins and 2 loses). On the other hand, Melbourne Stars are in the fifth position in the same points table with 11 points in six matches (2 wins, 3 loses and 1 no result).

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 27: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes (STA vs HUR) – Complete Squads

Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Sam Elliott, Andrew Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Lance Morris, Nicholas Pooran, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Hobart Hurricanes: Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 27: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes (STA vs HUR) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars

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(Top run-scorers)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank* (Top 10)
Glenn Maxwell 6 (5) 249 71* 0/2 2nd most run-scorer
Marcus Stoinis 5 (5) 99 61 0/1
Hilton Cartwright 6 (5) 87 46* 0/0
Nicholas Pooran 4 (3) 85 65 0/1

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Liam Hatcher 5 (5) 9 3/28 0/0 Joint 9th most wicket-taker
Billy Stanlake 6 (6) 8 3/25 0/0
Adam Zampa 4 (4) 7 3/49 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Hobart Hurricanes

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(Top run-scorers)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score 100s/50s Rank* (Top 10)
Colin Ingram 7 (7) 211 55 0/1 4th most run-scorer
Tim David 7 (7) 189 58 0/1 10th most run-scorer
Ben McDermott 5 (5) 186 89* 0/1
Dawid Malan 3 (3) 129 75 0/1

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Riley Meredith 7 (7) 10 3/21 0/0 Joint 4th most wicket-taker
Nathan Ellis 7 (7) 9 3/22 0/0 Joint 9th most wicket-taker
Scott Boland 7 (7) 9 2/11 0/0 Joint 9th most wicket-taker

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott

Vice-captain – Colin Ingram, Hilton Cartwright

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen – Tim David, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram (vc), Hilton Cartwright

All-rounder(s) – D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell (C)

Bowlers – Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa

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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) –Ben McDermott (C)

Batsmen – Tim David, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Hilton Cartwright (vc)

All-rounder(s) – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Liam Hatcher

 

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 23: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars (HUR vs STA) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

On early Saturday (2nd January) evening, Hobart Hurricanes will play against Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval (Hobart) in the 23rd match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10).

In the latest BBL 10 points table, Hobart Hurricanes are in the third position with 15 points in 6 games. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars are in the fifth spot with 10 points in 5 matches.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 23: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars (HUR vs STA) – Complete Squads

Hobart Hurricanes – Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright

Melbourne Stars – Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Sam Elliott, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Nicholas Pooran, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 23: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars (HUR vs STA) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Hobart Hurricanes

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(Top run-scorers)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score Average 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Colin Ingram 6 (6) 185 30.83 126.71 0/1 Joint 4th most run-scorer
Tim David 6 (6) 181 45.25 163.06 0/1 6th most run-scorer
Ben McDermott 4 (4) 155 51.66 140.90 0/1
D’Arcy Short 6 (6) 102 17.00 130.76 0/1

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures Average 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Riley Meredith 6 (6) 10 3/21 16.50 0/0 Joint 2nd most wicket-taker
James Faulkner (Unavailable) 5 (5) 8 3/21 16.50 0/0 Joint 9th most wicket-taker
Nathan Ellis 6 (6) 7 2/36 28.28 0/0
Scott Boland 6 (6) 6 2/18 26.50 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Melbourne Stars

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(Top run-scorers)

Player Matches (Innings) Runs Highest Score Average 100s/50s Rank*

(Top 10)

Glenn Maxwell 5 (4) 179 71* 59.66 0/1 7th most run-scorer
Marcus Stoinis 4 (4) 92 61 23.00 0/1
Hilton Cartwright 5 (4) 79 46* 26.33 0/0
Nicholas Pooran 3 (2) 71 65 35.50 0/1

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

(Top wicket-takers)

Player Matches (Innings) Wickets Best Bowling figures Average 4wk/5wk Rank* (Top 10)
Liam Hatcher 4 (4) 9 3/28 14.33 0/0 Joint 5th most wicket-taker
Adam Zampa (Unavailable) 4 (4) 7 3/49 18.57 0/0
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Unavailable) 3 (3) 6 4/10 7.83 1/0
Billy Stanlake 5 (5) 5 2/19 27.20 0/0

(Special Note(s): Rank* – Top 10 performers in the BBL10)

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short

Vice-captain – Marcus Stoinis, Riley Meredith

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Ben McDermott, Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen – Tim David, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram

All-rounder(s) – D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell (C)

Bowlers – Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith (vc), Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake

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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Ben McDermott

Batsmen – Tim David, Colin Ingram, Hilton Cartwright

All-rounder(s) – D’Arcy Short (C), Marcus Stoinis (vc), Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Liam Hatcher

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Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 2: Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat (STA vs HEA) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

In the second match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10), which will be played on Friday (11th December) evening, Melbourne Stars (STA) will face Brisbane Heat (HEA) at Manuka Oval (Canberra).

Both teams will start their BBL 10 journey with this match. The three-time runners-up Melbourne Stars were the runners-up in the last BBL season while BBL 02 champions Brisbane Heat ended their BBL 09 journey in the 7th position in the final points table.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 2: Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat (STA vs HEA) – Complete Squads

Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Dilbar Hussain, Nick Larkin, Tom O’Connell, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Brisbane Heat: Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Dan Lawrence, Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn (C), Jimmy Peirson, Simon Milenko, Connor Sully, Jack Wood

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 2: Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat (STA vs HEA) – Fantasy Cricket Tips

Melbourne Stars

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While Captain Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are their top all-rounder, Andre Fletcher and Ben Dunk are the other big names in batting, and Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Billy Stanlake are the big names in their bowling side.

Brisbane Heat

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Captain Chris Lynn and Tom Cooper are the crucial names in their batting line-up. Meanwhile, the experienced pacer Ben Laughlin was the most wicket-taker for this side in the BBL 09.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Lynn

Vice-captain – Ben Dunk, Adam Zampa

Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Jimmy Peirson

Batsmen – Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher, Tom Cooper, Chris Lynn

All-Rounder(s) – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis (vc), Dan Lawrence

Bowlers – Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Ben Laughlin

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Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):

Wicket-keeper(s) – Seb Gotch

Batsmen – Ben Dunk, Tom Cooper, Chris Lynn (C)

All-Rounder(s) – Glenn Maxwell (vc), Marcus Stoinis, Dan Lawrence

Bowlers – Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Ben Laughlin

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Trent Woodhill Becomes Melbourne Stars’ Chief Coach For WBBL

Melbourne stars, on Tuesday, proclaimed that Trent Woodhill had become their new Women’s Big Bash Leagues’ head coach. Apart from coaching, he would be working as the manager for both men’s and women’s teams. Woodhill has also worked in the Indian Premier League(IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils.

Earlier, former Australia opener Leah Poulton was named to take the role, but she quit the role ahead of the official announcement. And it turned out to be a great opportunity for Trent Woodhill.

Trent Woodhill promises to take Melbourne Stars to WBBL title win:

Women's Big Bash League
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In the recent interaction, the newly appointed coach Woodhill assured that the team would bounce back with much strength in the upcoming season. He even said that he would take the team to their maiden finals and title win. However, he acknowledged that the stars need to improve in several areas.

“It’s a great opportunity and one I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to,” Woodhill said.

“I’ve been involved with the Stars for many years now and know the environment and the ethos well. We’re backing ourselves to bounce back from some of the results in recent WBBL seasons. The competition is only getting stronger and we need to be stronger too. I’d certainly like to see a maiden finals appearance this season and win the title but there is plenty of work to do first,” Woodhill maintained.

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Trent Woodhill. Image Credit: Twitter.

Trent Woodhill was also the batting coach of Australia’s star batswoman Alyssa Healy. He was also the high-performance consultant to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in the creation of the Hundred.

Meanwhile, the fate of the WBBL 2020 is uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cricket Australia is exploring options, but nothing has been assured for organising the T20 League in the summer.

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BBL 2020: Watch – Brisbane Heat’s AB de Villiers Hits Monstrous Six at the MCG

On Saturday ( 25th January), former South African cricketer AB de Villiers impressed one and all with his knock for Brisbane Heat in the ongoing Big Bash League 2019-20(BBL 2020). He thrashed the Melbourne Stars’ bowlers with his power-packed performance. The highlight of the match was his highest maximum of the match at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Earlier, Heat opted to bat first and set the target of 186 runs at the loss of five wickets.

In the match, de Villiers was the star performer for his team. He gave stability to the team when the top-order struggled in between.

AB de Villiers hits monstrous six at the MCG:

AB de Villiers, Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020
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Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, and Marns Labuschagne had a small contribution to the game. But the highlight of De Villiers’ knock of 71 off 37 balls had grabbed the headlines in the cricketing world.

The right-handed batsman de Villiers struck six sixes and two fours in his incredible innings. While in the 18th over of the match, his huge six came on the full-length delivery off Dilbar Hussain. He had already placed himself deep in the crease to dispatch the ball into stands.

AB de Villiers, Brisbean Heat, Big Bash League 2019-20

However, on the last delivery of the match, Hussain dismissed de Villiers. But he had done his work to set the match-winning target against Stars. Thus, he was fruitful signing for Brisbane Heat as he has given the middle-order a much-needed boost.

Also, with his consistent outstanding performance in the franchise league, there are talks he might make a comeback in his national team for the T20 World Cup 2020.

Meanwhile, Melbourne could not reach the target. Mitchell Swepson picked three crucial wickets while Mujeeb Ur Rahman and James Pattinson snared two wickets each. Thus, Heat won the match by 69 runs.

Marcus Stoinis
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Marcus Stoinis Smashes All-Time BBL Record To Become Highest Individual Scorer

Melbourne Stars opening batsman Marcus Stoinis has become the highest individual scorer in the Big Bash League history. Stoinis smashed 147 runs from only 79 balls in the 34th match of the league while playing against Sydney Sixers. The right-hander was able to hit the ground running as he scored 13 fours and eight sixes in his blistering innings.

The Stars’ opener scored his runs at a strike rate of 186.08. Stoinis went past the previous record of D’Arcy Short who had scored 122 runs from 69 balls while playing for Hobart Hurricanes two seasons ago.

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Marcus Stoinis. (Credits – Twitter)

Stoinis was at his absolute best.

Meanwhile, Stoinis and his opening partner Hilton Cartwright posted 207 runs for the opening stand, which is the highest partnership in the BBL. Cartwright played second fiddle to Stoinis as the right-hander scored 59 runs from 40 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes.

Subsequently, Stars posted a gargantuan total of 219 runs after Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henriques won the toss and decided to bowl first. On the other hand, Sydney Sixers could only get to 175 runs in their batting innings as no batsman was able to get past the 50-run mark. Clint Hinchliffe was the pick of the Stars bowlers as he took three wickets and conceded only 20 runs in his quota of four overs. Thus, the Melbourne Stars comfortably won by 44 runs.

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Marcus Stoinis. Credits: Twitter

Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars continue their domination in the ongoing Big Bash League as this was their eighth win out of the nine matches they have played. Sydney Sixers are in second place after six wins from nine matches.

On the other hand, Marcus Stoinis is the leading run-getter of the ongoing season. The right-hander has scored 478 runs in the nine innings at a staggering average of 79.67 and a strike rate of 134.65. Stoinis has scored four fifties and one century in the BBL 2019-20.

Melbourne Stars will next take on Perth Scorchers on the 15th of January at the Perth Stadium.

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