Melbourne Stars is one of the most unluckiest franchise in Big Bash League’s history. They have played 3 finals but have failed to win any of them. They were the finalists in 2015, 2018 and 2019 editions of BBL but they failed to get the job done every-time. The Stars would hope that the jinx of failing in the finals will finally end in BBL 2021.
Melbourne Star Squad 2021
Melbourne Star Team combination in 2021 is one of the lethals when it comes to team sheet.Led by explosive Glen Maxwell, followed by Stoinis, Burns and England’s Joe Clark on batting lineup. 3 international signings from Pakistan in fast bowler Haris Rauf, Ahmed Dnaiyal and young spinner Syed Fardoun.
Melbourne Stars Players List 2021
Qais Ahmad, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Syed Faridoun, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchcliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Daniyal
Melbourne Stars Batsmen 2021
Melbourne Star don’t have a star studded batting lineup but their specialized batsmen look promising. Joe Burns, Nick Larkins and Beau Webster have got great numbers in T20 Cricket. Apart from Burns, the other two are averaging over 30 in the shortest format of the game and all 3 of them have a strike rate of 120+. Clint Hinchliffe is a potential talent in this batting lineup.
Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright are all-rounders but can single handedly win matches with the bat if needed.
Melbourne Stars Batsmen List 2021: Joe Burns, Nick Larkins, Beau Webster and Clint Hinchliffe.
Melbourne Stars All-Rounders 2021:
Two of the best Australian All-Rounders currently, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are a part of Melbourne Star. Both are in good form and are proven best all-rounders of the shortest format. Apart from these two, Sam Rainbird and Hilton Cartwright are also part of the all-rounders pool of Melbourne Stars.
Sam Rainbird has expertise with the ball while he can bat a little bit while the case is opposite with Hilton Cartwright, who bats really well and bowls a little bit.
Melbourne Stars All-Rounders List 2021: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright and Sam Rainbird.
Melbourne Stars Wicket-Keepers 2021:
The Hard-Hitting Englishman, Joe Clarke is the first choice wicket-keeper in this lineup. Clarke has made a lot of name for himself in T20 Cricket. He adds great strength to the batting unit and his wicket-keeping is an added bonus. Peter Nevill is the backup wicket-keeping choice in this squad.
Melbourne Stars Wicket Keepers List 2021: Joe Clarke and Peter Nevill
Melbourne Stars Fast Bowlers 2021:
The pace attack of Melbourne Star is led by the experienced Nathan Coulter Nile and Pakistan’s Haris Ruaf. Liam Hatcher is a promising name in the pace bowling department. He is not as experienced as Coulter Nile, but surely has the potential to be the best.
Brody Couch and Sam Elliot are the potential talents in Melbourne Stars squad, both of them have never played at the big stage yet in T20 Cricket just like Ahmed Daniyal who is another pick from Pakistan.
Melbourne Stars Fast Bowlers : Nathan Coulter Nile, Haris Rauf, Ahmed DaniyalLiam Hatcher, Brody Couch and Sam Elliot.
Melbourne Stars Spinners 2021
Leg Spinner Qais Ahmed of Afghanistan will be main spinner of Melbourne Stars. Qais is a renowned name in T20 Circuit. With Qais are two inexperienced spinners, Tom O’Connel and Syed Faridoun. While Tom has played 5 T20 games before, Faridoun is pure raw talent from Pakistan.
The Spin Attack of Melbourne Stars will heavily rely on Qais Ahmed but they surely will hope that the other two emerging stars could also do something special for the Stars with option of Maxwell rolling his hand is also available.
Melbourne Stars Spinners List 2021: Qais Ahmed, Syed Faridoun and Tom O’Connel.
Melbourne Star Captain 2021
Australia’s Superstar, Glenn Maxwell will continue with the leadership role of Melbourne Stars this year as well.
Melbourne Star Overseas Players
Melbourne Stars foreign players list includes 3 players from Pakistan and one each from Afghanistan and England to cover all genres of the side.
Melbourne Stars Oversea Players List 2021: Qais Ahmad, Joe Clarke, Syed Faridoun, Liam,Haris Rauf, Ahmed Daniyal
Pakistan fast bowler Ahmad Daniyal rounds out a huge week of Stars signings! 🌟
Welcome to #TeamGreen 💚
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) December 9, 2021
Melbourne Stars Schedule 2021
Melbourne Star opening match of BBL 2021 will be against Sydney Sixers. Melbourne Stars next match will be against Sydney Thunder. Complete. Melbourne Stars Fixtures details are mentioned below as per BBL 2021 schedule announced by ACB.
|Mat #||Date||Day||Team vs Team||Venue|
|1||05-Dec||Sun||Sydney Sixers vs Stars||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|7||10-Dec||Fri||Melbourne Stars vs Thunder||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|10||12-Dec||Sun||Sydney Thunder vs Stars||Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney|
|13||15-Dec||Wed||Melbourne Stars vs Sixers||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|19||24-Dec||Fri||Hobart Hurricanes vs Stars||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|23||27-Dec||Mon||Brisbane Heat vs Stars||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|27||30-Dec||Thu||Perth Scorchers vs Stars||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|31||02-Jan||Sun||Stars vs Perth Scorchers||Junction Oval, Melbourne|
|33||03-Jan||Mon||Stars vs Melbourne Renegades||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|39||07-Jan||Fri||Adelaide Strikers vs Stars||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|43||10-Jan||Mon||Stars vs Adelaide Strikers||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|48||13-Jan||Thu||Melbourne Renegades vs Stars||Docklands Stadium, Melbourne|
|51||16-Jan||Sun||Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|56||19-Jan||Wed||Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Melbourne Stars Live Steaming 2021
Live Streaming of Melbourne Stars 2021 matches will be available on below channels: