Zaheer Khan has retired from cricket

Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 franchise cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria, participating in the Australian Twenty20 Big Bash League competition. The stars wear a green uniform and play their home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. One of their longest-serving players, Marcus Stoinis, recently achieved the highest individual rating in the history of the Big Bash League, scoring 147 * against the Sydney Sixers at MCG. Big Bash: Masters (0): Runner-up (3): 2015–16, 2018–19, 2019–20 Minor Premiers (2): 2013–14, 2019–20 appearances in the final series (8): 2011–12, 2012 –13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2018–19, 2019–20 wooden spoons (1): 2017–18 Starman & Starlet are two of the official mascots of the Melbourne Stars. In BBL | In 05, the Stars introduced a second mascot, Steven Seagull, a year after a seagull was hit by a cricket ball hit by Perth Scorchers batsman Adam Voges during a match between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers on BBL | 04 was hit while the stars were on the field at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Rob Quiney, who was there first, immediately signaled that he feared the worst for the affected bird as it lay motionless on the ground before carefully carrying it over the perimeter rope and placing it back on the lawn. But just minutes later, the bird came back to life and began the walk along the borderline, much to the delight of the huge MCG crowd. As of January 2, 2020 the current captain is printed in bold. The Melbourne Derby - When the league started in 2011, Cricket Australia decided to place two teams in Melbourne. With the core group of players on both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry in Melbourne was automatically widely expected. The derby between the two new teams, Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, quickly became very popular, with many spectators flocking to the derby games at both 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 audience of 80,883. This is the highest audience for a domestic cricket game ever in the history of the sport. Other rivalries - Other rivalries include the Scorchers versus Stars (after close encounters in the finals) and the Stars versus the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder due to the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry. Denotes BBL finals. Denotes BBL Grand Final Matches. BBL Sponsors: WBBL Sponsors: Withdrawn without playing a game. Failed to play due to injury Melbourne Renegades Cricket Victoria Victorian Cricket Team BBL Official Website