Melbourne Stars

  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League July 28, 2014

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 5-0 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a two-year deal with the...
  • White slams CA over Samuels issue January 24, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian batsman Cameron White has criticised Cricket Australia for its decision to let West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels off with a reprimand following his ugly on-field altercation with Shane Warne. White, a Melbourne Stars batsman, has labelled as "remarkable" the reprimand given to his Melbourne Renegades opponent Marlon Samuels during...
  • Shane Warne's smart act invites $5000 fine January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Veteran leg-spinner Shane Warne has been fined $5,000 for acting "against the spirit of cricket" during the semi-finals of Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 League. Warne captained the Melbourne Stars throughout the league but passed the captaincy to team-mate James Faulkner in a semi-final against the Perth Scorchers to avoid a...
  • Warne in trouble again for breaching CA rule January 16, 2013

    Melbourne: Days after he was banned for one game for clashing with Marlon Samuels, Australian spin legend Shane Warne was reported for breaching Cricket Australia's Code of Behaviour during Big Bash semi-final at the WACA Ground in Perth. In a statement, CA said Warne is alleged to have breached Rule...
  • Big Bash: Stars and Thunder fined for slow over rates January 9, 2013

    Sydney: Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunders were fined for maintaining slow over rates during their Big Bash Twenty20 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). After time allowances were taken into consideration, both teams were assessed to be one over behind the required rate at the end of the match...
  • Warne and Samuels come to blows in Bag Bash match January 6, 2013

    Melbourne: Shane Warne and West Indian international Marlon Samuels were involved in an combustible, foul-mouthed confrontation on Sunday when a Twenty20 match between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades boiled over in front of a packed MCG. Warne, captaining the Stars in the domestic Big Bash tournament, was livid that Samuels...
  • Malinga returns 2nd-best figures in T20 history December 13, 2012

    Perth: Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga has recorded the second-best bowling spell in top-class Twenty20 history by taking a devastating six wickets for seven runs for the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash competition. Malinga, who has retired from Test cricket and will not join his Sri Lankan team-mates for the...
  • Worral to replace Pattinson in Melbourne Stars December 7, 2012

    Melbourne: Melbourne Stars' Daniel Worrall will replace James Pattinson in the Melbourne Stars squad of Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket series, the Big Bash League. The technical committee of the league on Friday approved the change to the squad. Pace bowler Pattinson is currently receiving treatment for a side strain that will...
  • Viv Richards set for mentor role with Melbourne Stars October 25, 2012

    Melbourne: West Indian batting legend, Vivian Richards is set to team up with spin great Shane Warne as Melbourne Stars team mentor in the Australian Big Bash Twenty20 League this season, according to a report. Richards, one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, was approached by Melbourne captain Warne...
  • White signs with Melbourne Stars for Big Bash July 17, 2012

    Sydney: Australian batsman Cameron White on Tuesday re-signed to the Melbourne Stars for the domestic Twenty20 competition, but stepped down as captain in a move which could see Shane Warne named skipper. Spin bowling legend Warne played with the Stars last season in Australia's Big Bash League but has yet to...
  • Luke Wright smashes record T20 ton January 9, 2012

    Hobart: England allrounder Luke Wright has broken the record for the highest individual score in Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket, scoring 117 off just 60 balls for Melbourne Stars against Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing Big Bash League at the Bellerive Oval. Wright's hurricane innings beat the previous record of 111 set...
  • Shane Warne unveils 300kg statue at MCG December 22, 2011

    Melbourne: Newly-svelte Australian legspin legend Shane Warne joked that a hefty bronze statue of him unveiled at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday was a "lifelike" memento of his time in Test cricket. "It's 300 kilos that statue, it's pretty lifelike for when I played," said Warne, who drastically slimmed down...
  • Warner outshines Warne in Big Bash December 18, 2011

    Melbourne: Shane Warne's return to cricket ended in defeat as dynamic opening batsman David Warner thwarted Warne's comeback with a pulsating century in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 League at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. The powerful left-hander smashed an unbeaten 102 off 51 balls to steer Sydney Thunder to a...
  • 'Warne can still play Tests for another 3 years' December 15, 2011

    Melbourne: At 42, Shane Warne is coming out of retirement to feature in the T20 Big Bash League, but the Australian spin legend looks fit enough to play Test cricket for at least another three years, feels a renowned sports science expert. Warne had retired from all forms of cricket in...
  • Warne likely to be fit for Big Bash opener December 15, 2011

    Melbourne: A burnt hand notwithstanding, Shane Warne is likely to return to cricket with this weekend's Big Bash Twenty20 tournament after managing to convince his team management about his fitness with just a 15-minute practice session. The 42-year-old leg-spinner was in doubt for the Melbourne Stars' opener against Sydney Thunder on...
  • Warne burns fingers ahead of comeback December 12, 2011

    Melbourne: Leg-spinning legend Shane Warne said on Monday he had badly burnt the fingers of his bowling hand, putting him in doubt for his comeback in Australia's Big Bash League this weekend. Warne, 42, put pictures of his blistered hand on Twitter on Monday and appealed for help from the public...