Melbourne Stars had a very promising performance in the Big Bash League. They made it to the top four in eight of the first nine seasons, demonstrating how well this team performed. But until now, they haven’t won a single season of the BBL. Although they have played three BBL finals in 2014, 2018, and 2019, respectively.
They lost to the Sydney Thunder in 2015, then faced defeat by the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Adam Zampa led the Stars in the recent season in 2022-23 in the absence of injured Glenn Maxwell. Overall, there have been 10 captains for the stars in the BBL. So let’s check all those and their captaincy records.
List of Captains for Melbourne Stars
4. Cameron White (BBL Captain 2011-2015)
Cameron White was the first player to captain the Melbourne Star in BBL history. He led them to three consecutive semi-finals in the first three seasons. White played with the franchise until 2015 season and led in 27 games. Under him, the Stars won 17 matches and lost nine games. He played 34 games for them and scored 615 runs with four half-centuries and a best score of 88 runs.
3. Adam Zampa (led in BBL 2022-23)
Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa took the charge after Glenn Maxwell got injured and was ruled out of the current season in 2022–23. However, it didn’t go well, and the Stars ended up at the bottom in 8th place. The Stars played 14 games and registered only three wins and 11 defeats. Notably, Zampa joined the team in 2015 and has played 81 games for them. He has 98 wickets to his name, most in the franchise, with a best of 5/17.
2. David Hussey (led Melbourne Stars to 2015 final)
David Hussey was one of the successful captains for the franchise. He led them first in 2015, and in the very first season, the Stars played their first final under him. Although they lost to the Sydney Thunder, Hussey led them pretty well. He has captained in 19 games and won 10 and lost nine matches as a captain. Hussey was part of the Stars from 2011 to 2017 and played 48 games, scoring 855 runs with three half-centuries.
1. Glenn Maxwell (Captain of Melbourne Stars in 2018 to 2022)
Glenn Maxwell is the long-term captain for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL. He joined the team in the second season of 2012. He became the captain in the 2018 season and led them for the next four seasons. Howeer, after suffering a leg injury he got ruled out of the current BBL in 2022-23. Maxwell has captained them in 56 games and has 30 wins, 25 losses, and one no-result under his name. Overall, he has been part of the 94 games for the stars and scored 2549 runs. Maxwell was the captain when the Stars reached the finals in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.