Adam Zampa will captain Stars with Glenn Maxwell likely absent for the entire BBL

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Melbourne stars captain 2022

The stars had a very productive draft and have not lost any of the players they initially drafted. They secured one of the biggest names available in Trent Boult after making a bid on Rashid Khan.

Melbourne stars captain 2022: But they will Boult to the ILT20 in the UAE midway through the tournament. They then retained Joe Clarke who had an excellent season for them last year. Clarke is likely to be available for the full season for them last year. Clarke is likely to be available for the full season and gives them a badly needed wicket-keeping option and they do not have an option as the specialist wicket-keeper squad.

Luke Wood, is a talented left-arm fast with extensive T20 experience. The left-arm seamer for the Lancashire and Trent Rockets was a member of England’s World Cup-winning team but did not participate in the competition. Just after the World Cup, he did play his first ODI match in Adelaide against Australia.

Melbourne Stars in the last season: BBL 2022

Stars were affected by covid more than any other teams in the last season. They were bowled out for 61 on the opening night of the season against Sydney sixers but the worst was yet to come their way. The season was completely derailed from the smooth transition for them. They came in contact with Covid 19 in the last season and the whole squad was affected by that in the same time.

After the new year, they had to play Perth Scorchers. Also, they also needed a stand-in coaching staff because David Hussey and his teammates had to go into quarantine. Their chances of making the finals were all but destroyed when they lost back-to-back games to the Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades, who had only won three games all season. For the season, they fielded 26 players, many of whom were last-minute additions from grade cricket. They’ll be hoping for a total restart this year.

Besides their largest super Star and veteran captain, the Stars don’t have any players on international duty. After injuring his leg in November, Glenn Maxwell  anticipated to miss the full season. For the first eight games of the star, Boult is accessible. The final match he can play in is on January 6 against the Sydney Sixers. For the season, Wood and Clarke are available. As long as Zampa and Stoinis are available for the BBL, Australia has no limited-overs obligations.

Key Players for Melbourne Stars BBL 2022

The most crucial player for the Stars this year is Marcus Stoinis. Due to a combination of Covid and a side injury he sustained during the 2021 T20 World Cup, he only played eight games last summer. The last time the Stars reached the final, in 2019–20, Stoinis scored 705 runs in 17 games, setting a BBL record while hitting 106 half-centuries. Despite strengthening his skills in international T20 cricket, he has only reached 50 three times in the past two seasons. The Stars lose a valuable bowling option who bats in the top six as a result of Maxwell’s injury, which alters the team’s balance. In all three phases, Stoinis’ bowling expertise will be a requirement.

Young players for Melbourne Stars BBL 2022

On the Stars list, there aren’t many young players who stand out as prospective starters, but Campbell Kellaway might be one to keep an eye on. The 20-year-old recently scored 81 runs for Victoria in his second Sheffield Shield match and then scored an unbeaten century for Cricket Australia XI against a South Africa Test attack. Even for his club team Melbourne, he doesn’t have much T20 experience, but last summer, he scored 72 runs off of 49 deliveries in a Victoria Premier T20 match. Additionally, there aren’t many left-handed hitters in the Stars’ lineup. He might be given a chance in the upcoming mega event.

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