South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has been named in the squad along with Australian representative Nathan Coulter-Nile.
The Stars have won their first two games and will be looking for their third win when they take on the Strikers at Metricon Stadium tomorrow night.
Melbourne Stars 13-player squad v Strikers
Glenn Maxwell (c)
Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers
Friday, December 27 @ 6.10pm (local time, 7.10pm AEDT)
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
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