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Stars name squads for double header Rhino Day at the MCG

26 January 2018

The Melbourne Stars have announced their squads for the double header 'Rhino Day' against the Hobart Hurricanes at the MCG tomorrow. Optus will donate $1 for every attendee at the game to rhino conservation.

The BBL team will be without Glenn Maxwell after he was called up to the Australian ODI squad while Kevin Pietersen returns from back soreness to play his final match for the Stars. It will also be a farewell match for foundation member Rob Quiney.

Stars CEO Clint Cooper paid tribute to the departing pair.

"Bobby Quiney has been a much-loved and loyal servant of our club. You'll find no better team man in sport and as a foundation member, he has added so much to the Stars culture over the past seven years," he said.

"Kevin Pietersen has had an enormous impact on our club, both on the field and off,"

"He's been such a dynamic and intelligent player for us and a huge influence on his teammates. He's captured the imagination of fans - both at the ground and in their lounge rooms. He's been terrific for the Stars and the BBL.

"I know all the players will be fighting hard to give these guys an appropriate send-off, and bring some joy to our loyal fans."

The Stars have named a 13-player squad for their back-to-back WBBL games against the Hobart Hurricanes this weekend.

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Overseas Replacement Player Katey Martin comes into the squad, while South African pair Mignon du Preez and Lizelle Lee have returned home to fulfil national commitments.

New Zealander Martin has played one Test match, 66 ODIs and 55 T20Is for the White Ferns, and in addition to her skills with the bat provides a back-up keeping option in the team.

Saturday’s matches will be broadcast on Network TEN and both WBBL matches will be streamed live on cricket.com.au and the mamamia.com.au.

Melbourne Stars BBL squad

Saturday 27 January

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes at MCG from 4.10pm

John Hastings (C)

Scott Boland

Liam Bowe

Jackson Coleman

Ben Dunk

James Faulkner

Seb Gotch

Evan Gulbis

Peter Handscomb

Ben Hilfenhaus

Kevin Pietersen

Rob Quiney

Dan Worrall

Melbourne Stars WBBL squad

Saturday 27 January

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes at MCG from 12.20pm

Sunday 28 January

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars at MCG from 12.00pm

Kristen Beams (C)

Makinley Blows

Georgia Elwiss

Nicole Faltum

Emma Kearney

Alana King

Anna Lanning

Katie Mack

Katey Martin

Erin Osborne

Chloe Rafferty

Annabel Sutherland

Gemma Triscari


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