The men's squad includes two spinners in Liam Bowe and Daniel Fallins. The 21year-old Fallins is a leg-spinner who claimed his maiden first-class five-wicket haul against England for the CA XI in November.
The New South Wales rookie debuted in the JLT Cup for the CA XI.
The W/BBL Technical Committee approved the replacement of Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis for Bowe and Fallins, respectively, due to the former pair's call-up to the Australian ODI squad.
The Stars have also named an unchanged 13-player squad for their back-to-back matches against the Brisbane Heat in Mackay on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 January.
The Stars suffered a one-wicket loss to the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday where Annabel Sutherland took 4-20 from her four overs.
Melbourne Stars BBL 13-player squad v Strikers
John Hastings (c)
Melbourne Stars WBBL 13-player squad v Strikers
Kristen Beams (c)
Mignon du Preez