New Stars captain John Hastings will lead the side, which also includes boom recruit Ben Dunk.
Also included in the squad is Liam Bowe. The left-arm spinner replaces Peter Handscomb on the Melbourne Stars' list, with the right-hander remaining on Australian duties.
The W/BBL Technical Committee approved the change of Bowe for Handscomb, allowing the 20 year-old the opportunity to add to the two BBL matches he played last season.
Under the W/BBL playing conditions for this season, Handscomb will be able to resume his place in the squad should he become available again.
Make sure you tune in to Channel 10 at 7.40pm AEDT tomorrow night (Thursday 20 Dec) and show your support for the boys!
Melbourne Stars squad for KFC BBL match v Brisbane Heat at Gabba - 6.40pm (local time)
John Hastings (captain)