Nic Maddinson returns to the squad after recovering from a sprained ankle in place of Nicholas Pooran, who has returned home.
Left-arm spinner Zahir Khan also returns as the overseas replacement player for Pooran, joining Haris Rauf and Andre Fletcher in the main squad.
Tonight's clash is the first of back-to-back matches against the Strikers, with the return leg to be played as the Stars' first home game of the season on January 15 at the MCG.
Monday 11 January
Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars
Adelaide Oval, 7.15pm AEDT
Glenn Maxwell (c)