'Super Saturday' sees the WBBL team take on crosstown rivals the Melbourne Renegades from 1.45pm, while the Stars' BBL line-up will face off with the Sydney Thunder at 6.10pm. Both matches will be played at the MCG. The Stars' WBBL team will also take on the Sydney Sixers at Casey Fields on Sunday from 2.00pm.
Veteran paceman Ben Hilfenhaus comes into the men's squad, with Luke Wright ruled out with a concussion arising from Tuesday's match against the Sixers. Emerging young Stars Seb Gotch, Daniel Fallins, Liam Bowe, Daniel Worrall and Jackson Coleman have retained their places in the 13.
Selectors for the Stars' WBBL team have named a 15-player squad for their back-to-back games.
The team kept their finals aspirations alive after a six-wicket victory over the in-form Brisbane Heat in Mackay last Saturday night.
Saturday’s matches will be broadcast on Network TEN and while Sunday's WBBL match will be streamed live on cricket.com.au and mamamia.com.au.
Saturday 20 January
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at the MCG from 6.10pm
John Hastings (C)
Saturday 20 January and Sunday 21 January
Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at the MCG from 1.45pm
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers at Casey Fields from 2.00pm
Kristen Beams (C)
Mignon du Preez