The Stars, who only recently announced their new signing of England International duo Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver, have filled their squad for the season by signing our very own, Bhavi Devchand.
Meg Lanning has been named as the Melbourne Stars captain for the WBBL following her move back after her time with the Perth Scorchers.
Lanning, who is also the Australia National captain, previously captained the side in the first two seasons of the WBBL before heading across to the Scorchers.
"Bhavi Devchand has already had WBBL experience in Perth and gives us greater depth which will be important with the workload ahead."
"I'm looking forward to leading the Melbourne Stars again and building on the great work Elyse Villani has done," Lanning said. "It's a privilege to be captain and we're pretty happy with how our squad looks ahead of the tournament. More than anything, I'm really looking forward to getting back to playing cricket, firstly with Australia and then with Stars in WBBL."
"I think we're in a pretty good place. In recent seasons we've been able to make some competitive totals with the bat but have struggled to take key wickets and really break a game open," head coach Trent Woodhill said.
"We've made some changes for this season which I hope will start to make that difference at key points in matches. I'm delighted Meg has agreed to return to the captaincy, and I'd like thank Elyse for her leadership over the last 12 months - she has done a fantastic job."
Here's all the IN's & OUT's and where your team finished last season:
Last season: Champions
Coach: Ashley Noffke
Squad: Maddy Green (NZ), Nicola Hancock, Grace Harris, Laura Harris, Mikayla Hinkley, Jess Jonassen, Amelia Kerr (NZ), Delissa Kimmince, Nadine de Klerk (SA), Charli Knott, Lilly Mills, Georgia Prestwidge, Georgia Redmayne, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll
In: Nichola Hancock (Stars), Nadine de Klerk, Georgia Redmayne, Georgia Voll
Out: Sammy-Jo Johnson (Thunder), Beth Mooney (Scorchers), Kirby Short (retired)
Last season: Runners-up
Coach: Luke Williams
Squad: Darcie Brown, Suzie Bates (NZ), Sarah Coyte, Ellie Falconer, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Katie Mack, Tegan McPharlin, Tahlia McGrath, Annie O'Neil, Bridget Patterson, Madeline Penna, Alex Price, Megan Schutt, Laura Wolvaardt (SA)
In: Madeline Penna (Stars), Laura Wolvaardt
Out: Sophie Devine (Scorchers)
Last season: Semi-final
Coach: Lachlan Stevens
Squad: Makinley Blows, Maitlan Brown, Josie Dooley, Jess Duffin, Erin Fazackerley, Ella Hayward, Lizelle Lee (SA), Carly Leeson, Sophie Molineux, Courtney Neale, Amy Satterthwaite (NZ), Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu (NZ), Georgia Wareham, Courtney Webb
In: Erin Fazackerly (Hobart Hurricanes), Ella Hayward, Lizelle Lee, Amy Satterthwaite
Out: Tammy Beaumont, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Danni Wyatt
Last season: Semi-final
Coach: Shelley Nitschke
Squad: Nicole Bolton, Jemma Barsby, Piepa Cleary, Sophie Devine (NZ), Heather Graham, Emma King, Beth Mooney
In: Sophie Devine (Strikers), Beth Mooney (Brisbane Heat)
Out: Meg Lanning (Stars)
Last season: 5th
Coach: Ben Sawyer
Squad: Sarah Aley, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Maddy Darke, Ashleigh Gardner, Lisa Griffith, Alyssa Healy, Jodie Hicks, Emma Hughes, Marizanne Kapp (SA), Ellyse Perry, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Dane van Niekerk (SA),
In: Angela Reakes, Lisa Griffith (Thunder)
Out: Lauren Smith (Thunder)
Last season: 6th
Coach: Trevor Griffin
Squad: Sam Bates, Hannah Darlington, Rachael Haynes, Saskia Horley, Shabnim Ismail (SA) Sammy-Jo Johnson, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Lauren Smith, Rachel Trenaman, Tahlia Wilson
In: Sammy-Jo Johnson (Heat) Lauren Smith (Sixers)
Out: Lisa Griffith (Sixers), Rachel Priest (Hurricanes)
Last season: 7th
Coach: Salliann Briggs
In: Rachel Priest (Thunder)
Out: Erin Fazackerly (Renegades)
Last season: 8th
Coach: Trent Woodhill
Squad: Katherine Brunt (Eng) Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day, Bhavi Devchand, Nicole Faltum, Holly Ferling, Tess Flintoff, Georgia Gall, Alana King, Meg Lanning, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Nat Sciver (Eng), Annabel Sutherland, Elyse Villani
In: Katherine Brunt, Bhavi Devchand (Scorchers) Meg Lanning (Scorchers), Nat Sciver
Out: Madeline Penna (Strikers)