Luke Wright has performed really well so far in BBL 2015 for Melbourne Stars © Getty Images
Luke Wright has performed really well so far in BBL 2015 for Melbourne Stars © Getty Images

Melbourne Stars openers Luke Wright and Marcus Stoinis can guide the team to a comfortable win even in the absence of international stars, believes Rob Quiney. Though Stoinis has failed to put up any remarkable performance so far in the league, Quiney stated that according to him the 26-year-old has the potential to score good runs. On the other hand, Wright is enjoying an enviable form with 273 runs so far in the league playing six matches. His most remarkable knock came against the Melbourne Renegades where he scored an unbeaten 109 and helped his team to clinch the victory at Melbourne Cricket Ground. READ: Mitchell Johnson willing to play in IPL and BBL

As quoted by cricket.com.au, Quiney said, “(Wright is) smacking the ball at the moment, which is fantastic, and that’s what Stoin is just waiting to do. He’s like a time bomb waiting to go off at the moment and to do that now … there’s no better time. I reckon the (batting) order is pretty stable at the moment and everyone just has to play their role.”

The Stars has a prominent chance to reach the semi-final of BBL 2015. If they manage to do so, this will be the fifth time in a row.

Talking about that, Quiney said, “That’s the ultimate goal – a home semi-final – but in terms of on the field the coach’s message is pretty clear to keep it simple and just keep the ball rolling and enjoy ourselves. It’s a six-week tournament where I think the main thing to focus on is enjoying yourself and showing off your wares.”

The Melbourne Stars will next face the Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers in their must win games. While coming from victory in past four games counts as positive for them, they will miss their key players Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Scott Boland and John Hastings due to their inclusion in the Australia national cricket team for the ongoing home series against India.