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Stars batsman hoping for a 'smooth transition'


Melbourne Star's batsman Bob Quiney says forensic analysis of the club’s winless BBL season isn’t what’s required to unlock the struggling franchise’s woes.

At 0-5 the Stars go in search of their first win of the 2017/18 season against cross-town rival Melbourne Renegades tonight at Etihad Stadium.

Quiney hears the criticism, but says a less is more approach is what’s required.

“Maybe we need to keep it a lot more simple than we’re currently doing,” he said.

“At 0-3 you turn around and think there are still seven games left and we should be fine, but at 0-5 it’s tougher and that’s when people start to look at things and ask what’s wrong and try and think there is a multitude of things that are wrong.

“But the reality is it’s probably just a couple of areas that need a shake-up.”

Since joining the competition in 2011 the Stars have finished runner-up once and been knocked out at the semi-final stage on five occasions.

Quiney says he’ll be disappointed if there is a savage reaction to this season in terms of playing personnel given he feels it’s an anomaly for the group.

“We’ve had a pretty similar group for a number of years and I’m hoping it’s not like, ok, there’s that little period where we should have won two title and didn’t so know we need to start fresh again.

“I’m hoping that’s not the case and we can have a smooth transition.

“To be fair, while we haven’t won the title, we’ve been consistent until this year.

“We’ve been good, it’s just the last couple of pieces to the puzzle that we’re missing.”

Star international Kevin Pietersen has indicated he will not return while other changes are expected in the wake of a season that started with the team ranked among the favourites to win the title.

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