Quiney's redemption may come from the Strikers

MELBOURNE Stars batsman Rob Quiney admits his Twenty20 record is not too good.

His stats from last season's Big Bash League would agree with the two-time Test representative. Quiney scored just 122 runs at 17.5 in his nine innings, with a best of 35.

He should get a chance to start rectifying that at the MCG on Thursday night when the Stars, the undefeated competition leader, take on the Adelaide Strikers.

The Stars, the only side with maximum points after the first four rounds, will be missing Australian ODI squad members Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner and Clint McKay, putting Quiney in line to play his first game in the competition this season.

Quiney told APN he was looking forward to getting out there ... if the coach decides to play him.

"Everyone is saying our depth will be tested now that the boys will be away with the Aussie squad, but we've still got plenty of quality players in our squad," he said.

"The batting line-up still looks pretty strong to me when you've got players like Luke Wright, Cameron White, Brad Hodge and David Hussey in it. Besides, I don't think Huss has fired yet either and Hodgey is hungry as.

"I'd love to come to the party given the way the side is going and play whatever role they want me to play - I don't mind playing second fiddle to the 'guns' as long as I can contribute."

But what has been the key to the Stars' impressive start?

"It's what we eat and drink," Quiney said with a laugh.

"Seriously though, we are encouraged to just go out and play and enjoy it - that's what we do."


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