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Captain: Australia Aaron Finch
Coach: Australia Simon Helmot
Chairman: Australia James Brayshaw
Colours:    Black and  Red
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Etihad Stadium
Capacity: 56,347
Big Bash League wins: 0
             

 
<< Back Melbourne is the only city in the world that has five international standard sporting facilities (including three with retractable roofs) on the fringe of its central business district. Melbourne Cricket Ground, Docklands Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and Olympic Park in Melbourne Park 

Melbourne plays host to the Australian Open Tennis Championships, the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian 500CC Motorcycle Grand Prix, Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Football League Grand Final and many other special events.

Melbourne is home to eight of Australia's top ten spenders on research and development (R&D) including Australia's largest, Telstra and Ericsson.

Melbourne's scientists have been pivotal in the development of the world's most innovative biotechnology breakthroughs including Relenza, Relaxin and the bionic ear.

Melbourne's famous tramway system is the largest outside Europe and the fourth largest in the world. It stretches along 244 kilometres (152 miles) of track and has 450 trams.

The National Gallery of Victoria has the world's largest stained glass ceiling - 51 metres (167.3 feet) long by 15 metres (49.2 feet) wide. 

The world's first feature film, the Story of the Ned Kelly Gang was filmed and made in Melbourne in 1906.

In 1869, the largest fully-steerable telescope the world had ever seen was installed at the Melbourne Observatory. Known as the Great Melbourne Telescope, the device boasted a reflector of 122 centimetres (48 inches).

Luna Park in St Kilda is the world's oldest amusement park under private management.

Melbourne is the 'Fox Capital' of the western world with 6-23 foxes every square kilometer in the metropolitan area. Source: RSPCA.