David Hussey has been named as captain of the Melbourne Stars for BBL 05, while James Faulkner has been named vice-captain.

Hussey said he was initially going to captain the side only in Michael Clarke's absence, however, since Clarke pulled out of his contract with the Stars, Hussey will captain the side for the 2015-16 season.

Meanwhile, Shane Warne has rubbished recent rumours of a potential comeback to play with the Stars.