MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 06: Marcus Stoinis of the Stars focuses during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The Melbourne stars have called on Essendon all-rounder Tom O'Donnell as Marcus Stoinis' injury replacement player for Saturday's Melbourne bash

O'Donnell, the son of former Australian all-rounder Simon, has been named in the 15-player squad for the match at Marvel Stadium, which was confirmed by the club on Friday.

The 26-year-old was previously contracted with the Renegades on a rookie deal, with O'Donnell in line to potentially make his BBL debut against his former club when they go head-to-head with the Stars.

Bowling left-arm fast and batting right-handed, O'Donnell, like his father, is an all-rounder and will look to offer a similar role to what Stoinis provides, as the Australian white-ball specialist nurses a low-grade hamstring injury.

Stoinis suffered the ailment in his side's loss to the Sydney Sixers earlier this month.

He joins star teammate Glenn Maxwell on the sidelines amid a struggling season for the Stars, who carry just three wins into their clash with Victorian rivals the Renegades.

The Stars collected a victory over the Strikers on Thursday night to keep their finals chances alive, with David Hussey's side needing a near-perfect end to the tournament to book a spot in the post-season.

Saturday's clash at Docklands will commence at 7:30pm AEDT.