Australia Star Marcus Stoinis Ruled Out Of T20I Series vs West Indies – Reports
The 33-year-old Australia National Cricket Team fast bowling all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has reportedly been ruled out of the forthcoming two-match T20 International series against the West Indies National Cricket Team.
The first match of the two-match T20I series between Australia and West Indies will be played at the Carrara Oval on Wednesday, October 5, and the second match is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 7, at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
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Cricket Australia (CA) has already announced the squad for the West Indies T20I series. However, Cricket West Indies (CWI) is yet to name the squad for the two-match T20I series.
Star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was set to return to the side along with opener David Warner, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and pace spearhead Mitchell Starc having missed the recently concluded three-match T20I series against India National Cricket Team.
Marcus Stoinis Ruled Out Of West Indies T20Is Due To Side Strain
Star all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who was originally named in the squad for West Indies T20Is, has been ruled out of the T20I series as he continues his recovery from a side strain.
“Stoinis has not travelled with Australia’s squad to the Gold Coast ahead of the first game of a two-match series against West Indies on Wednesday. He has instead remained in Perth to continue his recovery,” as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Notably, Stoinis, who has been a mainstay of Australia’s T20I middle-order over the last few years, suffered the injury on September 8 during the ODI game against New Zealand National Cricket Team. Also, he has been suffering side strains on both sides of his body over the last three years on a regular basis.
Australia Squad For West Indies T20Is:
Aaron Finch, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
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