Fri. Apr 12th, 2024

Marcus Stoinis Ruled Out of Australia’s T20I Series Against New Zealand

In a major setback for the Australian cricket team, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand due to a side strain injury.

The 32-year-old all-rounder sustained the injury during a training session ahead of the opening T20I match, which is set to take place on February 22 in Sydney. Following the injury, Stoinis underwent scans, and the medical team determined that he would not be fit to participate in the series.

Stoinis’ injury has left a significant gap in the Australian team, as he is one of the key players in the shortest format of the game. In recent times, he has been a vital contributor to the team’s success, both with bat and ball.

The Australian selectors have yet to name a replacement for Stoinis, but they have several options to choose from, including Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, and Cameron Green. The team is set to announce its replacement player in the coming days.

The three-match T20I series between Australia and New Zealand is a crucial part of both teams’ preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia later this year.

Stoinis’ injury is a setback for the Australian team, but they will be keen to put the disappointment behind them and focus on the task at hand. The team is determined to build on their recent success in the T20I format, and they will be looking to take advantage of their home ground advantage in the series.

With or without Stoinis, the Australian team will be looking to put on a strong performance and secure a series win over their Trans-Tasman rivals. The T20I series promises to be an exciting and high-stakes contest, with both teams eager to make a statement ahead of the T20 World Cup. – The Blaze Times

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