Star Australian all-rounder Marcu Stoinis has picked up the injury in the match against India at The Oval on Sunday. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been flown over to England as a back-up player for Marcus Stoinis, but the Australians will wait to make a call on whether he permanently replaces Stoinis in their 15-man squad or not.
Stoinis bowled seven overs for 62 runs against India, picking up the wickets of Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni bit got out on a duck in the very second ball of his innings and couldn’t help his team in the batting department at all.
“Marcus Stoinis has a bit of a side strain. He won’t be available for tomorrow,” Finch told a news conference ahead of the match against Pakistan.
“We’ve got Mitch Marsh flying over just as a bit of a precaution. He was meant to fly over with the Australia A side on Friday. He’s just coming a couple days early as a bit of precaution, if Stoinis doesn’t recover quick enough or doesn’t respond to treatment well enough over the next few days”, he added.
Australia got exposed against Indian team in the last match, India who selected to bat first scored a huge total of 352, Dhawan scored a brilliant century and Kohli scored a steady 82 runs.
Later, Indian bowling line-up ran over the Australian batting and won the game comprehensively by 36 runs.