Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who is nursing the shoulder injury after falling awkwardly during the fielding drill while playing for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab as his availability is under a cloud owing to injury as he returned home last week in a bid to rehabilitate.

The results of scans will further make Cricket Australia(CA), to ponder over their process of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad after inducting him in 15-member side, in April, last month.

Earlier, all-rounder, James Faulkner was omitted from the squad. It’s expected that Faulkner, who has been the part of Gujarat Lions would be the able replacement for Stoinis if there happen to be anything serious in the shoulder of the 27-year-old.

Interestingly, Stoinis’ injury results through scans is expected to come to forth in this week which would further provide the clear picture of Australia’s cricket board to discuss further, the replacement.

Interestingly, earlier in this year, Stoinis smashed a significant century (147 off 117 balls) against New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee series to make a mark in his early days of international cricket.

Stoinis, who made his international debut in 2015, has played three One-day Internationals and solitary Twenty20.
In the ongoing cash-rich Twenty20 leagues season, Stoinis, whose extent of the injury is yet to be known as he had dismal show both with the bat and a ball.

Stoinis has played five IPL matches in this season in which he scored just 17 runs while bagging two wickets eventually at the unhealthy average of 55.

However, in overall 12 IPL matches, he has scored 304 runs and picked 10 wickets including his best figures of four for 15.

On May 26, Australia will play a warm-up game in London before playing their first match of the ICC’s mega event against New Zealand on June 2 (Friday) at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Moreover, all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh was sidelined as he is recovering from a shoulder injury which he picked during four-match Test series against India.

There are several other Australian-based players, who are participating in the IPL and would leave for London after the conclusion of IPL on May 21.

  • SHARE
    Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor

    Related Posts

    Iran Enter FIFA U-17 World Cup Quarters

    Fatorda (Goa), Oct 17 (IANS) Two early goals helped Iran beat Mexico 2-1 in a Round-of-16 match of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the...

    Indian Board Presidents XI vs New Zealand, 1st One-day practice: Prithvi Shaw All-round Effort...

    Board President XI in the 1st Practise match against New Zealand defeated the Kiwis by 30 runs to give them a reality check ahead...

    Squad Rotation Likely As Barca Face Olympiakos In Champions League

    Madrid, Oct 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will almost certainly use his side's Champions League tie against Olympiakos on Wednesday to carry out...

    Pankaj Jaiswal Blasts 2nd Fastest Fifty in Indian First-Class History

    In what came as a surprise to the Indian domestic circuit, Himachal Pradesh fast bowler Pankaj Jaiswal blasted the 2nd fastest fifty in the...

    ‘U-17 World Cup A Great Opportunity For India’

    Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Despite his friends in India telling him football will never topple cricket and become the country's top sport, Alan Shearer, the...