Yet another key player in the ICC World Cup 2019 picks up an injury. The all-rounder of Australia Marcus Stoinis picked up a side strain, which will see him stay away from the upcoming clash against Pakistan cricket team. Meanwhile, the lanky all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was asked to travel to England as a precautionary measure.
The right-handed all-rounder has been their vital cog in the ODI format of the game. He already got a lot to deliver on his shoulder during the crunch moments of the game. But, unfortunately, he suffered a side strain when it mattered the most for Australia.
Marcus Stoinis picked up side strain:
Meanwhile, the other all-rounder Mitchell Marsh gets the call-up to join the side. In a case of a serious strain to Marcus Stoinis, he will be drafted into the main squad. Perhaps, this would be the glorious chance for Mitchell Marsh to settle in the squad.
ICC rules state that a player ruled out of the World Cup can’t be added back to the squad. Marsh was supposed to be in England for the A tour later this month. But, his departure from Australia was fast-tracked to allow the option of a back-up allrounder
In between, the Australian team would hope no such thing happens, as Marcus Stoinis has been their match-winner in the last couple of years.
The injury to Marcus Stoinis was caused when he was involved in the team against the Indian National Cricket Team. Though he leaked runs in his initial overs, he came back well in the death overs by picking the wickets of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the Indian Skipper Virat Kohli.
However, he didn’t have the best of the times with the bat. He was cleaned up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his 2nd delivery, which saw Alex Carey run out of partners in the end.