Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is confident that his broken thumb will be completely healed before the upcoming World Cup.
The 29-year-old all-rounder faced the right thumb fracture during Australia’s recently concluded tour of India. In the five-match ODI series of that tour, he missed the fourth ODI due to that injury. However, that injury hasn’t annoyed him much yet as he is playing his normal cricket at present.
Since that injury, Marcus Stoinis has played one ODI in India, and he is also playing in the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan in UAE.
The Aussie all-rounder is happy for not missing too many matches due to that injury. He believes that he will be completely fit before the upcoming World Cup.
According to icc-cricket.com, Marcus Stoinis recently said, “I’m pretty happy it didn’t keep me out for too long. It was uncomfortable for a good couple of days. It’s just something I’m going to keep covered up while fielding. But it’s pulled up pretty well. After each game, it’s been okay. I think I’ll be over it by [the World Cup]. I think it should be completely healed within four weeks.”
Marcus Stoinis about his personal life
Due to his recent busy cricket commitments, Marcus Stoinis has missed his family and friends for a long time. After the completion of 2018/19 Big Bash League, he travelled to India for the limited-overs series. Now he is busy to play against Pakistan in UAE, and after this tour, he will come back in India to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing IPL. His family members will meet him during the IPL.
Before the World Cup, Marcus Stoinis can meet with his family again during Australia’s preparation camp in Brisbane. Then his plan will be dependent according to Australia’s World Cup squad selection.
He said, “It has been a long time. Fortunately, it’s always easier when you’re winning and we’re just making sure on my off days, you’re chilling out.
“I’ll have my family come over to meet me in India, and then again, I’ll probably meet them in Brisbane in the World Cup prep. I might bring a couple of mates over for the World Cup, if I’m there, pending selection.
“For me, it’s about having people around, making sure I’m staying in contact with home. But it is a long stint.”
Since his international debut in 2015, Marcus Stoinis has played 49 international matches (updated till 26th March 2019). He has played 30 ODIs and 19 T20Is where the right-handed middle-order batsman has scored 947 runs and 136 runs respectively. Meanwhile, the right-arm medium-pacer has also picked up 24 ODI and nine T20I wickets.
Marcus Stoinis about the present Australian side
Marcus Stoinis is happy with Australia’s recent performances in international cricket. After some struggling periods in the last 12 months, the Australian national cricket team has just started to taste their consistent success.
He said, “The group is coming together well leading up to the World Cup. We’ve had a lot of reflection to do over the last 12 months – on how we’ve been playing, playing in different conditions and people gaining experience. It’s good to get a bit of reward for hard work.”
England and Wales will host the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup from 30th May to 14th July. The record five-time World Cup winners Australia will begin their upcoming World Cup journey as the defending champions. Australia will start their World Cup journey on 1st June against Afghanistan at Bristol.