Australia Cricket Team all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who sustained a side strain will return to action in their next game against Bangladesh at the Trent Bridge. The Aussies are currently at the second spot with eight points from five matches after host England.
Stoinis available for selection against Bangladesh
Marcus Stoinis picked up an injury during their game against India on June 9. As a result, he missed the next two clash while the managed called Mitchell Marsh as a cover-up. However, Stoinis has recovered in time to be available for selection for the clash against Bangladesh. After missing Australia’s past two games, Stoinis bowled for the best part of an hour on Tuesday. He also showed no signs of pain while batting and fielding.
Australia head coach Justin Langer indicated that Marcus Stoinis will be a part of the 15-member squad for the game against Bangladesh. But he didn’t confirm whether he will be in the first XI or not. He also said Stoinis had been determined to prove his fitness since he injured himself against India 10 days ago.
“We’ve been monitoring him,” said the coach. “He’s an elite athlete, he’s an elite professional. “He’s done everything possible to get himself fit. He wouldn’t give up the opportunity for anything, would he?” he added.
When quipped whether Marcus Stoinis will return to the playing XI directly, Justin Langer refused to divulge on that. The all-rounder has had a silent World Cup so far and will want to set the stage on fire when he returns to action later in the tournament.
“He’s a chance,” Langer said.
In conclusion, Justin Langer also confirmed Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was omitted for Australia’s win over Sri Lanka due to soreness will be available for selection in the clash against Bangladesh. Coulter-Nile has had a good tournament with both bat and ball and will hope to keep up the good work.