T20 World Cup: Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis on verge of bowling again after hamstring injury

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Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis says his hamstring is on the mend and he may be ready to bowl again in the next warm-up match against India on Wednesday. Stoinis sustained the injury during the Indian Premier League.

Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (Image Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marcus Stoinis on verge of bowling again after hamstring injury
  • Marcus Stoinis sustained the injury during Indian Premier League
  • Australia will face India in their 2nd warm-up match on Wednesday
Star Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who sustained a hamstring injury during the Indian Premier League (IPL) is ready to bowl again in the next warm-up match against India on Wednesday ahead of the T20 World Cup.

I didn’t bowl tonight but it’s tracking pretty well,” Stoinis said of the hamstring.

“I feel like it’s on the right track and it’s ready to go. I guess I’ll probably bowl in that next game.”

Stoinis scored 28 from 23 balls in Australia’s three-wicket win over New Zealand on Monday in a warmup in Abu Dhabi and was upbeat about his fitness.

Batting at five, Stoinis shared in a 48-run stand with number four batsman Steve Smith (35) as Australia fielded a nearly full-strength team following the return of senior players, who opted out of recent tours with the T20 squad.

Stoinis’s bowling would be a boost for Australia, who opted for a four-man specialist attack and seam-bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who leaked 53 runs for his four overs against New Zealand.

“I think it’s a good start,” Stoinis said.

“We obviously haven’t played together for a while, so that was nice to firstly get a win, but two, to try a few new things and give a few people a crack.”

Australia face India in Dubai on Wednesday ahead of their World Cup opener against South Africa on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

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