According to the recent reports, the Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis may not be able to feature in the second ODI against India after he sustained an injury during the series opener on Friday. He was looking in unbearable pain after delivering the second ball of his seventh over of India’s run chase. He left the field immediately and Glenn Maxwell completed the over.
Describing the extent of his injury, cricket.com.au revealed that the 31-year-old suffered a “left-side pain” and will be going through scans to determine the extent of the injury. Stoinis’ injury may put all-rounders Cameron Green and Moises Henriques in contention for the second ODI at the SCG on Sunday.
Steve Smith, who had amassed a 62-ball century in the 66-run win for Australia, said the team is keeping its fingers crossed on Stoinis’ situation.
As per the quotes in cricket.com.au, Smith said, “I don’t know how Stoinis is. I haven’t seen him but fingers crossed he’s OK. But if he’s not then someone has to come in, and someone who’s a bowler so perhaps Cameron (Green).”
Green has been in good form both with bat and ball during the Sheffield Shield.
Talking about Green, Smith explained, “He’s obviously started the Shield season really well, and he’s a bright talent. I faced him for a couple of balls this afternoon in the nets before the game, it was the first time I’ve seen him bowl and he bowls a heavy ball. So he looks an impressive talent and if he gets an opportunity, hopefully, he can take it with both hands.”
Stoinis was dismissed on a golden duck batting at No.4 in Australia’s mammoth total of 374 for 6 and bowled steadily for his figures of 0-26 from 6.2 overs.