CWC 2019: Marcus Stoinis ruled out of match against Sri Lanka
Australia’s right arm medium pacer Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of Australia’s match against Sri Lanka scheduled on 15th of June, Sunday at the Kennington Oval in London.
The side’s captain Aaron Finch have confirmed Stoinis’ absence to the media on Friday.
“He won’t be available again for tomorrow. He hasn’t bowled yet in his recovery over the last couple of days,”
“So having four days between this game and the next game, I think that will be the ideal time to really test him out and assess him,” he added.
It can be noted that Stoinis was also absent in the previous match of Australia that was against Pakistan carrying the side strain and he has been further assessed today (Friday) before being sidelined.
Finch further said, “But I think over the over the next five, six days, there will be a call made on that, just based on what he can and can’t do. We’ve seen him batting and running, no problem. Just he hasn’t tried to bowl yet. Just waiting for the injury to settle down a bit more.”
Earlier today, Australia coach Justin Langer came out saying that the absence of Marcus Stoinis is “problematic” to maintain the balance of their side. The reigning champions have been fighting over the fitness issue of their key all-rounder.
Replacement Mitchell Marsh reached London to join the squad but Australia are waiting for any possible recovery of Stoinis’ left side strain that he suffered while bowling against India on Sunday.