Hussey wants Stoinis in all three formats
Marcus Stoinis is perhaps one of the most in-form Australian players at the moment. He was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in the latest edition of Big Bash League, setting a new tournament record with a tally of 705 runs.
Still the star player was overlooked by the Australian national selectors for the ongoing limited-overs tour of South Africa. In fact, Stoinis has not been a part of Australia since the 50-over World Cup in England last year.
While the national selectors are failing time and again to see the real potential in Stoinis, Melbourne Stars coach David Hussey is of the opinion that not only limited-overs cricket, Australia should play the all-rounder in all three formats of the game.
“He’s probably one of the best all-rounders going around in T20 cricket and probably the longer form of the game as well,” Hussey said.
“If I were a selector of Australia, I think he’d be playing Test match cricket and one-day cricket and T20 cricket for Australia. He’s that talented, he works hard, and is a great team man.”
Stoinis got a chance to prove the selectors wrong as he was part of the Australia A squad against the England Lions in the four-day match at the MCG that concluded on Tuesday. But unfortunate for the 30-year-old cricketer that he had to withdraw form the match due to a shoulder issue.