Stoinis sets record for most runs in single edition of BBL
Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been in the form of his life with the bat in the ongoing ninth edition of the Big Bash League. He has been praised for his sheer batting skills in crunch situation of the game. The manner in which he goes about his business as the game progresses in his biggest strength.
Marcus Stoinis hogged the limelight as he scored a quickfire 83 off 54 against Sydney Thunder on Thursday. In the process, he has registered his name in the record book by becoming the only player with most runs in a single edition of Big Bash League.
It is also worth mentioning here that it was Stoinis who helped Melbourne Stars reach the final of the BBL 09 season, where they will lock horns with Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, February 08.
Stoinis had surpassed Hobart Hurricanes’ opener D’Arcy Short, who earlier held the BBL record with 637 runs in 2018-19. In 2019-20 edition, Stoinis chipped in with 6 half-centuries including a hundred in his run tally of 695 (16 innings) at an incredible average of 57.91 this season.
As far as overall statistics are concerned, Marcus Stoinis is BBL’s ninth-highest run-scorer as he scored 1,731 runs in 60 matches. Despite giving absolutely everything, Marcus Stoinis was not picked for Australia’s upcoming limited-overs series tour of South Africa.
Mitchell Marsh got the nod ahead of Marcus Stonis who also holds the record for highest runs scored in a single BBL inning. In the ongoing season, he scored an unbeaten 147 off 79 balls against Sydney Sixers.