Australia include Marcus Stoinis in squad for second Test against Sri Lanka

first_imgAustralia include Marcus Stoinis in squad for second Test against Sri LankaAll-rounder Marcus Stoinis has played 24 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20 internationals for Australia, but is yet to make his Test debut.advertisement Reuters SydneyJanuary 26, 2019UPDATED: January 26, 2019 19:59 IST Marcus Stoinis has been in decent form in the first-class cricket in 2018-19 season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMarcus Stoinis has played 24 ODIs and 17 Twenty20 internationals for AustraliaStoinis has replaced Matt Renshaw in the Test squadAustralia crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in the first TestAustralia added uncapped all-rounder Marcus Stoinis to their squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka and released opener Matt Renshaw for Big Bash League duty, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Saturday.Australia crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs inside three days in the day-night Test in Brisbane on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.”We made the decision to add Marcus to give us flexibility to play an all-rounder in the event the conditions require an extra bowling option in the lineup,” national selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.Stoinis has played 24 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20 internationals for Australia, but is yet to make his Test debut.The 29-year-old has scored 298 runs, including three half-centuries, and claimed 10 wickets in four Sheffield Shield matches in the 2018-19 season for Western Australia.”Marcus has been a consistent performer this season, he’s displayed strong all-round form in first class cricket and continued that form into the Australian ODI series against India,” Hohns added.Meanwhile, Renshaw, who missed the first Test, will link up with his Brisbane Heat team mates for their upcoming Big Bash League fixtures.The second Test begins on February 2 at Manuka Oval in Canberra.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Marcus Stoinislast_img

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