Champions Trophy 2017 May 17, 2017

Stoinis passed fit for Champions Trophy

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Marcus Stoinis will fly to England with Australia's Champions Trophy squad after he was declared fit to play in the tournament today in Brisbane. Stoinis was a doubtful starter due to an injury he picked up at the IPL on May 5; he had hurt his right shoulder when he landed awkwardly while attempting a catch during a training session with his franchise, Kings XI Punjab.

After having scans done in India, Stoinis had returned to Australia to rehabilitate. A Cricket Australia spokesperson confirmed Stoinis had passed his fitness test, saying on the CA site that "he bowled today and medical staff were happy with his progress".

Stoinis, a 27-year-old allrounder, played five matches in the IPL, scoring only 17 runs in three innings and taking two wickets before being ruled out. He has played three ODIs for Australia and has a batting average of 96 in the format, primarily courtesy his 146 not out against New Zealand in January.

The Champions Trophy begins on June 1, with Australia set to play New Zealand in their first game in Birmingham on June 2.

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  •   786.A.R. on May 19, 2017, 15:58 GMT

    Marcus stoinis shining example of the year ,ave 96 . impressive.

  • shujik0510983 on May 19, 2017, 8:20 GMT

    james faulkner far better than stoinis

  • cornel0635077 on May 18, 2017, 8:58 GMT

    Wake me when the real a.k.a. test cricket starts

  • N on May 18, 2017, 6:31 GMT

    Bad news for Australia and good news for the opposition.

  • Terry on May 18, 2017, 6:14 GMT

    Is in the squad via ONE innings. Would have picked Handscomb myself as I think specialist batsmen are a must.

  • Pupalan on May 18, 2017, 2:49 GMT

    I am surprised people feel there is anything left to debate in CA's cricket team's. They feel they have a winning formula - it does not appear to be stats, risk of injury, number of opportunities vs failure. Its more like well pick who we want ('horses for courses' i.e subjective), get a good advertising campaign to sell the team and 'hard but fair' (i.e aggression and psychological play to overcome the opponent). Stoinis is not the player I would have picked, but we need a diverse team in skill and more. If history is any judge he and Henriques are there to make up the numbers. They have the same game-play with Mitch Marsh and Faulkner - why do we need four pace all-rounders? Madness - where is the logic? In modern sport these unvetted decisions must be scrutinized fairly and independently by the open International media showing the comparative stats and opportunities of all players.

  • Pupalan on May 18, 2017, 2:37 GMT

    I am surprised people feel there is anything left to debate in CA's cricket team's. They feel they have a winning formula - it does not appear to be stats, risk of injury, number of opportunities vs failure. Its more like well pick who we want ('horses for courses' i.e subjective), get a good advertising campaign to sell the team and 'hard but fair' (i.e aggression and psychological play to overcome the opponent). Stoinis is not the player I would have picked, but we need a diverse team in skill and more. If history is any judge he and Henriques are there to make up the numbers. They have the same game-play with Mitch Marsh and Faulkner - why do we need four pace all-rounders? Madness - where is the logic? In modern sport these unvetted decisions must be scrutinized fairly and independently by the open International media showing the comparative stats and opportunities of all players.

  • Craig on May 18, 2017, 2:08 GMT

    Stoinis will provide good all round value but CA will regret omitting James Faulkner. The Tasmanian is a noted big game player.

  • Samarpreet on May 17, 2017, 15:27 GMT

    AUSTRALIAN CT XI should be - Finch Warner Smith Lynn Maxwell Cummins Wade Starc Pattinson Zampa Hazlewood

  • hodorc9993477 on May 17, 2017, 13:20 GMT

    I dont get why people think stoinis is taking faulkners spot in the squad stoinis is very much a batting allrounder(bats 3 for vic) and will bat 5 or 6 whereas faulkner is a bowling allrounder and bats 7 or 8 mostly 8. Hastings maybe even pattinson are there in faulkners spot not stoinis. I still think either him or henriques shouldnt have been picked in place of handscomb, khawaja or bailey

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