Marcus Stoinis, Australia all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Stoinis' all-round skills key to Australia's chances in quadrennial event

Nicknamed the ‘The Hulk' due to his bulging muscles, Stoinis has been a vital cog in the Australia limited overs setup for two years.

Gaurav Joshi, Apr 26, 2019 19:20:19 IST

Marcus Stoinis came into the limelight after his mind-boggling innings of 146* in his second game for Australia. Arriving at the crease at 54 for the loss of 5 wickets, Stoinis plundered 11 sixes and nine fours to showcase his supremacy and brute power. Nicknamed the ‘The Hulk' due to his bulging muscles, Stoinis has been a vital cog in the Australia limited overs setup for two years.

Marcus Stoinis hammered a 60-ball 76 and also scalped a wicket. Image courtesy: Twitter @CricketAus

Marcus Stoinis celebrates a wicket. Image courtesy: Twitter @CricketAus

Stoinis is the only fast bowling all-rounder in the 15-man squad which makes him a priceless commodity. In 33 matches for Australia, he is averaging 38.52 with the bat and 46.23 with the ball. Stoinis is expected to bat at No.5 or No.6 and will be given the duties of finishing the innings with the bat. His incredible strength and ability to loft the ball down the ground makes him a terror to bowl to at the end.

While he had a wretched series against Pakistan scoring 10, 2 and 4 in his last three innings, his form over the past 12 months has been exceptional. However, one weakness in Stoinis' game is his inability to rotate strike. He tends to consume too many dot balls and is predominately a boundary hitter.

Stoinis is a wily medium pacer that likes to bang the ball into the deck and has a range of cutters in his armoury. In recent times, he has been assigned the duties to bowl at the death and through the middle phase of the match. He is expected to share the fifth bowling duties with Glenn Maxwell and will be targeted by the opposition. But as he has shown throughout his ODI career, he has an uncanny knack of taking a wicket and breaking an important partnership. Stoinis' contribution with the bat and ball will be crucial to Australia's chances.

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Updated Date: May 16, 2019 14:03:50 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254