Marcus Stoinis hurt his left hamstring while bowling for Delhi Capitals against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. The injury could serve as a major setback for him and Australia, given that T20 World Cup 2021 is just around the corner. The all-rounder is expected to go in for scans within the next 24 hours.
Recently, Stoinis spoke to ESPN Cricinfo about his ambitions for the future. The Australian all-rounder said that he wanted to be the best finisher over the next few years.
“My next phase, the way I see it, over the next three years I want to be not only the best finisher in Australia, I want to be the best finisher in the world,” said Stoinis.
He also talked about his relationship with former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting. Stoinis was full of praise for Ponting and revealed his working relationship with him.
“Ricky is a bloody genius. And a lot of his genius isn’t always about cricket. It’s about how he communicates with people. He understands me quite well. So, he knows how to push my buttons. He knows when to challenge me. He knows when to pump me up.”
“When it comes to game time, we’ve got a good relationship in that I’m sitting in the dugout, I’m asking him what he’s thinking. I’m telling him what bowler I want to target when to send me out, he’s telling me to sort of sit down and relax.”
Marcus Stoinis made himself unavailable for Australia’s recent tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh. However, he is an integral part of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad. His recent injury has certainly given some anxiety in the Australian camp.