Marcus Stoinis

Australia
Age
August 16, 1989 (32 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Perth
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

A hard-hitting batsman and a pretty effective medium-pace bowler, Marcus Stoinis first came into the limelight in the Under-19 2008 World Cup. He played just three games and scored four runs and did not bowl a single ball. However, a year later, Stoinis made his first-class and List A debut for Western Australia. He couldn’t really go on and cement his place in the Western Australian sides. Thus, that prompted him to shift his base to Victoria.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
54
-
Bowling
-
84
-

Team played

Australia, Australia A, Kent, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Western Australia, Victoria, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Barbados Tridents, Australians

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
47
44
7
1151
146*
31.11
1251
92.01
1
6
98
38
T20I
29
24
8
384
78*
24
292
131.51
0
1
35
13
Test
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
48
43
14
749
53
25.83
555
134.95
0
3
59
29

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
47
44
1533
1548
34
3/49
6.06
45.53
45.09
0
0
0
T20I
29
19
266
376
11
2/27
8.48
34.18
24.18
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
48
39
539
869
24
4/15
9.67
36.21
22.46
1
0
0

He moved in the 2012 – 2013 season and played club cricket, scoring a truckload of runs. It was on the back of the runs he had scored in club cricket that Stoinis found a place in the Victoria squad for Sheffield Shield. He started with a bang as he smashed a superb 170 against Tasmania and that was the knock that ensured Stoinis was in for a long haul. Stoinis topped the run charts for Victoria in the 2014 – 2015 season and hence, he found a place in the Australia A squad that travelled to India in July 2015.

While Stoinis didn’t feature in the One-Day A tri-series that featured India A, Australia A and South Africa A, he played both red-ball games (unofficial Test matches). The right-handed all-rounder did well in the four-day games as he scored 96 runs at an average of 48.00. With the ball, he picked up three wickets as well.

That combined with his exploits in the 2014 – 2015 domestic season may have well prompted Australia to give Stoinis a go. While he made both his ODI and T20I debut in 2015, Stoinis had to wait for his turn before he started becoming a regular member of the Australian side in the shorter formats in 2017. That knock of 146 not out against New Zealand was a coming of age one for Stoinis.

Since then, he has been a big part of the ODI and T20I sides for Australia. He is one of their premier all-rounders. He can move around the batting order and bowls a heavy ball. In his five-year-long international career so far, Stoinis has played 65 matches, has aggregated 1322 runs and scored one hundred and six fifties in international cricket. With the ball, he has picked up 42 wickets.

ODI Career

It was back in 2015 that Marcus Stoinis first featured in international cricket. After consistently performing well for Victoria and Australia A, he was finally rewarded with a spot in the Australian white-ball teams that played the ODI and T20I series post the Ashes in 2015. However, Stoinis played only one ODI in 2015. He batted at No. 8 in that game, scoring just 4 and returning with figures of 0/17 from the four overs he bowled.

Having disappeared for a couple of years, he returned to the Australian ODI side in early 2017 again when they toured New Zealand for three ODIs (Chappell-Hadlee Trophy). It was there that Stoinis stamped his authority and smashed a stunning 146, almost taking Australia to an improbable win. Since then, the Victorian all-rounder has been a big part of the Australian white-ball setup.

Despite scoring 188 runs and picking up three wickets in two innings in New Zealand, Stoinis was overlooked for the 2017 Champions Trophy. However, he travelled to India on what was a white-ball tour which consisted of five ODIs and three T20Is. He did well there as he amassed 153 runs at an average of 76.50 and a strike rate of 87.43. With the ball, he kept things tight and took a couple of wickets.

Stoinis continued his good run against England in the ODIs post the 2017 – 2018 Ashes series. He scored three half-centuries in that series and had an excellent strike rate of 111.06. However, after that series was the time when Stoinis’s slump started. While he was getting a big score once in a while, there were plenty of games where he was inconsistent and threw away starts regularly. He scored just 76 runs in five ODIs in England before returning with 79 runs in three ODIs against South Africa at home. In the series against the Proteas, it was with the ball that Stoinis made headlines, picking up eight wickets.

Stoinis did regain some form with the bat against India when he played two series against them, one at home and the other one in India. In seven innings, he managed to score 226 runs at an average of 45.2. He even took six wickets in the two series combined. Being one of the few premier fast bowling all-rounders in the country, Stoinis was picked for the 2019 World Cup and was Australia’s key player as he was the only fast-bowling all-rounder in the side.

However, Stoinis had a forgettable 2019 World Cup. In eight games, he could make just 87 runs. He averaged 14.50 and had a strike rate of 76.99. He did marginally better with the ball, picking seven wickets and went at 6.10 runs per over. Nevertheless, it was a shoddy tournament for him.

Hence, poor form meant that he was axed from the ODI team after the mega event in England. However, with Steve Smith suffering a blow on the head in the practice session, Stoinis got a chance to make a comeback in the ODI team recently. He played the ODI series against England and batted at No. 3 in the absence of Smith. His bowling has diminished and he bowls quite less when compared to his previous performances.

Overall, Stoinis has played 43 ODI matches and has scored 1102 runs at an average of 33.39 and a strike rate of 92.53. With the ball, he has picked up 33 wickets and has an economy of 6.18 in ODI cricket.

T20I Career

T20Is haven’t been Stoinis’s most favoured format. Despite doing well in domestic T20s, he just hasn’t found the tempo in international cricket.

It was the T20I format which gave Stoinis his first experience of international cricket. It was straight after the 2015 Ashes that he was thrown in for a T20I against England. On debut, he scored 10 runs in eight balls and bowled just one over. His next T20I came more than two years later. It was in India and he played just one game. He didn’t bat in that match and returned with figures of 1/20 from his four overs.

However, 2018 was a year when Stoinis played a lot of T20I matches. He played as many as 15 games and yet couldn’t find consistency either with bat or ball. He was failing all year. Be it in the Trans-Tasmanian tri-series Trophy or in England, in the tri-series in Zimbabwe or even at home, Stoinis failed to make a mark. It was only against India in late 2018 that Stoinis was able to accumulate some runs. He made 62 runs in three innings and was dismissed just once against India. With the ball, he was very expensive, going at more than 12 runs an over.

Hence, Stoinis was ousted from the T20I side. However, the Victorian all-rounder went to the Big Bash League and emerged as the leading run-getter, showing great consistency. However, that was at the top of the order and Australia were in search of finishers.

Yet, he was given another chance recently in the three-match T20I series against England. While he was criticised heavily for his batting approach in the first T20I when he scored 23 off 18 balls, he came back decently with scores of 35 and 26. With Mitchell Marsh doing well, Stoinis’s spot may not be fixed for long.

On the whole, Stoinis has played 22 T20I games and has batted in 17 of them. He has aggregated 220 runs and averages 20.00. He has a strike rate of 122.91. Moreover, he has picked up nine wickets at an economy of 8.32.

IPL Career

Marcus Stoinis was first bought by Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in the IPL auction for the 2015 season. However, the Australian all-rounder did not feature in a single game that season. In 2016, Stoinis was bought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for INR 55 lakhs. He stayed there for three seasons and played 19 matches in 2016, 2017 and 2018 combined. He scored 262 runs at an average of 23.82 and a strike rate of 125.96 and took 13 wickets for KXIP.

In 2018, he was one of the expensive Australian buys as he fetched INR 6.2 crore in the auction. Despite that, KXIP traded him with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the 2019 season. For RCB, the Australian all-rounder played 10 games and was pretty good. He made 211 runs at an average of 52.75 and a strike rate of 135.26. With the ball, his returns were poor for RCB as he picked just two wickets. However, despite a decent season, Stoinis was released by RCB and he was pouched by Delhi Capitals in the IPL auction for the 2020 season.

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