Marcus Stoinis is one of those all-rounders who is regarded as a player who can provide consistency to the team in both the batting and bowling departments.
Stoinis is known for his massive hits and is well suited to T20 cricket. He bowls a heavy ball that is difficult to control, particularly in Australian conditions where the pitches are still bouncy.
In the English autumn, he scores a hattrick for Peterborough Town Cricket Club in the Northampton Premier League (2012 season).
Has the highest ODI score (146*) by an Australian batsman at No. 7.
Following stints with the Western Australia U17 and U19 squads, Stoinis made a name for himself by representing his country at the U19 World Cup in 2008. In the Ford Ranger Cup in 2009, he eventually made his List A debut for Western Australia’s senior team. He also made his Sheffield Shield debut a few days later, both against Queensland.
He appeared in a few games for his team during the season, but he was not a sure thing in the starting lineup. He also played in the Western Australia Grade Cricket competition with his club, Scarborough. He also played for the Northcote club in the Victorian Premier Cricket league, where he made a lot of runs. In the 2012 English season, he moved to England to play for Northampton Town in the Premier League. When he took a hattrick in the tournament, the all-rounder made a name for himself. After that, he was chosen to represent Kent in the Second XI Championship.
Stoinis’ 170-run innings against Tasmania’s cricket team convinced the selectors to include him in the top order for Victoria. In the following season, he maintained his purple patch and finished the 2014/15 Sheffield Shield season as the Victorian team’s leading run-getter. He batted 785 times for a 49.06 average.
Because of his domestic successes in Australia and England, he was called up to the national team.
On August 31, 2015, Stoinis made his international debut in a T20I against the England cricket team in Cardiff. In their 20 overs, the home team managed to score 182/5. Stoinis only bowled one over for a total of 13 runs. The Australians struggled in the chase, falling just 5 runs short of the mark. On 10 off 8 bats, the debutant was unbeaten.
On September 11, 2015, he made his ODI debut against the same opposition in Leeds, just 11 days later. Australia batted first and reached 299/7 in 50 overs, leaving England to chase a ‘not too difficult’ 300-run mark. Stoinis knocked in four runs on five pitches. England won by 3 wickets with 10 deliveries to spare, thanks to skipper Eoin Morgan (92).
Cricket Australia named him to the nationally recruited players list in April 2018. He was named in Australia’s Test squad for the match against Sri Lanka, but he was unable to play.
Stoinis has been in and out of limited-overs teams recently. This hasn’t helped him get a Test spot yet. In the following four years, he played nearly 60 international games before being picked to feature for the ‘Men in Yellow’ at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In the competition, he appeared in eight games, scoring 87 runs and taking seven wickets. He was included in the starting XI for the semi-final match against eventual champions and hosts England.
IPL and BBL career
Marcus Stoinis, 23, was selected by the Perth Scorchers for the 2012/13 Big Bash League season. During the season, he only appeared in three games. He only scored 10 runs in two innings and didn’t get a chance to bowl.
For the 2013/14 season, he joined the Melbourne Stars. In six games, he made the XI and scored 69 runs while taking two wickets. He did not participate in the 2014/15 season.
The Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) were his first IPL franchise in 2015, when they purchased him in an auction. He did not get to play a single game in the tournament, much to his dismay.
After that, he had a successful BBL season with the Stars in 2015/16. He appeared in ten matches and amassed a total of 169 runs. He already had a half-century on the board. He was also a key figure in the bowling department. With 9 wickets, he finished the season as their third-highest wicket-taker.
He made a huge money in the IPL in 2016, when the Kings XI Punjab bought him for INR 5.5 million. In seven games, he scored 146 runs for them, including a half-century. He also made an impact with the ball, taking eight wickets in seven innings.
Stoinis failed to attract attention in the BBL 2016/17 season, scoring just 76 runs in seven games while picking up three wickets.
In IPL 2017, his results dipped once more, with just 17 runs and two wickets to his credit in five matches.
In the BBL’s 2017/18 season, his batting results were crucial for the Stars. In only five matches, he scored 179 runs, with a high of 99. He had a 144 percent strike score. In the same innings, he took five wickets.
Stoinis, on the other hand, was unable to replicate his previous form for Kings XI in the IPL 2018, which was to be his last season with the franchise. He only scored 99 runs in seven matches, with none of them exceeding 30 runs in a single innings. He also didn’t do well with the ball, taking just three wickets during the season.
Despite this, his strong results in the BBL persisted in the 2018-19 season. He ended up becoming the competition’s third-highest run-getter with 533 runs in 13 matches, including four half-centuries, thanks to his new job as opener. Despite this, he was able to keep his strike rate above 130. In addition, he took 14 wickets in 11 innings of bowling.
Marcus Stoinis was traded from the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2019. Throughout the season, he was presented with several chances, but he was unable to capitalise on them properly. He appeared in ten games and scored 211 runs, the highest of which was 46*. He also only took two wickets in six innings of bowling.