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The all-rounder Marcus Stonis has been excluded from Australia’s ODI and T20I squad because of his upcoming tour of South Africa, despite having a brilliant run of shape in the current Big Bash League season while Glenn Maxwell was recalled.
Stoinis, who starts for the Melbourne Stars, ended the tournament as the best run-getter with 612 runs with an impressive average of 55.63 in the league. He also broke the BBL record for the highest individual ranking and secured an unbeaten 147 out of 79 balls at MCG last month. He was also crowned player of the tournament.
“(Stoinis) was unlucky enough not to be there due to the composition of the current top position,” said Trevor Hohns, the Australian men’s national team picker. “It’s great to have a substitute of his caliber in such good shape.”
Stoinis’ Stars teammate Maxwell, who took a break from international cricket last October for psychological reasons, has found a place in both teams and will return in both formats in South Africa in Australian colors.
Hohns explained that the cadres were selected to find the right balance “with a focus on the specific skills that each individual offers in their respective roles”.
“It is fantastic that Glenn is back in both ranks and has his brilliant shape for the stars in the middle row, along with his results with the ball,” said Hohns in a statement. Glenn was one of the first to be selected for the youngest T20 team at the beginning of summer before he dropped out of the game, “he said.
Another notable addition to the squad is seasoned middle-class batsman Matthew Wade, who was picked on the BBL on the back of his good form, while D’Arcy Short and Ashton Turner were left out.
Mitchell Marsh, who headed Perth Scorchers at BBL this year, was also appointed to both ranks, his first ODI assignment since January 2018 and T20I since October 2018.
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“(Marsh) has had tremendous contact with the club for the Scorchers since returning from an injury and is now well bowling again,” said Hohns. His achievements justified his admission to the area where he is a powerful middle-class batsman and handy bowler. “
Australia will play three T20Is first, followed by as many ODIs against South Africa in February and March.
Australia T20I Squad Against South Arica:
Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Australia ODI Squad Against South Africa:
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (vc), Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.