Australia allrounder Marcus Stoinis will not be taking part in the home series against the West Indies.
Australia will be playing a 2-match T20I series against the Windies, the first of which is going to be played at Gold Coast. Stoinis will most likely join the team over the weekend.
Stoinis has been suffering from a side strain which he picked up on the 8th of September.
The allrounder has been suffering side strains on both sides of his body for the last three years.
With Stoinis on the verge of being ruled out due to injury, the Australian selection committee are in a fix.
Moreover, the selection committee has decided to keep a minimum of seven batters along with four specialist bowlers for the T20 World Cup.
In last year’s T20 World Cup, Stoinis, Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh were the fifth bowling options for Australia.
There are other players who have recently done well for Australia on the India tour.
The two names that have popped up from that tour are Tim David and Cameron Green. Both of these players were very good in the three T20Is against India recently.
David stitched a match-winning partnership with Matthew Wade in the first T20I at Mohali.
After this, he played another great knock of 54 from 27 balls in Hyderabad to keep Australia in the game.
Green too played well against India but has little T20I experience which is why the selection committee would most likely keep the opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner intact.
Australia has very little time left to finalize the squad for the T20 World Cup.
With injuries to major players right before the main event, the task of selecting the starting XI is becoming quite difficult to handle.
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