Stoinis declared fit for Champions Trophy

Marcus Stoinis
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Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England next month, Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday (May 17).

The all-rounder, who has played three One-Day Internationals for Australia, had injured his shoulder while diving for a ball in a practice session before Kings XI Punjab’s match against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this month and was subsequently ruled out of the Indian Premier League.

Stoinis then flew back to Australia to start the recovery process and bowled at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane before he was declared fit by the team support staff. He has also been training with Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Matthew Wade at the NCC.

Stoinis accrued just 17 runs and picked up two wickets in the five games he played for the KXIP in the tenth edition of the IPL. He will now try to test his fitness in the first warm-up game against Sri Lanka on May 26. Australia then play another warm-up clash against Pakistan on May 29 before starting their campaign on June 3 against New Zealand.

Stoinis will now travel with the team on Thursday while other players, who are playing in the IPL, will join the squad later.