World Cup 2019 Australia’s Stoinis ruled out of Pakistan match


Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of Wednesday’s World Cup match against Pakistan at Taunton with a side strain.

The 28-year-old suffered the injury while bowling in Sunday’s 36-run defeat by India.

Mitchell Marsh will fly to England as cover but Australia will wait before deciding whether to replace Stoinis in the squad.

If an injured player is replaced, he cannot play again in the World Cup.

Stoinis, who has played in all three Australia matches, has scored 19 runs in two innings and taken four wickets at 29.25 apiece.

Marsh, 27, was part of the Australia squad that won the 2015 World Cup but has not played a one-day international since January 2018.

He has scored 1,428 runs at an average of 35.70 and taken 44 wickets at 35.54 in 53 ODIs.

Marsh was due to travel to England later this week for an Australia A tour.

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