The extravaganza of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will commence from May 30 in England and Wales with the tournament opening match played between England and South Africa. With this the five-time World Champions; Australia will be defending the title after winning it in 2015 at home. Right now, the Aussie squad is playing a five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE and has already won the first two matches.
One of the big players missing the series against Pakistan is the all-rounder Marcus Stoinis who featured in the ODI series against Indian in foreign grounds. However it was during the India tour, the all-rounder suffered a thumb injury on his right hand and so had to miss one match against the hosts. However, the player said that this is not going to hamper his performance in the upcoming ICC World Cup.
I’m pretty happy it didn’t keep me out for too long says Stoinis
Stoinis delivered eight overs and conceded 54 runs without picking any run in the India tour. Since the top order batsman mainly handled the batting line of the team, he wasn’t required to bat. “I’m pretty happy it didn’t keep me out for too long,” said Stoinis.
He further said that it was uncomfortable for him for a couple of days but then it was alright and he will be back in action in time for the ICC World Cup 2019. “It was uncomfortable for a good couple of days. It’s just something I’m going to keep covered up while fielding. But it’s pulled up pretty well. After each game, it’s been okay. I think I’ll be over it by [the World Cup]. I think it should be completely healed within four weeks,” said Stoinis.
It’s a long stint says Stoinis
Stoinis will be joining his IPL franchisee Royal Challengers Bangalore after the Pakistan series. If he gets selected to the Aussie squad for the World Cup, he will camp in Brisbane before travelling to England and Wales for the mega event. “I’ll have my family come over to meet me in India, and then again, I’ll probably meet them in Brisbane in the World Cup prep. I might bring a couple of mates over for the World Cup, if I’m there, pending selection. For me, it’s about having people around, making sure I’m staying in contact with home. But it is a long stint,” said Stoinis.