SA vs AUS 2nd ODI: Why is Marcus Stoinis not playing South Africa vs Australia second ODI match?

Updated on: Sep 9, 2023 4:20 pm IST

SA vs AUS 2nd ODI why is marcus stoinis not playing

The second ODI match between South Africa and Australia has cricket fans around the world buzzing with anticipation. However, one notable absence from the Australian lineup is Marcus Stoinis, leaving fans curious about the reasons behind his absence.

Why is Marcus Stoinis not playing SA vs AUS 2nd ODI match?

Marcus Stoinis, known for his dynamic all-round abilities, has been a valuable asset to the Australian cricket team. However, for the second ODI against South Africa, he finds himself sidelined. The decision to omit Stoinis from the playing XI has sparked discussions among fans and cricket pundits alike.

The primary reason behind Marcus Stoinis’s absence in this ODI encounter is to provide other players with an opportunity. Team management often makes such strategic decisions to assess the depth of their squad and give fringe players a chance to prove their mettle on the international stage.

Australia captain Mitchell Marsh at Toss: Bit warmer tonight, probably would have bowled first. Looks very similar, it plays better under lights with dew around. Execution is the key here. We have to assess the conditions and see where it takes us. We have two debutants, TIm David and Aaron Hardie come into the side and Ellis comes in place of Hazlewood.

Australia Playing XI

David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey(w), Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa

Bench: Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha

South Africa Playing XI

Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Dewald Brevis, Wayne Parnell, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Tristan Stubbs

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