Cricket’s mega-tournament, the ICC Cricket World Cup, is scheduled to begin from May 30. Defending and five-time champions Australia will start their journey in England and Wales.
Currently they are playing a five-match ODI series against Pakistan. The series is played in UAE where the Kangaroos have already won the first two games. They have also won the ODI series against India recently.
But that series brought an unwanted hazard. Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis broke his right hand thumb and missed one game against India. However he is confident of playing in the upcoming World Cup.
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The all-rounder had bowled eight overs in two games against Pakistan so far. There he has given 54 runs without picking a wicket. As the Aussie top-order fired in the series, his batting was not required by the team.
“I’m pretty happy it didn’t keep me out for too long,” he was quoted as saying by the ICC website.
“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,” Stoinis added.
After the Pakistan series gets over, Stoinis will join IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. If Stoinis is selected for World Cup, he will join a camp in Brisbane before flying to England.
“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,” Stoinis was quoted as saying.