ILT20: Marcus Stoinis all set to join Sharjah Warriors

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Marcus Stoinis joins Sharjah Warriors

33-year-old Marcus Stoinis, a hard-hitting all-rounder, has been recruited by Sharjah Warriors of the International League Twenty20 (ILT20) for the 2018 season, making him the team’s first Australian import. Let us look at details on Marcus Stoinis joins Sharjah Warriors.

Since Stoinis will be the first player to participate in two overlapping competitions. The Big Bash League and ILT20 will make the transition easy in the upcoming years.

The addition of Stoinis will increase the six-team league’s appeal on a global scale. The tournament, which will run from January 13 to February 12, will also feature 24 UAE players.

Early Life Marcus Stoinis

In addition to representing Western Australia at the under-17 and under-19 levels, Stoinis is an Australian of Greek descent who was born in Perth. At the 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup, Stoinis participated in the Australian under-19 cricket team. He represented Australia at the Hong Kong Sixes the following year.

Stoinis is currently playing Big Bash League

Currently playing for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL), Stoinis will join Chris Woakes, Mohammad Nabi, the former captain of Afghanistan, Moeen Ali, and JJ Smit in the Warriors lineup.

In the most recent ICC T20I world rankings for all-rounders, Stoinis is ranked No. 9, while Sharjah Warriors’ Nabi, Smit, and Moeen also appear in the top 10.

One of the most powerful T20 finishers in the world

White-ball expert Stoinis, who made his debut in 2015 and has played in 57 ODIs and 51 T20Is, has played for a number of IPL teams, including Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Lucknow Super Giants.

Together with Daniel Sams, the 33-year-old owns the T20 format record for the greatest partnership for the seventh wicket. When playing New Zealand in Dunedin in February 2021, the combination scored 92 runs. The high-scoring game won by New Zealand by four runs.

His development into a mature Cricketer

He developed as a batter over time, and his bowling was always useful. In the 2018–19 BBL, he batted first for the Melbourne Stars and has recently been on fire. He is a crucial component of Australia’s aspirations for the ODI World Cup in 2023.

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Current Squad of Sharjah Warriors

Moeen Ali (C), Dawid Malan, Evin Lewis, Marcus Stoinis, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Woakes, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Naveen ul-Haq, Tom Cadmore, Chris Benjamin, Joe Denly, Karthik Meiyappan, M Javed Siddique, Alishan Sharafu, M Jawad Ullah, Mark Deyal, JJ Smit and Bilal Khan.

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