Australia’s Stoinis suffers hamstring injury in IPL match

Australia are awaiting news on all-rounder Marcus Stoinis after he injured a hamstring playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Delhi Capitals, a month before the Twenty20 World Cup, the website reported.

Stoinis has been named in Australia’s 15-man squad for the October-November World Cup after missing tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh and is expected to play a key role.

The 32-year-old pulled up injured after bowling his seventh ball of the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, his team’s first match following the resumption of the tournament in Dubai after a break enforced by rising COVID-19 cases in India.

Stoinis did not play any further part in the match, which Delhi won by eight wickets to the top of the table. Delhi had initially said Stoinis suffered a calf injury but reported it was a left hamstring strain.

The IPL match on Wednesday had gone ahead despite Hyderabad seamer T. Natarajan testing positive for COVID-19 hours before the contest.