Australia call-up Marsh after Stoinis's side strain


A final decision on Stoinis' future in the World Cup will be made after he is assessed again in the lead-up to Australia's next game, against Sri Lanka on Saturday at The Oval.

Australia have summoned another all-rounder Mitchell Marsh as potential cover for Stoinis.

He said that there is a forecast of rain in Taunton on Wednesday and there are 80 per cent chances of rain which may abandon the match.

"We are going to have to juggle things around", he said.

"He's just coming a couple days early as a bit of precaution, if Stoinis doesn't recover quick enough or doesn't respond to treatment well enough over the next few days". Steve Smith would remain the go-to batsman for Finch as the batsman has two half-centuries in as many games.

But he was dismissed for a duck and Australia fell 36 runs short of India's total of 352 to lose the match.

When the two sides met in a five-match ODI series in March in UAE, the national selectors had rested Sarfaraz and five other key players for the rubber in which the green shirts were whitewashed.

"You never bank on rain, you prepare for the full 50 overs and you have to work on the spot should that change", he added.

Australia, meanwhile, will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they take on Pakistan.

And they've a whole new bowling attack from the team Australia defeated so convincingly in Sharjah and Dubai, with Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz looking particularly sharp against England in Nottingham. The games would run concurrently with the World Cup tournament.

It is pertinent to mention here that as per the ICC rules, an injured can be replaced during the tournament.

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