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Cricket World Player of the Week - Marcus Stoinis


On the back of an unbeaten 147 against Sydney Sixers, the highest-ever individual score in the Big Bash League, Stoinis is leading the run charts in BBL 09.

After being dropped from the Australian white-ball sides following an ordinary World Cup, Stoinis has channeled all his energy into the Big Bash League to come back to his explosive best.

Stoinis was neck and neck with Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell but with a big ton, he has ensured that he is now well ahead in the race. He is currently the highest run-scorer in the ongoing season of Big Bash League with 478 runs from 9 innings at a ridiculous average touching 80 and a strike rate of 135.

Apart from his majestic 147-run knock, Stoinis has also struck four half-centuries and has been super consistent for the Stars at the top of the order.

Stoinis reached his half-century off 36 balls against Sydney Sixers on Sunday and went hell for leather after that. It was the 15th over from Tom Curran which opened the floodgates as the all-rounder plundered 26 runs. Another 24-run over from Ben Dwarshuis meant that he batted the opposition out of the match by taking his team to a huge 219-run total.

The Australian recall for Stoinis then, should not be far ahead.

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