Marcus Stoinis all set to make his debut
Stoinis, who made his first class debut in 2009, was part of the Australian squad, which took part in the 2008 under-19 World Cup, alongside players like Steven Smith, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood and James Pattinson.
During last summer, Stoinis made 785 runs at an average of 49 in the Sheffield Shield, after which he was selected for the Australia-A side that toured India.
In the two matches against India-A, Stoinis averaged 48.00 with the bat while taking three wickets at an average of 31.00.
Speaking about Stoinis’ selection, Smith stated that the 26-year-old deserves a chance as he has shown a lot of promise in domestic cricket.
“I played in the Under-19 World Cup with Stoinis in Malaysia, and he’s certainly come a long way.
“He’s improved every year, he’s thrown up good performances first of all for WA (Western Australia) then moving over to Victoria it was a big move for him.
“He’s put the numbers on the board and thoroughly deserves an opportunity here tomorrow.”
Stoinis will partner David Warner at the top of the order while Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh will form the middle order.
Mitchell Starc will lead the bowling attack consisting of pace bowlers Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins alongside the leg spinner, Cameron Boyce.
The T20I game, which will kick-start the limited overs’ campaign between Australia and England, will get underway on 31st August in Cardiff.
Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Steve Smith (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Cameron Boyce.
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