Marcus Stoinis called-up to replace Mitchell Marsh

Marcus Stoinis (left) will join the Australian squad at the end of the Sheffield Shield game for Victoria
Marcus Stoinis (left) will join the Australian squad at the end of the Sheffield Shield game for Victoria
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Uncapped Victoria all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been named as the replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh in the Australian squad for the remainder of Test series against India.

Marsh aggravated a shoulder injury during the first two games in Pune and Bengaluru and has headed back to Australia to consult a specialist. The Western Australia all-rounder had a disappointing series scoring just 48 runs in the four innings and also ended wicketless in the five overs he managed to bowl.

Stoinis has featured in three One-Day Internationals and a solitary Twenty20 International for Australia previously and announced his arrival in the Auckland game against New Zealand where he scored an unbeaten 146 and also picked three wickets.

The 27-year-old is currently featuring for Victoria in Sheffield Shield game against Western Australia and will join the Baggy Green camp in India at the conclusion of the game on 11th March.

The third game will kick-off in Ranchi on 16th March with both India and Australia having won a game each in the first two Tests.

Australia squad for remaining two Tests in India:

Steven Smith (captain), David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon

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