Admittedly he wasn’t the headline but scroll a little way down in this article and you’ll find me politely suggesting that Marcus Stoinis was due a recall to the Australian squad.
That was all of six days ago and since then he’s hit a match winning 40 not out from just 23 deliveries for Melbourne Stars against Perth Scorchers.
Well guess what happened today?
The ever reliable The Guardian or The Australian Cricket Newspaper as I call it, advises that Stoinis is indeed the recipient of a recall to Australian colours.
Stoinis has been drafted in as cover for Mitchell Marsh in the ODI series against Pakistan. Marsh was dismissed first ball in the most recent match of the series as the tourists levelled the score at 1-1 with three matches to play. As well as Mitchell Marsh being injured, Chris Lynn has been sent home for scans and you just get the feeling that injury upon injury are going to cost Lynnsanity a regular place in the Ozzie line-up.
Disclaimer: I know that it’s a crap headline but other than Stoinis Join Us I was struggling for alternatives!