Stoinis hoping for India role

14 September 2017 00:19:37 GMTPlus10

Marcus Stoinis says he is ready to go for Australia should he be handed a fifth international cap on the tour of India.

All-rounder Stoinis, who is re-locating to his native Western Australia this winter following a spell with Victoria, top scored with an innings of 76, including four fours and five sixes, as the Australians completed a 103-run win over an Indian Board President's XI in Chennai earlier this week.

And, having been overlooked for the ICC Champions Trophy in England this summer, he hopes to have done enough for a recall.

"There's a lot of people in the same position that haven't been selected for a while," he said.

"In every series there are people that are hard done by. Obviously, I feel as though I am ready to go and want to play but for one reason or other I haven't been.

"But selection not going someone's way happens every single series. Selection is tough and not all of us understand what goes on."

His Melbourne Stars team-mate James Faulkner is arguably viewed as a rival for his place in the Aussie 50-over team, but Stoinis said: "He's probably more on the bowling side; me probably more on the batting side.

"I am not a selector, but maybe there is room for both of us - let's wait and see."

Australia are 11.00 to win the five-match ODI series in India, with the hosts priced at 1.025 and 2.25 to win the series 4-1.

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