Marcus Stoinis Biography
An Australian cricketer with who bears Greek roots, Marcus Stoinis was born on 16 August 1989 in Perth. Playing as an all-rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler.
Stoinis began his career from his home-state Western Australia. He was a part of Under-17 as well as the Under-19 Western Australia cricket team. His performances earned him a place in the Australian under-19 cricket team during the 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup.
In 2008, he made it the List A for Western Australia. Also, he represented Australia at the Hong Kong Sixes, an annual cricket tournament held at the Kowloon Cricket Club.
Stoinis’ international career began in August 2015 when he played against England in a Twenty20 International. A month later, he played his first ODI against the same team.
However, his performance was not impressive in both the matches.
Rise to Glory
In his second ODI match, Stoinis took three wickets and scored an unbeaten 146 against the Kiwis at Auckland. It was the highest ODI score ever from a batsman at number seven.
However, that was not enough for the Aussies to win the match but Stoinis was named the Man of the Match.
Stoinis has contributed his cricketing skills to Perth Scorchers and Victoria. Presently, he is the part of Western Australia and the Melbourne Stars.
He was auctioned to the Delhi Daredevils team for the 2015 Indian Premier League. In 2016, he was signed by the Kings XI Punjab for Rs. 55 lakhs. Using the Right to Match option during the 2018 IPL auction, KXIP got the services of Stoinis for a whopping Rs 6.2 crores.