Stoinis is going to flex his cricket muscles in Durban

Henry

The opening match of the SA20 tournament between the Sunrisers Eastern Cape and the Joburg Super Kings may have ended on Wednesday evening at St. George Park rained out, but supporters of South Africa’s own target-and-mocker tournament still have reason to smile.

Cricinfo reports that Marcus Stoinis will soon become part of the Durban’s Super Giants set-up.

Although the 34-year-old Perth native is not currently part of Australia’s one-day cricket plans, he still wants to book his place on the plane to the USA and the West Indies for the T20 World Cup.

And the SA20 tournament certainly makes for some welcome playing time after Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL).

Stoinis currently plays for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL and he excelled with his innings of 55 runs against the Adelaide Strikers.

However, he has been taken out hopelessly too many times for less than ten runs and he will want to boost his level of play again in South Africa.

If the Stars do not qualify for the BBL final, he can play in up to seven games for the Super Giants.

However, his Durban adventure could be cut short if the Aussies approach him for their T20 series against the Windies.

“It is my intention to play T20 cricket for Australia for as long as possible and I believe past performances will boost that goal. However, I will soon be leaving for South Africa to play for the Super Giants and Cricket Australia has been kept up to date,” said Stoinis.

  • Stoinis’ T20 stats:

Batting: 5,148 runs at an average of 30.46 and a strike rate of 137.50. He has a highest score of 147 unbeaten runs.

Bowling: 108 wickets at an average of 28.18. He takes a wicket with every 18th delivery he bowls.

  • Durban’s Super Giants are in action this afternoon against MI Cape Town at Kingspark. The match starts at 17:30 and the action is broadcast live on SuperSport.