Australia’s Marcus Stoinis eager to continue floating experiment against India


Sydney: Aggressive Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is confident he could become the ultimate floating batsman in limited-overs cricket after a successful stint opening in the Indian Premier League.

Stoinis, who has fashioned a successful career as a hard-hitting middle-order batsman who can close out an innings, was promoted to open for the Delhi Capitals by coach Ricky Ponting on their journey to the final in the UAE

Ponting has now joined Justin Langer’s staff for the limited-overs series against India that starts on November 27 in Sydney and Stoinis has told the former Australia captain he is willing to continue with the flexibility experiment.

“Punter’s (Ponting) a big believer in me and wants to give me responsibility in the teams that he’s been in charge of, but I’ve got to be adaptable,” Stoinis said. “I’m just happy to be involved wherever they feel I can have my biggest impact in the game.