Delhi Capitals and Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will have a scan later on Thursday after suffering a hamstring injury during an Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Stoinis injured his left hamstring early in his second over, limping off the pitch and missing the rest of the game on Wednesday.
The Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets to move to the top of the standings.
Sunrisers fast bowler Thangarasu Natarajan, tested positive for Covid-19 and was placed in isolation hours before the match on Wednesday. The club was also without all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who was identified as a close contact of Natarajan.
He has been chosen in Australia’s 15-man World Cup team after missing the West Indies and Bangladesh tours, and he is anticipated to play a crucial part.
The T20 World Cup begins in a month, and Stoinis is anticipated to play a vital role in Australia’s effort to win the trophy for the first time.
His hamstring problem is believed to be slight, and the allrounder will have scans within the next 24 hours.
Stoinis’s ability to bat in the bottom order, a position the Aussies have struggled to fill, makes him a particularly important component of Australia’s T20 preparations.
“My next phase, the way I see it, over the next three years I want to be not only the best finisher in Australia, I want to be the best finisher in the world,” Stoinis told ESPN recently.