Marcus Stoinis: Australian cricketer Marcus Stoinis is joining the UAE’s ILT20, where he will play for Sharjah Warriors in the tournament which starts on January 13th.
The tournament, which is set to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will feature some of the top T20 players from around the world, and Stoinis’ inclusion in the Sharjah Warriors’ roster further solidifies the team’s position as a major contender in the competition.
Marcus Stoinis will be the second Australian cricketer to participate in the inaugural edition of the tournament following Chris Lynn, who will be joining Gulf Giants after playing 11 games for Adelaide Strikers in the current BBL.
The tournament is set to begin in the coming months and all eyes will be on Stoinis and the Sharjah Warriors as they look to make a strong start in the competition.
Participation of Marcus Stoinis
Stoinis is no stranger to T20 cricket, having become a key finisher for the Australian national team in recent years
It is unclear if Marcus Stoinis’ involvement in the ILT20 will be similar to Chris Lynn’s, with the player split between the BBL and the ILT20.
Currently, Marcus Stoinis’ team Melbourne Stars is at the bottom of the BBL table, and it’s likely that he will join the ILT20 when the league stage of the BBL ends on January 25th.
However, there is still a chance for the Stars to qualify for the finals as five teams will advance, which means that Stoinis’ participation in the ILT20 is still uncertain.
Marcus Stoinis’s Statement on Joining ILT20 League:
Marcus Stoinis: In a statement, Marcus Stoinis expressed his excitement about joining Sharjah Warriors for the inaugural edition of the UAE’s ILT20. He stated that it is a great opportunity for him to gain valuable playing experience in a tournament like this, especially as he is preparing for a busy year filled with cricket.
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He further expressed his delight to be a part of the team in the league’s historical first edition. Marcus Stoinis is excited to be joining the Sharjah Warriors and is looking forward to the opportunity to play against some of the best T20 players in the world.
The ILT20 tournament is expected to be a highly competitive and exciting competition, with many of the world’s top T20 teams and players set to participate.
The tournament is also expected to be a major draw for fans and spectators from around the world, and Marcus Stoinis’ presence in the Sharjah Warriors’ lineup will likely attract a large number of Australian fans to the UAE to support the team.