Marcus Stoinis
In just 17 balls against SL, Marcus Stoinis scored 50 runs.

The hosts exceeded their goal of 158 with 21 balls remaining thanks to Marcus Stoinis, who hammered 59 off 18 balls to completely shut down the Sri Lankan attack.

Marcus Stoinis, who guided the hosts of the Twenty20 World Cup to victory against Sri Lanka, claimed that Australia’s “backs are still against the wall” when they play England on Friday. The home team and defending champions defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Perth on Tuesday after taking a beating on the first day from New Zealand. The Sri Lankan attack was destroyed by Stoinis’ 59 off 18 balls, helping the hosts reach their goal of 158 with 21 balls remaining. Australia’s bitter foes England, who defeated Afghanistan in their opening match in Melbourne, are the next opponents.

Stoinis is aware that his team’s chances of successfully defending their throne are slim. Backs are still, I believe, against the wall, said Stoinis. It will be a hugely crucial game for us.

“I have no idea what the equations will be as the competition progresses. Since it has been raining a little in Australia as well, we’ll try to win that match.

Together with the hosts, England was considered one of the tournament’s early favorites after dominating Australia in a recent three-match T20 series. Nothing would please them more than to lead Australia out the door.

Jos Buttler’s England team, according to Stoinis, is “a very, very excellent team.” “They covered all bases with a very strong batting lineup, talented bowlers, and a nice combination of left- and right-farmers, spinners, and leg spinners.”

“Obviously, we didn’t start this World Cup campaign the way we wanted to, but it’s wonderful to be on board,” he continued. At the MCG on Friday, a major game is scheduled.

In his 18-ball blitz, Stoinis smashed the Sri Lankan bowlers, notably the spinners Mahesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga, with four fours and six sixes. The Indian Premier League helped Perth-born Stoinis develop into a power batter, he said.

The IPL, according to the 33-year-old, “really transformed my cricket and helped me evolve. It’s not just playing on the wickets, either; it also features instructors from all over the world and players from other nations.”

“I’ve played in the IPL for a number of years for a number of teams, so you come across a range of approaches and mentalities about how to play spin so it has definitely helped me better,” the player said.

This year, Stoinis represented the Lucknow Super Giants team.

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