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All-rounder Stoinis cleared to play Champions Trophy

IANS  |  Brisbane 

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis was on Wednesday declared fit to join his squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy, starting in from June 1.

Stoinis had injured his right shoulder during a training session with his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab earlier this month, making him a doubtful starter for the International Cricket Council (ICC) event.

After initial scans in India, Stoinis had returned to to rehabilitate.

A Cricket spokesperson (CA) confirmed the 27-year-old Stoinis had passed his fitness test, saying on the CA site that "he bowled today and medical staff were happy with his progress".

Stoinis played five matches in the IPL, scoring only 17 runs in three innings and taking two wickets before being ruled out.

He has played three One-day Internationals (ODI) for and has a batting average of 96 in the format, primarily courtesy his unbeaten 146 against New Zealand in January.

will start their Champions Trophy campaign against New Zealand in Birmingham on June 2.

--IANS

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