Australia’s all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has recovered from an injury sustained during the IPL and will travel to England for the Champions Trophy.
Stonis had been a concern for Australia after he injured his right shoulder during training with his IPL franchise, the Kings XI Punjab.
He flew home to undergo rehabilitation, which has been successful. A spokesperson for Cricket Australia confirmed that he has returned to bowling, telling CA’s website that ‘he bowled today and medical staff were happy with his progress.’
Stoinis didn’t have the best of spells with the Kings XI Punjab, with only 17 runs and two wickets from his five matches. His teammate, Hashim Amla, enjoyed a prolific spell, becoming just the second player in IPL history to score two or more centuries in one campaign, with 420 runs, at an average of 60.
Stoinis has played three ODIs for Australia and has a highest score of 146, which came against New Zealand earlier this year.
Australia will begin their Champions Trophy campaign against New Zealand in Birmingham on 2 June.