Stoinis says Aussies will tinker

24 October 2021 12:12:06 CET
Stoinis expecting changes

Marcus Stoinis says Australia are likely to tinker with their side throughout the T20 World Cup after they got the tournament underway with a win over South Africa.

The Aussies are priced at 15/8 to win the tournament and Stoinis says they will utilise their squad to the maximum as they go in search of glory.

Shock Agar call

Coach Justin Langer made the surprise call of dropping Ashton Agar for the opening game, which allowed him to play Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.

Agar is Australia's leading bowler in the T20 format but Stoinis says that just goes to show the strength in depth they possess.

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And he also expects Agar to play his part at some point in the competition as Australia look to win it for the first time.

"There's an argument for everyone to be in the team," Stoinis said after the win. "There's no easy answers and we'll probably just see what happens as the tournament goes on.

"I think everyone's going to get used in this tournament. With these conditions, we've got to adapt as we go.

"He (Agar) has got such a good record, has been so good for us. So I wouldn't be counting anything out."

Maxwell impact

Swashbuckling batsman Glenn Maxwell went on to bowl four overs and Stoinis believes he can be the perfect T20 bowler.

"He's very smart. He's obviously played so much," Stoinis added. "I definitely think he's someone we should be using in this World Cup.

"He did match up well to a few of their left-handers and the wickets suited it, but there's no reason why he won't be bowling (during the rest of the event)."

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