'Need balance between keeping a core and bringing new guys in' - Marcus Stoinis feels his ODI snub makes 'complete sense'

Stoinis has been left out of Australia's squad for upcoming ODI series against West Indies.

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Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will play for Durban Super Giants after the conclusion of the ongoing Big Bash League. He has been left out of the upcoming ODI series against West Indies, which has opened up room for him to feature in the second edition of the SA20.

Meanwhile, speaking about his omission from the ODI squad after the World Cup, the 34-year-old stated that "it makes complete sense" for the team management to look beyond him after a tournament and added that he had multiple discussions with head coach Andrew McDonald about the same in the last four to six months.

The cricketer also expressed his delight to see Aaron Hardie making his way to the ODI format. Stoinis mentioned that Hardie is playing brilliantly and deserves to get exposed to international cricket. The all-rounder also added that he has no intention to retire from international cricket anytime soon.

“I had a few conversations with Andrew McDonald over the last sort of four to six months. Spoke to George as well. In terms of selections, in terms of the fact that Hardie's coming in, I think that's brilliant. I think it makes complete sense after a World Cup. There needs to be a balance between keeping a core, and bringing new guys in. The next tournament that they're looking forward to is the Champions Trophy, which is 18 months away,” Stoinis was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“I've got no intention of retiring from international cricket or anything like that. I think it makes complete sense. He's (Hardie) been playing brilliantly. He also needs to be exposed in international cricket which I think he's ready for. I'll be going to South Africa for the play for my IPL franchise Lucknow over there which Cricket Australia has been in the loop with the whole time. So I think all makes sense, to be honest,” Stoinis added.

Stoinis is likely to make his Australia return during the T20I series against West Indies. He is also expected to play in the T20I series against New Zealand before playing in the IPL. 

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