Marcus Stoinis heads home to Western Australia, full squad revealed

Marcus Stoinis heads home to Western Australia, full squad revealed

Joining him this summer will be all-rounder Matthew Spoors who has been handed a rookie contract in the Western Australia squad

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis hits six sixes in an over playing for NPS in Brisbane. (© Getty Images)

Marcus Stoinis, one of the key cogs in the Victoria Bushrangers side is now set to make a comeback to his home state of Western Australia for the 2017-18 season. The all-rounder who spent the past five summers playing with the side has been Victoria’s second-leading run scorer in the Sheffield Shield for the past three years, behind only Test batsman Peter Handscomb.

Joining him this summer will be all-rounder Matthew Spoors who has been handed a rookie contract in the Western Australia squad for the first time.

Stoinis, who turns 28 this week on Wednesday, made his debut for the warrior in the 2008-09 season. He then subsequently made a move to Melbourne in 2012 and his change of states led to consistent output at domestic level and international selection in the limited-overs formats.

Speaking to the local media, Western Australia head coach Justin Langer was quoted as saying, “We’re thrilled to have Marcus coming home to Western Australia, not only because he’s an extremely talented player but he’s a great character as well.”

“Young Matt Spoors is an exciting young talent. I love his dancing feet; a lot of kids these days have really slow footwork, but Matt’s got really fast batting feet.”

“Twelve players have been Australian representatives and that’s a great tribute to the program we’re running here at the WACA.”

With the upcoming season to take place sometime in October, the teams are prepping up well to win the coveted title. Gone from WA’s last year’s squad are retired batsman Adam Voges, along with Nathan Rimmington, Ryan Duffield, Josh Nicholas and Liam O’Connor.

The current full squad

Western Australia squad

Ashton Agar (Cricket Australia contract), Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, William Bosisto, Hilton Cartwright (CA), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Simon Mackin, Shaun Marsh, David Moody, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Jonathan Wells, Sam Whiteman.

Rookies

Alex Bevilaqua, Jake Carder, Kyle Gardiner, Clint Hinchcliffe, Matthew Kelly, Matthew Spoors.