Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (59 not out off 18 balls) came up with an incredible display of big-hitting as the hosts got the better of Sri Lanka by seven wickets in match number 19 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Tuesday, October 25. Chasing 158 for victory in the Group 1 match in Perth, Stoinis recorded the fastest T20I half-century by an Australian, which came off only 17 balls.
Delhi Capitals progressed to their maiden IPL final following an excellent all-round display to stun Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second Qualifier at Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Batting first, DC posted an impressive 189 on the back of Shikhar Dhawan’s 78 and crucial contributions from Marcus Stoinis (38 from 27 opening the innings) and Shimron Hetmyer 42 not out from 22 balls.
To begin with, let's understand why the cricketing world is so fascinated by all-rounders.
In layman terms, you have a wicket-keeper who bats a bit and you have five batsmen and five bowlers. In effect, you have six people who can bat and five people who can bowl as their primary skill, out of the 11 players in the team. Now, if a couple of the batsmen can bowl a bit and a couple of bowlers can bat a bit, it gives immense balance to the side as the captain then has more options at his disposal.