Texas Super Kings rope in Marcus Stoinis for MLC Season 2

One month after impressively scoring a hundred in the IPL, Marcus Stoinis will now join the Super Kings team, but this time representing their American version. The Australian all-rounder will be joining Aaron Hardie, Daryl Mitchell, South African T20 captain Aiden Markram, and Naveen Ul Haq at the Texas Super Kings for the second season of MLC.

Stoinis, who will be 35 in August, is included in Australia’s World Cup roster in the Caribbean but does not have an Australian central contract for the 2024 season. Nevertheless, he continues to be a dominant presence in the T20 circuit, having recently performed exceptionally well in the IPL. He accumulated nearly 400 runs in the middle-order over the course of 12 innings, with an impressive strike rate of 150.

Several prominent Australian T20 players, like as Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, and Travis Head, are expected to participate in the MLC this year. Stoinis possesses prior experience in the league, as he played for the San Francisco Unicorns last year. The league benefits from the presence of highly skilled Australian players, which is highly desirable for any successful T20 competition worldwide. Contrary to the usual cricketing world order, a mere four Australian players will participate in this year’s The Hundred competition. Conversely, the MLC will involve over 10 Australian cricket players who are at the forefront.

“The signing of Pat Cummins, a highly skilled player, demonstrates the high level of talent that the league is attracting. This highlights our global influence and the success of the league’s first season,” stated MLC CEO Vijay Srinivasan in a media release on Tuesday. The announcement of Cummins’ signing was first reported by Cricbuzz on Sunday.”

“It enhances the level of competition that fans will witness and participate in within their own country, demonstrating our dedication to attracting the highest caliber players from around the world to compete in America’s league.”

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