Sporting News – Australian fans begged for Test selectors to hand Marcus Stoinis a Baggy Green after he inspired an emphatic victory to level the ODI series against South Africa, but cricketing great Ian Chappell has questioned whether that form can translate into the longer format.

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  • Australian fans begged for Test selectors to hand Marcus Stoinis a Baggy Green after he inspired an emphatic victory to level the ODI series against South Africa, but cricketing great Ian Chappell has questioned whether that form can translate into the longer format.
  • A serious white-ball threat, Stoinis managed to keep Australian vice-captain Mitch Marsh out of the one-day side, but whether he can pull off the same achievement in the Test side remains to be unseen.
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  • Waiting in the ranks is Stoinis, who boasts a greater first class average of 43.56 to Marsh’s 32.50, however Chappell still needs to see more from the ODI specialist before he is sold on him.
  • Stoinis is spoiling his chance of playing ­Test cricket for Australia as he heads to Brisbane on Wednesday night for the first of four T20Is while his ODI teammates return to Sheffield Shield.


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