Australian selectors were impressed by his knock of 146 at Eden Park in Auckland against New Zealand last month    Getty Images
Australian selectors were impressed by his knock of 146 at Eden Park in Auckland against New Zealand last month Getty Images

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who has been called into Australia‘s squad for the two remaining Tests in India as a replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh, has shrugged off the concerns over his batting form and declared that he is ready to make his Test debut. Though he failed to perform in the Sheffield Shield this season, Australian selectors were impressed by his knock of 146 at Eden Park in Auckland against New Zealand last month, a knock that included 11 sixes. Additionally, he was one of the consistent performers of the series. His performance earned him the praises of the New Zealand coach Mike Hesson as well, who compared him with the Superman . FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Ranchi

Stoinis, who will be joining the Australian Test squad shortly, has dismissed concerns over his batting form based on his performance in Sheffield Shield. He believes that a match innings cannot be an indication of his form.

Speaking to cricket.com.au, Stoinis said, “I feel fine, there’s no such thing as form really. I went in and made a hundred for Australia recently and hadn’t made many runs before that.”There are chances that Stoinis may be included in the playing XI for the next Test, instead of Glenn Maxwell or Usman Khawaja. Stoinis feels that his selection would depend on the selectors and in case he gets selected, it would be a very special opportunity for him to make a Test debut in India.

Stoinis said, “Every young cricketer dreams of making a Test debut but in a series like this, in India where it’s 1-1, and you’ve got really good chance to step up and show your stuff. Hopefully I can impact the game and help the team win.”

Stoinis has also earned the praises of coach Darren Lehmann in the past. Lehmann was impressed with his form especially composure and clean striking in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series against New Zealand.

Lehmann had stated, “We’ve seen it in one-day cricket, that he’s got the power. It was just the belief for him. Now he’s got that belief, the world’s his oyster, so it’s up to him to keep kicking goals and away he goes.”

Even Australian batsman Peter Handscomb had suggested Stoinis name for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan when the selectors were contemplating on the all-rounder to be included in the squad.

Handscomb had said, “Marcus is definitely ready, he’s been doing a lot of work behind the scenes in terms of getting himself right, getting his body right, but also mentally preparing his own game, ready for that next level.”

“He’s doing a great job and he has been doing an amazing job for Victoria now for the last couple of years.” he further added.