Marcus Stoinis is an Australian all-rounder who plays limited overs cricket for the Australian national team and Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. He is known for his powerful batting, accurate bowling, and athletic fielding.
Marcus Stoinis was born on August 16, 1989, in Perth, Western Australia. He is the son of Greg Stoinis, a former Australian rules footballer who played for Claremont and Fremantle in the West Australian Football League.
Stoinis has two older brothers, Ben and James. Ben is a former professional cricketer who played for Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. James is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for Geelong in the Australian Football League.
Stoinis made his first-class debut for Western Australia in January 2009. He struggled to establish himself in the team, however, and moved to Victoria in 2012.
Stoinis flourished in Victoria, becoming a regular member of the team in all three formats of the game. He was the leading run-scorer for Victoria in the 2014/15 Sheffield Shield season, and was rewarded with a call-up to the Australian squad for the ODIs and T20Is against England.
Stoinis made his international debut in an ODI against England in August 2015. He made a promising start to his international career, scoring 56 runs and taking one wicket.
Stoinis has played 64 ODIs for Australia, scoring 1,400 runs at an average of 27.00 and taking 64 wickets at an average of 34.56.
He has scored two ODI centuries, both of which came in 2017. His highest ODI score is 146 not out, which he scored against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.
Stoinis has played 54 T20Is for Australia, scoring 846 runs at an average of 30.00 and taking 45 wickets at an average of 25.53.
He has scored one T20I century, which came against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2021. His highest T20I score is 100 not out.
Stoinis was a member of the Australian team that won the 2021 T20 World Cup. He played a key role in the team's success, scoring 111 runs and taking six wickets in the tournament.
Stoinis has played just one Test match for Australia, which came against Pakistan in Adelaide in 2019. He scored 14 runs and took one wicket in the match.
Stoinis has captained the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League on a number of occasions. He led the team to the title in the 2018/19 season.
Stoinis has been involved in a few controversies during his career. In 2016, he was suspended for two Big Bash League matches after making a homophobic slur to an opponent.
In 2019, he was fined by the Australian Cricket Board for making a gesture towards the crowd after being dismissed in an ODI match.
Stoinis is married to his wife, Jenna, and they have a daughter together.
Stoinis is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.