The Men in Green announced Tom O’Donnell as the injury replacement for Stoinis. Tom O’Donnell is the son of former Australian all-rounder Simon O’Donnell.
“Tom O’Donnell comes into the side as an injury replacement player for Marcus Stoinis who is recovering from a hamstring strain,” Melbourne Stars said in a statement on Friday, January 13.
Tom O’Donnell was previously contracted with the Renegades on a rookie deal. The left-arm fast bowling all-rounder has scored 38 runs and scalped nine wickets in seven List-A fixtures.
Stoinis meanwhile joins star teammate Glenn Maxwell on the sidelines amid a struggling season for the Stars, who could manage only three wins from ten league stage matches.
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Adam Zampa (Captain), Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (ENG), Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe , Campbell Kellaway, Nick Larkin, Tom O’Connell, Tom O’Donnell, Tom Rogers, James Seymour, Beau Webster, Luke Wood (ENG)