August 16, 1989
Handy with the bat, handy with the ball - Marcus Stoinis made his first appearance at the age of 19 for his home state Western Australia. He, then, moved to Victoria due to very limited opportunities and didn't waste much time in showing his calibre. In 2013-14, Marcus scored an impressive 170 against Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match and from thereon his career graph went up.
A successful 2014-15 season with Victoria where he ended as the leading run-getter for them saw him getting selected in the national squad for the limited-overs series against England in 2015. Some indifferent form meant that Stoinis failed to secure his place. Although he kept trying and then a knock of substance finally came in 2017. He made a breathtaking 146* off 117 balls and nearly snatched an impossible win against New Zealand. Post that innings, Stoinis became a regular in the main team and provided a good balance to the Australian side.
Marcus Stoinis was a part of Perth Scorchers in his first season of BBL and then moved to Melbourne Stars in the following season. In the Indian T20 League, he started his career with the Delhi franchise in 2015 and then represented Punjab for three editions. In 2019, Marcus was swapped with Mandeep Singh and became the member of Bangalore.
Given his utility with both the bat and the ball, Stoinis continued to impress everyone with his skills. The ability to hit long shots and bowl at the death made him one the most desired players for Australia and the all-rounder was a key member of the 2019 World Cup. In the 2020 season of the Indian T20 League, Marcus was once again bought by Delhi and had a successful season with them before moving to Lucknow in the following season.