Marcus Stoinis, who reportedly received an injury during Delhi Capitals’ match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, has caused Australia some concern ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup. The medium pacer went off the field after bowling a single delivery in his second over, having pulled out in his delivery stride. Stoinis appears to have suffered a leg/calf injury, putting him in jeopardy with less than a month till the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Patrick Farhart, the Capitals’ physio, checked on him before Stoinis opted to leave. The seriousness of Stoinis’ injury is unknown at this stage, so the Aussies and DC will be crossing their fingers. Ravi Ashwin bowled the final five balls of the ninth over, giving up 13 runs after Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey both smashed fours.

On the field, Steve Smith took over for Stoinis. Stoinis was not given the opportunity to bat as Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, and skipper Rishabh Pant led the Capitals to an eight-wicket victory with 13 balls to spare. The T20 World Cup begins in a month, and Stoinis is anticipated to play a vital role in Australia’s effort to win the trophy for the first time.

His hamstring problem is believed to be slight, and the allrounder will have scans within the next 24 hours. Stoinis’ ability to bat in the bottom order, a position the Aussies have struggled to fill, makes him a particularly important component of Australia’s T20 preparations.

“My next phase, in my opinion, over the next three years, I want to be not only the best finisher in Australia, but the best finisher in the world,” Stoinis stated.