Australia series will be played in good spirit: Smith

Board President’s XI players celebrate a fall of a wicket against Australia | IANS

In reply, young left-arm spinner Ashton Agar returned with figures of 4 for 44 as Australia bowled out BP XI for 244 in 48.2 overs.

"Obviously I'm ready to go and I've been wanting to play but for one reason or another, selection doesn't go your way".

"There's a lot of people in the same position who haven't been selected for a while and in every series there are people who are hard done by". Stoinis, who walked in with his side in some trouble at 158 for 4 in the 29th over, looked in good touch from the word go. We have got to play them well throughout the series.

The Steve Smith-led side arrived in Chennai from Bangladesh and would be playing their first warm-up match against the Board's President's XI at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.

Speaking about the same, the 27-year-old said that it has been tough for him. Stoinis was in punishing form and hammered two consecutive sixes in an over from Karnewar and took a liking to Gurkeerat Mann's bowling.

"They said the pace had dropped down a little bit maybe". "I worked with Sriram during my first season in the Indian Premier League with Delhi Daredevils in 2015".

"He took his time and after that, everybody knows his flow is very fluent and I think he batted amazingly well".

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council have confirmed the limited-overs tour of India will not be affected by the new rules which come into force later this month. Stoinis appeared to be at ease on Tuesday while defending. That stupendous performance notwithstanding, Stoinis could only manage to play one more ODI before making way for others.

Although he did allow himself a brief moment of speculation that after another year on the fringes, his worldwide career is about to re-launch.

After scoring a quick 76 in Australia's successful game against Indian Board President's XI, Marcus Stoinis is hoping for a place in the XI for the ODIs against India despite possible competition from James Faulkner.

"I didn't get too much feedback (from selectors), to be honest".

Apart from him and Head, David Warner and captain Steve Smith scored half-centuries as well. (Yuzvendra) Chahal is there in the squad and Kuldeep Yadav who is a good bowler.

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