Melbourne Stars name Tom O'Donnell as the injury replacement for Marcus Stoinis

image-lcu9rkwtMarcus Stoinis in action [Source: Twitter]

In a significant development, Melbourne Stars have named Tom O'Donnell as the injury replacement for Marcus Stoinis. 

Notably, Stoinis hasn't recovered from a hamstring strain, has been ruled out of the Stars' upcoming clash against Melbourne Renegades on Saturday. 

Tom, son of former Australian all-rounder Simon O'Donnell, was previously contracted with the Renegades on a rookie deal. The left-arm seam bowling all-rounder has scored 38 runs and scalped nine wickets in seven List-A appearances. 

Meanwhile, Stoinis' further participation in the BBL 12 is in jeopardy, as the swashbuckling all-rounder is yet to recover from the low-grade hamstring strain he sustained against the Sydney Sixers earlier this month. 

The Stars have had a disastrous BBL campaign this season, placed seventh, winning only three of their ten encounters. They will face the fifth-placed Renegades in the Docklands stadium on Saturday. 

Melbourne Stars updated squad

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)

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