The rain, once more, is the forecast on June 12 (Wednesday) in Taunton - the venue of Pakistan-Australia match in the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019 and it is feared the match might be a washout unless the rain relents. Stoinis is set for a brief spell on the sidelines after picking up a side strain in the match against India last Sunday. But he was dismissed for a duck and Australia fell 36 runs short of India's total of 352 to lose the match.
Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh was set to travel to United Kingdom later this week anyway with the Australia A side for the 50-over matches against county opposition. ICC rules allow an injured player to be replaced, but they can not later rejoin the squad if they regain full fitness.
"He won't be available for tomorrow".
"We will go with the aggressive approach we showed against England". "It's still being assessed".
"He was in some discomfort, it wasn't ideal, but he still managed to bowl a couple of overs".
Marsh, an all-rounder from Perth, was part of Australia's World Cup-winning squad in 2015.
The extent of his injury is still unknown but CA have done well to fly Marsh in as an injury cover so that the all-rounder can get acclimatised to the conditions in case he will have to be drafted into the squad.
Before that, Pakistan had brought their campaign back on track with a surprise 14-run win against tournament favourites England, after a poor defeat at the hands of the West Indies.
Pakistan is playing an ODI for the first time at Taunton and it will also be the first time Sarfaraz will lead the side against the Australians in an ODI.