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Injured all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was ruled out of Australia’s final against New Zealand on Saturday, while David Warner was released from the squad to rest. Stoinis only kept the bat for six balls and threw just three overs in Thursday’s second ODI in Cairns, which Australia won by 113 runs. With the three-game streak coming to an end and Sunday’s final game being a dead rubber, he will go for treatment with a light side load.
“Stoinis will undergo rehabilitation treatment in Perth leading up to the India tour,” said Cricket Australia in a three-match T20 series later this month.
Pace bowler Nathan Ellis, who has played three ODIs, was drafted as a replacement.
Opener Warner was given time off “given a heavy workload over the next 12 months and the series being secured”.
Sunday’s game in Cairns will be the last ODI for captain Aaron Finch, who announced his retirement from the 50-over format earlier Saturday.
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