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’m sure it’s a good headache to have,” he said. “He (Faulkner) absolutely dominated in 2013 here, I remember watching it from home. But we’re also pretty different allrounders. He’s probably more on the bowling side, I’m more on the batting side. He’s a left-armer and adds a different aspect to the team’s bowling. I’m no selector, but maybe there’s room for both. We’ll see.”

Stoinis predicted a high-scoring series and said his experience at IPL would be of use in the series.

“I think being exposed to conditions obviously helps. I’ve been to three IPLs and for an ‘A’ tour, we’ve got an Indian coach – S Sriram (spin consultant) – and we’re working closely with him.

“India are in form. They’re batting really well. We need heavy runs – 350, yes.”

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