Former Australian opener, Matthew Hayden feels Marcus Stoinis is a better all-rounder compared to Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. Both Hardik and Stoinis are currently among the best seaming all-rounders in white-ball cricket.  

Hayden feels Stoinis’ approach is better than Hardik Pandya. “Marcus Stoinis is developing into a world-class all-rounder. He is unlucky not to be playing a little bit more Test cricket. He has quality in his play, although Hardik is also a fine player,” said Hayden.

He went on to add, “Stoinis has adopted a wider approach to his game which is winning matches for his country. Hardik Pandya also has the same responsibility, but I think right now Stoinis is a better player.”

Pandya has played 45 ODIs and averages 29.24 with the bat and has a strike-rate of 116.59. He has also taken 44 wickets. Stoinis averages 42.47 with the bat after having made 24 ODI appearances. The Aussie all-rounder has also scalped 22 wickets. Stoinis also won Australia’s ODI Player of the Year award in annual Australian cricket awards held in Melbourne. 

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