London: Australia allrounder Marcus Stoinis has been ruled out of the game against Pakistan on Wednesday in Taunton because of a side strain, and Mitchell Marsh is coming to the Cricket World Cup as cover.
Stoinis picked up the injury in the loss to India on Sunday at the Oval. He claimed two wickets, notably a brilliant caught and bowled against Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and earned Virat Kohli's, caught in the deep. In Australia's chase, he was out for a second-ball duck.
Stoinis hasn't been replaced permanently in Australia's 15-man squad.
Marsh was due to arrive in England at the end of the week as part of an Australia A tour of the counties, building up to the Ashes.