May 17, 2017 / 7:00 AM / 2 months ago

Australia's Stoinis cleared for Champions Trophy

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Cricket - India v Australia - Australia team practice session - Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium, Ranchi, India - 15/03/17 - Australia's Marcus Stoinis attends a practice session.Adnan Abidi

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for next month's Champions Trophy after recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered at the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month.

The 27-year-old Victorian's IPL stint was cut short when he injured his shoulder while training, forcing him to fly home and begin his rehab at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane.

"He bowled today and medical staff were happy with his progress," a Cricket Australia spokesperson told the CA website on Wednesday.

Twice-champion Australia play warm-up matches against Sri Lanka (May 26) and Pakistan (May 29) before beginning their Group A campaign against trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at Birmingham on June 2.

England and Bangladesh are the two other teams in the group.

Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by John O'Brien

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