"I didn't get too much feedback (from selectors), to be honest".
Stoinis top scored with 76 while Head and Smith chipped in with 65 and 55 respectively. Australia, who batted first, piled up 347-7 n their quota of 50 overs and then restricted the hosts to 244 in 48.2 overs. He was also part of the A-tour two years back and has been working closely with the current Australian batting consultant S. Sriram.
"I think when you are exposed to conditions, it obviously helps", Stoinis said.
The lanky pacer further asserted that it has always been a good cricketing rivalry between both the nations and the fans would definitely see some good, tough cricket. That helps. Sriram and I got along very well at Delhi Daredevils in my first IPL. "It was mostly defence in subcontinent and trying to trust that before you go on attack".
While Stoinis and his team had a good outing, it was also a bit of a reality check for the Board President's side, and coach Hemang Badani felt that players have enough to learn from Tuesday's match. "We are different allrounders".
Head's knock came at nearly run-a-ball while Stoinis was the aggressor among the two as the visitors were nearing the 300-run mark. "Batting second tends to become hard".
All fit members of Australia's squad are expected to play some role against President's XI as the match is not an official List "A" fixture meaning each team can field more than 11 players.
In reply, BPXI started off in a disappointing manner after thye lost Rahul Tripathi early in the chase but Shreevats Goswami and Mayank Agarwal stitched a partnership of 79 runs before Agarwal was sent back by Adam Zampa for 42. But 89 for 1 became 156 for 8 with little resistance coming from the middle order.
"I think you're going to have to score a lot of runs in this series".
Ambidextrous Akshay Karnewar came into the limelight in the recent practice game against Australia. "Just understanding the conditions and the lengths one has to bowl", he said. "Quite a few boys made good runs, and in terms of spinners, Ashton Agar bowled beautifully", said Stoinis, who blasted 76 runs before tormenting the Board President's XI batsmen with figures of 4-0-13-1.