Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis left Justin Langer no choice
Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis left Justin Langer no choice

Star explains Aussie dressing room bromance

MARCUS Stoinis is a man who will fight for Adam Zampa's honour.

The Aussie all-rounder on Wednesday doubled down on his viral canoodling with Zampa by suggesting there is plenty more bromance coming the way of Aussie cricket fans.

Stoinis and Zampa decided to have a laugh together during Australia's series-opening win against Pakistan in Sharjah after the camera was repeatedly targeting the two Aussies, who were sitting at the front of the dressing room balcony.

With the cameras focused on the pair, Zampa and Stoinis appeared to get very touchy-feely as Zampa ran his hands through Stoinis' hair and the all-rounder responded by affectionately leaning into his teammate sitting next to him.

They barely broke a smile until Zampa eventually let out a giggle.

Stoinis was asked to explain the moment during his press conference on Wednesday - and he kept the laughs coming.

"Lucky the cameras weren't on later because..." he trailed off in his sentence as a cheeky grin spread across his face.

"We're good mates. That sort of stuff gets you through long tours and that sort of thing. A bit of banter, a bit of a laugh. You can't take yourself too seriously. We've got a good bond in the team and there's a good group."

Clearly something is going right in the Aussie dressing room - they've now won five straight one-day internationals heading into this year's World Cup in England.

It was all fun and games at the time until the vision was shown on the big screen inside the stadium where cameras then captured coach Justin Langer's reaction to the tomfoolery.

Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis left Justin Langer no choice.
Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis left Justin Langer no choice.

He was not impressed, shaking his head before turning around to look at the two class-clowns sitting nearby.

Eventually Langer saw the funny side - as did the Fox Cricket commentary team of Allan Border and Brendon Julian.

"Looking quite comfortable at the moment the Australian boys," Border said as Zampa and Stoinis were spotted canoodling together.

"They might not get down to Stoinis the way things are going at the moment."

Julian then cut in to say: "Wouldn't want to see too much more of that".

Meanwhile, Stoinis admits he is yet to fully recover from a broken thumb.

Stoinis suffered the injury during an innocuous fielding mishap in Ranchi earlier this month.

The West Australian played out of the rest of that match but was forced to miss the ensuing clash in Chandigarh after scans revealed a hairline fracture.

Stoinis returned for the series decider in Delhi and has since used a thumb guard to effectively manage the injury.

Australian cricketers can't get enough of Marcus Stoinis.
Australian cricketers can't get enough of Marcus Stoinis.

There is still some discomfort, but the 29-year-old expects that won't be the case next month, when he links up with Virat Kohli at Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"I'll be over it by then (the World Cup)," Stoinis said on the eve of Australia's third ODI against Pakistan.

"It should be completely healed within four weeks (of suffering the break) apparently. It's already been two weeks, so it's not too bad.

"I'm pretty happy it didn't keep me out for too long. It was uncomfortable for a good couple of days, it's just something I'm going to keep covered up while fielding.

"But it's pulled up pretty well. After each game it's been ok ... it's fine."

Stoinis has been shuffled up and down the order throughout his 30-ODI career. He batted at first drop during Australia's series opener against India, when Shaun Marsh was yet to return to the XI, but has since been stationed at No. 5 or No. 6.

"It (the batting order for the World Cup) is taking shape. Personally I think it's probably going to be middle order for me," Stoinis said.

"But then there's two big names (Steve Smith and David Warner) coming back into the team ... all the best to the selectors."

Stoinis is unlikely to enjoy any sort of break until the end of the Ashes. He is heading straight to India after the current series ends, will travel directly to Brisbane for a World Cup training camp then over to England for the World Cup.

"It is a long stint ... fortunately it's always easier when you're winning," Stoinis said.

- with AAP