Stoinis will miss the final game in the Chappell-Hadlee series with a low-level side stride. He will return to Perth to try and recover in time for the brief T20I tour of India, with the contingent departing late next week, but side strains can be problematic to overcome in a short time frame.
Marnus Labuschagne could be an option to go in alongside Finch. Josh Inglis, who replaced Marsh, is the spare batter in the squad, while Cameron Green may be available again after missing the second match following the cramps he suffered in the first game.
In the second ODI on Thursday, Stoinis removed James Neesham but was then off the field when the victory was secured.
While much of the focus has been on Finch’s form struggles, Stoinis’ returns have also been underwhelming. Since the start of the 2019 World Cup, he has made 308 runs in 19 ODI innings at 17.11.
Both Stoinis and Marsh were key parts of Australia’s T20 World Cup success last year. Marsh cemented himself as the team’s No. 3 – despite missing the defeat against England – and Stoinis became a middle-order finisher alongside Matthew Wade. The pair also provides handy pace-bowling options. However, heading into this year’s tournament, there is the question of how Australia can fit Tim David into their side.